Here are some of the Highlights around the Martineau Funny Farm lately...
#1 - WE LOVE RACHEL!! Rachel Hunt has been working for me being our little nanny while she waits to leave on her mission. She has been the best thing for us since Maryssa moved away from us last year. She is SO good with our kids and is seriously my life saver!!! We are gonna miss her like crazy when she leaves us but we know she is gonna be one amazing missionary!! I have more adorable pics of her and my girls that I will post later!
#2 - Tristen got some scouting awards and the kids had an orchestra concert but he was the only one I got a picture of!!
Tristen is very good at the Bass and music just comes to him. I think he has memorized every song he has every learned!!
#3 - Porter turned 11!! I can hardly believe that my 1st born is already 11. It seems like yesterday they laid him on my belly for the 1st time!! Porter is such a good kid with a tender heart which makes him very loving and accepting of others!! We are so grateful Heavenly Father sent him to us!!
#4 - Zach got a 'Most Improved' award at school. We are proud of Zachy and the hard worker he is!!
#5 - We love our MISSIONARIES!!! I have always had a special place in my heart for missionaries. I remember being a little girl about 7 or 8 years old and actually getting to go stay the night at the sister missionaries apartment. That of course would never happen now, but I remember the impact it had on me then. I also learned to love missionaries as I watched my brothers serve their missions and love the people they served. Plus I have 8 future missionaries that I hope will be well taken care of by the people they serve. It is interesting how we hit it off with some missionaries like we've known them forever and not with others. Some missionaries can't handle our family and our craziness. But lately we have had some amazing missionaries!! I am grateful for the example they set for my kids. We will forever remember Elder Feldman and Elder Johnson. We had to say goodbye to Elder Feldman, but hope to keep Elder Johnson for a bit longer!!
Elder Feldman, Macky, and Elder Johnson
The night we said goodbye to Elder Feldman
Our little Maron is in LOVE with Elder Johnson. She was lying in bed with me one morning and was looking at mine and Brandon's wedding pictures hanging on the wall and said 'I'm gonna get married in the temple!' and I asked, 'oh yeah...to who??' and Maron replied, 'ELDER JOHNSON!' It made me laugh. Then Amelia was talking to Elder Johnson tonight and Maron yelled at her and said,'STOP TALKING TO MY BOYFRIEND!!'. It cracks me up!! We sure will miss him when he leaves!
Elder Johnson proposing to Maron with an Angry Bird ring!! ( I Love Macky's expression!!)