The Dunsmoor Family

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Favorite Quote

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot been seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas, early?

Christmas came a little early for Kevin this year. I surprised him with New Rims and Tires for his truck. When I got home he was already there so I took a picture of them and text him saying come outside. What a difference in the drive. He loves them! Thanks for all your help, Chad A! I couldn't have done it without ya!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Burnin' Up............

Burning up is Mckenzee's favorite song sung by the Jonas Brothers. I am so glad she got to hear it live. Yep, once again we were spoiled by Kevin. Mckenzee got really good grades this semester and the Jonas Brothers just happened to be coming. Just Mckenzee and I went so we decded to make it a mother/daughter date.


We had so much fun, our seats we great, Mckenzee made a poster, and we went to dinner. I let Kenz choose where to eat. She said she was craving Sushi, so that where we went. One of the Chefs made her an apple carving dessert with caramel sauce. Yum! We thought that was neat.



( Food Carving)
I was surrounded by screaming girls. It was so loud you could barely hear the music when they first came out! Mckenzee was one of those screamers. I didn't know she could scream so loud! We had so much fun and I'm glad we got to go.


There She Blows!



Mckenzee was studying Volcanoes during November. Each student in her science class had to build a volcano and it had to erupt. She did such a great job and it was so realistic. Her volcano had the best eruption out of all the others. She won 1st place. I thought her volcano was the best, but I am partial.

video
( look at the kid in the back ground, he brought a surgeon scrub jacket, isn't that hilarious?)

(Class Mates)

( Other Volcanoes)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am so loving..........



EDWARD. About 20 of us girls went to the opening night of Twilight on Thursday at midnight. Only 2 out of the 20 had not read the book yet, I am one of those girls. I think we liked it the best because we had no expectations. Now after seeing the movie, I am reading. After I am done, I am going to see it again. It was so fun for us all to be able to go. And on a side note, I absoluelty love having Aliante so close!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

We Celebrated



our anniversary by going to Phantom of the Opera on Wednesday. It is playing at the Venetian, our favorite hotel. It was a pretty good show and it was fun to get out and do something. We ate afterwards at the Grand Luxe Cafe, another one of our favs. We felt it was the way celebrating at the Venetian because that is were we stayed the night of our wedding. We had a great time.



On Friday we went to the Fab Four show at Planet Hollywood. It actually was pretty good, it was even better because we had free tickets, then we went to eat at Ventanos. It was so good. I had a gift certificate from when I won on the radio. It was the perfect FREE date night and a great way to end the week. I would totally recommend Ventanos if you are ever out that way

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm and Auntie!


Ok, so this is not the first time I am an Aunt. I have the cutest nephews and niece ever. However, My brother and his wife Candice are so hilarious. They are one of those couples that treat their animal as their child. Meet Bella! She's a cutie and they really love her. She really loves Brandon, if he leaves the room......... she freaks out. You should see how they talk to her and take her everywhere they go.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

3 Years ago.............Today!

I can't believe Kevin and I have been married for 3 years. The time has just flown by. It feels like we are still newly married and I am so in love with this guy. I met Kevin in Dec 2003. It was a set up by our parents. His parents came with him to dinner and my mom sprung it on me last minute........I was cooking. We had a good time and we pretty much have been together ever since. Our parents have been friends since high school and our grandparents lived across the street from each other the whole time we were growing up. We even had some of the same friends around the neighborhood. I can't believe we never knew each other. I guess it just happens when it is suppose to and I am so thankful I was the one who got him! I am the LUCKIEST girl ever! Here is to a wonderful 3 years and I am looking forward to an eternity more. Happy Anniversary Kevin. I love you!


Dating


Engagement


Wedding Day

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kevin's the Big 3-0!



Today Kevin turned 30. Kevin is such an awesome person. I thought he deserved a birthday spot. He is so shy and doesn't like attention drawn to him. He is the type of person that always thinks of other people, how the might react, how is something going to effect them, etc.
He is strong in his beliefs . He studies all the time and is the BEST doctor I know.
He is a great dad and is always there to help with projects or just to talk to.

He doesn't like animals and we probably won't ever talk him into getting one. He WILL NOT eat anything white, well we narrowed that down to pretty much white sauces, and he can't have to many textures. Pretty much everything has to be plain! He thinks he is pretty funny and loves to joke around. He is one of the hardest workers I know. Kevin is a very talented carpenter, any piece of wood he touches turns in to a beautiful masterpiece!
He is an Eagle Scout. He loves cars and knows all about them. He can fix anything. If we need something built, or fixed, or adding something new. He just does it.

Kevin is a Scorpio and I think the definition defines him pretty well.
Scorpio: The best quality of Scorpio is resourcefulness. The worst quality is the ability to cause trouble. A key phrase is “I desire.” Intensity is the principal personality trait of Scorpio. Whatever career or vocational interests you pursue, you do it with tremendous force. The strength of desire is seen in every serious effort a Scorpio makes. You are proud, and can become the nemesis of anyone who insults you.

