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!
"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