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Thursday, April 28, 2016

CASSIE


Cassie Bagley is one of my favorite people!
I have known her since she was born!
I used to spend a lot of time with her family
a few years ago.

Cassie is graduating from
Dear Old AF High next month.
I decided to take her to a Jazz game for
a graduation present.

Cassie is always so kind to everyone.
She is especially soooo appreciative of everything!
She's been to a few BYU games with me, too.

We went to the last home game of the season
on April 11th vs. Dallas.
Win, and it's a chance at the playoffs.
Lose, and hello summer!

Well...we lost.
Cassie was so positive through the entire game!
She kept saying,
"We're going to come back and win!"
Too bad the Jazz didn't believe as much as Cassie!!!

She was also very helpful to me.
I was in the middle of my series of injections for my knee.
I could barely walk!
She helped me walk!





Bear on stilts, golfing!

Jazz Drum line (aka UVU drum line)


My sweet Cassie!

And speaking of graduation, I will have had a 10 year
break between Katie (youngest niece) and
Courtney (oldest great niece.)
And then . . . non stop graduations!!!

Courtney . . . 2019
Cole . . . 2022
Jaycie . . . 2023
Camry . . . 2024
Shayla . . . 2025
Preston & Haley . . . 2026
Carter & Addison. . . 2028
Lily & Oakley . . . 2029
Allyson & Brooklyn (twins) . . . 2032
Ryker . . . 2033
McKenzie & Jacob . . . 2034

(I'm sure Heidi & Mike will have more kids.
Katie & CJ???)

Whew!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

KARL


Karl Bowman was the recipient of the José M. Rubio LIfetime Achievement Award 
for dedication to Latino Success and Commitment to Advancing the Latino Community.
Karl was my principal from 2000-2002.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

CLOGGERS


HALEY & LILY ARE CLOGGERS.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU LIVE IN GENOLA,
THAT'S WHAT YOU DO!!!

LILY COULD NOT CLOG CUZ OF FOOT.
HALEY TOOK SEVERAL 1ST PLACES!!!



 


OWWIE


Lily and her family were at the check out line at Cal Ranch.
There was a pillar, with a huge bowl on top.
She accidentally hit into it, and it crashed on her foot!
Cal Ranch will pay medical expenses, cuz the bowl
was not bolted to the pillar.
OUCH!!!
Out of clogging commission!
But, aren't those little crutches adorable!!!

ANDREW


Andrew Rice
First place in State!
He is currently a junior at Lone Peak.

Here's the story from his mom.

I pulled this "First Place at State" medal out of Andrew's coat pocket last night; 
only after asking him if he knew anything about when he might get it. 
He heard he'd won it, last Saturday for a monologue performance of Otto Frank from 
"Diary of Anne Frank." After a full day of competitive rounds at the state competition,
 he earned a shot in the medals round so stayed to perform again, and then, to honor 
commitments to friends he left before the actual awards ceremony. I was there to
 watch his final round. The depth, discipline and honesty he gave to the performance,
 was a moving and even spiritual experience. It killed me to leave early, I had a feeling 
about what I saw in the judge's and audience's faces. I knew I wasn't alone in what I'd felt. 
But as we left he comforted me by saying, "The performance was to honor that man, and
 offer a loving memory to his family. It's ok." Through a simple text we heard he won. He was 
handed the medal in class. He didn't even mention it to me, except for my asking. All of it, 
so simply unceremonious. Andrew gave the play, and the competition his heart and soul.
 Lost sleep, got sick, scrambled to meet assignments on top of a grueling schedule, even 
suffered some hurts by some who didn't understand his passion and love for the story he
 worked so hard to tell. And yet, he never lost sight of the true sacrifice the Frank family made
 for all of us to try to understand and learn, that hate can't win. Andrew put himself out
 there 100%!  Good things happen when we are willing to do the same; give our all, make
 sacrifices and follow our passion. With, or without a medal, Andrew, watching you through
 this all... "puts me to shame."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PRESIDENT FISH


There was a family in Alpine that had 3 brothers
whose last name was "Fish."
All 3 families were "Cream of the Crop!"
I had 1 child from each of the brothers.
Michael, Candace, and Jacob.
One of the families lived in South Carolina,
and came to Alpine for only 1 year.
That was Jacob's family...and I was lucky to have him!!!
He had the Fish "smart genes!"
And, every girl was in love with him!!!

