Jake & Lilly – Junior Prom 2017

Jake asked Lilly to his Junior Prom. Although I am not privy to all the details it looked like they had a great time together. They spent the morning mountain climbing with the group of friends.

After he picked up Lily for the dance, they went and ate dinner at the Alpine Country Club and headed out to the dance. They had a great time!

Lots and Lots of Basketball

All of our kiddos played basketball this year. That is six different kids, six different teams with six different games for about 6-8 weeks. We were busy!!

Ellie actually played in the Fall which made it nice so we didn’t have her competing for our time when all the others were playing in January. She played with her bestie Izzy.

Drew convinced Seth to coach his team with several of his pals. They had a fun little season and Seth saw a ton of improvement over the weeks.

Claire actually played two seasons. She did one season of Junior Jazz and then one season of Bantam. Although she doesn’t have a ton of experience, she is coming along. She has so much hustle and is very coachable. I am expecting big things out of her the future.

Katelyn played with the same group of girls she has over the years. They always have a ton of fun and end up winning and losing about the same amount of games. Thank you Coach Tullis for putting up with these girlies!

Jake coaches and plays with this group of guys. They are always a ton of fun to watch. They are fast quick and always make it to the championship game. Even though it is just recreational level, they are a ton of fun to watch!

Megan ended up playing on the Mountain Ridge 9th grade basketball team. She was quite the baller and was often one of the top scorers on her team. They only lost three games which is record for the school. They made it to the final tournament but ended up missing a handful of players and lost in the semi’s. It is too bad because they were so good and could easily have won. Next year! (Team pic coming soon).

It was a very busy couple of months but I had a blast cheering for my kiddos!

Survivor – Johnson Family

So I started watching Survivor during its first season years and years ago. I have not missed a season since. It is one of my very favorite things. It didn’t take long for that love to wear off on my family. Seth, me and my four oldest watch it regularly. My littles also watch it when they can.

Well my girls thought it would be a great idea to have our own shortened version of Johnson Family Survivor. Seth and I acted in place of Jeff Probst by running the challenges and tribal council. The kids were one tribe, the Galang Tribe (stolen from a real season of Survivor). Challenges ranged from some hilarious food challenges, puzzles, memory games and more!

Planking…our first Survivor challenge. Ellie won immunity!

Immunity Idol courtesy of Katelyn and her clay molding skills.

This was the first tribal council. Notice the fire ring. We got real technical.

Another immunity challenge was to see who could stack the most dominoes on their hand in one minute. Megan won!

This here is our jury. Notice the tears. Ellie was the most recent member voted off and she was pretty sad about it.

Megan and Drew were our two finalists who had to give their speeches to the jury.

Sole Survivor of Johnson Family Survivor: Megan! Lets be honest, does this surprise anyone? Over the past year or so Megan has gone back and watched EVERY past season of Survivor. She really is a pro and quite good at challenges and at speaking. I actually have a video of her speaking to the jury. Ask me about it sometime and I will show it to you. She deserved her win! 🙂

President’s Cup – Mesquite, NV

Megan’s Surf soccer club played in the President’s Cup in Mesquite, Nevada. Who wouldn’t look forward to heading down South where the warmer weather is waiting?! Well, believe it or not, the weather was awful. It rained, actually poured, most every day we were there! Yes, in the driest state, it rained. What luck!

Megan’s team ended up playing really well and making it to the semi-finals. Unfortunately they lost in a shoot-out in overtime. It was a hard-fought game and really fun to watch. Way to go Surf!

Devoted soccer fans!