Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Torres, one of Spain's leading scorers, came up short today against France.
As the French danced through Paris tonight, the Spanish fans rioted in the streets of Madrid in dissapointment. Riot police had to break them up. I guess they are tired of never getting past the quarter finals. They didn't even get into the quarter finals this year. The curse continues. And I thought this year would be different.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Lacey left really early this morning to travel 5 1/2 hours north to Oklahoma for Stake Girl's Camp. Not as a participant, but as a camp leader. A leader? Isn't she still too young? She was really excited to go and be a leader this year. But there isn't any air conditioning! Should be interesting to hear all about it when she gets home later this week. I'm sure the girls will love her as she gets into all the fun and drags them along.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Sean went on "The Trek" last summer before we moved to Texas. This was a super activity by the Bozeman Stake. They took the youth down to Wyoming to trace the steps of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies. The kids prepared almost a year for it. They had to wear pioneer clothing, they only could take 10 pounds of supplies in a bucket, they walked for a member of the handcart company and also for an ancestor. Sean walked for his great great grandmother, Mary Larsen, who immigrated from Denmark and walked this trail to the Salt Lake Valley. He also represented one of the "Valley Boys" that came and rescued the company in the winter and walked them across the cold icy river. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
When Sean was in Montana last week, he got a copy of a DVD movie, documenting the trip, and a CD of pictures. Here are a few of the pictures from the CD:
Hard to see Sean, but he is in the river just on the other side. He has on a dark hat, right in front of the girl in the pink dress. Pulling his handcard across the river.
They reinacted the rescue where 4 boys from the Salt Lake Valley came as part of the rescue party and carried the handcarters across the frozen icy river. The boys that did this act had health problems the rest of their life. And Brigham Young said that act alone ensured them a place in the Celestial Kingdom. Here is Sean walking a couple of kids across the Sweetwater River. (This area is also where my great great great great grandmother died, being sick on the journey to the Salt Lake Valley. - she is buried in an unmarked grave near the crossing of the Sweetwater. This is sacred ground to me. And over 150 years later, Abigail Shaffer Woolsey's great great great great great grandson is there crossing the Sweetwater, something she wasn't able to do).
Here are the 4 boys that reinacted the crossing resuce team. Sean is second from left. His buddy, Sant, is on the left and had to cover up since he had a bad reaction to some medication he was taking and burned in the 100 degree heat.
Here is a group of kids and leaders from the Livingston Ward. Sean is right in the middle. (Did pioneers have sunglasses?) It was a hard three day trip, but Sean made it over Rocky Ridge. He is a tough kid. He will be able to get over a lot of "rocky ridges" in his life.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I walked into one of my doctor's office right before noon and she had the game on in her break room, and I happened to look up at the TV when Ghana made their 2nd goal on a penalty kick right before the half. What a disapointment to see that. The doctor is from Hondurus and is really into soccer. The USA has more work to do to become a World Cup contender, but I think they are on the right track, although 0-2-1 and last in their group really doesn't look like it. Now I say "GO SPAIN"!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Well despite the fact that Sean's flight was delayed once he landed in Denver and wasn't going to get into Houston until 3:05 a.m. this morning, we were lucky to have him go to the United counter to see if he could get on another flight. They got him on one that would arrive at 12:30 a.m. instead. That's better than 3 am! So he got a seat. Page and I got caught in a bad rain storm once we got to Kingwood, heading into Houston. We were going so slow on the highway, we were hitting huge puddles and could barely see out the window. But we made it to the airport. Once Sean arrived, we found out his luggage didn't make the change to the new plane. We could wait until 3 am (it was already 1 am) or we could have them Fed Ex the luggage to our house. So we left without his luggage and headed home- up the road 2 hours. We got into the house a little after 3 a.m. But we are glad to have Sean back home. He had a great time in Montana.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Spain wins again! Beat Tunisia 3-1 today in the World Cup. They go into the final 16... still have a chance to win it!
