Friday, November 25, 2011

It's nice to have friends, even when you are OLD!

I did not take any pictures of my fun.  (I guess I only carry the camera when the kids are involved.)  I went with Whitney and a bunch of girlfriends to see The new Twilight movie on opening night.  We sat outside wrapped up in blankets and were first in line at the 7 o'clock show.  It was fun to be with friends and the best part about the movie was the "Hunger Games" premier. 
Then on Sunday me and 3 of my distinguished colleagues/friends went up to Salt Lake for a writing conference.  We shared a room and had fun on Sunday night!  We went to the class and hit a couple of malls and of course the BYU Creamery on the way home.  I treated everyone to mint brownies.  One of my friends had never been to Salt Lake.  So we ate lunch at a cute deli right downtown and she had her first Chik-fil-a for dinner.  I showed her the MTC and told her all about how Jordan would be living their soon.  It was a really fun trip.  And I got my Christmas shopping started.  WOW!  That NEVER happens.  Mark and I usually start when the school break does! 

Gotta love the game! (even if getting home is complicated)

Jordan and K'Loni went to the BYU game last Saturday.  All went well with the trip up but as they were in Provo getting something to eat they got in a fender bender.  The car was not driveable so they had a problem getting home.  Luckily, they had a friend up there with a nice grandma and grandpa so they had a place to lay their weary heads.  And bonus "my Cassie" was there.  ( It was her grandma)  K'Loni's dad drove up and got them on Sunday morning.  I was heading up there Sunday afternoon for a writing conference.  And passed them on the interstate.  I am just so glad they were safe. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lucky Girl

Yes, I am a lucky girl!  Today during my prep period at school I walked into the teacher workroom and checked my "box".  Usually there are a bunch of papers for me to pass out to the kids.  However today there was a card addressed to:
                                                                                         Mrs. Becky Comstock
                                                                                         c/o North Elementary
The card had a stamp and everything on it. I recognized the handwriting immediately and the return address was ours here at the house.  Mark wrote me the sweetest note.  :)  It totally MADE my day.  Mark is definitely at the top of my "things I am thankful list".

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I had the best day with you today...

Thanks to Taylor Swift for the title of this post.  We took Jordan to the temple yesterday.  What a day!  It was absolutely perfect.  Jordan is so lucky to have such a great support system.  He had both Mark and I there, and both sets of his grandparents and one aunt and uncle.  I think that is pretty amazing!  What a great feeling it was for all of us to be in the temple together.  It is what life is all about.  These small moments that come together and bring so much joy and happiness to our lives.  We are an extremely blessed family. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

It is just getting SO close!

Last year Jordan and Kaden after having their heads shaved in an assembly. 

They were student body president and vice president and they lived in a trophy case for 24 hours to raise money for the less fortunate at Christmas.  They raised over $1200.00 and had to have their heads shaved in an assembly!

At Prom with their sisters!  Jordan and Kaden are best friends and Whitney are Kyra are too!!

Jordan said "I am leaving 2 months from today."
We went to Kaden's farewell on Sunday.  I bawled through the whole thing.  I just kept thinking about how many of these things I had been too.  And how I always sat there and thought about what great boys these were and how it was so nice Jordan had these good examples to look up to.  On Sunday all I could think was "This is KADEN!  Jordan's best friend.  Kaden, who has been to our house a million times, Kaden is all grown up and leaving this week for his mission!  Kaden gave such a GREAT talk.  He is such a great kid.  I am so blessed that my children have chosen such good friends.  We are taking Jordan to the temple tomorrow.  What a blessing.  He will have ALL of his grandparents there, his parents and one aunt and uncle.  I also know countless others that love Jordan will be there in spirit.  I am hoping no one will mind if I walk in carrying an entire box of tissues!!!