1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. Cathy Allen | Pirates IN the Caribbean aboard the Disney Magic. | Our Goofy family on vacation at California Adventure Park. | A family vacation in Disneyland.
2: Hiking Hidden Lake with JoJo | Cooling off in the lake with JoJo. Brett is in the background on the jet ski. | Matt Lederhos also known as | FUN FACTS 1. Dad was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. 2. Dad is part German, Portuguese, and Native American - among others. 3. I've been to Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, Canada, & Mexico 4. Dad enjoys hiking and has climbed a couple of mountains.
3: Movie: The Last Samurai Food: Steak and Potatoes Book: Any books by Vince Flynn or Brad Thor TV Show: Top Gear Colors: Green and Blue Place Visited: Hawaii | Having fun w-wheeling the Jeep on the beach in Kenai. | Being goofy with Brett. | At a bug's life Theater with Kylie and Shannon. | Season: Summer Sport: I love soccer, but I enjoy playing all sports. Pastime: Working on Cars and Wheeling Music: Rock, Country, Rap, and Punk...pretty much anything except Kenny G. | Matt's Favorites
4: Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate's life for me! At Pirate's Cove in Disneyland | Momma with baby JoJo keeping Daddy company while he works on the boat. | On a Father's Day Flight Seeing Tour with Brett and Shannon. | FUN FACTS 1. Mom was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. 2. Mom is part Aleut. 3. Mom went to college to become an elementary school teacher. 4. Mom used to play first violin in the Anchorage All-City Symphony Orchestra. 5. Mom was a cheerleader for 6 years. | Sandy Lederhos also known as
5: Sandy's Favorites Movie: Miracle on 34th Street - we watch it every Thanksgiving! Food: Scallops and Pasta Book: The Hunger Games - I started it to preview for Shannon and read the entire series in two weeks. TV Show: The Big Bang Theory Color: Pink Place Visited: Any place Disney Season: Summer Sport: I'm not really very athletic, but I love to watch Brett play football! Pastime: Scrap booking Music: 80's, Country, some Hip-Hop, Classic Rock, even some Kenny G...it depends on what kind of mood I'm in. | All dressed up in my Maleficent costume for Halloween. | Snuggles with Shannon and Brett. | 40th birthday celebration! 9/21/11 | Climbing the seabird display at the Homer Visitor's Center during a class field trip!
6: Shannon | FUN FACTS 1. Shannon is 12 years old. 2. Shannon will be in 7th grade at Soldotna Middle School next year. 3. Shannon plays the flute in the school band. 4. Shannon takes hip-hop and ballet lessons. 5. Shannon won the Junior Fitness Championship of Alaska. | Dressed up for 80's day at school. | Hanging out on the trampoline. | Trying out the new wake board
7: Shannon's Favorites Movie: Just Go With It, "I've never laughed so hard!" Food: Laffy Taffy, "but I never get to eat it because I have braces." Book: The Betrayal by Lauren Kate TV Show: Ridiculousness Color: Purple Place Visited: Florida Season: Summer Sport: Gymnastics Pastime: Listening to music and hanging out with friends. Music: Hip Hop and Rap | Shannon with "fair hair". | Snuggle time with Koda.
8: brett's favorites Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean Food: Steak Books: The Percy Jackson Series TV Show: Johnny Test Color: Red Place Visited: Disneyland Season: Winter Sports: Football and Skiing Pastime: Playing Video Games Music: Classic Rock - AC/DC | Posing with Captain Jack Sparrow at the pirate show at the Alaska State Fair. | All smiles after winning a race on his 4-wheeler.. | trying out his new cross country skis that he got for his birthday, 3/17/12 | The Soldotna Saints mighty mite team was the division champion in 2011, having an undefeated season!
9: FUN FACTS 1. Brett is 9 years old. 2. Brett is going into the 4th grade next year at Soldotna Elementary School. 3.Brett plays Pop Warner Football for the Soldotna Saints. 4. Brett enjoys racing his 4-wheeler and has won several local races. 5. Brett can run fast...he's one of the fastest kids in his class. | Brett | Climbing a tree while in Grand Cayman during our family vacation..
10: Kylie | FUN FACTS 1. Kylie is 4 years old. 2. Kylie will start pre-school next year at Soldotna Elementary. 3. Kylie took ballet at tap dancing lessons last year. 4. Kylie has a terrific vocabulary and LOVES to talk! 5. Kylie has extremely long hair and plans to be Rapunzel some day. | Posing on apiece of drift wood at the beach in Homer | Smiley Kylie!
