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!!