Saturday, December 27, 2008


We had a great Christmas!!! It was alot of fun to see Kate so excited for Christmas. This was the first year she really understood Santa and presents. Let me tell you about our Christmas events.
On the Sunday before Christmas we went up to Grandma Stephens house and made ginger bread houses. Aunt Cally made Kates for her. I made one for Tagg but its not even close to as good as Cally's. Kate had a lot of fun putting on the frosting. Tagg just had fun eating the candies.

Then on Christmas eve Kellen came over and decorated cookies with Kate. They had fun putting on TONZ of frosting...not to mention licking the knifes after every time they put frosting on. (Thanks to Grandma S. Kate would not take off that Lion outfit.)

Then while Kate and Kellen were frosting cookies a special visitor came. Santa!!!! He came to tell the kids hello and to go to bed so that he can come bring them presents. The kids were so excited they were jumping up and down. Tagg and KaraLyn liked sitting on Santa's lap.

On Christmas morning Mama and Papa Leetham came over to our house and watched the kids open presents and Papa made his yummy hot chocolate. The kids had alot of fun. Kate got a new bike and a sled and Tagg got fun trucks and balls. Then we went up to Grandma and Grandpa Stephens house and opened more presents. Then we went down to Aunt Lauras house where we opened even more presents. Then we finally made it to Mama and Papa Leethams house to open the final presents of the night. All I can say is that we had a great Christmas!!

Jake relaxing. He looks really tired.

Kates new bike.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

To our Secret Santa......

Thank you so much!!! We really appreciate everything you did. It was a nice surprise to come home from work to! Thanks again.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tibble Fork

Today we decided to go to Tibble Fork for a fun family outing. It was way cold but so beautiful!! The ice kept making weird noises and was making me really nervous. We weren't out on the ice but I did not like those sounds. Kate loved running around and throwing rocks on the ice. Tagg was just happy to be outside. Kate of course did not want to wear her coat and Tagg did not even want to even get close to wearing his hat!! We had a lot of fun!!

Kate and Tagg sitting on a rock by the water.

Jake walking out a little bit on the ice. Isn't he hot!

These pics are of the ice crystals on top of the water they were really beautiful.

Me and Jake enjoying one of our favorite places.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Tagger Mans!!!!

Our baby is one!!!! I can't believe that time has gone by so fast!!! I love you little man!!
Taggs football cake. He loves balls so i decided on a sports cake.

He did not know what to think at first......but enjoyed it when he finally got the hang of it.
Enjoying the cake!! He loved every min of it.

Don't bug me I am still eating.

Opening the presents!!

Enjoying the presents. He loved every single one of his presents. I am going to say the baseball stand that I gave him is the one he likes the best!!! Only because I gave it to him.

Kate and Harvey enjoying the presents also.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I think my boy has got it!!!

I know its a little dark but it works. He is just getting so big!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day!!!

We started the day off today watching daddy play football with the guys in the ward. Tagg really liked watching Jake play.

Kate got to spend the night at Mama and Papa Leethams house. She had so much fun. We picked her up and went up to Grandma and Grandpa Stephens house for a really yummy Thanksgiving dinner. We had a lot of fun. We played more football!! I think I won.....(that is because I was always on offense.) Kate just ran around the yard finding all sorts of fun things to do.

Jake and Creed with cute matching soccer shirts talking with Jed before the football game.

Tagg just chilled in the stroller and watched everybody play football. He really loves sports!

Then we went to my Uncle Darens house to visit with my family. We got to play Yahtzee and cards. I love games!! Kate just loved being around the boys. Neither one of my kids napped all day! They were a little difficult at the end of the day but they were so fun the whole day!!!

I am thankful for so many things but most important is my family. I have the best husband (most of the time....J/K babe, I love you). My kids are just so sweet to me. I am so excited to be able to spend the rest of my life with them. Love you guys so much.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My one and only sister!!!!!

I just wanted to give a shout out to my only sister to tell her that I love her.......and maybe to embarrass her a little bit. Love ya Kel, thanks for everything you do for me.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Whats been going on!

