Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Six Years

Today Justin and I are celebrating six wonderful years of marriage.  And while our day didn't go exactly as planned, all in all it has been a decent day.  We had planned on getting up and heading to my school where they were having a craft fair and breakfast with Santa where you could get pictures taken the Jolly St. Nick himself.  Well, those plans changed about 1:30 this morning when Makenna woke up sick.  :(  We had planned on taking the kids to see Santa, dropping them off in Bolivar to spend the day and night, and then heading to Branson to shop and have a nice dinner.  When we all woke up this morning Makenna felt better and since she hadn't have a fever we decided to not go see Santa (which she was very upset about), but to still head to Branson after dropping off the kids.  Well we had just got to Branson when my mom called to say Makenna had started running a fever.  We decided to just "play everything by ear", but by 5 o'clock her temp reached 102.8 so we decided to finish our dinner (we had just ordered our food when we got the call) and head to Bolivar to pick the kids up.  We just got home a while ago and Justin has taken her to the walk-in clinic to get checked out.  And of course, just before they left we took her temperature and it was normal.

But the day was not a total loss.  I did manage to get a few new pairs of shoes that I was needing and we also found a very unexpected gift.   I am now to proud owner of...

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A Silver KitchenAid Pro 500 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

 I have been WANTING a KitchenAid stand mixer for several years, but it wasn't anything I NEEDED so I hadn't really looked at them.  Justin and I had talked about it maybe being a gift at some point, but it really wasn't anything I had pursued because like I said it wasn't a need, just a want.  Well, today we ran across an amazing deal on them and I couldn't pass it up.  It was such an amazing deal that we also bought my Mom one and have already given it to her as an early gift so that she can use it for all of her holiday baking.  I am so excited to start making bread, cookies, and other yummy food with it.

Also, another major event occurred today--Beckham took his first steps.  He has been taking tiny half steps or walking while holding on to something or someone for a while now, but today he took 2 steps unassisted.  We knew it was only a matter of time.  So, watch out world, because it he is as fast of a walker as he is a crawler we have some major trouble on our hands.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beckham's 1st Birthday Party

Well I guess two weeks later is better than never, but here are some pictures from Beckham's birthday party.  I am trying out some new photo editing software so it has taken me a while to get familiar with it and get the pictures edited.  Now, I just have to decide if I want to "bite the bullet" and purchase the full version of the software. :)  Anyways, enjoy the pictures.

The cake

He cried when everyone sang to him

He then cheered up when he tasted the icing
The birthday boy with cake all over his face
Opening his first gift

Of course he had unsolicited help from his sister

Opening more gifts

Getting tired of opening presents

Playing with his new toys with his cousin, Cooper

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween 2011

Here are some pictures of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth on Halloween.  Both kids had fun trick or treating in Bolivar, going to Tailgate and Treat at the church I grew up in, and doing our church's Trunk or Treat on Halloween.  They also got way too much candy.