Sunday, December 19, 2010

We have been really busy lately! Here are some of the things that have been keeping us so busy during the month of December:
  • Chris's school! He just finished his finals this past week! He did so awesome! We are all very proud of him and are glad he has a few weeks break from school to spend time with us!
  • Becca's school! I'm so busy teaching school! I got offered a new position just this past week. I was offered to take over as the 3rd grade math teacher! I accepted it and am excited (I think...) to take on the job. It should be fun, but will take a lot of getting used to. I get to spend my holiday break planning for that class...not looking forward to that but I am looking forward to this great opportunity for me. I will miss being an aide for Kindergarten. I loved my little kindergartners so much! I will miss helping them out each day, but I feel taking this new position on will open up new doors for me and give me some good experience.
  • Mckenna....she keeps us very busy. She is always finding new things to get in to and always wants new "projects" that are suppose to keep her out of trouble.Ha ha...we try out best to keep her entertained. She loves being at grandma's during the day and keeps her very busy as well! (Thanks grandma!!)
  • Sydney....well this little girl is very much like her sister and is very busy. She is the fastest crawler around and pulls herself up onto EVERYTHING! She can stand by herself and will be walking in no time I am sure!
We just finished up a short trip to SLC to see the Christmas concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring David Archuleta and Micheal York. IT WAS AMAZING! Chris and I loved it. It really got us in the Christmas spirit. We were able to spend time at temple square withe Mckenna and Sydney and Chris' parents and sister too. It was a lot of fun. Mckenna loved the amazing Christmas lights!

I am excited that this year we get to go to Moab for Christmas. It will be so fun to be with my family for a week or so. We haven't gotten together for a while, so I'm very excited!

I love this time of year and am so thankful for all of my wonderful friends and family. Chris and I are truly blessed in our lives. I am thankful for this time of year where we get to pause and reflect on the most important things in our lives...friends, family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us all remember the true meaning for the season...the birth of our Savior. I am thankful for him and I am also thankful whenever I get a small excuse to teach Mckenna about Jesus. Christmas is the perfect time to teach our children about Jesus. She loves the manger scenes at the temple and our nativities in our home. She loves Jesus so much. What a wonderful time of year! Merry Christmas to everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Well can I just start by saying LIFE IS TOO BUSY!! Between Chris's full-time school schedule and my full-time teaching schedule, we never seem to get a few spare minutes just to relax. Even our weekends are always jam packed with stuff we need to do and errands that need to be ran. What a crazy life we are living right now! But, I honestly wouldn't change a thing! :) We are doing what we need to be doing right now, and for the most part enjoying it! We are both happy and healthy. Our kids are both happy and healthy....I guess there isn't that much to complain about! Life is life and we are definitely living ours to the fullest right now!! :) I am thankful for life! (and I am thankful that Thanksgiving break is right around the corner!! =D)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had such a FUN Halloween this year. My girls were "The Princess and The Frog." They were so cute. Kenna wouldn't be anything other than a princess, so we worked with it and made Sydney a frog! They were adorable. For school, I wanted to dress up in something easy so my mom made me a costume so I could be Little Red Riding Hood. Chris found this great "big bad wolf" costume to go along with me! It was so fun. Mckenna and I put fake Halloween finger nails on too. Mckenna picked out some for her princess costume. :) I was surprised they had some so small for her nails, but they did. I figured since it was for Halloween it would be fun. She loved them!! They were really cute too. (didn't last very long...but they were cute while they lasted!!)

We went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. Kenna had a lot of fun. She got LOTS of candy. Chris was pretty thrilled about that. We carved pumpkins Friday night with my sister Sarah. Chris carved a transformers pumpkin, I did a Cinderella one (at Mckenna's request), and Sarah and Mckenna did a "cookie cutter" bat and star one together. I think they turned out really well. We had a lot of fun making them. I love Halloween!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Our Sydney Grace...

I don't know how Sydney is already 6 months old? Time sure does fly by these days! We took Sydney to the doctor for her 6 month check up last week and these were her stats:
  • Weight: 13.3 lbs (5th percentile)
  • Height: 25.5 in (8th percentile)
I guess she is a little on the petite side, (surprise, surprise) but we aren't complaining. :) She was healthy as can be. She is progressing very fast. She is already crawling and starting to pull herself up on things. She rolls over so fast and has very quick reflexes. She is actually smaller than Mckenna was at this age. Mckenna weighed 15 lbs at 6 months. I would have never guessed we could have a child smaller than Mckenna! =) I love my small girls!! I guess sometimes the best things really do come in small packages!

