>> Friday, November 28, 2014
Preface to the Preface.... This was started 2 years ago. It probably makes no sense but I figured I'd post it in the spirit of keeping a written record.
This post was started about 4 weeks ago... Yep, shows you right there how good at blogging I am. It's taken me that long... Anyway. So some events are past now (Penny's birth), but aren't talked about like that in this post. Just bear with me, yes? I don't have the patience to go back through and change everything... =D
It's been forever! I was, ever so kindly, informed the other day that 'I am no in school anymore so I have NO excuse to not be updating' (thanks Kell =D)! It's true. So... To not go crazy, and inevitably completely overwhelmed, I am doing one simple PICTURE OVERLOAD of a catch up post. And, since I'm unfortunately addicted to social networking, my catch up post this time will come from all my Instagram pictures (with some descriptions).....
Back in February we got to watch Uncle Chi Chi compete in the State Wrestling tournament. Mitch had won 3 State Championships up to this year and was aiming for his 4th. There currently are about 20 people ever in Utah's history to be 4X State Champions. Mitch made it all the way to finals, but was unfortunately beat by a few points in the last 20 seconds of the match. Needless to say it was devastating. To see someone you love so much face the trial of a dream (a dream made when he was in 6th grade) being unmet is heart wrenching. It was incredible the love, support, and attention Mitch received after this match. Many people told my parents how proud they were of Mitch for his character, and could care less that he wasn't a 4Xer. My favorite was a mother of a young wrestler who looks up to Mitch who said "Tucker learned tonight that the HERO doesn't always win." Mitch is a Hero to me for the man he is becoming and I am so grateful that my son has men like him to look up to and learn from.
Miss Penelope Claire will be making her appearance in just 4 weeks from Thursday! As you can see she's somewhat overtaken a lot of my pictures. From the thousands of pictures of the Bump, telling Nixon about his new sissy, and the ever so present 'sock bun' (because that's all I have the patience for in doing my hair) she has kind of taken over my Instagram feed....