Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cute Kids

When we were in Utah over Thanksgiving we decided to have some family pictures taken by the fabulous Lindsay. I just love how they turned out. Thank you Lindsay!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Good News

It's been a good news sort of a week.
This guy's PET scan shows no cancer and Dr.'s have taken him off the blood thinner

This cute girl (my neice Holli) got engaged

This handsome fella (my nephew Jake) is being baptized

Plus it's Halloween which is my very favorite Holiday (after Christmas and the 4th of July, of course).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What to do?

Hello my name is Leah and I am a worrier. Maybe I'm the only one out there who feels this way but seriously I worry about everything. I worry when my kids are at home that they are missing out at school. I worry when they are in school that they are learning things they shouldn't. I worry that I'm not nice enough. I worry that I don't discipline enough. I worry that my kids don't have enough friends or that they are too social. I worry that I'm not doing enough in my calling or that I'm spending too much time on it and not enough with my kids. I worry that my kids don't know how much I love them and I worry that I smother them. I worry that my brothers and sisters don't know how much I love them let alone how much I enjoy each of them and their fabulous choices in spouses. I worry that I am a bad friend and don't spend enough time on my friendships. I worry that my kids don't get to spend enough time with their grandparents. I worry that they won't know their cousins as well as I wish they did. I worry that my husbands family doesn't know how much I love them and wish that we were closer. I could go on and on. But, right now my biggest worry is this little man. This sweet wonderful beautiful amazing funny little boy.

What can I do for him? He's struggling in school. He's so smart but so easily distratracted. His teacher rides him that gets him down. We have to ride him at home and that makes him sad. He makes friends but often tells me that kids are mean to him. How is he not the most beloved child at the school. I want him to be blissfully happy. I want to make everyone see in him what I see. Any ideas? I'm worried about him.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mr. Matt is having a birthday

2008 circa Matt's birthday

2009 circa Matt's birthday

What a difference a year makes. Happy Birthday Matt! We are so happy to be celebrating this birthday with you. It definately beats last year. We love you!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We Got a Dog Fight Here!

For those of you that know Nikki, you know that she is grumpy and doesn't care for other dogs. She especially hates to play or rough house with them. That's what makes this so funny. Cooper (the new puppy) won't leave her alone. I think he's worn her down enough that she'll actually play with him. Enjoy the video Mom!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Let's do it for Johnny!

Matt and I watched The Outsiders last night. And after viewing it for the the first time in a fairly long time I have to say, that I was right. Yep you heard me right, it's way better than Dirty Dancing. Way better!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I was chided, via email (so cowardly), for not giving my shout out to Patrick Swayze. So here goes, Dirty Dancing I could take or leave and I'm certainly not a fan of Roadhouse, but if you want to see Patrick Swayze at his hunkiest may I suggest The Outsiders. Mr. Swayze as Darryl the oldest of the Curtis brothers, he was a fine speciman of muscles. Seriously, check out those guns.

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's birthday season

This is the time of year we like to call birthday season. Emma and Ryne have their birthday the end of August then Kate the beginning of September followed by Matt the middle of September and my birthday the beginning of October wraps it all up. Did I mention our anniversary is the middle of August. So this year we decided to get the kids one present they can all share. Lest you think we our lousy, thoughtless, mean parents please check out the present:

This is Cooper Karpowitz. Each of our kids asked for a puppy for their birthday, not one of them thought they would get one. We suprised them on Saturday and they are all in love. He is a great puppy, he sleeps through the night and goes to the back door when he has to go to the bathroom. Matt and I are in love with him. Our older and grumpier dog Nikki is not in love and hates this little dog. Oh well you can't make everybody. Happy birthday kids!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Men's Campout 2009

Much to my horror this is what I found on my camera after the Men's Campout. No wonder he had so much fun.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Now I am not a major fan of professional sports but I do love I repeat LOVE baseball and this player in particular. Way to go Big Unit!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Try to keep up

So I was looking at all the pictures on my camera and decided it was time to document our activities on the blog. Here goes in no particular order:
We went to Utah and got to visit with lots of family but most importantly cousins.

