Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Possible New Home

Most of you know that we have been wanting to move for a while. But we have been eagerly searching for a home since last February. Well....we found it! It's adorable, spacious, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, big backyard & porch and my list could go on. We really hope it all works out and find out today if we get it.
So here's to hoping!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kendyl's Kindergarten Party

A week before Christmas, Kendyl's Kindergarten class had a Christmas party. They played musical chairs, played 'Merry' bingo(I made it, it was lame!)and made cupcakes. They also made Christmas Books with their pictures on the outside and questions that the kids answered with drawing pictures. And since its Kendyl's teachers first year teaching, I thought it would be nice to make her a Christmas book from her students along with their pictures. It turned out really cute.

Smalls came along and of course was the center of attention. He always is. He sure turns up the charm around those kids. I will have to post a picture of the followers that little kid has at that school. There's about 9 girls following his every move and fighting over who gets to hold him (ya, he's 3 1/2 and he lets them hold him). And 5 boys wanting Smalls to come follow them to play at the playground. Its actually pretty cute. He eats it up and I love watching him love it.

Anyway, as you can tell they had a blast. Glad I get to volunteer as much as I can to make these memories!

Monday, January 5, 2009

uncle PAUL & aunt STEPH are here!

This year we got so lucky to have so much family around over the holidays.

Unfortunately Jeff and Sarah's trip was cut short due to Owen getting sick. But we had a good long visit from Kirk's brother Paul, and his family. The bonus was their new little baby boy, Porter. Which if you ask any of the family,he is the stinkin' cutest baby.

We had dinner Christmas Eve with all the cousins in town for Christmas at the Laser's.


**The stinkin' cutest baby Porter James-2 months old**

**All the little cousins got 'CARS' pajamas**
**Just cute pictures of Smalls and his "Olib-Fingers"**
***Good ol' tradional Christmas Pajamas!***
Kendyl got High School Musical, Smalls got Cars, and Chase got Star Wars.

Tree Hunting

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Garfield's get together for breakfast and head up to Kapp's Farms and chop down our Christmas tree.

*Kendyl & Keigan cute as can be!
**Mia & Smalls finding the perfect tree!

Chase & Ian
This year, unfourtunetly wasn't successful in finding a decent....well a 'living' tree.

So the Roundy's, the Garfield's, the Carlson's and our family headed over to Robinson Tree Farm's in Layton and found our perfect and 'LIVING' tree!

All the cousins together! Its the best picture of the boys we were going to get and its missing Beckham and Owen. And then girl cousins. Can you pick out the cutest? (HINT-they are both on the ends!) It never ends with these two.

Dad and Mom checking to see if their tree is talking to them.

Junior Jazz

Besides playing the piano wonderfully, Chase hasn't really been interersted on doing anything else. When he started showing interest in Basketball, lets just say Kirk went a little nuts.

We signed him up for Jr. Jazz and he couldn't wait to start.
I didn't realize just how uncordinated little 7-8 year olds are at this game. But then again I'm a 27 year old and still am one of the most uncordinated person I know.

But he did great and had a fun time. And thats all that really counts. He can't wait for snow to leave so he can get back out on the courts to practice with his friends at school.
I can't wait either.

I am catching up

So yeah this will be my third and final time of coming on and saying 'its been a while'. For my 2009 resolutions, I am determined to be a blogger. I didn't set my sights high, knowing myself I know I won't be on here everyday. But I think at least once or twice a month is doable.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Is this not the best freakin' costume ever? Oh yeah you better believe that took all the energy and creativity I possibly had.

Halloween was great and the kids had a blast. If I had it my way, the kids all would of been Spongebob characters. But when kids get older, they get an opinion!
So we had Chase as The Dark Knight

Kendyl as UTAH UTES cheerleader

And Smalls as 'SPONGEBOB SMALLEY-PANTS'thats what he called himself so it stuck and works!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I feel I need to re-introduce myself

So ya I know its been a while. Which is hilarious cause thats exactly what I said in my last post, when I said I would be on shortly. Well...here's shortly!
So I decided since I have a million and one photos to post and things to say, I'd start with this and work on the past three months of life with the Laser's.

