Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa

We went to the Christmas Tree Lighting in Snowflake on the 1st and had a great time! We waited in line for Santa..which was well hard because Koby wanted down to walk around and explore. Luckily Aunt Allee grabbed a bag of candy and kept him busy for a bit. Once he got up to Santa he was really cute and smiled and was looking at the elves. I didn't get a great picture but oh well I guess. After the lighting we went to my Aunt Bets and had awesome Italian food. We were able to stay the night and then make a session at the temple the next morning. I love going to the temple and just feeling peace. Its the feeling of being where your supposed to be when your supposed to be there. The feeling that everything else doesn't matter. I'm so grateful for the things that we learn there. Every time I go I just feel PEACE.

Heres us! I love the lights and the feeling of Christmas time!

Aunt Allee was such a big help! She just had her wisdom taken out that day too!

Kaleb and Koby...Kaleb hates doing this but you have to take picutres!

It is hard to believe that little Koby was this big a year ago. He has gotten so big and is learning so much!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Koby turns one, bottle is bye-bye, and mama is growing

Well Mr Ohia turned 1 on the 14th and it was so fun! Kaleb was home that day so we made cakes, cupcakes, potatoe salad and cleaned up the house. It is fun to kind of plan a party and get all ready for it. I loved the way the cake turned out and I loved how Koby dug into it! He loved all of his presents and was way funny! Erin and Josh brought their video camera so we have most of it on tape which is so fun, thanks so much! Then on Saturday we went to Snowflake to haul wood with my family which was fun. My mom gave Koby this cute barn set that moo's and sings "old McDonald had a Farm" and Koby loves it! I just can't believe how fun it was for me to see him turn one and to have a little party! I know I'm a crazy mom.

About two weeks ago we gave up the bottle. Koby started to kind of get fussy and I didn't really know why, I was trying to limit his bottles and it just wasn't working and my mom suggested to just throw away the I did and Koby did great! Its like he knew that my mom and I were talking about it because when I went to lay him down (without a bottle) he just layed down and didn't even cry at all and did the same thing for every nap that first day so I threw them away! Yea, no more cleaning out bottles and no more buying formula!!!! That deserves like a huge Huray!

Me well, I am growing I tell ya! I'm getting excited because we find out what we are having next Wednesday, one week from today! My mother in law is going to watch Koby so not only will we get to find out but it will be a date, and a long one at that!! We haven't been so good at doing the date thing so I LOVE it when we get to. I make such a big deal out of it and I think Kaleb is embarressed but I don't care! Well maybe I will get brave enough to take a picture of my growing belly. I didn't take any belly shots with Koby and now I think it would be kind of cool to see how big I was. I mean I know I was big but you forget how big...(do I want to remember?) Well I know this is an extremely long post and I am sorry but Koby is asleep and the dishes, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping are done so lay off.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

HaPpY HaLlOwEen

Having a kid puts a whole new meaning to Halloween. It even brings out the kid in me and you know I sort of wanted to dress up. Maybe next year since I'll have two that will mean double duty and I'll really dress up. Kaleb had to work so he didn't get home until 6:30 then we went over to my in laws and just hung out and had fun getting some trick or treaters at their house. Koby would run over to the door when the bell rand and would just stand there and stare at the kids in costume. He must have thought that was really weird. I'm kind of bummed, well we carved pumpkins on Monday night which was very fun, the whole time Kaleb was telling me that we were carving them too early and I thought no its fine. Well we forgot to buy candles to put in them so I regret to say that our carved pumpkins that we spent 6 bucks a piece on sat on our counter and by the time yesterday arrived we had purchased candles but I they were so moldy that I did not want to stick my hand in them...lesson for next year..carve them later...or listen to kaleb...or carve them early, remember candles and stick them outside and light them and stuff, so you do really realize the are getting so gross?...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Here are a few random pictures of Koby. He is so funny lately. The other day I went to pick him up from the babysitters and he gave me hugs and kisses. It was so sweet and makes me want to cry...tears of joy of course. He has been trying to learn to "jump" if that's what you call it. I love him so much!

Cute kid, with lots of bruises always.
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Koby got a sugar puff stuck well in his nose. He thought it was funny!

