Update

A little update on what we are all doing:

Kray and Alysia are busy working. Alysia is a full time graduate student so she is extremely busy and Kray is looking for a new job. One that can pay him more and give him more time flexibility. They and their two dogs live in Bothell. He was asked to help coach a boys soccer team this fall and is in seventh heaven! 

 Kray in his element

Kray in his element

Jason is busy at BYU in Provo going to school (studying computer science), dancing on the ballroom squad and working at the Provo Temple on the grounds crew. He is extremely busy but finds time every now and then to give him mother a call. He is usually walking home from work or school, but I don't care. I love talking to him. 

 Jason third from the left in the back

Jason third from the left in the back

Mike is finding his way in Rexburg. He is trying his hand at Theater and hopes to make it a career. He is loving the small town and college vibe. 

 Mike, second from left

Mike, second from left

Matthew is still in South Carolina (Georgia Macon mission) and loves the people he is serving. Thankfully his mission president's wife posts pictures all the time on Facebook and of course I'm scouring the photos looking to find Matthew. 

 Elder Blanding is on the far left

Elder Blanding is on the far left

Christopher is working hard both in his classes at Bellevue College and on the ranch he works part time at after school. He is taking some math and programming classes. He tells me he is doing well. He is always in front of his computer, usually doing homework or playing a video game and always with a dog in his lap. He seriously hates me taking his picture so I don't get very good ones from him. 

Jessica is studying hard. Her goal is to have straight A's so she can get into BYU Provo and become an art major. So far she is doing well. She is staying on top of her classes and works hard to stay ahead of homework assignments. She is also on Redmond High Schools dance team and was asked to be on a state wide select dance team. She continues to take piano and she is a TA for her elementary art teacher on Mondays. She has no free time. She is very creative and enjoys anything that doesn't have science, math or writing involved. 

 Jessie's broken china doll face for Halloween

Jessie's broken china doll face for Halloween

Steve and I are busy trying to keep our heads on straight as we keep this family pulled together. I'm helping Jessie's dance team with their strength and conditioning, working at The Root Beer Store, training clients, running, driving kids all over the place. Steve continues to juggle a few teams at Expedia and work on his Mine Craft YouTube videos. "Someone has to pay for this all." 

Def Leppard

Steve and I took Jessie and Chris to see Def Leppard. It was really cool! 

 bad lighting! Chris, Steve and Doreen

bad lighting! Chris, Steve and Doreen

 Steve having the time of his life!

Steve having the time of his life!

 Doreen & Jessie

Doreen & Jessie

 Truly an outstanding night!

Truly an outstanding night!