Sunday, November 30, 2008

Michelle at Age 4 & 1 1/2

Random pictures but I had to scan these in for Wendy so I thought I would post them..

Friday, November 28, 2008

Oh ya...

Jon's supervisors at his gig with the Utah Jazz also got us tickets to a Jazz game the day after Thanksgiving (Thanks Jazz PR team!)...
Marcus had a great time, although he was disappointed that Boozer was out - that's his favorite player (he has Boozer Jersey his Uncle Andrew bought him when he came for a visit).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving was at our house this year. Mom & Dad and Erin & Russell came to our house in Utah. It was a warm one, the boys were outside playing and Jon was fixing the outside Christmas Lights (he already put them up, but he was getting them all to turn on together).

We also put up our very first Christmas Tree. Jon finally had enough of not having our own tree and went out and bought one. It was very nice. The boys had finished decorating it (Seth had fun pulling off the decorations) and it was beautiful to have for the season.

We also visited the Planetarium (and did a little shopping) downtown. It was a fun week with the family. I love the Holidays and the warm memories they make for my family and me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Marucs Preschool Thanksgiving Party

Erin came and helped Marcus make his turkey napkin rings. Then She and Russell stayed for the program. Marcus was the Little Indian Boy. He memorized his whole part and was very brave saying it infront of all the mom's and dad's.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We had the Mabey family over the Sunday after the BYU-UofU game and they had the gall to come over dressed all in red! Of course Marcus wanted in on the picture -- because he was wearing red! Well Mabey family, we won't hold it against you that you are Ute fans. We still like you!But... wouldn't you look so much better in Blue?

and yes I know that Utah beat BYU and that Utah did very well this season. But we still have to joke. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Michelle & Jon's trip to Florida

We started our trip in a very dirty and disgusting hotel. After about an hour complaining about the room and not finding it worth sitting through a two hour presentation about purchasing a timeshare, we checked out and headed to Gainesville. We couldn't go to Florida and not visit Natalie, Philip & Max (Natalie is my sister). And feeling like young teenagers without a care in the world (we didn't have the kids with us) we drove until 2 in the morning, checked into a nice hotel and slept the morning away.

The Scherer House

Just like Utah, there is a church on every corner... but unlike in Utah, not all are LDS!

It's so humid moss grows all over the tress

Max & Uncle Jon

We stopped at the Kennedy Space Center on our way back to Miami.

The building where the keep the shuttle - it's HUGE!

A quote I found on a website "Although Canada has been involved with the space race since the beginning, nothing has made our national pride glow like watching the space shuttles and seeing the big letters CANADA written across the Canadarm." Jon had to have his picture taken with the Canadarm and while I was taking the picture I thought...

...oh ya, United States is on the outside of the whole space shuttle.

We had a wonderful time visiting with the Scherer's. Natalie gave us a tour around Gainesville. We saw UF and the many hospitals surrounding it, the fraturnit and sorority houses. We ate dinner on a plantation that had been converted in to a housing development and shopping. It's a fun little college town with more doctors than you would know what to do with (and perhaps a bit too much Gator pride!).

The space center was amazing, I am excited to take Marcus there in February when we go out for a visit.

Miami Beach

Wednesday we headed back to Miami...and the party began. We hung out at the pool, on the beach and eating dinner (thank you Dale & Henry). Our hotel was awesome, we had a beautiful view of the ocean. I loved going to sleep at night listening to the waves crash on the beach. It took me back to my days in Hawaii (attending BYU Hawaii) when I lived on the point and would listen to the waves every night. However, at a certain point the police and ambulance sirens drowned out the waves...

The Groom - Matt & Jon

The Bride & Groom (Matt & Suzette)

The old married couple on the beach :)

Our hotel from the beach

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bachelor Party

When Matt asked Jon to be his Best Man, Jon reminded him that he was Mormon and there where going to be tight restrictions on the bachelor party. Matt had a great idea to charter a fishing boat and spend the day deep sea fishing off the coast of Miami! It turned out to be a great day. Everyone caught something - and don't worry Jon brought home a souvenir - a stuffed fish! Where the heck am I supposed to put it? I'll have Jon write more about it later... here are are some pictures.

The bachelor party crew after a long day at sea!

Jon thinks this was a King fish (at least that's what he was told). It was his third fish of the day!

Matt and his durado (also called a dolphin fish).

The Boat (The Reward Fleet... which Jon highly recommends for anyone charting a boat for 12 or more in Miami!)

The party bus that took the gang to the boat!

The Wedding

Matt & His Parents

Suzette & Her Mother

Matt & Suzette pouring their sand into one vase - becoming one.

The Best Man (At Least I Think So!)

The Beautiful Bride.

Congratulations Matt & Suzette!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What...How...Well, don't fall...

Oh you mischievous little bugger! The stool didn't get him high enough so one day I found him at the sink like this. He climbed onto the toilet, then the garbage can. Sometimes he makes it all the way up onto the counter. He thinks he is such a big boy.