Family Picture 2009

Family Picture 2009
you would never guess that my son was picking his nose the entire time accept this one picture

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

GUESS WHOS WALKING?

im so excited to announce that my little maddox is walking, i knew he was close but i just couldnt get him to take a step and saturday night after his bath he was standing by the couch and waddled over to me :) so cute, hes so proud and merrick thinks hes walks funny so he laughs lol. and one more update my merrick is in preschool now, i was going to wait til next year but he wasnt talking very clear so i went and had him tested and they said he can do preschool this year for free and he gets help at school from the speech therapist, hes been going now for about a month or so and so far his talking has improved so much and he loves to ride the bus and tell me about his day, mostly he tells me what he ate lol but i love to see how excited and happy he is. my boys are growing too fast, its sad and fun, merrick learned to draw stick people i will post a pic of a picture he drew its so cute, and hes proud of his pictures and he should be lol. well thats my update for now, i will work on getting pictures on here lol

Sunday, August 28, 2011

IM SOOOOO BEHIND














0k so i havent updated since maddox was 3 months old and hes almost 10 months old now! wow i need to get with the program, im going to hurry and update and i will have to add pictures later. so theres alot to catch up on, first of all can i just say how excited i am that 3 of my favorite friends r having little babies! i cant wait! congrats mand, moke, and ky, i love you guys. ok so maddox is growing so fast its crazy to me, he crawls like a stink bug everywhere he goes, he walks along furniture, hes practicing try to stand alone, he says mama, dada, baba, and uh-oh. he loves bath time and anytime its time to eat lol. merrick and him play together so cute, its so fun to hear them laughing and playing. i always have to tell merrick to make sure his money and little things r picked up so maddox doesnt choke on them because everything goes to his mouth so now he thinks that applies to everything. i was cutting up lettuce today and merrick wanted a piece and then he asked if he could take johnny a piece and i said i dont know if daddy wants any lettuce and merrick looks at me and says "oh, he will choke?" lol it made me laugh and then johnny was holding an extension cord and merrick grabbed it from him and said no no daddy you will choke. lol what a kid. he likes to try and carry maddox and maddox thinks its funny but it worries me maddox is almost as big as merrick lol. they are such entertainment during my day. well since last time u updated merrick as turned 3 we did a toy story theme party and everybody played in the water and we had a bbq, it was alot of fun. johnny has continued to work hard and like his job at dugout. im so proud of how hard he works hes an amazing man. we had our 4 year anniversary! it has went by so fast. we had little night out, went to dinner, a nice quiet dinner without 500 pee breaks with a 3 year old is always nice lol. we took a vacation to durnago to see johnnys family. johnny rode his harley and i followed in the car with boys. i was nervous because it was a long drive but the boys did great and we stopped enough that they got to take some breaks from the car. we were there about a week. it was nice to catch up and see everybody. merrick finally became completely potty trained meaning no pull ups at night time. he still has an accident here and there but he loves his big boy underwear lol. we have had some massive wind storms in elmo. one day the wind picked up out trampoline and hucked it into johnnys bike and into the raod, it mangled it so no more trampoline :( and it hit my air conditioner on my house at ripped it half way off. johnny was at work. his bike only had one little borken peice on the brake but in harley terms thats alot of moolah$$$. he wasnt too happy when he got home and see what happened but my dad helped me with his bike to amke sure it ran ok, so i had to reassure him that his bike was alive and well lol. i have been making it my goal to get back in shape and it was so much easier in high school than it is now after 2 kids lol. ive started doin Insanity its an interval training workout and holy moly is it tough. the instructor fall on the floor at the end of the workout! thats really ressuring to me lol! but if ur wanting to get in shape i highly recomend it! so now i just need to stick with it! i have also started couponing a bit. im starting to get the hang of it. i go graocery shopping once every 2 weeks. and it makes me sick how muich everything costs. i still spend alot but my last 2 shopping trips i have saved $92 and $113. once i get my pantry stocked then i will only have to buy produce and milk and baby stuff so im getting there. im sure theres alot more i could continue with in my novel but i will end it here and add pcitures asap!

Monday, February 21, 2011

UPDATING AND MADDOX IS 3 MONTHS OLD!!!







