Friday, December 20, 2013


Brandi received an invitation this fall to be inducted into the junior national honor society. Membership to the national honor society is based on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. So to remain in the NHS she will be expected to maintain a high GPA and basically behave herself and show outstanding leadership!
It was a pretty neat ceremony, and hopefully now that she's been inducted into the NJHS it will be a motivator to continue to work hard and keep her grades up through high school so that she can remain part of the Honor Society.
We are very proud of you Brandi!
6 of the kids that made the NJHS are members of Brandi's club volleyball team. With the combined brain power they have on that team they should be able to figure out rotations! :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Ball

Winter Ball is the first formal for the year. Ashley asked Kooper Blair. She went and got a new dress and some crazy crazy high heels and got all dolled up. I was amazed at the amount of effort her and her friends put into this night....way more time and effort went into getting ready for this event than what I put into getting ready for my wedding! They spent most of the day at Katie Littles house getting ready and then they kind of split up and went their separate ways as Ashley went to Cedars with Koopers friends and a lot of her friends went together to Jenna's house. They has so much fun getting all dressed up and ready!

Ashley and Kampbell.....they're a special kind of special.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Could they just get along already??!! Ashley and Justin....fight like cats and dogs. Ashley like to tell him she's going to marry him one day, at which he promptly gets extremely disgusted. And around and around they go. She waxes his unibrow.....he screeches like a girl. She bugs him one to many times and he tackles her to the ground. It really is fun to watch. They've had that love hate relationship since they were babies:)


Monday, December 2, 2013

FFA fundraiser

The FFA alumni is always looking for ways to raise money to help support the kids via fair 'add-ons' or scholarships. One of the ways we do this is by having a Christmas Wreath fundraiser every December. A lot of work but generally very successful!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

School Volleyball

Last year of middle school sports! We were anxious to see the change in the skill level of the girls who have been playing club ball. All the girls that were on our club team made 'A' squad. You could definitely see that they had some more experience! It was nice to start to see all that extra time and effort finally paying off.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's a dogs life

What can we say...we love our dog's:) Sami & Harley.....they've been getting a little more spoiled every year. We had a long cold snap where suddenly they couldn't be dogs anymore, they had to sleep inside! But unfortunately.....or fortunately if you ask me...because of Tyler's allergies that couldn't last forever. This year they both had a batch of puppies about 2 weeks apart...yep that's a lot of puppies. Sami was kind of an ooops....Harley we had bred with Largent, the chocolate lab belonging to Papa Dick. But we should have done our research first....apparently the brown gene skips a generation:) We had all black puppies!
They really are best friends:)


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming is a dance where the guys always try to come up with a very creative way to ask a girl to be their date. Ashley came out from swim team practice one day to find her car had been vandalized!
 The next day she saw his truck in town and responded......
Homecoming is a full week of all different activities every day. The highlights are the powder puff football games, the Friday night homecoming game when royalty is announced and then the homecoming event itself on Saturday night.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A trip to the moon!

One afternoon when Jenna and Lauryn were here and all the girls were out working with the sheep, they got a little sidetracked. Tyler decided it was time to take a little trip to the moon. They all got very enthusiastic about their adventure and spent quite a bit of time making sure their trip was a safe but exciting one! Tyler was the pilot, with a lot of very loud enthusiastic play by play of what exactly was happening. It was quite the ride!

The 'G' force was incredible!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Kendra

Kendra had a rather large birthday party last year at the roller rink so this year she was told she had to tone it down a bit. She really wanted to go with just family to the corn maze. So one Saturday morning we headed off to the big corn maze in Pasco. It was a beautiful fall day and they had a great time. Seems like we can't do anything like normal people though. Going through the corn maze was a hopeless case. The 'do no pick the corn' signs apparently only apply to some people and it didn't take long when we were all being pelted by corn kernels. Those things sting a little!! We were hopelessly lost and confused, and being bombarded by a constant barrage of kernels sure didn't help. Finally we just went back to the beginning and Bob decided the smartest thing to do would be to start at the exit instead. For weeks to come I had clothes and jackets coming through the laundry with pockets full of corn.
It was a great family day!!