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LIFE OFF! GAME ON! GO JAZZ!!!

"FUN RUN" 2012

2012-2013

Friday, August 22, 2014

ADDIE + TRICKY BARS =









GENTRY & ZAK


ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 
MY MOM AND I WENT TO THE 
MT. TIMPANOGOS TEMPLE FOR GENTRY ROBINSON'S ENDOWMENT.
SHE IS MARRYING ZAK NASH ON AUGUST 23.
IT WAS A WONDERFUL NIGHT!

GENTRY'S MOM DOES MY MOM'S HAIR,
AND HER SISTER, CIERRA, DOES MINE.

WE ARE "GRANDMA DIXIE" & "AUNT ANN" TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

GENTRY & ZAK & "LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE"

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL . . . PART 3


On Tuesday, August 19,
we had our
Alpine Elementary Retired Teachers
First Day of School Lunch!

We once again met at the 
Blue Lemon in Highland.

Most of us taught together between 15 and 30 years!

Row 1:  Cathy Tibbitts
Row 2:  John Pool, Jane Boulter, Vicky Haws, Adonna Iverson, Mary Baxter
Row 3:  Ann Mitchell, Linda Western, Diane Walter, Jack Brown, Carolyn Hutchings, 
Heidi Park, Bonna Hanson, Cathie Bowen, Mary Sampson, Loretta Stevens
Absent:  Ruth Anderson
Excused (actually called me):
Don Beckstrand, out of town
Linda Dibb, golfing in Sedona, Arizona
Ann Searle, Inland Alaska Cruise
 Dave Dimond is serving a mission in Cameroon.  He's been out 1 month.
Sandra Walker was with us last year.  She has moved to St. George.

 Mary Sampson . . . 2nd, 4th, 5th, Reading Recovery
 Bonna Hanson . . . Librarian

 Adonna Iverson . . . 1st
Cathie Bowen . . . 3rd

 Carolyn Hutchings & Jane Boulter

 Mary Baxter . . . 4th
Diane Walter . . . 2nd, Resource
Heidi Park . . . 3rd, 4th
Ann Mitchell . . . 5th
 Not sure what was so funny, but something definitely was!

 Jane Boulter . . . 2nd, 4th, 6th
She also subbed for my for 5 weeks when I had foot surgery in 2007
Cathy's mom
Linda Western . . . 1st

 Brad Tibbits . . . Cathy's husband
Lynn Hutchings . . . Carolyn's husband
Carolyn Hutchings . . . 1st, 2nd,3rd (Legacy), 4th

 Brad & Lynn
Two of my favorite trip buddies

 Vicky Haws . . . 1st
Later, reading coach, principal at Westfield in Alpine and
Grovecrest in Pleasant Grove
Jay Haws . . . Vicky's husband
Loretta Stevens . . . 1st, 2nd, 4th

 Jack Brown . . . 6th, 5th at Westfield
John Pool . . . 6th, Resource, Life Skills at Lone Peak

 Loretta Stevens . . . 1st, 2nd, 4th
Cathy Tibbitts . . . 1st, 6th, BYU Partnership Coordinator
District coach
4th, assistant principal at Grovecrest

1st Grade Teachers
All of these ladies taught 1st grade at some point at our school
Loretta, Vicky, Adonna, Cathy, Linda, Carolyn
Linda Dibb was absent

Mary Sampson was my only teammate there.
All of the others were either absent, are still teaching, or are in heaven.
RIP Calvan & Paul


Thursday, August 21, 2014

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL . . . PART 2


One of my new favorite hobbies, is looking at the pictures posted
on Facebook for the 1st day of school.  
These are pictures of former students, and people who are
special in my life.
 Katie . . . Senior
Lone Peak High

 Max, Avery, Ty . . . 7th Grade
Timberline Middle

 Hannah S. . . . 7th Grade
Timberline Middle


Heather . . . Sophomore
Lone Peak

 Ari . . . 8th Grade
Timberline Middle

 Mary . . . 7th Grade 
Timberline Middle

I really like this one.
Brother and sister going into Lone Peak.
Andrew . . . Sophomore

Alicia . . . 7th Grade
Timberline Middle
 Bagley Kiddos
I used to be in the ward with this family.
We used to be pretty close.
The kids got to experience "Auntie Ann" activities!
Korden . . . 6th Grade, Shelley
Kallin . . . 9th Grade, American Fork Jr.
Cassie . . . Junior, American Fork High

 Bronson . . . Senior
Lone Peak High

 Adah (2nd from left) . . . 7th Grade
Meilan (Middle) . . . 7th Grade

 Jacob . . .9th Grade
Timberline

 Kennedy . . . 7th Grade
Gilbert Jr. High
Gilbert, Arizona
(I also taught her mom)

Hayley & Hannah . . . Sophomores
Lone Peak
I did not teach them, but was a member of the
"Chadwick Family Carpool" 
when their mom picked me up for school when I
was in a wheelchair for 2 1/2 months.