My sweet little Koby smiling away!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kelepolo Happenings

Well Im not sure why but my computer won't let me download pictures right now so mom I will have to put some on here another day...This week we got to go to the doctor and suprise we got to see our baby via ultrasound. Everything looks good and the baby is growing like it should. That is such a miracle to me that a tiny little body is growing and forming tiny hands and a perfect face.
On Tuesday Kaleb came home sick with the flu, it lasted for at least 2 days and of course I contracted it as well. So far Koby hasn't gotten sick so I'm just hoping that he doesn't. It was really hard to take care of Koby with both of us being just sick, not wanting to move off the couch. Poor Koby, he was probably so bored. Lets just say there were hundreds of tiny cracker crumbs on the carpet floor.
Koby is being so silly, lately he is really into his books and will look at them for at least an hour which for an almost one year old, is really good. It is so fun when he laughs and plays with you. I love his cute smile and his funny laugh. We have this stone hearth in our house and he keeps on standing up on it. I don't know how many times I've told him "no, no." He is such a boy!
Well, I'm sorry about the boring blog with no pictures, I will try again later. Till next time...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Canning and a little bit of a tangent

Recently I have been really into canning. Not that I've done a ton but I am learning. A sweet lady in our ward let me pick some of her green beans and they turned out so pretty, I think. I also picked some cucumbers from her garden and got to can some relish. This was a lot of work but well worth it. One day I went over to Marci Haws house and canned applesauce and apple pie filling. The apples were so sweet we didn't even add any sugar to the applesauce. I remember helping my mom can things growing up and didn't really think anything of it but now that I'm a mom and working on food storage it really changes my perspective. I love how it feels when you put the month and year on the lid and proudly store them in you pantry. I was thinking about all that the pioneers went thru to even fix a meal and I feel like we owe it to them as sisters in zion to can and try our best to be resourceful and thrifty. I don't mean to be all mushy but I feel strongly about my women ancestors. I want them to look down on me and feel proud that I am their posterity. I want my kids to know how to make bread. I want my kids to come home from school to a warm plate of cookies and milk. I want all my kids friends to think I'm a good cook. I don't want my kids to grow up eating eggo's (or whatever they are called). I am a young mother and for that I am grateful because I have awhile to practice. I am just learning and hope to become better. I just have strong feelings for this, I want to thank my ancestors for what they went thru and for what they stood for. They were hard working women, who didn't just throw some pop tarts in the toaster. I hope I can be more like them.

Long Enough

Alright, its not that I haven't wanted to post, its just that the longer it goes the less motivated I am and the more behind I get. Well I am excited to announce that Koby is going to be a big brother. I can't believe it. They will be 17 months apart. Of course I think it would be perfect to have a baby girl but I would love it for different reasons if it was a boy. Life is good and we are happy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

PSR Reunion

Koby being cute

Mr. Ohia

Koby with his pirate hair and clothes.

This is how Koby sits when he stops crawling

All of us in our pirate gear! Ahoy matey!
I enjoyed camping with all of you! I was thinking about the work reunion and I decided that I really like that word. It is a time to reunite and reconnect with family members! I love you all so much and had a great time!
Koby tried all kinds of food and got really dirty!! Thanks to everyone that helped with him. I really appreciate it! Love you all, till next time! Well not really...


Alright so this post is just mostly my thoughts today... It is raining right now and I can't think of a better sound or smell..I love it and I'm sad to know that the monsoon will be over before I know it. We have gotten, zucchini, radishes, greenbeans and beets out of our garden so far and I love it! It is so neat to see a seed produce vegetables. I had the opportunity to go camping this last week and I loved it! The mountains are valleys are so green. The clouds are so beautiful! For the beauty of the earth. For the beauty of the skies. For the love which from out birth over and around us lies. Lord of all to thee we raise this our song of grateful.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Looks like a Radish, smells like a radish, tastes like a radish

Our first vegetables from our garden!!!!

