Sunday, April 12, 2009

Miranda is finally 13 and running around with the phone she waited 2 years for. I had been teasing her for the last month about not being sure wether or not I really wanted to get her one. She is one of those kids who will call you if she is out in front of the house and you are inside. She had to wait until 9 at night to open her presents because we had mutual at our house and Mike doesn't get home till about 7:30. She opened the first one and was very happy, opened the second one and again was very happy. Before she opens the third and last one she turns to Stacie and says "k this has got to be it". She opens it and inside are too pairs of shorts for dance class, she say's "mom, you promised" So I said "well ya know how I have been telling you I'm not sure it's such a good idea"....... but Mike chimes in and saves her.... "keep looking" he said and sure enough hidden well in the tissue is a phone. I'm sure you can tell from the pictures which one was snapped right as she saw it. Priceless!!! She had a great night, some of her friends decorated her room, she tore it down (before I could get a good picture) in all the screaming and excitement. This was also a "friend party" year so she took them to La Jolla to the indoor rink.

McKinzie turned 16 on the 27th of March. All of her friends were out of town for Spring Break so we had a Mother Daughter date. We went and got our nails done and then went Glen Ivy for the afternoon. It was so much fun!! We then met Mike, Tristyn, Miranda and Mandi's friend Stacie at the Melting Pot. We made this Miranda's birthday also because it was pricey. So yummmmy though. She got a Juicy purse since it was a special b-day. It is now April 12th and on Wednesday she passed her D.L. test. It was very weird not having to get and up take her to seminary at 6 in the morning. My little smiley, laughing, giggly ponytailed blonde that use to hang on my leg and tell me she loved me is now growing up. What a wonderfully sweet beautiful daughter we are blessed with!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I just want to give credit and thanks to my amazing friend Wendi Whitacre for the above pictures. She squished us into her busy schedule at Christmas when Gage was here. I appreciate her so much. What a talented lady. I have a sister who is a photographer too who is wonderful but I can never seem to get my family all together when she is around. Love you both!!

Aspen Colorado
At the end of February Mike and I got to fly to Aspen. It was so much fun and a much needed little get away together. Of course it would not have been possible except for wonderful Grandma Julie (mike's mom). She was so kind and willing to watch the girls while we were away. We flew out at 6:00 a.m. on Friday and arrived at the hotel at about 3:00p.m. We were supposed to be there at 11:00 a.m. but it was snowing so hard in Aspen that the pilot couldn't land. We ended up landing in Grand Junction and then we were bussed to Aspen. I kept telling Mike that it was just adding to the adventure, he is not very patient when it comes to waiting, but i have to admit I was getting antsy by the end. Anyway>>>>>> it was freezing when we got there. FREEZING COLD!!! We went and bought hats and gloves and Mike bought warm shoes,, duh, what were we thinking. AAgghh we felt much better and wouldn't you know the next 2 days were beautiful. Chilly but beautiful. We walked around all the shops, ate good food, watched interesting people, enjoyed the hot tub on our deck that we didn't know we were getting. It was wonderful. I looooovvvveee my amazingly sweet and handsome man!!