Thursday, May 26, 2011

A New Look and an Update!

It was definitely time to update the blog, so I also decided to give it a whole new look!

Porter graduated from 5th grade at Endeavor Elementary on May 24th, 2011. His teacher, Sonia Galaviz, put together a graduation ceremony for the entire 5th grade, which was a lot of fun. The students even got a "diploma" with the picture, taken in a cap and gown. It is hard to believe he will be in middle school next year!

Mandi is just about done with 7th grade at Pathways Middle School in Meridian. She has had a good year and has done very well but, because of outrageous gas prices (almost $4 per gallon), we are going to send her back to East Valley next year. Driving back and forth to Meridian twice a day 5 days a week is really taking a toll on our pocketbook! I think she has gained some valuable study skills, though, and she is very excited to return to her old school!

Aubrie is just finishing up finals for 10th grade and is excited to be done with school for the year. She has also done very well academically in all of her classes, including Seminary. It is fun to help her pass off her Scripture Mastery scriptures, and I am so happy that she is gaining a testimony of the gospel.

Nick finished up his first year at CWI. He will be 19 in August and hopefully will be turning in his mission papers soon. I know it is a big decision for him, but I also know the most important thing he can do with his life right now is to serve a mission for Heavenly Father and share the gospel wherever he may be called.

Krystal just finished up her second year at CWI. She has not yet decided on a major but is thinking about Business Management, as she and I will be starting a boutique soon (if we could only think of a name for it!)