Most of you guys know that I had to go back to work. I have about 3 more days left in training and then I am on my own to figure things out. I have actually enjoyed the people and company that I work for. The work itself is not that great but its a fun company to work for. This last weekend they had given every employee 4 tickets to the movie twilight or bolt, free large popcorn and a $20 cinamark gift certificate. I decided to split up my tickets and take Kate to Bolt. She LOVED it. Grandma Stephens took Tagg so me and kate could have a momie daughter date. It was such a fun day. Then that night I took Ashlee (a wife of one of Jakes friends), to twilight. It was fun to have a girls night out. We went to Kneaders first for dinner and then went to the movie. I really enjoyed the movie!! I am still not sure about Edward but I thought it was good.
I have been trying to get Christmas projects done and in between work and Christmas presents the house has suffered a ton. My assignment for thanksgiving is making the pies. We went to the store and got everything I needed to make the pies and kate has been asking me everyday sense if we can make them today. She is really excited to help!
Well that is about it. We don't have much going on sense I have been working but we try to keep things interesting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Last BYU Homegame!!

My parents invited me to the last BYU home game. They have season tickets and asked us to go!!!!! It was really fun. Tagg got to come with me while Kate got to stay and have lots of fun with Grandma Stephens. It was really fun I love going to the games and watching BYU. Tagg loves football!!

Mom, Kelsey and Dad enjoying the game.
Papa Ken cheering on his favorite team.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween and Snow!

Harvey, Kate, Tagg

On Halloween the kids went around our neighborhood and went trick or treating. Kate had alot of fun because this was her first time going to the door by herself! She did not want me to go up to the door with her. Then we went to Mama and Papa Leethams trunk or treat. The kids had a blast there going to the different peoples trunks. Then we went up to Grandma and Grandpa Stephens house and played with cousin Harvey and ate tons of candy. The kids had a really fun Halloween.

Dad and Kate playing in the snow

Tagg wanted to go out so bad. But mom did not so he had to stay in.
Not even a week after Halloween we had a fun snow! Kate loved that she got to go out with her dad. They had alot of fun throwing snowballs at mom when i would open the door to get a picture. Kate then turned on Dad and started to throw them at him. It was alot of fun. I stayed in and made breakfast and my dads famous homemade hot chocolate. (Very Yummy with toast).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Work :(

A few people have asked about my new job. Well I had to get a job because the car business is just not what it used to be!! I now work at 1-800 contacts. They seem to be a really fun place to work for. They have a lot of fun perks and bonuses. I will work nights from 5:30 to 11 P.M. Eventually they have a program that I could work from home! I am way excited to get my things done so they can get me home and I don't have to burden my mother or anybody else for any more for babysitting. I am in training right now but will really start to work on Dec. 1. I am really excited to work from home so pray for me that it can happen sooner than later.

P.S. Grandma S. and Ashley.....You guys did not miss by birthday yet. Thanks so much for remembering me though, it is on the 12th.

Great Grandma and Grandpa Leavitt

Grandma Leavitt and Tagg

Grandpa lit some fireworks
Kate did not like the sound

Grandpa played with Tagg the whole time

We had alot of fun last week visiting Grandma and Grandpa Leavitt. They live down in Logandale, Nevada. We went down before I had to start my new job! They kids loved being there. Tagg took 4-5 steps toward grandpa all by himself. I have not been able to get him to do it again. He must really like you grandpa. Grandpa got some fireworks for Kate and lit them in the back yard. Kate did not like the big ones but she really loved the sparklers he got her! We had alot of fun and hopefully we will get to go back down soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I am back!!!

My computer has been out of commission for the last few weeks and then I got it back and could not remember the code for our Internet!!! Of all the luck. Well I will let you know what has been going on in our lives for the past month, (mostly in pictures).

We went to Thanksgiving point a couple of times. Once with Cami and Kellen Cotter and the other time with Cally and Harvey. Kate tried to carry Harvey around like that all day. He did not seem to fond of it.

Tagg really loved the horses both times.

Kate got to go shooting with her dad....While me and Tagg stayed in the car!

Then Derik and Kate raked leaves and buried them!! Kate is supposed to look dead like Derik.

Then we went to the ward Halloween party. Kate is a cat and Tagg is a dog. It was a of fun.

Monday, September 29, 2008

A night in the Canyon

It was a beautiful day to go to the canyon. When jake got off work we went up to see the leaves. They were beautiful!! By the time we got up there and hiked around it was a little dark to get some good pics. My kids love going up the canyon and just being outside. Tagg loved being up on dads shoulders looking at everything. Kate would not get some long pants on or a jacket so she was cold but kept telling me she wasn't, (She likes to be just like her dad).