Thursday, September 25, 2008

A few seconds

I finally have a few seconds to sit down and blog.

I am not sure that my life has ever been this crazy. When I do get to come home after work, I am home long enough to put a load of clothes in the washer, start them, grab something to eat and then run out the door. The only reason I have a second now is because my sheets are still wet!

The kids are having a great soccer season, Katie's Jr. High team (the Bennion Bobcats) have crushed every team they have played, it will get more exciting when they go into the playoffs. Her USA team is really fun to watch. Last night in Layton they tied in the last few seconds of the game -- it was a nail-biter. Courtney is loving playing for Cottonwood. She has met some really fun girls, and is looking forward to the Thanksgiving tournament coming up in St. George with her USA team. Tyler is also on a USA team. It's kind of scary to watch 17-year-olds play soccer; they play with a reckless abandon that scares me to death!

Well, the timer on my dryer just went off, so I guess this is it for a while. Katie has Volleyball from 5-6:30 at the church and then we are off to the Corn Maze for our Young Women's activity!

Apparently Sean has plenty of time to blog, he has posted some new entries recently and he uses some pretty big words too, like "cylindrical", so you might want to check it out.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Reunion

Last weekend we attended our 20-year high school reunion. They asked us to send in any photos that we had for a DVD they are putting together. Here are a few that I came across.


This is my senior photo. Big hair was in! At least my hair fit in the picture. During the program that night we were asked some trivia questions from 1988. We found out that 40 girls from our senior class had hair too big to fit in their picture!


Here is a picture of me with my good friends Julie and Lisa. Gotta love the blue eyeshadow!


This is Sean and I back when Sean had hair! We were so in love!!

Fast forward 20 years...


They made little activity cards with our senior photo and names on them, so we would remember who everyone was. Thank goodness! There were quite a few people who walked up to me that I didn't recognize until I looked at their name tag.

I met up with a few long lost friends.


Robin, Christine, me, Julia, and Jennifer.

It was so great to see everyone again and catch up with them. It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since I graduated from high school. All I can say is, thank goodness for straighteners!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A New School Year...

The first day of school I always get a picture of the kids on our front porch. When they were in elementary school, I used to take them and get pictures with their friends and in front of the door to their classroom, but those days are long gone. Tyler would be mortified if I ever tried anything like that now, so I am stuck with pictures on the porch.


Did I mention that Tyler is a senior this year? Did I also mention that I am having a hard time with the fact that I have a senior in high school? Well...I am.

Tyler is so excited for this year. He has Auto Mechanics and Auto Body. He talks non-stop about the classes, how cool his teachers are, and his big plans for fixing up our cars. He also has 3 AP classes. With soccer 4 days a week, and working weekends at Red Robin, he will be a very busy boy!


Courtney is a sophmore this year. She was a little nervous to start high school, but she had already made the soccer team and was used to going up to Cottonwood every day. She had already made quite a few friends on the team, so it wasn't that bad. She loves everything about high school, especially the boys. In fact if she wasn't grounded from her phone right now she would be texting her new (boy) friend who keeps asking her if she has a boyfriend.

Can't they just leave her alone for a few more years????


My little Katie Bug is in 8th grade. She was so excited to get back to school she could hardly stand it. She loves being able to see her friends everyday. Her favorite class is Strength Training. When I asked her why, she said, "Because there's this hot guy in it, like gorgeous hot!"

She just made the Bennion soccer team, so the count of soccer games in a week just went up to 9.