Thursday, October 7, 2010


Tuesday was a wonderful day to head to the zoo....with
our 3 best friends! So Jackson/Jessica, Morgan/Ashley,
Paige/Kelly, and Mac/I set off for a fun filled day together!
The kids had a blast walking around looking at all of
the animals. Mackenzie's favorites were monkeys,
sea lions, elephants, and goats! She actually got
to hang out with the goats and the whole time
called after them by yelling...woof woof! We are
so blessed to get to stay home with our babies and take
field trips like these :)
Shaking the gate to get the goats to "notice" her!

The gang!

loves to ride the carousel!

Monkey tree shot! monkeys were involved
except for one named Mac!

mom and me

Loved watching the sea lion show...jumping and splashing!

M & M singing....if you're happy and you know it
clap your hands!

now it's the itsy bitsy spider!

bye bye ZOO see you next time!!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well, I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything and I'm going to be better about keeping up with my blog. I love to blog stalk other blogs but I have been slacking on my own. I hate to say that FB is just so easy to post and go :(

Since my last post (which was back in April) Mackenzie has turned ONE, we went on family vacation, traveled to see family and friends out of town, started walking and talking, and becoming a toddler! So I'm moving forward and not looking back!

Mackenzie's new thing that seems to consume our day is EATING! It takes about 30 to 45 minutes, grenades (food) are thrown overboard, put in our hair, rubbed all over the tray, stuffed in places that are hard to clean, and overall FRUSTRATING for momma! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Enjoy the pics!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a swingin.....

mark and stacy gave Mackenzie a pink swing for Christmas....that's right....Christmas! well jp finally got around to hanging it after much nagging this weekend :) actually we went to the tarros for dinner on saturday night and he witnessed 1st hand how much she LOVES to swing! so we went to Lowes and got all of the essentials hooks, screws, chain links etc.....and now we have a SWING! Mackenzie loves her swing and so does MOMMA!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SpLiSh SpLaSh.....

Mackenzie had her first pool experience.....and
she LOVED it! she loves her big girl bathtime
but this took the cake! at night she swirls around
in our huge tub playing and chewing on all of
her toys but the pool was a big difference. she was
super happy and smiling the whole but was very
cautious. a couple of times her face hit the water
and you would have thought she was drowning :(
even then she wore a SMILE....I can't wait for
summer and enjoying our pool everyday!
smiley girl....

very happy.....

swirling around....

keep going MOM!

Monday, March 29, 2010

hOpPy EaStEr!!!

Happy Easter Everyone! We have been very busy
lately....(hince why I'm a slacker on the blog) back
is finally on the mend, Mackenzie is growing like a weed,
Jp is working harder than ever, and the dogs are loving
me being home everyday! Mackenzie and I are enjoying
lots of playtime with friends and family....we LOVE to get
out of this house! We are looking forward to a fun filled
Easter weekend with the whole family!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hearts and Ear infection!!!!

Mackenzie made this cup for her daddy on
Valentine's day with
her feet but she wouldn't give it to him....she
thought there was water in there!

her teeny tiny footprints!

HaPpY vAlEnTiNeS dAy!!!!

Mackenzie had to visit Dr. B on Feb. 12th
because she had fever and was rubbing her ear!
sad news......her 1st ear infection but she
is such a champ when she is hurt or sick!
get well soon my baby girl!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tick Tock......

Time is flying by and Mackenzie is 28 weeks old!
There are so many cute things she has done in
the last few weeks so I am stealing this from my friend
Melanie Allen only b/c I am not so good at remembering!
i figured i could at least look back at my blog to see
Mackenzie's milestones when i try to scrapbook (maybe
when she's 18).
ACTIVITIES: rolling over 360
sitting up with little help
loves to swing and bounce (thanks Morgan)
loves to chew everything!!!
loves to play with Bella's ears
loves her exersaucer
loves to eat "real" food (as we call it)
loves to drink out of our cups and her sippycup
rubs her ears when she is tired
smiles all day long
giggles like crazy
sleeps 12 hours
takes 3 naps...mornings are her BEST!!!
screams so loud
twists around when we hold her in our arms
sucks 2 fingers...doesn't matter which hand
sooo jerky with her right hand.....slaps our faces
raises her arms for us to pick her up
EATS: bananas
sweet peas
sweet potatoes
butternut squash
rice cereal
Weighs about 15 pounds...check back Friday for the official weigh in :)
I'm sure I left lots of things out but it is so hard to remember on the spot!
Mackenzie, Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know!
We look forward to watching you grow each and everyday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mac is 1/2 year old!!!!!

I feel so lucky to have people want to take Mackenzie's
pictures! She seems to LOVE being a model and
smiling for the camera:) My partner teacher, Betty's
nephew, Barrett is 14 years old and has found
a hobby with cameras! He came over just to shoot a
few pics of Mackenzie and here they are! I think
he has found his calling.....thanks Barrett!
This was my christening dress that Mac wore
for her special!

Love this one!

this was too cute b/c she started talking to us
while Barrett was trying to take her pic!

PERFECT favorite!!!

Posing on her crib pillow!

laughing at BB....

Peek a boo....


a beautiful BLOOM!!!

Mackenzie Ryan Chandler...we LOVE you!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

December----Our Month in Review!

December has come and gone in a flash!
What a month we have had: Mackenzie's baptism,
3 Christmas Celebrations,
a road trip (yes we drove) to Tennessee and back,
first New Year's with a 5 month old...but we survived,
and the beginning of a hard 2 months with a nanny
b/c of my back surgery (hard for me...not for her)
2009: Thanks for all of the memories, blessings, recoveries,
babies in the family, both sides of our families, and we look forward to 2010!
Well, I scheduled Mackenzie's baptism months before knowing
I was having back 12 days after back surgery
we had to be at the church at 11 which sounds EASY right!?!?
Well....let's not ask Jp about that!! He had to get himself, me,
and Mackenzie ready for her debut at church...not an easy task...
but SUCCESSFUL....and we were on time (which
doesn't happen often anymore!)
He is the best husband a girl could ask for :)
Enjoy our month in review!
They wouldn't let us take pics during the baptism
so this is after an hour and a half!
but I did sneak a few during the service
because I couldn't resist how focused
Mackenzie was on the lights!
She did GREAT during her debut, but
right after that she crashed in her
daddy's arms! Jp had a smile on
his face the whole time....she is
definitely a daddy's GIRL!

Dee-Dee and Pop's Christmas with Mackenzie!
she loved tearing the paper

look at her face! so happy about her 1st babydoll!

and her first puppy dog....she has 2 real ones
at home that she LoVeS!

Mommy and me!

Daddy and me!

Christmas morning at our house! Of course
Bella and Bailey couldn't resist a photo op!

TwO pEaS iN a PoD
Christmas Eve at Mimis! Ashley and I couldn't
resist matching shirts...I know! The funniest
part of this picture is not how sweet they are
sitting for the camera it's the bows!
Morgan LOVES Mackenzie and LOVES
touching her :)

and Morgan lost interest but Mackenzie didn't!

Then we decided it would be cute to let them take
a Christmas Eve bird bath together! It started like this....

and ended like this!

After their bath we all opened presents and look
what Santa Amy brought the babies....a rabbit hat!
They both were like what's on my head but it sure
does keep their ears warm...thanks AMY NICOLE!

Tennessee Shots
Cousin Sam and Mackenzie....before this
picture they were watching the train
go around the Christmas tree!
Big Jim, Sam and Mackenzie

hApPy NeW yEaR!!!!

couldn't be happier about 20-10!