Splish Splash Koby Taken A Bath

It is so funny to watch Koby learn new things. Well at Easter time I bought some bath toys for him and well he didn't really play with them until a few weeks ago. Now he crawls all around in the bath tub and I can't keep him still long enough to wash him. He like slips all over and falls but he doesn't care. He seriously has to be busy all of the time! I love it but sometimes it would benice if he wanted to cuddle!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Swimming Adventure or Disadventure

Ok so we wanted to take Koby swimming for his FIRST time and we have been talking about doing it but its too late or we have something that night or what not. So finally on Monday we were going to take him. It is family swim starting at 7, well he had taken an afternoon nap and I thought he was going to be so excited about the water. So we got him all dressed and ready to go and he was like so tired, he was almost asleep when we got to the pool but we took him in anyway. Kaleb took him in the water for like 5 min and he was just so tired he wanted to go to sleep. So maybe next time?! We did get one really cute photo as displayed. Ok for some reason it won't let me add a picture so pictures to come.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Koby's FIRST pickle

Isn't this so cute! Koby and his cousin Peyton chowing on a pickle. They loved it!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I know I haven't updated my blog in forever so here are a few posts and some new picutres. Sorry, I will be better! Its so fun to look at your blogs and see how you're doing! Hope you enjoy!

Picnic at Sherwood Forest

Yesterday we went to Sherwood Forest with Grandma and some of the little girls. It was fun to just be in the woods and hear the pine trees. Koby got soo dirty! He wanted to crawl everywhere!

A very fun cookout at grandmas

Koby's cute cute hair

Monday, May 5, 2008

Another fun weekend

Abby, my sister blessed her little baby Josie this weekend so we went to the valley. We had a great time. It always seems like time goes too fast and you don't get to do everything that you wanted. On Saturday we enjoyed going to the Diamonbacks game. Man, it is so crazy to be where that many people are. We carried Koby in his cool little carrier. He actually really liked it. It was fun just to hang out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Thanks Abby and Shane for letting us stay at your house.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We got to hang out with Mike and Ashley this weekend. We watched the suns, played wacky 6, ate at Buzz's and I learned some stuff on the computer. Mike tried to take some pictures of us but Koby was grumpy and we weren't very prepared. I'm suprised Mike even got one decent one. Thanks Mike and Ash. We always know it will be fun when you're around!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reasons that I'm grateful to live in RV-

1. I take Koby to the gym with me and the girls that work there and physical therapy patients entertain him while I try to get some excercise.

2. Kaleb has gone fishing the last two weekends. (He hasn't caught anything but he's gone!)

3. We went on a date the other night and my mother-in-law watched Koby while the people we went out with had to get a babysitter!

4. It only takes like 5 minutes to get to and from work!

5. Four seasons! I can't wait til summer!

6. My mom and dad live only 1 hour away and we can go over there when my family is having FHE Sunday!

7. I get to stay home with Koby!

8. Koby has a cousin here that is his age.

9. When I go to the post office to get my mail I leave Koby in the car.

10. When I go to the store there aren't any lines and usually Kaleb or I see someone we know.

Anyone that wants to do a list of ten things they are grateful for are welcome to it. It was really fun!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tagged Again

Well I'm grateful to be tagged again because I don't have anything to post about so...
Answer the questions with one word, no exceptions...

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Wet
3. Work? Ok
4. Your father? bishop
5. Your favorite thing? Memories
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? Diet anything
8. Your dream car? Escalade
9. The room you are in? Kitchen
10. Your fears? alot
11. What do you want to be in ten years? happy
12. Who did you hang out with last night? work
13. What are you not good at? patience
14. Muffin? Chocolate
15. One of your wish list items? vacation
16. Where did you grow up? Snowflake
17. Last thing you did? shower
18. What are you wearing? robe :)
19. What aren't you wearing? clothes
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? dell
22. Your life? content
23. Your mood? happy
24. Missing? family
25. What are you thinking about right now? family
26. Your car/truck? reliable
27. Your summer? anxious
28. Your relationship status? good
29. Your favorite color? all
30. When was the last time you laughed with meaning? weekend
31. Last time you cried? Don't remember
32. School? Eventually
33. Least favorite weather? wind
34. Soup? Cream of broccoli
35. Movie? None

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


If money time and babysitting weren't an object where would you go and who would you go with?

