Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Elementary

When the kids were in Elementary School they always had a big fundraiser every year. We always bid on the basketball game against the teachers. When we saw they were having the fundraiser we said we would miss on bidding on and winning that game against the teachers. Well today, I got a message from Jacob's 3rd grade teacher asking if he and his friend, Thomas, could come be honorary members of the teacher's team. They were both able to go up to the school this afternoon and play for the teachers instead of against them. A fun time was had!! Thank you Mrs. Karlsson for inviting them!!!!
Jacob with a fast break


Going to shoot but.....

......passed it off to a teacher

Thomas and Jacob
Best Friends

Makenzie with Mr. Smith
He was her 3rd and 4th grade teacher
He is now the Assistant Principal

Jacob, Mrs. Karlsson and Thomas
Mrs. Karlsson was Jacob's 3rd grade teacher

In Elementary we always ate at New York Pizzeria after the teacher game and we didn't want to break tradition.

Jacob with his napkin bra

Yummy !!!!

Jacob's 1st Scout Camp Out

Jacob was able to attend his first Scout Camp Out.He usually has a game , but not this weekend. It was March 26th and 27th. He had a great time. Glad I sent a camera with him and that he and the Scout leader used it! Jacob's self portrait in his sleeping bag
Jacob in his scout shirt, he's the farthest one on the left

They all look like they have migraines

He came home exhausted and fell asleep on the couch about 8pm on a Saturday night.
I'm so glad he was able to go.

Brittney and Marti's Big Adventure

On March 12th Brittney and I started of on a road trip to Utah. We left in the evening and drove to Dallas and stayed the night at Erica's (Brittney's cousin)place. We got up early on the 13th and drove to Denver and stayed at my parents house. We did eat dinner at Chipotle before we got to my parents. We left the next morning, the 14th and drove to Utah. We hit lots of fog, wind(we were driving I-80 through Wyoming) and snow between the Wyoming and Utah border. We stopped in Salt Lake to get Matthew's wallet that he left at Uncle Dave's house. We saw lots of family at Dave's house. Grandma and Grandpa Smith were there as well as Tyson, Kristina and their kids. We saw Jenni and Tyler as we headed of to Provo. Jenni lent Brittney some warm clothing to snowboard in. 1600 plus miles we arrived in Provo. We picked up Matthew and went to the Olive Garden for dinner. After dinner we headed to Dale's Aunt Carolyn's and Uncle Brent's house where we were going to stay. We dessert at Brent and Carolyn's house and their son Cory's family came over also. We then headed to the dorms for a little bit. Here is a snow fort someone built on Dave's street. They actually get enough snow there for a fort, we are lucky to get snowmen!
Brittney chillin in Matthew's dorm room

Matthew is happy to see us!!

On, Monday March 14th, Brittney went to classes with Matthew and I went to breakfast with Brent and Carolyn and they took me shopping at a few stores. Later that evening a bunch of Dale's family met at the Brick Oven for dinner. There was 19 of us. I always enjoy Brick Oven with big group!
Dale's cousin Kirk was having a birthday that week so they sang to him.

Dale's Parent's aka Grandma and Grandpa Smith

Brent and Carolyn
Dale's uncle and aunt

Ashlee, Tyler and baby Shaylee
Ashlee is Dale's niece/Brittney's cousin

Marilyn and Kirk
Kirk is Dale's cousin

Dan, Chrissy,baby Jacob,Todd, and Becky
Becky is Dale's sister

Kristen's roommate, Kristen, Brittney and Matthew
Kristen is Dale's cousin
Dave and Lori
Dave is Dale's brother

Brittney Matthew and I
I am Dale's wife and Matthew and Brittney are his children..heheh
These were just the glasses from 7 of us. We have a drinking problem!

On Tuesday the 16th we got up early for Matthew and Brittney to go snowboarding. This was Britteny first experience snowboarding. I got them dropped off and headed to the outlet malls.
Brittney putting her boots on

Matthew and Brittney ready to go
I was browsing the stores and get a phone call from Matthew. Brittney and snowboarding were not hitting it off. Matthew really didn't take time with her and didn't take her to a bunny slope. She was pretty bruised up from falling and really strained her neck. She was sore for a few days. I went back and picked them up and we all went shopping at the Outlet Mall! We went through Salt Lake on the way back to Provo so we could eat at Chipotle, they don't have one in Provo. After eating lunch we took Matthew to Sam's Club so he could stock up on Dr. Pepper. While driving on a side road we saw this biker. We hurried to get a picture of the back of his riding pants. It's a little blurry but it says "BAD ASS" We thought that was funny for riding pants.
That evening after dinner at In and Out we went bowling on campus.
They wouldn't let us play with bumpers, you had to be 12 or under.

Love my form?

Matthew throwing a strike

Brittney still in pain from snowboarding

First game

Second game...not bad for no bumpers!
On Wednesday the 17th Matthew went to class and Brittney and I went to Salt Lake to shop. Shop we did! Brittney also stopped by her cousin Ashlee's salon to get a hair cut. That evening
we had dinner with Brent and Carolyn at La Casita's. The food was great and the owner was such a funny nice guy! Must go back to eat there this summer when we are there.
On the 18th we headed for the airport at 4:30 am to catch our 7 am flight. Our flights were all on time, but we had a 2 year old that screamed all the way from SLC to Phoenix and just our luck, it was on our flight to Houston, where the kid just screamed, I'm not talking crying, I'm talking loud burst of screaming. I still think my ears are ringing.
Thanks to Carolyn and Brent for putting Brittney and I up in there home. We love to visit with them.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Open, Open, Open

On March 24th Matthew received his mission call in the mail. Friends and family gathered around him, computers and phones as he opened his letter. Matthew anticipating opening the letter. Dad anticipating the opening.
The family anticipating the opening
Finally opening the letter

Matthew with his letter!!!!!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dominican Republic

Matthew got his mission call letter today and opened tonight. Matthew is going to serve his mission in the Dominican Republic. He goes into the MTC on July 14th.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mission Papers

Matthew's mission papers are in. Any guesses where he might go?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Championship Saturday

Well, basketball season is officially over! And I am tired! Jacob's/Dale's team tied for first place in regular season play. We had the tournament last week and won both our games on Monday and Wednesday so we got to play in the Championship Game. We played the team we tied with. We beat them in regular season, but unfortunately last to them yesterday. We got 2nd place so we can't complain too much. After our game we had a party outside of the school where the award ceremony was being held. We had pizza and cake. Afterwards we headed inside to collect our trophy's.
Great Season Panther's!!! The team member's being introduced before the game on Saturday.
They all get introduced with a nicknamed giving to them by the coach(who happens to be Dale)
Jacob was Jacob "Superman" Smith
One of Jacob's baskets

This shot also went in!

Pep talk by the coach.
I love Jacob's coach!!!!

Party time! And it was a beautiful day for it!

Dale passing out awards

What do basketball players do at a party?
Play football!

Jacob wants a shirt that they were throwing out at the awards ceremony.
He caught one, but it was really small! He also got a small basketball. He actually caught a full sized basketball and an adult took it from him....JERK!

All the trophies

Jacob getting his 1st and 2nd place trophies
(wearing the small shirt he caught)

The few boys I could catch to get another picture

My Champions!