The Scorpio mental process is meditative. You can take a set of data and ponder it, penetrating the surface evidence to find the deeper meaning. You can cope with difficult and disagreeable tasks because you understand that such tasks will eventually be completed and you will return to the center of your life’s current none the worse for the effort, and perhaps stronger for the experience of surviving under pressure.

Secretive and intense, Scorpio’s temperament is sometimes difficult to tolerate. These very qualities, however, are part of the magnetism that draws people to you. The intensity can be expressed through healing or destructive energy, and only the Scorpio can determine which way you will go. Probably no sign indicates a stronger will. Personal experience teaches the Scorpio how to direct that will.

Scorpios often are rather reserved. You are unyielding to the sorts of pressure that work well with other signs, and often do well in careers where independent action is encouraged. Your ability to focus on a single task and put all your energy into it is often seem as skillful. You are often respected for your determination, but perhaps not loved, as you are not manipulators of gentle energies.

No one can exert the pressure that Scorpio can. You make devoted friends who will tell the truth boldly. When you lie, the lies are equally bold, and it may not be possible to tell the difference. The trained Scorpio mind seldom has to resort to a lie, as the truth is seen as a much stronger weapon. Desire lies at the root of all Scorpio action
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Kevin, I love you so much and hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I've been tagged again.....

8 TV SHOWS

Grey's Anatomy
Desperate House Wives
Iron Chef America
Good Eats
As The World Turns
Guiding Light
Chelsey Lately
E Soup


8 PLACES I LIKE TO EAT

Hash House A Go Go
Cafe Rio
Grand Luxe Cafe
Yoko Sushi
Einstien Bagel
BJs
Pick up Stix
PF Changs


8 THINGS I DID YESTURDAY

Ate breakfast in bed
Went to church
Made a salad to take to dinner
Ate dinner at the in-laws
Made and Packed Mckenzee's lunch
Laundry
Checked e-mail
Watched TV


8 THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO

Having dinner tonight
Possible tripto Disneyland
Eating a delish turkey for Thanksgiving
Christmas
Having a baby
Losing weight
Swimming in my pool
Not working


8 THINGS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

Kevin
Mckenzee
My Family
The Gospel
Friends
My cell phone
Make-up
Hair Spray

I tag...................... Kendal

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The girls will party all night long

So yesterday was Mckenzee's big Halloween Party. The 1st one she's ever had. It was an all girl deal and we had about 12 show up. The kids wore their costumes and had an annonymous vote for who had the best costume. The winner won a trophy that was a skeloton holdings it's head and it just said Best Costume. It was really cute. We made a ton of food and we bought a couple of things too, just for time. On Friday Mckenzee helped me make these cute little skewers of Halloween fun. They turned out pretty cute.
Spooky Skewers, with body parts, spiders, and eyeballs; gummie of course
Our cute Green Gobbolins
We had sugar cookies, and Halloween cupcakes, A Bowl of Bones (honey mustard chicken wings), Hallowwenies, Wizard hats, and we even had gobblins, and don't forget about the bleading heart punch.
Our Halloweenie Mummies
Everything turned out so cute. We played a ton of games and we rented a spooky jump house castle, which Kevin made even more spooky by adding a little spiderweb.
These girls were the winners of the fastest mummy wrap and she was the most covered too.
And what's a party with out a pinata. Yep we had one of those too. It was a long day but well worth it. I love to hear the laugh of children, it's contagious!



This morning I woke up to breakfast in bed. Mckenzee made me pancakes for all my hard work, making her party great. She says it is everything she thought it would be. Now that is somethin' to smile about! Isn't she the sweetest!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Friend Kendal

Today is one of my bestest friend' s birthday. many of you may know her as I have been friends with her for about 16 years or so. I don't have to many of those kind of friends. Kendal is 30 today. Yep she's old! I know she is going to hate this picture when she see it, but I thought it was a great picture to show what Kendal's personality is like. Somthings that remind me of her are: Funny, Laughing until we pee, mother, Colton, Brodie, barking spiders, stubborn, hard-headed, drops anything for a friend, strong, soccer, teacher, thoughtful, hide-n-seek in the dark, 14-60, deisel jetta, Steven, KITKATS in the apartment. HAHA, church dances, Country Music, trying bathing suits on at Walmart, keeping track of miles everytime you get gas. Slumber parties, tattle telling, ditching. I could go on. I am way lucky to have such a good friend to listen to me and always help me when I need it. You are always there for me to lean on. Kendal, thanks for being a great friend to me. Love ya and I hope you have a wonderful birthday, even if you are old!