Well actually this summer in Hawaii Kalebs family is having the first ever Kelepolo reunion. So I would really like to go there because we don't know much about his ancestors. It would be a perfect time to go so we could meet some of them...

When was the last time you cried?

Ah man, I wish I would have answered this a couple days ago...I cried today, yes today! I was watching this email that my mom sent about this guy who goes and welcomes the soldiers from Iraq home. He goes everyday without fail.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago 1998...

Well first I had to decide if I was 23 or 24..I always forget my age...

1. I think I was a freshmen so my sister and brother were both in high school with me, we would ride home for lunch everyday and one day we I swear killed like 3 skunks! The whole town was smelly!

2. Playing sports, gosh all you would have to do is hand me a basketball or volleyball and I would be entertained for hours.

3. Being mad at my mom when friends my age were having parties with boys and girls and well..I wasn't allowed. Now I'm so grateful! I would have gotten into alot more trouble.

4. I was so excited because well I got to do the highschool thing, like go to the games and stuff! My brother was the quaterback of the football team and I'm pretty sure I was his biggest fan, well I guess besides my mom.

5. I remember I loved my seminary class, I had alot of seniors in it and I remember really looking up to them...I know I was a dork!

5 things I was doing a year ago...

1. Being a couple months pregnant and so excited and anxious I couldn't stand it.

2. Enjoying the beautiful weather this time of year in the valley!

3. Enjoying decorating our house and painting all the walls.

4. Thinking that life couldn't get much better.

5. Loving Kaleb so much and him treating me like a delicate little lady because I was pregnant. I have the best husband!

7 favorite hobbies

1. Working out

2. Going on walks while listening to the Beatles

3. Making Koby laugh and smile

4. Scrapbooking and day dreaming about what crafts I could do

5. Reading the Work and the Glory

6. Finding new healthy recipes

7. Just being with Kaleb doing anything...

5 favorite foods

1. Icecream (I tried fat free, no sugar added icecream I was so desperate the other day)

2. Homeade salsa and chips

3. Roast mashed potatoes and gravy with canned corn all mixed together with lots of salt and pepper!

4. Popcorn with m and m's

5. Warm brownies with icecream

5 Places I've been...

1. Nauvoo Illinois

2. Yellowstone National Park

3. Sequoia Nathional Park

4. Utah

5. Mexico

5 favorite menories...

1. The first time Kaleb said, "I love you," we were at EA and we had just gotten back from Globe (we went and watched my sister and brother play basketball) and he was getting ready to go and he said accidentally, "goodnight, I love you." Then we both kind of stared at eachother and he was all I really meant it even though I think he was as shocked as I was that he said it. I so wish that was on video...

2. Playing racketball everyday with val and the crosby brothers. I couldn't get enough of it. Theres nothing like going to class all day and ending the day with some good ol sweat...

3. Growing up we would always wake up real early Saturday morning, (usually by the sound of my moms voice) and we would work in the yard or on the house hard all day long then around 2 or 3 or so we would take a shower and the rest of the day was ours to play with friends or do whatever. There is nothing like working all day and then taking a shower afterwards. Usually we would have hamburgers on saturday nights with homeade french fries...

4. One time in highshcool we were warming up for a basketball game and this girl and I were fighting for a rebound, well as you probably all could figure she came out on top literally...she was behind me and we both jumped up for the ball and lets just say I have teeth mark scars in the top of my head.

5. I'll never forget the feeling I had when I first saw precious and perfect..straight from heaven..just recently visiting with those beyond the veil..watching Kaleb see him for the first time and realizing that we are so blessed.

I could go on and on about the memories thing..I don't think I could put a favorite on them....Thanks Ash, that was actually fun and kind of relaxing. Anyone who has the time and wants to do some fun reminising just go on ahead and be TAGGED.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

As you can tell Koby LOVES baby food...I was a little nervous to start feeding him because, I didn't know if it was too early...but he was eating so many bottles and I was excited to feed him real stuff. Well no need to worry with this guy, he loves all kinds even the vegetables. He is not too hip on the peas but other than that we are good to go! It is so fun to watch him open his mouth when he knows its time for another yummy mouthful. We are kind of messy! Oh well!