Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Christmas update...

Because I have entered the world of blogging, our annual Christmas letter will now be here instead of with your Christmas card. I hope you all had a great 2009. I think I did, it went so fast it is all a blur in my head!

Brandie is expecting baby girl #4 in April while chasing Sydnie & Jasie (they are FAST) with a little help from Chelsie. Still coaching gymnastics, and hoping they get their new house before the New Year.

Jason is working for Murray City. He is a Fire Fighter/Paramedic. It is great to have our own personal medic in the family, but we don't impress him too much, there is never enough blood here for him!

Chelsie is in the 3rd grade, she had her first piano recital this year AND she will be getting baptized on her birthday in January! Yup, she will be 8!!!

Sydnie turned 3 this year. I'm pretty sure she spends too much time listening to Chelsie practice cheers... we asked her what color she colored her picture and she said "BLUE and WHITE, Thunder fans in the stands...." I thought Whitney and I were going to fall out of the car laughing! Another clown in our family!!!

Jasie just turned 2 and she LOVES her Grandma (that's me). Anytime she sees me she runs to me for a snuggle! She will even yell "Gramma" across the chapel during Sacrament! As I predicted, she is slowly taking charge of the Hawkes residence.

Joey got out of the service this year. I am SO glad he did not have to go back to Iraq! He is working on a Naval Base in Kingsville, Texas, the computer guy and all that jazz. Still playing dinosaurs with Jordan and LOVING having his baby girl to snuggle!

Ashley has been busy this year taking care of her boys and her new baby girl Ally J! She is still doing awesome in Scentsy and they are planning on going to the temple this year! YAY!!!! We had too much fun visiting them in July!

Jordan is growing like a weed! He does NOT want to be in the baby nursery and play with baby toys! So even though he is 3 he went in the class with the 4 year olds! Then when they went to singing time, he pushed his chair to the back row with the older kids! hahahahaha What cracks me up is I think Joey would still like being in the nursery, playing with the toys! Jordan says he wants to be a paleontologist! WHAT?

Allyson Janae was born June 15th and she has already stolen hearts across the country! At 1 month old she had her daddy wrapped completely around her finger! And Jordan told Joey, "Dad no boys can talk to my Ally J, huh Dad!" He is going to protect her!

Whitney grew a baby bump, but she was in denial for about 5 months... even though the rest of us figured it out! Her doctor had to tell her "Do NOT do back tucks while you're pregnant!" She only missed 1 cheer practice... and she keeps asking when she can start tumbling again!!!

Jeremy is still working for IHC. He and Bailey decided to be green thumbs this year and had fun planting things. He has also been teaching Bailey to play golf... they are always walking around with their collars "popped"! He LOVES being a Dad... now he has two Princesses to please each day!

Charlee K was born November 17th. She is a good sport and can sleep right through her Mom barking out orders at her classes! She has to cry to get her Mom to put her in her bed, because there is ALWAYS someone wanting to hold her! LOL

Shelby is still working at Wingers... go see her, they are always slow! She is a baby hog and no one gets to hold Charlee while she is around! j/k Shelby! She still LOVES being a Mom and buying Lecsie shoes (she has enough to start a shoe store)! She also likes making carmel apples and quilts and any other creation she can come up with!

Mike is working for Brahma... all different shifts. He still loves to hunt... and DON'T bug him when the Cowboys are playing!!! It is clear he is growing up, he got himself a "Grandpa" truck this year... he even gave up a goose hunt for all the family parties this weekend!!!

Lecsie is 2 and she is completely in charge of the Petroff house! She even got on the 'play' phone over here one night and called her Mom up 'at work' and chewed her out good.... we're still not sure what Shelby was in trouble for! LOL She is "hilarious"... which is one of her favorite words!

Wace did NOT give up the goose hunt for the family parties this weekend! He is still riding bulls... OF COURSE! He took 2nd at State and 9th at the High School National Finals this year. He is ready to be grown up (he says) and he even "uninvited" Lec & I to one of his RMPRA rodeos! WHAT? But, we still love him... he is a good kid! He is looking for an old Cadillac to drive from rodeo to rodeo after he graduates in May and hoping to go to college in Texas in the fall.

Bailey, Bailey, Bailey... 12 years old! 7th grade! OH MY! He played baseball & football again this year. We found out at his football banquet that he is a "babe magnet" and NOW... he has decided to be the next 'IRON CHEF'! He has stared cooking for us... and it is an adventure! One night he made us deer steaks... I told him it was tough and he would have to tenderize it... so he made up a 'dry rub' which was 95% pepper... he was so proud of himself when Wace ate it and had tears streaming down his face! Yup, it was a little too hot! LOL Can't wait to see what comes next. But don't worry... he is "the 2nd counselor in the Deacons Quorum" and he won't let you forget it! :)

Lec is just working, working, working, nothing new there. He does have a new addiction though... He loves buying crap on there! He even bought a tractor!!! Joey even set it up as his home page, so all he has to do is "click the Lec box, press the e and there it is!" Thanks Joey!!! He is on his farewell tour of High School Rodeo since this is Wace's last year... I think he will have with drawls this fall!

