Marteney Love
Our life as a family of 5!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Blessed Mommy

I am feeling very blessed today for healthy happy children. I want to cherish every moment of them in this coming year. I know "my" time will lessen as they grow. Even the rough moments of tears and fighting are mine and I am so thankful for even those. As I clean up their toys today I feel happy to have little ones to make the mess. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be a mommy to 3 amazing children. They are such an incredible gift. I don't feel some days like I am adequate to do the job but I know that you are. You chose me to do this job. I want to do it to the fullest that I can. My goal this year is to play more, laugh more,  to give more hugs and kisses, and to be frustrated less.
I have tears running down my face right now and felt inspired to write this as encouragement for others and a reminder for myself to look back. I have been touched today by a few stories of others who have had family tragedy. My heart is broken for them, overjoyed, and overwhelmed at the the thought that God gave each of my children to us as a precious gift. I never want to forget that or take it for granted.
As you go into this coming year of 2011 purpose to find a way to love on your kids even more. I know I will.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas surrounded by your loved ones as we are.

If you have had the pleasure in the past of reading my dad's Christmas letters you will definitely enjoy this one. If you are new to his humor you should read along as well. This year was a group effort and lots of fun. Here in the link for the Green/Marteney family Christmas letter.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Marteney Family!

Just in case you love Christmas letters and were curious about past letters here is a glace back at our family over the past few years. The letter style is a bit different every time. Amazing all of the fun announcements and changes in the family pictures we have had. Love it!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twin Trouble

I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves. :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Month of Madison

This month has been super busy with lots of fun events all for Madison. We started off with a big princess bash for her 4th birthday. You can see more pics on facebook and here.

We have a family tradition of going to dinner with my family and seeing Christmas lights. It has turned into Madison's family birthday celebration. She loves it! This year we went to Spaghetti Factory and then to the Winter Wonderland display at PIR. We had a wonderful time.

On Madison's actual birthday Daddy came home from work with flowers for his girl.

 She chose to go bowling with our friends Tricia, Kaeden, Koleson, and Kelton. They kids all had a blast and definitely beat my score. :)

The following day Madison got to bring cupcakes and show and tell to school. They have a special birthday hat and song. It was lots of fun to get to be in the class room with her for that.

Then on Wednesday her class had their holiday program. Madison and Sydney were front and center and did a great job singing. Madison waved and smiled proudly! I loved it.

Thursday was her class holiday party. Dara and I both got to help this time and were in charge of the snack. Making gingerbread houses!

It has been a fun month already with lots more to do this week for Christmas. I love this time of year. I am not sure what Madison is going to think though when the month of presents ends. It has been non stop. I am going to have to have a major toy purge in January. :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shutterfly Review

I wanted to share with you about a great company. I LOVE They have so many great products from Christmas cards to gifts.
We purchased our Christmas cards from them last year as well and I was so happy with the quality. I was originally planning on making my own cards this year but ran out of time. Thank goodness for Shutterfly. They are easy fast and have lots of fun holiday designs in their Holiday 2010 Christmas Cards.

They also have some great photo gifts. I love this mug filled with sweets. What a perfect gift for grandparents.

 My other favorite item by Shutterfly is their photo books and photo calendars. They are a great quick way to document a special event in your life. What an easy way for the busy mom like me who wants to have adorable scrapbooks but doesn't have them time. Or another great grandparent gift.

The last item I came across was the mounted artwork. I am in love with the striped baby print on their site. Such a cute addition to a nursery. An easy way to have a professional piece without the hassle of framing it.

Definitely check out their site. You will love what you find.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Family Photos 2010

When we had the kids pics done a few weeks ago we also had Green Family Photos with our latest addition Miss Emma Kate. Here are some more photos for you to enjoy.

Poppi & Nana

 Haley and her nieces and nephews.

My little sisters Haley and Ally

Jordan, Katie, and Emma

Our first niece Emma Kate.

The girls.

Beautiful girl

And a couple more cute shots of Madison.

Hope you are having a great week. Thanksgiving, Madison's b-day party, and Christmas tree pics coming later this week.

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