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."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wagisms of the Week

Spencer says the funniest things, I always seem to forget to write them down, but here are a few.

"Daddy, you look beautiful in your Wrestling clothes. . ."
"Clear the wrestling field, Daddy is almost home" He is talking about the family room floor, if you didn't guess.
"Mom can I have a Hearts-boiled Egg" The day after Easter
"We can't wrestle with girls cause they are precious and made of glass" I have been trying to teach Spencer that we can't be too rough with girls, So it made me feel good that he said this.

And I just really like this quote that I heard in RS
"Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances." — Abraham Lincoln

Easter and Baby Shower

With the help of my mom and sisters we made a delicious easter dinner with Ham, 5-Cup Salad, Deviled Eggs, Rolls, and Mashed Potatoes. It was lovely.
This is what the Easter Bunny put in Devin's Easter Basket. The Easter Bunny fell completely in love with this picture at the store and then when he discovered it on sale well he just thought it would be perfect! How did he know Naomi had been looking for a beautiful picture of the Salt Lake City Temple for about 2 years now. We love it.
Discovering our Easter Basket Spencer got some Cars
All our Eggs, there were 72 all hidden in our Family Room (36 real Eggs and 36 fake eggs)
Marianne trying to figure out the shell on the real Egg
She was much happier with the candy filled ones
I love her pensive look

Spencer was very happy to discover the candy filled eggs as well. He through the Jelly Beans into the air yelling Happy Easter!

We dyed Easter Eggs with Silk Ties (below) regular dye and crayons, Above is the egg that

Asa made with crayons, this was his first time dying Easter Eggs ever, and what an artist!

So fun to have Sharon here and Katie
The whole group
Saturday Morning we had Darlene's Hawaiian Baby Shower. Marianne was decked out in this Tongan outfit made by Darlene's Mother-in Law
The Happy Parents
The Food to dye for, we had Rice, Chicken Kabobs, lots of fruit, Root beer (Darlene's Favorite) Chocolate Macadamia Nuts, Pineapple truffle's, and homemade Ice Cream Smoothies.
Marianne is 14 months and just yesterday took her first baby step, she did it while Devin was their so that is nice. But I havn't been able to trick her into doing it again. Oh well she'll get their when she is ready. In the background of these pictures is the Quilt Darlene is making for her baby, she did a great job on it.

Here is Marianne with her Great Grandpa Smith, he is so great with all the babies.
Marianne loves Babies, she can say about a few words these days, mama, Dad-ee, All Done, Walk (Wa, wa), Doghee, and now Baby,

She loves walking with the train.
Cute girl Cousins.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Graduated!!!

Devin Graduated from BYU Law School this weekend. We are SOOOO excited! Thursday was the commencement in the Marriot School with 6,000 gradates. Friday was the Law School Graduation.

We had lots of family in town for it including Devin's parents, My mom and Katie, Darlene and Asa, Cheryl and Grandpa came up from Bakersfield, and Devin's Grandparents the Sizemore's, Wagstaffs, and Aunt Lisa, Uncle Derek, Cole, and Whitley and Ryan came down from SLC. Thank you all for coming we loved having you with us on this special day!

Our Family right after Law School.
Devin with Dan Mattews, a friend from the Mission!
A Kiss to the Graduate!
In front of the Y and Law School
With Galen Fletcher Devin's reference Desk Boss
With Jana
With Annemarie Birk
Devin and Adam best friends in Law School. Adam graduated last year!
Us with the Birks, it has been some great times, so glad we have had you guys to share it with!
The Smith Side, including Grandpa Smith, Aunt Cheryl, and Mom and Katie
With Wagstaff's and Carolyn, thanks for coming down!
With Mom and Dad Wagstaff proud Parents!

Law School Graduation! Devin was in the choir and I think that is him walking across the stage.
Thursday night we went up to an amazing Restaurant called Log Haven up Mill Creek Canyon in SLC. It was delicious! Thanks so much what a special night. Chad and Amanda got to dine with us along with Denny, Alyce and Chase.
After the Marriott School Graduation!
With Grandpa, Marianne has the cutest scrunched up nose!
Denny and Alyce, and Chase came down to be with us, great to have you guys!
I'm so proud of you sweetheart
A little cold outside but not bad!

The kids did great waiting through the graduation!
Richard G. Scott Spoke! That was really awesome, he told a really funny story. He said that if you always want to wake up with a smile, just before you go to bed . . . (this is a secret so he whispered ). . . stick a coat hanger in your mouth! The whole Marriott center laughed.
Just before Graduation
Devin just arrived after taking his very last final! Sooo glad it is over
Watching a movie with Nana
Marianne and Spencer both dog piling on Daddy!
Wrestling with daddy our favorite activity.
Spencer is getting into swords lately, we tried to make a makeshift belt for a "sword"
Devin So excited about Graduating he is standing on his head!