I got laid off in June... so now I have a new job. I work for East Shore High School (Hi Lori) at Westlake High School as a teachers aid. If you followed all of that you are too smart! Anyway it is a fun job, the kids keep me quite entertained!
They split our ward this year so Lec & I finally got released from Cub Scouts and I got to go back to the Nursery... YES! I love the Nursery we get snacks every week!

Anyway as you can see there are too many of us to keep track of anymore! But thanks for trying! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
Lec, Kim & the team

Thursday, December 3, 2009

24 years! Wow... were does the time go???

1985... this is the first picture we had taken together... Lec had the sweetest mullet ever!!!
This is around 1988 or 1989... right after Lec got into the Ironworkers Union.
This is around 1998 or 1999. Notice the mullet is all gone!
Kristy took these pictures for us on our 15th anniversary!
At Disneyland... On Bailey's 8th birthday, thanks Mom!
By the ocean at Newport Beach.
Harman's Halloween Party... this is the ONLY bull I will EVER ride! Lec, as always is a CLOWN! It's not every day you see him in high tops!!!

By the Mississippi River in Nauvoo. FUN trip! Even though Lec had to drive for me & my Mom... "shade, shade, shade"! LOL
Biker night @ Harman's Profit Sharing... Lec is that a REAL smile??? Must be a biker fantasy!!!
By Grandma Holmes' house... right before Joey went to boot camp.
Awww... sweet! Harman's Picnic
In front of Grandma Holmes weeping willow tree.
This is a few years ago at 80's night, Profit Sharing. Lec still packs the big guns! A lady there told me that he looks like an ice cream cone! LOL - Yup, he's still got it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Heeeeeere's Charlee...

Miss Charlee K... FINALLY!
It's a little blurry... but yes, it says 8 pounds 8 ounces!!!! WHAT??? Can you say chunky monkey??? and she is 18 inches long.
Mommy and Charlee
Charlee and her Daddy
Grandpa & Charlee K
Grandma Great & Charlee... Grandma Great, Aunt Brandie, Aunt Shelby & Grandma Byrd waited VERY paitently out in the hall for Charlee to be born!
She has her Mommy's ears!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Brandie & Sydnie... don't worry, Sydnie really IS having fun... she was just mad for a second that she couldn't use the knife! LOL
We started Halloween off by carving pumpkins in the garage.... but then the costumes came out and all I can say is "Lec! Look what you started!!!"
Whitney & Jeremy... dressed up like a happy little redneck couple... Whitney even borrowed a beer to carry around (you know, to go with her 'beer belly' - she likes 'rockin' the beer gut') And YES, that is her bare pregnant belly you see, with hair drawn on.... she is her Dad's kid FOR SURE!!!

You'll have to go watch my video on Facebook to see Wace in his costume... he was a pig in a tutu - riding a bull, OF COURSE! He went to the Utah game on Halloween, after the game he called to tell us he was going to be on the news... live. So we turned on the news and watched him jump up & down waving through the window behind the anchor man... where do these kids come from? I guess Kristy's kids were right to call them the 'wild kids'!
Shelby & Mike... Shelby is the good witch (of course), but Mike... not so nice, he & his brother in law rode around in the back of the truck scarring little kids... at least they didn't smash pumpkins! LOL
Bailey Kruger... he doesn't really need a mask to be SCARY!
Chelsie 'vants to bite your neck'! There is some serious drama going on here... Bella has nothing on her!
Sydnie the scarecrow... 'don't worry, I only scare birds'! LOL - I have one of her whole costume (way cute) but I LOVE this close up best!
Lecsie aka: Witchie Poo.... she LOVES to pose for the camera!
Jasie aka: Little Bunny Fufu.... don't worry, we did NOT bop her on the head!
We are hoping for Halloween pics of Joey, Ashley, Jordan & Ally on their blog or Facebook! We miss them A LOT!!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Last 'official season' Game!

Bailey in the striped socks that Whitney MADE him wear. He made the first tackle of the game! Sorry, I was fighting with the camera and didn't get a picture... Then he went and took off the socks... (he is WAY to afraid of what other people might think!) but Coach T made him put them back on LOL!!! Lehi played an AWESOME game!!!
this one is kind of fuzzy - it was dark & the camera was trying hard... but if you look close, you can see Bailey in the striped socks sacking the quarter back!!! Good things DO come in small packages!!!
and here he is scrambling to recover PG's fumble! Bailey was the MVP for sure!!!! Maybe it's the socks... Thanks Whitney!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

July to October.... what??? Sorry, I'm a slacker!

