Thursday, October 29, 2009

Miss Utah!

Miss Utah 2007, Heather Anderson came to visit my school Wednesday. The platform she ran on was drug and alcohol awareness. I was in charge of Red Ribbon Week at my school. (which is a week to talk about drug and alcohol awareness) I got her email address and asked her to come and speak to the kids at our school and several other area schools. I even lined up a lunch date for her and Jordan:) Well, Wednesday we had a HUGE snowstorm here and Miss Utah was driving down from Sandy. She got stuck around the Beaver Mountain Pass for 4 or 5 hours! She drove 1 mile in
4 1/2 hours! Needless to say she arrived in Cedar City much later than she originally had planned. She missed her lunch date and a few school speaking engagements. She is coming back to Cedar in November and Jordan's date has been rescheduled. She was the nicest girl who told a great story about her brother and his death caused by his addiction to drugs. She talked about the small steps that led him to eventually become addicted to cocaine and his overdose. The kids really loved listening to her speak and she did such a great job telling her story. This her with Whitney, Courtney, Madelynn, and Courtney's friend Sydney.

Monday, October 26, 2009

BYU Games, Birthdays, and Baptisms Oh My!!!

Mark, my dad, me, Whitney, and her friend Keeley all went to the BYU game a few weeks ago. It has been a while since I have been in the stadium and Whitney has NEVER been to a game. We wanted her to see how fun it is. Especially since she is talking about going to the University of Utah! I think she just says that to make Mark mad:) It was so fun to be on campus again. I remember when Mark and I were students and we would see people walking around with their families. I always thought they were SO old! Well that was me a few weeks ago! I guess I am officially OLD! Oh, and I think I am a REAL mom now too. (story about that in a minute) Courtney turned 11 yesterday and Madelynn ( my youngest child) turns 8 today! Were has the time gone? Madelynn will be baptized by her brother Jordan on Halloween Day. What a great day it will be. Now about being a REAL mom. Years ago when Jordan was about 2 years old we were living in my Aunt Kathleen and Uncle John's basement apartment. I was outside with Jordan and my cousin Jacob, who is Jordan's age. Jacob looked at me and said "You are not a real mom." I said," Why would you say that Jacob?" He looked at me very seriously and replied, "My mom has 5 kids and you only have Jordan and Jordan has a Grandma who is not even old. You can't be a real mom because you only have Jordan." Well Jake I think I have reached REAL mom status now! Now Jacob's mom is a grandma that is not even old. Oh, how time flies!

Friday, October 9, 2009


I just love to blog. What I don't love is never being able to find the time to do it! Jordan went to the Homecoming dance oh about 3 weeks ago. I have been meaning to post these cute pictures ever since then. He went in a group with two boys from our ward and some girls that play on Mark's soccer team. They are such a great group of kids. I am so happy he makes such good choices in friends. Hey and he has good taste two. Look how gorgeous all the girls are:)