Friday, March 23, 2012

Some kind of update!

Hello All, this is Tia. I kinda hacked my mom's blog to give some kind of update to the world! When her last post was over a year ago, I decided that it was time I step in!
So a quick update!
She's busy trying to keep up with her kids and husband! She is still teaching piano lessons is helping out in Relief Society.
Rick: has exciting new prospects with his lab that he does on the side. He recently moved his lab to a new location and is working on several projects that will hopefully have wonderful outcomes :)
Presten: On a mission in Paraguay! He left in May of last year (2011) and is doing great! You can read his weekly emails and see pictures Here.
Naomi: has been busy with school, volleyball, choir, and this past week ran for Executive Student Council. She is so busy but still finds time to be amazing at the piano........and everything else!
Austen: just finished his freshman season of Basketball. During the season he was asked to play up on the sophomore team. He recently just got job working on a nearby farm. And he loves to ride horses.....and the motorcycle too. So crazy that he get's his license this year!
Larson: just started playing basketball on a border league team and is doing an awesome job playing defense! The year at school, he also decided to start playing the cello and he has caught on so quick! Before you know it he and I (Tia) will be playing duets! That will be so fun!

I know it's not much of an update but hey, it's something!
I'll try to get on my mom and support her in re-establishing her blogging again! thanks all! See ya!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Austen is the Bass-masta!!

Whether it's jazz band or the orchestra, Austen puts his talents to good use. He loves playing his bass and and guitar. The only draw back is hauling the gigantic thing around, you almost have to rent a moving van...

Preference Dance 2011

Naomi decided to ask someone to Preference this year since she is now 16 and ready to start dating. She bought a bunch of banannas and strung them on curling ribbons. She hung a bunch of them in his locker and had some hanging out. Inside on a big bananna leaf she wrote: "I'd go banannas if you would go to Preference with me". Then she signed her name on one of the banannas.

He answered her back with a big bottle of cheese balls! "Hope this isn't cheesy, but I would have a ball at Preference with you"

They went repelling for their day date. It was Naomi's first time to repell and her dates as well. They had a fun time and only came home with a few scraps and scratches. Then they had a really nice dinner at one of her friends house and went off to the dance. She really had a great time and was excited that it went well.

Naomi's First Date!!

Naomi turned 16 this year. She is such a sweet, adorable and kind girl. Dad has a little tradition that he got to carry on with his last little girl... he gets to be their first date. He leaves the house and comes back in a while. He comes to the front door with a rose and tells me where they are going and what time to expect her home. Also, at some point during the evening he gives her a brand new CTR ring to remind her that in her dating times she needs to always choose the right and other little tidbits of advice. Such a fun tradition and marks the beginning of a great time in her life!

Austen's first love!!

Austen has really been busy improving his skills in basketball. He loves that he has grown to 6'2". He finished city league ball in January, played a little church ball in February, even helping them to a regional win! Now he begins his season with the border league where they play every weekend at different places around this area.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Presten's New York results!

Presten has returned from the Great West Conference Championships in New York. They were held in the National Armory Building which also houses the Hall of Fame. The track was on the third floor of the building. He placed in the Triple Jump!! Not bad for a freshman in his first collegiate indoor championship meet. He had a really great time sight seeing in New York.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Presten Goes to New York!

Presten is going to New York for the GWC Indoor Track and Field Championships! It will be bitter cold there this weekend so thank goodness it is all indoors.
He is competing in the Long Jump, Triple Jump and maybe High Jump!
Go Presten..... We love ya!