Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SHS Graduation 2010

It was the high school's graduation today. There were only a few HUNDRED more than my graduating class. ;) It took a little while to get through all those names! It's a bitter sweet thing! I'll be sad to see them all go. But I know they are moving on to better things! It's been a pleasure for me to have been able to coach you girls! You are awesome! Good luck to you all! I will miss you!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"The Book"

A new tradition has been started for Springville High School softball. One I wish I would have done for ALL other sports, for the past 3 years I've been coaching! It didn't start until the season was almost over. But it's hilarious. I cry every time I read it because I'm laughing so hard. Lindsey's dad gave her a little flip notebook that looks like this...
Well, she brought it to the game that day, and started writing down the funny things that happened. After that everyone kept saying, "Put it in the book." "Write that in the book." And so... the book was started! :) Now I realize it's probably much funnier if you actually know the people it's talking about in the book, or if you knew the story behind the comment or situation. But I still think it will be entertaining, and mainly I'm writing it down so I won't ever forget it! And when I have a bad day or need a good laugh, all I have to do is read it! :) So without further adieu.

Springville Softball 2010

April 26, 2010:
Stacie got hurt
Brooke forgot sports bra
Dead mouse in Jarvis’ office
Patty threw Brooke’s bra in the dirt
Everyone is taking grounders except for Brooke, who is raking
Stacie realized uncle has feelings
Eliju got blue Gatorade crotch
Emily is stealing Robyn’s crackers and she doesn’t know
Allie made an error and Stacie yelled “Ah shoot”
Caitlyn knocked down a bucket trying to avoid a ball
Brooke accuses Caitlyn of swearing
Stacie’s phone on field for some reason
Aria ran off the field after two outs
Peanut dropped the ball and fell
No one knew how many outs there were
Allie is a whiner and tripped
Jentry fell in front of dugout to get in book
Jill says rude things
April 27, 2010
Bus almost left Lindsey and Jill
Lindsey tried to coach first with other team’s coach
Quail on field, Allie scared, Brooke tried to catch it, and Emily attacked it, bird flew away
Karl: “We took one in the mouth”. Brittany: “They took one in the crotch!”
Karl: “Write that in your book”
Miranda avoids high five again
Emily bounced when sliding
Aliza tried to go on the field with two outs, AGAIN
Umpire’s wife kicked him to the curb
April 29, 2010
Caitlyn told two racist jokes and a lie
Jenn fell into the bus
Eliju hit her head on her own car
Triangulo established April 29. 2010
Aliza very surprised by a bunt
Kinsley batted with hood on outside of helmet
May 4, 2010
Nikki squeaked bunt!
Coach Bolton at game
May 5, 2010
Dany’s number is not 6
Jenn saved granola bar for later, but Kinsley ate it
Aliza is friendly and waves at random people
Alexis has a new best friend with benefits (PG’s first baseman)
A gust of wind almost blew Aria off the mound mid-pitch
Aria made the throw to first and exclaimed “that’s the second time in two days!”
Lindsey and Brooke sulked back to first
Jill made Mackenzie Morris run to first on a 2nd strike dropped ball
Troy Bolton at game
May 6, 2010
Brittany: “I won’t hit a woman, but I’d hit a B****”
Caitlyn spun into third
Syd Brown fell on the sophomore field trying to get a varsity foul ball
Caitlyn pitched fearless while scared of an illegal pitch
Allie: “I sure hope we get another run before I get up again because I do not want to hit”
Allie: “I’m going to have more strike outs this game than the rest of the season”
Aliza started a new career path
Brooke: “Well, I didn’t strike out!”
Aria was giddy after tossing the ball to first
Allie: “Are you positive? This isn’t an April Fool’s joke?”
May 7, 2010
Brittany: “Karl, what are you doing? Hit to the outfield not the infield!”
Allie: “I’m pissed cause I didn’t wash my hair”
Allie: “That’s disgusting, wear a shower cap”
May 10, 2010
Brittany: “Hey Emily, What’d you eat for breakfast… a BUTTERFINGERS?!”
Brooke: “Liz, you trackin’ that ball?”
Brooke: “Credit card her why don’t ya”
Kessa took out Alexis at first base
Karl: “Only hit she’s got all year!” (WHAT?)
Allie has cat like reflexes
May 12, 2010
Bus doors hit Aria
Allie: “Do you guys want to see something cool?” pulls out whistle. VVVVRRRRRRRR
Caitlyn: “I’m sorry, no for being a downer”
May 13, 2010
Aria tried to leave the field after two outs again
May 18, 2010
Stacie’s grandpa has a grill
Stacie has frozen fruit
Caitlyn: “yeah because Brooke is so full of truth”
Caitlyn: “Don’t come crying to me when you hit your funny bone again”
May 19, 2010
Atlatl/atalatl: spear Indians used to fight with
Karl grabbed Alexis’ head
Allie: “It’s happening again!” (her leg)
Brooke: “And I saw it!” (in reference to the one armed turtle, that was in the newspaper)
Brooke: “And the cat went flying straight up in the air, shot across the road, and ran right into a garbage can”

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lip Dub

Some kids at Springville made this video! (I've coached a few of them!) Kind of fun! So GLEE-esque. :) Kind of.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back to Back Champions! And Other Updates!

I have lots of catching up to do. The last couple weeks have been madness. First things first... CONGRATULATIONS to Mom and Tandy! Back to Back Champions! :) E-T-N-A, Etna, Etna, All the Way! :)
Thank you to everyone who texted me updates. Especially Pam for the play by play! :)

SCHOOL is OUT for SUMMER! Hooray! :) Love summer time. Well I'll love summer time if it actually stops SNOWING and we have some good weather for a little bit!

