Monday, February 1, 2016

It's A Boy!

It's a boy and we couldn't be happier!!! We found out on week 15 or on November 23rd at Fetal Studio in Lehi.  Spencer and I took the day off because the appointment was in the morning.  When we first walked it, it was kind of a weird vibe that we got.  The doctor was from Lithuania and it was kind of hard to understand him... Spencer and I looked at each other and both of us were wondering what we had gotten ourselves into. 

Once he started the ultrasound took about 15 minutes.  It was really quick. The doctor walked us through showing us the baby's head and arms. At one point the baby was opening and closing his mouth.  Then the doctor claimed that he knew the gender just by the size of the head... I couldn't tell if he was joking or not so I may have given his a weird look. (I did think he was little interesting.) Once we got down to his bum, we both tell that it was a boy.  I was completely shocked. This whole time I was 100% sure that we were having a girl. It took me a minute to really comprehend that it was a boy. Spencer did a little fist pump when I looked over at him.  It was a really fun moment.  I am glad I got to share that moment with Spencer.

Baby J sucking his thumb.

That night we asked my family to meet us at a frozen yogurt shop in American Fork.  I couldn't wait to tell them the news.  When we got to the restaurant, my brothers were watching what color of spoons we picked out trying to guess the gender by our actions.  I wrapped up Hershey bars and colored the HE in blue.  We had everyone open them at once.  Everyone was completely shocked too because EVERYONE thought we were having a girl.  My brothers were so stoked.

The next day we drove up to Montana for Thanksgiving.  We had cupcakes ordered with blue frosting in the middle to surprise his family with.  We waited until Thanksgiving morning to tell everyone because Cailtin and Spencer couldn't get up to Montana until then.  The whole two days before that, they were trying to get us to spill but Spencer and I were strong and didn't give anything away.  Before we had everyone take a cupcake, we had them line up on sides based on what their guesses were.  Everyone except Spencer K and Boyd thought we were having a girl.  After, we had everyone get in a line and take a bite at the same time. They were all shocked as well.  It was a fun surprise! :)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Spilling our BIG news!

Spencer and I have some exciting news, we are expecting a baby in May!! We couldn't be more excited.  Getting pregnant was a difficult process for us but I'll save that whole experience for another post. I'll probably break up the pregnancy into a couple posts too so this one is about our first two ultrasounds and us spilling our big news. (YAY!!)

The weekend of Labor Day 2015, we spent it up in Montana with our friends the Christensen's and Christiansen's. Tuesday September 8th, I had a doctor appointment first thing in the morning so I decided to work from home.  Around 1:00 I got a call telling us the good news. We finally were able to conceive! I sat down and started to bawl because this moment of a positive blood test finally came and I wasn't sure what to do.  At first I was in disbelief so I decided to take a home pregnancy test... stupid I know because the blood tests are way more accurate but I wanted to see it for myself.  Sure enough 5 minutes later the word PREGNANT showed on the stick. I started crying again... Naturally. :)  Of course I wasn't able to focus the rest of the day so I took PTO and decided to start thinking of how I would tell Spence.

Spence kept texting me every hour wondering if I had heard anything from the doctor yet... I felt bad but I lied and told him that I tried calling and they said they didn't have the results yet. That way it would buy me time to figure out a cute and creative way to tell him.  I remembered a couple months earlier I saw some cute baby boots at Ream's so I went and bought them. I also went to Barns and Noble and bought a pregnancy book as well as a pregnancy journal.  By the time I got back home it was only 3:30 and Spence wasn't going to get home until after 7:00.  It was going to be a long couple hours until I could share the awesome news.

When Spence walked in the door, I had the boots, the pregnancy test, and the pregnancy book/journal on the table.  He was confused at first but then figured out that I had been lying to him about not hearing from the doctor.  He was so excited.  I wish it would have made him cry but to this day I have never seen my husband shed a tear... We were so excited.

The next couple weeks it was really difficult to keep our secret in because a lot of our close family and friends knew we had been struggling for awhile to get pregnant.  We didn't want to say anything until we were further along because so many things can happen in the first trimester, we didn't want to tell the whole world until we knew for sure we were past the first trimester.

