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swim team 2013

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Summer is off to a great start with swim team practices in the early morning every weekday from 7 to 9.  McKinley, Reagan, and Brady all have friends on the team so it is really fun for them while they improve their swim skills.  We had our first meet on Saturday morning and we walked away with a lot of red ribbons.

 Reagan and her friend, Henley - proud of their second place finish.  Brady and his friend Raleigh took first and second place.  Brady and Preston are swim buddies too.
 Of course, we love the Lloyd twins and are so glad to get to spend time with them.
This gal took first place in the 50 breaststroke.  Not bad considering that due to cheer practice, girl's camp, cheer camp, and being sick for a week with Bronchitis she has only been to about 5 practices.  Way to go Kiki!

8 on his Eighth

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I could not love this little guy more.   There is so much to like about him.   Here are eight of my favorite things about him on his eighth birthday.
1.  He has so much enthusiasm for everything he does.  Whether its being a new cub scout or trying a new sport he is genuinely excited to try anything new.
2.  He is friends with everyone, and a good one at that. 
3.  No one is more OBEDIENT than Brady.
4.  No one TRIES HARDER than Brady.
5.  He is absolutely, positively CRAZY about his dad and wants to be just like him.
6.  He loves sports.  Watching them, playing them, talking about them.  First thing he does when he wakes up in the morning is look up who won what big game the night before because he probably had to go to bed before the game was finished.
7.  He is our little "executive secretary".  He reminds us of things we need to remember:  "Tanner is your phone in your pocket? (before Tanner jumps in the pool) and "Mom, don't forget so and so's birthday is Frida…

Out with the old & in the with the new

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Well just about the time that one son finished his Eagle Project and is preparing for his final merit badge and board of review, another is turning 8 this week.  And because he turns 8 this week, he was eligible for twilight camp.  I don't think you can find a boy more excited to be a cub scout.  This guy was THRILLED when we found his big brother's old blue shirt, applied the patches with our ward's unit numbers on it and picked it up from the dry cleaner.  He really can't wait!  He also had a fun time at his first day of TWILIGHT camp with all the other boys his age.

Here we go again..... (sigh).

God works in mysterious ways

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Our Stake President, heard through the grapevine about a baptism that took place a couple of years ago in our ward and knew that our son, Tanner, had played a small role in the baptism. He asked me and Josh (the convert) to write down the series of events that unfolded and send it to him for a project that one of the 70 was working on. I am not sure of what the plan is to do with the account but this is what I wrote and I thought it might be a good thing to add to my blog. It really was a great example of how this is the Lord's work and sometimes He is clearly at the helm working miracles behind the scenes. 
If there is one thing I know, It is that Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways to bring about his work. In 2011, Brother Josh Edwards found his way to the fullness of the gospel and my son, Tanner, was able to play a small part in his finding it.  I should start by telling you that Josh had mentioned to his wife some weeks before he even would meet Tanner that he wante…

Kiki at cheer camp

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Kiki went straight from Thursday night of Girl's camp to cheer camp the very next morning bright and early.  She learned alot and is getting to know the other girls on the squad better and building friendships.    We were thrilled for her on the second to last day when she was nominated for All American Cheerleader.  The NCA coach that nominated her mentioned that she had terrific motions.  It was a great experience for her and she seems to be enjoying it.

Getting ready for EIGHT

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Thank you to the Amazing Toni Elmer for these great photos.

Girl's Camp 2013

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Haven't posted in awhile but I was off at Girl's camp for a week and was busy getting ready for Girl's camp before that. Here are some highlights.  Prosper 2nd ward girls - Minus the YCLs. Me and my besties.  Brent calls us "Shahna and the S/Cheris"  (Cheri and Sheri)
All dressed up for the crazy stake leader skit on Tuesday night.  Man alive we made fools of ourselves.
 4 of the cutest little beehives in the world.

 Got lots of chances to catch up with old friends like thos one, Heather Perdue.  I have known her for over 25 years.  McKinley, not to be confused with Annie Oakley.  Grandpa Stevens would have been proud to see this girls in action.

 This was part of the Thursday night program.  It was so incredible and maybe I will get a chance to post more detail about it later but Brent was nice enough to come up and help light the tree for the "Tree of Life" on Wednesday night.  Got to know these two fun ladies much better and have decided they are k…