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Lacey got me some hand soap from Bath & Body works. I love the smell of the lemon grass and mandarine orange lotion, so that's the hand soap that she got me. Thanks Lacey! Page knows what a "nut" I am and got me a month's supply of salted peanuts, pistacios and my favorite Spanish Peanuts. We are spending Father's Day without Sean. He is spending his last days of his trip in Montana and we will pick him up in Houston tomorrow night.
We had a nice dinner and Page is making me my favorite dessert.... Banana Creme Pie. Ok, I'm finally getting the recognition and devotion that I deserve.... I love my family a lot.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Hey Italy, you may play dirty, but you can't stop the boys from America
McBride takes elbow to the face in first half of USA-Italy match.
I have to speak in church tomorrow, but the match is so good, I can't pull away to get the talk finished. Maybe I can talk about futbol?
USA 1 Italy 1
Our electricity went out in a bad thunderstorm at noon today and didn't come back up until 7:30 tonite. I turned on the TV to see the replay of the USA-Italy World Cup match. I watched Italy score and thought, oh no, just like last time..... then we get a flook goal and we are tied. YES!!!! Then the unbelievable happens, an Italian player totally elbows McBride in the face. So blatant and he gets a red card. Well deserved ejection. Now we are up one player. But hold on, we get a bad call and red card to USA (that should have been a yellow card). Crazy game. It's half time and it's tied. Since it is a replay, I already know the outcome. Way to fight back USA. With the Chzech Republic's shocking loss today, we still were in the hunt even if we lost today, but glad we tied, should have won. USA showed a lot of heart today.
Sean- Diego came by today. He goes home to Ecuador on Wednesday morning. You don't get back from Montana until Monday night, so he says he is going to call you early Tuesday to hang out. He is going to watch the Ecuador match on Tuesday morning, and I think he wants you to join him.
*EDIT* OK- I have to come back and add this.... Pope gets a red card, two seconds into the second half? Is this ref for real? Doing this in the WORLD CUP?????!!!!Throw the bum out! And these Italians are great actors, they get bumped and they act like you just broke their bones. One man down and we still tie them. USA USA USA
Thursday, June 15, 2006
ok, I know most Americans are not watching the World Cup in Germany, but if you lived anywhere else in the world this would be the biggest thing going on in your life right now. The world goes crazy for the World Cup. I love watching the Spanish Futbol Team. I was in Spain on my mission in 1982 when Spain hosted the World Cup. It was huge. I remember nobody answering their doors to the missionaries when a soccer game was on TV. If they did open their door, they would invite us to sit down and watch the game with them, but not teach.
Spain beat the Ukraine 4-0 yesterday. So they move on. Great victory to the boys from Spain. Viva Espana !
Spain has never won the World Cup. Maybe this year?
Thursday, June 08, 2006
The signage went up on my new clinic. I think it turned out great. My boss was very impressed with me and asked if the company I found would be willing to do all the signage at the hospital because it turned out better than the signs he has been getting. So I guess I scored some brownie points.
I also have been working on finding a house for the doctor coming July 1st when the clinic opens for business. We have been able to find nothing. Until today..... a miracle. We found a beautiful home and the owners wanted to sell, but are willing to lease it (the doctor wants to rent for now). I have been working the deal all day. And finally late this afternoon it was done. The doctor and his family are moving in. I have spent three solid days house hunting. Glad it's finally over.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Lacey was my waitress when I finally showed up. I went up at the beginning of the event with 5 drinks that the young women leaders asked me to pick up at McDonalds. When I was at McDonalds and they were handing me the large drinks on those flimsy holders, they all fell! The lids worked pretty good, but a couple of them spilled all over me and my car seat. I was a little irratated to say the least, so I dropped off the drinks and went back home. Lacey called me to come back and dance. I said "NO" , then Page called "NO" . About 7:15 I decided to go up and eat and help clean up (after I dried up and calmed down). So Lacey served me a couple hot dogs, rootbeer float and banana split. Yeah that made me feel a lot better! It cost me only $5. (Hey if it wasn't for me, they wouldn't have made a profit!)
Lacey tried to get me to buy some popcorn, but I was stuffed.
They had the hall decorated with balloons and the girls dressed up in 50's clothes. They had 50's music playing. It turned out really nice. Too bad more people didn't show up.