Friday, December 5, 2008

I love being a mom!

Parker is the sweetest baby in the world! I love that I can be a stay at home mom! I appreciate Josh so much for working so hard for our family so that I can be with our baby! I love Parkers sweet personality! He is constantly making the cutest sounds. I love his cute cry and the coos that he makes! I am so grateful to our Heavenly Father for sending me this sweet boy!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This year were at the Marden family because everyone from out of state is here. Its been realy fun seeing everybody! I am so thankful for family and friends!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Gift Bags.
2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real definately, but we can't afford it so we use a artificial.
3. When do you put up the tree?
The day after thanksgiving!
4. When do you take the tree down?
We don't take our tree down til after the first of January
5. Do you like eggnog?
Oh! Yah!
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
I cant think of a gift, but one christmas after my parents divorce some people left four garbage bags full of christmas food and gifts.
7. Hardest person to buy for?
8. Easiest person to buy for?
All little kids are easy to buy for!
9. Do you have a Nativity set?
We have a few.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Not either
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I Don't think i ever got a bad gift.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It would have to be The Grinch with Jim Carrey
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
The week before usually.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, i have regifted before.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
16. Lights on the tree?
They have to be plain white bulbs!
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Thistlehare the christmas bear.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
We usually stay home, but last year at four on christmas day we went to Las Vegas.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
20. Angel on the tree-top or a star?
We had a bunch of spiraly twigs last year.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
It has to be Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
There is nothing annoyin about this time of year.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
Red and Gold
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner?
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
I don't realy want anything specific

Saturday, November 22, 2008

To a wonderful mother!

Mom has all ways been there for Britt and I no matter the circumstances. She has helped us so much with Parker its crazy. The first day we came home from the hospital she took us to the grocery store and bought us all of our favorites, and some things that we needed. The first night we were back she let Britt and I sleep while she watched the baby. She stayed for a whole week with us after Parker was born. She woke up every single time and helped us feed and change him. In the hospital she was forgiving when I, her son in law had an emotional break down for no reason. she is a wonderful person all ways willing to drop everything and help. Last year I was having horrible pain in my abdomen, she dropped everything to come drive me everywhere to go get tests done to see what was wrong with me. She had so much planned for that day, she had visitors at her house and had other commitments but she was willing to drive me around, and forget what she had to do. We love her so much, and I am glad I wound up with the best mother in-law any one could have! I love you so much mom! Thanks for all that you do for Britt Parker and I!!!


Well it's been two weeks since Parker has been born. He looks completely different than the the first time we met him in person. He gets more and more handsome every day. It's amazing how fast you fall in love with these little people. Parker is such a calm baby! Britt and I are so blessed to have this little guy in our family. He wakes up once a night, it sometimes takes an hour to an hour and a half to help him fall a sleep when he wakes up, but he only wakes up once a night!!! It is so much fun to have him in our home to take care of and love! Brittany's mom Klyss has helped us out so much with Parker! It's just great having a mother in law that cares so much for us and Parker! She is a blessing in our lives! She has even watched him as Britt and I went to go see Twilight the night it opened. I think it is so important that Britt and i get out of the house just me and her once to twice a month, so we can nourish and strengthen our marriage, and become stronger together for Parker. As Parents we need time alone to organize our thoughts and forget our troubles and worries. I think this will help us be more patient and able to raise Parker in a good manner.We love Parker so much, and all we want is the best for him!

Britt and I Just want to thank everyone for helping us as we settled down with Parker!
A special thanks to Brittany Oliver our next door neighbor who has helped so much! She has brought us dinner, cold medicine, let us borrow a bassonet, Movies, etc. We could not have done this without the generosity and kindness of everyone, Thanks!!!

Thank You!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Grandpa Smith With Parker!

Dr. Great Grandpa

Parker takes after Grandpa Smith!

Parker holding grandpas hand!

Parker Scott Marden is here.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Dressed up for a costume party!

The party was a blast.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

5 Things Quiz

5 Things we collect

1. Scrap booking supplies
2. Baby clothes
3. Books
4. Clothes
5. VHS videos from DI

5 Things we couldn't live withoutt (not necessarily in order)

1. Food
2. The Gospel
3. Family
4. Stretch Marks
5. Hot wife

5 Things in our junk drawer

1. Bills
2. Marriage license
3. Cords to everything
4. Envelopes
5. Scissors

5 Appliances we can't live without

1. Flat Iron
2. Washer & Dryer
3. Refrigerator
4. Toilet
5. Toaster Oven

5 Things I always have in my purse

1. Lotion
2. Lipstick
3. Mascara
4. body butter
5. license

5 Things we'd like to see before I die

1. Wicked
2. Europe
3. For this kid to come out of my gosh dang stomach.
4. Prophet
5. Elf

5 Things we'd do with 5 Million Dollars

1. Buy Groceries
2. Pet fish
3.Hygiene products
4. rent
5. build a city

5 Snacks we enjoy

1. Ice cream
2.Peanut M&M's
3. Stephs Chocolate chip cookies
4. Stephs Scones with
5. stephs honey butter

7 Jobs we have had

1. Stained glass for temples, Holdman studios, Art Glass Studio.
2. Dan petersen School. Disabled students.
3. Occupational therapy Aide
4. Danville, Disabled Adults
5. Training school, Disabled adults.
6. Dental assistant
7.Hostess at Fudpuckers

5 years ago

1. Starting my Junior year at Lone Peak
2. I moved to Florida.
3. I worked.
4. Moved to West Jordan, for the second time in my life.
5. 5 sizes smaller, Thanks Josh.

