Thursday, June 26, 2008

We did it!

I know many people have mixed feelings, and we may get crap from some, but being Lynnli's parents we believe it is our choice and we have just pierced her ears. She did so wonderful, only crying for a minute, and the lady who did them did a great job. They even gave her a sucker for being so brave! :) We did cute little silver balls, that way they match everything. Here are a couple pictures. You can't see much of the marker they used to mark where to pierce, but it is there making them look a bit bigger than they are. These pictures were taken not even an hour later, and look at how happy she is already! She isn't upset at all! She is so wonderful!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Andrew has had a lot going on lately and has had a lot to be stressing out about. He is such a wonderful husband and I am so grateful for him. I wanted to let him know I love him and list just a few of the reasons why he is so great.

1. His Patience - For those of you who know me well, I am not the easiest person to be around for long periods of time. I repeat myself over and over and I act like a kid half the time. Andrew not only puts up with me, but loves me still! He is also the best father in the world. It doesn't matter how long Lynnli has been crying, Andrew never quits. He just keeps trying and trying. He sings to her, takes her on walks, plays with her, and whatever else he can think of. It's amazing and so so cute to watch.

2. His ability to laugh at me - I am quite the ditz, but try to hide it. For the most part, I think I do a pretty good job, but when it is just me and Andrew I slip all the time. I have a lot of stupid accidents all the time too. Andrew never tells me I am dumb, or criticizes me for any of it. He just laughs and laughs!

3. His ability to make me laugh - I can be having the absolute worst day ever and when Andrew gets home he will do all he can to Cheer me up. He'd be embarrassed if I revelled some of the many things he'll do in order to get a giggle from me, so we will just leave it at that!

4. His kindness - Andrew is the sweetest man I know! We can be driving somewhere, incredibly late, and if he sees someone on the side of the road needing help, or someone walking in the rain, we always pull over and lend a hand or offer a ride. He has taught me so much about putting others before yourself.

5. His motivation - For those of you who don't know, we are in the process of getting a new company started. Andrew is going to be running it and he has so much to do still. It is something that if he did only the minimum, it would get by, but he is so motivated to make it the best it can be. He comes up with new plans and strategies everyday and he never quits or complains. It is amazing that one person can have so much drive and dedication!

6. His attitude - Andrew is always getting after me when I have a negative attitude about something. He looks on the bright side and reminds me of all the positive things.

8. His love of family - Andrew would never let anything happen to his family. It is so important to him. I am so glad that he has grown up knowing how great family is. I know that our kids will have the same love for family as he does, just by watching his example.

9. His desire to be better - Andrew is always working on some goal and asking me to help him be better at something. He wants to live his life so that he will be remembered as a great man. He never accepts average, he has to be the best. He does all he can to achieve it. He always strives to be better. It's a good reminder of what the focus should be in life.

10. Last but not least, His worthiness to hold to priesthood - There have been many times, especially throughout my pregnancies, that I have needed blessings. It is so wonderful to be able to ask and receive one right then. I was so happy that he was able to bless our beautiful daughter and that he will always be able to use his priesthood to better our lives and the lives of those around us.

Andrew, you are wonderful. I love you with all of my heart. Thank you for giving me such an amazing life and a beautiful family. I am so excited to grow old and ugly with you. I will always love you forever and always!

Love your wife, Marci

You're not alone!

I just had to let Carrie know she's not alone! The other night, after giving Lynnli her bath, I was walking downstairs to make her a bottle before bed. The last couple steps I slipped and fell. I was holder her, but luckily a fell back so she stayed on me. As I was falling I pulled her on top of me so she couldn't hit anything, but I used both my hands to do so, therefore I landed with a stair right in my neck and in the middle of my back. I have been pretty sore, but I am just glad Lynnli is alright. That was probably the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. The feeling you get is even worse than you could imagine.

On a happier note, it looks like I am going to become an assistant manager for a Sally Beauty and most likely take over the South Jordan store within a couple of months. If not that one, I will take the Sandy or Draper store. We are very excited.We've talked about opening some kind of spa or salon for a while, but having my own Sally's is pretty close! Well, in the same industry at least. If anyone needs any beauty supplies let me know! I'll get you a great deal!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day!

We had a nice Fathers Day. Andrew had to work until 9, but after that we went and saw his dad. Mine is in New York for the week. I thought for my Fathers Day post, I'd put up what makes Andrew a father! Pictures of his gorgeous daughter Lynnli! These first couple are her in his favorite outfit. We have had it since before she was born and she is finally beg enough to fit it. It has an adorable hat with it too, but she has a tiny head (20th percentile!). Here she is!

Her big eyes grew bigger by the flash!

Her smile is getting so big! She squeals all the time, but isn't quite laughing yet.


Well, we have some very exciting news. Andrew has finally quit his job!!! That's right. He has been at LBI Sat for 3 years now, and last week he was able to put in his 2 weeks. Because of the way his schedule is, his last day will be this Thursday. It has been a great job for him. but it gets to the point when moving up is no longer an option. He now will be working at a new company called Sylex. It is still in the process of getting open and running, and Andrew being able to work at it full time will get it there that much quicker. We are excited to have this change and hope it will all work out good. If for some reason it doesn't, we will go back to school and start over while we're still young. Wish us luck!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Today we were able to go have a BBQ with some of our good friends, the Layton's and the Lyman's. Rusty and Melissa have an 8 month little boy (Josh) and a 3 year old girl (Rachel) and Brett and Carrie have a 5 week little girl (Lauren). It was so fun with all the little kids! I never thought that I would get to the point in my life where we hang out with friends, and there are kids all over the place. It was so much fun with the three babies so close, we had to get some pictures. Josh is going to have a tough time picking a wife out of the beautiful girls in front of him. For now, he can just enjoy them both!

Here's the stud Josh, and he is checking out the ladies here!

Our princess Lynnli
Lauren (she will be a ballerina one day)
Here's the trio! I don't think we'll have to worry about Josh being smaller than either girl anytime soon!
And last, how sweet! At least they aren't fighting over him ... yet!

We had so much fun and are looking forward to the next time we all get together for a play date!

Lynnli Justine