Trevor's freshman football team is having a great year. They are currently 5-1 and with 62 boys on the team roster he is learning how to fight for his possession on the team. The results from his weight lifting class this year are showing as we watch his shoulders broaden and his muscles thicken. He has such a good attitude about waking up every morning for seminary and looks forward to Tuesday morning breakfast at Panera with seminary friends.
Natalie is really enjoying her advanced art class this year and has decided to be a lady bug for Halloween. 7th grade is agreeing with her as she grows and develops as a person a little more each day. She has taken a huge interest in eating healthy and really feels good! Natalie and Savannah have such a sweet relationship! I guess they have what you would call a good "check and balance" system going...Savannah is constantly checking and Natalie balances everything out...Thanks Natalie!
Savannah is still trying to figure out if her 4th grade teacher Mrs. Houx likes her or not. She has been in trouble a few times for talking in class and is constantly striving to show her teacher that she is a good student! We have talked on many occasions about different personalities and how to get along with each of their differences. She is a perfectionist and has a strong desire to not only succeed but be the best! She is currently working on entering a contest to have her drawing picked for the cover of this years school yearbook.
We made another quick trip to Utah towards the end of September to be with my sister Audri for her wedding. The youngest of 12 in my family got hitched! Congratulations Jeff and Audri Longman!
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There are also times in a mothers life when your children completely surprise you with their ability to overcome obstacles in their life and move ahead! Upon returning home Devin disappeared in the house and I immediately began to research when another appointment at the DMV would be available. Not but 15 min. had passed and Devin engulfed me in a hug saying, "It's no big deal Mom". He had rearranged his date plans for the night and put the past behind him just like that. Man, I really love that kid!
I was able to schedule an appointment for one week later and on July 6th, Devin received his drivers license. Maybe if he had taken his test one week earlier he wouldn't have had Lupe as his instructor? She was so darn cute we had to have a picture with her!
... red, white and blue was everywhere!
Trevor would tell you that he would have never made it as a Pioneer and you'll never see him on another Trek... but his Ma and Pa were pretty cool and had good snacks.
P.S. Our "Chicken Farm"... was not very sucessfull in the hatching process and our odds ended up being less than desireable... 0-13 to be exact! We are not quite sure why none of our baby chicks survived but have unanumously decided to give it a break till the weather cools here in the desert.