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Thursday, December 17, 2009
We will start with May.....On Memorial day weekend we went to Boulder Creek to see friends and family and go to Boulder Creeks annual Art and Wine festival. After we were done at the festival we went to the Hatch Families house to have a BBQ and some fun....a bit later into the night the guys went out back to play some baseball and one of our really good friends Timmy Hatch got hit by the ball in the head...It was a horrible night, one in which I would love to forget. Early the next morning Timmy slipped into a coma. To this day Timmy is still in the hospital and we are waiting for him to come back to us. He has had a lot of improvement and doing many things the Doctors said he would never do...He is in our payers daily.
June was the Cassen family reunion in Arizona.....it was a lot of fun...We went down a few days before the reunion and did some fun "tourist" things. We went down the famous highway 66 and saw some of the historic museums. We also went to the Grand Canyon for the first time in all of our lives and stood on the skywalk...It was very expensive but awesome...as we told the girls it was a Once in a Lifetime experience.
When we returned we actively started House Hunting....It was a long, stressful and discouraging time....We finally found "our" home....We got our key October 1st...The best day of our lives! The funnest part of this too is that our street name is Grand Canyon...Can you say coincidence????We have been slowly but surely getting the house to be exactly how we want it...I have painted both the girls rooms, Mackenzie is a Rock Star theme and Emma's is like a Princess theme...Jon and celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful weekend kid free...We went to San Francisco and saw a movie, went out to dinner and just spent alone time together (which doesn't happen to often)Thanksgiving came next....Usually this is a crazy holiday for Jon and I...But since most of the fam was busy Jon and I hosted it at our new house...Jon's fam came and my mom's gang came....there were about 17 people there all together...It was a lot of fun, I cook all the dinner for the first time ever! Everyone enjoyed it a lot....Emma helped cook too....She mad the Cranberry Sauce all by herself...it was very yummy...And here we are in December....less than 2 days from Mackenzie turning 7 and a week away from Christmas...Its been a crazy year and we can't wait till next! Happy Holidays to all!!!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
First is Mackenzie's 6th yes you read right 6th birthday....CRAZY....how did this happen?? Yesterday she was just learning to walk. OH how time flies by. We are having a Hannah Montana party, all Hannah Montana. We will be having pizza and if its not raining a bounce house. If it is raining we will be finding an alternate plan.....hmmmmmm what to do what to do????? Any Ideas anyone?? We will also be having a Hannah Montana Guitar cake....Mackenzie is so excited. Every day she asks if it is her birthday party tomorrow....So fun.
So after Mackenzie's birthday is (drum roll please) CHRISTMAS!!!! woohooo....Christmas has always been a crazy holiday for us (not as crazy as thanksgiving but close) We do Christmas eve with the in-laws...dinner and opening presents. Then on Christmas we get together with My family and doing a great big breakfast and present opening. Then the rest of the day we hang and play!!!! This is going to be an exciting month...I will keep ya'll posted!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
We had a blast! We were so sad when the night ended. YAY for girls nights.
Well the week passed and it was hanksgiving week. Thats where we are now. We took a long drive to So Cal to see the fam. It was great Thursday we spent the day at my Uncle Ralphs house. We visited Ralph and Jackieand grandma and Grandpa and my dad. Brittany and Kelsie were there too! Mackenzie and Emma had so much fun playing with Jaxson. It was a great relaxing day. Well after Thanksgiving dinner we left and went to Tawnya and Trevors house tosee the other side of my fam. Then Friday was our BIG thanksgiving with the Trotter Family. We did Family Pictures which lasted a good hour and a half but I am sure they turned out GREAT. Then went back to Tawnyas to find a HUGE bouncehouse obsicle course thinggy. SO BIG!!! But so much fun. After the food was prepared and in the oven the adults proceeded outside for some races.....So fun but also painful...I don't think one person cameout with no scapes or bruses or something bleeding. It was an awsome day and an awsome Thanksgiving....It was great seeing all the family its always hard leaving since we only see them once a year. Thank you Twnya for having us it was great....Now on to our next adventure....December which id Mackenzie's bday and Christmas!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
As for me and Emma its been nice having our 1 on 1 time. We do all the stuff that needs to be done before Mackenzie gets home. Its so much easier with only 1 to chase around lol. I think Emma really enjoys our time alone. Being a second sibling you have that disadvantage, where the 1st child gets all that alone time with mom and dad and the second only gets it once the 1st goes to school.
Soccer is another thing that started this year, for Mackenzie that is. She has had 2 games and is doing GREAT!!!! She sure takes after her mommy. It has been so much fun to watch her play and see how much she loves it.
Well the past week and a half has been difficult. Jon had to go out of town for training. He is learning to be a Hot Stick Apprentice which is one of the 6 steps he has to go through before becoming a full Lineman. So we wont see him untill Friday night which also happens to be Halloween. He is a bit bummed he will be missing his girls Trick or Treating. I am too. The past week and a half has made me feel like a single parent. NO BREAKS. Its been hard but its almost over.
So this is Halloween week for us. Very exciting. Mackenzie is dressing up as Princess Jasmine and Emma is dressing up as Tinkerbell. They are very excited. We are gonna do some Trick or Treating with some friends. Not sure where yet but it will be fun no matter where we go. And Saturday we will be having an "Adult" Halloween party. Who said Halloween was just for kids anyways. LOL I will be dressing up as the Mad Hatter, Ashly will be The Queen of Hearts, Lexi will be Alice, Crystal is going to be a 50's girl, Caitlin is going to be a Fairy, Timmy Isaac and Danny are going to be Dead Army guys, Kris is going to be a Gangsta, Jon is going to be a Zombie Dr....and we are still waiting to hear what Josh is going to be.
Are there everthing we look forward in fall? For me its Thanksgiving. Its the one time every year I get to see my family. I know what you are thinking....one time yeah right. But seriously when your family live on one end of Cali and you live on the other its hard to see them often. I would love to see them more but thats life I guess. I also look forward to the day after Thanksgiving when you can start listening to Christmas Music and buy a Christmas tree. Snowboarding which we will be doing more of this year (no braking any more arms Ashly LOL). Very exciting time to be coming up here. Oh man I can't believe I forget my Birthday. One of my FAVORITE holidays. This is coming up very soon. I will be 26 for all that dont know. Also Jon and my 6th year wedding anniversary. So exciting!!! Well everyone, this is all for now.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
So we go to check in to see her. We got into the room and she was fast asleep. SHE MADE IT YAY! Thats all I could think about. She is still doing great. The doctor said she is progressing so well!! She is supposed to be taking it easy...easy huh well just getting her not to bounce off the walls is the hard part. SHe is back to her old self with a few differences...her eyes are are still all bloody and she is still in some pain. We go in for our check up on Thursday! So we will let you know how she is doing as of then!