We may not have it all together, but together we have it all...
Monday, November 9, 2009
1997 ~ 2009
Blake Jameson Levin, age 12, returned to the arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Primary Children's Hospital of complications from heart surgery. Blake was born January 7, 1997 in American Fork to Angela Levin.
Blake had an unconditional love for everyone and everyone loved him. He had a smile that was contagious and made everyone around him happy. Blake enjoyed the smallest things in life, especially his bucket of toys. He attended Pleasant Grove Junior High School and Cedar Ridge Elementary. He loved swimming, camping, singing, dancing, and being the center of attention.
Blake was very sensitive to the emotions and feelings of those around him. He was always the peacemaker in the family and insisted on group hugs including everyone.
He is survived by his mother, Angie; sister, Jaycee; best friend, Denny; grandparents: Ralph and Debbie Levin; great grandparents, Fred and Trudi Levin all of Pleasant Grove and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Burt and Maxine Seely.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Manila Third Ward Chapel, 3943 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call for a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com .
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to any branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Blake's name.
Our lives will not be the same without you Blake. We love you!
On September 19, 2009 Korbin had his first homecoming!! I can't believe how fast he has grown up! He had a blast! He went with His best friend Colten, His two cousins Tanner and Jackson and one of his friends Tom! They made shirts together and then went Lazar tagging! They all looked so cute! After, They had dinner at my parents! After a crazy day of getting it all together it turned out really cute!
What an amazing day, with some of my favorite people ever!! We started out our day eating at Zupas. (BEST PLACE EVER) and then went to the What a Women Wants.. I wish I could have stayed there all day! They had some pretty awesome stuff! and then we went to the Women's conference. As I sat at the conference center surrounded by amazing women I realized how much i need to work on myself! I was able to go with my family and some of Ryan's family. (My mom, Ryan's mom, Camalee, Jonique, BreAnne and my Girls) These woman are such examples to me each day of my life. Each shows me strength in trails and in the gospel. I was so blessed to spend the day with them! We defiantly made some memories! Special thanks to Cam for making and AWESOME adventure on the way home! ;) My family eating at Zupas! All the great women after the Conference BreAnne, JJ, Me and Jen making so memories waiting fot the trax! JJ, Jen and BRe on the ride home JJ and Bre singing at Texas Roadhouse!
Football season started and our lives got busy! We love going to support Kyson and watch him grow so much. He has been doing amazing this year in football! It is the cutest thing to see him out there. He looks to little! I get very nervous watching him get tackled. But he doesn't even care. He just goes and goes and goes. GOOD JOB KYSON! Viking A team! I wasn't kidding when i said he is to little.. see for yourself Kyson's Fans!
What a blessing Ryans family has in his Mother....she left her own parents and family 50 years ago with a small baby(Ralph) to live the American dream and to give her own Children a life with Freedom. I wonder many times if I would have ever been able to do the things she has done, come to a country not knowing anyone. Trudi Levin is an amazing women who loves her children and grandchildren enough that fifty years ago she came to America for each of them....So on September 16th we celebrated by hanging up signs and doing her tradition of ballons(fifty of them) all around her yard. We then where able to go for a family get together and be with her on her special day. We love you Trudi!!! You are our American Hero!!!! Thank you for all you do for all of us each and everyday.
Before our lives got really busy I wanted to take the kids up to Snowbird. So one Saturday we drove up there and tried it out! We had a blast! It was fun to be together and have a fun day! We rode the slide (it's like the Alpine slide), did the zip line, rode the mechanical bull and walked through October Fest!
Two of our nephews have been called to serve missions! Wyatt Levin has been called to serve in New Zealand. He will be serving the same mission as his dad Ric. Jay Smack has been called to Argentina. He will be serving the same mission as Tabor! They will barley miss each other! Jay will be going in and Tabor will be coming home! Wyatt and Jay will both be leaving in January! I'm so grateful for the examples they have been to my boys! You will be missed boys!! Wyatt Levin The family and Wyatt Jay Smack
Last week Jenica found these little animals to paint! So instead of loading all the kids up we made our own fun here! The kids painted their animals and then Jenica painted their faces! It turned out really cute and super fun!
