Monday, December 6, 2010

At the end of the 2009-2010 school year, Cassidy was awarded her varsity letter and received a plague for her performance in track & field as most improved during her Freshman year.

She spent the year learning how to do the "four step" in the 100 meter hurtles and learning how to make it over hurtles that were 3 inches taller than in Junior High.

She also participated in the 300 meter hurtles. This was her first year doing it and is a killer race. By the end of the year she was running in the 51.3 second range. At the first of the year she was running 55-56 seconds. She also became the top 300 meter hurtle runner at the high school beating out the others one of which was a junior.

Seth was in the school fall play entitled, "Auntie Mame." He played a rich snob. This is his picture right after one of the performances.

Rebecca's soccer team 2010. We are the Champions of the girls 5th-6th grade. I was able to coach her team. It was an exciting championship game. We were down 2-0 and fought back with 2 goals to tie and then kicked a penalty kick after the opposing team was caught tripping in the goalie box. The penalty kick put us up 3-2 and we held on for the win. Rebecca became a huge asset in the defensive field pretty much playing as our safety in front of the goalie for the season. She instilled a lot of confidence in others with her performance.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Some of Erika's Graduation photos.

Yes, really, Cassidy was found reading the scriptures.

Erika's graduation photos. Class of 2010.

Erika's graduation photos. Class of 2010.

Monday, May 10, 2010

2010 Band Festival-Jazz II. Seth is part of this group where he plays the Sax.
2010 Band Festival. Concert Band 1...this is the band that Cassidy is part of. This is a portion of the song.
2010 Band Festival-Symphonic Band. The best Concord has. They took 10th in the State of Indiana this past Saturday. There are no classes in this competition. This was 10th from the whole state. This performance is one movement of a only a portion of it.

2010 Band Festival. This is the 48th year they have done this. Find Erika, Seth and Cassidy in the pictures.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Family update:

Rebecca just concluded her first season playing Volleyball. Congratulations, Rebecca.

Seth and Erika are in Indianapolis today. Their high school symphonic band advanced to the State finals last week and today took 10th out of 16 teams.
Cassidy is a member of her high school track team mainly running in the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. This is a video of her 2nd meet running the 300m Hurdles. She is in the green and captured 3rd place. This is a new race for her as it wasn't a race they ran in Junior High. Yep, she is winded by the end. However, this is a race that she is getting control of. This past Wednesday in a tri-meet event she scored 1st place. This coming week she will participate in the NLC Conference meet and then it is on to Sectionals. The top four qualifyers from Sectionals will advance to Regionals. Those who qualify at Regionals will advance to the state finals.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Here is a poem that Rebecca created (with a little help) which she recited at The Young Author's Conference on Saturday:

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo is a fun place to be,
And over spring break I got to see,
A dolphin show where they did cool tricks.
They jumped through hoops like they were sticks,
They jumped in the air and did some flips,
And on top of the water they did lots of skips.
When we got to the seals they waved at us,
And we got to play Simon says with them which was an awesome plus!
We went to the dog sharks, and I got to touch one.
It was wet and scary, but it was still a lot of fun!
We went on a train ride around the zoo,
And saw giraffes, elephants, and an animal hospital too.
As we walked around getting tired and sore,
We saw monkeys, lions, tigers, rhinos, and so much more!
But I'm still curious about those dog sharks,
Because I never heard them bark!

Prom 2010. Erika went solo this year, but had fun with friends. They ate at Olive Garden, enjoyed the dance and ended up at IHOP afterwards. She rolled in around 3 AM.

Yay Becky!
She is playing 5th grade volleyball for her school Oxbow Elementary. She may have a hidden talent.

Greetings from the Indianapolis Zoo! Spring Break 2010 took us to the Zoo. From a Dolphin Show to a ride on the train to seeing different kinds of animals it was blast.

Monday, March 15, 2010

5th clip from "Once Upon a Mattress." Erika is in the blue dress.
4th Clip from "Once Upon a Mattress." Seth is in the middle.
Third clip from "Once Upon a Mattress." Erika in blue dress with white head band behind a guy in green.
A second clip from "Once Upon a Mattress." Seth in brown tights and a brown outfit in the middle of the screen. Erika is left of screen in blue dress with white head band.
A clip from the Spring Musical performance, "Once Upon a Mattress."

The Spring musical: "Once Upon a Mattress." Seth played Harold and Erika played 2nd Lady. These are pictures taken after the show.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Seth just concluded Speech for the year. He and a partner were "duos" on a speech and they did well during the season. This past weekend was Sectionals. Unfortunately they were not able to advance to State. But hey, Congrats Seth, next year you will get them.
Track is about to start for Cassidy. Here is a video of her first meet in 2009 when she was in 8th grade. Now she is Freshman and we will keep you up to date on her performances.
Seth is part of Concord's Jazz Band II. They performed at their ISSMA performance scoring a Gold rating. Here is most of their performance. Please note that Seth has a solo in it.
Yup, another birthday! My traditional cake: Angel food with vanilla ice cream and strawberry topping.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Seth: 2010 ISSMA State Performance video clips

Seth participated in a Sax ensemble on Saturday. This was a state event and to qualify they needed to do a certain level of song and acheive a Gold rating at the district event. They accomplished this and went to State securing a Gold rating as well. The event was held in Indianapolis. These are a few video clips of a performance that lasted around 7 minutes. This is an ISSMA event (Indiana State School Music Association)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Assorted Pictures. Two of them were taken at a Jazz Concert that Seth was part of. The other is a picture of Janelle texting. I think she was just learning how do to the particular type of text that would make life a little better.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A lipdub performed by Erika and Cassidy to the music of The Final Countdown by Europe. During a lipdub you mouth the words to the song but the original vocals are heard.
A Lipdub courtesy of Erika, Cassidy and Seth performed to the song "Down" by Jay Sean.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A few more pictures to add to the collective. Three of these (I'll let you guess which ones) are of Cassidy's birthday. Yes, she is 15, only a few mores years of "teenagerdom" and she will be someone we can live with. The other picture is of a windmill farm that we saw on our trip home from taking Ashee to Rexburg. We saw a couple of these during our trip.

A few random pictures. The group picture includes, of course, our family but also the Boswell family. We met for a pre-New Year's evening get together.
A few pictures of Ashlee's dorm at BYU-Idaho are included as well as a picture of the Rexburg Idaho Temple.