Friday, October 31, 2008

Our little bumble bee

Last night was Mackenzie's first Halloween. Although Halloween isn't my favorite holiday I have to admit I love seeing little kids dress up in their costumes and I love getting lots of candy...for Mackenzie of course :). Every year our church puts on a Harvest Festival that we go to with tons of games, candy, prizes, food, etc. It definitely beats trick or treating! Here are some pictures from the Harvest Festival. Sorry there are so many...Mackenzie and her friend's were so cute I just couldn't not post them all!
Our Little Bee

Mackenzie and Cailey Bea...they were SO cute together!

It was so funny...when Mackenzie first saw me with my face paint on she started crying and was scared of me. I think she was more confused than anything because she knew who I was but didn't know why I looked different.

Me and Jenielle and our little bugs

Our Family

One of our friend's brought their pug who was dressed up like a bee. Mackenzie loved him and wanted to play with him the whole night...she has a slight obsession with dogs.

Mackenzie and her daddy


I just love her so much!

Me, Anna, Jenielle and Becky

Mackenzie loved watching everyone and taking everything in. She had a lot of fun!

Our flying bee

Mackenzie had a cute hat that went with her costume but I knew she wouldn't keep it on for long so I made her a little bee clip to go in her hair. You can see it and more on my website

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Last weekend we took Mackenzie to a pumpkin patch for the first time. The pumpkin patch we went to is in the parking lot at our local mall. To be honest I expected it to be a little lame but I figured it would at least be an experience for Mackenzie and something fun and "fallish" to do. But once we got there I was pleasantly surprised. There were little rides, a petting zoo, tons of pumpkins and other fun stuff. Mackenzie loved the animals and all the pumpkins. She also loved sitting on this big tractor that was there and pretending to drive it. It ended up being a fun little outing and something we will definitely do again next year.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Woman's Retreat

Last weekend was our church's woman's retreat. It was a great time hanging out with friends, getting to know other woman from our church better and most importantly growing deeper in my relationship with the Lord. There was lots of laughing, crying and fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

If I have been antisocial lately this is why...

The holiday boutique my friend and I are doing at Mariner's church is only a few weeks away! I have been working like crazy while Mackenzie naps and staying up way too late when she goes to bed at night trying to get as much done as possible. Here are a few new things I have made on top of the goodies you can find on my website ( Let me know what you think...

Santa Clause Bib
Tons of Taggie Blankets

Crayon Rolls
These are perfect for kids on the go! Each crayon roll holds 16 crayons and neatly roll up and tie closed when not in use. They are easy to stash in diaper bags or purses and are great to keep in the car or to take into resturants to keep the kiddos occupied. Tutu Bow Holder (you clip the bows onto the strings of ribbon)
Fabric Flowers for your hair. I have two sizes (small and large) so kids and adults can both wear them.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kevin and Rachel's Wedding

2 weeks ago my youngest cousin Kevin got married to his fun and spunky wife Rachel.The wedding was in Palm Springs and was absoultely beautiful! The wedding was on Saturday but Aaron, Mackenzie and I went out Wednesday night to enjoy a few days of sun and relaxation at my inlaw's house in La Quinta.

The weather was perfect and we had a great time hanging out by the pool and trying to get a tan.
Then Friday my mom, dad and brother all came down to stay at the house with us. Friday night we had the Rehersal dinner at a yummy Chinesse resturant with all my cousin's, aunts and uncles, etc.

Staurday morning we went to the Cabazon outlet's to shop and then Saturday evening was the wedding and reception. The wedding was at a botanical garden that had so much character and fit perfect with all the orange and green wedding colors.

Mackenzie loved the doves they had! My cosin Dave took these great pics of her.
Mackenzie is grandpa's girl these days (and Gamma too)!
It was so nice to be able to spend some time with my brother. He is gone alot with his work so it was good to have him around.
Aaron and I also got to have some much needed husband and wife time :)

Me, Aaron, Kenzie, Jeff (my brother, Mom and Dad

My dad was so excited to dance with Mackenzie like he used to dance with me. Mackenzie loved it!