Thursday, February 26, 2009


The time is rapidly approaching. . . my 30th birthday is around the corner. I can remember a few years ago when I was in Arizona and it happened to be my sis-in-law Patti's 30th birthday. She was a little sad and down about the whole day and was totally bummed that she had reached that dreaded number. I was only about 25 at the time and I was totally confused that a 30th birthday could make someone so miserable, and I swore that I would NEVER feel that way when I turned 30. Who cares right? Its just a number!  WELL!! I find myself thinking about this terrible number quite often and feel all these horrible feelings creeping up on me. I can't believe that my 20's are almost over. The most important decade of my life! I met my Josh, got married, had my  2 amazing boys, bought my house, etc. So much happened!! How can I say goodbye to the best years of my life? Well, I guess the only solace is going to be the thought of another decade with my sweet family and the promise that 30 is the new 20. . . RIGHT?????

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Okay, let me set this up for you. I come home and Mandi meets me in the kitchen with a warm hug and a kiss. As I open my eyes, something catches my interest outside of the kitchen window. Some DUDE is climbing over my backyard fence! Mandi asks if it's the guy who reads meters. I thought it strange he would be hopping 8' fences to cut time. I watched him head to the side gate. I ran out my front door and noticed a cop in front of of my neighbors house. As I went around the side of the house, a guy was crouched down talking on his cell phone. I asked him . . . what's going on here? He stood up acting casual and said . . . awe nothing. By this point, the cop was aware of what was going on and got out of his car and approached us. I felt like my feet were in cement now that I realized the guy they were looking for was standing right in front of me. I backed off as fast as I could as the officer asked the guys name and proceeded to cuff him. By the time it was all over, we had 4 police cars in front of our house and neighbors wondering what the Mackey's had done. Boy, I'm going sleep good tonight! 

Saturday, February 7, 2009


We're not sure what it was, but the Boyz awoke today with fire in their eyes. From the first moment they were up they were at each others throats. One would be complaining while the other was crying. This went on for a good 4 hours. After several warnings, we had had enough. I rarely do this, but I placed each of their noses against the wall. As you can see, Jake had the better view. I told them I didn't want to hear another peep until they were ready to be nice to each other and settle down. I didn't get an after picture, but when I told them they were done, they gave each other a hug and acted as if nothing had happened. OH SWEET SPRING! . . . please come soon so we can get these kids out of the house!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Soldier Hollow!

Here we all are after getting done tubing. It was CCCCCOOOOOLLLLDDDDD!!!!

They even had "little" tubes for my "little" guy! Sorry Kolby! I meant to say BIG guy!

Trying to give Jake a quick start down the hill! Wooosh!!!

Jake thought this was just about THE coolest thing!

What a fun night we had! The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was hosting a sledding nightat Soldier Hollow. We have been looking forward to this for over a month now. It was in the evening from 6 to 8 and they even fed us dinner!! We had never been there before so we didn't know quite what to expect from it. Well! How cool is it that we got to go tubing down a 1200 foot sledding hill and didn't even have to climb back up! There was a motorized pulley system to do that for us! We just grabbed our tubes and sat down in them and the pulley did the rest!! The hills didn't look all that steep as we were being pulled up them, BUT!!!! We got COOKIN'!!! It was so much fun to see the boys so happy and hearing their squeals all the way down! I think I  heard a few from Josh as well! ( Sorry honey!) After about an hour, we went inside where we had sandwiches, chips, a Fuze drink,( has only 2 carbs in it!) and cookies all provided by the JDRF. Then, they had a raffle and gave away some cool prizes. They really tried hard to make this event a fun one and to make these kids with Type 1 Diabetes feel special. They never called our numbers but Jake got a really cool ski hat because he was diagnosed within the last 3 months so he was happy about that!  We tried to take pictures of all of us being pulled up the hill but it was kind of dark and our camera is not the greatest thing ever. (I tried to fix the "red eye" in some of them if you were wondering why we looked so scary.) And, the temp outside was a toasty 17 degrees so that didn't help with our frozen faces! But it was so much fun and it is such an amazing organization to put together such wonderful fundraising events for us! Cant wait for the next one!