Saturday, September 13, 2008

He Passed!

Michael passed the Utah State Bar Examination!  He passed!!  We were pretty sure he would, but still... it's a relief to know it.  It's done - everything's finished.  There are no more classes, no more tests, no more requirements, no more questions about what might happen.  I'm giddy right now and it wasn't even my test.  :)  He will be sworn in on October 23 at noon in Salt Lake City (friends and family are invited to come).  After that he will work as an associate at Ascione, Heideman, and McKay LLC in Provo, Utah.  And now I have to go so we can celebrate!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane, Utah

For Damien's birthday we spent the weekend in Hurricane, Utah with Michael's parents at their new home.  While down there we had a birthday party, went fishing, went to Zions (my first time ever), went swimming, listened to the BYU football game (that one was just me), and saw Les Miserables at Tuacahn.  These are just a few of my favorite pictures from the trip...

Damien, plugging his ears while we sing "Happy Birthday" to him.

The light during fishing was beautiful.


I love this picture of Damien because there's this amazing rock formation next to him and he's totally oblivious.  :) It's a great contrast.

This is a great photo of Christine.

Johnny wasn't feeling very well during the last part of our trip. Poor guy.

Playing in the water at St. George.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Four Years Old!!

It was Damien's birthday on the 5th of September and I can't believe he's already 4 years old!  We had a great weekend with two parties, two chocolate cakes, and lots of family to share it with.  Damien had a great time and relished every minute, except for when we all sang "Happy Birthday" to him and he covered his ears and hid his head.  (I think it may have been the quality of our "singing".)  He had a lot of fun, and all I could think was, "I'm lucky he's mine."  :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

BYU Football and the Marching Band

My brother is in the BYU Marching Band this year and we got to see him perform for the first time at last Saturday's game against Northern Illinois. It was great watching the precision and talent of the band and know that my brother is a part of what makes that happen!

Matt's "serious" face.

The Marching Band at halftime.

Sarah and I roasting in the sun. It was so hot!!


In the first play of the first game of Johnny's very first soccer season, he scored the first goal!!! It goes down on my list of best moments in my life! He scored again later in the game and had a blast playing. He isn't very aggressive (which cracks us up just because he's the biggest, most intimidating-looking kid out there) but he kicks the ball really well and has good defensive instincts. And lets face it, even if he wasn't any good, watching five-year-olds play soccer is one of the funniest, greatest things....ever.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bored? What's that mean?

These are some examples of what my boys do when they get "bored".  The laundry clips were my favorite with all of the "Look Mommy!" and "Ow-ow-ow-ow-cool huh!" and "Are my fingers creepy? Touch them!!" comments.

First Day of School!!!

Here's Johnny on his first day of Kindergarten. I'm so excited for him I can hardly stand it!  (Yes, I'm still excited even though he's already gotten a week under his belt.)  How come nobody ever told me how much fun it is to do homework?!  It's now my favorite part of the day - to watch and help Johnny do his homework in the afternoon.  I love seeing how much he is learning!