Sunday, December 6, 2009

Family pictures 09


It's that time of year again. We had our annual family pictures taken. We had a lot of fun with these! CJ said he even enjoyed them. I tried to post at least one of every pose, but I think I may have missed 1 or 2.

Here is a link to our photographers blog. She is awesome!
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Black Friday

I refuse to participate in Black friday! I hate the crowds and I just don't think it's worth it. So instead, on Black Friday we decorate for Christmas. I was talked into going to a craft fair that morning with my Mom. I actually really enjoyed it, but was glad we got there when we did. It wasn't too bad when we got there but by the time we left it was packed! While I was gone with her, CJ and the girls put up the tree. Then when I got home we decorated! I always love this time. I crank up the Christmas music, I send the kids friends home and we have a good time laughing and enjoying each other. As we were decorating I heard Kirstee tell Makadee "We celebrate Christmas because it is Jesus' Birthday." It made me proud that my daughter new the real reason for Christmas!




That night we attended the light parade in Spanish Fork. I think this will be a new tradition. It was a lot of fun to get bundled up and go enjoy the parade. We sat by some friends who had brought hot chocolate. The girls seemed to really enjoy it. Pictured above is Sydnee, Kristee and Makadee drinking their hot chocolate before the parade.
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The sweetest turkeys ever...

On the Wedensday before Thanksgiving our friends (the Simpsons) came over to spend the day with us. We had lunch, the kids made edible turkeys and then watched A Charlie Browns Thanksgiving. All in all it was a very fun day. Thanks Camie for the Eddible turkeys!


Makadee, Roxie and Kirstee working on their turkeys.



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The kids were so excited for the snow!! CJ and I had been in Park city for a couple days when this snow storm hit. We picked them up Saturday night and they were begging to play in the snow. So we promised that they could play in it in the morning. And that they did. We had a hard time getting them to come in. There hasn't been much snow since. And even though it snowed last night, it wasn't enough for them to play in. It has now all melted again. They are hoping we will get lots of snow soon! (But I am not! I dislike the snow very much!)




(November 15th)
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Playin' in the leaves

Cj went out to rake up the leaves and the girls followed him out and begged to jump in them. He usually makes little piles all over the yard, but this time he put them in one big pile. They had so much fun!! (November 11, 2009)



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Happy 7th Birthday Kirstee!!

Kirstee turned 7 on November 5th. She is growing up so fast! She was only allowed a family party this year. Grandma Woodcox made her cute Flip Flop cake. Both Grandma and Grandpa Rushton & Grandma and Grandpa Woodcox were able to come celebrate with us.


Kirstee on her new rollerblades. She has played with the neighbors and so we decided to get her some for her Birthday.


Her addorable cake :)


Opening some presents.


Breakfast with her cousins. We let her have her cousins over for a sleepover. And this is them at breakfast. Michelle and October were able to attend. We missed Mckenzie though!
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Happy Halloween '09

We did a Wizard of Oz theme this year for Halloween. Kirstee was Dorothy, Makadee was Glinda the good witch of the North and I was the wicked witch of the west. (Although I was too lazy to paint my face.) We are very greatful to Grandma Woodcox for the awesome costumes! The kids got plenty of candy and had lots of fun.

Can you say HUGE?

It was a nice quiet Sunday afternoon. (Oct.11th) We were headed out to see CJ's parents when CJ spotted was a Tarantula!! In our driveway!!! CJ had the brilliant idea to catch the stupid thing. Then him and the girls tried to talk me into keeping it! Luckily I won out and after taking it to the school to show Kirstee's class, CJ returned it to West Mountain where they apparently live. Here are a few pictures. I can't believe how much the girls liked the stupid thing. It freaked me out!

Apparently we are too busy...

Wow it has been a long time since I blogged! A lot has happened. I am going to try and catch up.

Kirstee finally lost her first tooth!! She was sure she was never going to lose one. Everyone else in her class had lost at least one. On the morning of October 10th Kirstee discovered her tooth was loose. By about 3:00 in the afternoon she had pulled it out. That's right, she pulled it out. She wouldn't let us near it. For me it was another step towards her growing up. I was excited and sad. Time is going by too quickly.

Monday, September 28, 2009

8 years!!


Today marks 8 years of marriage for CJ and I. It has been a wonderful 8 years and so much has happened in our lives. I am very greatful to have such a wonderful husband. 8 things I love about him...

1. His unconditional love for me and the girls.
2. His hard work.
3. His love for the outdoors.
4. His sense of Humor.
5. His smile.
6. His handy man abbilities. It always amazes me how he can fix pretty much anything.
7. How he is willing to do anything for me or the girls.
8. The fact he has made the last 8 years the best of my life!!

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Makadee started Pre-School on August 31st. I am not sure I was ready for this, but she is absolutely loving it!! She attends our districts free Pre-school at Taylor Elementary. Which means I have kids in 2 different schools. Luckily Makadee's starts half an hour earlier. But it also means they have asked that she eat breakfast at school. I always send something with her, but she learned that she could tell them that she didn't have a breakfast and they would give her one from the school. I had to tell her teacher that she is to never have school lunch! I had to go in and pay for the one she had eaten (luckily it doesn't cost much.)


