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, December 29, 2011

Christmas Lights on the Double Decker!

Friends in the Ward rented a double decker bus and then we all signed up and paid for the seats, it was awesome. The bus took us all around Singpaore to see the Christmas lights, which was awesome. The lights on Orchard- the main downtown area were themed Christmas Blooms"

This year, “Christmas Blooms in Singapore” magically transforms Orchard Road into a garden of scintillating lights. Streets of flowers glow in blue and hold visitors spellbound, immersing them in a wonderland of sheer beauty.

Composed of five little hearts bound together by a star, each flower expresses the loving spirit of the season. Together, the thousands of flowers across the precinct infuse magic into Singapore’s Yuletide celebrations.

Marina Bay

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas was wonderful with these two kiddos, Marianne woke up super early and then we played and finally woke up Spencer and boy was he excited. Marianne was thrilled and kept saying "Santa Claus Presents" for the next three days after- she thought was a good gig.

Marianne got some fisherprice animals or "Aminals' for Christmas and she was in Heaven and carries them with her everywhere.

Just after Santa arrived, most of those came in a suitcase that Kandon Petersen brought to us, thanks Kanden, from our family.

Special Stockings

Christmas eve iwth the missionaries and ward

Christmas Eve with the missionaries

Family Christmas picture. We had a great time with the ward caroling and eating dessert

Christmas Eve decor

Making Cookies for Santa

This is the nativity that we ordered from the Cinnamon Man, it is beautiful and our name is carved into the back. It is made out of Cinnamon bark that is ground into powder and made into a clay.

Here is a video of spencer screeming the 12 days of christmas at the ward christmas caroling

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas 4 days away

“Wake up every morning with the thought that something Wonderful is about to happen” . . . I saw this quote on Pinterest and love it.

We have been to a few Christmas parties with our friends and have had a great time. The kids have done little gift exchanges and Christmas crafts. It helps to make it feel like Christmas

Our little friend Anna gave this purse and hat to Marianne, she is loving it, she walks around saying "At, Aat, pretty" and then smiles big so you will say yes you look pretty in your hat, or bow, or dress or whatever she is wearing, it is fun watching her become a little girl.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Early Anniversary

Marina Bay Sands is the largest and most beautiful 5 star hotel in Singapore and Lucky for us we have some friends in the ward who not only hooked us up for a night with the friends and family rate but came over and watched our kids as well! Talk about nice friends.
These pictures are posted backwards starting with Saturday night and working to Friday- sorry

The afternoon we spent at Christmas Shopping and then dinner with some friends, and then we went and saw Wicked Saturday Night! Wow what a show, this was the second time I saw it and it was just as amazing!
And don't forget Breakfast in Bed- definitly a must- and Late checkout - a must for one night.

We had Swans and Rose petals on the bed and for a romantic like me this was the Ultimate - I about cried

Dinner Pool Side

Cute Toes
Beautiful Sunset
We got to go up to the Infinity pool that is on the Yacht at the top of the three buildings, it looks like the water is falling off the building and only guests can swim in it, so cool.

And then the room was amazing, huge! And a front sitting room. What a lovely evening of swimming, dinner, buy the pool and great quality time together :)
So dark, but it looked amazing, trust me!
Nice Bathroom

Honeymoon package!
What an amazing Anniversary Weekend. Thank you to all of our babysitters and to the Larsons for the Room!

Haw Par Villa

A whole mountain with loads of sculptures of Chinese cultural stories and things. They are all painted nice bright colors. Some of it is kind of weird abut the kids enjoyed climbing all over it and it was fun to visit.