*About Pic-"Hey Smalls show me how mommy smiles!".....and there you have it! Apparently I am a cheeser! Good thing I am not sharing this beautiful picture that Kirk took a year ago.I never knew how animated I look at times!(some of you had the priviledge of viewing this one)*

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Not 4 am anymore.

Gees guys! Didn't realize or fully understand the amount of people who truly want to know my every moment in life. Thanks though for the concern. Usually I don't have a lot to blog about because I am a blob type of person. Then when it does and I have loads to talk about, then I never find the time to blog. I guess thats life for now. I will up date with loads of pictures, birthdays, anniversaries, community service projects we've done, and so forth.
Okay i should stop for now....I am working on my sleep.....so I have taken my crazy sleeping pills. So probably shut this off for now.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ya, I know its 4 in the morning!

Okay, I know!!! I'll be the first one to admit, I have a problem! I hate BEDTIME! Even Kirk still has to spell out "B.E.D.T.I.M.E" so I don't freak out!
Yes, I also know its sad that 'me don't spell well'. Thank goodness for spell check!
I don't know what it is with sleeping...really!

Don't get me wrong, I do look forward to the kids bedtime! Being able to spend time with Kirk, or catch up on some reality tv that I probably shouldn't be watching in the first place. And also what Kirk absolutely hates the most!

"Oh, so your catching up on the fake real people again!"

But the fact is, I need sleep. This is something I know I can't go to long without. I try and trust me, I can go a long while before I crash. Its like I start un-winding around 6pm and then 9-10pm rolls around and I am bouncing off the walls. Can't wait to start on that pile of laundry or organizing! I LOVE ORGANIZING!

Believe it or not I really do.(You'll believe me if you haven't been to my house, if so then I am sure you are wondering why I am lying). But the fact is, I am not big on picking up over and over and over, I'll leave it til that night when its one time.

But if you walk past the cars, trains, lego pieces, transformers, sippy cup, clothes, scrapbooking stuff, camera books, and probably myself who sits on the floor all the time...you'll see behind that door is a very organized pantry, or medicine cabinet, or closet. I really don't know where to put my energy at times. So what do I do? I re-organize anything that really doesn't need to be.

Do any of you....
Organize the littlest things like legos or barbies smallest accesories?
If yes, do you color coordinate all of them, place them in baggies that is just small enough or large enough to hold all of that color along with the small baggies that have the tiny, same-colored pieces?
Or use clear tape to tape over barbies many magazines so they don't rip or loose their pages? Or can't stand when you find one of Skipper's shoes but not the other. But don't dare throw it away just encase that mini shoe that you probably sucked up in the vacuum, shows up?
Or what about games? Do you go through "Blues Clues, clues and find the blank clues cards to be very boring and decide to waste, oh... five hours of your late night coloring all 100 of them? And then going off and organizing all your face cards in color and order, to later have it dawn on you, that yeah, not such a smart thing since the next time you play, your going to be shuffling them?

If so, give me a call.
This was my night!

*About pictures, Top two are Kendyl, one of her crazy legs that she's had since she was born, second of her sleeping her normal self. She's always been a funny posed sleeper. Then Smalls and his dance skills. We got these pants from my sister in law and they were a bit small. Adorable but very VERY tight, so I decided to put some music on hike up his shirt and put a sweat band on. Then Smalls and just one of the many pictures of him putting things on his head. He does this so often we even have a file called "Does it fit?" Then to Chase.....which is the reason for the explanations of the pictures. After the 3rd person asking to explain I decided I would. Last year in Kindergarten Chase and Kendyl were bouncing on my bed. I told them to get off and of course they didn't. All the sudden I hear screaming and Chase coming out crying along with Kendyl. He was holding his eye and all he was telling me was "We bonked mom, we bonked". To quickly discover this massive swollen eyebrow caused by the back of Kendyl's head. It stayed this way for about a week and then he had a black eye for 2 months.
So of course, me as a happy camera snapper, I ignored consoling him and snapped away!
Such a sensitive mother!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Smalls turns 3!

