Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father's Day Weekend

I asked John what he wanted to do for Father's Day and he responded "go to St. George." So we did! We saw Shrek at Tuachan and ran into the Cluffs while we were there...

We fed 80-100 construction workers on one of John's jobs for Dixie State housing with all the leftover food from John's client appreciation luncheon in SLC the day before...

We swam in the pool, got massages, went on hikes and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves sans kids!

On our way home, we stopped by the Utah Valley Parade of Homes where Garrett is working for Ezra Lee Design+ Build and toured the very cool, contemporary home.

After a nice Father's Day lunch of some of John's favorite foods like ribs, corn on the cob, watermelon and Crowshaw's Pies we brought back from St. George, we took a ride up Skyline in the "boys' truck" and had the Kings and dad over for S'mores. Great weekend!

Grayson's Post High-School Life...

Grayson has been home about 4 days total since he graduated! He took off to Newport Beach with his besties for a week and then headed to Lake Powell for a well-chaperoned senior trip the next week!

Baptisms at the Newport Temple...

Celebrating Emily Bennion's birthday mid-week. She was so nice to accompany and chaperone these boys!

Lake Powell crew on the Tagge's houseboat...

He came home briefly to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and be ordained an Elder by John. It was nice to have close friends and family attend. We are so proud of the young man he is and the way he is choosing to live his life.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Last Hurrah!

Senior Cotillion was the weekend before the last week of school. The boys went shopping at D.I. to get shirts and jackets for the evening :)

The Fab Five hit it big at Scholarship night. They're as intense in the classroom as they are in their sporting events...

Yearbook signing on the last day of school...

High school graduation at the University of Utah Huntsman Center. Grayson graduated with high honors and a 3.9 GPA.

 The proud and supportive family...

Grayson and Emma...

More pals...

The graduates and their older brothers Garrett and Steven...

The all-night grad party was a hit and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I managed all the volunteers from 9 pm-5 am.

Finished off the week with Grayson graduating from seminary. That's as priceless as a high school diploma to me. He also conducted the meeting and did a fabulous job!

Papa is one of Grayson's biggest supporters.

Grayson has served as Bishop Davis' 1st Assistant in the Priest Quorum this past year. What an incredible journey Grayson has traveled and the ride has just begun! So proud of all he has accomplished thus far and know he has many more successes in his bright future!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Friends Matter!

Hailey and Kambree hosted a bridal shower for their good friend Kelli. They've been bridesmaids at each other's weddings. They cheered together in high school and were cheer captains their senior year. They served missions at the same time and are now supporting each other as young marrieds. Good friends are priceless!

Grayson attended monthly missionary firesides with this great group of friends! Its so exciting they'll be serving all over the world at the same time.

These five though... been through thick and thin together and have made Grayson's high school years stellar! I will miss these guys the next couple of years but can't wait to see what their bright future has in store for them!

State Tennis!

State tennis this year was a cold one! We got rained out the last couple of years and had to move to inside courts so we were happy we didn't have rain this year, but it was cold. The boys had a make-shift propane heater they used which was also portable when they watched other matches.

Grayson and Davis were the first seed in their region so they played the fourth seed of another region in the first round. They beat Murray 6-3, 6-2. The boys played well together.

Grayson had good crowd support and by the end of his matches he had several friends, Papa, Garrett and even Kristen Holm who came to watch him play.

 They got put in a tough bracket as they faced Timpview (previous state champs) in the second round and got beat 6-1, 6-2. Grayson's serves were on point and the games they won were the games he was serving.

Tough match against amazing competition.

The last time these boys will play together...

SO proud of Grayson's season and the athlete and fine young man he is on and off the court. We're going to miss watching him...