Saturday, March 29, 2008

sam & myka

Here are Sam and Myka playing before both their families moved away from the Bonneville 1st ward. We are wanting to find Sam and his family (Linds and Brian) so we can share updates and stuff- anyone know where they went? I heard something about Mountain View, CA ? Anyone? Anyone?

Monday, March 24, 2008

french braids w/ bows

Myka wore this hairdo to school today. I liked it, so I took a picture. She has longer hair these days. I love everything about her red locks; their silky texture and rich, warm color make it so lovely to touch and see. When her hair is clean and brushed smooth it shines like a new copper penny in the bright sunlight... so pretty.


Haily requested that her birthday cake be blue, so I made a cute little square cake with light blue frosting and tiny blue dots and then I made the mistake of leaving it out on the counter while I got ready for church...

Haily got to it before I could get it all lit up and take a pic! And then she kept doing this little wiggle bum move while I tried to snap her taking swipe after swipe of frosting....

Sunday, March 23, 2008

haily jane gary

Haily's Birth Announcement- 3/23/05, 8.10 lbs, 20 1/2 " long @ Timponogos Hospital

Daddy helping to burp our little newborn.

Haily with her Auntie Melodee on the 4th of July.

Haily with Uncle Ryan up at Sundance on a sunny day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

march birthdays!

So many March Birthdays! So many people I love! Happy Birthday to each person! I hope your birthday is/was wonderful this year! Love, Marianne!

March 1st= Felicity Starbard, my Laurel, turned 17

March 2nd: Jeffery Gary, my scoundrel brother-in-law, turned 20

(yes, this is the little scoundrel who we invited to live with us to help him have more opportunities, and he ended up getting himself kicked out! Luckily, we still love him and he knows it, and we have been able to move past this drama. Ladies, he is 6'1, sandy blonde with blue eyes and single, single single! Send him a message @

March 3rd: Meikel (Lambert) Reece, my strikingly beautiful cousin, turned 25

March 4th: Karalee (Lambert) Arnell, my strawberry-blonde cousin, turned 31

March 5th: Marley Judd, lovely daughter of my girlfriend, Bronwyn, turned 11.

March 15th: Ryan Nelson, my comedian little brother, turned 29

March 18th: Johanna Simmons, my Mia Maid, turned 15

March 22nd: Annie (Lambert) Andrus, my cousin and new mommy, turned 25

March 23rd: Dana O'Dell, my Laurel, turned 17

March 23rd: Haily Jane Gary, my beloved daughter, turned 3!

diet coke & double bubble gum

I am a 31 year old, college educated mother of two. I consider myself health conscious and our family is physically active, we eat home cooked meals together for dinner almost every get the idea. But, oh brother, here it comes...I have these two very unhealthy vices that I picked up as a teenager in late nights working as part of the journalism team in high school. We would be having to get the paper out to press and we would order pizza and make runs to 7-11 for sugar and caffeine, my purchase always being a 32 oz. Diet Coke and a handful of the perfectly pink confection, Double Bubble gum. And now, how ever many years later, lets not count them okay- I still love, love, love to pick up an ice cold soda pop and bright pink, chewy, tasty bubble gum! When I do this, my Myka girl reminds me, 'Diet Coke is not healthy for you, need to drink water...water is healthy for you, Mamma'.)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Myka and Haily say: "Kiss me I'm Irish!"

We had dinner at an old BYU friend's house today. He served a mission in Ireland and we got to look at all his mission photos.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Guess who we got to spend a week with!!! Auntie Meikel and Uncle Lukey!! Oh what a fun time we have had! And...they have a snazzy new Cannon Rebel camera. So! That will be a disc I will need to download soon! And Mekeil is a bit of a gourmet, so I learned some new recipes- so great! (This is 17-month old Myka kissing Auntie Meikel on the day after Christmas 2004 when she got proposed to by her 6'5 hub, Luke Reece. )

Monday, March 10, 2008

favorite of myka & her dad

You know those all time favorite pictures that you find yourself looking at over and over again- this is one of mine.