Friday, October 20, 2017

October 2017

Frightmares at Lagoon was very cold this year!
 Carlson Sisters with the Carter Brothers

These two got engaged at the BYU Rocky Mountain Competition

It seemed fitting since they met at Provo High Marching Band four years ago.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wasatch Marching Band Competition

Best in Music
Best in Visual
1st Place!!
Five more competitions to go!
I'm standing behind one of the big props holding on tight. The wind was fierce at Herriman Highschool.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Conference Weekend

Missionary Reunion
Conference Center
Conference Sleep

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Marching Band, Homecoming, and other Happenings

Section Leaders 2017

Homecoming with Wyatt
These two were in the same Kindergarten class.

Mathew Rubow Left on his mission to serve in New York City.
Jen and Jared came to visit from San Diego. 
They fed us homemade Tamales on Christmas Day last year.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Former Mission President and wife visiting Provo, Utah.

President Schmidt, Julz, Jessie, and Sister Schmidt

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Amelia Earhart Elementary

 Jess at UVU

 Science Team at Payson Jr. High
Homemade eclipse viewer

Eclipse in the tree shadow.
 GW's shadow

 Smith Rock Park
One of my favorite photo's shown on Facebook

 Nasa Photo of the Solar Eclipse

It was also President Monson's 90th Birthday!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Tomorrow I start back working as an aide at school. Every year I feel anxious and a little nervous. I will miss my friends and former co-workers who won't be coming back to Amelia Earhart Elementary. They really made the work environment fun.

This year I will have a new boss and, yes, he is a male. I've been working for Provo School District for eight years, and all the people I worked with have been female. I'm not too worried; I shared cross guarding time with Jonathan last year and he was very nice. I just don't like change, and some of the ladies who aren't coming back were very good friends.

Jen started her work at Payson Junior High today. School for her doesn't start until next week but all the teachers at her school start getting ready this week. I hope she enjoys her new job even though Junior High can be challenging. Jenny and Jessie continue to have the Carter brothers over for dinner and other activities. They are such nice young men and GW and I really like them.

Jessie has been a case worker this summer for Kids on the Move. It's a non profit school that helps children with special needs and their families. She drives all around Utah Valley and works with families in their home environment. She really likes her job even though she caught a cold last week from one of her students. College for Jessie starts soon at UVU, and she will move to part time work while she attends classes.

Julz has also been working for a school part time. It is called Nomen Global on Center Street. It's a language school to help teach English for students all around the world who move to Utah. A ward member friend owns it, and he hired Julie a few years ago to file and do book work for him. It's nice for her to have a little money on the side so I don't have to buy all her saxophone reeds!

Julz started back at Provo High today even though it really doesn't begin until tomorrow. She gets to attend a leadership meeting for National Honor Society and band and have lunch. We were able to do a little clothes shopping and ended up buying summer shorts on sale. She is excited to be involved with Chamber Choir this year along with marching and jazz band.

Jacob brought Brittany over last week for her lasagna birthday dinner. She is eighteen months older than Jacob and started working for Revere Health across the street from Utah Valley Hospital. They seem to be settling in. Hopefully Brittany can encourage Jacob to finish his degree! Right now he seems to be looking into other options.

GW and I worked all day Saturday putting up sheet rock. I'm learning so much about building even though he is doing most of the physical work. I find it fun having something to do together. It may take a while to get everything finished but we are in no hurry.