Friday, November 30, 2012


 Madalyn played on the JV girls high school tennis team again this year.  She really improved her game and was ranked the #2 doubles team for JV.  She had a great season with some wins!  It was exciting to be able to see her play and see her progress!

Last game of the season

Madalyn's partner

 Pink out for breast cancer game!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Flag Football

Trevor was on the Steelers this year.  It was a rough year without many wins, but he had fun despite it all.  Plus he gained some more experience which is always a plus!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Welcome Home Elder Shipp!

 Today was the big day!  Elder Shipp returned from serving an honorable Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Durban, South Africa!

He flew home via London and his flight landed in LAX around 1:30 p.m.  After getting through customs he finally made it past the gate to see us around 3:00 p.m.  We could not have been more excited!  

Anxiously waiting
Walking up the exit...our first view of him!

Then all the hugs and greetings started!!

So happy to have him home!

Elder Shipp with Grandma and Grandpa

Elder Shipp and his mom

 Mackenzie could not be at the airport because she needed to go to her pre calculus class, but she was able to make it to Grandma's house before Scooter got there!  Trevor is away at science camp and was super sad to miss Scooters homecoming, but Scooter will be there to greet him when he returns from camp!  What a great reunion that will be!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pinewood Derby

Ryan was out of town for 3 1/2 weeks and it was Pinewood Derby time...yikes!  I am not good at this type of stuff nor, I will admit, do I want to be good at it!  So for my benefit Trevor chose a simple cut car.  Then he decided, in honor of Elder Shipp aka Scooter, to paint the South African flag on his car.  Elder Shipp would be coming home exactly one week after the Pinewood Derby so he thought this was perfect!  He named his car "The Elder"!

Grandpa Wright came down the night of incase there were any problems with the car.  As it turns out it was .2 oz too heavy so here he is helping Trevor remove a few weights.

Trevor loves the Pinewood Derby and was sad this was his last one as a scout!

Lined up and ready to race!  He did not have one of the fasted cars this year, but he did win a few races and had lots of fun!  3/4 way through the races the wood chipped by the front wheel and the wheel broke off.  Luckily I am good with a glue gun and could glue it all back together :)!

He got the "Best Paint Job" Award!