My youngest is now officially 3! He's pretty much been 3 for three months or so since I just say he's 3 when people asked. Its easier to say that then "oh he's 2 1/2 and 3 months" cause that is how I would of said it.(I never do simple!)

Anywho, Yes, on Thursday June 5th, we woke up to a very happy and excited little boy!

A few nights earlier we noticed when people asked how old he was going to be, he wouldn't say anything. So we decided the night before to talk up this special day that he was going to have.

We told him about all the cool presents he would get and cake and friends that would come by. Also told him he was going to be 3. Which was the first thing we asked him when he woke up on his birthday.
He replied

Everything out of his mouth was excitement. Even after we opened a few gifts and dad had to leave to work, he said "YA DAD GOES TO WORK!"

He had a great birthday playing with his new stuff and having his cousins over. When dad got home, we went off to Chili's for some birthday dinner.

And since of course I swore off birthday parties since I did them all last year, we are having a small one for him next Monday. My arguement to Kirk was that all of Small's birthday parties have been big cause all the family members and kids come. This year, I wanted a very 3-4 year old party.

Well it worked! Post later on how that all went down!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


So like I said earlier in my blog that for Mother's Day I finally got my camera I've been dreaming about. This is something I want to take on as, I don't want to say a career, but want to pursue this more.

So I've taken on more and more with photography and new ways to take pictures and so forth. I've shadowed a wonderful photographer and am starting with another one. I am going to start taking on a few of his clients but need to get started on my book. Which I have started two years ago, but just didn't have the proper camera and lenses for it to be the best that I know it could be.
So onto my quest... My best and strongest photos are with kids and movement. But I want to expand my photograpy book and somehow I get the best photos with other peoples kids.

And I also want to take photos with different types of kids and ages. So if you are interested in me taking pictures of your kids, let me know!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Since last year, we decided we would have two dates alone each month, 1 date with all the kids a month, Then 'girl-boys' time with the kids(trading off). If Kirk has a date with Kendyl, then I have a date with the boys. Then we will do one on one time with the kids. This has been such a fun thing for the kids, and they really look forward to it.

Two weeks ago Kirk took Chase and Kendyl to the Blaze football game and the kids had a blast. They got a shirt that was thrown into the crowd which Kendyl wore this all night and to bed that day. (I would show you pictures but someone didn't want to worry about carrying a camera around!)

He always has something fun for them. Since I spend the most time with them and we are always doing stuff, he can't wait til the weekend or days he takes off to play.

It was D.D.D(Daddy Daughter Date) last weekend. Since Kendyl is our girly-girl tomboy, he knew she would love to go down to Tooele and go to the Miller Motor Sports Racetracks and watch the Speedbikes.

She was in heaven! They got to go down to the pits and check out all the bikes and cars. Kendyl even got to sit on one just her size!
Good ol' dad!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chase has finished 1st Grade!


Last friday, May 29th was the last day of 1st Grade. I knew I was going to be sad but I didn't expect Chase to be.
The night before his last day, he told me he didn't want to go to bed. I asked him why, and he said, "Because then tomorrow won't be here and it won't be my last day of school."


Then all day we couldn't talk about it. He was so bummed! And for you who know him, know he's a very happy kid. So of course that got me more bummed out as well.
But then I told him that next year will be even sweeter. I said how when he returns to school in the fall, he will have had a killer summer, lots of swimming, sun, friends, and a trip to Wisconsin with his dad. So he will feel refreshed and excited and ready to start a new year. He'll be one year older and wiser and he can always go and see his 1st grade teacher and meet new friends and a new teacher to adore.