Thursday, January 5, 2012
So the Wednesday after Christmas my folks came out to help me paint our house and it took three and a half days. We painted our living room and the hallway going to our bedroom and we also painted our kitchen. I still need to paint the hall going to the basement and the other hallway going to the office and the girls bedroom and those two bedrooms and our bedroom. Lot of work ahead but I really love painting. The pictures don't do it justice It's like a whole new house to me I love the colors me and my mom chose.Thanks Mom and Dad for helping me you're the best!! I posted alot more pics after this too!!!
We didn't have anymore beds for Takoma to sleep in when we were in St. George so we made the tub her bed.
Takoma and her Uncle Ryan
Mckinley and her Daddy
Mckinley and her Daddy
It's suppose to be a wedding dress
Mckinley laying in toilet paper
The fourth of July parade and it was super hot. Takoma was sweating like crazy poor girl.
Hyrum, Kayloni, Takoma
Mommy and Mckinley
The Ruppe Family
Takoma's 2nd Birthday
I love this picture!
These two love to wrestle with each other
Takoma still loves her blankets
Happy First Birthday Mckinley!
Love this picture!
Merry Christmas my beautiful family
So at the end of June we went to St. George and had the Christensen family reunion. I always look forward to this every year because all of my mom siblings and their kids come to St. George for four days and we get to go swimming, hiking, go watch plays, eat delicious food and play lots of games.
In July we had two special events my baby girl Takoma turned 2! And my only sister got married and both events happened in two days. Takoma's bday was the 29th and my sister got married the 30th. It was a pretty busy weekend but we had so much fun.
I started school in September and boy was it hard and I only took one class but in my defense it was a very tedious class but I worked very hard and studied every chance I had and I got an A in the class yay! I won't be taking any classes during the spring semester due to potty training my two and a half year old. No need to add on more stress.
Halloween was fun Takoma dressed up as Belle and Mckinley was Squirt from Finding Nemo I was a nurse and I honestly can't remember what Cameron was but he looked great. We then went to the church and did some trick or treating there and we also went to the grandparents house. Needless to say the girls got plenty of candy and we will probably be eating it till next Halloween.
We spent Thanksgiving with my parents in Lehi and had a blast I always look forward to spending time with them and they love seeing their grandbabies.
On December 14th we celebrated Mckinley's first birthday. We had her cousins come over and play and had cake and ice cream. That whole day I kept on thinking that a year ago we were welcoming her in our family. It's truly amazing how fast time flies I'm so thankful for both of my girls and blessings and wonderful memories they have brought into mine and Cameron's lives.On Christmas Eve we went to my grandparents for dinner. My grandma makes her German dinner and it is amazing!!! After the dinner we went to Cameron's folks house and played some games. Cameron and I decided that we wanted to spend Christmas with just our family and start our own traditions and I loved it. We woke up opened our presents had some breakfast and Cameron's parents took the girls so that Cameron and I could go to church and actually listen to the speakers and it was great. After church Cameron and I made a sweet roast and brought it over to Cameron's folks place for dinner and ate all day long.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Sorry I stared this post on June 1 but I finished it today July 26. pretty sad.
Takoma and Mia are waiting for daddy to get home from work
My two baby girls
My two baby girls
We were trying to get Mia in the tub but Takoma beat her to it
Lots and lots of pics to show but not a ton to tell. I do have a couple of exciting news to tell. At the end of April Cameron GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE WITH HIS BACHELORS DEGREE IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WITH A 3.6GPA. YAY!!!!!!! This last semester was by far more time consuming than the other semester(he was doing 16 credits) except when he was going to paramedic school. I cant tell you how happy I was when he finished his last paper. When he was going to school he would get home at 6 pm hang out with us till 8pm then he would have to go to his office and do homework till10 or11 pm. And that was almost every day of the week. Saturdays he would do homework at 8 till noon or one and some times he would have to do more that night when the kids were in bed. I'm so proud of him and for all his hard work and determination to get his schooling done. I love you so so so much honey and I am so grateful for all you do for us you are our everything. As for me I'm being a mom(teaching manners,cleaning,bathing the girls,changing diapers,feeding the girls ect. I just love it!)Takoma is growing and talking a lot more. She's say more words than before which is great because I was getting nervous that she was behind all the other kids her age but I think she just chooses not to say the words. She can understand you completely but for some reason she just doesn't want to respond that much. but like I said she is getting better at it. She is now sleeping in a twin bed which is awesome! Her and Mckinley have been sharing a room since Jan. and they are still doing good with each other. Sometimes Takoma will through things in Mckinley's crib like toys or shoes so Mckinley has something to play with but other than that they're doing great with each other. Mckinley is getting big she is seven and half months old Crazy! She is so cute and so so so smiley. When ever and who ever comes up to her she gives you the biggest smile and laugh it's so precious. She's rolling everywhere and loves sitting up. She also loves baby food. Mckinley loves it when Takoma or her cousins come and play with her. You can tell that she's excited because she'll start to kick her legs and moves her arms up and down.I love my girls so much and am so grateful to have them even though we do have our moments when mom wants to scream or pull her hair out. but I am very blessed to have such wonderful, beautiful and most of all healthy girls. I love you two so very much.
I will post June and July pics next week my girls are calling for me. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.