Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is one picture out of a very few that were actually taken on Christmas day. We are all still sick. Some of us have a nasty cold or sinus infection, some of us have fifths disease, and the lucky ones have both :/
Fifths disease in adult women is especially hard on your joints. It's like arthritis in all your important joints, wrists, knees, back and ankles.

Some highlights from Christmas included, the kids getting hamsters, I got an iPad2 and an antique milk box for our front porch. Reagan got lots of books and has been reading them like crazy. Lincoln got the game skylanders and now wants a skylanders birthday party. Tim got some nice clothes, gift cards and and even the Lego White House. It's now put together on our bookshelf.

Merry Christmas and a have a Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Visit with Santa

They finally got to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Reagan asked for an Easy Bake Oven and Lincoln asked for Skylanders Wii game. McKinley tried to pull off her siblings and save them from Santa but she wasn't strong enough. She sure does love her big sister & brother.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Ornament

 I found an extra Christmas ornament that we gave out to our party guests.  
I thought it was a sweet gift to give out and super easy to make.  

I took some picture's of our Christmas tree just for fun, 
I could sit in there all day just enjoying the lights on the tree.  
I love Christmas!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter One-derland

 McKinley's first birthday party!
Winter One-derland theme.
Pinterest really helped me out on this.  I'm not joking.

 The colors for the party were aqua & red.
I really liked how it turned out.
I had a groupon for the cake, so no I didn't make it.
I  did put her tutu skirt under the cake stand and  think it looks really cute!
I totally thought of that last minute.

My very good friend Nicole did the melting snow man cookies.

It was a lot of fun decorating and the best part is that it can stay up all month!

She or I should say the kids opened her presents.
Her first and best friend Ella was there too!
We love you Ella!!

I just love this picture.

She isn't to sure what is going on .
Still not sure.
Lets just say she loves cake!

 It was a great party and thank you to our family & friends for coming and celebrating
McKinley with us.

I forgot to take a picture but everyone got to take home a Christmas ornament with an "M" on it.
I will see if I can find a picture, because they were cute!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Facebook status

Last December 1st I made an announcement at dinner that our baby could be born at anytime now. Tim made a correction and said that I could go into labor anytime after 6pm on Friday Dec. 3rd. At 7pm on Friday Dec. 3rd I started to have contractions and since I have had 2 previous c-sections we headed to the hospital to assess the situation. Fully expecting to be sent back home. Little did we know we were going to meet our daughter just after midnight on the 4th. What a joy & delight she is! Tomorrow we celebrate!!!
Walking the halls, waiting to see if the contractions would stop or if we were going to have a baby.

Friday, December 2, 2011


I am busy getting ready for McKinley's 1st birthday. Borrowed a white table cloth from my Mom, only to find out its actually a shower curtain. Not her fault, just funny. Will post pictures after the party....it's Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The rest

Please visit Valerie Hibler Photography if you are local.  She is amazing!

These are her one year old picture's and the Christmas card picture.

Still working hard on decorating the house for her party on Sunday.
I'm doing a lot of prep and decorations for a small party that she won't remember, but its not really just about McKinley, its about family & friends.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sneak peak

My very talented friend Valerie took these pictures of McKinley for her one year old photo shoot. Stay tuned....more to come!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Buddy is back!!

Buddy the Elf on the shelf returned as scheduled the day after thanksgiving. We love him.

Friday, November 25, 2011


I couldn't resist these super cute Santa diapers. We started decorating for Christmas & Mckinley's 1st birthday today. Can NOT believe its been a year! It has gone by way too fast. Her party is next Sunday and the theme is "Winter One-derland". My bestie Brooke came up with the idea. Love her :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leg warmers

For some reason it just doesn't look right. What do you all think?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

Reagan wrote this letter to a child in a 3rd world country. It made me cry, she has so much love to give.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let me out!!

McKinley so wanted to be outside. But she still had a pretty bad cough. She loved looking out the window and playing on the balcony we had. I just love this picture!!


Reagan reads whenever she has the chance. She is reading on our way home from the beach. I'm so grateful for her love of reading!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Astoria Column

We went to the Astoria Column to climb to the top and throw off balsam wood airplanes. It was so much fun!! I felt like a kid again. Plus three deer were hanging out at the bottom of the hill the whole time we were there. If you go to Astoria, this is a must do...trust me!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11 months!

This is McKinley at 11 months.
She walks everywhere.
Weighs 19.5 lb
She is very happy and loves her big brother & sister.
She loves music.
Loves her Daddy.
Doesn't love heights or taking naps.
She is still getting over a cough and didn't get to spend a lot of time outside at the beach.
We love her and can't imagine our life without her.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


We rode horses on the beach! Lincoln rode by himself! It was amazing and so fun. It was just beautiful weather and the kids are still talking about it. Reagan rode Gino, Lincoln rode Pearl, I rode Cedar, our wrangler was Justin. Did I mention it was fun? Because it was!! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The beach

We went to the beach with my parents, my grandma and my nephew Alex. It was lovely. I will post pictures over the next week of our trip.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

They say it's your birthday!!!

I woke up this morning and this was on the bathroom mirror.

We are celebrating my birthday a week early this year. We went to the beach for a long weekend. It has been an amazing time!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

The kids with our friend Chloe on Halloween. Boy did they have fun and they brought home loads of candy.

Friday, September 30, 2011

A look back at Summer '11

T-Ball endeed.

4th of July parade.

Camp sing a longs.

Reagan turned 8!!!
We figured out McKinley looks like my Mom.
My Mom about 6 months old

Lincoln got a 2 wheel bike!
Went to the State Fair!

They love riding the mechanical bull.