Thursday, August 13, 2009

Newport Beach 2009

It all started with Bob & Betty many years ago bringing their little family to the beach once a year for a week. The cleveland family has now been going for years and have not missed a year. We look forward to this every year, and had a wonderful time. Can't wait until next year. Nicole Madsen took some family pictures for us down at the beach. She did a great job! Thanks Kip & Steve for always making sure that the family is taken care of. We appreciate all you do for us! You are amazing parents and grandparents!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

BeTtEr LaTe ThAn NeVeR....

So I know I am going to get a lot of comments about the 3 a.m. post, but what can I say? I can only get things done when everyone is asleep, and with a D.P. I could be up all night. So I know I am a month behind, but here it goes anyway... Mckenzie loves to play with her friends. Her two pals that she is mostly always with are Morgan and Macey. It is so funny to watch them, listen to the conversations that they are having with eachother. It's priceless and I never want to forget her at this age.. Every year we are able to partcipated in helping out with the Children with Cancer Christmas Party. I look forward to it every year. I always feel so grounded when I come home from it. The kids are amazing. The family with Steve is a favorite that I get to see every year. Their little boy has a blood cancer and is doing very well in fighting it!! Mckenzie has been taking dance for almost two years now. We got to come in and see a little show of "Santa Claus is coming to town" too cute! Thanks grandpa steve & grandma kip for coming to watch! I am not to proud of these pics but they are worth the post. We went to 2  Sweater Parties this year, but only got pictures of the Jolley's. They were both so much fun and there is nothing better than dressing up and acting silly! These photos were taken at the preschool christmas party. Kaylee would not sit on santa's lap, but she did ok with Mrs. Claus. This is the first year that Mckenzie would sit on his lap!

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!