We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yea....yesterday was kind of a big deal....

I turned....well....anyway....
It was my birthday!

Check out the cute cake Nathan made me!
He got the idea here. And then he improvised on some of the design elements. 

 It's a sushi roll!

I LOVE SUSHI!!!

More specifically an Ikura Sushi roll! 
 I have only had Ikura a couple of times and it was pretty good.
 But not as good as this cake!






Don't lick the toothpick after you put the food coloring in the frosting. 
 Even if there is frosting on there, food coloring tastes gross!
 Not to mention you're left with a VERY green tongue.

























Happy Birthday to me!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Temple Tour!

I love the temple.
I really wanted Marley to touch the Mount Timpanogos Temple because that's where Nathan and I were married. 

My sisters suggested we do a mini temple tour since there are so many temples within about an hour of each other. 

We started at the Draper Temple.
(Never made it to the Salt Lake Temple, maybe next time)
marley & kelsey
kelsey, marley, & sam
 allynn (my niece) & camille (my cousin) 
some of our group strolling around the temple
 everybody loves pushing the stroller. this is austin (my nephew) pushing isi.
 TOUCHING THE TEMPLE
 lola-bear
she's so cute.


brother & sister
 our group - touching the temple
Marley, Kelsey, Sam, Jenica (my cousins' friend), Sydney (my neice), Allynn, Noelle (my cousin), Aunt Mary, Camille, Another friend, Lola, Julie (my sister), Liz (my sister), Isi & Austin.
isaboo couldn't reach.
antics.

 Then over to Jordan River.
I wish I got a picture of the Jordan River and Oquirrah Mountain Temples from the Draper Temple.
oh well.
next time.
oh yea! I have motherly super powers!

Jordan River
Marley, Austin & Sydney






lizard.
mom, I love the temple!
WAY better than the carnival!
this beautiful photo was taken by elizabeth
(so were the next several pictures)
me
you can really see my chicken pox forehead jewel in this one
nice.



i'm going there someday.
i love you mom!
this is the best day of my life!
next we headed over to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. 
But, we couldn't walk around the temple until we tried on a crown and used a pink fan.
Sam....you. are. awesome!
 this temple was closed for cleaning or something, so we were pretty much the only ones there.




Ok, so our temple tour only included 3 temples, but we got an early start and took our time so we got HUNGRY. 

We also got a tidbit side tracked and went (thanks to lizard's iphone) and found the house that someone built to look like the house in UP. 

from the movie.

Then we went to Cafe Rio (my favorite!!!). I think I only went there once while I was there! 
Tragedy!

A couple days later I took Sam and Marley up to the Mount Timpanogos Temple, while Julie had RS presidency mtg.

 It was pretty sunny that day!
 They were replacing the silicon on the temple. So there is scaffolding all over the steeple. 

I also got to go to the Mount Timpanogos temple and do baptisms with my neices, Allynn and Sydney.
We got up EARLY!

 I LOVE these girls!


 Sydney wanted a turn being photographer!

WE LOVE THE TEMPLE!!!