Wednesday, December 22, 2010

gingerbread house party

My sister in law Amanda had me and the girls over this past week to make gingerbread houses. I don't think my girls have ever made them before. So it was fun seeing what they came up with. I think McKinlee liked putting the frosting on more than the candy. But I do know eating it was the best part for her. Madasin made hers as fancy as she could get it. All the girls had a great time together. We are so lucky to live so close to our family. We love spending time with them. She was so excited to show it off, she covered her smile.

Madasin's fabulous house.

They all did so well.
These are some of my favorite new pictures we have taken. Crazy to think next year at this time we will have another sister.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

So This Is Christmas.

It's still 80 outside. So besides the Christmas music on the radio and the lights on the house. It doesn't feel like Christmas. We decorated our house about 2 weeks ago, but found a house and packed most of it up. I want to remember the little things this year. Like how Kinlee says No Man- snowman. Or Yanta for Santa. Or when we drive by a house with a lot of lights, She Yells mom lights. wow. Lately the girls and I will have dinner then jump in the car and look at lights. Our night usually ends with sleepy girls that have sang Christmas carols for about an hr.

Our friends just had an ugly Christmas sweater party. So much fun! Jp wore my grandmas sweater. He looked hot. I used my visiting teachers sweater, it was a little snug. But I think it all turned out cute. We played the white elephant game, we walked out with batteries. Not fun. But the rest of the night was a blast. It's always nice to see all of our friends.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I've noticed getting angry when I see Christmas lights or hear Christmas music. I'm not ready for Christmas just yet. There are so many things to be thankful for. I want to Cherish those moments and let people know how thankful I really am this year. What a wonderful year it has been. So many things to be grateful for. There are things I don't even notice until the end of the day. Then one thing turns into ten things to be thankful for! FAMILY I am thankful for my Family this year more than ever. We have had to lean on each other and support each other. Learn from each other, cry and laugh with each other. Name it we went through it. I am grateful for that time we had to grow together. We are stronger because of it.

Meet my cousin's Nikki and Katie,

Life has been a roller coaster these last couple of months. And with out the strength of the lord and close family and friends things would have fallen apart. Katie was involved in a drunk driving accident a couple of months ago. Two people in that accident were killed. Let me tell you why I am thankful for this experience. Having been on the opposite side really turns things around. How I now know what it feels like and what the other side is also going through. And how everyone involved suffers, not only the families that have lost a loved one, but the families responsible. Since September our family has been the closest it has ever been. And for that I am thankful for my family. There is still a lot more to come. Please continue to pray for our family.

I am so thankful for Madasin,

I am so thankful for the 6 amazing years I have had with her. How thankful I am for her kindness and fun loving personalty. I am thankful for how loving she is towards people. I am thankful for her kind heart and how she rarely judges people. I am thankful for her loud laugh, I am thankful for her willingness to serve others. I am thankful to be her mommy!

I am Thankful for these two!

I am thankful for McKinlee,

I am thankful for the sweet spirit this child has. I am thankful for how much she Care's for me. I am thankful for all the love she gives . I am thankful for the many hugs and kisses. I am thankful to have the chance to watch her grow. I am thankful to be her mommy!

I am thankful for baby Monroe,

I am thankful for this new adventure. I am thankful for the little flutters I am feeling. I am thankful for my ever expanding belly. I am thankful for another child. I am thankful I get to be your mommy. I am thankful for you.

I am also thankful for the love which my husband has for me and our little family. I am thankful for all of his hard work. I am thankful for my best friend.

This year it is all about being thankful, and the reason I am thankful is because the lord as blessed me in so many ways.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Baby Up Date!

I'm finally going to be an Aunt on my side of the family. This is Desiree my brother Ryan's girl friend. We are due two weeks apart. What a difference. Yes this is my 3rd and I have large babies, but seriously not fair. But I can't complain this time around is a lot better. Most of the time I'm reminding myself that I'm pregnant. It's that great. This is our baby at 18 weeks 5 days. She is measuring at 19 weeks 3 days.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

17 1/2 weeks!

I don't feel as big as I look. This pregnancy is totally different from the last. I'm still in my normal jeans, and some shirts. I'm not craving anything really, except water taste like soap to me. Not satisfying! My belly button is already flat. It seems early for that. I still have no idea what I'm going to name her. So far I like Monroe, Mabry and Maxine! But I'm Lost. Please tell me your favorite from these three.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Three Days Of Halloween.

This year we celebrated Halloween from Friday to Sunday. It was a little too much by Monday. But it's hard not to do anything since McKinlee's birthday is on the 29Th. I know this post is backwards but bare with me. This was sunday night. Since we didn't go to trunk or treat, we took the girls out on Halloween. We had a blast! Once McKinlee realized what was going on and how to get free candy she was off. You should have seen her run through people's yards her bucket would swing from side to side. Almost knocking her over. We had a great night with family.
Tatum and Madasin.

This was Saturday night. Since Jp had to work, we went to my Aunt Sandy's ward carnival. The girls had a good time. They got there face painted, wen't through a haunted house. Carved pumpkins. And just hung out with family. Kinlee Love's my uncle Rick's boxer Marlee. She try's to pick her up.

Me and my girl's at the carnival! Our pumpkins. And McKinlee's new favorite thing in the world. Her Bike.

She plays the part well.

Now on to the most important day. McKinlee's 2Nd Birthday Party!

Wow another year has gone by, and my baby is now a little girl. We decided to have a family party this year. With costumes and yummy soups and a pumpkin carving contest. We played candy corn bowling. And a black cat crashed our party. The only thing this kid would talk about was bike's.If we we're driving and she saw a bike she would Yale. Mom bike pink. She wanted a pink bike. One night I put her to bed and when I walked by I could here her saying.. Bike, pink bike. This girl would not stop out this bike. So this is what she got. She is so in love. McKinlee has been the sweetest little baby ever. She is so kind and lovey. I already miss her as baby, and will forever miss that. Happy Birthday McKinlee! We Love You.

This was her pumpkin cake my sister Amy made her.

Some of the cousin's!

She did not want anything to do with carving the pumpkin.

Next year I bet I will miss this cute little face..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Something Sweet!

It's A Girl! I'm a little sad because I was certain it was a boy. But I'm excited to have another sister for my girls. I just need time to take it all in.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Saturday Jp was able to take the day off work and spend time with his family. We took the girls to the pumpkin patch. McKinlee has been walking around our house saying pumpkin and bike. We had a great time and there was alot of fun stuff for our girls to do.

Madasin Loved to watch these little pigs eat. If only they stayed little!

Trying to find the best pumpkin.

Madasin found hers.

Feeding the goat!
McKinlee kept showing off her little pumpkin.
Little artist.
Madasin put so many sticker's on her pumpkin, I guess she thought it was too small to carve.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1 st Grade Picture

This is Madasin's 1st grade picture. It's crazy how grown up she is. She refused to let me help her with her outfit, and insisted on wearing my necklace. It's weird to see her smile with missing teeth. And McKinlee used her face as a scratching board. Needless to say it isn't my favorite picture but there will be more to come.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Latest.

Congratulations to my sister Jill who just got remarried to Bryson Penrod. The planning of this wedding was a lot different then the first. Thank goodness. Less stress on everyone. Everything looked amazing. Including my girls.