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, May 31, 2012

Devin and I went Cebu Philippines, to visit the Cebu Temple and take a little honeymoon for a few days before this new little girl is born. My sister Katie-Anne was wonderful and stayed and watched the kids for us. 
 We got to do a session Wednesday night and then found out Russle M Nelson was speaking at the Temple Stake Center that night. We got to hear him and then shake his hand, the Saturday night before we got to hear and shake Elder Dallin H Oaks hand when he spoke at a meeting in Singapore. 2 Apostles of the Lord in one week. pretty good. . . .
 Thursday we went to our honeymoon hotel "movenpick" which was great.
 My favorite was the complimentary mangos on the desk.

 Lovely pool
 Snorkeling excursion

 Hanging out on our private boat run by 3 philippinos, all who love to find out that Devin speaks Tagalog

Ready to go, the water was sooo warm. We saw so many tropical fish, it was really great. 

 We got to see Devin's Missionary Companion and his family Irwin and Annie, they have a little girl Dina and a brand new baby named Kylee, it worked out great to see them and Devin got to help bless the baby on Sunday

 Here is the private beach at the hotel. So great. I am 17 weeks pregnant showing a bit!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Number 3 What's it going to be?

I am 15 weeks so imagine my surprise when I go to my appointment and the doctor does a "quick ultrasound" to measure the head and asks "So do you want to know the gender?"

I really wanted Devin to be their for the unveiling, which he was coming to the next appointment to find that out, but, how could I resist not knowing when the answer it moments a way.

So of course I said "YES!"

And then went and bought the frilliest pink skirt I could find and took the picture with me to a late dinner that Devin and I had already planned on having.

We are both thrilled to be having another girl in our family. I love my sisters and am so excited to have Marianne have a sister!

Devin felt very strongly that this little one would be a girl about 6 weeks ago, so it wasn't too surprising, but very exciting!


Thursday, May 10, 2012


My Wonderful Friend Nicole took these pictures for me, they are of Spencer almost 4 years old and Marianne 2 years old. 

 I love some of the faces she captured of petunia, she has so many cte faces.

Don't you love getting cute pictures of your kids


 We are taking full advantage of Katie being here to go on dates, last week we went to Singapore's Night Saffari, which was incredible! We loved it. Saw lots of live animals including this huge snake shown below.

Here we are visiting the white tiger at the zoo

Going On's

 Our friend Allen from our first married ward showed p in church a couple weeks ago, we love seeing anyone from america that we know so we had him for dinner and spent the day with him. So fn
Our favorite news this month is that Katie is here, she has been here 2 1/2 weeks and it has been amazing, I feel so incredibly spoiled and blessed, I get a companion, babysitter, house helper. It is awesome.
 Reading with Spencer on the train!
 Marianne really likes to dance and and says "Dance with me daddy" how can yo refuse

 Marianne is obsessed with these really big goggles "They help me sthwim"
Giving daddy kisses