Well its been way too long since ive updated this thing, but ihave a chance to so im taking advantage of it. well my baby maddox is now 3 months old! i cant believe it, hes getting so big. hes a very good sleeper and eater he has the cutest little rollies on is legs, hes so squishy i just want to squeeze him :) we all just got over being sick, i have decided that i will never have another baby in the winter, such a pain trying to dodge the yuckies out there. merrick is till being a very good big brother but some days he doesnt like to share mommy and daddy. i just got the boys's pictures done so i get to see them wednesday im so excited! johnny started his new job out to Dugout mine after Consol had their lay off, im so proud of him and how hard of a worker he is. his first month out there they were moving him around to different sections of the mine to help get their production up because he can cut the coal fast and since then he got a letter from people high up in the company saying that he is essential to the mine for production and safety! he is currently doing is foreman fireboss classes so he can start bossing. im just cant even say how proud i am to have a husband like him, i love him to death :) merrick will be 3 in may it floors me when i look at him and his baby look is gone. hes such a little boy now and it makes me sad. he says and does some funny things he can keep me entertained all day. our christmas was very good, merrick got spoiled by santa and he got a Buzz and Woody doll set and they talk to eachother, so much fun he loves Toy Story, so he was pretty excited :) we good family get togethers and we played a white elephant gift game at a family party and the gifts we did we "beer noculars" i took 2 beer cans and hooked them together and cut a hole on the bottom of each then i made a string for them to hang around your neck and i made it out of electrical take lol it was funny and our other gift i wrapped up some used batteries and put a note on them that said toy not included lol, its so much fun to see the persons face that ends up woth the gifts you donated lol, so much fun. and merrick ended uo with a barbie lol johnny wasnt too thrilled , i thought it was funny, but he loves to play with the barbie from time to time lol. well thats my update for now i will try to stay on top of things!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

MADDOX KYSEN DONAN


so maddox is two weeks old today and im a slacker with posting pictures. i had 18 hours of hard labor but as soon as my water broke, baby maddox was here in no time!he was 7lbs. 14 oz. 21 in. the same weight and length as merrick was! hes such a calm baby, only cries when hes hungry or needs a new diaper lol :). merrick loves his new brother, he loves to give him kisses, its so cute. two kids takes some getting used to but im getting the hang of it. i love my boys.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HALLOWEEN 2010!

We was so excited this halloween to take merrick trick or treating but the wind and rain made it hard. but he loaded up on candy just by going to family. merrick was a dragon i loved his little costume lol. i tired to get good pictures but he doesnt like to pose for them and he was kinda onery that day lol. we carved pumpkins and merrick was so excited but as soon as he seen what was in the pumpkin he started gagging and saying "ew dross" his G's are D's lol. he wasnt so excited after that. then me and johnny shared a pumpkin and johnny broke out the power tools, i couldnt believe he did that but it was alot easier than just a little knife. over all we had good halloween and next year we will have 2 little one to take around. P.S. im 37 weeks and if i dont have the baby by the 18th im getting induced!!!! its so close i cant wait!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SUPER DUPER PREGO!!!!

ok so small update on my pregnancy, and family. we have been super busy lately getting merricks new room done, we still need to get a few things for it and then i will take pictures and post them :) currently merrick is sick and johnny is starting to get sick, im really hoping that i dont catch it, im miserable enough as it is. im currently 35 weeks prego so 5 more weeks and baby maddox will be here!!!! maybe sooner lol i can hope. im super prego right now, i waddle, i ache, i dont sleep but i figure im just already prepared for the sleep i will be losing when maddox is here so thats ok :) he gets very active at night and it gives me motion sickness haha which is weird but it happens. lately i have been super tired though, i deffinately need some energy to get this place in order. ive been organizing our house and trying to get ahead of the game so being sleepy doesnt make accomplishing that easy, but what i am thankful for is helpful family and friends, thats always nice. so the count down continues and in not too long i will be posting pictures of our new little one :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

NOT MUCH LONGER.....


Well i decided i should update a bit, so my pregnancy has been going really good aside from being alittle uncomfortable from time to time but its getting closer to the day when we will get to hold baby Maddox. i have 81/2 weeks left!!! we still have alot to do before he gets here but we will get it done in time. merrick understands alot better that there is a baby in my belly and he likes to give baby kisses and feel him move, its cute to watch him, he will be a wonderful big brother. im suprised i made it through the summer heat without swelling up like a balloon :) its nice that it has cooled down tho and johnny still complains that the house is cold but he is good about pileing on the blankets and letting me be comfortable :) but aside from that we are counting down the days till baby Maddox is here and im deffinately ready to not be huge and no more waddling lol.

