Monday, March 16, 2009

Montana/Wyoming Fishing Queen

Woo-hoo Spring Break Baby! Dad and I took off for a Montana flyfishing adventure on the Little BigHorn. The weatherman assured us it would be a balmy 30 degrees on our first day. He was only about 35 degrees off. We woke to -4 degrees but braved the day anyway, one of the the only groups crazy enough to fish the river that day. All the fish were just waiting for us. Day Two it got up to 30 degrees and day three we think we hit 40 degrees. Other than almost losing my fingers and toes to frostbite, we had a safe time. We nymphed our brains out. Paul Garrison and his lovely family hosted us and we shared in laughter and games at night, wonderful homecooked meals and great company. It was my favorite spring break on record. We almost forgot to take pictures we were having so much fun. Eat your heart out, Matt and Gabe.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cute Pics of Kids

Nothing much to say. I'm just packing to go on a week flyfishing trip with my Dad through Montana and Wyoming so my focus is elsewhere. But Hannah and Jantzen were together this weekend and we took these cute pics. They are almost grown up. Sigh...where did the time go?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jantzen and Mom

Gentry ready for her violin performance

Mom and Hannah before our racquetball game

Jantzen looking spiffy for Prom

I just have to spent a minute talking about how grateful I am to have my son home. He is a joy. THIS is what it must be like to enjoy teenagers in the home. Since he has been home, we've enjoyed each other more than any other time I can remember. He is not only funny and pleasant to be around, I am just so proud to watch him blossom as a young adult. He is at Snow College part time and Manti High school part time. In addition, he holds down a part time job. His teachers love him. It's like I got my old boy back. The glint is back in his eyes. We have great conversations together, and he's so good to help out shoveling the walks when it snows or helping around the house when asked.

I still worry about him falling back, but our communication is good and he doesn't take offense when I want to talk about the patterns I worry about. He's actually become the emotionally healthiest one of all of us, and has a great ability to see things from an objective perspective--He is teaching me every day.

Lest you think he's perfect, he still eats like CRAP. If you are what you eat, he's a Mountain Dew and McDonalds french fries, but I can deal with him being human. Yes, he still tests boundaries but we work through it much better than we used to.

He's a GREAT...kid and having the opportunity to have him home before he takes off for college is the best gift I could ask for. Thanks everyone for your support and love over the past year. I really think we did the right thing and I can look back and see what a difference it's made. I love this kid.