Thursday, April 23, 2009

13 - 5 win in Lacrosse

Stephen's lacrosse team, (Alta) won their game tonight 13-5. It was a great game. I sat next to the parents of another player tonight. We introduced ourselves via our son's name, number and playing position. Their son was on attack, Stephen on defense. I commented that when your son is on offense and they score a goal it is great. On the other side I told them that with a son on defense, I always want to have the game be a shut out. But 13 -5 was pretty good.

Stephen achieved a large, unified response by the crowd when he decided to go through a player on the other team, rather than around him. The other player caught air as he fell to the ground. It happened right in front of his team's bench, bringing cheers from the team. Playing defense brings its own kind of rewards. Like acting like blocking a shot with your body to prevent the game winning goal from happening. Then acting like the ensuing welt that will be there for the next 3 weeks really doesn't hurt. While the glory in this move is impressive, it is not nearly as fun as blocking someone to the point that they catch air. From that point on, they think twice about trying to get around you.

I also over heard one of the opposing teams' parents comment about Alta just throwing the ball to get rid of it from the defense. At first I thought, they don't just do that, they play well. Then Anne pointed out how Stephen can pass the ball from behind the goal to a team mate on the other half of the field with amazing accruacy. Way to go Stephen!


Honor band concert

Anne participated in the district Honor band concert on Wednesday. They chose studentst from all around the district and had them put on a concert. It was an honor (pun present if you want it) to be chosen for it. She was recommended by her teachers for it. She was one of 3 oboe players in the band.
They did great. It was really amazing to hear the caliber of the music that came out of a middle school band.

Congratulations Anne! We are so proud of you.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009 Spring Ice Show

I (Anne) have a skate show with my syncronized skating team on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2. The show time is at 6:30 for both and tickets cost $2.00. On May 2 there is public skating after the performance from 8:00-10:00, but you need to pay the regular public session fee. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

daniel boone was a boy...

Do you remember that song, Dan-O? We sang it all the time when you were three or something. And now you're twenty-three. (23?) Weird. Thanks for being born.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Egg hunt

The annual Easter Egg hunt (or the more accurately named Easter candy hunt) will be held a 2:00pm on Saturday April 11th in our yard. The hunt will begin when everyone is here and ready. If you are late it will make for anxious kids asking over and over, "when do we start, when do we start?" So please be on time. For parents please bring a contribution of candy for the cause. We are excited to see everyone.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

writerly news

In January, Christopher and I submitted essays to this year's David O. McKay contest. Today was the last day the winners would be notified. When I found nothing but junk in the mail box this morning, I figured we had expected too much, and therefore, the universe paid us back with last place (when I won in '06, I had forgotten that I even submitted the essay at all).

But then I got a phone call. Looks like the universe just wanted us to wait for a second.
  • Christopher won an Honorable Mention in the undergraduate division. You guys heard Christopher's essay at the family Christmas party and it's pretty much amazing.
  • I won first place for the graduation division.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 16th, at 1pm. I know it's a fairly inconvenient time. But if you have time that day, come for some free food.

lacrosse locations

This is copied and pasted from an email, so ignore some of what is said, but the locations are there and it is less typing for me.

Over the next few days we have the following games:

Saturday April 4th:
10:45 : Alta 2 versus Lehi
12:30: Alta 2 versus Bingham 1
These games will be at the South Jordan Middle School, 10245 South 2700 West.

Tuesday April 7th:
5:30 PM: Alta 2 versus Bingham 2
This game will be at Indian Hills Middle School.

Satuday April 11th:
9 AM: Alta 2 versus Viewmont
We will be playing at Viewmont High School, 120 West 1000 North, Bountiful, Utah. We’ll try to carpool and arrange this once I know for sure who is able to play and who is not.