Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Books for Eliza...

I help with the Boulton Student Council. We meet every Monday for an hour and mostly do service projects. We have a good time. In February we sold Valentine Grams for $.50 and $1.00 to raise money to buy books for Eliza's Wish. We raised almost $400 and with a 30% discount from Barnes and Noble, we were able to purchase 80 books.

The Davis County Clipper came and did a story about it. (I don't know how to do the "here" buttons so you can automatically link, so here's the site...)’s-Library?

Eliza is a beautiful 6-year-old with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), a genetic disorder affecting nerves, muscles and organs--with no cure.

Eliza's mom Nikki was so sweet to bring the Student Council a thank you note and a bag of treats for each student.

I love the opportunity to work with these kids and see the joy they receive when they serve.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tennis... Any one, Any time, Any place, Any where...

Garrett played a lot of tennis this week. That also translates into "I watched a lot of tennis this week."

He and his doubles partner beat Bountiful 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

John headed to St. George with a car full of boys Thursday night for a 2-day tennis tournament. I came the next morning with a couple of friends that were heading down to watch the high school track meet. Grayson was thrilled to miss a day of school and hang with his best friend in a friend of a friend's 3-million dollar house for two whole days!

The boys had a great time at the tournament. Garrett won two matches and lost two on Friday.

It was a pity it rained all day Saturday and they finally cancelled the tournament that afternoon so we headed home.

I'm heading to St. George again next Sunday on my way to So. Cal for spring break. Oh, and I'm going to Colorado with Hillary for her lacrosse tournament before I head south... just hoping for lots of sun and warm weather if I have to be outside watching games.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Where Else Would We Be?

Sports have always played a huge role in our family. As spring seasons have begun and winter sports are finishing, we realized the countless hours we sit watching and cheering our kids on...

Hailey is a Sophomore on the WX Girls Varsity Lacrosse team as well as one of the captains. She loves the sport and has started taking the draws this year (kind of like a jump ball at the beginning of the halves as well as after goals are scored).

WX is rebuilding and only has 13 girls on the team this year. The game takes 12 on the field so there's only one sub IF everyone shows...

Hailey plays the whole game, consisting of two, 25-minute halves.

She's usually in the middle of the fray and has scored at every game and scrimmage so far this year. She scored 7 against Bountiful and we were thrilled to find another Division I team out there that is struggling as much as we are...

Hailey received a yellow card for an illegal hit and had to sit out for a 3-minute penalty. I think she welcomed the rest.

On another note, our YM's Priest basketball team was undefeated on the ward level and went all the way to semi-finals in region, then losing the semi-finals.

Our team looked a little "from da hood" but we were scrappy little players and 12-year-old Grayson even got to play a little in some of the games. He was their best bench supporter the whole season and just wished they had a Deacon or Teachers team.

I love these pictures showing the height difference between Grayson and the "big boys."

And WX boys tennis plays Bountiful tomorrow so if it doesn't rain I'll post some pix of Garrett. Oh yes, and Grayson's soccer season is right around the corner too...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NASCAR Las Vegas

Many people wouldn't have believed it if I told them, so I have pictures to prove it! I went to NASCAR in Las Vegas with Garrett and Grayson on Saturday. (Long story, short--John was planning on taking them but had potential clients flying in from California to meet with him Saturday afternoon). I say, serendipity...

There were AT LEAST 200,000 people--who knew?! I've GOT to get a NASCAR jacket and cuter ear plugs when I go again.

The boys wanted tickets on the front row and wanted to get there an hour before the race began. We watched the Sam's Town 300, consisting of 300 miles or 200 laps around the track. It took about 2-1/2 hours to complete this race (including driving slows laps while they took care of the crashes--very exciting).

Visual proof I was at the race and enjoyed food and many treats AND it was 73 degrees!

The stadium filled up in no time.

Since we were sitting at the Start/Finish line, we saw the many flags signaling different messages to the cars. The green flag of course is "GO" and I think I will even "GO" to another NASCAR race. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!