Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ryne's favorite pictures

Ryne wanted to make a slideshow too, have fun watching.

Emma's favorite pictures

Emma made this slide show, enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

who does Emma look like

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Black and white photographs - Family reunion

Do you agree?

who does Kate look like

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity - Collage - Morph

I should have put in aunt Jenni's picture, that's who Kate really looks like.

who does Ryne look like

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Free genealogy search - Free genealogy

He definately does not look more like me, look at those two!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh the first (and hopefully ONLY) snow fall of the winter

We are supposed to get 12 inches of snow! I think Christmas vacation will be starting early.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Husband Tagged

I was tagged by my friend Amanda, read on and learn a little more about my hubby.

5 Things he loves

1.His family
2.Jayhawk Basketball
3.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5 Things on his to do list

1.Get his MBA
2.Clean the garage
3.Get furniture on Craig's list
4.Hang up Christmas lights
5.Work on his Gospel doctrine lesson

5 Foods he enjoys

3.Ice cream
4.Clam dip
5.Corn on the cob

5 Things you may not know about him

1.Was a theatre major in college (briefly)
2.Loves movies of all kind
3. Was called to serve a mission in Brazil but ended up in Boston
4.He nearly passed out after the twins were born

5.He is fiercely loyal (especially when it comes to the Jayhawks)

5 places he has lived

3. Boston
4. Texas
5. Nevada

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving

Did everyone have as fun of a Thanksgiving as we did? My whole family was there, all my brothers and sisters and spouses and nieces and nephews and my mom and dad. It was fantastic and we all had so much fun. Happy Thanksgiving now on to Christmas!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You Say It's Your Birthday

It's Sarah's birthday, if you want to wish her a happy birthday go here. What can I say about Sarah, she's a fabulous mom and a fantastic aunt and a great sister. My son Ryne is a little bit in love with her. She can torture, tease, tickle and harass him and he laughs with delight. I try any of that and he goes ballistic. Sarah you are the greatest and I love you! Happy birthday we'll see you tomorrow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A death in the family

Kate woke up this morning and told me that she thought there was something wrong with Spotty. She was right, Spotty the Frog passed away this morning. It was a sad day for the kids. Kate and Emma took it especially hard. Ryne kept saying he guessed he and Garett (a buddy of his) would have to find something else to play. Here's to you Spotty, you loved to jump on Nikki's head and freak her out, you scared just about every small child who thought they might want to hold you, you always peed on anyone who chose to pick you up, you loved to be behind the wheel of the Speed racer car. Buggy, the kids will miss you.

Spotty the Frog
Dec. 2007-Nov. 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Now I can take naps


Matt receiving his purple heart from Marianne

How many chemo's left? ZERO

It's over, chemo is over. Matt graduated from chemo today, we said good bye to his super sweet nurses and we all cheered. It's been a long six months but it was worth it. Matt is healthy and we are all happy. Thanks to everybody for your prayers and thoughts we couldn't have made it through the year of hell without you!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...

Matt went in for his 11th chemo treatment today, for those counting only 1 more!!!

Kids who love to read

Matt taking the kids to school

Halloween (aka candy day)

Autumn leaves and a blue sky

My mom, it was her birthday yesterday. Happy birthday Mom!

Talking to old friends. My friend Chrystal called today she isn't in this picture but the side of her house is. She was the greatest neighbor and I miss her!
Happy kids

The joy of the first lost tooth (Ryne lost it yesterday after lunch)

Beautiful red watermelons!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

One More Medical Mishap

Ryne with his splint
Ryne with his cast and crutches

Earlier this week Ryne fell off his bike and broke his leg. On tuesday he got his cast and today (Saturday) he got his crutches and is doing really well with them. Now he can go back to school next week!! As per Gran's request here are some pictures of Ryne and his little cast.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So today while we were doing a puzzle I had this conversation with Emma:

Mom: So Emma what's your plan?

Emma: My plan about what?

Mom: I don't know. Do you have a plan?

Emma: Yes, I have a plan.

Mom: What is it?

Emma: Well, we'll put a ball next to Daddy's side of the bed and then when he gets up he'll slip on it then he'll crash into the wall and then he'll trip over his backpack.

Mom: That's your plan?

Emma: Yep.

Mom: Have you been thinking about this for a while?

Emma: For years.

Watch your back Matt!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hear Ye Hear ye

Did you hear? Are you excited? There will be a temple built in the greater Kansas City area. That is fantastic! I know that we don't technically live there anymore but we still consider it home and we are thrilled. Way to go all of you who made an effort to attend the temple regularly it has paid off!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Well the leaves have come to turnin' and the goose has gone to fly

October is here, how I love the month of October. But, I've had a problem with it for the last seven or so years. I couldn't enjoy it because I always knew that close behind was a long winter. I don't like winter, I don't like snow, I don't like ice storms or wind chill factors. I don't like seeing my breath or hacking coughs or any of it. Have I mentioned I don't like winter. But, I think I will be able to enjoy October in Henderson, NV. This is why:


Yeah, for fall!

p.s. Bonus points to those who can guess from what song my title has come.

Friday, September 26, 2008

You Say It's Your Birthday (4 days ago)

It was this guys birthday on Monday. He turned 35 years old, and although I could list 35 things I love about him I won't. But I'll say this, 10 years ago he was a catch and 10 years later he still is. Love you Matt!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A shoo in for mother of the year!

Atleast I made them wear helmets. Right?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Is that really me?

So apparently this is what my name really means. What do you think?

What Leah Means

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's Great to be Eight

I am a day late, yesterday was Kate's 8th birthday. We got to be with lots of family in Utah where Kate and her "twin" cousin Cami were baptized. Kate and Cami were born on the same day, one is Texas and one in New Jersey, just a few minutes apart. Here are 8 things that I love about Kate:

1. Kate is a pack rat her room is piled high with papers, drawings and all manner of stuff that I am forced to throw away while she is at school.

2. She is a very nice girl, she tries to always include people it makes her very sad to see someone left out. This includes her brother and sister.

3. Kate likes to test the boundaries, she especially likes to do this with four-letter words that she has heard. Always fun!

4. Kate is a great friend, I swear the girl gets more phone calls in one day than Matt and I get in a week.

5. Kate hates the sight of blood it evokes in her screams the likes of which I have never heard.

6. Kate is very allergic to all hairy creatures she also loves every animal she has ever come across. She tells me all the time that when she grows out of her allergies she is going to be a vetrinarian and a farmer.

7. She makes me laugh!

8. Kate tries her hardest to be good. With today being fast Sunday and she a newly baptized member of our church, I invited her to fast with Matt and me. She told me that she didn't think she would because she was very hungry, after a few minutes she told me she had thought about it and she would fast. She's a good girl and I am so happy to have her in our family

Happy Birthday Katie we love you!