Sunday, April 29, 2007


Last night we had a opportunity we just couldn't pass up! A chance to see Richard Marx LIVE. Zach & Nancy, some good friends we've meet here asked us last min. to join them. How could we pass a night up of great entertainment and fun with friends? Some of you might need a refresher on who this amazing artist and singer might be. He was a mullet wearing 80's hottie with some of the greatest hits. Come on I know the majority of you know the popular prom/dance song "Right here waiting" classic!
Just a few facts and interesting info:
Richard Marx
- Over 30 million records sold
- Writer of Thirteen #1 songs
- Nineteen Top 20 Singles as an Artist, including SEVEN #1 HITS
- 2004 Grammy Song of the Year Winner, with Luther Vandross, for "Dance With My Father"

With his debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" and self-titled debut album, Richard Marx kicked off his career as a solo artist in 1987. Over the next three years, he became the first male solo artist to have his first 7 singles reach the top 5 on Billboard's singles chart, including the #1 hits "Hold On to the Nights," "Satisfied" and the worldwide classic, "Right Here Waiting." He remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio for years, selling over 30 million records, even as he emerged as a top producer working with some of the biggest names in the music business. Among those artists, *NSYNC, Keith Urban, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, Leann Rimes, 98°, Luther Vandross, Kenny Rogers, Sarah Brightman, Lara Fabian, Sister Hazel, The Tubes and SHeDAISY. More recently, he has written and produced records for Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Paulina Rubio, Kenny Loggins, Chris Botti, Michael Bolton, Chely Wright, Meredith Edwards, Hugh Jackman and Sissel.

In February 2004, Richard won the Song of the Year Grammy for "Dance With My Father," which he wrote with Luther Vandross. It was a big night for several reasons. "It was the award itself," says Richard. "For me and more importantly for Luther. I was proud."

More recently was "Better Life," a song written by Richard and Keith Urban which was included in Keith's last CD, the triple platinum "Be Here" and was also the biggest hit single from the CD, spending 6 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.

As Richard readies his next CD, the follow up to 2004's "My Own Best Enemy" which contained the hits "When You're Gone" and "Ready To Fly," he's also been back on the road. He just concluded a tour of Australia, his first time there in 8 years, and plans many more tour dates around the globe in '07.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This was five years ago when Robbie & I took our engagement pictures... oh how young we look! It is amazing how pictures tell a story & all the memories that rush through your mind! These are fun to look back on, it brings back all the wonderful memories of dating & falling in love!
This is just a tester,I'm trying out this new site for slide shows... I love it!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

New Carpet & More....

We have finally put new carpet in, replacing the fancy smanshie blue carpet we had in the back rooms to a beautiful tan color! We finally have a room for Londs! Her toys were starting to take over the front room & we spent alot of time in her room with storytime, napping, & playing! So we thought we would take the second bed out and give her space to play. She loves it! She seems to enjoy her drawing table more and plays by herself in the room. The only downfall is we don't have a bed to lay on while reading stories! I guess we need to look into getting a nursery chair!
We have had a fun filled weekend with again more visitors.. :)Tyson and Tiff Tuttle came into town! It was so great to see them and spend time with friends! They are some of our great friends we meet while living in Provo. They took a few pics, so when they send us a few well have to post our buds!
I really need to get a blogging camera, I have been jumping in the car and taking off without the camera..yikes!! This last month I have missed a great bit of blogging moments. I want to thank everyone for your wonderful comments you leave and e-mails about the blog. It inspires me to keep blogging. Thanks for loving our family and wanting to keep up on us... I do have to say I wish more of you would do a bit of blogging so we too could catch a glimpse of your wonderful family moments. Just a little bug in your thoughts, keep thinkng about it "a great thought will eventually turn into action".
Here are a few fun pictures of Londs & her room.

View this slideshow created at One True Media
London's New Room
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Grandma McNicol's Visit.....
It was so great to have Grandma come into town for a few days this past weekend! We had fun shopping, eating, playing and best of all walking together for the Arthritis Foundation. I wish we had taken a lot more pictures, but when your having fun you forget; or your batteries go dead! Here are a few moments of last weekend....

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Bliss!

Easter was a wonderful time for our family! We didn't take many pictures, actually only one! We video taped our whole Easter; so here is a quick view of London's first Easter basket, egg hunt and the many things she does that keep us laughing. Enjoy!

Friday, April 06, 2007


What a wonderful time of year! We are graced with warm weather, spring blossoms (along with allergies),and best of all Easter! A time to reflect on our dear Savior, and his atonement & love for each of us. I loved, loved, loved General Conference last weekend as it has really had me reflecting on the Savior in my life and my families life. We have soo much to teach London and what a great responsibility! She knows who Jesus is and points to him often throughout the week.
We spent hours at Desert Book last Saturday night for a Women's night while the men attended priesthood. Lots of yummy foods & prizes. London picked out the best book! "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam" a sing-along book of favorite songs about the Savior. It has 6 primary songs to sing too. She loves pushing the buttons and mom or dad sings. It is a great little book! I enjoy little teaching tools to help educate these little minds!
We are excited to share this Easter with London as this will be the first one she can interact with all the festive activities. We are looking forward to spending time with family, having some good grub, and participating in London's first Easter egg hunt! We love and miss all of you who are far, wish you were here with us!


Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.
- Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557

Monday, April 02, 2007

All about London....

Every stage has been so much fun! It has been amazing to see this little girl grow from a small seed into a precious baby and now into a smart, enthusiastic, giggly, lovable busy bee toddler. Yes, I said toddler! She is 16 months and growing up way too fast! London is communicating fairly well, with a bit of sign and now words. It makes things so much easier! Although... we do have our moments when we are both trying to communicate something to each other and we both, just don't get it! It's hilarious, because we are both so frustrated! I start laughing and then Londs starts laughing even though she has no idea what she is laughing about! We try to keep things fun!
The best has been in the last couple of weeks she has been saying her name & pointing at herself! I thought she was saying 'nana" for banana so I would give her a banana. Then I realized she was saying her name,"london". I wondered why she didn't eat the banana, just a few bits. That was a lame one on my part!