Saturday, February 21, 2009

MacLennan T-shirt Contest

Call to all MacLennan's that are attending the MacLennan 3-Day in the summer. We are having a t-shirt design contest for MacLennan 3-day shirts. The winner of the contest will win a free t-shirt and pride. The contest rules are on the submission form. Click and print out. May the best man win. The contest is open till April 1st. T-shirts will be available for order after the contest on April 6th. T-shirts will be $7.50 a piece.

T-shirt Competition Rules
1. The shirt can be any color.
2. You can use upto 2 colors for the design.
3. You can either scan in your drawing and email it to
or you can mail it to Brynn at 567 N 200 E #10 Provo UT 84606
4. You can do as many designs as you would like.
5. Designs are due on April 1st at 5:00pm.
6. Grandma and Grandpa will pick top 3 and a random person will pick the final shirt.
7. The winner will get a free shirt.

Baby Update

Grandpa Snyder meets Morgan Marilyn for the first time.

Grandma Richardson holding Morgan.

Morgan being cute this morning.

Why do you always take pictures of me?

This video shows just how cute she is.

Morgan likes to smile when we say silly things, or when she knows she's up to no good.

Yesterday was a pretty tough day. Morgan was very needy and wanted to be held all day. She also was had a lot of colic, so Danny was worried she was sick because she had a raspy cry, so we took her to the health center. The doctor said she was fine, but she did weigh 8 pounds 6 oz, so she is getting a bit chubbier. Hopefully today will be a bit better for a day for her.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 Years

It is official, we have been married for 2 years! We are celebrating on Sat. but today we went out for lunch for a little short celebration.

Morgans Room Updates

I wanted to show how Morgan is getting a bit "chubbier" so here is a picture of her with out a shirt on. I love elephants so I wanted to put them in her room and I wanted to put up some letters and decided her name would be a nice touch.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cute Pictures

Well I wish I had time to write something important but with the lack of sleep I am getting, pictures are as good as it gets.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Baby Bjorn

Morgan after her bath, we are trying the bed time routine with lavender wash.

Directly after the bath, she is adorable.

The bjorn. She loves it!

I may not look my best, but this helps me get stuff done.

My mother and father purchased a baby bjorn for each of the kids, I wasn't sure if the investment was where I wanted to put my money but I thought if I am going to get a front carrier I might as well get one that works well. Well it has been soo worth it. Morgan is only 14 days old and has been in the bjorn at least 7 of those days. She loves it, when she is fussy and I don't know what to do I put her in and we go on a walk, do the dishes, make the bed, etc. Sunday was particularly a hard day, she was tired, but so tired she wouldn't nap, so I think she spent a total of 4 hours in the bjorn going on walks with me outside and then Danny would take walks inside our house going in circles (it was raining outside). So I just wanted to post that this present has been a life saver, I think the most used present thus far, so thanks mom and dad!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Mom Left

Daddy put me on the couch and I fell asleep

Tummy Time

Grandma Snyder, Morgan is even smiling for this one.

She is just so precious when she is sleeping

Well it is going to be interesting to see how well I can be a mother now that my mom left, it was amazing having her here. I really don't know how girls do it with out them. So thanks Mom for coming and spending time with all of us, we really appreciated it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Morgan already knows how to fold her arms. (Whitney Johnson is holding her)

Her long toes!

Another Sleeping Picture

Her first bath, she didn't really enjoy it, but today she liked her second bath.

What an adorable little girl!

We have a few funny stories that have occurred since Morgan was born.

Story #1
I didn't realize that when you have a baby, your stomach does not just go back to normal and that you stay pretty large appearing like your 5 months pregnant still. I was not losing my stomach very quickly and I was a little embarrassed by my bulging stomach. Danny, Kylie, and Cassie all play on the same soccer team and they had a game on Saturday, I decided that Morgan and I should go (it is indoor soccer). I didn't want anyone to see my large stomach so I wore a jacket that covered it, but since I had Morgan in the baby Bjorn I didn't think I had to worry about anyone noticing my stomach. When we got to the soccer complex I was sweating from walking 4 blocks, and I was sweating a lot, so I decided that it didn't matter if my stomach was big or not I had to take off that jacket. So I placed Morgan on a blanket on the ground and took my jacket off, and just played with her while watching the team do well. I was sitting near the players on our team and a new sub came off, I said good job and he looked at me and then looked at the baby and said "Who's Baby is that, you obviously haven't had yours?" and that is when I realized maybe I should have kept my jacket on.

Story #2
After feeding Morgan a few days ago I gave her to my mom to burp while I wrapped everything up. Morgan was wearing a sleeper with an elastic bottom. As she burped her my mom said I think Morgan just went the bathroom will you check as I stretched the elastic band, I noticed that Morgan's diaper wasn't where it was supposed to be it was around her ankles and yes she had gone to the bathroom, but it was all over her onesie, sleeper and blanket.

Story #3

Uncle Nathan was holding Morgan and I was telling a story about her first bath. I was stating that she was not really enjoying it and as soon as she finished and we wrapped her up in her bath towel she peed everywhere. As I stated that Morgan got a huge smile over face as if she knew what we were talking about and had done it on purpose.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Marilyn Hofer Snyder

Many people have wondered why we chose to give Morgan the middle name of Marilyn. So I (Danny) thought that I would do a post dedicated to her namesake. I was blessed with having the greatest grandmother anyone could ever ask for. Though she stood at a mere 5 feet tall, in regards to the life she lived she stood high above the rest. She was what you would call a modern-day pioneer. Shortly after marrying my grandpa, she had 6 kids in less than 6 years (one set of twins). My grandpa was inactive in the church and so my grandma would get those six kids ready and take them all to church by herself each Sunday. Thanks to her persistence, her sons and grandsons and granddaughters have taken the message of the gospel to Japan, Argentina, Brazil and various parts of the US. She never gave up on my grandpa though, and shortly after my parents were married, thanks to a diligent wife and set of home teachers, my grandpa became her most important convert of all. They later served a mission together on welfare square and worked in the Bountiful Temple for ten years, filling the hardest slot of the week (Friday and Saturday nights). My grandma was always very active. She played softball, exercised regularly, tended her garden constantly, and even helped my grandpa build my aunt a house (a project the two of them alone completed over a four year period). When my aunt finally moved into the house, the neighbors asked her, "What happened to the nice old couple who built this house? We heard they died." HAHA! I never once heard my grandma complain. As she laid in the hospital, just days before her death, she used her last words to make sure that everything was taken care of for the family Thanksgiving dinner. She passed away on November 18, 2008. The funeral was beautiful, as not a single negative thing was said about this kind, extraordinary woman. Her bishop shared the lyrics from a song from the play Wicked and I close my thoughts with those same words:

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend...

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
Because I knew you

I have been changed for good