Friday, January 30, 2015

Madalyn's Winter Formal 2015

San Juan Hills Winter Formal was held at the Richard Nixon Library.  The theme was James Bond 007.  Before the festivities began we had a fun photo shoot with her and her friends!  Nathan Ord, whom she has known since she was about 5 years old, was her date for the evening.  Cute couple!  After pictures they had dinner at Cheesecake Factory, then went to the dance and came back to our house for brownie sundaes.  It was a great evening that all the kids had fun at.  One of the boys (Sam Hunter) even jumped into our 60 degree pool at midnight to cool off! haha!

Nathan, Madalyn, Kyrsten and Ben

Could be an advertisement for a clothing company

Taylor and Madalyn

Addison and Madalyn

Samantha and Madalyn

Krista and Madalyn

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Meredith's Birthday Celebrations!

Meredith was lucky to be able to celebrate her birthday four times this year!  First we celebrated with some family at Knott's Chicken House.  

Next we celebrated on her actual birthday with a yummy spice cake that I made! 

The third celebration was at activity days where her leader made these darling hats and served them Thrifty's ice cream! yum!

The last celebration was her friends party.  All her friends met us at a park in Mission Viejo, had pizza, cupcakes and went ice blocking!  It was so much fun!  In between activities we also played some fun games like "psychologist"! Meredith is so lucky to have such sweet friends!

With all the Target gift cards Meredith got from Christmas and her birthday she was able to buy this electric scooter she has wanted for awhile.  She only had to spend $30 of her own money!  It is a pretty fun scooter and it goes 15 miles per hour!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy 11th Birthday Meredith!!

Happy 11th Birthday Meredith!!  
We are so thankful for you and the joy you bring to our family!  We love your passion for dancing, cooking and doing things for others.  Sometimes your "that's not fair" attitude gets annoying, but otherwise you are a great sister and daughter! haha!

 We hope you enjoy your birthday celebration!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Body Scan twins!

Madalyn went into CHOC children's hospital for a bone scan and I went into check to see if any of the cancer had come back.  It was a week of scans for the two of us!  I got good news!  No more cancer cells showing!  Madalyn got bad news....she has osteoporosis.  Unfortunately she is too young and small framed to take the prescription drugs for osteoporosis.  So for now she is using a bone stimulator machine that she wears 30 minutes every day to help strengthen her bone.  The goal is to get her bone to grow around her hardware.  

 Here is her latest X-ray also.  So weird to think those screws are 1 1/2 inches long and they do not puncture her lungs!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Season 2014

 Santa showed up to Meredith's Christmas dance recital!

The kids had too much fun with the lights at the LA Temple!
Trevor sang in the Sing Noel youth choir for the MV Stake

School Christmas choir concert for Meredith's 5th grade class

 Christmas Eve with the Jones and Christmas morning!

 The game of Kendama was very popular this year!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

5th Grade Science Camp

Meredith was able to go to 5th grade Science Camp the week after Thanksgiving break.  The weather was going to be cold so they were all hoping for snow.  However all they got was lots of rain!  Their bags and clothes were soaked.  They were so wet that the camp actually took the kids clothes to a local laundry mat to dry them (thankfully).  The camp was in Big Bear and Meredith had a great time!

 These were very popular Target special boots that lots of girls wore!

 Meredith with her bus mate and room mate Maggie Rasic

 Welcome Home!  We missed having Meredith around.  It was weird to only have four of us at the dinner table each night.  It gave us a sad realization that this is how it will be for our family in 9 months when both Mackenzie and Madalyn are away at College.

 Meredith and Izzy Searle...another good friend and room mate at camp!