Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I got Dissed !

The first day of school is always a big anxiety producer, especially for ME ! I think its from my own childhood memories of being split up from my Twin sis in the Third grade! That's a whole other "twin twister" subject..some other time!

Anywho, I'm standing in the chaotic cluster of 4 foot tall 4th graders all wondering where to line up for the teacher to come present herself and claim them into her stewardship....

When all of the sudden, as my grip was unconciously tightening on sweet Marky's hand....

Marky looked up at me and politely asked me if I wouldn't mind standing "over there" his eyes indicated the direction of the grass with all the other mom's who were banished from hovering, too !

What ? Well I nevah ! ! (as my beloved Southern belle mother would say)!

I can't really say, never. But it sounded good.

Cause last year I got thrown off of the Alta High campus by Scotty after I took his picture in front of every Alta sign and every door and asked him if he needed more lunch money . You know, all the stalling tactics... It was his first day of High School !

I even called him on his cell phone after he went inside the school and tried to get him to come back out for more pictures!

Very tenderly, he said..."Mom, would you just go home already!" I circled around the school a couple of times in the car and finally gave up and went straight for a Diet Coke!

Back to Marky..After the "teacher-reveal", and the bell rang, Marky marched right in without even looking back ! I was a Joyous way !

So far, that's how each day has been. No reportable incidents. No nothin !

On another "Angelic note"...

Sam has begun first grade. Yup, all day! I'm sure it's an adjustment for him. He's used to eating 3 or 4 breakfasts, 2 or 3 snacks, then 1 or 2 lunches..all before 11 am!

He comes home raving hungry and thirsty. Yet he seems happy. Another wonder of wonders- child of mine!

This year Scott is a Junior. He just asked a sweet young lady to the Homecoming dance! She even said, Yes! I'm so proud of him and the handsome, valiant young man he is becoming. Another wonder !

I'm sure all of you have similar stories in your hearts. I think of all of you who have been so important in our lives and have helped us and supported us and prayed for us.

I thank you with all my heart. I wish you all health and happiness.

Love, MarkyandSamandScottsmom

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

My neighbor, Ken, came over yesterday.

He has this new i-phone thingy that does all sorts of cool stuff.

He just had to show me some of the "apps". One of which that would play any song you wanted, PLUS you could view the sheet music at the same time, PLUS the phone has a little kick stand that you can set it up on the table like a picture frame of sorts. Amazing, Cool stuff.

I said....

"Oh yeah...that's nothin !"

"Last night, I got Sammy to EAT PIZZA ! "

And, he loved it...ate almost the whole delicious cardboardy, frozen, buy 5 pizzas for a dollar at Wal-Mart kind !

As previously reported, Sam IS very discriminating in his cuisine selection. So, this was a huge advancement in his "apps" !

Ken put his phone down at that point and agreed with enthusiasm...

"Yep, you're right..THAT'S amazing, Cool stuff !"

Now for a Summer update:

1. Marky has stayed well all summer!

2. He turned 9 on July 31st !

3. July 30th was his one year anniversary for his Jeep Make-a-wish!

4. Marky and his parents got to ride in a Hum-Vee in the PIONEER DAY PARADE on the 25th of July! He was dressed in all his Army geer, complete with beret and a chest full of medals. He was very popular with the photographers. Had his picture taken with the "Parade Royalty" ! Hoorah Marky !

5. Scott, Age 16, received his Patriarchal Blessing also on Sunday the 31st ! A very special day for him.

Marky is very pleased with all the significant things that occur on the 31st...His cousin, Brookie, was married last year on his birthday...Scotty got his P. Blessing on his birthday...And most honorable and noteworthy is that Marky shares his birthday with his beloved maternal Grandmother Huff !

They have celebrated their birthdays almost every single year together. Grandma Huff has scheduled her visits to Utah around their special day. This has become a sweet bond between them.

This year Grandma Huff became an Octogenarian ! (is there an "o" in the middle of that? or is it an "a" ??) She joins that rank with the grace and style that only a Southern Belle can!

We love her and honor her.

Hope all your summer "soire's" are sensational !

Love from Marky's camp.