Monday, February 28, 2011

Are They That Much Different Today?

Me, front and center, at a party with some of my 6th grade friends. (Circa 1970)
Check out those stylin' pants!

My husband and I have been hanging around with 6th graders this year. He has been serving as a weekly volunteer teacher for the Prevention Dimensions curriculum. (Staying safe, drug-free, and making good choices.)
Our youngest daughter is a 6th grader. How did that happen?
It has been fun and enlightening to have some of her friends in our home this year.
It is so interesting to see the differences in physical, emotional and social growth.
I don't even want to think about them entering the junior high jungle next year.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Jimmer Jammer

Went to see the team live! Watched them beat Colorado State. Watched Jimmer make 34 points despite an injury (deep contusion in his left calf) and a supposed "off" night for him. Loved the excitement. Loved the energy.
Loved being there as a family.
(Though we missed Coryn.)

Loved that Cammy had an absolute blast at her first BYU Basketball game and that she wanted to do it again!


Friday, February 18, 2011

I love this game...

BY Academy Team (

"I have special luck with my shots tonight, the ball goes through the hoop again and again, and the game ends with our high school team the victors against the college team. I am the smallest player and the youngest on the team. I have piled up the most points through the efforts of the whole team in protecting me. I am on the shoulders of the big fellows of the Academy. They are parading me around the hall to my consternation and embarrassment. I like basketball. I would rather play this game than eat."
~Spencer W. Kimball

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do Not Miss This

If you live close enough to get to the BYU Museum of Art you need to put this on your "to-do list."

Our family attended at Christmas time and it was a lovely and moving experience.

A friend of ours (one of my former young women and our babysitter) is a curator at the Museum. When I ran into her well over a year ago she and her sister were preparing a dream trip back to Denmark and Finland where they had lived as children. Part of the trip was to be the business of securing the acquisitions of alter paintings of Carl Bloch to anchor this exhibit. I was excited to learn of this as so many of Bloch's paintings were a part of my childhood memories. I grew up loving these images and associating them with the Life of Jesus.

If you appreciate masterful art and beautiful depictions of our Savior's life you will want to see this. There is nothing like seeing the original paintings. (There are also a variety of secular paintings from his collection.)

Time is running out and it closes on May 7th.

You must obtain free tickets (which are going fast) to attend. Click here for information: Carl Bloch Exhibit.

Monday, February 7, 2011

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~e.e.cummings

Con Barlow Fox
Bountiful, Utah~Brisbane, Australia

Today is my youngest brother's birthday.
He would have been 44.
I miss him.
I'm sure he is the Brian Regan of heaven.
"Make 'em laugh, Con!"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011