Some of the things we love about her at this age:
  • Her smile!! She is always smiling and so happy! :)
  • Her big, beautiful, blue eyes!
  • Her hugs! She loves to give hugs...especially to her daddy! :)
  • Her laugh! She loves to giggle! (especially at her sister!)
  • She loves to eat baby food and sit in her high chair!
  • She LOVES her big sister. She is always watching her very closely.
  • She is a daddy's girl! She gets very excited whenever he is in the room and reaches for him!
We are very lucky to have Sydney in our family! She adds so much joy and excitement! I love the age she is at. She is learning so much and is genuinely so happy! We are having so much fun with her. Mckenna is a great big sister and loves to play with Sydney.

Everything else is going well for us. Chris is busy in school. He is half way done with this semester. He made it through midterms and is doing very well in school. I am busy at work. Teaching takes up more time than I really ever expected, but it is worth it. I love my jobs...both teaching and being a mom! Both of them take up all my time and then some!! :) Being a working mom is a full time, and most days an over time job! But, we are enjoying this phase of our lives. At times it is challenging, but together we are making it through it! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Family Pictures

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On Sunday, Nicole and Toby were down to bless Taylee. It was a special day. We all were there together as a family. We took some family pictures that same day.

Mckenna is going to be 3 next week and Sydney is 5 months. They are growing up so fast! I wish they would slow the growing down, but they are at fun stages and Chris and I are loving being their parents. (Although...Mckenna is at that age where she just makes you want to....well, you know!!) But we love her and her adorable smile makes up for it!! Little Sydney is such a happy baby. She is ALWAYS smiling. She loves tummy time and rolls over all the time! She is such a joyful little baby!

We are doing very well. I have been working for almost a month now at Vista School. I really like it. I am enjoying teaching and I really like the people I get to work with. Chris is busy in school. He studies a lot and does his homework early! I'm so proud of him. =) He is turning into a great student!

Monday, August 23, 2010

My funny little girl...

Yesterday in church, the speaker was talking about being a good example. Mckenna heard him say the word "example." She turned to Chris and I and said, "I love samples! Costco has good samples!" =)

Oh my goodness! She always is saying things to make us laugh! But hey, at least she was trying to pay attention in Sacrament Meeting!!

I love my little 2 year old!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Blessing of a New Life...

So what a whirlwind our family has been in the past 4 months!! Lets see...just to start naming a few things we have experienced....
  • Sydney was born April 7th =D
  • Chris' work went crazy and offered him 2 options (April 8th): move to Reno, NV or Turlock, CA or lose his job. We went to Reno to check it out for a week (Chris + me + 2yr old Kenna + 2 week old Sydney = not a good choice!)
  • Decided not to relocate and so Chris became jobless...
  • Because Chris was jobless we were able to spend the summer camping and swimming and just playing together as a family =D What seemed to be a horrible thing, turned into a blessing for our family. We were able to spend more time together as family! (Chris has worked 6 days a week since we were married 4 years ago, so this was a HUGE and needed change!)
  • Chris decided to go back to school. He starts back up at Dixie State this month. =) (another added blessing. He has not talked about going back to school for a long time. His job never allowed the time to even consider it!)
  • I started looking for a job and was hired at Vista Charter School. (blessing....check :) I will be in a Kindergarten Class half day and then teaching extended homeroom for Math the other half of the day.
  • I start officially teaching tomorrow! =) CRAZY, but I'm really excited. I love the people I am working with and feel so great about Chris watching the girls. If it was a sitter everyday or day care I would feel very differently! (another added blessing!)
  • Chris is now the best "stay-at-home-daddy" around! =) Seriously, he cleans the house, takes the girls on walks, plays with them, and even does their hair!! (I'm still working on getting him to cook...but that will take some time ;D) I couldn't ask for a better husband! It works out perfect because he will take night classes and online classes and watch the girls during the day! (one more blessing...that we were able to work his schedule out to do so!)
  • Our roles have switched places completely. I am working and he is the student and care-taker of the girls!
  • Oh, and Sydney is 4 months that happened so fast, I don't know!!! =)
It has been a crazy few months! I am excited for the new changes in our lives though. Everything has proved to me even more that we have a Heavenly Father who hears and answers our prayers. He is aware of our struggles and knows of the things we need in our lives. I am so grateful for that knowledge. It may be stressful at times, but I always have that faith that everything will work out. =)