This is Halloween, This is Halloween




On Tuesday we were having a little family night. We decided to start getting ready for Halloween. Mckenzee wants our house to be really scary so we were going for that. We had so much fun. Kevin built some great spiderwebs.

We are still putting on some finishing touches, but we are pretty happy with our results. Will post more pictures I'm sure.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We Have Water


Tuesday was the day that our pool was officially finished. The water was in, the pool had been brushed to remove the plaster dust, the pool guy came to clean and adjust it chemically. And it was Cold! We were just so excited to finally have water we just couldn't contain it. The water was 61* at 6:30, I had my feet in but that was as far as I was going. Kevin decided that the lake doesn't get any warmer than that and since he went wakeboarding in Feb he was just going to get in, clothes and all.....he just jumped in. So then there was Mckenzee, equally excited. She jumped in, school uniform and all, except when her little head popped out she yelled, "MOMMY"! It's cold, It's cold, It's cold. She jumped out and stripped down. Kevin at least enjoyed it for a good 15 minutes or so. Mckenzee just wanted to be able to go to school and tell her friends she went swimming in 61* water in her uniform. She thought that was cool. I know we are crazy, but we love it!




It's F-F-F-Freezing




Friday, September 26, 2008

Pool Progress

Just an update on the pool. It has rebar, Shotcrete, tile, and the concrete decking is now done, Oh yeah and we have a pool alarm. It's been quite the experience, so many mistakes, set backs, or something. Hopefully one day we will just laugh about them. We really just can't wait until we can swim, hopefully this year. We are just waiting for plaster....Ugh!


Kevin wanted to skateboard the pool while there was no water. Too bad we don't own a skateboard. This is what it looks like to pretend. Did you have see the episode of Rob N Big, when Rob drained his pool and rode his skateboard in it? Well this is what that reminds me of. Good Times! =)

New Do....

I really felt I needed a new style, something different. It takes 5 minutes to dry and style and Kevin loves it. What more could I ask for?

I Think I'm In Love.........

with my new wheels! I am so excited about my pimpin new ride! It's AWESOME!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Over Labor Day Weekend

We took the advice of my friend Becky and her blog and went to Lagoon, it's near Salt Lake City, Utah. Mckenzee and I had never been and Kevin has been once, when he was like 2. We went not knowing what to really expect. We wanted to do something for Mckenzee's birthday, instaed of a party, and we really wanted to get a way for the long weekend. I have to say, I am glad we choose Utah and not California. Our drive was long, but we were not stuck in a traffic jam, the longest line we stood in was maybe 15 minutes, and it was so cheap, well compared to a week end in Cali! Mckenzee is finally tall enough to go on all the rides! She was so excited. She is quite the dare devil. She was especially excited that she finally could go on the rocket blaster, aka the big shot. When I asked her if she really wanted to go on it she said, " I have waited my whole life for this. I am definately going!".At the end of the day, before we left we played some carnival games and Mckenzee won a big pink dog proudly! We stayed in downtown Salt Lake. It was beautiful there and the weather was so nice. On Sunday, before coming home, we walked around Temple Square. It so peaceful there and Mckenzee was so interested in the history there. We are planning to take her back and do some tours and watch the movies.
We had such a great time and Mckenze even thinks is was worth not having a party!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Birthday Girl!

I can't believe today my baby girl is 11. I can't believe how fast time goes. Some things you might not know about Mckenzee.
Mckenzee was born 11 years ago as of 7:53 this morning. She was 8lbs even and 19 1/2 inches long.

She had the chicken pox before she was 2 years old.

She started calling our dog her brother when she was about 3 or 4. When we would go to the grocery store, the checkers would give suckers. Once they asked her if she had any brothers or sisters at home. She replied "yes, my brother is 10". They asked her what his name was and she replied, "Kujo". You should have seen the looks, I would smile and just laugh to myself.


She loves having mom and daughter shopping days.

Mckenzee loves animals of every kind.
She wants to be a vet

She loves watching animal planet, funniest pets, and pet vet

Mckenzee loves the Jonas Brothers

She loves roller coasters, the bigger, the faster, the better and all amusement parks

She loves to be home
She is sensitive, caring, and loves her family. She especially loves all her cousins


She loves having friends, especially the ones at her new school

Mckenzee loves having Kevin as her dad!

She loves to ask questions
When I married Kevin, she started diagnosing our neighbors with being Lactose Intolerant.
And her favorite color is blue
She loves cooking breakfast, especially pancakes

Mckenzee is just a fun loving girl, with a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. We have so much fun together, being girls, having mom/daughter sleepovers on the tramp, telling jokes and silly dancing. She loves her family and loves spending time with everyone in it. (It's big). I am so lucky that I get to be her mom. Happy Birthday Kenz, I love you!

(Today she had free dress because it was her birthday )

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