Tuesday, December 18, 2007


The Morris family is happy to announce the arrival of Marlie Rae Morris

After 7 hours of labor she was born on Thursday December 13th at 11:46 p.m.
She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
We came home on Saturday and we all have been enjoying having Marlie in our family. She is a very good baby! She only cries when she gets her diaper changed. She has Jaundice so she has been having to spend a lot of time underneath lights that we had to bring home from the hospital. We are hoping by Thursday we can keep her out of them for good!
Her sisters and brother are very big helpers and love to hold her when they get the chance. Marlie is very fun to cuddle with! We all feel so blessed to have this special spirit in our lives!!!! She is the best Christmas present that we could have asked for!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deck the Halls

We have been trying to decorate and get ready for the Holidays for the last couple of weeks. I have not had much motivation to do it with all of the other messes I have been in the middle of trying to get ready for the baby's arrival. I was so suprised when I came upstairs after doing some hair in my salon to find that Dave had put up the tree as well as put all of the lights on it. He had also put up the Garland and lights on the inside railings as well. It made decorating the tree a lot easier and fun on me. I am so glad that Dave loves Christmas and is so willing to help out with the decorating!!
The girls helped out by putting some decorations on the tree and Mason has been getting into the Christmas spirit as well. He had fun helping Grandpa put up the lights on the house, and helped his dad put up the new Santa Clause we got for the yard.
Here is a picture of the house last night with a fresh blanket of snow that we got yesterday.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Family Celebrations

Last weekend the girls got to go to Grandma Sherie's for a fun Christmas party. It was for kids only 8 years and up (they let Maddi join them.) I asked her if she needed help, she said "There is only going to be 15 of them." I guess for her that is nothing. ( She is used to feeding about 50 at a time.) They ate a lunch with the choice of pizza, hamburgers, and chicken cordon blue. Then they had candy to dip in chocolate or fondue as they call it. Then they had an auction where they got to bid on lots of fun things. Everyone had a great time.
Next weekend she is having a party for the kids 3 to 7 years old. That should be fun!!!! Thank you Grandma Sherie!!!

The next night we went to Dave's family party at his dad's house in Ogden. The girls are always so excited to spend time with their cousin Sierra and Aunt Kenzie.
Then there is the 3 boys Garrett, Mason and Easton. It works out great! Everyone has someone to play with.After we had dinner Grandma Stacie was brave enough to help the 6 oldest grandkids make Gingerbread houses. They were messy, but they sure had fun!!
It is always nice to get together with the ones we love and make new memories. Too bad life is so busy that we don't do it more often!