Coloring the animals Older kids Younger Kids
Face Painting Sydney "DOG" Maddie "BUTTERFLY" Jaxon "DOG" Hero "DOG" Matthew "DOG" Tyler "DOG" Sierra "BUTTERFLY" Kyler "BUTTERFLY" Hudson "FOOTBALL" Sage "TIGER" Iziah "TIGER" Chase "TIGER" Brooklyn "TIGER" KK "ITGER" Peyton "TIGER" All of our little Animals! and a football
My whole family loves Strawberry days! It is one of our favorite holidays! We love being able to be with the family for a whole week! This year it was only Me, JJ and Jenica! The boys went to Idaho for wrestling! Korbin did AWESOME once again!! I forgot to send a Camera with the boys so i don't have picutres! But we are so proud of Korb. His practice is paying of! He took first in Freestlye and Second in Grecco! Nationals is a hard tournment but we knew Korbin could do it!! For Strawberry days the Kids went to the Carnival on wednesday just before the boys had to leave! They had so fun! Then on Thursday we went to the Rodeo to watch Chase and Hudson do the Muttin Bustin! I forgot how fun the Rodeo was! I loved it! We actually ended up going both Thursday and Friday! Thursday we went with Omi, Opa, Bre, Matt and Coopy! and Friday we went with Tyler, Lyndsie, Mandie, Craig, Angie and Blake! Thanks everyone for making it so fun for us!! Jenica, JJ, Brock with Chase and Hudson before they rode the Sheep!! Brooklyn, JJ, Jen and KK JJ and Brock Wednesday Night Brock and Chase Jen and Trev friday night JJ, Blake and Jen. (don't you love his smile) JJ and Brock before the Rodeo on Friday! Jen and Trev getting ready to leave! P.S I'm already counting down the days for next years rodeo just so i can have a Rodeo hamburger again!
On Saturday we went to the Parade with my family! I love the parade. This year was perfect weather! Not to hot not to cold! The girls had fun being with their cousin and seeing the Parade! The kids have such good spirit and make anything fun! I love how close they are with their cousins! On both sides! It makes family parties so much better! We love our families!!
Its us the Levins, we are just going to tell you a little about each of us...
We have been married twenty years this last May. We have two daughters and two sons. Our family loves just being together, supporting each others hobbies, and just having fun. We love to go boating, play horse golf, wrestling, scooter up the road to Grandma's, eat, watch big brother, four wheeling rides, just plain ol' spending time together.
Ryan owns his own glass business here in Pleasant Grove, he loves anything to do with wrestling. Whether its being on the side of the match coaching the boys, or right in the middle of the action officiating. He can fix anything and do anything he puts his mind to.
I run a daycare in our home. There are kids in our home twenty four seven no matter the age. I am always busy with the family, home, and the next sport our kids have suckered me into being that "team mom" but I love it though.
JJ, a.k.a Boss, or princess. Just graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2009, she has grown up so fast. She is currently working for United Recovery and trying to decide her next step in life; work or school. She loves being with the family.
Jenica our little graduate, and when I say little I mean little.(We are still shopping in the little girl section for her) Jenica has always been our soft hearted one. Right now she is working with me doing daycare. It's been so nice to have a little help. You can always find her with her saving grace Trevor.
Korbin's a sophmore, and yes you can tell. This year he will be on the Pleasant Grove High School Wrestling Team, and we can not wait. Korbin has worked his whole life to be on this team, and he will be lucky enough to have his Uncle Kelly be his coach(hopefully for all four years) He spends alot of time in the mirror lately, thinkin he looks pretty good I guess this is what comes with high school boys.
Kyson the youngest of the family, and our football stud. He always making us laugh, whether it is him being funny or him throwing an angry fit, there is always a smile when he is around. He is the one and only who can make Ryan speechless after his comebacks. He thinks he is a ladies man, which I have to admit he is pretty darn cute.