 Leslie . . . 7th Grade
Timberline

 Aidan . . . 7th Grade, Mountain Ridge Jr.
Annie . . . Junior, American Fork High
Their dad was my favorite principal at Alpine for 8 years.

 Faith . . . Sophomore
Lone Peak

Kiliya . . . 3rd Grade
Alpine Elementary
Condita's granddaughter

 Taylor . . . 7th Grade
Timberline Middle

 Vienna (tall blonde) . . . 8th Grade
Timberline Middle


Savannah . . . Sophomore
Lone Peak
(driving to the 1st day of school)


 My favorite 1st day picture!
This is Lindsay Lyons Bowen.
She was one of my students.
She has been a "Stay At Home Mom"
until now.
3rd Grade Teacher
Soldier Hollow Charter
Heber

Her mom, Cathy Tibbitts,
(one of my dear friends, and teacher at Alpine)
was at her home in Heber at 7:00 a.m.
to send her off.
I sent her a $50 gift card to Utah-Idaho to help her out.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL . . . PART 1




COURTNEY
8TH GRADE
VISTA HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
SARATOGA SPRINGS

 JAYCIE
4TH GRADE
SAGE HILLS ELEMENTARY
SARATOGA SPRINGS

 COLE
5TH GRADE
GOSHEN ELEMENTARY
GOSHEN

HALEY
1ST GRADE
GOSHEN ELEMENTARY
GOSHEN

 JAYCIE & PRESTON

PRESTON
1ST GRADE
SAGE HILLS ELEMENTARY
SARATOGA SPRINGS

CAMRY
3RD GRADE
SAGE HILLS ELEMENTARY
SARATOGA SPRINGS

JAYCIE, PRESTON, CAMRY

LILY
3 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL
GENOLA

TO BE CONTINUED . . .
SHAYLA, CARTER, AND ADDIE START NEXT WEEK

A PLEASANTLY UNEXPECTED ROAD TRIP


ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, I TOOK AN UNEXPECTED ROAD TRIP.
I HAD AN EXPANDED ADK  BOARD MEETING AT THE CLEARFIELD LIBRARY.
WHEN I GOT THERE, NO ONE WAS THERE.
THESE LADIES AREN'T LATE!
I TEXT THE PRESIDENT AND PAST PRESIDENT.
NO RESPONSE.
FINALLY, I CHECKED MY EMAIL.
THE MEETING HAD BEEN CHANGED TO MURRAY LIBRARY FOR AUGUST 23.
I HADN'T CHECKED MY EMAIL SINCE THE DAY BEFORE.

WHAT TO DO?
THE BOUNTIFUL TEMPLE HAS BEEN OUT OF CONTROL SINCE
THE OGDEN TEMPLE CLOSED.
SO, I DECIDED TO GO TO THE LOGAN TEMPLE!
LOVE THAT DRIVE!!!
WELL, WHEN I GOT TO THE TEMPLE, I QUICKLY REMEMBERED WHY I
DON'T GO TO THE TEMPLE ON 
"SEMESTER BREAK SATURDAYS!"
IT WAS HARD TO FIND THE DOOR TO GET IN!!!


 THESE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS GREET YOU WHEN YOU COME OUT THE DOOR.








Come thou fount(ain) of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I'll praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love.

(Thought of this hymn when I saw the beautiful fountain!)



 FLOWERS BY THE FOUNTAIN.
THE CHURCH REALLY DOES UP ALL LANDSCAPING WELL!!!
EVEN IN NYC, THEY CREATED A LANDSCAPED ISLAND IN THE
ROAD IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE, IN A "CONCRETE JUNGLE."






UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
(AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE OF UTAH)
BOTH OF MY PARENTS GRADUATED FROM HERE.
MY DAD TAUGHT MATH HERE FOR 3 YEARS.
HE WAS MY MOM'S MATH TEACHER!











THIS IS THE ICONIC
"OLD MAIN" BUILDING. 

Old Main was the first building built on the campus of the Agricultural College of Utah, now Utah State University. It sits at the top of Old Main Hill, overlooking the city of Logan to the west, and facing the quad to the east. Old Main is the oldest functioning academic building in Utah.[1]

DAD'S OFFICE WAS IN THIS BUILDING
 



THIS WAS THE BUILDING MOST OF MY MOM'S CLASSES WERE IN.
FAMILY LIFE



 SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DRIVE!



 LOVE THIS LITTLE COMMUNITY.
IT IS LOCATED IN SARDINE CANYON.
MANTUA (PRONOUNCED MAN.A.WAY....GO FIGURE!)
THIS IS THE GORGEOUS RESERVOIR.







MANTUA WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IN SUMMER. . .
 
. . . AND FALL