Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dancing Queen

Amy had a Ballroom Concert last week and we were there for the dress rehearsal to take photos. Amy is one of the best ones out there! Here are some sweet moves.

Leading Lady

ball, change!

Flapper Girl

Post Rehearsal Photo Shoot

Who's that Lady!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Memories '08

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Ma and Pa's house this year. We all had our "five kernels of corn, five kernels of corn..." we all sang and wrote what we were thankful for this year and listened to the lovely joy school children sing "Thank you Pilgrims".
Thanks mom and dad!

Our parents

What a cute bunch

Baby Kanyon and his parents

Ryan and his Spider Monkey (Rhi)

Thankful Amy

'Vanny' and Gracie

Gabernelly, Haylee, Ashley and Grandmother

Uncomfy Kris and dad

Just a bunch of thankful hearts

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ryan's Boycott

i am boycotting carolyn and don kleinman for being such crappy grandparents/humans. The stupid ornament and ten dollars they can keep. lets all boycott them this season to cast out those who seek to de-unify us. I say let them eat fudge, and feel the emptiness of the seeds they have sewn... ok that sounds pretty harsh, but i have just been thinking about them, and i do not have one memory of them ever being uplifting, helpful (without alt. motives), faithful, inspiring, generous (without wanting something in return), understanding, exemplary, REAL, gentle, complimentary, loving, or even KIND. We will not be attending the breakfast . They are a cancer to our family. agree? or disagree?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Its Begining to Look Like Texas...

I thought that i would just try and post something here since i have never done it before and here you go...Its nice isnt it?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Memoirs of a Suburban

I remember the day we adopted her, she never had a name, just a distinct burgundy color with white swirling decals we'd know anywhere. She drove inumerable miles down freeways, to swim meets, soccer games and over rough terrain to horse lessons, up the canyon or out to the hot pots. Her brakes were always soft...just like her heart. She was filled with hay, moldy swim bags, stinky scouts, sour milk, costco runs...the list goes on. She was at the center of our lives but was never in the spotlight. She bore the scars of children ("AMY KLEINMAN") and teenagers alike. When she'd break down she would settle for a duct tape fix, even when she deserved more. She never stopped giving...until one day, her heart just stopped. She went down in a blaze of glory and I think she deserved her moment in the sun.

the front grille (flipped side ways)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Secret Toast

Do you remember one of our favorite things to do for FHE...or any time really was to pick names and do a secret service for that person. And usually the best thing we could come up with was making their bed and leaving 2 pieces of freshly buttered toast right on top!

Monday, November 24, 2008


The Holiday's have crept up quickly on us this year and we are excited for all the fun activities and get-togethers that we will be sharing with all our family! This is the calender of events for the holiday season, we would love to see everyone there so come if you can!

Thanksgiving dinner-
12:00pm (noon) at the Kevin Kleinman Residence , we would like to know if you are coming or are possibly coming so let mama know so a place will be set for you!

Family Dinner-
Monday December 1 @ 6:00 pm Olive Garden in American Fork. It is a get together dinner for all who would like to come. The little girls birth parents have also been invited. We will be paying for ourselves.

Date night-
Friday December 5 @ 6:50 pm Meet at the American Fork Tabernacle to enjoy the Messiah Sing-along for couples only (no children allowed).

Early Christmas Arrival-
Angi and Addi will be coming into town on December 11th which is also Angi's birthday! They will be in town until December 16th so lets make sure to "Have a lotta fun!"

Baby Shower-
December 12th, 7:00pm at the Dahl Residence. We will get further information about the theme or any assignments to individuals at a later date.

Gourley Family Christmas Party-
December 13th at 12:00pm (noon) at the Randy and Cherie's Residence. Call Ashley for directions if you need them. Food assignments will be assigned at a later date.

Gingerbread Cookies and Grammy's Jammie's-
December 14th at 5:00pm at the Kevin Kleinman Residence. For all grandchildren and all others who would like to participate we will be taking grandchildren jammie photos, making gingerbread cookies, watching a Christmas film and enjoying freshly baked gingerbread men.

* Temple Square Lights- (note change)
December 15th meet at the Kevin Kleinman Residence at 5:00pm we will be driving to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. All are invited to this fun FHE.

American Heritage Sing-a-long-
December 19th at 8:40am at the American Heritage School across from Mt. Timp. Temple. All children welcome for this fun interactive sing-a-long, and of course anyone else who would like to come.

Christmas Eve Party-
December 24th at 5:00pm at the Kevin Kleinman Residence. Ham dinner will be served, the family nativity and children's program performed, Christmas hymn sing, and thoughts shared on Christ. every single body invited.

Amy's Birthday-
December 27th at 7:00pm at the Kevin Kleinman Residence. We will be having a family Pizza Party and Game night. Bring creative game snacks, theme for the snacks is: "AMY" The snacks will be voted on and the most creative will be the winner of a sweet prize! Also bring your favorite game.

New Years Eve for the Teeny-Boppers-
December 31st from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Kevin Kleinman Residence. All grandchildren (and any others) are invited for an evening full of games and pizza! Show up with a smile and an excitement for the new year!!!!

*Note the change to what you may have previously been told.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


After recieving a daily count-down at 6:00 am from Addi who just pulled off another link in her paper chain for "Days until Grandma comes" I don't know who was more excited when she ran into my room and could finally say MOM! zero more days until Grandma Comes!!!!
Unfortuately for her she had to wait the whole day and into the night (Mom's flight didn't come in until 10:00pm) we put her to bed at her usual time and then woke her up to drive to the airport and pick up Grandma. It was fast because her bags were lost (they did arrive at 5:00am the next day).

Arrival Photos

I didn't have Theo that day and we went to the Children's Museum. I only had a few quarters so we could only stay for an hour but we packed in a lot of fun!

Checking out the turtles in a glass bottom aquarium.

Grandma having her food seasoned to perfection.

The Bubble Room will do that to you

more bubbles
Next it was off to the Science museum where mother designed a sweet paper/paperclip/straw glider. And Addi participated in a MIT child development study, she did really well but the coolest part is of course the certificate.

The late afternoon movie with popcorn and orange slices became a ritual enjoyed by all. The only problem (from Addi's perspective) was that Grandma kept closing her eyes!! Poor mom she can't catch a break.

We spent the foggy and drizzly morning at Piers Park. It has a great play area and one of the best views of the city...that is if it isn't foggy.

I know it's hard to tell but this is an airplane and Addi is taking off to Boston.

A favorite past-time with these two

Playing at the park is harder than it looks.
I love these last couple of pictures of Mom and Addi just enjoying eachother.
I'm so glad Mom could come thank you especially to Chelsea for making it possible.

#1 Grandma


Hey everyone!

I set up this blog so that everyone can contribute their pictures, videos, thoughts, etc. To further unite the sweet Kleinman clan. But I know everyone doesn't have access, so if you'll leave your e-mail address in the comments I'll add you to the "contributers" list.