We ended up having our first ultrasound on Sept 28 which was around 7 weeks. I remember being so nervous for our first ultrasound because who knew if the baby was still alive or not.  I remember not being able to sleep the night before because I was so nervous.  That morning we met Dr. Gertcheff and sure enough we were able to listen to our little bean's heart beat.  It was such a cool experience. Spencer and I left feeling like it was more real.

That weekend when we decided to tell my parents.  On my dad's birthday, we wrapped up a onsie that announced our exciting news and gave it to my dad for one of his presents.  As soon as he saw what it said he started crying.  It was the cutest reaction.  He made everyone (minus Spencer) cry.  My brothers were so excited and of course my mother was thrilled!

The following weekend, Spencer's parents were going to be in Burley Idaho for the Annual Barton Barn Dance so we decided to meet them up there and spill the news to them.  We met at a mexican restaurant and had dinner.  Then after everyone was almost finished, Spence went out to grab a bag that had our first ultrasound as well as the baby boots and the onsie in it.  He plopped it on the table in front of his mom and dad.  They opened it and were so excited.  Alison, Boyd and Lacie were all there as well.  Alison started yelling and everyone was really excited for us.

The Monday after that weekend, Caitlin had FHE at her house. All of the siblings that lived in Provo as well as Scott and Brooke Pierce went to the King's.  We each made different soups and carved pumpkins.  Spencer and I thought that it would be the perfect way to tell his siblings. We made Alison promise not to tell anyone because we had a cute way of telling everyone.  The last couple years when we have carved pumpkins, everyone is always looking at each others and comparing but this year we were lucky and no one really asked what we were doing.  We decided to carve May in one and 2016 in the other.  We were one of the last to finish so once we were finished we put candles in them and turned them around.  Caitlin and Neal started yelling.  It was so fun to share our big news.

Around week 9, we had our second ultrasound.  At this appointment if everything looked good then we would graduate to a regular OBGYN. For some reason I was nervous again... Not being able to feel our baby move around made me feel nervous. I wasn't sure what to expect again... But as soon as the ultrasound was on we were able to hear the heartbeat again.  Phew. No more coming back to the Fertility Center!!

Around week 11, the weekend before Halloween we told grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Spencer and I ordered skeleton shirts, his had a chicken leg and steak in his stomach and mine had a baby.  It was super fun surprising everyone. I ended up telling my girlfriends at work that week too.  I was so happy that I could now talk about the one secret I had been holding in for weeks!!

I had my first appointment with my new OB GYN on week 11 as well.  Her name is Dr. Andrews and she works out of the Valley OB GYN office in Provo.  She is awesome!! I recommend her to everyone who is looking for someone who will deliver.  She is super young and very pretty.  For our first visit with them, we did the initial questions and blood work.  I could tell I was going to like this clinic.  I may have lied and told her that the Fertility clinic didn't do any ultrasounds so that they would do one at this appointment.  (SHH no one has to know! :) ) It is amazing to me how much our little bean had grown in just a couple of weeks.  She also told us based on the growth that we were looking like we could be a week ahead of schedule.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dental Application/Interview Experience

It's only been six months since our last update yet so much has happened... I'm not even sure where to start. Well I guess I'll start where I left off... My last post was in May. Once we got back from our Mattawa trip, Spence started working hard on applying for dental school. He spent countless hours studying to take the Dental Admissions Test as well as working on his application. He took the DAT on June 6th.  It literally took him all day. He came out with an above average score which we were thrilled about.

He then worked on putting together his application. If I had to guesstimate, I would say he spent over 100 hours with it all. He worked so hard making sure everything looked perfect. After we got it all sent off, the waiting game began. Finally at the beginning of October, we received an email from the University of Washington.  It was requesting Spencer to fly out for an interview.  We were so excited that we even heard back from one school.  That weekend we went and bought a outfit that consists of a new suit, shoes, tie, white shirt and socks.  "If you look good, you feel good and if you feel good, you do good." Not sure where I heard that growing up but I have always thought it to be true.  We bought Spencer's plane ticket, rented a car and made plans with Spencer King's brother-in-law to stay the night at his apartment. He luckily lives two minutes away from campus. He was ready for Oct 23rd.

