Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Updates

I know all of you in Utah do not really want to see the snow but the two boys are enjoying weather that does not include snow.

Picture from Joy's Senior All State game. Just when you thought she was the tallest! But still the whitest legs!

Pictures from Jared's apartment.

And the last one. Let me know if you can figure out how to use all the fixtures in this bathroom - the one next to the toilet and the one with white handle on the wall.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Another update with email addresses. Both of them now have PCs so send them some emails and let them know about your blogs if you have one.

Jake -

Jared -

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ok - It Has Been Awhile

Quick update on the boys:
Jared - as everyone knows he is in Kuwait. He calls either early in the morning or late at night since he is 10 hours ahead of Utah. Here's his address:
Jared Malone
Camp Arfijan
APO AE 09366
Do not ask me what the intials mean. I can make out some but not all. If the mail gets to him who cares.
Jake - promoted to Corporal today. My birthday. Here's some pictures:

The red mark on his face happened that morning during some Marine training.

Making Corporal is a big step. Now he is a non-commissioned officer (NCO) expected to lead other Marines. He will be made a Team Leader.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jillian in the Cross Country

Jillian has been participating in cross country since school started. Swimming starts later in the fall (just now starting practice) so she decided to stay in shape by doing cross country. It has been difficult for her since she is like me in high school - I hated running. But she keeps at it. I've attached some short videos of her at the meet in Price this week. While she does not finish in the top group to medal, she does complete the course and she is aheaded of several girls.

The other day she asked why I keep pushing cross country. I asked her three questions. Are you having fun? Do you like being with your team? She answered yes to these and I told her that was what was important. Then I asked what would you being doing if you did not do cross country? She replied sitting around watching TV. Plus I told her there are many people who would not attempt to run cross country let alone finish each race! I did not like running until I was in the Marines.

Jillian also auditioned for the "Sound of Music" play and she will be one of the nuns. Joy will receive her Young Women Medalion tomorrow in sacrament.

Joy did not play on Thursday after hurting her shoulder in the volleyball match against Wasatch. In that match she had 32 kills - pretty amazing! They won giving them a 3-0 record in Region. With her out the team did not do well against ALA on Thursday. They lost and it was Carbon's first region loss in over two years. Joy went to physical therapy on Friday and has to return on Monday. They think in might be torn ligaments. They will know more on Monday.

Friday, September 18, 2009

First Time Blog

Ok - like I do not have enough to do each day, now I need to spend time checking family blogs. But unlike my favorite TV character, Special Agent LeRoy Jethro Gibbs (From NCIS), I am trying to stay up-to-date with the latest technology and social networking trends. Besides, when I had two daughters arguing over who first had the idea and who first posted a story about Jake, I figured I needed to be the one to post some items. Plus I've wanted to get some videoes of Joy out to the family.

While all of Joy's sisters had their own individual talents, Joy is the first high school athlete of all the girls. Jillian is following close behind! So everyone one has seen Joy on the volleyball and basketball court. Now it is time to see her in another setting!

Just so everyone knows, she is back to her old ways in volleyball.

This is all for now. I'll post some video of Jillian later. Don't want to wade too far into the unknown at this time!! Besides I'm sure I will get plenty of advice from the expert bloggers in the family!