Sunday, November 30, 2014

1st Piano Recital

Jared and Kamryn first started having lessons with their sister Brooke.  But then she up and left on a mission.  So we had to find a "real" piano teacher.  They have both been taking from a lady in our stake since August and are doing very well.  Their first recital was a couple of weeks ago and they both did great!

Kamryn showing us her curtsy

Jared and Kamryn with their teacher

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Several weeks ago Jared and Kamryn noticed the sign for the city Thanksgiving 5k.  They said they wanted to do it.  I thought that would be fun.  We didn't register and did it "bandit" style.  The night before they weren't sure if they really wanted to do it but in the morning they both woke up ready to run.

At the start of the race

 Jared took off at the beginning of the race so it was just me and Kamryn for the first part of the race.

We finally caught up to Jared but it was a real run to do it

Cute Natalie Parkin helping with the course

 I had to full on sprint the whole finish to get there before Jared so I could get photos of him finishing

Jared finished strong and did the race in about 40 min

our friends the Geurts

Kamryn coming in strong to finish too

they were really proud of themselves

saw my exercise buddy with her kids

my friend Joni was a great help to let Kamryn stay with her while I went ahead with Jared
After the race the kids said they were thirsty and I said we could get a drink at the finish.  We walked over there but then Jared said "I'm too happy to wait in line - let's just go home."

It was a lot of fun to do that with my kids and they're already talking about doing it again next year.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Taylor's Eagle Court

Taylor finished his Eagle Scout Project over a year ago. That's the easy part.  Then he had to do the paperwork - that's the hard part.
Finally we got it all done and turned in and then tried to find a date to hold his eagle court.  We had it last Sunday evening at our church.

the invite

mother's scarf with 2 stars, and space for one more

Jim Geurts paying a nice tribute to Taylor
He was the main scout master for Taylor

getting his Eagle pin

giving the pins to his parents

giving his mom a scout hug

2 good looking eagle scouts

proud parents

Bart Fisher is the Young Men's president
He gave the Eagle Challenge

Duane Whiting introducing the Eagle Board

Taylor uncovering his name

What a great scout!!

Taylor with his granddad

Taylor with Duane Whiting and Scott Nielsen
Scout committee members
It was a great program - short and sweet, just how we like them.  Taylor had several friends come to support him.