Saturday, February 25, 2017

Disneyland 2017

I cannot get over the fact that February is almost over.
WHERE or where did this month {or last month, for that matter!} go?
I feel like we've been gone so much this year, but I'm not complaining.
We have been having a ball!

Our Christmas present from Geri this year was a trip to Disney.
And we didn't have to wait long to go as it was scheduled for January!

It rained a CRAZY amount our first day at the park.
Just walking *to* the park, we got soaked.
So our first stop was to purchase ponchos.

We braved a few rides,

Then it was on to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Sierra is too old for the salon now :(  But Kenners, Kam, and Tay all had appointments.
This mama was relieved to be inside for a bit, and out of the downpour.
We left the park, and headed back to the house that afternoon so that we could dry out a bit.
And off we went in search of a store that carried any sort of rain gear.
An umbrella, Rain boots? More ponchos?
But no such luck.
We even encountered signs on store windows that read:
I guess we brought the rain with us to California.

Day 2 was much drier!

And we were much comfier.

This pretty much sums up how happy we were to see a little blue sky.

We got to take in the electrical parade.
It was such fun!

And, of course, it was a must to meet up with some princesses.

I think these swings were everyone's favorites.

And I was thanking my lucky stars that no one talked me into going on this.
Jeremy, Sierra, Kam, and Tay hopped on
{Kenners and I knew better!},
and Sierra reported that I most definitely would've gotten sick.
No thank ya.

What precious memories we made.
And now . . . we're ready to go back!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Makenna Nicole is 12 Years Old!

Back in the day, having a baby due shortly after the first of the year was an extra blessing.  
You know that let-down after Christmas?  
Not a thing when you are awaiting the arrival of a precious baby!
But now . . . now I just get to look forward to little girls who just keep getting older ~ 
two in the first two months of the year.  
That is too much for this mama heart.

Alas, here we are.
Miss Makenna is 12 years old today.

~ Makenna ~ 

* You are the wittiest child!
You always have been.
The things that come out of your mouth, still never cease to amaze me.
I always say that I need to devote an entire blog to your musings.

* You are fiercely truthful and faithful.
You hold tight to what is right.
And you have no tolerance for injustice.

*You are a wonderful teacher.
You love to nurture and watch others grow.

*You are super crafty!
You have unlimited patience when it comes to learning something new.
And you try, try again if it's a skill worth learning to you.

*You are probably the most like your mama out of all of your sisters.
People don't always get our quirky ways.
But that's okay.

*You can get your feelings hurt very easily,
but you put so much energy and effort into loving others.

*You bring us so much joy each and every day.

Happy 12th Birthday, Makenna Nicole!

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