Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kenny's 2008 Picture

Well, I finally found and downloaded Kenny's picture. I guess some girls had taken the pictures home and pinned them up on the wall. Unfortunately for them, their father entered their room to complain about the Jesse McCartney music being too loud and saw his daughters sitting on the bed, staring at the wall, and lusting over Kenny's picture. He immediately demanded that the pictures be removed and that the girls meet with their bishop. It was quite the ordeal, but Kenny is handling everything nicely.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kenny's Picture

Kenny's picture is soon to come--I believe he is so in love with himself that he has taken the picture package and created an altar of self-worship. :)

Frisco's New Picture

Who is this? Well, this handsome, young ELIGIBLE bachelor enjoys long walks along soft, sandy beaches. He currently is enrolled in the PRE-pre-law course and is just waiting to be accepted to the Harvard School of Law. While he is not officially dating anyone, many beautiful ladies are lining up and taking a number.
Love you bud.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Soccer Update

Vanessa's Celtic Storm played a friendly against the Timpview High Soph/Freshman squad and came away with a 2-1 victory. I was really excited for this game--probably more so than for any other this season as it was an opportunity to see the girls matched up against some older and more experienced players. Storm really dominated play in the first half and maintained pressure in both the defensive and offensive thirds. Vanessa made some good runs, but didn't put one in the back of the net; however, she did pressure the defender, win the ball in the left corner of the 20, and passed back to Mariah who put a beautiful shot into the upper right corner. Mariah came back shortly later and scored another as she controled a lose ball in the middle of the field about 25 meters out and finished with another beautiful goal. But that wasn't all the scoring for her. Timpview got their only goal of the match when Mariah tried to clear a ball on the defensive end and accidentally scored an own-goal.
I was really impressed with the overall performance that Vanessa gave. She played a little more physical in the second half (I only got to watch 15 minutes of the second half but from what I saw she did well.) Since joining Storm, she has really improved and plays with a lot more agression and confidence. I can't wait until next year when she can tryout for the highschool squad.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Soccer Update

Vanessa had her 4th game of the fall season today and they came away with a 2-0 win. Ness started the game with a goal in the opening minutes of the game. She stole a ball in the attacking third, chipped a ball over the outstretched arms of the keeper and into the upper right corner. Later, she felt a player hit her ankle and flopped, drawing the PK. However, the attempt was unsuccessful as she hit the shot right at the goalie. Julia Eldridge, an ex-player of mine who also plays on the Storm, ended the scoring with a shot from more than 20 meters out. Up next is Heber Valley Storm on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The game will be played in Heber. For those interested in or able to attend the game, click on the Celtic Storm link, go to team pages, and then U14 Select. You will also be able to click on statistics to follow her throughout the year.

My 8th Grade Princess

Well, this might be a very biased opinion, but I will share it anyway--my little girl is blossoming into a gorgeous young woman. I will never understand how someone so precious came from my loins--haha! Alright, so I'm trying to embarrass her, but speaking sincerely, she is growing up fast and is growing up beautifully. I can't believe how old she looks!

Les Miserables

This past weekend we gathered up our bags, hopped in the car, and drove down to St. George to unite with nearly the entire Fisher clan and see a spectacular production of Les Miserables at the Tuachan Center for the Arts. I had looked forward to this for nearly 12 months and was not disappointed. First off, the soundtrack from this particular play is probably one of my favorite CDs--just ask Vanessa. She gets so sick of listening to it while I drive her to school! Anyway, not one of the performers gave less than a satisfactory performance while many, especially Javert, were just incredible. As I said, I have listened to the CD so many times that I have created a personal interpretation of the acts in my mind and, because of that, a couple of times I was forced to close my eyes because I enjoy my interpretation more than what was on stage, but other times I was won over by the actors' portrayal. One individual, the inn keeper, completely changed my feelings about one particular part of the play. It is a song that I forward past because I can't stand it, but seeing him and his wife as they sang and brought that scene to life completely repainted the picture in my mind and made it very memorable.
And as for the facility, I have only one word to describe it: beautiful. Seriously, seeing the Center was like Indiana Jones arriving at an ancient Aztec temple. If any of you ever has the opportunity to attend a theatrical performance at Tuachan, do not miss it. I know I will return.