Friday, August 13, 2010

LAST MINUTE VEGAS TRIP


So last weekend, we found out my practically cousin was eloping in vegas so his brother nick convinced me and johnny to head to vegas with him literally it was like 10:00pm the night before so we packed up our stuff and headed out in the morning. i hadnt been to vegas since i was like 6 or 7 so i was excited to go, we got there and we set my GPS to guide us to our hotel and it said you have reached your destination and we looked around and could see our hotel so we sat and circled it like 4 times before we finally figured it out and how we missed it that many time i will never know. it was so hot which isnt fun when your 6 months prego, but we rode in some taxis and that was fun but too expensive to we only did that twice, we watched some magicians on the strip and that was fun, johnny was way into that lol :) then we saw elvis walking toward us so i made johnny stand by him and get a picture , later we seen alittle bit better elvis but thats ok. we went to the Bellagio and watched water show with the big fountains and that was really cool i had only seen that on TV! we played a few penny slots and then johnny decided that he could turn $5 into $500 if he played 21 but that didnt happen he basically was out the first round lol. we couldnt do a whole lot because when you go last minute you dont really have alot of time, but we are wanting to back and see shows and stuff, when im not pregnant, i was so sore from walking all day it was horrible but worth it. before we left we ate at a harley davidson cafe and it was way cool johnny was in heaven, there was an Elvis signature Harley he spotted immediately. it was definitely a short trip but still alot of fun and ive decided that it doesnt matter where you go, the vendors that are in mall that sell the lotions and creams from the dead sea or wherever... they are everywhere and you cant get away from them! you tell them no thanks and they grab your hand and make you test everything and its just frustrating to me, but my hands were really soft after vegas! lol :) i have some pictures that i will get on here asap!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ITS ANOTHER BOY!!!

well we went to the doctor today to find out what we were having and as confident as i was that it was a girl, i was proven wrong and we are having anther little boy!!! are still very excited and merrick will love a little brother to play with but i will still try for my girl in a few years and if thats a boy then im meant to have boys lol. everything looked great and im still on track with my due date, and he almost weighs 1 pound. we kept his hands 0n his face and his legs crossed for a while so it took some time to get pictures of him, i cant wait to meet him in about 4 months!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MERRICKS BIRTHDAY, THE ZOO AND MORE!!!





i really need to stay on top of things, im behind on updating so its time to write my novel and fill everybody in. may 29th we took merrick to the zoo for the first time for his birthday and it really ended up being a nice day! we went over by the giraffes and they were eating right next to the fence so you could touch them and merrick got down by ones face and i asked him what the giraffe says and he barked loud at it and scared them all away :) it was funnyand really cute! all of the monkeys were asleep while we were there so we didnt get to really see them only a couple, so heres some pictures of our zoo day.
may 31st was merrick birthday, we just did a small get together at our house. i made his cake this year and i thought it turned pretty good! i was proud of my cake making abilities lol. merrick got alot for his birthday, johnny and i gave him a battery truck that is harley davidson addition and he loves it! but he needs to learn to steer lol. he got a sand box from his cousins and he got a bunch of little cars which he loves and now theres even more toys scattered in the house! but he has fun. pregnancy update. im now in my 5th month we will find out what we are having next month. my doctor waits longer than others. i have a doctors appointment tomorrow to see how everything is going but so far its been good. i have felt good beside the fact that i look like im due any day. i got big fast with merrick but this one seems alot faster and bigger!!! aside from that, im not dying of heat yet which suprises me, but also makes me happy, i feel the baby move quite a bit and i love it. merrick always kisses my belly and says "awww baby" its so cute. we are starting to move things around in the house, we have to get merricks new room ready and get him a new bed set and we have to move the computer and office stuff downstairs so we are in the process, i cant wait till its all done!!! other than that there hasnt been much going on here, i will try to keep up on my updates from now on! lol

my tattoo

my tattoo
its an orchid, the symbol at the bottom means family and then merricks name at the top

mowing the lawn with dad

mowing the lawn with dad
merrick loves riding on the lawn mower

helping with laundry

helping with laundry
this happens everytime he trys to help me with laundry

so sleepy after christmas

so sleepy after christmas
he had a long day

new clothes

new clothes

bow on head

bow on head
i love this picture

Presents!!!

Presents!!!

Big Bath Time

Big Bath Time
he loves his bath time!!!

after bath time

after bath time
i love that little face

Welcome to our little Donan family blog!!!

We decided to do a blog to let whoever wants to know about who we are and what we do day to day. We are a new little family and thats mostly what its all about right now!

Our little family

Our little family
when merrick was 3 weeks old we had our first family pictures done. I guess we should get some up to date ones done!

merrick j

merrick j
i just love his little face!!!

merrick 3 months

merrick 3 months
we had these pictures done when he was 3 months old

our little man

our little man
johnny loves to wear hats so i found a blaack one for merrick to wear like his daddy and he posed for me! this is one of our favorites!

