Sunday, December 21, 2014

Maryssa's Farewell...

 Wisconsin is one lucky place to be getting such a beautiful young lady as a sister missionary!!  This girl has been my right hand for many years.  I swear she can handle my 12 kids better than I can!!  It was super sad to see her go but know that she will be an amazing missionary for the next 18 months as she dedicates her life to The Lord!  

We Love and Miss you Sister Tenney!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More Christmas Happenings...

As much as I LOVE Christmas I have learned to dread the month of December.  It seems as if there is hardly any down time.  Here are a few more of our Pre-Christmas happenings...

 These kids had Choir and Orchestra Concerts

 Set up Grandma Sharon's Christmas Tree

 More Christmas Concerts

 Went and visited Grandma Sue and Papa Charlie

Went and sang Christmas carols for Family Home Evening at my Dad's grave

 And of course School Assemblies!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Nativity...

 Love spending time with family over the holiday.  One of my favorite get togethers is getting to reenact the Christmas Nativity out at my mom's.  It is quite the undertaking, but always worth the work.  I'm grateful for a mom who believes in keeping traditions alive!!! 

 Emma-The Star

 Getting ready

 Trey as Joseph
 Dallin the Donkey and Maryssa as Mary
 Cutest kids ever!

 Tristen, Nate, and Porter as the Three Wisemen

Love this photo of Dallin the Donkey!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Annual Couple Bunco Party...

 One of my favorite nights of the year!  I have been blessed with amazing friends!!

 Boston, Brian, Christin, LeAnna, Mitchell, Pam & Jesse

 Sam & Amanda

 Spencer & Kelli

The ugly Sweater Wearers!
Amanda, Melanie, Brian, Christin, Marcie, Kelli, Spencer, Emma, Ben, Jesse, and Pam

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our November...

So I can't believe November has come and gone.  With Thanksgiving being in November it seems to make me reflect on all of my blessings a little more than usual.  I truly am one blessed girl!!  

Here are a few of our November events...

Tristen turned 17!!  Sure do love this kid.  We are so proud of the improvements he has made over the past year!!  We are grateful he is ours!!

The Johnson family came to visit and tour Jace's mission with him.  He comes from a great family and it was fun having them here.  It was fun making new friends!!
Tate and Tanner

Jace's Family that came to visit...Tate, Tanner, Janie, Jace, Julie, Dave, Britney, Lacy, Ashley, & Addi

We celebrated Elder Strong's Birthday!!

We watched the Mustang's take State!! 

Our annual Christmas Tree Cutting!!

I guess I now know how he really feels about me!! hahaha

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner out at the ranch with a few of our Porter cousins.  It was fun to have them there with us this year!!
Heidi, Nicole, And Tara

We celebrated Caden's 9th Birthday!!  We love this freckle faced boy!!

We attended Thanksgiving plays!!
Miles is the cutest little indian ever!!

And of course we made our annual gingerbread houses with Grandma Tenney!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Utah Trip...Johnson's homecoming!

 We went up the end of October to visit Brandon's parents and to go to Elder Johnson's homecoming.  We had a lot of fun!!  Jace(Elder Johnson) gave an amazing homecoming talk and it was fun to meet his family. 

 After Jace's Homecoming luncheon

The night before we came home we went outside Cedar City and made tinfoil dinners.  It was FREEZING but still a lot of fun!!
 the kids loved playing on the rocks
 you're never too old to swing with your kids!  i guess i'm still a kid at heart!
 crazy kids
 Maron and I
 Yes...I made brandon get a picture with me!
 Emily, morgon, and miles
 beautiful eva
 Dad Martineau and Brandon....fixing the worlds problems
 I thought this tire was so cool!
 Our yummy tinfoil dinners

One of the days we were up there we took the kids to the St. George Temple to do baptisms.  It was a great experience and it was fun to have Jace join us!
 I can't lie...this kid is my favorite!!
 We love having our oldest five able to to do baptisms

After Jace's homecoming we got to meet the Strong family...their son is currently serving here in Heber and they drove 4 hours one way to come to Jace's homecoming and to pick up some stuff we had taken up to them since he is heading home soon.  It was great to meet them!!
 Strong Family
  Jace and I after his homecoming

Also while we were there we took the kids to watch 'Meet the Mormons'.  Such a great show!!
 I'm not sure why paul and mallori look scared

 Miles swinging
 Eva, Dad Martineau, Michelle, Mark, Porter, Emily, and Brandon...We stayed at Mark and Michelle's house and it was great to spend time with them!!!

We got to bring Jace back home with us for a week and our road trip back was more than fun!!