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LIFE OFF! GAME ON! GO JAZZ!!!

"FUN RUN" 2012

2012-2013

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FOOTBALL COLE


Cole is playing little league football this year.
He is on a team from Payson.
I haven't watched little league football since 
Reid played . . . over 40 years ago!

It's a great learning ground.
Each team is allowed to have one coach on the field with them.
When the officials make a call, they explain it to the boys.








Saturday, September 13, 2014

PICTURE DAY


"PICTURE DAY" IS ALWAYS EXCITING!
MY FIRST YEAR TEACHING, 1980, WAS GREAT!
WE WERE THE LAST CLASS IN THE SCHOOL CALLED
DOWN FOR PICTURES.
THE KIDS WERE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THEIR HAIR, CLOTHES, ETC.
AND OF COURSE, AT LEAST EVERY 5 MINUTES, THE EVER POPULAR QUESTION . . .
"WHAT TIME ARE WE GETTING OUR PICTURES TAKEN?"
WHEN I GOT MY FIRST EVER CLASS PICTURE BACK, 
EVERY BOY ON THE FRONT ROW HAD GRASS STAINS ON HIS PANTS!!!

THIS YEAR, I GOT A TEXT.
IT WAS FROM COURTNEY.
IT WAS "PICTURE DAY" AT VISTA HEIGHTS.
SHE SENT A FUNNY PICTURE OF HER AND HER FRIENDS.

THEN, KIM PUT THIS POST ON FACEBOOK . . . 

RISE & SHOUT . . . OPEN FOR BUSINESS



I AM SOOOOO PUMPED FOR THIS 
BYU FOOTBALL SEASON!
YEAR 22!
I HAVE HAD SEASON TICKETS SINCE 1993!

THERE'S SOMETHING SO EXCITING ABOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
YOU CAN EVEN SMELL WHEN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS IN THE AIR!!!
LAST YEAR, I HAD TO WEAR MY FUNKY BOOT TO THE GAMES, 
BUT THE FOOT DR. STILL ALLOWED ME TO ATTEND!
GRATEFUL!!!
SO, THIS IS MY FIRST SEASON, RETIRED, NO BOOT!!!

ADONNA WAS THE LUCKY RECIPIENT TO GO WITH ME TO THIS GAME.
THE GAME WAS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 9-11.

BYU WAS 2-0, AFTER WINS ON THE ROAD AGAINST 
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AND
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.
 TONIGHT'S GAME . . .

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY COUGARS
VS.
HOUSTON COUGARS 
 
 I KNEW THE COUGARS WOULD WIN!!!



 I ALWAYS KNOW WHEN IT'S GAME DAY!
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, RYKER MATTHEWS, PARENTS
LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME.

 IS THIS NOT ONE OF THE MOST 
GORGEOUS
SETTINGS IN ALL OF COLLEGE (OR PRO) FOOTBALL?
 
 9-11 TRIBUTE

9-11 INSIGNIA ON FIELD
THE STARS ARE A "Y", THE REST IS A FLAG










 ALL OF THE BYU ROTC, PLUS BOTH FOOTBALL TEAMS HAD THESE HELMETS!


   BOTH TEAMS HAD A SPECIAL 9-11 HELMET.




 SHADOW OF THE EAST STANDS
(PRESS BOX, GENERAL AUTHORITIES, ETC.)







CARD STUNT BETWEEN 1ST & 2ND QUARTER



 
 ONE LADY, WHOSE HUSBAND WASN'T EXPECTED HOME FROM
AFGHANISTAN, WAS BROUGHT TO FIELD BY COSMO.
SHE WAS TOLD THEY WOULD TAKE A PICTURE ON THE FIELD
AND SEND IT IN A CARE PACKAGE TO HIM.
AND THEN...THEY SAID, "WELCOME HOME!!!"

 THE BYU COUGARS REALLY KNOW HOW TO 
RISE & SHOUT!!!

 MASS EXODUS

 CARD STUNTS LOOKING FROM WEST STANDS TO EAST STANDS.

I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME

I went to pick up my friend, Heidi, at the Salt Lake Airport.
She was returning from visiting her son and his family in
Fort Benning, Georgia...where he is stationed.
I sat down to wait, and saw the most amazing scene that played out 
at the airport, as these soldiers returned from Afghanistan . . . 
 

 Favorite!
I couldn't get a picture of him meeting his baby, because there were so
many people surrounding them!
 



A FAIR WEATHER DAY AT THE FAIR




When I was growing up, our family went every year to the 
Utah State Fair.
It was a tradition, and also, we went for my
dad's birthday, which was September 8.
Reid also won a few ribbons at the fair.

I remember going with my 4th grade class on a field trip.
I used to go in the early 1980s, with my
family and Reid's 3 oldest kids.
But, I hadn't been there for 30 years!!!

I went up Wednesday, September 10.
All by myself.
Because I can.
I walked and saw exhibits.
Sat. Rested. Watched people.
Walked and browsed some more.
Sat. Rested. Watched people.
I'm still in the recovery mode of my Charcot Foot.


I took lots of photos.
Everywhere.
Until my battery died.

I was only disappointed with one exhibit.
My favorite exhibit growing up was the county exhibit.
All 29 of Utah's counties had a display,
representing the best of their county.
Not too many exhibited.
Disappointed.
I had waited 30 years for it!

Here are my fair pictures.
In the order that I wandered around.


I couldn't wait to see these!!!
My 3rd grade teacher friends would send me a
photo every year of the 
Butter Sculpture!
Even this year, I received them!
It's ALL made of 
BUTTER!!!




























I had quite a long rest at this little place.
A bunch of girls were singing…kind of like a recital.
Most had no personality, pretty flat, 
and stood like statues to sing. 
This girl's name is Kelsey.
She is 12 years old.
She is A.MA.ZING!
Sounds a lot like Tina Turner!!!



This was a ride that you laid on your stomach
as you went around.






 Bees













Divas through the Decades