Makadee started dance on September 2nd. She is loving it! On her first day she told me that I had to do her hair like a ballerina since she had to go to dance. Anytime there is music playing this little girl is dancing. Kirstee is trying tumbling out this year. We will see how she likes it :)
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ride for Fallen officers & Kirstee's first day of 2nd grade


CJ had the opportunity to ride his motorcycle in the Ride for Fallen Officers last Sunday. To be able to ride you have to donate $25 that goes into a charity to help the families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. The girls and I parked up in Salt lake to watch them ride by, but they changed the route last minute and we didn't get to see them come by. So instead we drove up to the State Capitol where the ride ended. It was fun to let the girls see inside the building. And we got some cool pictures of the officer bikes.

Kirstee is in 2nd grade! She just seems too grown up now. Kirstee has 2 teachers this year and she is very excited about it. Her first day of school was Wednesday and she was ready to head out the door at 7:30. I had to remind her that the doors didn't open until 8:30. I am greatful that she loves school so much!

While Kirstee went to school on Wednesday I took Makadee to Build a Bear. She had saved up half the money to go. So off we went and we had so much fun! She built a bunny who is dressed in a swimming suit and her name is Strawberry. That bunny has been well loved this week.

As far as my job, we haven't heard yet if we get to go back as tech's. If I do go back it will be in 2nd grade instead of Kindergarten. I will greatly miss Kindergarten!! But will be happy to have a job no matter what it is.
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Swimming lessons & The Gateway


August started off busy and hasn't stopped. The last week of July & first week of August was Kirstee's swimming leesons. She amazed me!! She absolutely loves to be in the water and had no fear of doing what her teachers asked her to do. So on to level 3 next year! Makadee was very mad at me though. I didn't know that they could start lessons at age 3. And so when we got there the first day and there was kids her size in the water...I didn't hear the end of it. But there's always next year I guess.

For one of our fun Friday activities we went to The Gateway. We had never been, and we had so much fun!! We went with our friends Camie, Parker, Roxie & Lanaea. We got there right at lunchtime. So we stopped at the food court to have lunch then we went to Discovery Gateway. The kids loved it!! They have so many fun things for them to do. There's the ball center, the house, the store, the building zone, the farm, dress up clothes, a lifeflight helicopter, and many more things to do. We played for awhile and then we went down and let the kids play in the water fountain. It was a very fun day!
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Where did July go?


It has been far too long since I blogged. So much has happened! The end of June begining of July we had the oppotunity to go to my brother Dallins house. We had so much fun!!! From going swimming, to library day at the park, to a trip to Shoshone falls. There was never a dull moment. My girls absolutely loved playing with Alex and getting to know Dallin and Liz better. They were sad when it came time to go home.

In the middle of July we attended my Rushton Reunion. Sadly I have no pictures because I forgot the camera (if you have pictures of me and my girls plaese share!) But we had a wonderful time. We discovered that it is possible for 2 people to sleep in the back of my car but 3 is too many. I discovered that Makadee is very friendly. She could always be found in someone's tent or off playing with a new friend. Where Kirstee could always be found with the same friends and in the same area. All in all we had a good time.

Wow, July just went way too fast!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I have taken on the hobby of photography. I am still new and getting experience, but I am loving it!! If you would like to see some of my work visit

I would appreciate any feedback you have for me!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Loads of Fun


We have had a lot of fun this month. My cousin Michele got married, CJ's cousin Riley got married, we had a Tea party, Father's Day, swimming at Payson Pool and last but not least we went to the zoo! So I will try to make this some what interesting and not too long...

We will start with the Tea party. Every Friday we do "Fun Friday" with my friend Camie and her kids. Camie, being the crafty and awesome person she is, came up with the idea's. So we made wallets, purses, beads (out of paper!) and then necklaces. Once the girls had all of their accessories we had a Tea Party. They had a cute Barbie Tea set that we served soda pop as the tea and Camie found the cutest little cookies. The girls had a blast!!

Michele's wedding came next. For those of you that don't know Michele, she is just 3 months older than me and she also has no sisters. We grew up as Best Friends even though we didn't live close together. I am so excited for her and her new husband John. They are perfect for each other. I felt really bad for them, as they came out of the temple it started to pour!! It was raining and Thundering really bad. But life went on and they looked so beautiful!

Next came Father's Day. CJ bought his own present this year (his motorcycle.) But I had a picture of the girls printed for him to take to work and the girls bought him a new card game. We made him breakfast in bed and took his presents in. After he had opened his presents he said "time to eat." And Makadee figured that meant her too, so she picked up one of his muffins and dug in! We all laughed and he decided we could all share and then go to the kitchen to get more and finish. I think all in all he had a good day.

Yesterday was CJ's cousin Riley's wedding. They held it up at the Utah State Hospital Amphitheatre. It was very pretty and very hot! Makadee ended up getting very sick after the luncheon. So CJ and the girls went home and I helped run the chocolate fountain at the reception. It was a very long and exhausting day, but we are very happy for Riley and Treesa! We wish them the best of luck :)

And today we went to the zoo!! We went with Royell (CJ's Aunt,) her 4 kids, and Holly (his cousin,) her 2 boys and us. We had a lot of fun. I hadn't been since Kirstee was 3, so this was a new experience for Makadee. I think the kids favorite part was riding the train. Makadee has already asked when we get to go back. :)

We hope everyone else's summer is going good!!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Makadee's haircut!

Makadee has never really had a haircut, she has had a trim here and there, but never a real haircut. So today I decided I was tired of dealing with the tangles. So...we cut it! I was sad to see the long hair go, but it will grow back :) She was very excited and is loving showing it off.




after :)
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Picture time


While at the park today I decided to try and take the girls pictures. Makadee was much more willing to let me do it than Kirstee.
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