Thursday, February 25, 2010

Catch Up

We have been busy. Here is a quick recap to catch you up.August loves stickers and has to put them all on his shirt. This is apparently where stickers must go. They don't always stay there for long, but I thought it was so cute to see all the hearts his Grammie had given him end up on his shirt!

My Mom and Dad took Ashley and Abby out to see the Young Ambassadors at BYU. The girls were too excited that it was just the two of them going! They ate dinner at BYU too and were out late having a great time with their grandparents.
Our wonderful neighbor friends had brought over another bag full of hand-me-downs one Saturday and inside was a witch costume, the catalyst to what was ahead of us that day. Ashley quickly put on the costume and the three girls spent the better part of the day rehearsing and planning a play, The Wizard of Oz. August and Larkin and I had the "opportunity" to sit and watch and watch and watch as the play went on and on and on. It was quite funny. We loved that they had so much fun together. Here are a couple pictures from the performance.
Valentine's Day. Larkin was sweet to get flowers and I just love all the colors. He had even put them all in a vase (after they had been hiding in the garbage can outside for some time. He says that's one of his better hiding places. I guess I never would have thought to look there!)
I thought I'd show the card I made for Larkin this year. It was fun to make and August thought it was awesome because it had a car on it!

I had bookclub at my house last week and it was so fun. I wish I were a better picture taker. I didn't get any pictures of the ladies or the wonderful display of food that adorned my table after they had all arrived. I did get a before shot though. The best part of the night was that I get to do my first choice book pick for the coming year. It's such a great book, possibly my new all time favorite, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Well, last night was our Blue and Gold Banquet. It was a lot of fun, but I'm sure glad it will be another year before we do another one. We had a great crowd, around 80-90 people I'd guess, and lots to eat and do. The kids here are watching a picture slide show from the last year. I've been cubmaster for about 5 or so months now, so there were a few pictures of me in the slideshow. It was a bit embarrasing to see all my crazy facial expressions.

Anyway, Larkin was there too last night and took a couple pictures for me. We are doing an audience participation story here and the next couple are a picture of some of the cubscouts and the fabulous leaders I get to work with. I just love this job! It really is so much fun. Those boys are too funny. I'm glad I get to be apart of the scouting program even though I have all those girls.

So here we are. A quick recap. A couple weeks and this is just the things I had pictures of.
Love you all.


  1. I am in love with that Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie book. The only word to describe it is "enchanting."

    Your kids are darling. My sisters and I used to always do plays and performances like that. So much fun!


  2. I just read the Guernsey book too. Such a fun read. I loved it! Aren't our kids at such a great age? I just want to stop time and enjoy them. I'm glad you like scouts. I have no idea what I'm in for when my boy turns 8 this year because I grew up with all sisters. Have a great week Marianne!

  3. You make a great cubmaster. How come I didn't know you were the cubmaster?

  4. Mari! Love the pictures. Mom and Dad told me about their night out with Abby & Ash. They had fun.

    And I love that they are making up skits and "letting" you watch them ;)

    Also, the picture of your valentine card reminded me of my perfect birthday card you sent me! Seriously loved it!!! It couldn't have been cuter. And I apologize for not calling you back! I want to talk to you! Chris and I are leaving to Disney World this coming week. He is on SPring Break so we are taking advantage.

    I love you and will call you soon!

  5. So, I too have been looking at your second post for a couple of weeks now not realizing there was more! Are we related? August and the stickers, so cute. Ashley and Abby on the town with G&G, priceless. You are not messing around with Bookclub! I just joined one here and I'll take inspiration from your darling display of goodies. Larkin's card and all of your cards are perfection. The Luke Lightyear card had us all smiling ear to ear! You make that cub outfit look good Mares (I know you love when I call you that!). Those boys are lucky to have a leader like you.

  6. I forgot to comment on the Oz Trio. Looks like endless fun. I so wish I could have been there for the show and want a doover this summer in Park City!