August 9th, 2008

Makayla had Addison over to play the other day. It was her first time having a friend over… and both the little girls did wonderful! They made me laugh so hard with all of their silliness. There was screaming, laughing, fighting over toys, and just general, enjoyable little kid chaos.


                    Talking to each other on their cell phones

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exchanging shoes                 playing with dollies


                                                              Best Buddies

Thanks for coming to play, Addison!

Catching Up

August 9th, 2008

I know it has been a long, long time… I am going to post some cute pictures of the last couple months to try to catch up a little and then I am just going to jump back into our lives!


Sunday Best

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Grandma & my Easter Bunny          Emma & Maki at the Zoo


Cool shades!

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      After church crazy                          Dancing with Marc


Meeting Mickey!

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       Going swimming!                       Cheesy for the camera


Me, Kayla, Matt & Kaden at Chuck E. Cheese


Maki looking way too grown-up!

Chuck E Cheese’s

January 24th, 2008

It’s been really slow since having everyone here for Christmas so the other day we took Makayla to Chuck E Cheese’s and she loved it!


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She loved pulling the tickets out

Other Cute Pictures:

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Makayla has started picking up on so many things. I have found her doing stuff that I do even though I never showed her how. She has:

  • climbed into and sat in a dining room chair
  • tried to put my keys into the door’s lock
  • wiped her face off with a napkin
  • tried to sniff different things
  • took the remote and pointed it at the t.v.
  • gave me a big hug


I gave her the ball but she got up into the chair and then sat all by herself! Now she won’t quit doing it!

12 months!

January 10th, 2008

Makayla had her 12 month checkup:

  • weight: 22 lbs, 10 oz (75%)
  • height: 32 1/2 in. (over 97%)

I can’t believe that my Kaylee-bug is already a year old!


First Birthday!

January 10th, 2008

Makayla had an amazing first birthday, even if things didn’t go as planned. Unfortunately, both she and I were quite sick but we survived and still tried to have a good time. I have WAY too many pictures of this too….

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     Kaylee loving Josh                     then leading him into a pole

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     Addison being smothered                       Ethan and DJ

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 Josh having way too much fun with the balloons…

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Kaylee opening presents:

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Everyone playing with the presents:

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             first taste                                       digging in!


DJ and Josh being dorks 

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       Brandon’s friends                                    Michelle

Thanks to everyone for making it a great first birthday!!

Christmas Fun!

January 5th, 2008

With everyone in town we had a lot of fun hanging out and visiting. I will try to limit the pictures but there are SO many good ones!

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             Kaylee and Me                               D. and Kaden


Marc and Benj

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                Kissing Addy                            Almost eaten by Josh

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Christmas dress

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Weird brothers

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        Being goofy with Emma                 one of her new presents!

We all had a great time and I know Makayla had a wonderful first Christmas! Thanks to everyone! 

Daddy time

December 11th, 2007

Makayla and Brandon have been spending a lot of time together  because I have had to go out. Here are the resulting pictures:


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This is what I found when I got home:

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She was really more interested in trying to eat the pick than playing


She has learned to climb onto the bed!

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My big walker follows me all over the house now!


  • has six teeth
  • has said “baby” , “doggie” ,  “bye” and more that I think sound like some words but can’t say for sure
  • blows on my belly all the time
  • points to what she wants
  • Climbs anything and everything (high-chair, bed, couch, chairs, walker, mommy, etc)

First Thanksgiving!

November 23rd, 2007

Makayla celebrated her first Thanksgiving ever yesterday! She also had her first set of piggy-tails! Kaylee has started talking, she loves to make up her own words but also says “mama” , “dada” and “no”.

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      Trying to climb her highchair

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           Eating turkey!                             Kaylee, Emma, Grandma

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               Playing with cute cousins Ethan and Addison

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 All kids gathered ’round for food           Cute Addy and Emma            


Random cute Maki pictures:

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She’s Walking!

November 5th, 2007

-Just a couple days short of her 10 month b-day Makayla started walking! She’s now got five teeth, loves to talk, is getting a little shy, says “ma-ma” when she’s upset, gives kisses and is the joy of my life! She was a little witch for Halloween!


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Also, Brandon and I had the wonderful opportunity to be sealed to each other and Makayla. It was an amazing experience!

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       Our new eternal family                          with my parents

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   Uncle Josh was Maki’s escort                 with Brandon’s parents 

My Baby is Nine Months

October 3rd, 2007

 Weight: 20 lbs, 8 oz (75-90%)     Height: 29 7/8 in. (over 97%)            

  • She is getting her two top teeth!  
  • Can stand all alone for a couple seconds
  • Loves to stick out her tongue and try to talk
  • Loves to clap
  • Loves to play with Boo!
  • Gets separation anxiety

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