Kate was in her class play, she was a villager

We went to the shark reef during spring break

We went hiking over spring break

We went to the the LV ghetto zoo (lots of chickens)

Bought these eggs, can you guess which one is the girl egg?

Washed one of Ryne's feet (Vegas is dirty in so many ways)

Emma was a rat in her class play
Ryne was humpty dumpty in his class play

Ryne's friendly letter to his cousin Jacob it reads, Dear jakob are you doing good at school? I hate when Sarah tickles me. Do you hate when Sarah tickles you? I got some new toys. Your friend, Ryne. The best part about this, he LOVES when Sarah tickles him.

I got one of the best Mother's day's ever.
I think that about catches me up. Next up, SUMMER!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tessie, enjoy!

My friend Tessie and I were driving home from a baby shower yesterday, and she told me something I think I needed to hear. She told that this was an blog intervention that I needed to post and change my lame Easter background. So this is my first of many posts and enjoy the new background.
A few weeks ago my sister Sarah got into my brother Andy's blog and made some much needed changes. She included a lot of fun pictures but his one did not make it. I love this picture, this picture is from one of my high school dances. I cropped the actual subjects of the picture out so you could see what weird things Andy (or commonly known as Drew) is doing off to the side. That kid is always a laugh!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

"It's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that"

Each Wednesday night Matt and I take turns picking out a movie for the 2 of us to watch. We only have three rules:

1. The other person can't complain about the movie until it's over

2. It has to be a movie that we enjoyed growing up

3. It can't be rated R

Those are the rules these are the movies we have watched so far

We have come to the realization that some of the movies we loved are in fact stupid, whereas others (Better off Dead) are still awesome.

But now the point of my post, it's my turn this Wednesday to come up with a movie. I NEED HELP! Any suggestions would be great tell me the movies you remember loving and for all of you who suggest Goonies and I can't do it and here's why I've never seen the whole movie. I know gasp and be shocked but it's the truth.

** sidenote: Can you guess who picked which movies and what movie the title of this post is from?

Add on: Oops, I forgot to include this one, it was our first movie:

Monday, April 6, 2009

They are listening

Kate, Emma and Ryne

Emma came into my room this morning crying because she couldn't find her favorite stuffed animal, Lizzy. My advice to her was to keep looking and she would turn up. On the way out of my room Kate suggested to her that they say a prayer. After the prayer Emma told Ryne she was sad because she still hadn't found Lizzy. Ryne's response to her was "you have to do your part you can't just pray and expect it to show up you need to look for her." Not two seconds later Emma cried out, Oh there she is. And Ryne goes, see I told you, you have to do your part. I talk all day long and wonder if they are getting any of it, I guess they are.

P.S. Emma and Kate also knelt down and gave a prayer thanking Heavenly Father for helping them find Lizzy. Great Kids!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I stole this from my brother-in-law Joel's blog. He posted this last Valentine's Day and I laughed so hard I nearly wet my pants. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Question of the Day
From an 11th grader:

"Mr. K, what are you going to do to your wife on Valentine's Day?"

[Awkward pause]

"I mean for."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tough Times

My dear friend Jenn's older brother Andrew was in a very serious car accident this week. He and his family need a lot of prayers, please join us in as we pray for his recovery and for his family as they wait. Thank you!

Monday, February 9, 2009

May She Rest in Peace

Well this morning I almost died leaving Matt alone to care for three children. Here's what happened: I went into Emma's room to look for something in her closet, discovering it was not there I turned to leave. Now, picture a dollhouse school bus, as I was leaving I stepped on said school bus and proceeded to roll across the floor. While flying throught the air I tried to get my balance and get off the bus and in the process of doing this I stepped on a polly pocket car and flew even farther. My trail of terror ended when I crashed into and tripped over the house to which these cars belong. I think from now on I will just stay in my own room.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Look What We Got This Weekend

Have I ever mentioned how much I love living someplace people want to visit. This last weekend Christy, Wynn and Gracie came for a visit. We had so much fun thanks for coming guys and come back soon.