Monday, December 29, 2008

My parents rented a house right outside of Sedona, AZ big enough for all of us to celebrate Christmas together. The house was way cool. It was adobe, had 3 wood burning fireplaces and was on 11 acres of land. The weather was very nice and the kids loved going outside to collect pine cones and just expolore. We did many other things too but my camera ran out of batteries on the second day so I don't have any pictures! :( Hopefully I can get some from my mom or sister. Right now I'm going to take a nap, it was a long week!

A picture of the whole Tippit gang gathered!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Happy Holidays"

We're leaving today for our family trip to Sedona,AZ to spend time with the Tippits!

Friday, December 19, 2008

"I love to laugh"

- Mary Poppins

- This kid makes me laugh out loud.

-During the after Thanksgiving sale I bought a new camera for me :) I thought, for good measure, I'd upload the last few pictures off the old camera so they don't get forgotten. Apparently this is what Jeff does when I'm not around:

-We've been trying to stay warm in the record breaking snow storm that we had here! Davis is obsessed with his new gloves & beanie and Leah picked out these adorable ear muffs (that she calls her "ear phones") and wears them all the time! Cute girl :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"School's Out"

-Alice Cooper
Jeff's graduated!
Again :)
He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
I think maybe now he's officially done with school
...for real this time ;)
Congratulations Jeff!
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Leavitt, DPT
and family :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Hot as Las Vegas weather"

-"Work It' by Missy Elliot

It's snowed a few of the winters since Jeff and I moved here but we've never enjoyed it like the kids did today! They kept saying things like "Christmas is here" and "Is today a snow day?". At first they were all pretty excited to play in it but I don't have water-proof jackets for them so they only lasted a few minutes. Later on Leah and Davis collected some and ate it... I'm not even going to contemplate the amount of potential pollutants :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"And you can dance"

- "Get into the Groove" by Madonna

Leah's dance recital was last night on "the big stage". When I picked her up from school she told me "Don't forget I have my dance recital tonight." Ha ha, does she know me or what (yes, I'm that forgetful)! A month ago when I told her there's going to be a recital she said she didn't want to do it because she wouldn't remember the steps. I told her she'd have 5 more weeks to practice and her teacher would be there during the performance to help her and then she was kinda okay with it. Over the next 5 weeks she grew more confident and really excited. She even made sure to invite her Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Rod!
She might have been most excited about her Jasmine costume! She even told her kindergarten teacher all about it :)
Leah says: "I love to dance. I had fun with my friends and Ms. Eva. I loved to see the sugar plums and the candy canes too." Apparently the costumes for some of the other classes were called candy canes and sugar plums :)
One of the cutest things was during the finale. The younger class was supposed to march in a line in front of Leah's class but they were confused. Leah took it upon herself to wave them in and show them the line they were supposed to stand on. She's so helpful :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

"Northern downpour sends it's love"

-"Northern Downpour" by Panic at the Disco

My kids love Utah! We'll probably never live there again but some pretty cool people we know do.

We visited Xander in Cedar City and we got to see his new baby brother Foster for the first time. We don't have any pics of the baby though because my boys have been kinda sick lately so we looked but didn't touch.
Jeff's grandma lives in Cedar too. We all LOVE her so much!
This is Gray playing Grandma Peterson's organ. Doesn't his smile look mischievous? Kinda like The Grinch!?
Next was Alivia's birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's in Orem.
Then Davis and I went to a BYU Men's volleyball game in Provo where Trent taught Davis to say "Cougars rule!", kinda... Davis says it wrong but insists he's right. Oh well, I went to SUU anyway ;)
The boys scootering at Trent's apartment :)
Trent blessed his new baby Will at church on Sunday. But before thier 2pm ward Leah had the chance to hold him a lot. She just LOVES babies!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


-Alanis Morissette

Check out those bite marks! I've always thought Gray's cheeks were good food storage, and we've often called them his "beef stock", but I never thought someone would try to taste 'em! I guess his cheek is just irresistible ;)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Families Can Be Together Forever"

The Rod & Cindy Leavitt Family 2008