Monday, September 16, 2013


Oh August...the last month of summer!! Makaydee turned 6 this month on the 10th!  We spend the day at seven peaks with nana and papa Muir, Justin and Amanda and their kids, and aunt Caroline! We had such a fun day!! Played in all the kiddie pools and rode a bunch of slides and tube runs.  Later that day we had a BBQ and cake and ice cream with even more family!  She got tons of presents. 
On the 23rd of August my brother Chase got married.  It was a beautiful day.  We were fighting the rain all day but it seemed to work out perfect.  Paxton LOVED getting to spend time with great grandma Lynn.  He held her hand in the car as he fell asleep.  He loves grandmas :) 
It always seems like Labor Day is the last real hoorah of summer!  School has already started, the weather usually has started changing already, and it's the last chance you have of a good long weekend camping, playing, etc.  Our Labor Day weekend we took advantage of that fact!  Despite the fact that the stomach bug made its way through our family....we still managed to pack in the fun.  Saturday we went to the Seven Peaks fun park and played mini golf and some arcade games.  We got TONS of tickets and the kids all got plenty of prizes! Then Sunday we drove up to Henefer for the Snyder family reunion.  We had a delicious lunch at a park.  The kids played and played till they were worn out!  Paxton roamed ALL OVER the place.  He wasn't afraid of anyone or anything!   He and Maycee also loved the swings! They could have stayed on them the whole time if we would have sat there pushing them!  And Monday we just relaxed and dealt with the nasty stomach bug.  But overall it was a great weekend!! And a perfect end to summer!


July was a CRAZY FULL month!  It of course began with holiday fun on the 4th of July.  We went fishing with grandma and grandpa Earl.  The girls loved going out on the pontoon boat with daddy.  Then we relaxed until it got dark enough to do fireworks.  The kids loved the sparklers and the ones that spin around really fast!  We all slept REALLY well that night!!
Later that week we had the Earl family reunion!! We had a delicious BBQ in Ogden.  They had a blow up waterslide for the kids to play on.  Makaydee went down it way too many times to count.  Maycee liked it untill the water got turned on, then it was too slippery.  After lunch they had a candy cannon.  It was fun to watch the kids run around trying to find candy in the grass!  And as always, visiting and catching up with family was so wonderful!  Then a couple weeks later we had the Mckenzie family reunion.  We camped up in the Silver Medows area.  It had rained before we got there leaving big puddles in the road.  The kids decided to play in the mud puddles!  They had a BLAST getting muddy, not so much fun cleaning up though!! It was a great weekend, pax loved crawling around in the dirt, and Pres and I loved the getaway.
And of course July ended with yet another holiday! Pioneer day is kind of a big deal in Wallsburg!! We've got our own 24th Celebration.  It all starts out with a parade.  This was Paxton's first year in the parade, we had Kirra pull him in the wagon.  He LOVED it!! Sat there happy watching everyone go buy, just enjoying his ride!  The girls were in the parade as well with their mom.  Then there are kids games and a talent show at the park and of course food!  And after that the kids rodeo!  We decided to skip the big fireworks later that night and just had a yummy dinner at home.  Then on the 27th Preston and I went to Jason Aldean.  It was our birthday presents from Steve and Joanne (preston's parents)  We went with them, and Justin and Amanda (his sister and her husband)  it was a wonderful concert, we loved every second!  Perfect end to a wonderful month!!

Summer catch up! *JUNE*

So I haven't blogged in FOREVER. Other than showing off some of our awesome family pictures! So I thought I'd do a quick overview of our summer fun, and then I'll try harder to keep up to date (ya right!)

June 1st started us off to an eventful month! It was Preston's birthday and we were at Grandma Earls in Tremonton for a whole hog roast!  Right before it was time to eat, the top of Makaydee's G-tube fell off.  So we packed up all our stuff and the kids and rushed to Primary Children's.  They decided since she hadn't been getting feeds through it in quite some time to let it pass through her naturally, and surgically close hole into her stomach.  So it ended up being a blessing in disguise so to speak.  She made it through her surgery like a champ and now her stomach looks amazing! She's come a LONG way in her 6 years of life!

Kaydee played T-ball and did awesome!! She seemed to love it, never complained about going to games or anything.  Then when asked if she was going to play again next year she responded "no, I hate it!"  At least she stuck it out and finished the season! 

Then of course Maycee turned 2!! She had an Ice cream themed birthday party complete with ice cream cone cupcakes, and an ice cream sunday bar!  It was a great day!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Family Pictures 2013

BIG thanks to Mattie Graham Photography for such beautiful family pictures.  Every picture is perfect!  It's going to be hard to choose which ones to print, we love them all!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Christmas Season

It was a busy crazy holiday season at the Muir household!!  We had lots of family parties, opened lots of presents, and ate lots of food!!! We opened up presents at Nana and Pappa Muirs the day before with Cousin Kirra and Bud.  Then Christmas day we had a yummy french toast bake breakfast!  Then in the afternoon the girls got there and opened the presents at our house!! The living room looked like a bomb went off that night.  There was paper everywhere, toys covering every inch of the floor!! It was crazy!  Then we went to a relatives house and had a yummy lunch party with lots of family.  And after that we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Earl's house where we opened presents there and had a delicious Christmas dinner with ham and twice baked potatoes.  Then Grandpa Earl read Cat in the Hat to all the kids.  The kids made out like bandits!! They love all their new clothes and toys!  One of our favorites was a madagascar movie that santa brought.  It came with a wig that the girls love putting on to be silly!! We loved every second of the holidays!  They were a bit crazy and stressful, but so much fun!! Now the house is back to normal finally and we are enjoying every minute of this new year!! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season as well!!


Well our real Thanksgiving was not a very fun day at all!! Pax was still in the hospital so Preston and I spent the day there.  They had a pretty decent Thanksgiving meal considering it was hospital food.  We got it for free as well.  We were very thankful for that.  But all in all it was just another day, our main focus was our sweet boy!  So after he came home we decided to throw a makeshift Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa Earls house.  We dressed Pax up in his first Thanksgiving outfit and stuffed ourselves into a turkey coma.  It was nice to have a traditional dinner, but we realized that Thanksgiving isn't really about the food, but about what your thankful for.  And this Thanksgiving we are thankful for our sweet baby boy still being here with us! And for how amazing he is against all odds!  And of course for our wonderful supportive family that has and is helping us through every little thing!  We are so blessed and extremely THANKFUL for all we have!!