Jacob was recently made the Stake President
of the
Panama City Florida Stake!!!
Not surprised!!!

Stake Presidency
(Jacob, center...so young!)

Stake Presidency & their families

Jacob & family...including twin boys

Monday, April 18, 2016

FAMILY AT THE JAZZ GAME . . . OH, AND CJ AND THE CLIPPERS, TOO!

On Kobe's grand "Farewell To Me" tour, he is signing
shoes for every player of the opposing team.
Here's CJ with Kobe.

Favorite home teacher for a few years, Kai Bagley.

Kai's wife, Kim

Me with Diane Walter and Adonna Iverson

It was McKay's family's turn to go with me.
They sat on the row behind me.
Addie sat by me.
Reid, Laurel, Katie, Chris & family, Ashley & family
bought tickets in the upper bowl.
CJ's tickets were being used by his family from Idaho.

GO
CJ
GO

Isn't this adorable???  Lily made this sign for
CJ all by herself!
She also stood the entire game holding it up!!!


Addie & Jaycie




Lily & Addie got twinner Jazz shirts from Aunt Ann!


Auntie Ann & Addie do a selife!


Addie's first Dippin' Dots

Addie & Haley
This is the shirt I bought Haley at her
birthday game . . . that she wouldn't put on.




Lily holding up her sign for CJ.




NATIONAL SIBLING DAY


Yes, there's a "National Sibling Day" 
on April 10.

Here's me with my favorite siblings 4 years ago

But . . . check us out in 1989!!!
Pre-Katie days.
It's all about the hair!!!

HEARTBREAKING


JERRY SLOAN DIAGNOSED LAST FALL WITH PARKINSON'S AND
LEWEY DEMENTIA LAST FALL.  JUST MADE PUBLIC.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GIVE A CHEER, GIVE A CHEER, HE'S HERE!

JACOB MICHAEL SCHMUTZ
APRIL 6, 2016
8 LBS. 1 OZ.
19 IN.
12:44 P.M.

I WON THE FAMILY POOL ON WEIGHT (8 LBS)
AND TIME (EXACTLY)
AFTER WE RECEIVED THE TEXT THAT SAID 
"TELL DR. AAGARD TO RUN!"
IT WAS PRETTY EASY TO CALCULATE!

WE HAVE A GREAT FAMILY TRADITION OF HANGING OUT
AT THE CONDO, HAVING PIZZA, AND WAITING FOR
BABIES THAT ARE BORN AT AMERICAN FORK HOSPITAL.

PICTURES FROM HOSPITAL


GUESS WHO GAVE JACOB THESE CUTE ONESIES???

HMMMMM . . . I THINK I SPY AUNT ANN!


ME AND MY FAVORITE, AUNTIE ANN!!!


I CAN YAWN WITH THE BEST OF THEM!!!

AND MY GRANDMA LAUREL

AFTER GRANDMA DIXIE'S SURGERY AND REHAB,
I GOT TO MEET HER WHEN I WAS 6 DAYS OLD.


COUNT:
GIRLS:  11
BOYS:  5

1.  COURTNEY PAIGE MITCHELL . . . 15 1/2
2.  COLE McKAY MITCHELL . . . 11 1/2
3.  JAYCIE LYNN KELLY . . . 11
4.  CAMRY KIM MITCHELL. . . 10 1/2
5.  SHAYLA THOMAS. . . 9 1/2
6.  PRESTON REID KELLY . . . 8
7.  HALEY MAY MITCHELL . . . 8
8.  CARTER CHRIS MITCHELL . . . 6
9.  ADDISON BROOKE KELLY . . . 5 1/2
10.  LILY KAY MITCHELL . . . 4 1/2
11.  OAKLEY KAY SCHMUTZ . . . 4 1/2
12.  ALLYSON H. SCHMUTZ . . . 2
13.  BROOKLYN L. SCHMUTZ . . . 2
14.  RYKER JONATHAN KELLY . . . 14 MONTHS
15.  McKENZIE THOMAS . . . 2 1/2 MONTHS
16.  JACOB MICHAEL SCHMUTZ . . . 1 WEEK