Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Eventful Week!

The St. Patrick's trees came down and the Easter trees went up.

John had the awesome opportunity to speak to all the Construction and Facilities Management majors at BYU during their seminar class and Garrett, one of those majors, was his IT guy during the presentation.  John is an interesting and dynamic speaker and the class was mesmerized.

 I didn't accompany the men to lunch as I was on my 24-hour clear liquid diet which preceded the exciting 12-hour colonoscopy 1-gallon prep fluid I had to drink.  Most miserable 12 hours I've spent in a long time...

The colonoscopy procedure was quick and painless which warranted a very hungry gal the excuse to get a big Alberto's bean and cheese burrito on the way home.

 Grayson had been asked to Bountiful's girls-choice Senate Dance last month and he missed a WX Morp Dance and a basketball game to attend with cute Brookelyn.  The theme was All-American and she provided the matching outfits.

Once Grayson left for the dance, John and I went with our friends the Spriggs to Pig and a Jelly Jar for dinner.  We hadn't been there and had heard good things about it.  It was southern, downhome cookin'!  John had their chicken and waffles and I had buffalo chicken sliders.

My dad had a 5-hour water board retreat in Salt Lake one day so I entertained my mom by going to lunch at Rio Grande (her favorite), the Cinderella movie and then I colored her roots.  We enjoyed our 5 hours of play!

Hailey found out she was being transferred but the Mission President didn't tell any of the missionaries where they were going until they showed up for transfer day.  Guess we'll find out the details in her email next p-day.  She is leaving her beloved 2nd area in the YSA Ward in Murfreesboro and her companion of 4 months, Sister Bybee.  Excited for new adventures!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Desert Duel Tournament - St. George, Utah

Tennis season has begun and Grayson is playing on the WXHS JV team again this year.  He is one of 2 sophomores on JV, along with 5 Juniors and a Senior.  He loves these guys.

When WX goes to the St. George tournament they always enter both their Varsity and JV teams in the Varsity division so they get some good competition.  Grayson has always played doubles but the coaches put him in as 3rd singles this tournament to see how he'd do.  He had three varsity matches on Friday and beat all three opponents handily.

Friday night is always a favorite because the boys get all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad at Brick Oven.

Grayson had two more matches on Saturday and won both making him the only player on both WX teams to go 5-0 in the tournament!

 Grayson's supporters... (and of course, ME, his biggest fan!)

Their favorite 2-day tournament each year--WX finished 2nd overall...

Monday, March 9, 2015

March is Here!

We have a LOT of fun when we're together.  We also LOVE having Garrett home.  He has picked up where he left off--teasing his dad and brother and giving lots of "knickas!"  We had dinner and went to a movie with my parents for FHE and the teasing continued all night...

Grayson has been saving his money for a long time to buy his own wheels.  All 4 kids have used the white RAV that Grammy and Papa so generously gave Hillary when she was 15.  Its seen many miles and many drivers.  Our deal with the kids is that we'll pay for half of their first car they want to buy (within reason) and Grayson found a truck very close to what he could afford.  We picked it up and brought it home so it wouldn't get sold and he looks at it longingly in the driveway as he's working hard to pay off the last little bit before he can drive it.  He's in love!

Church ball.  6 priests.  3 seniors, 2 juniors and a sophomore.  Regionals--game two. 

The scoreboard couldn't accommodate the score of 105 which our ward scored, but we knew they earned it.

 I stayed home with Grayson all weekend to support him in his basketball game and he also had WX tennis practice and a fun double date.  Garrett and John met Hillary and Patrick in St. George for some motor sports this weekend and we all had fun!

The first week of March also brought the winter snowstorm we were long overdue for and Sister Tebbs has been experiencing the same thing in Tennessee!  She looks much happier than I do when I'm in snow...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Finishing February...

 Grayson and Taylor spent all day at the Science Fair in Layton.  Their project was tagged with a "finalist" slip so they hung around for the awards ceremony where they took 3rd place in the Chemistry Category and will be moving on to the next level.

Headed to Provo mid-week to meet Garrett for dinner at Brick Oven.  It's hard not seeing him when a week or more goes by...

Put together a little photo shoot for this hot dog to send to Sister Tebbs in Tennessee.  She loves updates on Cooper!

And the last event of the month was watching Grayson get picked up for his first date and first dance.  Vicki Weaver took Grayson to the WX girls'-choice Sweethearts dance.  They both had to figure out how to pin on the boutonniere and had lots of laughs doing so.  They made a cute couple!

That's a wrap for February... goodbye Valentines, hello St. Pat's!