Sunday, November 30, 2008


Wow! Is anyone else as surprised as me at how fast time flies!! I can't believe Christmas is only a month away. This year has flown by and has been very eventful..... A lot has happened this year. Craziness..... Anyway, obviously we just had Thanksgiving! Yay!! I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner this year for my fam, it was great! We had a big dinner with everyone except for Mel and Trav of course. We sure missed you guys this year, but also jealous that you were able to go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade! ;-) haha Then my mom and I brought dinner for Michelle and her family since they weren't able to join the entire family cause Maggie has a plethora of equipment. Here are some pics of both lovely days. Gotta love family. I don't know what I would do without them. I love you all!!! :-D

Monday, November 17, 2008

Disney on Ice!

On Saturday, I took Hailey and Taveon to Disney on Ice!! It was a blast and the kids loved it. They were screaming and so excited to be there. We all really enjoyed it. I would definitely go again. Hailey's favorite part was the princesses. Taveon's was Nemo. They're freakin' cute!! Hailey wanted to be sure that we got a lot of pictures so we could show Aunt Melanie. Here you go Mel!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pheasant Hunting!

Yep! That's right everyone, I went Pheasant hunting for my very first time EVER last Saturday. I went with some friends from work down to Gunnison, the trailer had a bit of an issue on the way down, but thank goodness we were with people who knew what they were doin when it comes to cars. I didn't think I would be able to shoot a bird cause it is a live animal. But I did it! I hit my first Hen!! It was a lot of fun to be out there for so long and to shoot clay pigeons for practice. I know some would think it's cruelty to animals, but I will be eating it. How many of you eat chicken!?!? I rest my case :) I also skinned it, which may be the last time I will do that..... haha I did it with my eyes closed :-D haha Here are some sweet pics from our fun adventure!! Thanks again Zach!! It was a blast!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Visiting Maggie!

Here are some pics of when we went to go visit Maggie. I wish I would have gotten more pictures of her with her parents, but so much was going on and they went for a walk around the hospital. Maggie's surgery went well. She struggled the first couple of days, but I think she looks great now! She seems happy and she is learning so much, it's crazy! I feel since she is still so small that she shouldn't be able to pick things up and recognize things, it's awesome and she's a sweetheart. She'll hopefully be coming home tomorrow!!! I do have to say that Michelle, Sean, and the kids definitely have their work cut out for them. It's a lot of work to take care of a trach. But I know they can do it, they've been doing awesome so far!! Good job guys!! Anyway, here a few pics of the sweet girl and her fam!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Taveon!

I have been watching the kids for a while while Maggie has been in the hospital so on Nov. 7th it was Taveon's birthday. We just had a small get together while my Dad was in town. It was a lot of fun. He got LOTS of toys and a BIKE!!! And loves them all!! Take a look at the pics!!! Also, I forgot to mention yesterday that I was able to help in the nursery at church yesterday!! They want me to help out until my calling starts in January. So I helped in the nursery, the 3 year olds, and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun! I loved it!! The kids are great and are so freakin cute! Also, the other teachers are a very fun and nice couple. I really enjoyed it and am excited to help out for the next few weeks! Stay tuned for my hunting pictures! Yep, that's right, Mindy did say HER HUNTING pictures, hard to believe, I know. ;)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So it's been a while since I've updated. It's been a little hectic lately. So I'll be making a few posts in a short period of time trying to catch up. :) So first off. I went to California!!! Ya, it was a short trip but it was a lot of fun. The car ride down was great! There was Christy, Jennie, Errin, Davey, Kai, and me. It was a blast driving down, we were all a little crazy. While I was down there, I was able to visit and go to dinner with my Grandma Taylor, we also went and saw Chloie. It was really good to see them both and I can see how happy and spoiled Chloie is down there so I'm really happy about that :) Thanks Grandma! It was a lot of fun to visit also. The next day I went to Yucaipa to visit with my Grandma and Grandpa Mckinney. My Grandma and I crocheted together for a while. Then we visited. My Grandpa is struggling a bit, but he's definitely a champ!! They're adorable. My aunt and cousins also came a visited for a little bit so it was a lot of fun to visit with them all. The last day I was there was a Saturday. So my Dad, Julieta and me went to Big Bear Lake to look around for a while, then went down to Palm Springs. We shopped a little and went to dinner at a place called Las Casuelas Terraza. It was pretty cool. There was live music there and it was outside. The band were older men but they were amazing and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. We also saw our family crest! That was cool, it even says that our family motto is "To Accomplish" I thought that was pretty awesome cause I had no idea what our crest even means. But the colors are yellow and green, with a dragon on the shield and a blue lion on the knights head. Pretty cool. All in all, it was a great vacation!! Stay tuned for more updates! Beware.....Pictures galore!!!