Merry Christmas Everybody!

Yay, It’s Christmas time already! Guess what? It’s my FIRST Christmas with Mommy and Daddy and I’m so happy to be in the outside world. I heard that our doggy, Chubbs,  got to write the Christmas letter last year, now it’s my turn! At this time last year, I was just a twinkle in Mommy and Daddy’s eyes.

But I haven’t been around all year, I was a little “peanut” in Mommy’s tummy for nine whole months. Daddy and Mommy got to do all kinds of fun things before I arrived. Like camping! And Seahawk games! And fishing! And puking. Well, just Mommy did that. Sorry Mommy.

Right after Mommy and Daddy found out about me, Daddy started a new job. Now he gets to do public relations for companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, HTC and other neat things. Mommy continued to work as an operating room nurse through morning sickness, back pain and being really pregnant (sorry Mommy). She worked up until 3 days before I was born, way to go mommy! Mommy got to stay home with me until I was 12 weeks old! Now she goes to work 3 days a week to fix people’s boo-boos.

Mommy and daddy thought they were ready for me. That’s where their friends came to help. My cousin Jamie and auntie Debbie made mommy take a shower. But she got lots of presents for it. Mommy and Daddy also got to take a shower with some of their good friends. Oh, Daddy says it’s not “take a shower,” but threw a shower. Yay!

I was born on August 21st. I was a healthy 8lbs, 5oz and a whole 20 1/2 inches long. Mommy and Daddy thought I would be big like Daddy and they only had two outfits that were small enough for me! Daddy drove me home and put me on the kitchen counter and just stared at me. I’m pretty sure we were thinking the same thing — “Now what?” Then he took me upstairs so I could lie on his tummy. So I peed on him. Hee hee! I got to meet so many people. But I really liked it when my grandmas held me. Grandma Kathy and Grandma Shanda were so happy to meet me!

I have had all kinds of neat adventures. I have a doggy that likes to give me kisses and protect my toys. Sometimes he’ll take one and chew on it to show how much he loves me. Yay! I got to pick out a pumpkin and I even got to help daddy cut down a Christmas tree. I also got to take my first plane ride. Daddy had to go talk to his geeky friends in Las Vegas and Mommy took me with to stay by the pool. I wanted to gamble, but mommy said I was a just little too young.  I hope I get to fly again soon. First class has all the free bottles I can drink!

A few weeks ago, I learned to roll over, that was so fun!  I like to sleep a lot (just like mommy) because I’m growing up so fast! I laugh a lot and smile all the time. Mommy and daddy are so silly when they make faces and sing to me!

2011 will be a busy year! I’ll be all grown up before you know it. Mommy and Daddy said they are taking me to Mexico. We are also going to go camping lots this summer! Well, I need to go have a bottle now. But remember, you can follow my adventures here. Mommy and Daddy put all kinds of pictures and fun stories there!

Lots of love,
Kylah Makana (oh, and Mommy and Daddy and the puppy too, hee hee!)

A year already

Exactly one year ago I sat down to write my first post on It’s been 12 months and two weeks since Kelci and I found out that our lives had changed forever. And boy has it…

This has been an amazing year. Kelci and I have been blessed with an amazing little girl that is perfect in every way. She has made our lives infinitely better by being happy, calm, healthy and just generally amazing. There’s no feeling that can replace how I feel when I come home from work at night and am greeted by her one-dimpled smile.

I have a house full of family this holiday season. And that family is mine. I am super thankful for everything she has given me. Truly the best gift ever.

Kylah has a special note that she will post on Saturday, but for now, I want to share her little visit to see Santa Claus.

Kylah and Santa Claus

Kylah got to meet Santa Claus. He brought us an amazing little gift.