Sunday, February 27, 2011

REPEAT!!! Back to Back 4A State Champs!

Well... they did it again! BACK TO BACK 4A State Basketball Champions! More details to come! Until then enjoy the videos!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Surprise Trip Home!

Over President's Day weekend I made a surprise visit home. I have never seen Tandy play a basketball game in person and it was senior night that Friday, so I thought why not make a surprise trip home?! No one knew I was coming except for Pam. I made arrangements for her to pick me up from the airport in Medford and then I would figure out from there what to do.

It was a CRAZY week before I left trying to get everything taken care of! We had parent teacher conferences Wednesday night and after Nancy drove me to meet up with Aunt Janene so she could take me to the airport. Parent teacher conferences didn't get over until late and we were driving up in the middle of a blizzard! I was so grateful for Nancy and for her driving me up!

Thursday Aunt Janene took me to the airport in Salt Lake and I had an uneventful flight to Medford. Dan and Pam picked me up from the airport, we ran to Costco, and then we headed home. I could not decide how I wanted to surprise everyone and I finally just decided to show up at the house. Conveniently, Tandy was home when I showed up. So I grabbed my stuff and just walked in the door. Mom from the computer said, Tandy go see who is at the door. She looked around the corner, saw me and came running! Tandy then said, "Mom... look." Mom freaked out and was like "What is wrong?!" And then said, "Oh my gosh what are you doing here?!" Troy came out from playing the Wii, and just stared at me, then gave me a hug. It was a nice welcoming party. They were all surprised and excited!

I watched Troy play the Wii for a few minutes (he kept coming to get me insisting he had to "show" me something). After swearing Troy and Tandy to secrecy about me being home, I went to softball practice with Mom. Then Troy had his Blue and Gold banquet for Scouts that night at the church, so I helped Mom set up for that. As we were setting up, Dad and Wade came in. Dad said, "Hey! I know you! What are you doing here?" And Wade looked at me, looked away, and then looked back, came over and gave me a hug. I sure do love surprises. Staci came over to visit that night! It was nice to chat and catch up before she headed out of town!
Troy getting some kind of award...

Friday, there was no school, so we slept in. Tandy, Troy, and I headed into the high school and helped Tandy put up signs for senior night. Did some grocery shopping and got ready for the games that night.

The Signs

I miss the days of everyone playing in the same gym all in one night! It was so fun to be able to see all of the games! It brought back lots of memories and I was so glad I was able to be home for the games! I kept book for the JV girls game and then enjoyed just watching the other three games! Tandy played well! They lost! But I was still glad I made the trip! It was definitely worth it!
Saturday we did a little cleaning (gotta love Saturday chores) and just hung out. Dad & I went over and visited Grandma & Grandpa. That night Mom, Dad, and I went to the Lion Pride Dinner. It was a fun night with good food and lots of prizes (none of which I won... but bought tickets for and was feeling lucky about winning....  but was not so lucky!).
A little before bed time reading
Sunday was church as usual! Love going home to the Etna Ward! :) Good times! After church came home and watched The Princess and the Frog with Troy and took a little nap. That night we went to Sam & Jenny's to celebrate Jenny and Uncle George's birthday. It was fun to chat with everyone.

Monday Mom drove me to the airport. We went out to eat before my plane left and then it was back to Utah! Aunt Janene and Katy picked me up from the airport and drove me back to Orem. We met Tracy at Texas Roadhouse, and after a freaking ridiculously long wait, ate a delicious dinner. It was a great weekend! I was so grateful I got to go home and have a little break! What a way to start off a great week of state basketball!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

JV/Sophomore Team 2010-2011

This season went by soooo incredibly fast! I sure do love this team! It was a great year!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Baby Blessing

Kim and Shane's baby was blessed! It was fun to be a part of that!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Dinner

As always... LOVE our cousin parties! This one did not disappoint! We played a new game called Curses. We sure did laugh a lot! Good times!

All about the heart-love

Sporting all our Valentine's gifts! Ring Pops and Fun Dip.

Three Finger Smile was brought out of retirement. If Brett Favre and Michael Jordan can do it... so can we! :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cougars!

I barely missed a BYU sporting event while I lived in Provo. Since I've graduated, I've barely been to a BYU sporting event! Okay, that's not entirely true! But it's definitely not as frequent as it was in the past! Saturday was full of BYU sporting events! I forgot how much I enjoyed them!

It all started out with the BYU vs. UNLV Men's Basketball game. Rosemary was kind enough to sell me her ticket to the SOLD OUT game, because she was going to be out of town! The seat was great! The game was exciting, and seriously, there is nothing like being there in person! With JIMMERMANIA surrounding Provo, it was definitely way more CRAZY than when I went to games! Kind of hard to describe but it was sooo fun!

Jimmer in warm-ups!


The game was exciting! UNLV played extremely good defense on Jimmer, so it seemed like he really had an off game, but he finished with 29 points. I wish my off night was 29 points! He was still super entertaining to watch! It was fun to be able to go to a game again! Brought back lots of memories!

After the basketball game, I met up with Ashley and we went and grabbed some dinner and then headed to the BYU Men's Volleyball Game! Tracy met us at the game! Men's volleyball is ALSO entertaining to watch! They hit the ball so freaking hard!

 Waiting for the Game to Start

 Game Time

 Is there a cooler mascot than Cosmo? I say.... there is NOT!

The volleyball team swept UCLA 3-0. It was a fun day of BYU sports! Go Cougars!

Other noteworthy happenings:
  • I survived my first week of graduate school! It really wasn't too bad! I've become much better at time management and prioritizing and organizing! 
  • Teaching is still going well! I am really enjoying my classes.
  • We had our BYE week this week for basketball. Traditions started since I've been coaching at Springville: 
    • One day of practice consists of different games (shooting games, dribbling games, relays). The girls started out practice running lots, and I'm sure they thought it was going to be hell! But then we told them we were going to play games and they got so excited. Too funny!
    • "Hoosiers Practice" consists of eating food and watching the movie Hoosiers. Most of the girls have never seen this movie, so of course I have to introduce them to that awesomeness! They walk out of there wishing they could shoot underhand free throws like Ollie! It's always a good time! 
  • Basketball season is almost over! It has seriously gone by soooo fast! We have like three more games left! I don't know where the time goes? 
  • There was a parent meeting for softball last week. It's going to start before I know it! 
  • We had a cousin get together at Brick Oven this past week. We didn't document it with a picture. But it was fun to see everyone! Sure love all my cousins.
Life really is good! In church today a kid said, "I feel like I am God's favorite child because of all the blessings I am blessed with." I feel that way a little bit right now! I am definitely blessed!