Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Season Comes to an End!!!! YEA!!!

It is now official. Soccer season is finally over. It ended tonight with Payton's last game. Kelsea and Baylee also played soccer this year, and each of them did really well. Baylee is a good player. She can kick the ball a mile when she gets a hold of it. She is a team player who likes to pass the ball to others and watch them score as much as she likes scoring herself. She had one of the prettiest goals of the season. She knows how to "Bend it like Beckham." Kelsea also did well. She was on a team with some of the girls in the neighborhood. I was always impressed at how much energy she had. She loves to run around. This year she was more aggressive than in past years. At times she really took it to the other team. She also had a great game winning goal that we celebrated. Hopefully there are more to come.
Payton played Cub Soccer for the third and final year. He was on a team with four of his cousins. His games were definitely a family affair. He did really well. One game we quit counting after he scored his 12th goal. I think that he really enjoyed this year. The pictures included in the blog are of his game tonight. The lady in the yellow shirt is Nancy, I told her she would be famous because she is on my blog. The rest of the pictures are just of the game and the fam.
It got really cold tonight. It is hard to believe that another season is in the rear-view mirror. The kids are already talking basketball. So I guess it is time to put away the soccer uniforms, shin-guards, cleats, and socks. Hopefully when we get them out of storage next year they still fit somebody. Congratulations kids on a great year. It is always nice to see you involved in good things.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Always a Red Devil

Okay, I admit it. I am a little older than I used to be. I am not a real old person yet, but I am well on my way. On September 12th my class, the Springville High School class of 1989, was invited back for Homecoming at the high school. It really does not seem like twenty years, but sometimes it feels like it.
I was asked, somewhat at the last minute, to emcee the Homecoming Assembly. I was really nervous, but felt honored to do it. It was really nice to be back at the school and see some people that I had not seen for a long time. I thought that the assembly went well. We honored our classmates who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. In the picture above we are honoring Julie Beisinger, whose husband Will is currently serving in Afghanistan.We showed a video that our class officers made...I am glad that I was not in it. Kirk Boyer is now my hero. Then we presented Coach Scott Mitchell with the Spirit Stick and invited the team and cheerleaders on the stage to sing the school song with us. Our hope was to help bring back some of that Red Devil Pride that we all still feel. I think that we were successful.
After the assembly my class also rode in the parade. It was fun to see everyone who came out. It was really fun to see my family and throw them the majority of candy that I had not yet eaten. After the parade was a tailgate party before the football game. Sitting at the game with my friends was nice, especially since the Red Devils destroyed Provo.
On Saturday night there was a dinner for our classmates and their spouses. It was a nice time to sit and talk with people, reminisce about the past, and brag a little about our own kids. It was nice to see so many of the people who have helped shape my life. I am and always will be a Mighty Red Devil.

Payton's Birthday

As was mentioned in an earlier post, Payton turned 6 on September 3rd. It is hard to believe that my boy is that old. We had planned on having a couple of parties for him, one for the family and one for his friends. After having the family party he decided that he did not need a friend party because all of his best friends are his cousins. I think that is pretty neat. I was also glad because that meant that we only had to put on one party.
He was able to receive a lot of gifts, but I think that his favorite was money...just like his mother. Here are some of the pictures from his party. Happy Birthday Payton!!

Where has all the time gone?

For those of you that look at our blog, I apologize. Life seems to be so hectic that I have not taken the time to make sure that the blog is updated. The past month has been full of adventures. Payton turned 6 on September 3rd, and pictures of his party will come soon. The kids, all but Taylor, have been heavily involved in soccer. I am disappointed to say (not really) that our last game of the season is Tuesday, October 7th. All of the kids are doing well in school and growing up fast.
Deborah starts her new job today. For the next three weeks she has to drive to Draper for training. She is really nervous, but I know that she will do great.
I promise to do better with the posts. I just wanted you all to know that we are all still alive and kicking.