Thursday, June 26, 2008

What Princess Are You?

You Are Cinderella!
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Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don't. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you're still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fresno State National Champions...

Just a little shout out to the Fresno State Baseball team. Tonight they took the National Championship for Baseball in College. I am not a huge baseball fan, go figure.. but this town is so involved in sports its hard not to be! Go Bulldogs!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


This past year we have had so much fun watching Mckenzie dance. She absolutely loves it. She had her very first performance at the Saroyan Theatre, which is a pretty big theatre to perform for your first time. She has made some great friends in her class. Thanks especially to Hannah's mom- Angela for taking the picures and the video. Since I didn't have my camera and I couldn't get our video camera to work- thank heavens for other prepared moms. I would have definately not wanted to miss out on this. Watch the video below it is so dang cute!

Mckenzie's 1st Dance Recital Performance....

Monday, June 16, 2008

Any man can be a Father... it take someone special to be a Dad!

We love you daddy and we are so thankful that we get to be with you each and every day. Thanks for all of the hard work that you devote each day to benefit us. We love you so much and we don't know what we would do without you! Have A Great Day! ( here are a few words to descibe my honey)
So sweet
Kind & patient with his wife and children
Yells @ himself when playing tennis (very competitive)
Loves his girls with all of his heart
Enjoys helping & serving others
Relies on the lord We also need to thank Papa Steve for being such an awesome grandpa. The girls just love him so much! It is such a joy to watch him play with these little girly girls when he is used to being a coach and being the man in charge. Well I hate to break it to ya, but he is definately not the boss when these two are around. We have loved living the past 3 years of our lives here, and have enjoyed being there to support Coach Cleveland and the bulldogs! We love you papa steve!

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes....

Since It is Fathers Day I just wanted to post a little something for my dad. Since I have his present and card still here with me because I was not on the ball enough to mail it before. I just want my dad to know that I love him so much and I am so grateful for the values that he and my mother instilled in me to become who I am today. He is such an amazing man, though quiet and keeps to himself (which it is kind of hard to get a word in with my mom and I around)! We love him so much and even though we don't get to see him as much as we would like, we are always thinking about him. Thanks for being such a great papa! Miss Ya and love you-your pumpkin cheeks!

Happy Fathers Day!

For Fathers Day Emily and I took the kids to get pictures done for Fathers Day. We took one with all of them together and then some seperate. They turned out so cute. The girls did and good job until the very end when I was trying to order the pics. Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there, especially mine.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

1 year in the making....

Dear Sweet Kaylee Mae, 
We can't believe that one year has already come and gone. It's amazing how fast time flies when you are having the time of your life. This past year has been full of joy, more than we could ever imagine as parents. It has been so great watching you grow and develop with all of your first milestones. You have been such an easy baby to raise (thus far-lets keep it that way). Your sister just adores you and it is the best thing each day to watch the two of you play and interact with eachother. You two will be the best of friends for the rest of your lives (so be nice)! We look forward to many more years of fun and excitment as we watch you grow! We also know that your father in heaven loves you with all of his heart and wants the best for you. We love you so much, like you for always, as long as we are living (or not) our baby you will be! 
Love-mommy and daddy
Our little Rice Crispy Face!

Happy Birthday-Grandpa Bob 79 & Kaylee 1!

Kaylee was born on Skyler's grandpa Bob's birthday! We decided this year to celebrate their birthday together. So we invited some family over since it was on a Sunday and had a dinner and a little party. Of course Kaylee was great right until all of the guests started showing up. During dinner she was being such a pain that I layed her down with a bottle and she slept right through her whole first birthday party. Mckenzie didn't mind because she was able to take charge and do what she does best, which is open presents. I made her wear Kaylee's birthday hat so she would remember who the presents were for. Thanks to all of the family who came and for the fun presents! Kaylee woke up once the party was over. So we threw her a mini party. Skyler, Mckenzie and I sang her Happy Birthday and let her blow out her candle. And of course she got to dig in and eat her yummy icecream cake that Grandma Kip made for her. Daddy's girls. He was feeling a little left out that he was in none of my recent posts on the blog. Because we spent most of the first part of May in Utah. So I am trying to take and post lots of pictures of him to make him feel better! Gotta love these two!

the party decor...

