Thursday, September 20, 2007


One of the most exciting experiences we've had in our family happened today! James got his mission call!!! He will be serving in the Puerto Rico San Juan West mission. He leaves January 2nd.
I am so proud of him!!! He is so excited & is on a countdown until he leaves!!! His only concern is that he has to wait so long before he leaves--he's ready to go now!!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Josh is a major soccer nut!! He loves soccer & always has. His middle school doesn't offer a soccer team, so he plays on a private team with kids from his school & the only other school in the area that also doesn't have a middle school team. However, they still play the other schools in the area. The Blacksnakes--Josh's team--started practice a couple of weeks ago & their first game was last night, against a middle school team from a nearby town. I haven't been to any of the practices yet this fall, so haven't seen them working together. I was so impressed last night with how they played! There was a marked improvement upon the team from Spring soccer. They won last night, 5-1. Their second game of the day was today, against a middle school from another town. THey were nervous, as this team is quite good. They played even better today than they did yesterday & won 9-1!! They are so excited that they are starting off the season undefeated!! This is such a great group of kids who have all become very good friends--I've really come to enjoy all of these boys. And of course, I have pictures!

Josh's team is in the yellow shirts.

This is one of Josh's best friends, Cooper.

On the left is Luis, the major stud player on the team.

The two photos below are Jeff, the coach's, two adorable little boys, Thayde & Gage--future soccer stars, already with their little uniforms & soccer cleats!

September = FAIR!!

Around here, September means the fair!!! Labor Day weekend kicks off with the parade & then the fair begins. I love the fair! I have always loved the fair! Now, I'm totally beyond the rides & carnie stuff. I don't even go down there anymore. But I love to walk through the exhibits--the quilts, sewing, photography, etc. It was very fun to walk through & look for Jenni's photography entries--I was able to find 4 of them & they looked awesome!

I'm totally a country girl at favorite part of the fair is...the animals!! I love walking through the animal barns & seeing the mini horses, cows, draft horses, goats, etc. My fav!!

So here's pics from my day at the fair today!

This horse was ENORMOUS!! Probably the tallest horse I have ever seen!

First Day of School

So I'm two weeks late, but it's OK--I forgive me!

Josh started back to school a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe he's in 8th grade!! He'll be 14 next month, which I also cannot believe! Here he is in his properly cool back to school clothes, including his "tight new Pumas"--those would be his shoes!

Reliving the past...

So I saw this on Jenni's blog & wanted to give it a try! It was a long time ago, but I just loved high school & had a great Senior year!

Fill this out about your years in high school! The longer ago it was,the more fun the answers will be!!
1. Who were your best friends?
Jenni, Amy, Becky, & Nick

2. What sports did you play?
dance team & I managed the track team

3. What kind of car did you drive?
I think by the time my Senior year rolled around, I was driving my grandpa's old car--a 1992 Mercury Sable that I just loved!

4. On a Friday nights what were you doing?
Whatever my friends & I had planned...usually hanging out at someone's house.

5. Were you a party animal?
We liked to have fun, but I don't think any of us were considered party animals!

6. Were you considered a flirt?
pretty sure I wasn't

7. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
I did it all--band, choir, and participated in musicals.

8. Were you a nerd?
I never thought I was! I sure hope no one else did either!

9. Did you get suspended/expelled?

10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Nope--but I can probably still play it on my flute!

11. Who was your favorite teacher?
Mr. Wilson--Senior English, Speech & Drama

12. Where did you sit during lunch?
In the seminary building

13. Name the school full name?
Aberdeen High School

14. School mascot?
The Mighty Tigers

15. School Colors?
Orange and Black

16. Rival high school?
American Falls High School

17. Did you go to Prom?

18. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Probably. Like I said, I enjoyed high school & especially enjoyed my Senior year. I am not sure I would change anything though.

19. What do you remember most about graduation?
I was so excited! It meant I was done with high school. Then about half way through, it hit me that it really meant that my whole world was changing & I would be leaving all of my friends for college. Then I just didn't want to start crying!!

20. Where did you go senior skip day?
We went to Salt Lake City overnight & then went to Lagoon for the day.

21. Favorite memory?
Spending time with my friends, but I also remember the week of Homecoming as a pretty special one for me as well.

22. Were you in any clubs?
FHA, FFA BPA, Student government

23. Where did you go most often for lunch?
Ahh--we had a closed campus, so the Seminary Building was our hangout for lunch. If you wanted to go somewhere in town though, it was the Tiger Hut or nothing!

24. Have you gained some weight since then?

25. Who was your Senior prom date?

26. Are you planning on going to your 10-year reunion?
I was planning on it, but soccer got in the way!

27. Who was your home room teacher?
We didn't have home room.

28. Who will re-post this after you?
Blogging buddies

29. Who was your high school sweetheart?
Hmm, probably Nick

30. Do you still talk to people from high school?

31.Did you win prom queen or king?

32. Where did you work in high school?
Blackfoot Animal Clinic

33. what were your grades?
A's & B's

34. What was your dress style?
I don't know--I guess normal.

35. What year did you graduate?