To The Love of My Life...

Dear Blaine,
   Today, December 20th, 2011, I have been married 3 years to you, my sweetie!  I appreciate so many things about you.  One thing that especially sticks out in my mind is this:  You helps my dreams come true!  I have always dreamed about being a great performer and playing on a large grand piano in a black dress. Well, yesterday, even though I wasn't wearing a black dress, and I wasn't the only performer, my dream came true.  I had to practice a lot, and you were always happy to watch Hyrum and help me find time to practice.  This is just one of a million times that you have helped me to go for my dreams.  I pray I can do the same for you!
   Happy Anniversary my love!  I am glad we have eternity together.
          -Your Martha Mae:)

Whose Who at our Halloween Party...

The scarecrow, the Brave Baby Lion, and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

The Hawaiian Snorkling Couple
The Rodeo Clown, and Santa's Twin

Miss Cellaneous and The Grudge
Flynn Rider, Tangled, the Cameleon, and Tangled's Mama
All of the Party Guests at the "Trick or Treat" Relay
Pumpkin soup bowls for the party guests
A favorite King treat: Brownies, Festive Orange Vanilla Ice Cream, and Homemade Hot Fudge

Goodbye Summer Days...

No homework, Stargazing, Family Reunions, Movie Parties, Splash park playing, Picnics, Naps...these are just a few things that described our 7-week summer vacation from school. I am excited for fall...the pumpkin scents and the crisp autumn nights. I am excited to be in school again with my true love. But I will miss perfect summer evenings like this at Bear Lake playing with my family. Until next summer...


I am so grateful for Blessings! Today was Hyrum's Baby Blessing! It was also the day our new nephew was born! What a wonderful day! Besides the actual Blessing being a Blessing, I was reminded of the Blessings that are all around us. Some of the biggest Blessings Blaine, Hyrum and I have are the awesome people that we are lucky to call family! Sunday was one of those amazing days that you just don't want to end. At the end of the day, I thought about President Monson's quote, "God gave us memories so that we could have June roses in the Decembers of our lives." Today was one of those "June Rose Days!"

Hyrum was blessed in a beautiful outfit made by his Grandma Sherri. The pants and vest were made out of the same bolt of fabric that was Blaine's blessing outfit was made from. The tie was made from the leftover scraps from my wedding dress! Blaine's mom is amazing!

Hyrum's Blessing blanket was made by Nicole Albertson, my cousin! She is so talented!

His little booties were made by our good friend, Michelle Willis!

Hyrum and Auntie Hollie

Auntie Hollie and Auntie Melissa

My family

Grandpa Dave

Enjoying a Sunday nap together on Grandma Munn's Counch

Grandma Sherri and Grandpa Kevin

Auntie Jamie

Rylee Sue, Paige and Eli-Hyrum's cousins

Silly Hayden, one of Hyrum's Cousins, put on this wig during the luncheon and I just couldn't resist :)

To Quote My Life...

I used to be a Father of the Bride finatic! Although I am not as crazy about it as I once was, there is a quote from the movie that has always stuck with me. The quote is this, "Life doesn't get much better than this."

There are so many times when I have to get up with Hyrum at night, or wake up to Blaine and Hyrum in the morning that I think that same thing. "Life just doesn't get much better than this!"

I am so blessed and I am the luckiest gal to have the two most handsome boys in my life!

Little Blowout!

I am surprised that it took a month for this to happen, but today was the day! Let me give you a few clues of the event that took place today....
  1. There was a loud noise!
  2. There was a stinky smell!
  3. There is a little more laundry to do!
  4. Hyrum felt much better after this took place!

Look at the pics to see if you guessed right

The stain


The Culprit-A much happier camper after the event :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

On my first Valentine's Day, I decided to be festive! I got some awesome gifts, including clothes and a puppy, and thought there was not better way to celebrate than to dress up and show them off. I had mom take some pictures after I got dressed up. Since Valentine's day is all about love, I decided to include a list of some of the things I love:
1- Lunch.
2- Lunch time naps.
3- My bouncer.
4- Bright lights.
5- Walks outside with mom.
6- Being warm. (I detest cold situations such as baths, cold wind, and having my diaper changed.)
Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Hyrum's First Photoshoot

A little over a week ago, we had my sisters come and visit us. My sister Melissa is amazing and so talented! I don't think there is anything that she can't do. She brought up her camera and turned our apartment into a little photo studio. It was fun to spend time with them, and the results are these wonderful pictures of our little Hyrum. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Baby Murray has arrived!

On Thursday January 27, one week past our due date, we met with the midwives and they felt like it would be a good idea to be induced the next day. Our Hospital adventure began Friday morning at around 7:45 am. Pitocin was administered, and we were on our way.

Kristin in her smokin' hospital attire. This is her last prego picture.
The labor was a journey for sure! We are grateful for our time without medicine and we are also grateful for our time with medicine as well. The whole day was so amazing. We look back on it with such fondness. Our new little baby was born at 8:15 pm on Friday January 28th, 2011. He was 8lbs. 1 oz. and 20.5 in. long.

Here's our little man posing for his first picture; his first of many!
We decided not to find out the gender of our little baby but both had feelings that it was a little girl all along. Boy were we surprised, delightfully surprised, to hear the words, "it's a boy!"

This picture kind of seems awkward. The purpose of it is to show his giant hands. His great-grandpa Munns has similar hands!
Because we thought it was a girl we had thought of plenty of girl names before the birth. When our baby came out a boy, we were especially glad that we had thought one lone boy name. After looking at him for a few minutes we decided that our name we chose was a perfect fit. So our new baby boy was named Hyrum King Murray. Hyrum after Hyrum Smith and King after Kristin's maiden name, a tradition with both our families.

Our new little Hyrum, wide awake right after his birth.
Mother-son bonding

The guys

Besides the surprise of Hyrum coming out a boy, we were also surprised to see how much hair he had!
Getting used to the lights

Healthy little baby boy

After we all got cleaned up, we headed to our recovery room and got ready to introduce Hyrum to our family and friends. At 11:15 that night, some of our family members came up to meet Hyrum and to celebrate his actual birthday. We sang happy birthday twice; once for fun and once for the camera!

Proud Grandpas

Hangin' out with grandma, grandpa, and aunt Jamie

Meeting cousin Juliana

Aunt Jamie and Aunt Bre

Our dear friend Jessica Hale aka Kristin's long lost twin from another mother!

Our hospital journey was amazing. We had great nurses, a great midwife and a perfect little addition to our family. We found out that love doesn't divide with more family members, it multiplies!

Our first family picture: Daddy, Mommy, and Hyrum