For Kaylee's first birthday cake, Grandma Kip made her yummy homemade chocolate ice cream swirl cake. It is to die for... For a snack/centerpiece I made this rice krispy flower pot. It was so much fun to make. I used colored chewy mentos as the centers, and green long sour gummies as the leafs. It turned out really cute. One suggestion if you make this make sure you make the flowers really thick so they will stay on the skewers, some of mine were too thin and slid right off! I made this little poster for Mae Mae the girl above reminded me of Kaylee and the girl underneath reminded me of Mckenzie. I also did a little combo glass candy jar with colored candies. And I labeled my drink which was limeaide mixed with sprite, so people knew what they were drinking, plus it's a cute way to decorate. What turned into a small little project turned into a bigger project. I started off making her a normal sign and then I got idea upon idea and I crafted and crafted until this came out! I love it so much I am going to laminate them so I can use this banner again. Since I spent so much time on it. I guess I was needing to fill a crafty void at the moment!

Anna's Special Day...

Mckenzie and Anna... This weekend we went to Skyler's cousin Anna's bapstism. Aunt Katie gave a great talk. I love these two pictures of the girls. Just quick snaps of them looking over the baptismal font. Congratulations Anna!

Class of 2008....

Congrats Katie! Class of 2008.. One of Buchanan High School's finest. We have loved being here in Fresno to see Katie through her High School years. I can't believe that she is all grown up. I first met her when she was in 5th grade. Man does time fly! We love you Katie and we are so proud of all of your accomplishments, but most of all your sweet and christlike example that you are to all of those around you. Good Luck! Grandpa Bob, Katie, Grandma Betty, (Steve & Kip in the background) they need credit too for raising such an awesome daughter and grand-daughter. Mckenzie and Tyson (Skylers cousin). Kenzie loves to play and hang out with Tyson, he is always so cute with all of the little cousins!

It's that time of the year again...

Kisses for Mae Mae... Daddy is practicing Mckenzie airplane (floating on her back) Always having fun when dad is around to play! We love to go swimming at Copper River. Skyler has a few tennis matches a week so we come out quite often to cool off and let the kids swim. We have a group of friends that we always see there when we go, (you know who you are) it's a great summer activity to pass through these hot days!

More of the Zoo...

looking at the elephants... petting the goat... the girls...

TreeHouse Preschool & The Zoo..

This is Mckenzie's last day of preschool for the school year! She has absolutely loved it. We still have two more years and we are so excited. I love teaching when I get the opportunity, I love the kids they are so great and so smart! Thanks treehouse moms and kids it was a great year! The kids went on their last fieldtrip of the year to the zoo. They had the stingray exhibit going so they all got to touch them. Don't worry we made sure they washed their hands extra good! Some of Mckenzie friends at school Ellie, Teresa, and Alexis..

cArRiE uNdErWoOd....

So for mothers day, since I was driving home from San Fransisco all day mothers day and didn't really have a celebration, Skyler got me tickets to Carrie Underwood. He knows she is one of my many favorites right now. So we were able to go with Skyler's parents and his sister. It was awesome Josh Turner opened for her and he was great! We got to sit in a suite right above the stage. Thanks Skyler for thinking of me, I had a great time.. Love Ya!

Hanging Out @ Home...

Lately Mckenzie has been loving to put on jewelry and put music on and sing and dance..very entertaining! My two little love bugs, always playing together and making each other laugh (or cry)! The Face... Kaylee has been doing this thing when we say "Do your face" this is the expression that she makes. It is so hilarious, Kip caught this great picture on camera. We love that cousin Cooper only lives a few streets away from us. It's fun to get together and let the kids hang out, while Em and I just hang out and talk. It's great to have a buddy live so close..

Thanksgiving Day...

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so has my family. We were so blessed to be able to have them come out from Utah to join us (even if it was for 3 short days). We had so much fun just being together and hanging out. Steve made the turkey which was really impressive and the rest of us all pitched in to make the meal a delight. Bette's yams are always one of the favorites of the meal.We also got more aquainted with the WII, especially Sky's g-pa. He was so fun to watch at tennis.. We did miss Kip & Katie who were in Utah and my bro. Robby (who is now devoting his life to delivering christmas packages for Fed Ex..who knows he may just drop something by at your house! I love the holidays and I am so grateful to be able to share it with those I love most!