Sunday, March 30, 2008

Snip, Snip

Johnny boy received his very first hair cut today. Papa cut Johnny's hair, so we thought it was appropriate for Johnny boy to get his mullet trimmed by his dad.
As you can see, both dad and son look dapper, as always.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Tribute to Grandma Felt

This morning Grandma Martha Afton Felt went to meet her husband, Paul Felt. It was 10:23 am and Aunt Jessie, Tammy, Yvonne, Marilynn and Uncle Tom and Lina and the hospice nurse were there. We got to hold Grandma's hand and look into her eyes and watch her look toward her next step in eternal progression.

Grandma Felt is such a wonderful person. We loved being with you and we're looking forward to seeing you again.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

a letter to my baby boy

dearest johnny boy,

Thanks for being so good all week in Los Angeles even though you were not feeling well. Thanks for traveling so nicely on the very first flight you've ever been on. Thanks for being good for the babysitter while your dad and I got to go see Wicked, the musical. That's Ga-linda, with a Gaaaa.

Thanks for napping so well so I could do my homework in the hotel room and attend the lectures to learn more from BJ Dohrmann. Thanks for being so cute so that everyone at the conference wanted to be your friend. Thanks for cheering me on when we got back home and the car ran out of gas and I had to run around getting a gas can and gasoline and finally getting the gas lid open. You are a trooper. Thanks for being so good during primary today while I was leading music and your dad was in California still and couldn't be with you. Thanks for waiting all the way through primary for me to change your poopy diaper. Thanks for sleeping through the night again. I really appreciate getting my sleep. I love you so much.



Monday, March 10, 2008

A little under the weather

Johnny boy is feeling sick and it is so sad to hear him cough and have a runny nose. That is pain in its purest form - watching your children suffer. So, being sick we shouldn't be getting on a plane to go to southern California, but we are. Maybe the sunshine will be good for Johnny boy. I hope he travels comfortably.

Since we're sick, we should be staying home and watching a movie. Which would you choose?

We went to Be Kind, Rewind with Carlie last week and it was fantastic. You'll have to see it to understand what sweding means, but we liked the way ours turned out. It was hilarious. Thank you, Jack Black. Just don't magnetize all of the orphans at the mission.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Would have, could have, should have

Tonight we went to the BYU-Air Force Mens Basketball game at the Marriott Center. The cougars took their 46th victory in a row at home, continuing to set a national record. The night was full of action, or should I say, missed opportunities for action.

Let me explain with exhibit A.

You might think I'm trying to rub Trent Plaisted's 5 turnovers in his face, but that is not the case. Trent's fifth and final turnover was a pass to Jonathan Tavernari, who couldn't quite get to it but gave a hurculean effort on his way out of bounds and propelled himself to the handrails right in front of us. He used his momentum to jump up toward the seats rather than into the railing. He was literally right in front of Johnny. I told Johnny he could have kissed him, he was so close and why didn't he take advantage of that opportunity? I would not have been jealous.

Exhibit B - Pay special attention to the lips. Think of yourself if given the same opportunity. Would you have gone for it?

We tried to win a shirt from the cheerleaders and even though they couldn't throw worth beans, they kept managing to get them past the first row (barely), where we were sitting (Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa Felt for the great tickets!) We settled for a picture with Cosmo instead.

Go Cougars! We ended the night with a phone call to Beepa, who actually played on the basketball team for the Air Force Academy back in 1976, to report the results of the game. Way to go, daddy-O!