Another tender blessing that recently happened to our family was with Chris' sweet sister Nicole. I feel that it was a blessing for Chris, as well as for everyone, for him to not have a job while she was so sick. We were able to be there for her, for her sweet baby Taylee, for Chris' parents, for her husband, and for everyone else. We didn't have obligations to anything other than our family while it was all happening. I felt that was such a sweet blessing. I saw and felt how important it was for Chris to be able to be with his family and with his little sister. I don't know how much of an impact we really did make, but I do know that my own personal testimony of the power of family was strengthened so much during those few short weeks. My testimony of the power of prayer and faith in our Savior was also strengthened so much.

The power of family, prayer, and faith is immeasurable and can honestly move mountains...or in our case, provide a healing miracle for a new mother! :) We love you Nicole and are so grateful for you in our lives!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Happenings!

Our summer so far has been very eventful! We have loved spending so much time together as a family. We have been able to go camping, go swimming, have BBQs, go to parks, feed the ducks, go fishing, go on walks, and just have FUN together...whenever we want!! I count myself so lucky that we are able to spend this time together!

We went camping at Kolob Reservoir in June for 3 days. It was a blast! A lot of Chris' family members were able to come so that made it all the more fun. We were able to fish and boat too. Mckenna had so much fun with Chris' cousin's little girl, Allison. They became the best of friends while we were up there. They were seriously inseparable. It was so cute to watch them play and have so much fun. Little Sydney was such a good camper too. She stayed in the tent most of the time because of bugs and wind, but she loved it. She slept really well too and was just a great baby! She is so full of smiles! We just love her so much! Here is some of the pictures we took while up there! We can't wait to go back!!

Kolob Camping Trip June 2010
It is really hard to believe it is already July! The summer is already flying by. Today, Sydney is 3 months old! I can't believe that!! How did it happen? She is becoming such a cutie pie! She is so happy...ALL the time! She sleeps all night long and now shares a room with Mckenna. She no longer sleeps in our room in the bassinet, she is already in her own crib! =) She is growing up too fast! She loves to smile and recently started giggling. It is SOOOO cute! I had forgotten all of the simple joys that come from having a baby. I am slowly being reminded of them and I LOVE IT!! Sydney is such a special little girl and she adds so much joy to our home!

Our 4th of July was really fun. We spent the weekend with Chris' family swimming, BBQing, and of course enjoying fireworks! It was a lot of fun....just still hard to believe it is already July!

Tomorrow, July 8th, Chris and I will celebrate our 4 year anniversary! did 4 years already go by?! It's hard to believe. We have had our shares of ups and downs over those 4 years too. (more ups than downs though ;D) I feel so blessed and lucky to have found Chris and to have him as mine for eternity! He is truly my best friend and I love him so much!

Happy Anniversary Chris! =)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sydney's Blessing

Sydney Grace Summerhays was blessed by her dad on Sunday, June 6, 2010. It was such a special day for all of us. I was so proud of my husband and for the priesthood he holds. I am grateful that he honors his priesthood and that he was worthy to give Sydney the special blessing he did.

Sydney wore the same dress Mckenna wore for her blessing. This dress was hand made by a sweet, older lady who lived in the first ward Chris and I were in right after we got married. She made it for Mckenna. It is so beautiful and Sydney looked adorable in it!

Her dress was so long that shoes really weren't necessary, but....I had to get these!! I added the cute little flower embellishments. I just think they are so sweet!!

I was so excited to have my whole family down for this special day! I felt so blessed and lucky that they would all travel to be with us for Sydney's blessing. I love my family so much. They mean the world to me and I am grateful for all of them! Thanks again you guys for coming and making it such a special day for all of us!! =)

Here are some "pre-blessing" pictures we took of the girls... I think I may be the luckiest mom around to be blessed with such cute girls!!

Sydney is 2 months old now. I can hardly believe how fast time goes by. She is starting to coo and smile so much more now. I LOVE IT!! She is so sweet and so alert. I love her big, bright eyes. (Mckenna actually took these two pictures of her. She did a good job!)

