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, September 28, 2010

Labor Day and Spider Man

Spider Man joined our family.


Labor Day weekend one of my best friends Heidi and her husband Danny came down and we had a nice bar-b-que in the park.






The Whole group. I love the plate on Darlene's Head

Marianne enjoying the evening

The MEN cooking the Food

Playing on the Slide

Back to Provo

Naomi made a mother daughter matching outfits complete with cute detail Yo-Yo's on Marianne's headband, shirt and both skirts.






I'm so in love with this little girl, so cute.

Marianne with Aunt Darlene

Playing on the swings in the park with Daddy.


Devin's Mission Companion Kevin Abbot and his wife Rachel came over. There son Benjamin was born the same day as Marianne


Cute Girl

We are really enjoying being back in our cute house. Spencer got a toddler bed, which has been great. He hasn't fallen out of it once, he does climb out of it and nap time has been a little bit of a struggle, but overall it been great.

Monday, September 27, 2010

August at the Park

Spending an evening in the park in Sacramento in August just before we came back to Provo.
















Thursday, September 23, 2010

Recent Portraits




We went to Picture Me yesterday to get an updated picture of Marianne and I had to get a new one of Spencer while I was at it. I think they turned out really cute.












Marianne Whipped Cream Delight

videoThis video may be the cutest thing ever. We didn't really mean to give her whipped cream, but she got the spoon and she was just too cute to say no to. Enjoy.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lake McClure with the Wagstaffs

After Idaho we got back in the car and drove back to Sacramento to spend a week with Devin's Family. Devin and Grandpa went golfing, Spencer joined them for the last few holes.
Driving the cart
Macie and Eli making cookies with Nana
Showing off her yummy face.
Happy and full.


Next Denny and Alyce invited us to there House boat at Lake McClure we had a great time. We stayed there for three days.

Devin took Spencer Surfing this summer for the first time. This is waking surfing

Here they are practicing
Getting Ready
Waiting for the boat to pull them up.
And they are up! First Time
Good Job Boys!!!

Here is Marianne hanging out with Alyce, she is happy because she sneaked out of her life jacket.
Swimming off of the back of the boats
Denny driving the boat
Devin's cute cousin Drew holding up the new surf board painted by Drew's Brother in law Tim. Drew is just got his mission call to New Mexico. Yea Drew
My cute kids getting ready for bed.
Marianne not enjoying her life jacket but being a good girl about it anyway.
Showing off her cute swim suit
Hi from Naomi


Waking up from her nap on the boat
Hi from Spencer