Well, we've had a lot of things going on the past few months. Some really good, some not so good, but all in all we are getting through! In early April we headed to Idaho again for Ashley and Derek's graduation from BYU I and Kenzie's blessing. Everything went great. Alyssa was too busy to take time off school so she flew to Utah and her Grandparents picked her up at the SLC Airport and met us in Rexburg on Saturday April 11th. Sunday Derek blessed Kenzie and it was a great experience. We love being grandparents! Yes, it's as good as everyone says it is. Of course it's not worry free.....when is life worry free? But it is wonderful!
Prior to going to Idaho Alyssa participated in the State FCCLA (Family, Career,Comunity Leaders of America) Conference. Mark and I were judging a couple of events and so Emily, Mark, and I stayed at the hotel for two nights so we could have a mini vacation since this took the place of our Spring Break. Alyssa was a state officer this past year and was very involved in the planning and carrying out of this event. There were over 1000 kids from around Colorado participating in events. It was a very impressive event. Alyssa did a great job as did all the State Officers. They have to have a red formal gown and there is a dress standard that they can't have any bare shoulders. The girls were to wear white cover-ups to make their dresses modest. Alyssa had a modest dress and just wore a white shawl to match the other girls. After the conference the leaders asked Alyssa about where she got her dress and commented how impressed they were with an "already modest" gown and she didn't have to worry about her shawl falling down, off, etc. They said they will consider getting dresses from the same company (Beautifully Modest) for the officers next year. Way to be a good example Alyssa!!!