The morning of driving Spence to the airport, I remember being so nervous for him. We triple checked his bag to make sure he had everything then off he went.  The first night he was there, he went out to eat with Bradley at a Thai Food restaurant. Once Spencer finished telling me that he was eating Thai food, I almost fell over. Spencer NEVER tries different foods, then to hear that he actually liked it? I was uber shocked! They went back to Bradley's and went to bed after because Spence had to be up early the next day.

The day of the interview... Spencer was running right on time however once he tried to cross the bridge that led to the University, he found out that the bridge was closed.  He was lost, now running late and he couldn't figure out how to work his cell phone navigation. Lets just say I got a frantic call from Spencer complaining about the bridge being closed and I immediately began to panic! Of course I start running through different scenarios of how the morning could have gone different to prevent this but then I realized I wasn't helping. Once we hung up the phone I decided to quickly pray and ask for Spencer to have guidance on how to make it to his interview.  I got a call five minutes before his interview and he was calling to let me know that he made it and was walking in the door.  PHEW! Stressful morning already!!

Of course I kept looking at my phone all day waiting for even just a small text to clue me in on how he was doing... nothing! The first part the interview, he is actually given multiple mini interviews with several different dental school alumni.  In those interviews, he was given an ethical, political or practical problem and he had two minutes to elaborate on the subject - no right or wrong answers. After two hours of different stations, they then provided lunch and a meet and greet for current dental school students to mingle with the applicants.

Spencer finally called me on his break after lunch and let me know that it was hard to read the interviewers but he felt very confident in his answers and wouldn't change what he said if he had the chance which is a great sign.  I could tell that a bunch of weight was lifted off of his shoulders now that the interviews were over.

Spencer had a few hours to spare so he went and drove by the Space Needle and took a tour of the Seattle Seahawks stadium.  I was so excited to pick him up from the airport! I hate being in separate cities!

Unfortunately we got a denial letter from Washington mid December but we are very grateful for the experience.  We are grateful that he even got an interview at all.  Looking at our future, we think we are going to apply for dental school one more year.  Hopefully this next year we won't be as naive and maybe get a better score on the DAT.  Overall, I am very proud of Spencer and his accomplishments he has made this year.  Even if dental school doesn't work out, I know he will be successful in anything he puts his mind to because he is such a hard worker. I love you Spence!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mattawa, WA

The weekend that Spencer's family came down for his graduation, Alan informed us that Grandma Jenne wasn't doing very good. She has had several mini strokes lately.  Alan told us that her dying wish is to have Alan's family around her table one last time.  We decided that we should all probably make the trek up there.  It has only been three years of marriage almost and I have never been to either one of Spencer's grandparents.  Why not hit them up the same weekend?

We all decided to leave on a Thursday right after work and spend the night in Boise.  Spencer, Spencer K, Caitlin, Alison and I piled into our trusted old Chevy Cobalt. It was a tight squeeze for the people who sat in the back.  It didn't help that we were leaving about rush hour and had to sit in traffic for an hour and a half.  Once we got over the Utah border things started to pick up.  We had to stop about halfway to Boise because all of our legs were dying.  We stopped in Twin Falls for a chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A. We finally pulled into the Detton grandparent's place around 11:00 pm.  As we pulled up, Alan, LeeAnn and Boyd were unpacking their car. It looked like they had just arrived as well. We didn't chat for very long before we all decided to get right to bed.

The next morning, I helped Grandma Detton get breakfast together. Everyone showered and were packed up ready to take off to Mattawa around 11:30 am.  While we were waiting to get all the bags strapped on top of the Chevy Tahoe, I explored the house.  They had a beautiful back yard that was nicely groomed as well as a pool.  This looked like the ultimate get together place.  Aunt Janelle lived four houses down.  We went down to check out her place as well.  They lived in a beautiful neighborhood.  It reminded me of my parent's neighborhood.  I would definitely like to spend a whole weekend in Boise.

Once everything was strapped on tight, we all loaded in the Tahoe.  We had one to many people so Alan brought down the Harley so they could switch off riding it.  Spencer started off on it.  I had a weird feeling so I didn't join him on it.  I made him wear a helmet though... he wasn't too happy with me but rather have him alive then dead.  Boise was about half way point to Mattawa.  We only had about six hours more to go.  We stopped at the halfway point in Oregon so Alan and LeeAnn could take a turn on the Harley.  I have never been through Oregon or Washington before and was blown away by how many trees there were.  It was really green.  I would love to live in Oregon if there weren't as many weird people that lived there.