During the blessing, Chris blessed Sydney that she would be close to her big sister, Mckenna. It touched me so much. I know they are going to become best friends and will share a special bond. I love watching how sweet and gentle Mckenna can be with Sydney. She loves her so much already and I know it will only grow stronger as they grow up together. =)

Monday, May 10, 2010


Ok, so I guess I'm finally, officially a college graduate! Friday, May 7th, I dressed up in my cap and gown, complete with honors cords and sash (OH YEAH!!! =D) and walked with my friends through Dixie's famous "D." I was so excited and it turned out to be a great night. I guess now I feel a little bit more "done" with college...I mean I already got my bachelor's degree in the mail in like January, but at least I have a picture of me in my official graduation attire now!! ;)

Oh, and this is our very first family picture since Sydney was born too! Pretty good night for all of us! =)

This past week also celebrated Sydney's 1 month old birthday!! I can't believe she is already 4 weeks old. Time goes by so fast once they are here! Why can't it go by that fast when you're pregnant?? She is such a sweetie! We love her so much. Mckenna is becoming more fond of her everyday...except for when I call Sydney princess. She does not like that. She says..."No, mommy, I'm the princess NOT Sydney" pretty much every time. I have to be very careful and try to remember not to call Sydney princess around Mckenna. But nonetheless, Mckenna loves her little sister. We are very blessed to have such cute and wonderful little girls!

Here are some pictures I took of Sydney....she is so cute!!! I know I'm biased, but honestly, how can you disagree??? Look at her big beautiful eyes!! I LOVE HER!! Enjoy the pictures... =)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

3 Weeks Old Already...

Ok, so I don't know where the time goes! Sydney is already 3 weeks old tomorrow! I can hardly believe it! She is absolutely a doll! We love her to death---Mckenna especially!!! She is such a good baby so far. She is a great sleeper (unlike her big sister!!) and sleeps mostly through the night already. I usually have to wake her to feed her. Other than being a spitter-upper (just like her sister and mom, so I've been told), she has been fairly easy to adjust to. We are so blessed to have her in our family!

Last week was the 1st time we ventured back to church. Although we only lasted through Sacrament meeting, it was good to be back at church and see everyone. Mckenna was excited to go back to church and get to wear her pretty dress again!

My mom got Mckenna and Sydney these matching outfits. They looked so adorable in them. Mckenna sure does love her little sister...if you can't tell by her smile!! =)

These last 3 weeks have been full of excitement and pretty much just craziness. Adjusting to having 2 kids to take care of and also trying to figure out what to do with the unexpected news of Chris' job has been somewhat challenging.

Last week, we went out of town for a full week to Reno, NV for Chris' work. They want him to transfer there for work. So, we packed up the kids and went with him there for a week. We were trying to get a feel for the area and the job and to see if moving there is right for our family right now.

It was an adventure, to say the least. I was cooped up in a condo mostly the whole week with a 2 year old and a 2 week old. We didn't have anywhere to go and really even if I would have wanted to go anywhere, I probably wouldn't have with the girls. It was raining and snowing most of the week too. It was kind of a stressful week, but we survived and now we are back home. I am so grateful to be back home.

Chris decided that taking the job in Reno and moving our family so far away isn't the right choice right now in our lives. So now we are just kind of taking time to be together as a family and are awaiting what will be the next stage in our life. We love each other. We love our kids. We love the Lord and we know things will work out the way they should, in due time. Life is definitely unexpected at times, but we are just so grateful for our families and friends and the Gospel. They really are the things that help us get through tough times.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sydney Grace is here!!

Sydney Grace Summerhays made her debut into this world Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm weighing in at a precious 6 lbs even and measuring at 17 3/4 inches long. She came as a surprise to us all since she was born a week before her due date!! No complaints from this mom though!! =) We are so excited and grateful she is here! She is healthy, cute, and just so sweet. We love our little bundle of joy straight from Heaven!

Mckenna is absolutely in LOVE with her little sister. She is so cute with her. I love watching her hold her and seeing how, even at only a few days old, Sydney looks at her big sister with such loving eyes! Chris and I are truly so blessed to have 2 such beautiful daughters. Our lives are so full of happiness and gratitude right now! =)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring & Easter!

We have been having a fun Spring so far! It has been nice because it has helped to get my mind off of having this baby any day now! I am due in about 10 days so we are hoping for it to happen really soon! We are very excited.

