Has she changed at all? (Marinne's first day of kindergarten )
Marinne turned 9on the 15th. The Friday before, we had a friend party which included 13 girls! We went swimming at Steven's then came home for pizza and manicures. The girls even got to dip their hands in parafin wax (hence the bags over their hands). Thanks to Melanie, Amy, and Kami for helping! I couldn't have handled the chaos alone! Marinne's friends thoroughly spoiled her with gifts and money to spend at the mall. I can't believe I am old enough to have a 9 year old! We love you Marinne!
Blake turned7on Sunday!!! Wow, these kids are growing up fast! He had a friend party and a family party, and next week we get to do it all again for Marinne's birthday. We are blessed to have Blake in our family! He never ceases to amaze us with his deep thoughts! He also received another karate belt, and we are proud of him!
I was able to go to Utah for my friend Cindy's wedding in May. She was my roommate Freshman year and the two years after. She is a kindred spirit and an amazing person! I was so happy to be there for the sealing. All six of the "original" roommates were there in the temple, so it was a great experience. She was married in the Provo temple, so we got to be right there at our old college stomping grounds. I have wonderful memories of college and was so lucky to have the rommates I did! Congrats, Cindy!!!
"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 kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's 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 here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley