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."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Phillipines

Well we made it! We survived the 12 hour first flight pretty well, Marianne was an angel and spencer wasn't too bad. The following 2 hour flight was much harder because we were all exhausted. Devin's Mission companion Elder Tabien picked us up with his parents who came on the same flight as us and brought us to Cypress Towers our new home. Our apartment is great it is a little smaller then the our apartment in Indianna but not to bad, it has 2 bedrooms front room that is connected to the kitchen and bathroom. And best of all two air conditioners which we desperetly need! It is sooo hot,

Master bedroom (sorry out of order

Taiwan, our first layover

The cute kids. and the next big news Marianne officially rolled over today twice. 14 weeks old! From Back to stomach good job marianne!

Elder tabien, why he is wearing long sleaves and shoes and socks I will never know

Spencer's bedroom

The one closed

Front room, taken from Bedroom Door

View from our bedroom balcony, pretty poor all around us

Front room taken from kitchen

Cool Birthday Presents

Chad and Amanda found this awesome horse and brought it all the way down from Salt Lake to for Spencer, he loved it, his mouth just dropped when he saw it! Thanks so much

Marianne's Blessing

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to Marianne's blessing last Saturday. We held it at the stadium chapel in Provo on 4pm on Saturday and then had a wonderful dinner provided by our families afterwards. It was wonderful. Devin gave Marianne a special blessing blessing her with virture, a happy dispositionand a content spirit. We already see these things in her. Grandma Hensen, Grandma Zoom, Nana, Devin, and Marianne, 5 Generations

Everyone that helped bless Marianne, we are so happy to have such wonderful friends and family

Devin welcoming everyone

Naomi and her mom creating the masterpiece dress the days before, it was beautiful made out of th esame fabric as naomi's wedding dress material, naomi, mom, katie and darlene spent hours sewing pearls all over it, it turned out gorgeous.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Temple Visit

We hadn't gone to the temple in a while since Marianne was born, so we thought we would give it one last effort. We also thought since we were already in Chicago we would set up an appointment to have Devin meet with a lawyer from Baker Mckensie just to chat. Well it wasn't quite as relaxing as we thought it would be, we got lost and it took us over 3 hours to get there leaving just enough time for just Devin to run in and do 30 minutes of temple work before we had to leave to get to his appointment - then the lady we were supposed to meet with ended up not being there due to a surprise funeral. So we get an A for effort but thats about it. But here some pictures of the kids at the temple. Here is the dandilion that spencer brought for marianne

Here is the dandilion that spencer tried to feed marianne

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Counting to Ten-Almost

Spencer has been practicing counting and we can now count to 10, well almost! But good enough good job Spencer