Happy to be a Mom!

I love this thought from President David O. McKay

"She, who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions -- deserves the admiration and the plaudits of man. But she who rears a family of beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, long after paintings have faded, and books have been destroyed she deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God. In her high duty and service to humanity, she is co-partner with the Creator himself."


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

No More Monkey's Jumping on the Bed



Spencer's favorite game is to jump on the bed. Lately he has gotten really creative and piles the pillow's up thee high and then takes a running jump and falls on the pillows.
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Village Formal

Last Saturday the Village (aparment complex where we live, hosted a formal dance. We had a stretch Limo-hummer to bus us up to campus, they had dance instruction for the first hour, lots of yummy food and great company. We had a blast.

We even had our friend Amanda come and babysit for us so we could go out past 8:00 at night, we have not done that for a very long night, all in all it was wonderful.


These picts are out of order but you can get it. Devin won the Limbo contest in a 3-way tie!
This is a picture of Me with Elise and Donnarae we moved out here together for the 1 year MBA's and all are pregnant and due with in a few weeks of each otherEnjoying the free sprite and wine glasses in the Limo
With friends at the danceLimos
In front of the Gold Dome

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Surprise Baby Shower!

My cute friends threw me a surprise baby shower yesterday. I thought I was on my way to a "jewlery" party (something like a tupperware party?) and instead I got a wonderful baby shower with lots of our wonderful friends. They went all out with flowers, streamers, balloons, and wonderful foods and desserts. And of course lots of PINK PINK PINK!
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They bought us this beautiful bassinet, which we desparetly needed, it fits great into our small space here.
Laura and Donnarae thanks for coming!!
The very animated Cristina, who is an amazing party planner, you can see the wonderful food and goodies in the back including one fudge filled chocolate cake and one strawberry cream filled vanilla cake make by of course Elise who is an amazing cook!
More friends, thanks so much to everyone who came and even those who wern't able to for thinking about us. We are so blessed to have such great friends this year. What a nice surprise!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rest of Christmas

The best part about Christmas is seeing family. My Sister Darlene and her husband just grandated from BYU Hawaii and were home. We hadn't seen thm in a year and were so excited to have them closer!!! Spencer loved his aunt Darlene
And his Special Uncle Peter!
Playing with Grandma! So fun to play with so many people who love you.
For Fun we went up Sun Valley for the day. We walked around and made fun of the way too expensive items you could buy, like a $26,600 snowflake braclet or watch we couldn't quite tell.

Our Tongan brother's Manase and Asa chilling in Sun Valley
We went and saw a CSI basket ball game together, it was fun to go as a family. Manase my sister's brother in law is going to be living with my parents this year and goiong to CSI so we all thought we would go and cheer on there team!
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Dancing with Gma
Another favorite activity was to take all of Grandmas big fluffy pillows pile them onto the floor and then the kids would jump on them.


My dad found these great boxes and turned them into a fort which was another hit with the kids the especially loved having grandma crwl in and out.



We had lots of snow up in Idaho and my brothers built the traditional slope down the stairs of the deck to make the greatest sledding hill that is litterally out the back porch.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas Update

Here is our Christmas Update:
We had an awesome Christmas, we loved seeing all of our family and friends. Spencer and I left Dec 10 for Sacramento that same day Devin left for Uganda Africa. Spencer and I got to hang out with Nana and Grandpa for a few days and then went to Fresno CA for 5 days to see my Aunt and Unlce and Cousins. On the 20th Devin came into Sacramento and then his 2 brothers and there families came and all the Christmas festivities really began!

Here is Devin's family
Jerrin and Jess
Chad and Amanda the semi-newly weds

Nana and Grandpa

THis is a little out of order but oh well, Here we are Christmas Morning, Spencer recived a Thomas the Train pop up tent from Santa which he was thrilled about. However he was also thrilled about his cousin Macie's Kitchen she got from Santa as well. So glad she was willing to share.



Santa had the train all ready for Spencer when he came down stairs, he was so excited when he saw it.

Here we are Christmas morning, waiting for everyone to wake up so we can see our Santa presents.

Here is the whole group Christmas Eve, in our Christmas jammies that Nana got us.


Here are all the girls, and for those of you who want to see a great pregnant shot of me at 30 weeks!


We had the three kids do the nativity for us, it was darling, it lasted like 2 minutes but was very cute, Macie was Mary, Eli was Joseph and Spencer was a shepherd (yup that is him in the background, his 2 minutes were already up)


The group on Christmas eve.


Here is Spencer playing his part well


We got to hang out with Grandma Zoom, we are so glad she came. She is one great Card Shark


Working with Jess on Eli's new blankets that we quilted over the holidays!