Monday, February 23, 2009

Valentines 2009

For Valentines this year we celebrated with our annual family dinner. About five years ago I started a new family tradition. The kids get a formal invitation to our Valentine dinner on their pillow about a week before with an assignment to make a Valentine for a specific person in the family. This year Mackenzie made the invitations- thanks! We then order Chinese Food take out (so I get to enjoy the evening also), I set a themed table and serve the food with Sparkling Cider. This year Mackenzie sewed Valentine holders for everyone in the family. We turn down the lights and light the candles and enjoy our evening together. It is so fun to visit and read what our Valentine has written to us. A great way to show love for one another!
This year we were also able to go to the cemetary with Grandpa Jones to visit Ryan's mom. She passed away a year ago (2/17/08). While there we also visited Grandpa Wrights parents. Luckily the weather was nice :o)!

We thought it was funny how everyone had a twin in the picture. No it was not planned!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy 13th Birthday Mackenzie!!

Wow how time flies! We still remember the years of fertility we went through to try and have you. It was worth all the time and money! You have grown into such a beautiful young woman who is a great big sister!
We hope you have a memorable birthday as you enter your teenage years!
The morning started off right with a few gifts from the family:Perfume from Tilley's from Madalyn, Meredith and Trevor
Isn't she beautiful?!?!?!

The best gift of the day: a cell phone! We hope you were the "envy" of all your friends today!