11: KYLIE'S FAVORITES Movie: The Lion King Food Chocolate Book: Cat and Bear TV Show: My Little Pony Color: Pink Places Visited: Grandmas' House Season: Summer Animal: Horse Pastime: Watching Movies or playing out side Song: "Party Rock" by LMFAO | Taking a walk to Grandma's house (she lives just down the road) with JoJo. | Taking a break during the long car ride from Anchorage to Soldotna.
12: Jocelyn | JoJo's Favorites | Movie: Barbie in Rapunzel Food: Spaghetti Book: Old Hat, New Hat TV Show: Diego Color: Pink | Places Visited: The Park Season: Summer Animal: Cat Past time: playing with toys Music: Anything she can dance too | Swinging at the Soldotna Community Park. | Just like mommy! Jojo sits in the rocking chair with a cup of tea. | Yum! Jojo gets candy from a piñata in Cozumel, Mexico during a family vacation.
13: FUN FACTS 1. Jocelyn is 2 years old. 2. We always call Jocelyn by her nick-name, JoJo. 3. JoJo is our little princess and prefers to be dressed in dresses. 4. JoJo LOVES to dance. 5. JoJo enjoys copying whatever her big siblings are doing. | Playing in the flowers at the entrance to the Alaska State Fair.
14: Koda | Shelby
15: It's the moments I spend with you that build the memories which last a lifetime. -M Gutierrez | Our Unexpected house guest! | Grover | Vixie | Fluffy
16: Home Sweet Home | Our house from the front. | The kitchen on one of the rare occasions that it was clean! | The back of out house, along with the trampoline and swing set.
17: We live in a large home on Longmere Lake in Soldotna, Alaska. Our home has 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a playroom, an exercise room, a family room, a living room, an office, a large kitchen with a bar area that is great for doing homework at while dinner is being made, and a dinning room that we use every night for family dinners, unless, of course, it's movie night... then we have pizza on TV trays in the family room, which is always the kids' favorite! | A beautiful Sunrise! This picture was taken off of our back deck. You can see our dock, boat, fire pit area, jet skis, and canoe on the shore. | Our living room. | Making s'mores at the fire pit with friends.
18: LIFE | EVERYDAY | July 22 through October 7 Enrollment is open through the 3rd game of the season. www.kppopwarner.com | IN OUR COMMUNITY Soldotna is located just 10 miles inland from the shores of Cook Inlet. The Kenai River, famous for it's trophy sized king salmon, runs through the city. We have mild summers and relatively warm winters. Soldotna is home to migratory birds and other waterfowl, as well as other types of wildlife, including: moose, bears, and caribou. Our community offers: a library, a sports center with an indoor ice rink, a hospital, 2 swimming pools, rodeo grounds, a little league ball field, golf course, campgrounds, hiking and ski trails, (www.tsalteshi.org) and 8 community parks. | The world-famous Kenai River. | Sandy and Brett at the Soldotna Days Parade. | Soldotna Community Park | Tubing on Longmere Lake. | Brett and Friends playing video games | Sleepovers
19: SOLDOTNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Soldotna Elementary is a Title 1, public elementary school that serves approximately 277 students who are pre-school through grade 6. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1. The start date for the 2012-2013 school year is August 21. | Sandy's Suburban | Brett poses with our new travel trailer. | VERGINE'S DANCE STUDIO Another regular stop on our agenda, Shannon is enrolled for her second year of hip-hop and ballet lessons. Brett will also be taking hip-hop lessons next fall.
20: We love to celebrate the holidays! We make a really big deal about birthdays, Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, and even Valentine's Day. But the biggest celebration by by far, is for Christmas. | Brett, always the early riser, helps make the prime rib for Christmas dinner. | It is our family tradition to open one gift on Christmas eve. Here's a hint...we alway have matching Christmas pajamas for Christmas morning! | ...and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, with hopes that St. Nicolas soon would be there...
21: We celebrate Easter by going to church, then spending the rest of the day with egg hunts, a dinner with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. | Our birthday celebrations are usually done in 2 parts, the family birthday party, then the friend birthday party. | Brett Celebrates St. Patrick's' Day, which also happens to be his birthday! | Kylie celebrates Valentine's Day! | Our annual pumpkin carving party! | The kids pose bu their finished jack-o-lanterns.
22: HOMER | THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE | ______________________________________________ | Our Family loves to take the hour and a half drive to visit the Homer spit. It is a great place to see wildlife, hike, and spend quality time together. Last year we rented an ocean-front condo for the Thanksgiving weekend. It was so much fun that we are thinking of making it a yearly tradition.