I fell asleep for a bit and when I woke up, we were just entering Mattawa.  We turned down a dirt road heading to Grandpa and Grandma Jenne's place when Boyd said, "Get ready for the smell."  I didn't understand what that meant.  I saw that we were approaching the dairy farm but didn't think anything of it.  Then, out of no where, it hit. The smell of stinky cow poop mixed with rotting onions.  Literally this is the worst smell I have ever smelt.  We all started gagging.  His grandparent's live right around the corner from that stinky place and was so nervous that we were going to smell it all weekend.... Thankfully it was only when the wind picked up, which was like three different times.
Right before we pulled in, we passed rows and rows of portapotties.  Spencer's uncle Tim owns his own portapotty business.  His business just started to take off the last few years and is upgrading from his double wide to an actual home.  They are living with the Jenne grandparents while their house is being built on the same lot.

As we got there, dinner was ready. Aunt Lorraine, Lindsey, Haley and Ashley made us a mexican soup dish. It was pretty good. Right after we ate, we had to get on the road again to get to Lainey's bridal shower in Yakima.  It was an hour and fifteen minutes away.  Talk about being sick of the car!! Luckily it was only us girls in the Tahoe so we were able to get comfortable.  Once we got to Yakima, it was perfect outside.  The shower was in Aunt Elaine's front yard. There were a lot of people there.  Our car left a little early because we were ready to get home and get to bed.  On our way back we got a little turned around.  We missed our turn back to the house and got lost in the dark.  There are no lights down the farm roads so we were really turned around. Finally after about thirty minutes we found our way. By the time we got back to Mattawa it was 11:00 pm. We were all wiped. Uncle Don brought over his trailer for us to stay in since Grandma and Grandpa's double wide only had three bedrooms.

The next morning we woke up and ate breakfast.  Us girls went out and set up a table under one of the bigger trees to do our crafts on.  The boys were put to work knocking down two big trees to make room for the new house.  It got really hot, really quick.  The wind started to pick up and we all instantly ran for cover before awful smell crept back.

Lindsey and Drew offered to take some of us out on their boat to go wakeboarding on the Columbia River.  It was perfect for it.  Spencer and Boyd didn't bring their swimming suits so they borrowed some old ones from Drew.  The picture below was the outfit my husband was wearing... yes it was ridiculous but we did get a few people looking his direction like are you really wearing that? It was really hilarious. The water was a brisk 53 degrees... yeah needless to say I stayed in the boat. Drew, Boyd and the Spencer's were the only ones that got in.  This was Spence's first time wakeboarding on an actual wakeboarding boat.  He did awesome!  Drew was the best by far.  He was throwing back flips, twists, and clearing the wake at the same time... it was crazy!  Boyd hasn't ever been able to stand up to wake board.  We spent about 45 minutes trying to teach him before he was too cold and tired to keep trying. He was super close!  We had a really good time out on the boat.

When we got back, we helped make dinner.  Then we sat down and talked for hours. It was really good listening to the different stories from Alan and Tim's childhood.  They are the same person.  When they were standing next to one another someone pointed out to them that they were pretty much the same person and Tim's response was "I'm not as dorky as he is". It made us all laugh.  Grandma and Grandpa Jenne had a difficult time hearing everyone. At one point Grandpa got so frustrated that he went to bed because he couldn't handle it.  I felt bad for him.  They were both so happy to have all of us there though.  It was good to be around family. 

Sunday we woke up and went to church.  Their church was in the middle of no where.  Sandwiched between different farms.  They only had one ward.  That is one thing that I love about our church is that no matter where you are, when you enter an LDS church you feel at home.  You know where things are, you know when things happen.  It is the same wherever you go. Once we went home, we packed up to head to Boise.  It was really hard saying goodbye to Grandma and Grandpa because they are in their mid nineties... We aren't really sure if we will ever see them again.  As we were pulling out, we looked over and Grandpa and he was crying.  It made us all get a little choked up.

