Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mary's Birthday Bash

The day before her birthday, Mary found this paper laying on the bed. She enjoys surprises but also likes to "be prepared" and "plan ahead" for things, so Mark left this to give her an idea and time frame of what would be happening on her big day.

Breakfast turned out to be Ruth's Diner. A quaint little place up Emigration Canyon where they serve the biggest, most fluffy and delicious biscuits you've ever had!

After breakfast, Mary received some cute cards from Chad and Alli.

Mark sent Mary out for a pedicure. Talk about relaxation!

"What reason have ye to be merry?" Watching a great
performance of A Christmas Carol of course!

And where else to have a swashbuckling good time, but Pirate Island Pizza! What a fun Birthday! And what a very sweet husband to plan a great and memorable day for his wife! Thanks Mark!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Lights on Temple Square

If there is one thing Mary gets excited about every winter it's the lights on temple square. We froze our rear-ends off, but it was fun to walk through looking at the lights below the illuminated temple. Chad got to see the nativity scene on a life-size scale and Mary even ran into Sister's Knabe and Smith from her mission, which was a pleasant surprise.

Chad couldn't see why this was a bad idea.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Kid's Photo Shoot - Take Two

Chad turned "monster" on Mary the first time she attempted to get pictures taken at Kiddie Kandids, so naturally she came home empty handed. Since then, in random moments of regret Chad would say, "wanna take a picture" as if he was remorseful and wanted a chance to redeem himself. Thankfully the second attempt was a success, though Alli struggled mightily with the concept of "look at the camera" (I guess we'll cut her some slack, at least until she's 2 months old :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009