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.