Sunday, October 11, 2009

Farewells,Football and Failures

Dane's leader, Katy Gardner, is a wiz at making cakes. She made him a bobcat cake.

Kallie Rice picture in your mind me singing to you in a silly operatic voice...."Happy Belated Birthday to You, Happy Belated Birthday to you, Happy Belated Birthday Dear Kallie....YOU ARE SO OLD! Happy Belated Birthday to YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU! We hope it was happy and we love and miss you. I can't wait to see you play your electric guitar for us with your little tongue sticking out and expect a full concert in December okey dokey????

Well it was Senior night at the football game on Friday night. Todd had taken the scouts which includes Shay's age on a campout so I escorted Noble on to the field because they were asking for the seniors of sports, cheerleading and band. The parents escorted their senior and band had the most seniors. I told Noble I would stay and watch the football until half time so I could see him perform in the marching band. I am glad I told him I would only stay until half time because it was too brutal to watch. Truckee hammered the JV team 60-6 and the Varsity 61-6. I knew it would be bad when Truckee made a touch down in 1 1/2 minutes. The first quarter of 12 min lasted for 1 hour. That is why I don't like football. I'm sorry Cody and Ben. I know you don't read the blog too much so I feel safe in making that comment.

Devree had an experience in the high school bathroom this week. She tried to turn the lock and it wouldn't turn so she tried to shake the door in hopes it would loosen the lock. She was just about to fold up her walker and roll out under the door...when she realized that she needed to turn the lock the opposite direction! She had to tell us about her "blonde" moment. She does have some pretty blonde fuzz on top of her head. Actually we can see a faint dark haze on some parts of her bald head. She still is going to make a great Aang the Airbender for Halloween. We are having our annual Halloween party this Friday. Todd and I are going to dress up silly this year and I think Noble is going to join us. Devree will have a blue arrow painted on her bald head and hands and I have to sew our costumes this week!

Today I taught my gospel doctrine lesson and then we went over to Colby Brazell's farewell in Fernley. Colby is going to Washington, D.C. South mission. It was fun to see all of the friends we have known for more than 16 years. Noble was just 14 months old when we moved into our first house we bought on Hardy Lane in Fernley. Most of the boys I saw there today, I taught in cub scouts. They are married and having children of their own. Colby was only 2 when we moved into the ward. It was so great to see our friends in both wards. Our first bishop there is now the Stake president and it was fun to chat with him. He reminisced with Todd and I about how we moved to Fernley on Faith only. Todd didn't have a job and Bishop Eggbert asked us if we needed the ward to help us. We told him no. Little did we know that we have had to develop that faith more and more over the years. Just like Elder Scott said, Faith can be more confident than what you can see and hear.

I had to laugh because there was a young woman at Fernley that asked for Noble's phone number and told her mom that than repeated it to Todd that the daughter thought Noble was cute. During church Dane noticed this paper that a girl had written all of Noble's qualities on. This is the note that Dane wrote back, spelling and all with the girl's name omitted because too many people know who she is. Dane wrote" Write about ?" Noble replied "She's smart and serious about what she does." Dane replied "Fill out the hole page about ? and give it to ? PLEASE! I'm trying to get you a girl friend." Dane also came home a couple of Sundays and told us all about getting "consealed" in the temple. We listened to him go on for a few minutes and told him the difference about "consealed" and "sealed". It is always something.

Oh two new books that are awesome and made me laugh, cry and get frustrated with. "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" are two books of a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Awesome AWESOME reading. They are juvenile books but oh so good! Happy Reading!


lusum54 said...

Washington DC South Mission was Lukes Mission. Cool.
Good to hear how everyone is doing. I will be posting some pics on our blog this week.

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

Kallie was so happy that you remembered her b-day on the blog! We just wish you could have been here to celebrate with us. Sounds like life is BUSY! Loved Dane's cute cake and bummer on the football game. Ahhh! Ok Devs, be careful what you say about blondes (ha, ha). Love and miss you guys!

walkinourshoes said...

That is so exciting that Devree is getting hair. Way to go Dane, looking out for your bro. We love to hear that all is well and busy.

Love Craig, Koe and Kylee

The Voelkel Family said...

We have something in common! I've read Hunger Games and Catching Fire too. They are very interesting stories. They would be good for a book club discussion.
Thanks for the updates!!!