Monday, September 28, 2009

24th of July---Terry's Ranch

we spent the 24th of July in Enterprise at the Terry's Ranch. (Another one of our favorite places to go.) We were able to visit with family, play with cousins and relax.

Our dad always needs a nap!

Brotherly love...

Bear trying to find water snakes and frogs!

Megan entertained herself by doing all the girls hair.

We love going over to Uncle Fenton's farm and seeing the animals
(Josh, Emilie, Hallie & Shaylee)

Lake Powell

This summer started off very busy. Our first excursion was off to lake Powell for an extended Leavitt Family reunion. We had fun seeing cousisns that we don't get to see very often and spending a whole week with them. There were over 60 people and we shared 2 house boats. Lake Powell is one of our most favorite places to go and it is getting funner as our kids get older and are able to do more things. The pictures are some of the highlights of the trip. I have so many more but I just selected a few.

This was the huge water slide the guys made for the kids. They had a blast!

Leavitt Family

Emilie is so brave and loved jumping off the top of the house boat!

Josh was so afraid of the lake. But he felt safe in this kiddie pool. He spent most of the time putting sand in the water.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Emilie's last day of 1st grade 2009. She had a great teacher, Jennifer Alverado, and met some of the cutest friends.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Matthew was lucky to have his Aunt Makayla be his preschool teacher this year. He loves her and he was in a class with his cousin Lainee. They have become good friends.

Water day at preschool.

Megan's last days of school.

School has ended and the last days are over. We had a great year with lots of memories with new and old friends.

Megan and Chase getting an award for being on the Honor Roll

On the last day of school Megan and friends came to the house and spent over an hour looking at their year books and signing them and adding more paper so they could write more. They have had a great year. Our house has been one of the hang out places and I have loved getting to know all of these kids. There is even one who calls me mom and wants to be adopted into our family---It's Great!

Emilie's Dance Recital

What a cute Ballerina...I love to watch her dance!

Flowers from Daddy!

Emilie and Preslee had to hang out in the back room for their dance, which was number 39 on the list. They have become good friends.

Jazz dancers---

Mothers Day!

For Mother's Day Dave bought me this new camera! It has taken me a while to figure it out but in the mean time I have loved taking pictures. It makes it so much more fun when you have a nice camera. So maybe I will have an excuse to update my blog more often with our latest happenings. Thanks, Dave...I love it!

Here are just a few pic taken from my new camera...

These 3 sweet girls are inlove with the Frei's Dog Mitzie. Nearly every afternoon you will find them fighting over her.

Bear..."Mom, look at this...I am a Monkey"
Mom... "Quit doing that or your ears and eyes will stay like that!"
What a wierd kid!!

This is Josh's past time. He has a little hoop outside on the back porch. He has this routine where he dribbles at the top of the cement and then runs to the hoop and dunks it. It is so fun to watch him try to please his daddy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Matt finally turned 5!!!

On April 30 Bear finally turned 5 years old. He had to have a count down calender so he didn't ask every day when his birthday was. I had to be gone to work meetings on his birthday so Dave was incharge. He took him to Wal Mart and bought him a new bike and took all the kids to dinner. On Saturday we had a party and invited the neighbor hood boys to Jumpin Jacks. They had a blast. He went there for his birthday last year and loved it so much that he wanted to go back again. Then came back to the house for cake and rootbeer floats. I think he had a great birthday! Happy Birthday, Bear! We love you!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Trip to Moab

We had a nice and relaxing time on our trip to Moab with Dave's parents and their friends. We saw a lot of beautiful country and ate good food and had great company. We would definately do it again.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snow Canyon 8th Grade Girls BasketBall CHAMPIONS!!

This is two years in a row for this group of girls and it is so exciting to see them win. Congratulations girls!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy 14th Birthday Megan!!!

Just wanted to give a shout out to our oldest daughter Megan! She turns 14 today (am I really getting that old!...I remember vividly when I was 14). We are so proud of her and love her!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Easter Picnic...with palm trees?

We had the funnest Easter weekend with my family at a place called Warm Springs, NV. It is a church owned facility and missionaries run it. It is truely an oasis in the desert. It is a natural warm spring which fills the pools and flowing rivers to play in. My brother Nate and his family came from Logan to be with us. We swam the whole day and had an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. So much fun!

65 degree weather---90 degree water

It got really cold that day after we got out of the water.

Emilie and Matthew had fun collecting noodles.

Josh, just checking to see who is really in there.

Grandma made our Easter baskets.

First T-Ball Game!

Couldn't be more proud of his great hit!!

Yep, that's our boy climbing the fence.

Our ward makes a full team. It's like a ward party at every game and we love it!

Friday, April 10, 2009

What do you think???

Dave and I have been talking about "bear" and the fact that he will be going to Kindergarten next year and we still call him "bear". We started calling him "bear" just a few minutes after he was born. He was a huge baby weighing 10lbs 1 oz and 22 in long. We also had a hard time naming him. I knew I wanted his middle name to be David but never had a first name. We named him Matthew David after he was about 5-6 days old but the name "bear" was already stuck in place and it is still stuck and fits him. But...kindergarten is coming up and he has to spell his name "Matt" and his teachers call him Matthew and his friends all call him "bear" and I don't know if it is too confusing to him or too babyish or what??? What would you do?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Funny Moment...

Bear has been so sick for the past 4-5 days. He has had a high fever and cough and hasen't eaten so he has no energy. Today he was feeling a little better and wanted to try out his skates. I put them on him, he went outside, and I didn't hear from him for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Megan came home from school and saw him laying on the grass. He had fallen asleep on the grass, enjoying the beautiful sunshine. (I had to check him to see if he had fallen on his skates and hit his head) So cute! What 5 year old falls asleep outside on the grass?!?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


On Friday Bear and Emilie had a movie night with the neighbors. They sent out invitations,told them we would watch Bolt, and had them all bring their favorite snack. This was so much fun. I fixed up their snacks, took a few pictures and turned on the movie. All the kids were so excited, they even came in their pj's. I went down to check on them and they were all actually watching the movie. I didn't think they would make it all the way through, but they did and it was the cutest thing ever!

Once the movie was over they all got a little on the wild side and we had to find a quiet activity to do until their parents came. Such a cute group of kids!