About Us

Kyle and I were married on June 16, 2006. Kyle is running his plumbing company, North Star Plumbing, and working his way through school. I am working at a hair salon in Gilbert called Hair Do. We became parents on October 14 2008 to our sweet baby girl Leesie Elizabeth Kokaliares. And were blessed again on January 28 2010 with our second sweet girl Millie Kay Kokaliares. They are truly our pride and joy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Plumbing Company

I am so proud of Kyle he has been so busy starting up his own plumbing company.... check out his website at....http://www.northstarplumbingaz.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Allison Tyler Jones took these amazing pictures. Check out her blog at http://www.atjphoto.com/

Tuesday, December 8, 2009




This is a great giveaway!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
Double Stroller, Boots, Blue-Ray Dvd Players, Cannon powershot elph Camera,Money for clothes
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? Necklace

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? Hair bow holder

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Moped, it was so cute, black with yellow daises.
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Red wagon

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Hot chocolate

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? Salsa for my neighbors

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Polar Express

9. Favorite holiday song? White Christmas

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Getting matching pjs on Christmas eve

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last night we went to the temple lights with my family... and it was cold! Here is the little miss all warm.
This past weekend was Carter Nikolaus' 1st birthday! He had a great party at a gym.. it was alot of fun Leesie loved it. She loved the foam pit,tramps, and swinging on the bar. Happy Birthday Carter Boy! I hope you had a great birthday, Thanks Mal and Craig it was a blast!

My baby is getting so big, look at all those teeth! We love her.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Leesie's 1st Birthday!

For Leesie's first birthday my mom gave Leesie/Me this awesome gift. She had her good friend Allison Tyler Jones take these amazing pictures of Leesie. Thanks so much mom, I love them! Check them out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This Little Girl Loves CandyShe was getting as much candy as she could carry.
Pregnant 50's housewife and the Milkman

Our little Pumpkin

Thursday, October 29, 2009

State Fair

My sister Scarlett, her baby Crew,Haley, and Sophie and I went to the State Fair yesterday and it was fun even though I could not ride any fun rides. I loved the food, and ate everything I wanted. Leesie ate her very own corn.... She ate it to the core and still would not let me take it away from her.
Crew and Leesie

Leesie on her first ride... I did not realize that it went up and down and it was spinning but Leesie loved it.

Leesie and Crew

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Baby is 1!

I can't even believe it my baby is one! She is so fun right now, Kyle and I love her so much. We are so grateful she is part of our family. This past Monday we had a party for her at my parents house and it was so fun. Thanks so much for everything Mom and Scarlett you guys are the best. Here are a few pictures but more to come. Leesie loved her Cake!

My Mom and Scarlett made some amazing food! Sugar cookies, Tarts, Cupcakes, and Yummy Spaghetti and Meatballs.

We had a candy counter for little take home bags.

The Princess Castle

Sunday, October 11, 2009


You have to check this out... another awesome contest by Pied Piper


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Its another GIRL! We are really excited!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Banks Family Pictures

Mark Mabry took our family pictures and did a great job... Kyle had to get stitches the night before because he took a ball to the face at our coed softball game.. but he was a sport for the pictures.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Leesie is going to be a BIG SISTER! We are very excited, I am due in February. And we could not be happier!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Mallory and Kyle

Mallory's Birthday is July 12, and Kyle's Birthday is July 13. Last night we had a BBQ and went swimming at Kyle's Uncles house. We had a great time. Happy Birthday!
Brittney and Ryleigh

Craig, Mallory and Carter

Kyle, Camille and Brynlee

Scarlett, Cory and Crew

Jenny, Joe and Tatum

Leesie and Kyle

On June 16 we had our 3 year Anniversary.We went to Ruth Chris Steakhouse and enjoyed a great meal then went and saw The Proposal. It was a great night and I am so luck to be married to Kyle. I love him so much.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

We Love Stetson

My brother Stetson got drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers! We are all so excited for him and Holly! We are proud of you Stets and we love you! Go Dodgers!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


New York City was so much fun. Brandy Bell, Angie Smith-Draughon and Myself won a trip from the salon to New York City. It was a blast we had two days of awesome TIGI hair classes to learn the Latest and Greatest in the hair world , and then the rest of the week was nothing but fun and shopping .

Mary Poppins show was one of my favorite things we did

Central ParkWe took a boat around the lake in Central Park
Cartridge ride around Central Park SubwayConstantine from American Idol (not sure what season) was the main guyRock of Ages show, was very fun and full of 80's MusicDaniel from Project Runway was one of the hair modelsTime Square
Central Park