Monday, January 29, 2007

Look at the size of that trophy!!

Alex was in a meet this weekend and did great! He placed in four events and took sixth overall in his age group. It was the best meet for him this season. In the top picture he is posing with the team trophy (3rd place) that they won. The boys all did a great job and it was a very fun meet. I am starting to get to know the parents and so it makes it a lot nicer to go and have someone to sit by and cheer with.
In other weekend news, Joy had her 30th birthday on Friday and so we watched her kids from Friday night to Saturday morning so she and Steve could go to dinner, a show, and then they stayed overnight at the Alladin hotel as a surprise to Joy from Steve. On Saturday morning Kenneth and Johnathan had a basketball game and then Joy and I took off to enjoy a Saturday together shopping. It was so much fun and I was so grateful to Darrel for being so kind to insist I take my time and have fun. I did have fun. Joy had some birthday money from my mom and dad so we hit a bunch of jewelry stores looking for just the right gift. She ended up buying a very nice omega necklace at Crescent Jewelers for $100. It is reversable (yellow and white gold) and I bought a beautiful ring. We went to lunch at Chevy's and we just had a great time. I haven't enjoyed a weekend that much since summer so it was a wonderful break for me.
Today I am watching Joy's kids while she is working. I am also doing laundry and cleaning. I thought I would take a minute to update our blog. I have to get back to that wonderful housework soon and I'm just putting it off as long as possible. I also need to prepare for preschool today but I am pretty much ready.
Talk to ya soon!

Monday, January 22, 2007

pictures from the weekend

Grandaddy and Johnathan
four generations
fun at Boondocks
I can't believe he's eight!

Our fun weekend...

We had a wonderful weekend. Johnathan was able to get baptized and many family and friends showed up to support him and our family. Dad baptized him and Grandaddy confirmed him a member of the church. We then went to Boondocks with Brian and his boys and had a great time. We got unlimited passes for all the boys (except Zachary) and they were able to play laser tag, go on the go carts, and play the games with the tokens. We then went to church on Sunday where Joy and I sang in Sacrament meeting with my mom and then in Relief Society with my mom again. My mom was in heaven. Anyway, we're glad to be home and excited for the week.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Growing up Johnathan...

Preparing for the weekend...

We are going to Utah this weekend. Johnathan is going to be baptized and we're so excited for him. We're proud that he's made this important decision. After the baptism we're going to to take Johnathan and his best friend to party on at Boondocks. Johnathan can hardly wait for the weekend to come. He is also excited for his birthday which is tomorrow. I can't believe that eight years ago tomorrow a beautiful baby boy joined our family. Johnathan was such a good baby, so content and loving. He has always loved his family so much and still calls his older brother, Alex, "brother". I think it's so cute...I hope he never stops. I love him so much and I'm so proud of him and how kind he is to others. I'm so glad that he is a part of our family and I hope he continues to grow strong.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Some cute pictures of Caitlin and Zach

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What a wonderful man to celebrate today. He was such a strong leader. I'm grateful for his persistance in the face of great trial. I get to teach my preschoolers about Martin Luther King, Jr. tomorrow. I hope that in some small way they can understand him and what he did to shape our country.

This last weekend Alex had another meet and Johnathan had another game. On Saturday our family all got up and went to see Johnathan play basketball. He did great and I got to see him make a couple of baskets and one foul shot before Alex and I had to leave for his meet. We drove all the way across town (about 30 minutes) to find out that there had been a miscommunication and the meet wasn't until Sunday. I was bummed. I missed the last part of Johnathan's game because of a miscommunication. Hopefully this won't happen again!

So, on Sunday we all went to Sacrament meeting and then Alex and I slipped out and went to his meet. He did a great job, coming in 7th overall in his age group. He had a pretty good meet and scored some decent scores. Today (Monday) he has practice from 11-3 so we're just about to leave to take him to gym.

Later today we'll clean the house and get ready for another week of preschool. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Last Weekend

These are pictures from the meet last weekend. Alex doing his different events. We had a good time together. Alex did a great job. There were so many awesome gymnasts at the meet, Alex didn't win a medal, but I was very proud of his effort and hard work. We went to a fun pizza place and stayed in a nice hotel. We watched movies together and spent a lot of time at the gym. I hope you enjoy the pictures from the meet.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Our weekend

Alex and I are heading out today to go to Bakersfield to attend his first meet. He is very excited and I am too. Johnathan and Kenneth have their first basketball game tomorrow. I'm sad that I'll miss seeing that but Darrel, Steve, and Joy will make a great cheering section for them. I'll be back Monday morning and I'll post some pictures of our trip then.