We stayed the night in Boise at Grandma and Grandpa Detton's again.  We got there around 11:00 pm.  Grandma and Grandpa were both asleep already.  We quietly piled in and went right to sleep.   I woke up around 3:00 am feeling sick to my stomach.  I think I had a little too much asparagus.  We also slept with the window open so my nose was stuffed because of allergies. As I tried to fall back asleep, I could feel my throat starting to tighten. It was getting harder and harder to breathe.  I had never had an allergic reaction like this before so I wasn't sure what to do.   I woke up Spencer and started crying... When I went to the bathroom, my face was swollen like the movie Hitch.  It was so scary.  I didn't know what to do, on top of my allergic reaction I was having a panic attack.  I told Spencer if I can't breathe better in 20 minutes, then we were going to go to the emergency room.  I asked him to give me a blessing. After a few more minutes, I was able to calm myself down and my throat started to open up again.  I was able to fall asleep.  Thankfully!!!

The next morning was Memorial Day.  It was interesting to see the contrast between Alan's family and LeeAnn's family.  Caitlin and Alison were joking around that we get to see the two ends of the spectrum.  Staying in a double wide one night and sleeping in a huge house the next. Once we ate breakfast, Janelle gathered us all bicycles. We wanted to do something before we got into the car again so went for a ride along the river.  We had thirteen of us in our bike gang.  The trail was packed full of people riding bikes and walking.  It was really relaxing to enjoy nature; it was so perfect outside.  It was therapeutic for me. I told Spencer I want to get us beach cruisers so we can ride along the Provo River.

It was really nice to finally get to see Spencer's grandparents' places. I can start to understand why there are such differences between the two families.  It was really nice seeing both grandparents. I hope that Grandma and Grandpa Jenne last for a little while longer... I would hate to never see them again.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dawg Fest Tourney

This weekend we took some of our friends up to Montana. The boys signed up to play in the annual Dawg Fest basketball tournament.  Spence hasn't played in it for two years but we saw a lot of the same players.  This time instead of playing with family, Spence asked Russ and Kyle to play on a team as well as Boyd.  We got a call late Friday night from Allison saying that her car broke down one and a half hours outside of Dillon.  She headed home a day earlier than us and was trying to get a hold of someone to alert them before her phone died. We finally got a hold of Alan and after three hours of sitting in her car waiting, Ali was picked up.  Sylvia had finally died.  She had been in the family for years.... Now she is gone.  May she rest in peace. haha

Spencer met Russ while playing football down at Snow his first year. Just recently he ran into him at 24 hour fitness and started lifting with him every day.  Kyle is Russ's lifting partner so that is how he met Kyle. They are now the lifting trio.  We have hung out with their wives a few time as well. Devri and Shelby are really sweet girls.  I got to know them better this weekend.
We all left Provo on Friday and got up to Montana around 7:00.  When we first got there, we stopped at Spencer's house and introduced everyone to his parents.  After talking and freshening up, we hit up Papa T's for dinner.  We had been talking up Taco Pizza so we ordered one as well as a burger.  I was really impressed with the burger.  Papa T's is one of our favorites, we always eat there whenever we go to Montana.  That night we played Sequence and Scattergories.  The girls kicked the boys' trash!

Once we got to the college gym, we were watching the other teams warm up.  We could tell that there were going to be some really good teams.  It wasn't until about ten min before the game started that we realized the boys signed up for division A which all the college basketball players for Western play in.  We were wondering why division A only had about eight teams compared to the fifty teams in division b.  We lost the first game pretty quickly.  The boys did really well we just weren't as fast as the other team.  Our shots weren't going in either.  By the second game, the boys were warmed up and ready to play.   We ended up facing Troy Scott's team. He was a boy that went to high school with Boyd.  They don't like each other. We were in the lead for the majority of the game until the end.  We went cold and we ended up losing it. It was a sad loss...


We had a two hour break after that game so we went back home to eat some lunch.  It was the quietest lunch. The boys were so disappointed in themselves.  They didn't say a word. All of us girls were really sad. We kept quiet until they were ready to talk.  The last game they had we beat the other team. It was a really good game.  We were hitting all of our shots.  We were really excited because that game was a total mood changer. It turned our day around.  After that, we went back home and hung out.  We shot clay pigeons down by the pond.  We had LeeAnn's famous spaghetti dinner.

