Josh “I Am”

I loved Halle’s “I Am” project so much that I wanted to recreate it for Josh. The photographer who did Halle’s moved to Australia, but I was reasonably sure I could replicate it. I hired Michelle Chudleigh to do the portraits, and they are SO good. We told Josh that Michelle was just looking to…

Josh’s 15th Birthday

Happy 15th birthday Josh! What a year it has been. It literally feels a lifetime ago that you turned 14. So many things have changed. All for the better.  You finished your middle school career with online school. You received your special 4.0 award with a video and elbow bumps. 8th grade continuation was online.…

Sept 2021 recap

IT HAS BEEN THE BEST FALL EVER!! So, so much fun, joy and pride watching the kids do what they love. Josh rocking the tennis court, Halle being a SUPERSTAR on Stage, and Blake playing flag football and hanging with his friends. The weather’s been great, the leaves are beautiful, and I am HAPPY!

Happy 14th Birthday, Josh!

Dear Josh, What a weird year it’s been. I’m glad of two things. 1. That we’ve been able to spend so much time together as a family. 2. Donald Trump is no longer President. Your birthday was on election day, and you graciously allowed us to watch election coverage on your big night. And it…

Where I’m from

I love this project the 8th graders do. They have to really think about what makes them, them. I loved Josh’s and wanted to share it here. It’s so perfect.

Josh’s 13th birthday

Dear Josh, Happy teenage birthday! What a joy it is to have you in our family. You are smart, fun, kind and responsible. I love attending every honor roll breakfast and celebrating how hard you work in school. You are self disciplined and rarely need reminding to get homework done or work in upcoming projects.…

Joshua’s 12th Birthday

Dear Josh, What a special birthday!  Turning 12 is so much fun and I am so excited for you to get to join the YM program.  Last week I had the opportunity to sit in on your interview with the bishop as he interviewed you to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and gave you your very…

Cross Country

Josh joined the Cross Country team this year.  I am so proud of him!  He stuck it out even though it wasn’t really his favorite thing.  He always tried hard and he improved so much.  It was so fun watching him run at meets with his good buddy Ethan.  I’m so glad he tried something…

Josh turns 11

Dear Josh, Happy Birthday to you!  What a fun year it’s been.  Some of my favorite highlights include going to the Great Wolf Lodge and watching conquer your fears and do the Wolf Tail slide.  Also, cheering you on all summer as you worked so hard and became the U10 Tennis State Champ!  I have…