Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snow in So. Cal.

This is not a sight that is seen very often in Southern California. In Dec. Calif. got quite a bit of precipitation. Jordan is at a elevation just high enough that is was in the form of snow. There was snow on the palm trees. The p-day after this first pic. his whole district took a drive into the canyon a bit higher than where they live and went sledding for the day. Who knew? You go to Ca. on your mission and see snow. It must be global warming.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Writer

this last semester Taylor has been taking a dual credit history class. He had the assignment to write a essay about Benjamin Franklin and his contributions that have benefitted our lives. Taylor spent a fair amount of time on this. This is really tough for Taylor because he hates to write essays/stories/papers. He turned in his paper and continued on his merry way. Last week he found out that he had won 3rd place in a Sons of American Revolution contest. He also got a $100 savings bond. He/We didn't know there was any contest but it's great to see that when he really tries that he is able to accomplish something to be proud of. Way to go Tay!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pearly whites

The long awaited day arrived yesterday. Taylor got his braces off. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!I don't know who was more excited, him or me. I remember that day many years ago. He was suppose to go for his final appt. the end of Oct. then get them off a week later. That was when we were in Utah. So it was rescheduled for Nov. and the soonest they could fit him in for removal was Jan. He was very patient and now his teeth are beautiful. I keep making him smile for me and it doesn't take too much coaxing.