Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Wyoming Trip

Aunt Janene mentioned that she wanted to go to Wyoming for Memorial Day. She was going to leave on Friday. Graduation for us was on Thursday. I just needed to take care of a couple of things and I would be able to go! Thankful it all worked out because we had a great time! I love being able to spend time with family.

Aunt Janene got pulled over for speeding! Luckily, she just got a warning! :) 
 Once we got to Lovell, we headed to watch Chevelle play some 3-on-3 basketball!
 We had a lovely tea-party that night! :)
 The next morning we headed to Billings to do some shopping and watch Brandon's football game.
 He plays semi-professional football for the Billings Bullets. This guy on the sidelines killed me! Neon orange hat, jacket, shorts, iced knee, and cowboy boots.
Some of the cheering section!
 We drove by the Billings Temple.
 Two incredibly cute kids! We had a blast playing with them! They kept us entertained for days!
Just missing a few of the first-cousins! :)
It was a super quick trip! But we had a blast! Family is the best!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SHS Graduation 2013

I wouldn't normally make a separate post about graduation. But it was a sad year for me. I said goodbye to A LOT of my favorite people! I was extremely close with this group of seniors. I was with them for all four years and they definitely have a special place in my heart. Extremely sad they are leaving, but excited for them and their futures! Also sad that I had to say goodbye to Nancy. She is the reason that I am at Springville today. Without the opportunity she gave me to coach with her, I would not be where I am now. I am so thankful for our friendship and for the chances I've had to get to know her better over the years. I am extremely sad she is leaving but happy for her family. It will be sad to see them all go, but I am so thankful for the friendships and memories that I have with each of them! Some pictures with some of my favorite people!

Savannah snapchatting us during graduation! :) 

 Some of my favorite teachers at Springville! Nancy will definitely be missed!
 The "Forever Freshmen"! :) Love you guys!
 Forever Freshmen and SydB! Some of my favorite softball girls!
 So glad these two moved to Springville and that I had the chance to coach them!
 The basketball team!
 Camille is the best! :)
And last but not least, one of my favorite people! The past six years have been amazing! Some incredible memories! Some that I will surely never forget! So thankful for our friendship!
I used this quote last year around graduation time, but I feel like it's definitely appropriate for this year as well!
“There is a universal truth we all have to face whether we want to or not-- everything eventually ends. I’ve always disliked endings. The last day of summer, the final chapter of a great book, parting ways with a close friend; but endings are inevitable. Leaves fall, we close the book, you say goodbye. But just because things come to an end there are some people who are so much a part of us they’ll be with us no matter what. They are our solid ground, our north star, and the small clear voices in our hearts that will be with us... always.”
I also dislike endings, but I do believe that these people will be there no matter what! So thankful for their friendships!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Forever Freshmen/Phase 10

Flash back to the summer of 2009 when I met an incoming group of freshmen. Some of my favorite people had just graduated from high school, and I didn't know if I would ever be as close to another group again. Flash forward to 2013 and I don't know if I will ever be as close to another group as I have these people! Some of my greatest memories come with these people. I have had the privilege to coach them in basketball and softball. They hold a special place in my heart because they were my first group of softball freshmen that I coached for all four years.Some great memories!
 Freshmen to Seniors
 Freshmen Year Softball
 Summer of Senior Year
 State Champs! :)
So thankful for the things these girls have taught me over the years and for the friendships that I have with them!

One tradition that was made throughout the years was playing Phase 10. When they were sophomores, they consistently came to my room almost every day for lunch. We made it a tradition to play Phase 10 each day. Sometimes games would go on for weeks, but we would play a round or two each day. Right before they graduated, we had one final Phase 10 game.

Amby was a terrible shuffler! 
  SydB won for the first time ever! :)
Hannah came LATE and left EARLY, thus the sign! :) The music signs indicate that the phrase should be sung (courtesy of Shawn and Gus from Psych).
Such a fun time! I will miss seeing these girls every day! I will also miss playing Phase 10! Guess we'll have to start a post high-school tradition!

Friday, May 3, 2013

BYU Softball/Baseball

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! Spring time means the start of softball and baseball! :) One weekend there was a BYU softball and baseball game. Tasha, Tracy, and I headed over to watch! The weather was perfect and BYU won! We had a great time! Grateful for friends, snow cones from Hokulia, good weather, and softball/baseball!

 Softball game!
 Baseball game!