Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gearing up for competition season!

This week has been a busy one as far as drill team goes with extra practices and performances. Our first competition is on December 6th.
Friday night, the team performed in the annual "Mr. Payson" pageant. They performed their dance competition routine. It went okay--our space was limited because of the stage. The orchestra pit is open for the school musical that opens next week and there is a large castle on the back half of the stage (the one from Beauty and the Beast--Payson Community Theater let the high school use it for their production of Once Upon a Mattress.) Anyway, it was good practice for the team to perform.
This picture is of the girls just before they performed. Our new costumes were not quite ready so we pulled out an old outfit.

Saturday morning after practicing, the girls stayed after to help "prime" the piano benches that we are using for our prop routine. Scott put the benches together at his dad's house on Wednesday night. Scott's dad, Clark, was a wood shop teacher and he has several tools and saws in his garage that they used to put the benches together. I just hung out and watched a bit and then went inside and talked with Eunice.

It was good to talk to her and learn a little bit about her family. I also heard the story of how she met Clark. She then showed me some old books that they might be getting rid of. They also had found Clark's missionary journal--so we asked him if I could look at it. It was interesting and there were pictures. He even had an actual program from his missionary farewell. I think all of Scott's sisters and Greg would be interested in seeing it. It is definitely something that should be copied and preserved.

Here are some pictures of the drill team helping prime the benches. We will be painting them black sometime this week.

Don't they look like they are having fun?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

This Week In Review by Scott

On Wednesday Molly received the Coach of the Year award for 4A Schools by the Utah High School Activities Association. This is the top honor given to a coach for all their hard work. We attended a luncheon at the Willow Creek Country Club where the award was presented.

This is Molly with Mr. Penrod, the UHSAA Region 7 Rep. giving her the award. This picture does not show the shock Molly felt as well as the gratitude.

We are all very proud of her work and that she received this top honor.

This Sunday Hollie received her Young Womanhood Recognition Award at her wards Night of Excellence. Hollie worked hard to achieve this honor before she turned sixteen and the other things entered into her life to take up all her time.

Here is Amanda next to her display at the excellence night.

As for me well I spent Tuesday night worshiping the porcelain throne. I am not sure if it was a virus or just something I ate for it only lasted one night and I was able to eat again at Molly's award luncheon.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Costumes 2008

This year for Halloween I decided to make some good use of my old 80s clothes that I have saved. The idea actually came to me when my sister Paula called me to borrow some 80s clothes for a 80s party she and Casey were going to. So, as I was getting out the old dresses that I had, I decided to try one on and see if it fit. It did, so I came up with the idea to be an 80s couple going to prom. I told my idea to Scott and he decided to do it. We also borrowed a mullet wig from Casey and then went in search of a tux for Scott. We wanted to get a powder blue one, but we couldn't find one in his size, so we opted for the grey one.

My dress isn't really a prom dress--it was a bride's maid dress that I had wore at one of my friend's wedding in the 80s.

My drill team sweater.

Scott is thinking he should grow his hair out like this--what do you think?

Big hair and lots of blue eyeshadow!

The lace gloves are the ones I wore to my Junior Prom.
The rhinestone jewelry I wore to my Senior Ball.

At our ward Halloween Party.
We got a lot of comments on our costumes!

Here we are at the drill team Halloween Party.

Pumpkin Party 2008

This year's Pumpkin Party was on October 25th. Three years ago, my dad started having a "Pumpkin Party". The whole family goes down to my parent's house in Levan and we carve/decorate pumpkins from my dad's pumpkin patch, play fun Halloween games, and eat. There is also an appearance from the "Hobo", who is a scary dude that scares all of the kids to death! I "stole" this collage from my sister Amy's blog. (thanks Amy, hope you don't mind! I love all of the pictures of the kids--they look terrified!

We actually arrived at the party late and just missed seeing the Hobo. We had been at the BYU football game working concessions with my drill team--that's why we were late. I also posted a few pictures that we took--we didn't take very many. We'll be better next year!

Me holding my nephew Ryan in his festive clothes.

Mandie and Madeline checking out the "witch's brew" that Paula made.

A few pictures of the party.