Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hee Haw

About a month or so ago, our ward put on a Hee Haw. Do any of you remember the show Hee Haw? I remember it as a kid from re-runs. It was this old country hick show that was full of short skits. It was sort of dumb, hokey, and so funny! The ward Hee Haw was hilarious! It was fun to see everyone, from the youth to the leaders of the ward, really getting into it & enjoying the spirit of the show. I didn't think I had any photos of it, because I was using James' camera & it was being dumb. I discovered today though, that the photos did turn out & they're not too bad...I didn't get a ton of photos, but I'm glad I got the ones I did!
Kip Marler, who was the announcer
the Bishopric--Chad Jackson on the guitar, Craig Peck behind the pitch fork, Bishop Thurston in the gnarly wig, and Kevin Warren

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Track in Firth

I guess it really has been a long time since high school, because I had completely forgotten the down side of track. That would be that track is run in the spring. In Idaho. This last week, Idaho decided to make a return to winter. We had snow, we had hail, we had 20 degree weather. And of course, we had that during the track meet on Wednesday! It was so cold! I had three quilts/blankets, a sweatshirt, gloves, and a scarf, and was still shivering!!! I had forgotten that those track meets can be frigid! Josh wasn't feeling particularly well this last week, so he only ran the 4X200 and the 4X400--they finished 4th and 5th...not too bad at all, being as this was a 12 school meet. Here are some frigid photos....Keegan on the far end coming in 2nd on the hurdles

I do remember doing alot of huddling under blankets like this!
Josh coming to get his quilt from us
Those poor kids looked so cold out there! And the wind was blowing at about 30 miles an hour....not sure why we never thought to bring tents!
Emmett in the 4X200
Kaitlin in the 4x200

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Snake River High School did a production of Cats! for their musical this year. We went last night & may I say, it was an awesome production! I have long loved the music of Cats & was really looking forward to attending this show last night. They did not in any way disappoint! Grizabella, singer of the gorgeous song Memories, was Anne Grayson. I have heard this song sung many, many times, as it is one of my favorites. This young woman sang one of the most beautiful renditions of this song that I have ever heard. She has an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful voice. I seriously had goosebumps and chills. Some of the photos are dark, but here ya go anyway:
Anne Grayson singing her gorgeous song

Rum Tum Tugger was played by Ethan Williams, who also has a beautiful voice. I knew that Snake River had a great choir, but I was blown away by the number of students with incredible voices. If you had the chance to see this play, you got a big treat. If you didn't, you majorly missed out!
Magical Mr. Mistofelles--he was really cool!
Very bad photo--but this is Josh's friend Christian--soccer player extrodinairre, track star, and apparently, tap dancer--he was a dancing beetle...that I do not remember from previously watching Cats.
Hannah & Sheneka

Some photos in the commons after:
The whole cast
Amanda & Hannah
Our favorite little Kitty, Hannah--Josh's good friend

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Track

Now that the basketball season has ended, we have moved on to spring track. Yesterday was the first meet. They're still trying to figure out what events they are best at, etc. Josh ran the 400, the 200, the 4 X 200, and the 4 X 400. He did pretty well for himself. He placed 5th in his heats in the 400 and the 200, I think. His 4 X 200 & his 4 X 400 teams both placed third. He placed 9th out of 25 kids in the 400 & like 18th in the 200. They all did really well, especially for their first meet. His 4 X 200 team is all freshmen.
Josh stretching out during practice
Josh getting ready to shoot out of the blocks!
Josh's good friends Emmett and Cooper at practice.
Cooper, Josh and Emmett doing a cool down run after practice.

At the meet:

Keegan winning the hurdles

Tylo trucking it out in the 3200
Josh chilling in the stands
Christian on his way to a terrific 2nd place finish in the 3200
One of my favorite people ever, Cooper, running the 4 X 200
Josh running his leg of the 4 X 200
Another of my favorite people ever, Kaitlin, helping lead the SR girls to a 4 X 200 victory
Sr's hurdles phenom, Eden, on her way to an easy victory
The team relaxing
Josh's 4 X 400 race:
Nick, the first leg
Josh is the second leg
Cooper runs the third leg
Cooper in a hard fought battle, bringing up the anchor leg.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I saw this on someone's blog & thought it was kinda fun! Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name
followed by "ology"


What is your salad dressing of choice?
Kraft Tuscan Italian or blue cheese

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
So many to choose from! I love Olive Garden though!