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to this Spring and Easter season.

Mckenna's Grandma Debbie made her this adorable dress for Easter. She LOVES it! We have to beg her to take it off. She is very much in love with any "pretty dress" and this one fell right into that category for her!

Easter morning, Mckenna found her Easter Basket! She was just little excited!! =) I was happy this year because we got away with re-giving her some of the stuff she already had but didn't play too much with. She didn't know the difference and was so excited to see what she got. I'm pretty sure that this was the 3rd year she got that pink bunny in her Easter basket. She even sleeps with it sometimes, but didn't even care!! Something to love about this age!!!

The Sunday before Easter, Chris had a lot of family down on his side. We had a big Easter dinner and Easter Egg hunt over at his Grandma's house. It was a lot of fun. Mckenna loved hunting for the eggs with her Daddy! (I normally would have helped, but I don't think I really could have bent down to pick any up this year!! I might not have been able to get back up! =D)

Our Family Picture....probably the last one before our new arrival gets here! (As you can see...I'm just a little bit pregnant ;D)

Last week, my mom, Sarah, and Jacob came down for part of their Spring Break. It was fun to see them. My mom helped me get some last little things ready for the baby to arrive. Mckenna absolutely LOVES it when people come visit. Obviously, she gets more attention that way! She loves her Aunt Sarah. They had fun together. One of the days, they rode scooters together. It was fun to watch them together.

Kenna has been getting pretty good at riding her scooter by herself. It is so cute to watch her because the scooter is just about as big as she is.

I love this time of year. It has been fairly nice weather down here. Mckenna and I have enjoyed playing outside together and going on walks. Right now, I'm just excited about the next little arrival to get here. Kenna is excited to be a big sister and Chris is very anxious to meet his 2nd little girl. =) Spring is just the perfect time of year!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chris vs. The Princess Wand

In Chris' own words this is what happened....

"Around 10:30pm Thursday night Mckenna was still going berserk from having a bowl of pure sugar and a pack of fruit snacks. She was running around with her Princess magic wand casting magical spells while jumping off every piece of furniture she could climb up on. After that got boring she started to jump on the couch I was sitting on swinging her princess wand around my head when she decided to smack me in the face with it. Outraged by her reckless act I snatched the princess magical wand from her hand and dismantled it over my knee thus causing pieces of magical wand to fly every direction. Mire milliseconds after destroying the evil wand I realized my hand had suffered a significant blow located between the pointer finger and thumb. A large piece of meatiest flesh lay folded back and blood began to ooze profusely from the newly discovered wound. I shouted many hard to understand short statements in some gibberish language I’m sure only my daughter understood since she speaks mostly gibberish mixed with good English. I ran to my wife who was prepping for bed and showed her the awesomeness of ripped flesh. She responded quickly with a medical pack and taped the pieces .back together on my hand until 14 hours later I received medical attention from the Coral Desert Surgery Centers Administrator. Ken Summerhays. a.k.a Daddy. In shock he quickly administered what he called "Super Glue for the skin" to my badly severed hand and sent me on my way."

So who won the battle??? Judge for yourself!...the photo says a lot. Chris is still in pain with his hand wound and the princess wand is somewhere in the landfill by now. All I can say is that Mckenna won't be "casting magical spells" anytime soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Funny Story...

So the other day, Mckenna and I were outside playing in the front yard. It has been really nice weather lately in St. George during the day. I've been excited to get us out of the house and into the nice warm sunshine. I was sitting watching Mckenna play with her scooter and with some of my empty flower pots. She likes to fill them with the rocks and leaves. Well, being very much pregnant, I was getting pretty thirsty. I had the windows to the house open so I figured I'd be ok to run inside and get some water. I could hear if anything happened or whatever.

Well I went inside, for seriously not more than 2 minutes tops. I came back out and as I turned the corner from inside the garage, the first thing I saw was Mckenna's clothes laying on the sidewalk, underwear and all! OH MY GOODNESS!! She had taken her clothes off and was half way to the neighbors house, bare butt and all. I ran (well...I tried to I'm not very good at running these days!) after her. She proceeded to run in the opposite direction naked and hid behind my neighbors shrub. I finally got her and walked her back to the house. (I was just hoping that none of my neighbors were secretly watching from their would have been a pretty funny sight...pregnant women being outran by her naked 2 year old...)

