Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday 5th Ellie Tye

Our sweet Ellie is 5!

Check out those AWESOME boots from Aunt CHO; )

We have had a blast in Utah and the HIGHLIGHT was a CHUCK E. CHEESE Birthday party for our Ellie-phant! She was thrilled, her cousins and friends came to celebrate! Thanks for your support!


My girls love the water and so does our little Jack! They were all thrilled to be in the water again!

We love Utah!!!

Utah was beautiful! It was 50 degrees outside and the girls built Aunt Cho's first snowman at their house! Her neighbors even called to comment on the snowman! (No other yards had one, I guess when you get this much snow, building a snowman gets old!) We had so much FUN!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Mom, why do you want us to look like a Christmas present?" - Chloe Lynn

Merry Christmas 2008!

Ellie Tye- (almost) 5
An older soul. She is loving and funny, smart and kind! She loves to read and learn, help others clean and cook, and dance to all kinds of music.

Chloe Lynn – 6 ½ years old
Amazingly beautiful, inside and out. She is kind and sensitive, fast and FUN! Chloe loves school, the people around her, and to do cartwheels!

My girls inspire me everyday with their resilience, love and understanding. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Love- Leah, Chloe and Ellie

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thanks Maya

We received a letter in the mail from Maya Alvarez, asking us to send her kindergarten class a picture or postcard about New Mexico. The girls had a good time looking for a Shiprock postcard and then we sent this picture with Felix (Maya's rabbit that she colored) and our flag. There are some great teachers out there, doing fun things, that are outside of the box. Thanks for including us!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kristina is AMAZING!

I have have such an incredible, talented, beautiful sister-in-law, and it does have its benefits! Thank you so much!

Monday, November 3, 2008

"I love skirts and boots!" - Ellie

My lighting is off, someday I'll figure this camera out, its been 2 years ; )

An Extra Hour!!! ; )

With the extra hour the girls wanted to rake the leaves on Sunday!

I love this picture of Ellie!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween! We had a great time this year. We were with all the cousins except Jack ; ( Chloe was a mummy, "No makeup, and no wraps past my knees or elbows!" Ellie was a pirate/ black ballerina, she realy just wanted to wear leg-warmers and a tutu!

Ellie dressed up 5 times! wow! That is why we had this little photo shoot! (Chloe wasn't dressed up this time.)

Can you believe that the Finch's have 10 grandchildren now! We were very excited because we were able to see the newest addition on Halloween! He is the cutest little guy, Benjamin Finch! Jessica and Ryus had a boy!

I'm so sad we were with Bella and Olea most the night and I didn't get any pictures!!! ; (

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Ok I have to say, you all are lucky who have just had to wait for 1 or 2 books to come out. This going on 3 years obsession with Twilight is overboard, and now the wait for each movie. I do admit it is nice that I found it towards the end of Harry Potter, but now what monster book can I read?. I have to have some fantasy in my life!!! I stole this while surfing every ones blog. Its funny how we are all connected in so many ways! *** I don't think I'm any where near as fun as Alice maybe more like
I'm a Alice! I found out through Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
Take the Quiz and Share Your Results!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Berg Park

There is a new water feature at Berg Park! ; ) The girls kept commenting that "Jack, Bella, and Olea would LOVE this!"

Laying out to dry, two Lounge Lizards basking in the sun! It was so beautiful outside!

BIKE RIDES!!!! My girls love to ride their bikes! We have so much fun exploring all over town on bikes!

Fall is here! There were amazing colors along the river.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I think they grow an inch each NIGHT!

They both look so much older with their hair down! Ellie loves "down-low piggies" she thinks its her "cutest style."

Chloe has been begging to have her hair like Katie's and Morgan's, I tried my best!

These two are so funny! I don't know what they would do without each other! Sister relationships are so special, Best Friends!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Sunday afternoon... the only time to make cookies in our crazy schedule. Thanks Kristina for the cutest aprons ever!!!

Yummm, my favorite is the dough, so how can I refuse them the joy of a spoonful ; )

First Day of School! (a month late!)

Sweet Ellie Tye 4 1/2

Chloe Lynn 6. She is so TALL!

Me ; ) All New Mexico 6th -8th grades received MacBooks this year! So cool!

In front of our new house!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A BUSY New School Year!!!

I have to download my pictures, but a quick update... School started, Ellie goes to preschool every morning, Chloe is in 1st Grade, and I'm teaching 8th Grade English with one ESL class, and volleyball again -yikes- The girls start ballet today, they are so excited! AND We moved out of my mom's and Ron's into the cutest little house! : ) I got extremely SICK from the stress of it all - nothing new there, : ( but am feeling much better! Pictures of all these firsts to follow!

The Fair 2008

The girls love the Finch tradition of going to the FAIR. They were so lucky because they went twice, they had to show me those first place ribbons! (thanks Amber; )

Paul and Katie showed up, which was so much fun! Chloe loved all the SCARY rides and was big enough to go on them by herself!!! She is a blur, but I couldn't believe how brave she was!!!!