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."


Monday, May 30, 2011

She Walks!

Well she is finally doing it, 15 1/2 months. So it is still a bit of a Wobbly World but she is walking around the room, and prefers it over crawling! Watch out world

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Katie's Graduation


My Littliest Sister Katie-Anne Graduated High School Valedictorian last week from Kimberly High School. We were so glad we got to go!Marianne with Grandma
Spencer and the graduate
My sister and me!
Walking down the stage
Drew and Manase got to come and celebrate with us!
Katie getting ready to give for her Validictoran address

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

9 Year Roommate Reunion


I had the most amazing weekend with 6 of my freshmen year roommates. We moved into Caroll Hall 9 years ago as total strangers, and came out as best friends. We have kept in touch the last 9 years and have been bridesmaids for each other. We now have 13 kids on the way plus two more due this year.

All the hubbys stayed home and watched the kids, they were wonderful. We did have a few who came, Michelle's Evie (9 months) who was a doll, you hardly knew she was there. And Kallista's little boy Dallin (5 months), so fun. They were adorable.

We went to Kallista's house and stayed with them they are house sitting their parent's house while they are on a mission to New Zealand. It was the perfect spot!
Top Row: Tiffany, Cathi, Rhonda, Bottom Row: Andrea, Michelle, Kallista, Naomi
Us 8 Years Ago
Not a lot has changed. . . . Really
We had such wonderful yummy food
We did a lot of relaxing, Cross stitching to keep my hands busy.
We watched our Token Rooomate movie "A Walk to Remember" and did our token Dance!


We went out tot this cool restaurant where for fun they pour water into your glass from way up high. I got a little wet ;)


The Babes
We went to the San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market- here is the Gum wall, gross right?
Enjoying the night life with no kids!
Beach Day!
Surfing! The water was freezing! Andrea and Kallista actually got in!

We also went Kyaking that was a blast!
We were snuggled close through out the weekend, in luxurious beds with no kids to wake us up in the middle of the night!
We also have turned out to be amazing cooks (not that we wern't before) be we spoiled ourselves with some amazing recipe's plus went out a few times.

Duck Derby

It was so fun, BYU put on the Duck Derby, where you buy a Rubber duck and then race it down the stream. We brought a tiny one from our bath tub, and so glad we did because there was a line of like 200 BYU students, so we just threw our duck into the stream. We went with the Birks, which is always a blast!

Look how many Students are racing these ducks


Getting ready for the ducks to come!
Here were a couple shots of Wheeler farm!

Mother's Day


For Mother's Day we went up to SLC to see Devin's Grandparents, We dropped by and said hi to Great-Great Grandma Hensen and then wen tot Grandma Zoom's House for Dinner. It was fun to see everyone!
Marianne enjoyed the Deseret!

Here is Ryan, Whit, and Cole
Hey Check this our the cute little blond in front is Devin's Mom, who I think, especially in the hair resembles Marianne!
Deer, we saw 7 deer in the front yard of the house across the street, sooo coool.
With Grandma Hensen!

Becca and Cousin's Visit








My Cousin Rebecca came up to see her husband David's Grandpa who has been sick. It was SOOOO fun to see them. Becca has three cute kids, Cambria, Brynn, and McKay. The kids have such a fun time together. We can't wait to see them this summer!

Kepueli Benjamin Ngauamo

My little Nephew was born on May 2, 2011. Darlene went into preterm Labor at 34 weeks. She had contractions for 4 days in the hospital before she delivered this little guy. It was my first time to be with someone with during Labor which was a really neat experience.


He was 4 lbs 10 oz. He is now 3 weeks old he has been in the NICU this whole time and will hopefully be coming home next week!


Proud Mommy, Asa is a very proud daddy too! Kep has Asa's dark hair and cute Tongan nose!
Proud Auntie