I’ve got a bunch of random cell phone photos from recent events. We’ve had such a fun fall and early winter (if you can call this “winter”) with lots of activities. First, our kids got to participate in a live nativity at the Kaysville Tabernacle. They spent all of 10 minutes acting their part, and by acting I mean sitting still looking pretty.
We also went to the Kaysville Light Parade, which really is a sad excuse for a parade. But the kids loved seeing the 10 floats or so, it wasn’t very cold, and there was hot chocolate at the city offices awaiting them at the conclusion of the parade.
Abby and Leah both played volleyball with Farmington City for the last 6 weeks. Leah was on a 4th/5th grade team with her friend and neighbor, Sierra. This was Leah’s first year playing and she was awesome. I had the good fortune of being her coach and had a blast. Luckily, at this age, learning drills from YouTube makes me a qualified coach. Let’s just say I’m a better coach than I am a player in this sport.
Abby completed her second year and was on a 6th/7th grade team with her friend since infancy, Siena. Abby loves volleyball as well and she had an excellent coach who she also had for soccer. If we can keep her with that coach for the next few years, she’ll come out ahead, for sure! I’m not good enough to coach these girls in volleyball as they get older.
I saw this painting, “Not Alone” by great-grandma Minerva Teichert, in an LDS church in Riverton last week. This is the second church I’ve seen this painting in and I always feel touched when seeing this particular scene. It shows Mormon pioneers with their covered wagons and angelic hosts accompanying them on their trek. It alludes to the Old Testament story of Elisha and the Israelites as they prepared for battle against Syria. The odds were not in their favor, yet the prophet Elisha knew they had more help and even stated, “They that be with us are more than they that be with them.” Then the Israelites were treated with a vision of the heavenly beings on the mountain ridges there as support (story found in 2 Kings 6).
Jen got brave recently and darkened her hair from her natural sandy blonde to a dark brunette. She looks hot as ever and was quite the contrast to her cousin with her constantly bleached blonde coifs.
Finally, there’s a house in Fruit Heights that goes all out with their Christmas lights. We enjoy driving by with the kids to show them the display. Well, the neighbors, not wanting to be outdone, simply put up one simple light display, the word “Ditto” with an arrow pointing to the over-the-top house. We got a good laugh at the sight.