Friday, September 04, 2009

Follow up

I know this is a lot to cram into a post but I want to remember it all and I have been busy. So.... Jake climbed Kings Peak with the YM.
Dan (Jakes little bro.) got married and so L got to spend time with her baby cousin. L had a birthday and man was it a party. Jake said lets have ponies at her party. I said no this is not some MTV sweet 16 or soemthing but when I found out the price, I agreed. Looks like Jake and Jeremy almost forgot their ponies in their race. Thanks to all her friends young and old for coming. She also go to participate in her first mutton bustin competition on her birthday. She had been practicing on her best buddy (her dog) and on Jakes back. In the end Jakes ride was more gentle than the sheeps. She really wanted to do it, right up until they
put her on the sheep and two cowboys started making sure it was really her idea. She had to sit on the sheep for about
1 minute while the boy in front of her cried getting ready to go. Then tears started to swell up in her eyes so we shouted "let her go" They let out the bucking sheep right into the rodeos clowns legs. The sheep reered up and tipped her off. She got up and said Mom I didnt do good and started to cry. It took a while for us to convince her she did great. Its difficult for me to see some qualities in Leiden that come from me. I hope she learns to be a little more relaxed like her dad when it comes to competition. She did do great and all the kids won a little trophy.
We went to Flaming George with the Smith family and on the way up an elk hit us, yes I said a elk hit us. We were only about 3 miles from our camp site so some nice lady helped us drive in the rest of the way. We were super blessed none of us were hurt. The elks head was about 3 inches from Jakes face and we were covered in glass. I wanted to cry but Leidy just kept saying don't worry mom its just an elk. She was right it was just an elk. Her favorite thing to tell people is that the elk pooped on our car. We had a ton of fun while we were there. I love to ski and Jake is good on the wakeboard. Leiden loves the tube. My parents really spoil us.
I was invited to paint a mural for an auction at the expo center. My first canvas painting ever. Scary!! Jake and I celebrated an anniversary and had dinner at LaCaille (super fancy and fun) There were elegant birds walking all around us while we ate and this bird watched over us the entire time. While we were there they were having some bennefit dinner for kids with some disease. They had a silent auction that I wanted to go see so I invited myself over and was apparently standing right next to the coach for the Jazz. I went back my Jake and he said did you see that guy I said who? Obviously I am not too into sports like that since I cant even remember his name now. Finally, Leiden started school. She loves going and thinks she is a helper not a student. When the kids in her class don't follow directions she helps them out. Oh and I forgot that photo of Leiden and I eating was taken in the Parade of Homes we did for Holmes Homes. We spent a lot of time ther,e working on that house. Everyone should go see it.