Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Break '14

 With Gabe and his move to Utah, we decided to bring the family up for Spring Break while we worked on getting him registered. Luckily, their term starts next week.  Good timing.  We went down to visit Brad's family and I think the cousins all had a great time together.  I hit an indoor trampoline joint with Elise, J&J, and John went miniature golfing and batting with us one evening. 

 We got Gabe all registered and ready.  I think he is a little nervous, but pretty excited.  One of my friends called me and asked if he was really just going to rehab. We had a good laugh and I told her that thankfully that was not the case.  I can't really point to one reason Gabe is doing this except that it just seems like a good thing to do.  I am already planning weekend activities for us to hang out with him. ;) 
As you can see, he is super sad I am leaving....

Love you Gabe! See you soon!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sometimes They Have to Spread Their Wings

Today we loaded Gabe up and took him to SLC.  He has decided to live up in Utah for the last term of his Junior year.  I had jokingly suggested he do this a few weeks back.  When he came to me and asked if I was serious about it, I was much less jovial.  He wants an adventure and this seems like the right thing as we have all thoughtfully and prayerfully considered it.  He will go and stay with my Sister and her family and attend Bingham HS.  We love Gabe and really like him too.  This will be a change for everyone, but hopefully it will be a good experience for everyone involved.  Love U Gabe!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Elise and History Day

I am really proud of Elise! She participated in History Day with her school.  Elise and her friend Megan worked together and did a report on the Haun's Mill Massacre.  This was her idea and I am so proud of her for not being afraid to take on a topic with religious overtones. 

I had two different moms come up to me at church and comment on Elise's project.  They both were impressed that she was able to share her beliefs in such a public forum.  Go Elise!

Monday, March 3, 2014

End of the Season

Gabe's basketball team went to Denver this last weekend for a playoff game.  They have had a good season overall, but Gabe has been seeing little if any play time this year.  While I like that they are winning, I am not sad that their season is now over, and I think Gabe feels the same. While they were up there they had a team meal at on of our Dickey's resturaunts.  Gabe is ever the opportunist. Because he was already in Denver, and because John and I are big softies, we let him stay there for the weekend after the team bus drove home.  His coach called me to make sure I was letting Gabe leave because a teenager (our friend Chandler) was there to pick him up and was I OK with that?  I assured the coach that the teen would be taking him somewhere to be supervised by adults.

I think he had a fine weekend...except for this unfortunate consequence of a skateboard wreck:
Boo for broken bones. It didn't show up on the xray, but the doc casted it anyway.  Maybe that coach was right to be concerned about releasing Gabe to the care of another teenager. Haha