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, October 28, 2010

Halloween at the Law School

It has turned fall, we have our costumes ready. Today we went to the Law Schol for the Law School Halloween Party. They have a huge turn out every year. All of the law students bring their families dress up, have a costume parade and then trick or treat in the students Carrolls.
Spencer and Daddy were matching Bats Marianne is a Notre Dame Cheerleader
Evie is a Pumpkin. I called Evie a Pumpkin Poo, and in the car on the way to the Law School Evie was fussing and Spencer yells out from the back seat. Mama, Pumpkin Poo is crying.
Walking in their costumes across the stage for the parade
This is our view outside our front door, gorgeous
Marianne is taking a bath in the sink to help with her Diaper Rash
Look at this cute chubby face, I had just finished her pom pom hair bows for her halloween costume. These are sooo easy to make, you wrap ribbon around a dowle and then bake it at 275 for 25 min. Thats it.

Here is a video of Spencer and Marianne Trick or Treating in the Carrolls


My Darling friend Michelle and Freshmen year roommate went on a company paid for cruise (so great) with her husband and left her three oldest kids Kimberly (4), Asher (3) and Oliver (2) with Grandma who lives in American Fork. She left Evie (2 months) with Me. So we are having a blast with this little Pumpkin Poo, she has red hair and is as cute as a button. Marianne is enchanted with her. Its like a doll that moves

Boise Cousins and Missions

Two weeks ago we drove up to Boise for a joint Homecoming and Farewell of Devin's Cousins.
With Chase who just returned from Fort Worth Peter's Mission, These two brothers were home for a month together. I love Brittany's face in the back ground.
With Drew who is leaving for New Mexico Indian Territory.
Threese's girls hera and zerian trying to turn Spencer's head for the picture
It was fun seeing Nana and Grandpa
With cousins Brittany and Jocelyn
Looking cool with Grandpa, wait are those glasses upside down.
Favorite part of the weekend a trampoline

We rode up with Grandma Carolyn (in the background) she let us drive her car and even paid for the gas. It was a great trip thanks Grandma

Pumpkin Patch

In Mid- October we went to a Pumpkin Patch, it was great, it had a corn maze and lots of activities for kids including bounce houses, playground, and large houses made of different things like Straw (it was decorated with the three little pigs). Spencer picked out a pumpkin and we carved it for FHE. We had the Abbotts and Aunt Darlene over for FHE so we could join in the festivities together.

Marianne, Spencer and Naomi
Picking out our own pumpkin

Cute Picts with Grandma

We got already for church and I loved these cute pictures with Grandma and Aunt Cheryl.

Homecoming Football Game

We went with all the Smith's to the Homecoming Football game. It was a blast. My Aunt Cheryl was in town and she came along with some of our cousins from SLC. Yea BYU Won!

Cute Marianne with Aunt Cheryl, wearing this Cute Bow that Cheryl made her!

Enjoying the games with family


Devin and Spencer woke up extra early to go on a Hot Air Balloon. It was awesome. They also rode in the homecoming float with the law school. Grandpa Smith got to go with them.

Spencer with the Law Float
He was excited about all the Tootsie Rolls
In the air with Daddy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Week in Idaho

Since my family was coming to Utah two weeks in a row I decided to take the opportunity to go up for the in between week to Idaho. Me and the kids had a blast. Devin was stuck at home doing a paper.
Making Cookies with Grandma
Jumping onto a pillow pool

One of my dearest friends from high school Lisa has moved back to Twin. Her and her daughter Abby came to visit. Abby was delivered at 28 weeks along due to preclampsia and is doing great. On target for just about everything and a super smiley baby! So fun to see you guys.
We carved this great pumpkin
having fun in the Grandma's bath tub.