On Sunday our first game is at 10. We lost.... by a lot.  The team was really fast and hit everything they threw up.  It single elimination on Sunday so we were out quick. We headed back home to pack up and eat lunch.  We hung out on the back deck shooting gophers in the lower pasture by the pond for an hour or two.  It was perfect outside. We sat and talked for hours.  Finally we decided to pack up the car and head out.  Allison ended up riding with us.  It was a really nice, relaxing yet fast weekend.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Class of 2015

Spencer graduated!!! He graduated in Exercise Science. He walked last Friday. His Detton grandparents as well as his parents came in town to watch him walk.  My grandma Nelson and her husband Ken as well as my grandma Peterson and my parents came down as well. After graduation we went to the Spaghetti Factory to celebrate.  This day couldn't come fast enough. So proud of Spencer and all of the hard work he has put into our future.  He takes the  Dental Admissions Test on June 6th... hopefully he will have another four years of school. :)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

"The Plan of Happiness" - April 2015 Conference

I need to start writing more posts that are upbeat and fun... But conference was this past weekend so this is going to be another spiritual post... Two in a row! :)

Last weekend Spencer's great aunt Karen was having a surprise birthday party in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Karen has been to many of our Jenne family events so Spencer and I felt it was appropriate to make a day journey to attend this surprise party.  It was conference weekend so we got to listen the morning session on the way. I am glad we did not only to see family, but also because I was able to sit and just listen.  I didn't have any distractions.  I was able to truly listen.

I was really touched by Boyd K Packer's talk. If you haven't listened or read it yet, I highly suggest it.  I posted a link to the talk at the bottom of this post.  It was titled the Plan of Happiness.  President Packer is aging rapidly. It was really hard to understand him.  I had to close my eyes and really listen to be able to understand what he was teaching. I am so glad that I did because his talk was everything I had been searching for lately.  I honestly felt like I was suppose to hear it, like he was talking directly towards me.  There were two things that really stood out in his talk. Procreation and the atonement.

The first thing that touched me was when President Packer stated that 'multiplying and replenishing the earth is essential to the plan of redemption and is the source of human happiness.'  In other words, you find happiness in life by having and raising children. Satan doesn't want us to be happy. He is a miserable person.  He wants us to be miserable too.  He wants to do everything and anything is his power to prevent us from being happy.

When we do sin, Satan wants us to feel terrible.  He wants us to feel guilty.  Even after we have fully repented of our sins, he wants us to feel the scars that were once wounds.  He wants us to always feel broken.  It is through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that our scars can be removed.  We can be free of the sins once committed.  Christ heals us. "Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more." (D&C 58:42)

President Packer ended with his testimony. This was my favorite part:
"I am so grateful for the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the power of procreation, for he power of redemption, for the Atonement - the Atonement which can wash clean every stain no matter how difficult or how long or how many times repeated. The Atonement can put you free again to move forward, cleanly and worthily, to pursue that path that you have chosen in life."

This talk really touched me because I have been feeling like I was having blessings withheld from me because of my past sins.  I have also had a 'spiritual drought' which has taken me away from Christ's light.  I really felt like Heavenly Father forgot about me.  Like he couldn't hear my prayers.  I wasn't getting the blessings I wanted when I wanted them.  I felt very alone and doubtful.  President Packer really opened my eyes to this foolish idea.  He helped me remember that my sins have already been forgiven. They were washed clean through the Atonement of Christ.  My scars are gone.  They aren't what's preventing me from feeling the spirit and receiving blessings, I was the one causing myself the heart ache.  I gave up trying to learn and hear the words of our prophets and gospel.  This talk reminded me of what I needed to do to get my life pointed back to the light.

Once we got to Aunt Karen's party, we were talking with everyone who was sitting at the table and each person said they took something different talk.  One person said they only got Atonement out of his talk, another said they only heard about marriage.  I feel like President Packer was able to hit and touch so many different people.

I am so grateful for his wise words that he shared this conference. There were many many different talks centered around family.  Satan is threatening the family.  He is trying to break them apart.  It is through families where we find true happiness. There were several other talks that I really enjoyed and learned from as well.  I really am grateful for these wise people who speak at conference. They really strengthen my testimony.  Family really is the key to happiness.  I can't wait for the day when Spencer and I will have our own little one's running around.  I hope I will be able to raise them in a Christ centered home.  I want them to experience his grace and love.  I am so grateful for this spring conference.  I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.