Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Field trippin it!

I promise my kids to go on one field trip with each of them a year. ES wanted me to go to the Living Planet Aquarium with her. I love how excited my kids get when I walk in their classroom to go with them. The night before, ES tells me she told her friend(who is a Denver Broncos fan) that I am a fan too and I have a Broncos shirt and that he wanted me to wear my shirt on the field trip and he would wear his. Haha! I did and he did. Forgot to get a pic of us.

ES's little friend was so cute and sweet! ES has good sweet friends.
Our group=awesome!

This thing was huge. Made me hungry just looking at it. Ha! Yum!

Gotta love Penguins. ES's favs!
These guys were all over petting the sting ray. Not me, but they talked me into it....eventually.
I think I found my new favorite sea creature. Sea horses are amazing! Stared at these guys for 5 mins. Couldnt look away.
Yikes! Prob the only time its cool to be the ugly one. So cool looking!
Call me Coach!

I was released from being 2nd Counselor in the Stake Young Women Presidency a few months ago(sad day. I cried). My new calling(they didnt waste any time. was still crying. jk) is the Stake Young Women Sports Director/Coach. For real YAY! I was excited! Found out that vball time was just about to start, so had to scramble to get that together. Thank goodness for assistants! It was crazy at first and busy, but I loved it! Best/fav part was being and playing with the girls! I love them all so! We made it to...having brain freeze..... the last game before the final game(whatever that is called)! Had a lot of first timers too. I was very proud(the good proud) of my girls!

When we made it to playoffs, my assistant and I went and bought matching socks for our team so we could be unified and one! The girls loved it!
Pretending to know about vball and be a coach ;)

Girls had just come from behind(awesome)! Bringing it in for a group hug huddle.

My lovely girls!
More lovelies!
Love them!
Our 13 year olds goings on....

E has been playing with Murray vball since grade 5. Shes in 8th now. This was by far the best team she was on, with BY FAR the best coach! Loved her coach! Was a player herself and college coach, etc. So great! E learned a lot from her. Es team came in first in the tourney! They were the champs! Yay! After, I was thanking the coach and she takes me aside and said how great of a player E is and how she is a "coaches player." Said she would listen to what she was told and apply the things she was being taught. Said she really appreciated that. What can I say? Just what I always have.....E is amazing!

E and her cousin(in pic) were in the play at her Jr High. Beauty and the Beast. She was the candle seller lady person. She also had a solo we didnt know about, a duet AND a little dance part in a scene we didnt know about either. Those were very pleasant surprises! The kids did a great job! E loves performing. She goes out for all the plays. She plays vball. She plays the piano. She plays the viola in the school orchestra. She sings in the school choir and their Encore choir and has a little part time job as well as being the Beehive pres at church. Again....amazing and BUSY!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bewitching October

Went to visit my Gparents on Conference Sunday between sessions. They live in Grantsville(about an hour west). I love visiting my Gparents. I dont get out there as much as I would like, Kirk and kids even less. Need to change that. These are my moms parents. They were high school sweethearts. Were married for 21 years. Got divorced when my parents married. Were divorced for 25years, then a year(I think) after my mom died, they remarried. Pretty crazy! I never knew my Grandpa growing up. Always been super close to my Gma. Shes so funny, cute and small. And fietsy! Dont let her size fool you!

They have an amazing orchard/garden in their backyard
So many fruit trees, so we went to work doin some pickin. Good times! Peach trees were extra full this season. Kids first time picking fruit trees.

AT is more than happy letting the ladies do all the work. Yah.....that didnt last long
Love my girls
Got a great surprise when we got there....my Uncle Keith was there! Yay! Had not seen him since forever! Hes the baby. 7 years younger than my mom. Love my Gmas gardening hat. Cant garden without it.
R IS wearing shorts...

Loves picking peaches!!
AT had some sort of reaction to something while picking. His poor neck got all red and buffy and itchy. Still not sure what it was. Just eventually went away. Weird
On our way home, we stopped to see the Saltair. In Kirks whole almost 40 years of life living in Utah, he had never been. Its right off the Great Salt Lake. Some parts of the GSL are so pretty, others....not so much.

I saw Evanesence(sp?) in concert here a few years ago.

Apparently, this was a pretty happenin place in its day.
Moving on up....

AT and IB earned their scouting Arrow of Light award. Its a pretty big deal in the scouting world. They are officially no longer Scouts. They are with the older boys now as Boy Scouts. Arrow of Light visual aid
Getting a few awards he earned as a Webelo.

Ow! Ha....thats what I said as he was pinning me. Im funny!

Tis the season

My friend Mel arranged a fun little witches night out. Minus the 2 in the back. Mel made them sit there because they refused to dress up. Ha! It was fun! You are never too old to get dressed up...like a witch...for no reason, other than its October and Halloween. When in Rome....
Me and Cathie. She is the Stake YWs pres I served with. She is fabulous!!
Mel and Heather. Heather doesnt really know how to be a witch. She is green though...
My other car is a....horse? Were all out of brooms.
Really just a one seater....

Cause this is Thriller!

Tracy invited me and my girls(just one, wish all 3) to go see Thriller! We were so excited! Saw it last year and loved it! ES was the lucky one who got to go this year. Had to warn her that there were scary zombies walking around, but that they were just people dressed up. She was very brave! As always, the show was great! Wish I could dance like that.

We went and had yummy pizza at The Pie by the theatre. Oh man....so good!

Could not get ES to relax her eyes(so pretty) a bit or Ry to open hers.

Oh....there ya go. Mission accomplished....sort of....
Before the show, while everyones showing up, they have some of the dancers dressed up and walking around scaring people. And...they do a really good job. You can hear people screaming and crying. Last year I wasnt warned about the zombies and while I was waiting for my friend, i felt and heard breathing next to me. Turned and found a zombie had snuck up on me. Yah, I was one of the people you heard screaming then. I think I even startled the zombie a little. ha!

ES was okay to get a pic taken as long as I was in between her and the zombie. I think her "no, Im not scared" brave face is great! (that goes for both of us)

ES DID NOT want to get close to this guy. After the pic, she was outta there!

Before the show. Safe and sound in our seats. Cant get enough of this girls eyes!
Had to have a Jason mask. ES totally knew who Jason was. No idea how she knows that. I am really not a fan of masks at all. I think it stems from being allowed to watch scary movies where people in masks run around killing people at a very young(too young) age. Thats just silly though. Prob not that ;)
Tracy acting like shes not scared. Thats always when they get you!
Dont mess....