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."

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Idaho Luau Prepping

Getting Ready for the Luau, yes those are real pigs on a spit, we had three little ones (pictured) and the two big ones are in the Umu (underground oven)
All the grandkids in their Hawaiian outfits with Grandma and Grandpa

Spencer and Mckay hanging out
Marianne with Aunt Erin showing off her Hawaiian outfit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Idaho and Smith Family

My cousins Becca and her three kids and Sharon came up to visit

Cambria, Brynn, and Spencer playing in the pool

Marianne and her aunt Katie-Anne

Cousins hanging out together

the kids in the kitchen sink

Hanging out with Katie and her friend Joseph so fun to watch my cute little sister grow up.

Spencer is helping Grandpa mow the lawn

Beautiful Lunch that Katie and I put together for my friend Megan

My mom's kitchen and us having a little luncheon

My friends Heidi and Danny, and Lisa and Brian coming over for dinner. And also here is my mom's new Kitchen, so pretty!

Bye to the Philippines

Here we are, all the bags, strollers, carseats, and people. By the time we got to SFO we had gone through 11 points of security and were thrilled to be home.

Elder Jacobs came over to see Devin just before we left.

My darling friend Cora came over and helped me clean my house. Thanks so much

Unis and Lea also helping clean and get ready.
What we will miss: Amazing customer service, our dear friends especially the Cadizal family, friendly people, beautiful land, Mangos, Pineapple
What we are looking forward to: Hot Showers, Milk, Cheese,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Traveling . . . Still

We got home a few weeks ago and since then have been Road Warriors. We got to Sacramento July 25 and spent about 10 hours at Devin's Parents house to recoup and then drove 9 hours to Idaho and spent a week and a half with my family, then drove 9 hours back to Devin's parents house and are here now. We are headed back to Utah (another 10 hourse) Next Monday or Tuesday. We are looking forward to being back to our cute little house which will feel like a mansion to us. It is the same house that we lived in last time in Provo for those who are wondering.

Small Updates:

Marianne is about a week away from sitting up and cut her first tooth yesterday! She is Just about 6 months old! Thank goodness for Ibuprophen. She is darling and sweet and has the biggest smiles.

Spencer is running everywhere he goes and is adorable. He copies everything we say and uses it in his own way. This past week he told Devin to "keep your hands to yourself", and told Grandpa "No Teasing me Grandpa", and instead of saying "No" to a question he responds "Not Today". We love this little guy and all his energy.

Pictures will come Soon!