Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jr. Jazz

Today, Noah had his last Jr. Jazz game. He has had such a great experience and has really grown to love basketball. He has really gotten to be a great player. Kent coached this year also and it turned out to be a great experience for both Noah and Kent. The parents and kids really liked Kent and a lot of them told him that they wanted him to coach again next year. He was very positive and fair with the kids. We only picked Zach Mccleve to be on the team and the rest of the kids were just random but they were all good players. We had a pretty good team and only lost 3 games.

Noah, Zach and Tyler

The whole team

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Retirement Part 2

This past Friday night was my Dad's 65th birthday. In honor of his birthday and retirement, we all went to the temple and did a session. It was so awesome. All of my siblings were able to come and my sister in law Cherish was able to come too. It had been a long time since I had been to the temple. It was such a wonderful, beautiful experience. I hope I am never without a temple recommend again. After the session, we all went to Lonestar Steakhouse for dinner and to celebrate my Dad's birthday and retirement. After dinner, we went back to my parents and got all the kids together and had cake and ice cream. It was a really nice day.
This is all of us siblings outside the Jordan River Temple

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Retirement Part 1

So my Dad is officially retired. He had his big retirement party with his work today. All of us siblings were invited to go and have lunch with his coworkers to celebrate his retirement. He has worked at various places over the years (all for the government) including Tooele Army Depot and Hill Air Force Base but his last 15 years have been at the Bureau of Reclamation in downtown SLC. The luncheon was at Little America. It was great food. All of the siblings were able to go except Kenny. We missed ya Ken! It was so fun to meet the people he has worked with for so long and to hear some of the things they had to say about him. All of them really seemed to like him and kept saying how much they were going to miss him. They gave him a little scrapbook and a bunch of golf stuff. My Dad also stood up and introduced each of his coworkers and told what their job title was. I was so impressed he remembered every ones name. There were about 20 people there. He seemed to be very well liked. I love my Dad so much and am so proud of him. He was always such a good provider for our family and taught us all the value of hard work. Congrats Dad!! You deserve it. I'm sure he'll be doing plenty of golfing(:

They knew what a big BYU fan he is so they gave him a BYU golf towel along with money and gift cards to a golf store. They know him too well.
After the luncheon was over, I opted to go back to my Dad's office and see his desk. I had never been there before and wanted to see where he had been working all these years. Better late than never I guess. They had U of U confetti all over his desk to tease him. They also had picture up all over in his cubicle telling him happy retirement.

Girls Weekend

This last weekend I got the chance to go see my sister, Tara, who lives in Las Vegas. Thanks to my other sister, Kristi, who came also. She was able to give me a buddy pass. We flew out there on Friday night and then drove back to SL with Tara and her boys on Sunday. Tara was coming to town for our Dad's bday/retirement party. We thought it would be fun to have a girls trip and go see her house and then help her drive back. It was a fun time. We went shopping and out to dinner and had some good chats. Her house is so beautiful. They just moved in there a couple of months ago. We had a great time. I didn't really get any pics. The only picture I took was of my cute nephews, Drew and Luke. Sometimes its just a drag to have to deal with the camera. Raleigh was good to watch the kids while we went shopping and out to dinner. I'm already for another girls trip.