What can I say; October was a very busy month. Olivia and I celebrated our birthdays at the first of October. Olivia actually celebrated it for 3 weeks. We had a party at her school on the 2nd. She took Ed's new pet, a tarantula to show & tell. The kids asked all kinds of questions and then we handed out doughnuts & drinks to the kids.
Fall is in the air. Just the other day, Mom & I were talking about how all the snow was gone off Mt Timpanogos. The weatherman predicated snow at 8,000 feet for Monday Morning, the first of September. Well, he finally was right. There was snow on Mt. Timpanogos Monday Morning. Here is a picture of it from Mom’s front yard.
You can feel it in the air, the Summer is over and the biggest sign is that School has Started! Olivia is so excited to be going back to school. She is a bit nervous about going to a new school, but She has already made a couple of new friends, so it won't be long until she isn't anxious any more. Here she is, decked out in her new back to school outfit! It is so hard to believe how grown up she is getting and of course the Men of the family had to take a picture with her!
2 weeks ago, My Dad, Lyle was riding his "Bike", a 600 cc Honda Scooter, around town. When he pulled up to a light, he went to put his foot down, but his foot was heading for a depressed section of the road and he ended up "dropping" it. He broke his leg, heel, arch & 4 toes. Luckily, Barbara, My step-mom was with him so that she could get the bike off of him and get help. He ended up having surgery on Tuesday. He is finally home & is doing well. I am crossing my fingers that things will calm down for a bit.
I just wanted to say Thanks to Lisa for her guest appearance on my blog. Believe me, The feeling is mutual! Thanks to for all the cool & new things you showed me how to add. You are such a great Sister & Friend! Love You, Sis!
I'm Lisa, Allison's sister, not by blood, but by choice. She asked for a little help with her blog, so here I am. Let me tell you a few things about Allison. She is the best friend I've ever had. She has stuck by me through thick and thick. I count myself lucky to have her as a friend and a sis. AS much as we get along, you'd think we liked everything the same, HA! I like spicy, she likes sweet. I like Diet Coke with Cherry, she likes it with lime. I like ice cream with strawberries, she chooses death by chocolate. I love scary movies at midnight, she goes to humor me and covers her eyes. She loves romance novels, I read Grisham and Patterson. No matter what we pick or where we go, we always pick opposites.
Oh well, it just doesn't matter, because she's the best person I've had the privilege of knowing. I love you, sis.
As many of you know, my sister, Stormie passed away on July 10th. As I remember my wonderful and beautiful Sister and all the times we shared, I commit to memory the song "Say" and the message it conveys. "Say what you need to say... You better know that in the end, It's better to say too muchThen never to say what you need to say again."I wish I had taken that last moment that I had with Stormie to tell her how very proud I was of her and how much I love her. I love you Sister.
When I got home from work today, I discovered that Mike had decided that he is not cut out for rural country living and has moved back home. I have heard a rumor that he is still planning on getting his own apartment here, but I will not hold my breath yet! Just Kiddin' Mike!
Michael has decided that it was time to sprout & spread his wings! Again! He got a job out of state and has moved out and will soon be on his own. He is staying with a friend until he gets enough pay saved up to get a place of his own. He is a bit restless right now as he doesn't have much to do in his off time, but I am sure he will find something or someone soon!
Our softball season has ended. They went out like Champs.
Monday night was the first night of playoffs. By the way, the playoffs were in a very small community out in the middle of nowhere about 2 hours south of Home.
The first game was at 4:30. We lost 7-2 but then we played a second game at 6 and won it 12-0. We played a 3rd game at 8:15 and won it 10-6. Olivia pitched all 3 games. We got home about 11pm.
The next round was on Tuesday. The first game was at 5. It turned out to be the last game. We lost 21-6. Olivia pitched for 95% of the game. It was a tough call, but the team called it as over at 7:30. The girls were real sportswomen in the end.
Here is our latest picture of Olivia. She and her team took first place in the City Falcon League Girls Softball Tournament. She did a wonderful job as Pitcher. At first she wasn't sure she wanted to pitch but after the first couple of games, she decided it like it better than being First base girl.