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
ice cream--does that count as a food?

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
pepperoni or Canadian Bacon and pineapple

What do you put on your toast?
Butter or home made jam


How many televisions are in your house?
4--family room, my office & two of the bed rooms

What color cell phone do you have?
It's got change-able face plates, so the color can change, but I usually have either the red or the aqua--they're the prettiest.

What does the first text message in your inbox say and who sent it?
I know this is going to sound crazy, but I actually don't text!

Who was the last person to call you?


Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
The turkey that we cooked today for the farewell party we had at our house--nope, no new missionaries here--a neighbor's daughter is leaving.


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
I don't think so. While it would be nice to be able to make sure that everything in my life is right before I go, I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to be doing that anyway, and I wouldn't want to have that hanging over my head all the time.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Oh man, if anyone had asked me that when I was 8, I could have come up with 100 answers, but now I like my name.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
I think I'd say I would, but I don't think I'd be able to actually follow through.


How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
That would be when I was pulled over around Christmas time in 2007. I couldn't possibly have been going as fast as they said I was!

Last person you talked to in person:

Favorite Month?


Missing someone?
Not really, but there are people from Melaleuca that I miss seeing every day!


What are you listening to?
My I-tunes

Fox News is on in the background, but I'm not paying much attention

Worrying about?
Oh, there are always a million things I worry about.


Whats the last movie you watched?

Do you smile often?
Every day--Josh cracks me up regularly!

Do you always answer your phone?
No way! I hate the phone.

Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
See above....I don't really do text messaging

If you could change your eye color what would it be?
Just make them more bluer...

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?

Do you own a digital camera?

Have you ever had a pet fish?
no--I have a hard time considering a fish to be a pet. But Josh had one until he killed it.

Favorite Christmas song?
I have a few songs but mostly Breathe of Heaven by Amy Grant

Whats on your wish list for your birthday?
Ok, this is weird. I really want a new cookie scooper to use when making cookies. Mine broke & I haven't yet found one I like!

Can you do push ups?
how many?

Can you do a chin up?
Definately not.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
In this economy, NERVOUS!

Do you have any saved texts?

Ever been in a car wreck?
Unfortunately, I have been in several

Do you have an accent?
I don't think so.

What is the last song to make you cry?
Christmas Shoes. That song kills me every time.

Plans tonight?
I'm exhausted. I'm going to bed early tonight!
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
All the time

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
chicken food, paint, and a paint brush

Have you ever been given a rose?

Current worry?

Current hate right now?

What song represents you?
Dream Big by Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

What were you doing 12 AM last night?

What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
Crap! Do I really have to get up?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Family Room Progress

First, I have to say, my new background is awesome! Thank you Jen! Dingbat that I am, I completely forgot that you were going to do an update, so when I pulled up my blog for my new post, for a second, I wasn't sure who's blog I was on!

So, almost 10 years ago, we converted our garage into a family room and built a new garage. We have loved our big family room, but have never really finished it off. The ceiling has always been taped, but never finished. We did the first coat of paint on the walls years ago, but hated the color once it was done, and have never don anything about it. The room has always been a gathering place for the boys & their friends, and finishing the room is something that we've always talked about but never done.

Until this week! We finally decided to take the leap and get the family room taken care of. So, the father of one of James' best friends does taping & texturing, so Duane came and did our ceiling over the last week. Here's what it's looked like:
Here's in the middle of the week:
Duane finished the ceiling last night, so today we painted it and got the room put back in order. Josh did the painting & did a terrific job!
And here is the final product tonight. We have picked the color for the walls, and within the next two weeks, Bavarian Creme will be covering the walls & Restful will be on the bookcases and cupboards. I'll post the finished product when the whole family room is done!
As well you can imagine, we are all exhausted! We decided that we have all earned ice cream & a movie! And I think this means that I'm going to have to give Josh his clothes back!