Softball season has ended. We went 3-2 at state. Double elimination. Some good memories for sure! It's the first time I haven't had another sport to move onto. I'm really sad. Summer stuff will start for all the other sports next week. But I really loved coaching softball this year. It was a totally different experience and I will really miss it! Coaching really is the best!
That's it for now! Life is good! :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And then... there were NONE!

All the fish have died. They lasted what, a week? Tragedy I know.

Allie's response to the death of her fish friends Brooke and Caitlyn: "haha suckers! its about time they died now we can all have a happy reunion!!!"

When I asked her who the reunion was going to be with? She responded, "With Brooke and Caitlyn. Because now we are all happily living in heaven." haha!

The fish were fun while they lasted! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

And then... there were two.

Apparently, pets aren't my thing. There are only 2 fish left.

Every time I have come home the past few days, a couple more were floating at the top. (Yes! I fed them!) However, I'm on a streak right now. I've come and gone multiple times, and these two little guys are still swimming around. I've decided of the original five, the two that are left are Brooke and Caitlyn. The others know why they didn't make it... I think. :)

I figured out the story behind the lovely present. It isn't exciting in the least. They were mad because they had to run at practice. It was their way of getting even. Sure showed me. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Meet My New Pets... Brooke, Allie, Caitlyn, Kinsley, Aliza, & 14 others who have yet to be named!

I woke up this morning to get ready for practice and my roommate says to me, "Did you see your present that was left for you last night?" I was like no, what are you talking about. On the table was a tackle box type thing full of goldfish.

20 little fishes in all swimming around. However, I'm rather confused. I don't know what's going on? She's like and they sidewalk chalked all the steps, and there are cracker goldfish everywhere? Seriously? So I go outside to look. This is what I found.

Cute, right? What am I supposed to do with 20 fish? Better yet, who did this?

I headed off to practice, thinking it had "softball girls" written all over it. But only Brooke and Allie know where I live. So I had a pretty good idea of who it was. I decided I wouldn't say a word about it. I wouldn't bring it up, and I would see if anyone said anything. Hoping that my silence would make them think they went to the wrong house or something. :)

Allie was the first one to even hint at it. I was pitching batting practice and while she was hitting she was like, "So what did you do last night?" I was like, Lindsey (another coach) and I went and watched a softball game and then went out to eat at the Trolley. Allie then said, "What time?" Ding, ding, ding. Totally know it's them. So I asked her what she did. She said they went water ballooning. I asked who she went with? Caitlyn, Kinsley, and Aliza. What about Brooke? She didn't go. Sure....

Practice goes on, somehow the subject of Krispy Kreme is brought up? And Kinsley's like, "I practically ate the entire box last night!" And Brooke answers, "I know." Or something along those lines, but whatever it was, proved she was there. I'm telling you, I could be on CSI or something! :)

After practice we went and watched the 2A State Championship Game. The one thing mentioning from this game, side note from the fish story, was the winning team won off of "the hidden ball trick." What's the hidden ball trick? Some background of the game first. The score was tied 1-1 going into the 8th inning. Going into the ninth inning the score was 2-2. In the 10th inning, the winning team, scores a run, so they are up 3-2. Going into the bottom of the 10th inning, the losing team has a runner on 2nd base. After a pitch, the catcher throws the ball back HARD to the pitcher. The pitcher continues to throw the ball at second base to try and get the runner out. The 2nd baseman, short stop, and outfielders all run to center field like the ball has just been overthrown. In the mean time, the runner takes off for third base, BUT WAIT, the pitcher still has the ball and tags her out. It was so great. Total momentum changer. They got 2 more outs and won the state championship! It was INSANE!

After the game, I met Uncle Steve, Aunt Patty, Stacey, and Greg at Outback and we had a nice little dinner. On my way home, I stopped by Wal-Mart real quick to pick up a goldfish bowl and some goldfish food. As I'm checking out, someone says, "Hey Jill!" I look up, and it's Aliza. :) I say hey, and she's trying to get out the door. No small talk, nothing. I told her to come here real quick and look at what I had just bought! I showed her the fish tank. And proceeded to tell her that someone had left me a nice present, some gold fish, and I decided to name them Brooke, Caitlyn, Allie, Kinsley, and Aliza. With a smile on her face, she asked how I found out. DING, DING, DING. Solved. Like I said, CSI will be calling any day now.

I got home and got all the fishes moved into their new little tank.

Unfortunately, one didn't make it. But there are 19 left. After I moved them, I went outside and swept up all the cracker goldfish, because they were everywhere, and after people had gone up and down the stairs and stepped on them, it was a MESS! It was a nice little present to wake up to, and I have yet to get the back story on how it all happened or why they chose fish? No one is fessing up to it as of yet, besides Aliza of course. :)

And this is just one more reason why I love coaching so much. :) Who doesn't love a nice present on your doorstep? :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I've had no motivation or desire to blog, despite being kindly reminded that others do actually read this blog (Thanks Uncle Mike! :) haha!). Nothing THAT exciting happening. Just the same 'ol, same 'ol.

Jessica had a party to celebrate her graduation. It was great to have yet another family get together. They never get old. That is for certain! It was great to see Katelyn and Daylin (and everyone else!).

We went out to breakfast Saturday morning along with Jessica, Elena, Laural, Dave, and Elizabeth. It was great to see old friends.

One of the girls on our softball team was the lead in the junior high play High School Musical. She was soooooooooooo good! It was totally entertaining.

And well... that's about all that's blog worthy for now. Softball season is wrapping up. This week is the last week of region play and then we have state. Seriously, this year has FLOWN by so incredibly fast! I guess time really does fly when you're having fun! :) As Rosemary always says, Life is GREAT!