While we were in Vernal competing at the District Level, we decided to take a drive up to Flaming Gorge hoping to take the kids on a tour inside the dam, only to find out we were too late for the tour :( We still had a lot of fun and the kids seemed to enjoy the Gorge.
Taylor's All-Star team traveled to Ogden to compete in the State Championship, we played 5 games and ended up in 3rd place with an invitation to compete the first week of August in the Regional Championship. Our first game will be against Arizona on the 1st of August. GO CARBON!
This year I had a thought to put together a co-ed softball team to play in a tournament, turns out there is a fall league. I started asking around and found enough players to play, I think I may have some sponsors, and our first practice will be Sunday-Go Us!
Taylor's All-Star team traveled to Vernal/Roosevelt last weekend to compete in the 13 year old District Championship, where they took 2/3 games to win the Championship. Taylor only got up to bat once, 1 pitch, 1 hit for him, so far he's batting 1000 ;) This weekend we get to travel to Ogden to play in the State Tournament-Go CARBON!
Once again Taylor has made the All-Star team and will be traveling to Vernal to play in the first tournament the 7-9 of July. Great Job Taylor, your talents and persistence really pay off! Good Luck Son! Love Ya!
Yesterday Taylor turned the big 13. I now have 2 teenagers in the house........scary I know. For his birthday he is getting a Yamaha dirt bike which will be here next week, he is so excited, but understandably doesn't want to wait, but the bike is coming all the way from Texas. He's waited this long whats another week right? He also got some riding clothes, and his friend brought him a pretty pink flowered gift bag, with a card addressed to Taylor the Princess, in it he found a Princess book, containing stories of 4 Disney Princesses, boy was his face red....hahaha it was awesome. (I will post pics as soon as I figure out how to get them off my phone)Underneath it all was an X-Box game called Fallout New Vegas, Kolton and Taylor played it for a while last night. He has plans to go shopping sometime this weekend with Grandma and Grandpa, and is getting a Helmet. All and all I would say it was a good birthday! I Love You Son, Good Luck in all you do! I am so proud of you!
At the end of March DaNell traveled to Cedar City to compete in the Regional Science Fair. She had an awesome adventure, but didn't place or move on to the International Science Fair in California. She worked really hard on her project and is thinking about working off of it and adding more to it next year....Go DaNell! Over this last month she has become quite the little traveler, Cedar City, Moab, Green River, Layton, and is Going to Sandy in a couple weeks to compete in the State History Fair-Good Luck DaNell. She also heading to California in May/June with her dancing group to perform at Disneyland. I am so proud of her, she is doing so well and enjoying every minute of it!
Last Friday DaNell competed in the State FBLA Public Speaking Competition, in Layton. She was gone for 2 1/2 days, she did well on her speech, but ended up not placing and going on to finals on Friday. She had a fun time and enjoyed her new experiences. We had plans to go to the Grizzlies Hockey Game on that Friday before we knew she was going to state, I made arrangements to leave here early and pick her up in Layton before the awards at the competition. The boys and I left here around 10 and headed for Layton, thanks to my new "smart phone" I used the navigation and it took me right to my destination. After picking her up, we headed back to SL, got checked into out hotel and the kids went swimming for a bit, before heading over to Golden Corral for dinner then off to the Hockey Game. The Grizzlies ended up losing 3-1 but the game was packed with fights. We had a ball. On Saturday, we went to a birthday party for my sisters twins, Zaden and Zaric. We had a good time and even scored some hair flairs :) Then we ventured home. Sunday we were pretty lazy, didn't get a whole lot accomplished. But oh, well such is life sometimes. Here's to our next adventure! Planning a trip to Colorado Springs in June, depending on Baseball schedules and such.
Baseball is beginning, Taylor is practicing a couple times a week and even played a practice game last week, we are not sure who won. This year he is in Babe Ruth where some of the rules are different, the distances are farther, and the kids are bigger. Taylor is the smallest one on his team this year. He is ready to play hard, can't wait to get this year started. Leyton is also playing baseball this year in the Rookie League, he hasn't been able to practice yet (one was canceled, due to weather) he was not a happy camper. Hopefully the weather straightens up and he gets some practicing in too.
DaNell competed in Quiz Bowls 3 and 4 over the last few weeks. Quiz Bowl 3 was in Green River where her team placed 4th overall and Quiz Bowl 4 was in Moab against 7 other schools, here her team placed 1st. They were in the winning bracket throughout the entire tournament, lost once during the last round and had to play another round where they won by exactly double the score. Great Job DaNell! Her advisor says she is so, so smart and very quick on the buzzer :D
DaNell had her first Quiz Bowl Match on Thursday at Mont Harmon it was the Carbon/Emery Meet. Mont Harmon vs Helper vs Canyon View vs San Rafael. Mont Harmon's Varsity Team took 1st and their Jr. Varsity Team(DaNell) took 2nd- Great Job MHJH. Next meet is on Thursday March 10th at the District Office- Good Luck :D
When we woke up on Sunday morning to come home this is what we saw out the window.... My truck was under there somewhere...it took me a good 10-15 minutes to get it cleared off to leave, the roads leading out of Cedar City were snowy, and we passed quite a few cars that had slid off the road. We made it through safe and sound....can I just say my truck rocks ;)
DaNell competed in the History Fair at CEU with her friend, together they re-created a scene from history involving Queen Elizabeth the I and Mary Queen of Scotts. They took 1st place and get to go to Sandy in April to compete at state...Great Job Girls. Here are a couple pics of the dress we made for the scene. Good Luck at the next competition girls :)
The kids and I took a trip to Brian Head Ski Resort this weekend. We took a 3 hour family snowboarding lesson. Taylor was a natural and took right off with whatever the instructor threw at him, the rest of us took a bit to get going. Getting up was the most difficult part, I have to say all the kids got it way before I did, we all took a few tumbles, me taking the most, the instructor was great, and had a lot of patience. Taylor is ready to go again, I think next time I will try skiing to which one I like better. Here are a few pics, hope you enjoy them :D
Well the New Year started off busy and hasn't slowed down yet. DaNell competed in the Science Fair and her project won 1st Place in the Behavioral and Social Science (Senior Division) Category, she gets to go to Cedar City in March to compete in the Regional Fair. She is now preparing for the History Fair in February. She is also giving a speech for FBLA in February and she tried out for and made the Quiz Bowl Team, the practices begin this week then onto competitions. Good Luck DaNell! Taylor is doing well too, broken arm is healed and he is getting anxious for Baseball season to start. This year he moves up to Babe Ruth, No more Little League for him :( But I think he is ready to move on to bigger and better. Schydi is doing really well, she has passed off all of her multiplication times tests 1-9 an mixed problems and is now working on division. She has learned this year to be a little quieter and not talk to much. She is looking forward to Valentines Day and the party in her classroom. Leyton is doing good, we are working on his reading and letter/sound recognition. He went for the fist 4 months of school not really talking much, to now getting into a little trouble for talking too much.....:-) His teacher is so happy he is finally talking. Stay Tune for a couple surprises coming up, Schydi made me promise not to tell just yet. She wants to have pics to show everyone!