Monday, September 24, 2007

my flowers

For all the Birthday Girls

Today is just a terriffic day. Need a little help from Chrolette.. Anyway. A kiss to wake me up and phone calls from all my kids and the ability to go to work and feel well. Man it is just a wonderful day. To Abby , Happy birthday! This is a verry special day for you. You are turning 8 and that is such an important day. You are now ready to make a promise to Heavenly Father that you will follow Jesus Christ and keep his commandments. Awesome. To Jamie, You were the sweetest B-day present I have ever gotten! Have just the best day. Thank you every one for your cards and letters,and gifts. I appreciate them all. Love you so much. Marti

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hey everyone Please check out my new blog: also please leave a comment. I will try and stay on it so you can look at it all the time! Love you all. Love Michael

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Guess who is at MY house!?

Just so you know, Mom and Dad got here safely. It is still hot and sticky....not at all like vacation weather.....The rep from the moving co. came this morning and we walked the house...he thinks we have about 23,000 lbs of stuff to move :) looks like the 3rd week of October. Love Ya'll notice Mark is not in the picture, he was in Ohio doing his old job,,,,putting cigarettes in the Save- A-Lot stores.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Constitution Day!

Hey, all you wonderful people, I just wanted to wish you a happy Constitution Day!

On this day, 220 years ago, the Constitution of the United States was signed by the delegates attending the convention in Philadelphia.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

What powerful words! We truly are blessed, fortunate, privileged even, to live in a country where we can partake of "the Blessings of Liberty".

Not to get preachy on you, but what a solemn and important responsibility we all have to do our part to make sure each one of us, along with our children and grandchildren, our friends and our loved ones, enjoys these blessings forever. We all have the ability to stand up for what we know is right, and the beautiful thing is we all can do so in unique ways.

I love you, dear family! Enjoy this day that prepared the stage for us to live the life we live and to enjoy the gifts our Heavenly Father has poured upon our heads!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Let The Hunting Season Begin!

Who you think we are......

Who we really are.....haha!

Yes dear family, it is that time of the year again. If you are thinking that it seems a little early for hunting season that's because Matt decided to get into Bow hunting season this year. And I am proud to report that last night together we tracked and hunted down our first deer of the season.

I know I joke all the time about this being TOTALLY redneck, but I actually had a really good time getting all dressed up and everything. I could have gone without the whole gutting part, but they say that all the fun really starts after you let that first arrow or bullet fly. The funny thing was that for dinner that night the only thing I could muscle down was rice cakes cause they were dry and crispy....nothing that resembled in the slightest the horror that is gutting a deer. For more fun pictures and details, head over to our family site:

I am so proud of you Matt. Killing any animal with a bow and arrow is EXTREMELY difficult and you did it! What an amazing accomplishment Matt. I am so glad I got to be apart of it with you!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mike is Home!!!

At 10:48 pm the flight from Atlanta landed in St. Louis, and Mike was home!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Mike is coming home

Mike and his favorite teacher.

Everyone who came to the temple on the day Mike and Amy were sealed to us.Grandpa and Grandma with Mike and Amy.
Elders Lindbergh and Ley. They are the elders that taught Amy and Mike.
Amy and Mike and Abby and Marshall at the Country Estates Pool.

Before we leave to go to the airport to get Mike, I just wanted to say that we are thankful for his service and that he had a successful mission. We are excited to have him home for a while. He is going to Utah and going to BYU in January.