Thursday, February 26, 2015
Jackson has a serious issue with bloody noses. It's an especially big problem when he wrestles. That bloody nose of his has caused him to have to forfeit two matches so far. Once it starts bleeding, it doesn't stop. It's awesome. Yesterday, Josh took him to an ENT who cauterized it. I told Josh that he HAD to send me pictures. That might not have been the best idea. The pictures were traumatizing. My bubba cried through the thing! When they got home last night, after wrestling practice, Jackson said, "Mom it definitely does not feel good." He has bloody scabs coming out of both noses. The ENT said it could take two weeks to heal! WHAT???!!! Gross. Don't worry, though, he'll be back to wrestling matches on Monday. We are a wrestling family!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
At times, it is difficult to detect joy in our kiddo. Sometimes it is hard to figure out what makes him happy and what keeps him in what appears to be a storm. However, there are things that clearly put Colton into a state of pure bliss. On Saturday, Papa and Grandma took Colton and his cousins, Eden and David Jr., swimming. Can you see his joy in these pictures? He could live in the water. He loves it. He feels so happy when he is swimming, even if he is swimming alone. He will find friends and swim. Just swim.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Jackson was invited to Jordan High School's Preference dance. It was Saturday night. In eighth grade, he had a "girlfriend," named Kyanna. When we moved to West Point, they decided it was best to be friends since we were moving over an hour away. They remain great friends! It was fun that she asked him to the dance and that he was able to go. He had a great time! They attended her best friend's cheer competition for the day activity, then he came back to Papa and Grandma's where we were hanging out for the day. Josh helped him get ready for the big night, then he took him to the house where they were all meeting. They went to Archibalds for dinner, then to the dance. Afterwards, they went for ice cream. We picked him up at about 10 pm and headed home. He had the best time! I'm so glad that he has chosen great friends, and has kept friends from every place we have lived!
Friday, February 20, 2015
Yesterday, Jackson wrestled his first wrestling match. It was an away match, at Farmington Junior High. There were two mats going at the same time, one was varsity which was the mat Josh was coaching and the other was the JV mat where Josh's assistant coach was coaching. Jackson's match was one of the last matches. He was set to wrestle on the JV mat. He looked at me and said, "Get Dad." I ran over to the other mat and told Josh that Jackson needed him. Right then, they switched Jack's match to Josh's mat. There is something about watching your husband coach his son that is very emotional for me. Jackson was ready. He has never wrestled before, but he works VERY hard in practice and he is dedicated to wrestling. He gave it his all and he pinned the kid in less than a minute. I might have cried. After shaking his opponent's coach's hand, he hugged his dad (he fell into his arms). I am SO proud of the young man he is. Below are pictures of my new wrestling boys. There are over 60 of them! This is a testament to the coach Joshua is. This school has never had more than 20 wrestlers. Ever. The pictures below that is Jackson and his mentor, Sam. Sam is an incredible young man. Incredible. He is a phenomenal wrestler. He could very well go undefeated. But he has focused on Jackson. Jackson looks up to him very much.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
On Saturday February 14, Papa and Grandma for sealed for time and all eternity at the Mount Timpanogas Temple. It was an amazing February day. It was sunny and warm. Our little family waited outside of the temple for the sealing to be completed, and to meet them and take pictures. While we were outside, the kids asked several questions and we all marveled at the beauty of the temple. It is a gorgeous temple. When Papa and Grandma came out, we took pictures, clapped, hugged and then left for a family luncheon at their house. Aunt Tiffany made an amazing dinner - her special chicken enchiladas. So delicious! It was a pretty special day!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jackson was asked to Jordan High School's Preference Dance, this Saturday. This past weekend, after our Valentines Dinner, we went to Kohls and Josh and Jackson picked out an outfit. I don't shop. I hate shopping. Josh shops. I stay home. However, this time we ALL went. Good times. Rather than staying home, I stood nearby and cried. I'm a big baby. What can I say?! This boy is such a great kid. He is going to look so handsome. I ordered the corsage for the dance and I'll pick it up Saturday morning. We will be hanging out with Papa and Grandma on Saturday so that we are in Sandy for the pick up and drop offs.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Meet my sister, Carrie. She is married to my brother, Brandon. They live in Farmington with their dog, Durbin, who is the size of a human male. They are going through a fourth lost pregnancy. They have had three miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy, all in the first trimester. Carrie has had one operation, which we hoped would be the end of their difficulties. It wasn't. Obviously.