Sunday, February 19, 2012

LRNJB League and Tournament Champs!!!

This was Trevor's first year to play organized basketball.  He was fortunate to get the best coach we have ever seen in action!  His coach had four rookies on the team, but he was able to coach and train those boys on how to play basketball for fun.  He never pushed "winning"..just "do you best and have fun".  The boys all had a great season and to prove it they earned a 11-0  record.  Undefeated!!!  They ended up winning the League title and the tournament title!  They were so excited!

 Coach Carlos Ward

16th Birthday Celebration

Mackenzie had a super fun 16th birthday party Friday night!  The courtyard was cleared out and the DJ (Travis and Brandt) set up lights and great music, a chocolate fountain (that decided to not work), Paul Cook provided the funnest photo booth ever, the boys had fun on the trampoline and the party ended with some serious planking!!

It was a birthday she will never forget!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fun with Photoshoots

A good friend of ours, Paul Cook, took some fun photos of the kids during Mackenzie's party.  Here is just a small sampling of them.  There are so many more, but I don't think my blog can handle all 81 of them!  So here is a sampling!

Attempting to surf

Volleyball players like to jump!

Jump higher!

Chick Magnet!

Awkward Family Photo

Don't drop him!

A more serious pose..
Party Girls!!!


Another awkward family photo
So sweet!

Slam it!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love Meredith

Meredith brought home a poem she wrote at school and I wanted to share it with everyone.  She is such a sweet girl!

Love is a special feeling.
Love smells like the mints that my Grandpa gives me.
Love looks like my fish swimming around.
Love feels like my blanket that my Grandma and I made.
Love sounds like my Grandma'a sewing machine when making a blanket.
There are so many things in the world that I love.

This poem makes me remember just how grateful I am that my parents are such wonderful grandparents!  They have such a huge impact on all my children's lives.  Just like my grandparents had on mine.  Family is  so wonderful!

The next "Real Housewife"...

For Valentines Day Meredith received a "lips" sucker...hilarious!  All I could think of is "here comes the next Real Housewife"!!

16th Bday Family Dinner

Since Mackenzie's birthday fell on a Sunday we had the family over for her favorite dinner:  homemade spaghetti, cesear salad and garlic rolls.  For dessert we had this delicious chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake.  It was a great evening with family!

After everyone left she was surprised with super yummy brownies from a "secret admirer" (Damon Jarman).  Plus everyday another friend (Matt Weber) has been leaving treats at the door...balloon bouquets, cookies, Hershey kisses...who knows what is next. She is lucky to have such a great friend!! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

She Passed!!!

Exactly six months to the date of getting her drivers permit Mackenzie got her drivers license!!  She was so excited and antsy to drive without us parents in the car.  Her first outing was with Madalyn..they drove to the local Redbox and rented a movie.  

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweet 16!!!

We cannot believe it has been 16 years ago that this beautiful girl made us parents for the first time!  After 27 hours of hard labor Mackenzie Brooke Jones made her grand debut!  She has taught us so do not drive around for hours in the car so she can take a nap, binkie's are heaven sent, baking soda is a colicy baby miracle and that our hearts never knew they could love someone so much it hurts!

One year old:

Three years old:

Six years old:

Fourteen years old:

She is full of sassy sauce!

She misses her cousin, Scooter, who is due home from his mission in 7 1/2 months!

What a cute pioneer...trek 2011

Sixteen brings many changes....driving, job, dating.....

She is so excited for all of the above!

This is how she feel about turning 16.......

Of course we had to include a picture of her and her best friend/sister...Madalyn.  These two are 16 months apart and do not remember life without each other. 
They are partners in crime and best friends.  
That makes us smile!