Football pics.
Bailey #76... GOOOO LEHI!
Bailey is the guy on top... black socks... SA-LAM!

Bailey in his purple socks (#21)
Chelsie & Lecsie watching Uncle Bailey play football...
Sydnie just likes to run... she chased some little boy all over the park! muuhahaha...
I think Jasie is hungry! LOL
Grandma Great's retirement breakfast...
Grandpa & Grandma Great
Chelsie, Brandie & Grandpa Great eating breakfast!
Chelsie loves her Daddy (Jason)!
Shelby & Whitney go crazy for food! LOL
Best, best buddies Sydnie & Lecsie & Jasie Nicole...
Some of us got to go to Grandma Great's retirement breakfast...
top row: Kim, Whitney, Brandie, Sydnie, Jason
bottom row: Chelsie, Shelby, Lecsie, Granpa Great, Jasie, Grandma Great, Bailey
Then we went on a tour of the Motion Picture Studio... Bailey loved this hat (among other things)!
Grandpa Great turns 75... Happy Birthday to you...
This is our Grandpa Great... we love him so,
We made him a banner and...
put 75 balloons in his yard so he wouldn't forget how old he was on his birthday! He LOVED it!
Camping on Labor Day weekend...
Jasie & Sydnie go along for the ride... and to give Mom some time to get done with morning sickness!
Chelsie & Dad took Sydnie & Jasie fishing in their little red wagon...
Whitney & Jeremy LOVE to sleep in... in their tent condo!
Bailey is good a entertaining himself...
Baby & Jr. like camping too.
Down on Grandpa's Farm... there is a little brown goat.... (or 2 or 3..)
' Nakie baby' Lecsie & Grandpa feeding the goats...
" Eat it goat"
YEE HAW! Rodeo in Herriman.
Sa-weet 8 second ride...

Alpine Rodeo (RMPRA)
Sometimes we get some good shots that Wace does NOT think are good shots... HOLY CRAP!
Nice get off Wace!!! At least he has his hand up there to pull his rope so he doesn't get hung up!
This is Lec's favorite place to watch bull riding.... he just climbs up on top of the chutes & walks to the best spot to see all the action... and yes, he IS on the phone again or still!!!
The Bullriders... Wace, Bill (Justin Anderson) and Tim Bingham... yes, he as a broken neck... yes it is a bull riding injury! At the Hot Spot in Vernal! LOL
Jeremy's birthday...
Chelsie, Jeremy,Lecsie & Jasie looking at the pregnant lady cake.... who's belly frosting got scraped off when they were bringing it out.... hahahahahaha I'm not sure if Jeremy is happy about it or not... maybe he would of liked a bikini cake better LOL!
Bailey, Whitney & Charlee... almost looks like she swallowed a basketball huh?
Grandpa Holmes made rootbeer... Bailey, Lecsie, Sydnie,? and Chelsie are sucking up the dry ice fog!
Lecsie snuck back to slurp more fog!
Jason & Brandie... and baby makes 6 - what the? Pretty soon she'll catch up to us!!!
Mike & Shelby.... awww sweet
Whitney & Charlee's babyshower
Grandma Byrd & Whitney (& Charlee)... opening presents... Lecise is helping too.
Miss Chelsie checking to make sure the food is all good... she worked hard with her Mom & Aunt Shelby to make everything just right for the shower!
Aunt Marlo, Brittany, Raelynn & Jeremy's Grandma Byrd and Jr watching to see if anyone will give him a treat....
Grandma Great & Aunt Shirley... aww cute sisters! Kinda makes you miss Gramie Pete huh?
Some of our favorite cousins! Lexie, Michelle, Haley, Deb, Aurora,,Gma Katie,
Melanie, Annie, Katie & Lecsie
Laci, Whitney & Charlee at the baby shower... by the yummies of course!
Bailey & Jaden all dressed up with somewhere to go...
Bailey & Jaden all dressed up to go to General Priesthood meeting with Jeremy... cool shades dude!
They had to take turns with the cop glasses!
This is how Bailey & Jaden normally act!
Lec had a birthday, shout hooray! He thought he was a year older than he really is... I guess it's just old age!
Grandma & Grandpa Great brought Lec a cherry pie for his birthday! Shelby & Lecsie made him a cherry cheesecake too... I guess you figured out by now that cherry pies are his FAVORITE!
Lec told my Mom that all he wanted for his birthday was his 2 front teeth... so that's what she got him! LOL