Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bet you would have NEVER guessed

Well, here is another entry about Wesley. We have a new high school opening next year that Wesley will get to attend. He tried out for one of the teams and he is SOOO excited because he made it. Bet you will NEVER guess what team it is. They didn't even have this class in high school when I was a teenager, let alone a team. Drum roll please...........Wesley is an official memeber of the Stansbury High Ballroom Dance Team (and no every boy that tried out did not make it - it was VERY competitive) They learned two choreographed dances, complete with tricks, lifts, dips etc. He even practiced with his mom (who by the way took two semesters of dance in college, thank you very much), but he wouldn't do the lifts with me, sheesh.

He took social dance this last semester, and he just had his final dance concert. Can you believe there were 4 full classes of kids? Who knew? At the end, they had to take someone from the audience and teach them a dance. Here are a few shots - blurry because they are taken with the camera phone. He's a pretty good dancer too - I'd say the best boy in his class. We were impressed.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day

The sight of all the flowers at the cemetary on Memorial Day is a beautiful, yet somber sight. Expressions of love and loss at the same time.

Somehow, it still doesn't seem right to see both of my parent's names inscribed here. We visited on Monday, and it looked like many others had already been to leave flowers. It always makes me wonder who else left flowers. It was nice to see my parent's remembered.

That afternoon, we went to Salt Lake City Cemetary too. We ran into Rose and her family. Then we explored a bit, and found some of the prophets' grave.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Spring

I love the springtime. It's so uplifting when the bulbs put on their beautiful show. I only wish they would last a little longer. For an early Mother's Day present, we got this cute little bridge. Quinn, of course, feels it is just right for him.

Sadly, one morning last week, we had some tulip vandals. It was very distressing to be greeted with dozens of decapitated flowers. They destroyed everything in the front corner of the yard. Several homes on our street were hit - probably over a hundred flowers destroyed. All we could do was bring them in and try to enjoy them for a couple of days in the house.