Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!


We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We really enjoyed ours. We started off with having Casi (CJ's sister) Greg and Nile over for games and goodies on Christmas Eve. After they left we helped the girls leave cookies for Santa. Kirstee really wanted to put milk out, but we told her it would be warm and gross by the time Santa came. So we left an empty cup and a note written by Kirstee with directions to the fridge for milk. She was so worried he wouldn't find the milk!

Christmas morning came...I think it came at like 4:30 for me...I couldn't sleep! I was so excited I could hardly stand it! CJ made me stay in bed until 6:00, but luck was on my side, Makadee woke up screaming at 5:55. (We still don't know why she was screaming, nightmare I guess.) But I was glad, albeit it was only 5 minutes early, but the girls had finally gotten up so I could. :) We had a lot of fun opening our presents. We started a new tradition this year, they are called runner gifts. Inside one of their presents the kids found a note, on the note it told them to run look somewhere for the present. When Makadee opened hers she looked at CJ and said, "Dad there's nothing in here." The look on her face was priceless. After I explained that we needed to read the note and find the present it was all better. When Kirstee got hers she read it to herself and then took off running. We had to tell her to wait for us. It was a lot of fun to follow the kids and see their faces when they found their present.

After we opened our presents we went to Eric and Briannes for breakfast. I greatly appreciated them having us over so that I didn't have to make breakfast. Grandma and Grandpa Rushton were also there. The kids had fun playing and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast

Then we were off to Grandma and Grandpa Woodcox's house. Upon arriving we discovered that Grandma was going to let us open any presents until we had had brunch. It was pure torture! But it did make it last longer and was a lot of fun in the end.

All in all we had lots of fun and a very good Christmas fille d with memories and lots of family time. We hope you have a great New Year!
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Christmas Dresses


The girls are very spoiled when it comes to dresses. We are very lucky to have a Grandma that can sew. They looked so beautiful in them that I had to share.

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Happy Birthday Makadee


It's official! My baby is 3 years old. It happened on December 19th. I think she had a wonderful day. I know she was very happy that it was snowing.


She got spoiled rotten as usual, even with Christmas being just a week away.


Thank you to Grandma Woodcox for the yummy and very cute Strawberry Shortcake cake.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

And then it snowed...

We are having a big snow storm today. This is the first big one of the year. We had one about a week ago, but nothing stuck to the ground. This is the first time my kids have had snow clothes and have been allowed to go out and play. They could not wait! I got Makadee all dressed and she looked and me and said, "I look funny." I told her she looked cute and then she said, "I can't walk!" I told her to deal with it and go have fun. And so she did.


Pictured here is Makadee, Sydnee (the neighbor) and Kirstee.


Makadee had loads of fun. I couldn't get her to come back in. :)
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trying to catch up

I just posted 4 posts...wait now it's 5! I am so proud of myself. If you are bored read them all, if not at least look at the cute pictures ;-) Have a great day!

Christmas time

We had a great Thanksgiving this year! We enjoyed seeing all of our family that came for the occasion! Sorry everyone, but my favorite was Abigail :) Unfortunately we forgot to take any pictures :( But we did have a great time. We had dinner at my Parents home. We enjoyed being there with Tyler, Rachael, Abigail, Dallin, Liz and Alex. After enjoying their company we went to CJ's parents house for dessert and a round of Bunco. Royell and her family were there among a lot of others that live close by. Over all we had a great day!


As the tradition goes, we always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving. We got it up on Friday, but didn't decorate it until Sunday. The girls had a lot of fun doing it this year.


As you can see, we left everything where they put it...therefor all of Makadee's stuff is in one section on the bottom. Kirstee did pretty good at spreading hers out. I debated on moving them and making it look pretty, but decided not too. Why let them do it if I was just going to redo all of it anyway? We hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday season. Be safe and we love you!

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Fun in the leaves.


We had the privelage to have my cousin/friend Jana and her kids come visit us in November. Makadee had so much fun playing with them (Kirstee was at school.)


When the kids got bored of the house, we put on jackets and shoes and went into our backyard. Jana and I raked up a big pile of leaves and the kids had a blast in them!


We had a hard time letting them go, so we made sure to make plans with them before they left. And they came back again last week.


I love this picture of Bella!
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Kirstee!!


Kirstee celebrated her 6th Birthday on November 5th. She had a very fun party with lots of friends. It was a Tinkerbell themed party. All the girls got fairy wings and wands and the boys were pirates.


We played pass the wand, pin the star on Tinkerbells wand, ate cake, opened presents and then watched the new Tinkerbell movie.


Later that night Grandma's and Grandpa's came to visit. Over all I think she had a great day!
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Happy Halloween...


Happy Halloween!....A few months late I know. As you can see we had fun decorating our pumpkins. Kirstee did hers all by herself this year. She was pretty proud of herself.


Kirstee was a cowgirl and still insists on wearing her boots against her Daddy's wishes. Makadee was a ballerina and still to this day insists on being called ballerina. We had a fun time attending Grandma Woodcox's Trunk or Treat the Tuesday before. Then we had Casi, Greg and Nile over for pizza and games on Halloween. Over all it was a great Halloween.<

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