Sunday, November 23, 2008

Seussically fabulous

Klynton's play was the past two nights and here are some of the pics for everyone to enjoy! He did such a good job! He didn't seem nervous and when mom was at work at the show house, everyone who came in that knew he was her grandson commented on how perfect he was for the part.

He seemed so calm and didn't even hardly blink. He seemed to take everything in stride I even got to dance with him in the isle.

Imagine that!
I danced with the cat!

He played with all his heart and soul
and did a superb job for all.
His hat you can see was as tall as the wall.

Okay, enough of my ryming - I know it is bad but it kind of makes you feel like you can.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crunch Time

We are down to two weeks tomorrow to see Colton into the MTC. Life in the house is a little like living in a bubble. The old habits are very prevalent and as I say to him "We need to get these things done" he comments back that "You think I don't know that?" It is interesting to see how the young prepare for things. He hasn't even got his suit cases out of the garage yet. I am looking forward to things getting done and his having the new experiences he is taking on. Klynton's play is this week if anyone wants to come. He is performing as the Cat in the Hat on both Friday and Saturday nights. They are performing for the elementaries and the middle school today and tomorrow and he is so excited. Molly and I can hardly wait for the play to be done.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Family pictures

Here we are after Colton went through the temple. He in his mission suit, Klynton in his tux in preparation for Cat in the Hat and me in my dress. I decided to try to get some family pictures and Klynton was struggling with the sun in his eyes and I thought the picture was really funny so it is the one you see for now. As soon as I get the real ones back from Kim, I will add a few... and great thanks to Amanda for taking this silly shot! Thanks to Kim & Linda for lining up the semi-serious shots so that we get some of Colton before he leaves.

This day felt like Christmas to me. I got up about 5:00 because I couldn't sleep. I was laying there in bed crying tears of joy over this day finally coming. The anticipation for Colton to go through the temple for himself was soooo exciting, so I finally went in his room and made him come in and lay on my bed with me so I could hold him and cry and pray and thank the Lord God in Heaven that I could be his mom. I think I was more excited than he was. This is a Thank - you day not only for him but for all of my family. It was so choice to be with my brothers and sisters in the temple. We missed those who weren't there but this was awesome!!!.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Colton things

With the upcoming mission and all, I have added a link called "India Life" to my blog site that you can follow if you so choose. This is the blog of a family who lives in India and they teach at a school there. One of the gals in my office, Tonya, sent me this link and also forwards emails to me so I thought you might enjoy following what Colton and I have been following for a couple of months. They can't post very often and their emails have been getting out about once a month but this is pretty cool to follow and see. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The rest of the Story

Here is the best picture from yesterday. At noon I went down and joined the witches on the corner and I will let Molly add that pic - if she doesn't, I will at a later date. Anyway, we waited for the kids from the elementary to come on their parade so I spent some time with Mom, Molly, Dal and Christian on the corner of Main and 100 West with the witches. It was a fun day. We partied at work and at Radio Shack (I had to work both places yesterday) and also on the corner. In the evening I had about 6 kids come to the house.

Last week of October

Here is the mighty Klynton at work with his band concert. I wasn't able to go but they are all dressed in tuxes and I must say, he looked so nice. I love seeing the boys dressed like that. Colton, Dal and I think Kyle went to the concert. Klynton really loves to play the trumpet but the band teachers love the fact that he can play the French horn as well and so he usually ends up playing the French horn even though he wants to play his trumpet. This week though, he told them he wanted to start learning the sax. They nearly split. He can play almost anything he puts his hand to with very little practice and he is really good at it. With practice, he gets proficient fairly quickly