March 31, 2013

Easter

Getting Ready for Church on Easter Sunday... where's Kenz?

The annual Easter Egg Hunt!!









March 23, 2013

Proud of my Boys

It was a fun week.

Wednesday, Mackay earned a Principal's Pride award for Being Kind and Cooperating.
Click on the photo to read all about it.

Friday, Hayden won 1st place at his Pinewood Derby
Click on the photo to read all about it.

March 19, 2013

a Broken String...

Kenzie always does a terrific job when she performs ~ But today I was very impressed with her poise under pressure.  
She was asked to sing "Oh Darling" for a school assembly recognizing her as the winner of "Alta Idol".    She borrowed Josh's guitar ~ it has "cool stickers" all over it.  (I'm old & don't understand somethings but Kenz gets it & I trust her).
  
1st Assembly - 8:10 am:
I wasn't there but got a text from Kenz that she forgot her pick.  I arrived (with picks).  She said she wasn't thrilled with the way the guitar sounded without the pick but was fine.

2nd Assembly - 8:49 am:
I videoed her being recognized.
video
Then she sang... I had a hard time hearing the guitar... (plus they had some slideshow of fish & nature scenes behind her that was very distracting and DUMB).  She was trying to play louder since the mic on the guitar may not have been working... Notice during the 2nd chorus, one of the guitar strings breaks.   video
She covered like a champ! (Not to mention, the string slices her finger leaving a slight wound.)

9:10 am: 
Called Grandpa.
Grandpa Earl jumped in his car and raced his 12 string guitar to Alta High School to SAVE THE DAY!!  I don't know what else we would have done.

3rd Assembly - 9:27 am:

She plays Grandpa's guitar and everything sounds much better....
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and then I run out of space on the camera - Oh well... She did GREAT!!
Once again, I am proud of you Kenz!!  (I always am!)

March 1, 2013

Mom's Birthday

We celebrated Mom's Birthday by going to lunch at Hire's.
Before lunch, a few of us ran up to the cemetery to put flowers/balloons on her grave 

 
I asked my mom one time what she liked about her birthday.  
Her answer was; "that she knew Spring would come after her birthday"  
Happy Birthday Mom!  
Looking forward to Spring!!

Keeping with tradition my kids ate Spaghetti (it was date night for Aaron & I) & had cupcakes/sheet cake (two of Mom's favorites)!  
 Happy Birthday Mom!!