Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our week of Christmas.

What a week. We have had a lot of snow and ice in Portland. On Monday we went and got Jared's sister Nicole from her snow bound house in Salem. We had so much fun spending time with her these last five days. Because she lives in Salem we have really only done one thing with just her the last 8 months. So it was very nice to have Everett and us play with Coley. We had Christmas eve with the Carter Family. We did the Nativity, treats and a white elephant exchange. We laughed so hard and had such a good time. Christmas morning was fun. Santa was very good to all of us. Everett really got the handle of opening presents. Christmas brunch was at the Carters again. One of the best parts of Christmas is my Mom's strawberry waffles. We opened some gifts there and loved spending time with family. We had Christmas dinner at Misty's with Jared's family. Everett had a blast with his cousins. With no nap all day, Everett was going on pure adrenaline by about 4 pm. The day after Christmas we took Aunt Nicole to dinner for her birthday. It was so fun to spend her birthday with her. We took these pictures at Chevy's. Have fun watching the two video scrapbooks we made from this week. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and have a safe and great New Year.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it snow

We love the snow. It was so much fun to go out into the side yard and play in the snow. Everett loved it. He is so big!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oregon Zoo in December

We got a zoo pass for a Family gift this year. We love it. We have gone three times this past week. We went to Zoo Lights with Papa and Aunt Nicole, were we had so much fun and Everett loved it. Then we went with Aunt Sarah and Uncle Illya. We saw the Baby Elephant and three other elephants walking in a line and playing around, it was awesome. Jared's favorite part of the zoo is the the elephants. Then we went again with just the tree of us. We watched the polar bear swimming back and forth. He would swim forward, then swim back to the glass, and use his HUGE paws to push off the glass! It was pretty cool to watch Everett react to the huge bear!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Go Ducks

For the people who don't know we love the Oregon Ducks. Yesterday they spanked the Oregon State Beavers. We LOVED the game. So did Everett. GO DUCKS!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

25 things I love about Christmas

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper and a couple of bags
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real
3. When do you put up the tree? the day after thanksgiving
4.. When do you take the tree down? Sometime in January
5. Do you like eggnog? Love it.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? barbie house my dad made
7. Hardest person to buy for? husband
8. Easiest person to buy for? Everett
9. Do you have a nativity scene? They are my fav
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail and i will do an ecard too
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I cant think of one but will tell you my favorite white elephant gift was the movie what about Bob and a fish.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Best christmas pagent ever
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Anytime throughout the year. I Hope to be done next week
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Heck yes I have
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pepperment ice cream and anything carmel
16. Lights on the tree? Yes simple white lights
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Everyone, I love Christmas music. I would listen in July if it was socialy acceptable. Wait i don't like the charley brown one. It gets stuck in you head and drives you crazy.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home first time in 6 years
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I am looking for a good star if anyone has an idea
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Jared's family opens christmas pj on christmas eve so we do that now.But everything else is christmas day.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Marketing & sales & pushy retailers telling you how much useless stuff you need when you don’t need any of it.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color. Red it is my fav color and so of course red and then silver
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner: I really like christmas brunch we have strawberry waffle and omelletes. I love it
25. Who is most likely to respond to this? I am just glad I got this to get me thinking about what I love about christmas. Write back if you want or put it on your blog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween update!!!

So we loved Halloween!!!! Jared was the famer, I was the cow, and Everett was the chicken. it was a lot fun. We went trick or treating with Jared's whole family. There were three kids with like 10 adults. We took turns on who took them to the door. Everett was so the first door he rang the door bell 15 times.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween is coming

Well, I got out Everett's Chicken Costume today. He tried it on and he is so stinking cute. I love that boy.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

email is now working
Email what you have done nice to this email address.
Thanks KIM

My Mom's Birthday

First of all let me apologize for any missed spelled words because it is really early in the morning. I wanted to get this email out early in the morning so all of you would see it first thing this morning.
My Mom Julia Carter birthday is today. She is 70 years old. She said this year she did not want any gifts but wanted all of us to do something nice and email her what we did. Well I thought we could real do this right by sending this “Nice Charge” to all of my friends and extended family. I set up a new email address for her so anyone could email her what you did nice, for someone else. So please do something nice and let my mom know. I am emailing people that know my Mom, and people who don’t know her. So to those who do not know her, she is the most loving and wonderful women ever.
Thank you for making this birthday wonderful for her.
Happy Birthday MOM the Best example for us all!
The email address is

PS Please pass this email on to people who will make my Mom, Julia, have the best 70th birthday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I love Popcorn

This was so funny. We made popcorn and he thought every pop was so cool. Then eating the popcorn was even cooler. Then eating it with a spoon ..... as you can see, the coolest thing EVER! We love him so much.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sand in the city

Ok I have not blogged for ever with moving with a 18 month old, 7 year anniversary, leaving Nike, and taking care of Granny life has been a little busy. Here is a cute pic for all who keep on asking for a new picture. I will give you an update later. Thanks and Love you all!!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Look at this Jared for President
Watch It is amazing!!

Everett loves to swim

Everett Loves swimming. He thinks it's pretty much the best thing ever. He trys to blow bubbles. I think he is the funniest kid ALIVE!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Everett on the swings

Ok I know you think we just take pictures when Everett is sleeping, eating, and at the park. Well here is a one of him sleeping and at the park.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

fun picture we wanted to share

It is amazing how fast he grows. We love him tons and bunches.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Everett Flags

I was planning to do this last week but I was doing some other things. This was a really cool experience. We went to see Papa Frank's grave on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The week before Memorial Day, the cub scouts put an American flag at every gravesite. Everett watched Jared clean off Papa Frank's grave and then he would do the same thing. He was really good, and loved sitting at Grandpa's gravesite.
It reminded me how grateful I am to be here in America where I am free to choose. It also reminded me of how grateful I am for my family. It was a great Sunday.
We love and miss you Papa Frank.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

we went to the park it
was so much fun Everett loves the park I think we could be there all day and he would never get sleepy.

