Thursday, April 22, 2010

Allison's Storytelling Festival

Allison has followed in her big brother Dallin's footsteps, and was invited to participate in the "Finals" of the Molasky Storytelling Festival. She told the story of the Frog Prince, by Shelly Black. She did wonderfully amazing!

Roses are Blooming

After much patient effort, our rose bushes finally surprised us and all started to bloom, one after the other (maybe in the order that gets the most sun?) with some of the blossoms getting really big and beautiful.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Senior Prom (Sort Of)

Last night was Centennial's Prom. Scott's group decided to not actually go to the dance this year. But they did go out for a nice dinner at Maggiano's and go see Beatles Love at the Mirage. Then they baked cookies at someone's house. Scott went with a girl named Stevie who is in our Stake but goes to Cimmaron High School. A great time was had by all.

Our Busy Lives

Lots of random stuff going on lately in our lives:

-Scott and Dallin continue to run track
-Ethan has started Spring Soccer
-Rachel has tried out for a dance team
-Allison was in a story - telling contest at school and has advanced to the finals
- Chris has been busy working and teaching Seminary
- Elaine has been busy with her Stake Primary calling, most recently helping with a Webelos camp, and her Ward calling in Activity Days.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Formal

Scott had a great time at the LDS Formal that 5 stakes in Las Vegas put on last night. He said on a scale of 1 to 10 it was definitely a 10. Scott went with a girl he knows from the Shadow Ridge cross-country team named Palolo. They ate dinner at a members' house (Chris and the Bishop got to play waiters) and then went to the dance at an airplane hangar in North Las Vegas that had been decorated in a 1940s hollywood theme. Scott got to wear the vintage 1940s tux the Fotheringhams always lend him. Of course, he always has a great time when he doubles with his cousin Heidi.

Bike Riding

For some reason, it has taken Rachel a while longer to learn how to ride a bike than it did her older siblings. Maybe we were always busy with other things. Maybe when the weather's been nice for learning how to bike ride she always had a cast on. Maybe those casts made her nervous to learn a skill that involved balance and the possibility of falling . . . . We don't know. But recently she made the decision that she was determined to finally learn how to do this after all these years of fits and starts. She got on her bike and tried and tried all afternoon and evening one day, . . . then, the next day, she got on and was able to do it. She's been unstoppable ever since and wants to go riding her bike every day.

Easter Family Hike

Cousins and Easter Eggs

Monday, April 5, 2010