Monday, March 30, 2009

Graduation May 2, 2009

33 days until I attend the commencement exercises for SUU!!!  

I will be walking at the commencement and graduation exercises at SUU on May 2, 2009--- but I will not graduate until after I finish four remaining classes.   After I finish up those courses over the summer, I will receive my Master's of Science in Sports Performance and Conditioning from Southern Utah University in Cedar, Utah!  

I am really excited that the featured speaker at the University Commencement is President Thomas Monson, of the LDS church.  When I received my Bachelors of Science  from BYU in 1995, President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke at the university commencement exercises!  He was the newly ordained prophet of the church!  

Am I spoiled or what?

Lydia King Baptism

Saturday March 28, 2009 beautiful Lydia King was baptized by her father, Seth King into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!  

Jared and I were Lydia's primary teachers from June 2007- August 2008.  She was the only girl in the class when we moved.  Lydia was a joy to have in our class.  She was excellent at reading, being a good example, memorizing her articles of faith and she was a great class leader.  Even at 6 years old, she could tell the story of Joseph Smith and the first vision.  It is a beautiful thing hearing a child testify that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and saw, God the Father and Jesus Christ.  

Lydia is also very musically talented, like her mother (and father).  Even at 6 and 7 she would perform solo's in front of the whole church congregations.  She has a beautiful angelic voice like her mother.  Tears of joy always come to our eyes when she sings!  

Thank you for being a blessing our lives and bringing so much happiness and joy into our lives.  Thank you for letting us be part of such a beautiful day!  We love you, Lydia!  

Hannah McBride- HAPPY 5th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Hannah!  

Hannah McBride Celebrated her 5th Birthday March 20, 2009.  So, on March 19, 2009 Jared and I took her to Grape Day Park in Escondido, California.  
Friendly tour guides showed us the inside of the train, that has a train model, after Hannah gently reminded us not to get distracted!  :)
Hannah also noticed the Old Victorian home did not have an indoor bathroom, but did not understand what was so horrible about an outhouse.   

Jared and Hannah enjoyed monkeying around on the grapevine playground!  

Thanks for playing with us Hannah!  We had a great time with you on your birthday!  We love you!!!

Jared Lights Up the Stage, as a Chimney Sweep in MARY POPPINS

Jared loves his calling as an Advisor in the Special Needs Mutual Program in St George Utah. This is a picture of Jared before the road show on March 11th, with some of his friends, James, Derek & Ridley in the Desert Hills High School sound booth.  These young men did a fantastic job providing the lighting and sound for the Special Needs Mutual Road Show!  

While Jared's friends were safely hidden in the light/sound booth, Jared was on stage playing a chimney sweep in the Mary Poppins number.  He did a perfect cartwheel while the audience cheered.   I think Jared missed his true calling.  Jared was meant to Light up the Stage on Broadway.  Just look at that smile.  

Everyone did a wonderful job in the production!  The lights shined bright at Desert Hills High School March 11, 2009.