Jungle boy

Jungle boy
Merricks room is done in jungle animals so i had pictures done with them

merrick and daddy

merrick and daddy

bath time

bath time
he loves his bath time and we like to have fun to

Bathtime with Nemo

Bathtime with Nemo
merrick loves Finding Nemo and now he has bath toys that ar e Nemo

merricks little bum

merricks little bum
johnny was getting ready to bath merrick , isnt he cute

Mine rescue

Johnny is part of the mine rescue team for Consol coal mine and he has had awesome trainings and of course huge achievements.

mine rescue clothes

mine rescue clothes
johnny showing me his mine rescue clothes

Lake Lynn

Lake Lynn
this was johhnys first training back east they were given tasks they needed to complete

FIRE!!!

FIRE!!!
johnnys team had to put out a fire on the belt line

CAN"T SEE

CAN"T SEE
it was really smokey and they could hardly see anything at all

Emery Miners Win Mine Rescue Contest

CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Emery Mine-Black team, from Emery, claimed first place honors in the CONSOL Energy “Best of the Best” Mine Rescue Contest held Sept. 16-18 in Virginia, capping the 2008 contest season. The Emery-Blue team claimed third place overall in the Virginia contest.

A total of 18 teams from throughout CONSOL Energy and its subsidiaries from five states, including those based in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Utah, competed in the event held at the CONSOL Energy Mine Rescue Training Center at Oakwood, Va. CONSOL Energy has more mine rescue teams than any other company in the industry.

Members of the Emery-Black mine rescue team are Ron Wright, Brandon Wilde, Matt Crosland, Johnny Donan, “For all your efforts, all your sacrifice to serve on a CONSOL rescue team and to participate in mine rescue, thank you,” Hyita said. “It takes time away from your families and the whole industry appreciates your service. You are the most highly trained people we have in the company.”Corey Prettyman, Kasey Thompson and Jim Kulow, trainer.

Emery County Review

Competition

Competition
this was consols last competition back east

WINNER!!!

WINNER!!!
Johnnys team took first place

contest

Merrick is in a baby contest and he was chosen to be part of an even bigger contest because hes such a handsome boy. the picture below is the one i entered i had a hard time finding the one i wanted to put in it there are so many but i love his little tounge sticking out.

contest picture

contest picture
Merrick was recently chosen to be part of a huge baby picture contest and he could win a $25000 savings bond!!!

Elvis Fan

Elvis Fan
johnny loves Elvis

Rock n' Roll

Rock n' Roll
johnnys such a nerd, but a cute one!!!

more Rockn' Roll

more Rockn' Roll

even more Rock n' Roll

even more Rock n' Roll

mommy and merrick

mommy and merrick

Our Trip to Durango

This last week made a little trip to Durango to see family that we haven't seen in awhile and to introduce our newest addition to his grandparents, great grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. we were there for 5 days and we got to spend time with everybody which was alot of fun, johnny's dad played the guitar and sang for us and i was going to record it and my camera was dead but eventually i will get a recording of it, Merrick loved it! It was nice to visit and see everybody, johnnys brother lives in new mexico so we made a trip there to see him and the family. Merrick hated being in his car seat all of the time but overall i feel that it was a trip worth while. we will have to go there more often.

grandma and grandpa and merrick

grandma and grandpa and merrick
they had a piggy bank that would light up and oink when you put money in it, they gave it to merrick

grandpa roy and merrick in durango

grandpa roy and merrick in durango
this is johnnys dad and merricks first time meeting him. he loves his grandpa

merrick and grandpa roy

merrick and grandpa roy
merrick wasnt being very smiley

aunt nat and merrick

aunt nat and merrick

aunt nat and cousin jw

aunt nat and cousin jw
this was in durango and merricks first time meeting nat and jw

great grandma regina

great grandma regina
we went and visited johnnys grandma in durango and it was merricks first time meeting her

daddy and merrick

daddy and merrick
this was on our trip to durango in our hotel room

merrick in his hut

merrick in his hut
johnny made merrick a hut in his bed in the hotel room

johnny in the hut

johnny in the hut
johnny was peeking in the hut and making merrick laugh

more of the hut

more of the hut

learning to crawl

merrick has been learning to crawl the past week, when we were in durango he learned to get onto his hands and knees and now hes getting ready to crawl away. hes getting so big

merricks learning to crawl

merricks learning to crawl
he still kind of wobbly but her getting it

my happy boy

my happy boy

Puppy

Puppy
this is our lazy dog, his name is puppy