5 Things on Today's To do List

1. Drive home from stephs.
2. Make steph make us cookies.
3. Pee all night.
4. Watch movie
5. have josh tickle me.

5 Places I've lived

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2. Provo, Utah
3.West Jordan Utah
4. Salt lake city Utah
5. Cedar Hills Utah

5 Moments that changed my life

1. Getting married
2. Getting pregnant
3. Working at Dan Peterson
4. Jared being my best friend.
5. Eating Stephs amazing chocolate chip cookies.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Peterson Family

I love family! Family is what I live for. It's one of the major reasons why I am part of the church. So I can be with my family in heaven forever.
I grew up in a broken up family. My parents were divorced. After that we slowly didn't hang out as a family any more. As of right now we rarely hang out. I met Brittany about 2 years ago and fell in love. After falling in love with her I fell in love with her family and friends. Brittany's dad invited me to go to priesthood session of conference. During the song I started to cry, because of the thought that came into my mind. This is my gift to you a whole family that is so strong in the church, and that is trying there best everyday to do heavenly fathers work. They have greeted me in with loving arms, and with no judgements. Brittany's family that gave me the most welcome would have to be Klyss's Family the Petersons. The first time I met them was at a Christmas party. I can remember how friendly everyone was. Tyler Peterson even gave me an interveiw to make sure I was a good fit for the family. I think it was that I was a BYU fan that helped. I saw how much everyone loved each other. It was so loud which meant no one was left out of any conversation. I had never felt the spirit so strong in one house hold. This family holds a place in my heart forever. I thank you so much for the love and support that you have given me in my life and as a part of your family!


Saturday, October 4, 2008


Klyss, Steve, Josh, Elena
Britt, Josh, Matt

Steve, Masyn, Melissa, Roger, Roberta, Chris, Josh, Britt, Jordan, Rebecca, Laverne, Lynn

Two Families in one

Friday, October 3, 2008

I Can't Believe its almost here!

For the past couple of weeks it has come more and more real to me that I am going to be a mom! Yes its scary but at the same time every time I pray about it I have an overwhelming feeling of comfort! I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for trusting me and allowing me to be a mom! I want to be the best mom I can be for our son. Its weird that I feel so much love for this baby that I have never met. But it has been such a spiritual and neat experience being able to carry our child for nine months. I love my husband and all the support that he has given me for the last nine months. I am not the easiest person to live with but he has truly been patient, kind and understanding of me! I want to thank my mom for the love and support she has always given me. The best gift my mom has ever given me is to show me how to love people. She has done so much for me in my life and still continues everyday to do things. I am so grateful to be blessed with a mom like her. I want to thank my husband and all that he has done for me and all my friends and family that have been so good to me in my life! I love you all!


The spirit must be freed from tethers so strong and feelings never put to rest, so that the lift of life may give buoyancy to the soul. In many families, there are hurt feelings and a reluctance to forgive. It doesn’t really matter what the issue was. It cannot and should not be left to injure. Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals. George Herbert, an early 17th-century poet, wrote these lines: “He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven, for everyone has need of forgiveness.”
Thomas S Monson

As conference nears this fall weekend. My thoughts fall on family and friends. The need to forgive is so strong. Forgiveness is what makes us whole. There are so many people who are in our lives, its hard to know who did what and who said what. Thats life we need to forgive, and move on. Life is not to dwell on things of the past. Its not to dwell on the things people have done to you or what you think they might have done. heavenly father wants us to forgive and forgive allways,and quickly. Thomas S. Monson said " Forgiveness gives buoyancy to the soul."
My mother said something that surprised me very much the other day. I am not sure what the topic that we were speaking about was on, but it matches this perfectly. My parents were divorced about 10 years ago. With divorce comes many hurtful feelings, to everybody. It seemed like my father and mother would never forgive what the other did to them. Yesterday my mom said " I am starting to realize there is stuff that I did and said that was a mistake that I made while I was married to your dad." I was surprised by this, I didn't think those words would come out of my mothers mouth. This was a sure sign my mother was slowly starting to forgive my father. When you start seeing the weekness in you,thats when you start too realy forgive!
Life is full of worries. Trust me I have about the worst anxiety of about anybody. That is why I am such a quiet person. I am allways worried what other people think of me. Or if I am going to do something stupid in front of people. If more people were forgiving I would probably be a more out going person. I try not to talk about other people in a negative way, But we all do. This is something everyone needs to work on. The whole country needs to work on this.
I am sorry if I have said or done anything to offend another person. I know I have many weaknesses. I will forgive everybody for anything they have said or done to me. I do this because I know it will bring happiness to my soul and the lives around me. so that I won't worry about everybody else, but I will worry about myself and the things I do or say.
The primary song " If the savior stood beside me." This song teaches that even if we can't see the savior , He's there, and we should act accordingly. “He is always near me, though I do not see Him there,
And because He loves me dearly, I am in His watchful care.
So I’ll be the kind of person that I know I’d like to be
If I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me.”*

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wedding Day!!!

Dancing the night away.


Why is this not cutting?

Say Cheese!

Our wedding day was a blast, but the honey moon was better!