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Monday, December 31, 2012

Mission Call

A couple weeks ago my brother got him mission call. He is serving and LDS mission for 2 years in Charlotte, North Carolina! We are all very excited for him. He leaves 2-20-13 to the MTC and will be there for 2 weeks, to prepare.

Corbin and his girlfriend Blake.

Right before he opened his papers.

We had a lot of friends and family over. Skyped with Grandma. Corbin reading where he is going.

This picture is kind of funny. This is right after he read off where he was going. He was a little let down that he wasn't going out of the country. Later on he got more excited. 
Corbin will be a great missionary. We will miss you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas time

We are so excited for Christmas here in the Mckinney house. We got everything set up and ready the day after Thanksgiving. I love Christmas time. I'm starting to get antsy though with wanting everyone to open their presents! I was able to take a couple pictures of our house since we've decorated.

We thought it would be fun to put up lights in our kitchen. I love it.

Our tree now is exploding with gifts for family and friends! 

This year Cj helped my dad with the Christmas lights. My dad loves decorating. Cj is terrified of heights, so I thought it would be interesting. He was able to keep his cool, and didn't fall off the roof.

Corbin and Cj hanging out.

Just getting off the roof was the hard part for him. :)

I got my hair colored a couple weeks ago, and it is a lot darker than I had wanted it to be. At the salon I was fine with it. Then I got home and kept looking in the mirror and almost started crying b/c I didn't feel like I was blonde anymore. I know, drama queen. I still am blonde, it just has a lot of dark highlights. Cj of course absolutely loves it. He has always wanted me to go brunette.

Twins, right?! Totally. Hmmm Brad Pitt. Enough said.

My dad had his birthday last Saturday. Next year he'll be the big 50! One more year dad. Yes Cj had to photo bomb this picture. We had a nice dinner at my parents house, and cake and ice cream. All of us (minus Sunny), pitched in to buy my dad a new TV for his birthday and Christmas gift. He loves it.

Monday Cj had his work Christmas party. They usually just have it at the college. It is a big even normally, Nuskin is great to their employee's during Christmas. I got off work early so we would be there on time. We pull up to the parking lot and I ask Cj "Did you grab the tickets?" He looks at me and was like "Umm no, weren't you supposed to?" Yeah we forgot our tickets. So we drove back home and grabbed them. By the time we got to the college, they were getting ready to start the Christmas performance. They usually just hire someone to entertain us for 2 hours. So we walked up and went to give them our tickets and they were like "Oh just come on in." We were so mad! The performance was boring. But everyone who works for Nuskin got a cute little Apple TV. I am in love with it. We have it hooked up in our room and now we're able to watch Netflix and I can stream my pictures on the TV as a screen saver. Also I can listen to my iTunes through the TV. It's a fun little thing, and it was free. 

It's been cold and snowy here the last couple of days, so we have been trying to stay warm.

Last night we had fun babysitting little baby Jonas. He is so sweet, and is mostly always happy. Unless he is hungry or tired. Isn't that how we all are? I also discovered how not baby friendly our house is. He crawls and pulls himself up to everything. I had to put the fragile things up high. It was so funny Cj was playing Xbox and Jonas kept going up to it and trying to push the lit button. The power button. I wasn't stopping him b/c I was tired of him playing that game too. Hehe

We can't wait for Christmas! And my birthday is this Saturday so we are planning a night in SLC. I am very excited to do that. And maybe do some birthday shopping. :)

I'm back!

A while back we had some work time off. I was invited to go to Timpanogos cave's with the Clayton family. I had never been so I was a little nervous about the hike up to the caves. If 3 little kids could do it, I could do it, right? It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. The only thing that sucked was it was pouring rain the whole time we hiked. I felt so bad for Melissa, she packed all the kids rain coats, except her's. But she was still a champ about it. The kids did great on the way up! The cave was amazing! I wasn't so sure about our tour guide. You could just tell she hated kids.. Anyways here's some fun pictures of our trip.

Jonas and I inside of the cave. He absolutely loved the caves! He just looked at everything around him and didn't make a peep.

Cj and I have recently have been trying to go out on more dates together. You get caught up in your work week, and then he hangs out with his friends usually on the weekends and watches basketball. We have been trying to go out every Thursday night when I get off work. I absolutely love having these little dates. 

At Gandofo's.

Eating before going to the Utah Jazz game.

Sushi Thursday's. We go to this sushi restaurant that every Tuesday and Thursday is half off every roll. Yum!

Cj still runs religiously. This was one morning before his run. Haha

Cora turned 3! She had a puppy party that I was invited to to help with all the puppy children. It was such a cute party. Except when all the kids started howling like dogs.

Cj's brother Brian was in and out of Utah. He has been having several interviews for school (He'll be a doctor in May!). We were to spend some time with him. His girlfriend Cat even came to visit us too. Loved having them visit. It was weird to actually have a girl to hang out with, while the guys did their thing. I loved it.
We took Bri up to Bridal Veil Falls. The falls were closed due to possible avalanches. So we just drove to Nun's park and took some pictures. Sometimes it can be SO hard to get Cj to take a picture with me.

We were getting in the car getting ready to leave when I looked and saw that ledge. I was like "Guys! We should take jumping pictures!." So I made the boys go up. This was the picture right before they jumped. I don't know why they're holding hands.

This next picture cracks me up! After taking the picture we all laughed for about 15 minutes. Cj has some mad hops. I have no idea how he got so high into the air. I love it! 

Then, of course Cj and I needed to take a jumping picture. I was terrified to jump and I wanted to look cute. It really is hard to look cute while jumping. Well, I guess not for Cj. Once again he's high up in the air.

I finally got him to take a nice picture with me.

I'm sorry for my lack of posting. For some odd reason every time I tried to add pictures, it said I needed to upgrade and pay a fee. I never got it figured out, but now it's letting me post pictures? Random. Anyways, I'm back and will try to get you updated.