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Entries by Jaime Makepeace
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December 1, 2000--The Makepeace Family Web site was published. It is a great honor to be able to update family and friends on the latest happenings in our lives.
December 9, 2000--I have put a lot of work into the the Makepeace Family site and there is so much more that I want to do. I want Jonathan and Taryn to be able to look at this site when they get older and be able to learn more about their family.
December 15, 2000--In just this year alone so much has happened that it is hard to keep up with it all. I started this web site to help Artie and I (and the kids) keep up with family and friends on the latest events in our lives. In June of this year Artie and I became man and wife. It was the most stressful, yet joyful day of my life. I was excited to finally marry the man who stole my heart and become step mother to the children who are my soul.
Jonathan started Project Four and has grown so much it is hard to remember just how tiny he was when we first met. From the first moment I saw him, he was my little guy. He accepted me wholeheartedly and loves me without condition. I tease him about his little "girlfriend" at school and tell him to smile for pictures like he is smiling at her. He then breaks out in the biggest grin a child could ever muster.
Christmas is barely a few weeks away and I don't think I will ever be ready. I want to give the kids a great Christmas but this little thing called LIFE doesn't make that seem possible. As long as the kids know about God and Baby Jesus and the spirit of Christmas is the main thing. Jonathan is learning more about God and is eagerly absorbing as much as we can tell him. I made Artie a racing T-shirt with his racing league logo and his driver. It was an early Christmas present he seems to adore. Check back for the most recent Christmas photos.
December 25, 2000--Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and spend time with family and friends. Christmas Eve is as special to us as Christmas Day. We spend one day with Artie's family and one day with my family. This way we are not rushed and get to talk with everyone rather than a "drive by" merry Christmas. Family is the main thing, especially on holidays.
We have a new "addition" to the household. Artie bought home a sweet little puppy for Christmas. We named him Bear Cub. He is part chow and part black lab. Artie knew I have wanted a dog for a long time but kept forbidding it. I don't know if he gave up with me asking for one or if he just fell in love with Bear.
January 7, 2001--Artie will be getting a new guitar soon. He has wanted an electric guitar for a while and he finally will be getting it sometime this week. He has learned the song "Anymore" by Travis Tritt for me, because it is one of my favorite songs and he wants me to sing it while he plays. It's worth a try anyway.
New year's was an event to remember. I finally got a day to enjoy myself and let go. We had a few friends over and celebrated the up coming year. We of course gave up on new year's resolutions a long time ago. You always seem to give up within a month on that. We think it is better to make a goal and try than to make this gigantic sudden change. Good luck to all who did make new year's resolutions and to those people who set goals good luck as well.
February 5, 2001--I finally got a free night to spend on the web site. I put the Christmas photos on as promised, although, I am aware it has taken me a bit longer than I originally planned. I apologize for that. Jonathan keeps opening the fire screen in a desperate attempt to call Santa back because he had so much fun Christmas Day and Christmas Eve that he wants to do it all over again. Taryn loved her art kit we got her so she can make her own tattoos. I can't tell you how much that means to Artie and I. I, of course, love my puppy to death. He has gained at least 10 pounds since Christmas but he is still adorable. Artie loves his glass chess set I got for him. He is teaching me how to play so he has someone who will give him a run for his money. Although I haven't played but a few times I almost beat him twice now. I will let you know when I do. The newest thing is still an idea in my head. I was thinking about adding a poetry page to the site. I have hundreds myself and I know several other family members write. If you are interested let me know. I think it would be an interesting thing to share with family and friends.
March 10, 2001--I have added a Mother's Day page and a pets page. There are no photos to view on the Mother's Day page as of yet, but there is a beautiful poem I am sure you will enjoy. I have begun work on the poetry page. If there is anything you would like to share please let me know. I plan on putting all of my favorite poems on this page be they from myself, family, friends, or well-known poets. If I find the poem to post from the internet I will add a link to the site in which I found it at. I also noted the family tree page to let everyone know that I can't get the information to put on the page. I need a little help with Artie's family tree. I only know back to his Grandparents. If anyone can lend a hand and help with the information I would greatly appreciate it.
April 3, 2001--I have started on a hobby page to let everyone know what Artie and I do in those very rare
moments of leisure. Hope everyone likes it!I have also added music to the Christmas, Birthday, Poetry, and Mother's Day pages to make them more relaxing to view.
April 13, 2001--I got the idea to share recipes via the web. I am always searching for something new to try and thought that maybe others were too. Let me know what you think.
May 21, 2001--Artie and I officially found out that I was pregnant. We are extremely excited. For me, it will be my first pregnancy and I can explain the feelings of joy and wonder. Even though it may be Artie's third child he is no less excited and happy about the new addition to the family. We both wanted this child very much and had been "trying" for a while. Despite everything that has been going on for the past 6 months or so, we have realized life goes on and good does eventually come. Pregnancy may be one of those daily miracles (so to speak) but it is no less amazing to one woman as it is to another. I am due December 25, 2001, and even though I truely hope I go a little early because I don't think our child will like their birthday on Christmas Day, all I care about is that it is happy and healthy. We thank God everyday for sharing this miracle with us.
September 15, 2001--As the whole country knows on September 11, 2001 a very tragic terrorist attack on the world trade center and the pentagon occurred. Our hearts and prayers go out to the many victims and their friends and family. May God watch over you all.
December 10, 2001--The baby will be here anyday now and I can't help but feel more anxious than I have ever felt before in my life. I can't wait to meet my little one and find out if we are to call the baby Cheyenne or Mathew. The doctors were unable to determine if the baby was a boy or a girl because of the baby's position so it makes the wait even longer to me. I can't wait to hold and cuddle my little one because the baby won't stay little for very long.
I have added a few pictures to Jonathan's birthday, Easter, Artie, pets, and the hobby pages. It has been quite a while since I was last able to add anything to the site at all. Hopefully it won't be so long before I add a few more things to the site, but all I can promise is I will do the best can.
July 20, 2002--Mathew was born December 15, 2001. Since then I have not really had the time to think about anything but him. I have a new beautiful baby boy and I am adjusting to my new life. I give my apologies for not being able to do more work to the site. Much has changed in our lives this year. Not only do we have a new addition to the family but we also have a death. My father Dennis Chenault passed away at 48 years old. He is missed and loved. Something we hope he knows. He is with God now helping to watch over his grandchildren who was the pride and joy of his life. I love you Daddy and pray you are watching over us.