I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cambree's Blessing

Here are some pictures of Cambree's blessing. It was such a special day, and we are so grateful for all the family who came to be with us that day. We are so happy to have this new little angel in our family. We love her so much!
Cambree in her dress. She actually wore the same dress that Aubree wore 9 1/2 years ago. I can't believe time flies.

Here are all my beautiful children. I like Brennen reading a book. He really could care less about all that was going on.

Mom and Dad with their special angel girl!

The Larsen family

The Guymon Family

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jeff and Bobbie's Wedding

So I can hardly believe that my baby brother is married, but he married the neatest girl, who is so good for him! We had a great weekend in St George celebrating their special day with them. They were sealed in the St George Temple, and the sealer actually used to be our Stake President in Orangeville, President Arnold, so that was pretty special. They had their reception at the old Social Hall, which was really cute! My mom made all the outfits for the grandkids, so they could match.
This picture is actually at the Orangeville open house. All my kids with the bride and groom!

At the social hall in St George, there was this little stream outside, so of course all the kids flocked to it, since we were all dressed up. It made for some pretty cute pictures and no one fell in, which was good.

Grandma holding Cambree. She is just too cute!

This is our father daughter dance. My dad has 4 daughters, so it was a group dance. I have the greatest family in the whole world, and we have so much fun together!

Aubree and Macie (my niece) holding up the groom. Good thing, cuz those groomsmen might drop him!

Me and my (big) little brother.

We are so happy for Jeff and Bobbie, and always glad to welcome a new sister!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Kaden and Tyson both played soccer this year. They both had a good time and learned a lot. Kaden especially came a long way this year. He had a great coach and their team went undefeated! Tyson had a great coach too -- his Dad. His league doesn't keep score, but he had a great year and even made a couple of goals! Great job boys! We are proud of you!
Kaden gets the greatest looks on his face while he is concetrating!

He was great as goalie and defender this year!

Tyson doing the throw in with coach dad looking on!

Go get em Tyson!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What We Learn From Our Kids

This was on the back of one of Kaden's Math assignments. I'm so glad my kids remind me of what is important.