Monday, November 14, 2011

It's a boy!


Introducing........... Jasper Mackey!!!


This guy loves to snuggle!

And sleep!

Such a sweetheart.

Leah's new shadow!

The newest addition to the Mackey family! He is a mini schnauzer and he fits in with us perfectly. We knew that after we lost our sweet Robbie, it would be hard to move on with another dog. We kept on debating when would be a "good time" to get a dog, and decided that there would most likely NEVER be a super convenient time. So, one day, I jumped on line and found an ad for an 8 week old mini schnauzer puppy in need of a good home. Done. I called up Josh at work and told him I was gonna go check out a dog but that I wouldn't decide anything without him....Buuuuut.... About an hour later I show up at his work with our sweet little Jasper who at the time was called "Zekey". Huh?????Anyway, he is a perfect fit. He adores the kids and they can't get enough of him either. I actually am EXTREMELY attached to him, which is really kind of a surprise to me. Of course I could do without the little "accidents" I find around, but for the most part, he's just plain awesome. Josh was worried that he would keep comparing him to Robbie, knowing that there will NEVER be another dog as cool as him. But, Jasper so far has proven to be as good of a little buddy to Josh as Robbie ever was. AND! He already does tons of the stuff that Robbie used to do. Like chasing a lazer light on the floor and trying to eat Josh's face. He just makes us all really happy. In a nut shell, he's definitely a keeper!




Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shame!!!

Yes yes yes, I know I know I know. What's the point of even blogging again when I've missed the last 4 1/2 months? I feel bad enough that I'm such a slacker keeping up with it. I'm not even going to try to play catch up and try to post pics of everything that has gone on with us. So, I'll take a slap on the wrist and cross my heart that I will be better!( I'm going to start out sortta small so be patient with me!!! ) SO!! Josh and I decided that we wanted to take a walk up the canyon and see the pretty leaves since they have started changing. The boys rode their scooters and little Leah got a ride in her princess stroller. Of course as soon as we got to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, the shoes came off and into the water they all went. Leah wasn't too thrilled about how cold it was but she liked to dip her little feet in over and over with Daddys help of course. We love to be outside and are super lucky to have the mountains so close!!





P.S.
This picture of our happy girl was taken right after her much needed nap that day and she CLEARLY wasn't too happy just yet. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tubes for Baby Leah


Finally! After about 7 ear infections, we decided to do the tube thing for Miss Leah. Anyone who knows her, knows that she was sick with runny nose, ear aches and things like that almost CONSTANTLY!! Well, we are making a trip down to Arizona in few weeks and I just really didn't want to deal with a sick child while I am visiting. (Last year when I went, she was diagnosed with and ear infection the day before) So! We took her to our ENT and she was scheduled for tubes 4 days later. She's going through a very clingy phase and doesn't want anything to do with anyone but mommy. So, any time anyone would walk in to talk to us or check her out, she freaked!! She was just SO not interested in being there. When it was time to take her back, the nurse did sort of a "snatch and grab" and whisked her away before she even knew she was leaving me. She kind of whined all the way down the hall and about 20 minutes later she was back in my arms drinking a bottle. She was all sleepy and cuddly at first, but that didn't last too long. She was either quiet and drinking or clawing at me and crying, just trying to get outta there! The Dr. said her ears were TERRIBLE! She said there was thick yucky fluid behind both ears and she had to keep adding saline to thin it out so she could suction it. The nurse describes it as peanut butter in the ear. GROSS!!!! They did a hearing test before they inserted the tubes and Leah failed it because of all the gunk in there. So, now that its all cleared out, her speech should take off even more than it already has. When we got home, she pretty much babbled and "talked" every second. It was cute to see her yell and make noises now that things sound different. All in all, she did awesome and hopefully,
NO MORE EAR INFECTIONS!!!
(pictures are out of order, but whatev)


Trying to figure out what the heck
just happened!

Daddy helping her with her stylin'
hospital jammies.

Really didn't like all the stuff
they stuck on her.


She thought the fishies in the waiting room
was the coolest thing EVER!






Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CD MONSTER


APPARENTLY LEAH DOES NOT CARE FOR CD'S.

Monday, May 2, 2011

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!


It's amazing how one persons decisions and actions can effect millions of innocent people. Today came as a great shock to me. I love America and all those that defend Her and our freedoms. This is the one song that has always come to my mind for a moment such as this. GOD BLESS AMERICA FOREVER!!! MAY IT ALWAYS REMAIN THE PROMISED LAND.



Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOOK WHO TURNED 1 THIS WEEK!!!



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OUR SWEET BABY LEAH HAS BEEN WITH US FOR 1 FUN AND HAPPY YEAR NOW. LEAH HAS BROUGHT SUCH JOY AND A MUCH NEEDED BREATH OF FRESH AIR INTO OUR LIVES. SHE HAS NOW MASTERED GOING UP DOWN OUR MANY FLIGHTS OF STAIRS WHILE ALSO REALIZING HOW QUICK SHE CAN GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B ON TWO FEET. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WALKING INTO HER BEDROOM EVERY MORNING AND SEEING HER BIG SMILE AND JUMPS OF JOY READY TO BEGIN A NEW DAY OF LEARNING AND EXPLORING. WE LOVE YOUR PERSONALITY AND LOVE FOR LIFE! THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER, SISTER, AND LITTLE BUDDY! WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


As many of you know, we had to put down a very special member of our family recently. Poor Robbie had a rough past month of not feeling very well. We didn't realize the severity of his condition even after taking him to the vet for a check up. His body finally couldn't take anymore and he had a major seizure that caused him to be unresponsive for at least 10 minutes. Mandi and I rushed him to the ER for pets and made the painstaking choice that he would be happier moving on. It has been a very lonely past 2 weeks. Not having him at the door to greet us home is heartbreaking. We recently were going through pictures and we were amazed at just how much he always with us. On our laps, in the car for a drive, at Grandma's and Grandpa's house (his favorite), camping trips, pretty much wherever we were. Leah still drops part of her meals on the floor for Robbie to come and enjoy. Here is to a best friend that we will forever miss, we love you Rob!!!