Sunday, June 18, 2017

Conner's Eagle Project (Finally!)

 Conner finally (after over a year) got a project approved and started on his Eagle Project. Last summer he was working with the East Bay Regional Parks about marking the mileage on the Canal Trail. They strung him along for about 4 months and then said it wasn't going to work out.  Then, he tried to do a reading circle for a Montessori School in our area.  Two months later ... that wasn't working out either.  Then, he head about the wood shop at El Dorado. It had been closed for several years, but were planning on having wood shop classes again this year.  Their tables needed to be refinished desperately! Conner went and talked to the principal, got the project approved and started on it quickly with the help of Bro. Marquardson and Bro. Mattson.
 He started on a Friday evening (after doing a test run on a table a few weeks before).  
 There are seven tables and they had to have all the things taken out of them, scraped and then turned over and reattached. 

 After making sure they had them cleaned up, they cut off an inch off all sides to create a clean surface and then they attached a masonite board to the tops. 
 He had a lot of help over the two days (and the planning) from lots of wonderful people!
 A Conner sandwich between Bro. Beard (YM Pres.) and Bishop Chapman.
 Ta da!  All done!!
 Now on to planning the party!

Saturday, June 3, 2017


 One of the projects in the 3rd grade I was dreading was making paper-mache Wilbur's.  We read Charlotte's Web to finish off the year and I was nervous about making them since I hadn't done it before. 
The kids were super excited and I think they (mostly) turned out great! I sure loved this group of kids!

Date Night

 Trav and I went to the City (on a school night) to see Roman Holiday!
 It was a fun night out and we enjoyed the show. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Volleyball Awards

 Wednesday was our team awards night for Volleyball.  We didn't have a terrific turnout.  The choir changed their awards night to the same night after we booked our party.  Most of the boys ended up coming late, but we didn't have many families.  It was pretty sad!  Coach Romer assigns each boy to talk about another one.  They share a memorable moment and something that they admire about each other.  It's nice to hear what the boys have to say.
 Conner received a Scholar Athlete award from CHS,
 An NCS Scholar Athlete Award,
 An NCS certificate for making it to NCS, 
And ... 2nd team all league for the 2nd year in a row!  We're so proud of you Conner and can't wait to watch you play for one more year!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Armed Forces Half Marathon

 Travis ran his first half marathon last Saturday.  He was lucky because a lot of half marathons are on Sunday.  This one was on Saturday AND it was in Concord!
Trav was super speedy!  He finished in 1:38 minutes with a 7:30 pace! 49th overall and 5th in his age group!
 Andrew finished a minute ahead of Trav.  Congrats to both of you!!
Teri, Tina, Drew and Trav
All-star runners!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Calissa is 15!

Calissa turned 15 last Thursday and we went to Benihana to celebrate!  She was excited to receive a new Kindle and a Fitbit for her birthday.
She is planning on having a sleepover in a couple of weeks to celebrate with her friends.  Happy Birthday Calissa!  We're so glad that you are part of our family!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CHS Award's Night

 These two got awards at the CHS Award's Night last night.
 Calissa received the Outstanding Athlete in PE 9 award.
Out of all three kids, she is the first one to get a PE award!
 Conner got his Academic Letter for 5 semesters of 3.5 or above.
He also received a 4.0 award.
 He also received Excellence in Accounting
and one for Pre-Calculus as well.

Very proud of both of the kids!  Can't believe how fast they are growing up!