Once we got inside, I asked her what she was doing? Why did she take her clothes off? etc. Well she proceeded to tell me simply..."I wanted to pee on the grass mommy!" Well of course, the only logical answer really when you think about it! =) Well, needless to say I started laughing. I couldn't believe she was able to take her clothes off, pee, and run to the neighbors in the short amount of time I was gone inside getting some water. She is too fast!!! Little stinker!! or should I say Little Streaker!! It was pretty funny.

This week has been the first week really that we've played outside more than just once because of the nice weather. She gets playing and enjoying the weather that she just forgets to tell me that she has to use the potty. Yesterday we had a similar episode at Chris' parents house in their backyard...although this one wasn't #1, if you know what I mean! I'll spare the details. I am hoping this little problem stops and that we can play outside without me worrying that she is going to just stop in her tracks WHEREVER she is and just go... We are going to work on that!! =D

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to my wonderful husband, Chris, my beautiful Mckenna, and to my unborn little girl! I love you all!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We finally said goodbye...

Our sequoia is gone! We sold it!=( I was a little surprised to see how fast it actually went. Chris put an add up on KSL about a week ago and within days he got phone call after phone call about it. On Friday, a really nice couple from Salt Lake came down and made the sell official. We met them at the bank and signed the paperwork. We were pretty excited and sad at the same time. Excited because we made money off the sell and sad because we really grew to love it and it was hard to see it go.

On the way to the bank, we drove our Accord and the buyer drove the Sequoia. The whole way there, Mckenna was really sad and was crying saying "my black car!"=( I think that was the saddest part about the whole deal...watching a little 2 year old become so sad about her car being driven away by someone else.

So now, we don't really know what we are going to do yet. We have been looking here and there for what we will get next. Chris would love to have a 4 door truck. We'll see though. Right now we kind of like the fact that we have ABSOLUTELY NO DEBT!!! =) We'll see how long it lasts...or should I say how long Chris lasts with the only car available to drive being my older Accord that has its fair share of quirks and minor problems??? I keep telling him that it keeps us humble!! I bet it won't last too much longer....we shall see!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mckenna's battle wounds...

This past Wednesday, Mckenna was being a good little girl and was going potty. She has become fairly independent with going potty lately and is able to do it by herself most of the time. Well, we had just gotten home from the store, and I needed to go to the bathroom too. (one of the hardest things about this potty training is that I usually always have to pee when she does but I can't very well tell a little 2 year old in training "wait for mommy" so I end up waiting)

This time, I decided to run to my bathroom to go while she went. When I was about half way there, I heard a loud thump followed by some pretty loud and serious screams and crying. I ran back to see Mckenna on the ground with her jeans on her ankles. She was trying to get down, using her step stool, and tripped because of her pants at her ankles. She fell and her poor little face landed right on the edge of the bathtub. OUCH!! I felt SOOOO bad. She was just trying to be a good "big girl" and go potty and ended up getting a nice black eye instead.

This is a picture of her eye on Wednesday after it happened.

Throughout the past few days, her eye has been displaying some beautiful colors!
Today this is what her little eye looked like... kind of yellowish-green and purple!

She is a trooper. She is not even scared to go back and go potty. I was really afraid of that. She likes to tell anyone and everyone exactly what happened too. She includes details every time...clear down to the fact that "mommy put ice on it but I ate it and it made me feel better."

I will try much better to hold my bladder and stay with her while she goes potty so that nothing like this happens again.

Pine Valley

We (well, mostly me) have been very jealous of all the snow EVERYONE else in the state seemed to be getting but us. I just wished it would snow a little so we could have one "snow day" to play. Well, while we were getting all the rain last week in St. George, the mountains were getting plenty of snow!! So last Saturday, Chris got off work early and we jumped in the car and drove up to Pine Valley to play! It was so much fun. Enjoy the pictures we took up there. Mckenna loved playing in it!! It was a very fun day!!

Me and my honey!!

The snow was so deep (like 2-3 feet), Chris would pick Mckenna up and drop her in a pile of snow and she would just stick there.

Mckenna loved playing with Chris! I loved watching them! (It was a little harder for me to walk in the deep snow being 7 months pregnant!)

We didn't have a sled, so we told Mckenna to slide down on her bum. She chose backwards on her tummy most of the time!!