I am 32 can you believe it!!!!

32 reasons to be grateful on my Birthday!!!!!

  1. My husband of 7 years Jared who is my favorite ever!

  2. My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

  3. My wonderful son Everett who I love more every day

  4. My Mom and Dad who taught me to be who I am, to have fun and pray.

  5. My brother Michael for always being such a great example

  6. My sister Wendy for her love and being my second Mom

  7. My sister Patti for always being so fun and smiling no matter what.

  8. My sister Bev for always having a big heart and serving.

  9. My brother Tony for being my hero and always, even when things are hard, standing tall like Moroni

  10. My brother Charles. He always is so loving and aways doing good.

  11. My sister Corrin. I love our sisterly love and friendship. I am so grateful to have sons the same age so we can share in the joy together and maybe some clothes hangers too.

  12. My brother David who has always been the one to tease me and then to be my biggest support also my game playing buddy

  13. My brother Jeffery giving me support from the other side

  14. My little sister Kristin who I will always protect and who will always be my friend no matter what.

  15. My Mother and Father in law Kathy and Steve, who I have loved and they have loved me from day one.

  16. My brother in law and sister in laws they are so much fun and always full of an adventure when they are all together

  17. My Nieces and Nephews I love each of them so much

  18. My Grandparents- Grandma I know you have given me strength from the other side and Granny you make me laugh and I enjoy everyday with you.

  19. My friends you know who you are I love you and thank you for always being there for me.

  20. My health

  21. For being by my family again

  22. For the wonderful 3 years of living in Boise
  23. For my callings that I have had and the people I have loved because of it.

  24. The Portland Temple

  25. The Book of Mormon

  26. Baths

  27. Pedicures

  28. My Cell Phone

  29. DVR I do not know how people live with out one

  30. Caramel

  31. The Oregon Coast
  32. So many more blessings but I would have to say the last one for this list is being able to serve my mission in The great OHIO Go Buckeyes............And Oregon Ducks

Monday, May 5, 2008


Everett went to his cousin carters birthday party. He had a great time on the air slide and playing on the cars. HE IS GETTING SO BIG!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mager Update

What a grateful time I am having in my life. We have been back in Portland for almost two months. It has been hard to leave my friends, my calling at church and comforts of our home. But I have learned how blessed I am for my family and my testimony of the Savior. I am back at Nike. I Loved working there when Jared and I first got married. It is a wonderful place to work. It has been very hard to leave my cute boy to go to work, but I know that he is in safe hands with his Aunt Corrin and Grandma Carter.
Jared has been working hard and had his first big sell. I am so happy that I am married to him. It has been almost eight years that we have known each other and I can honestly say that my love for him grows every day. He tries every day to be a better Husband and Father and that is really all I can ask for.
Everett LOVES his cousins. Just like his parents, he has become a social butterfly. Today at church he was flirting with everyone and getting what ever he wanted. He is getting so big everyday and becoming a little boy, not a baby. He loves to dance and listen to music. He has been doing this shoulder roll when music comes on. It is hilarious.
In closing I wanted to thank all of my family and friend for there love and support.
We love you all!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Aunt Corrin took the cuties pic at the park and playing with Everetts cousin Charles

Playing with my cousin is so much fun. We worked on the car together, dumped out goldfish and played, played, and played

I love being back in Oregon with family

Here is a picture with Corrin (my sister) Ian (Cousin) David(brother) Michelle (cousin) and Me at my brothers and sisters High school Grad.
Family is so fun and it it is great to be back with them

Thursday, March 27, 2008

We had the best time playing baseball with Everett. He still does not like to crawl in the grass but loves to play with the baseballs and watch his cousin play soccer.

Playing on the slide

Everett has been watching everyone playing on the slide and has not gone down the slide himself. Well that all changed on the March 24. He still does not like to slide down the slide but LOVES to climb up it. Yes CLIMB up the slide. Look at the fun pics.
It was so much fun.

Easter Fun

Caysen Keegan Me and Amaya

Easter Bunny, Grandma Carter, Cousin Charles, and Me.

Aunt Nicole and Me

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Everett falling asleep when eatting

This is the first time he has fallen asleep eatting it was so funny. We could not stop laughing. Everytime we said his name he would try to stay awake.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


HE is so funnnnnnn. It was snowing today so we had to get on our hats. We are so blessed and can't believe he is almost ONE.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Peanut butter:$1.95
Grape Jelly:$1.95
Loaf of Bread:$2.35
Throwing it all up on mom: PRICELESS
This is Everett, one week, ago having his first PB and J. He is so cute and so fun. But I can tell you what is not fun. Peanut butter and grape jelly throw up. Yes that right at the Mager household we have the flu and cold. Pedialyte, Propel, Gatorade, 7up, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Vick's vapor rub and cough drops have been our families friend this week. So if you have called, I am sorry for not answering the phone. Hopefully we will be getting well and have a lot more to write next week. cough cough sniffle sniffle( Everett has stopped throwing up)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Into everything!!!!

That is right he is into everything.
It keeps me hoping all around the house.
He loves to empty out anything he
can open.