Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Spencer Smoot is State Champion

Hailey’s brother Spencer Smoot dominated during the Utah Division 5 State Wrestling Championships. Spencer is a senior in highschool and went into the state tournament ranked NUMBER 1 and proved why he was ranked that way.

He pinned his first opponent, had a technical decision on the second match, won by like 6 or 8 points on the third match and had a major decsion to win the CHAMPIONSHIP match. Way to go Spencer!

Spencer had way too many girlfriends prior to winning the state championship and now he can’t keep his cell phone from ringing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Return from Sacramento

This past weekend our family flew to Sacramento to celebrate Easton Lovell’s birthday. Easton is our first nephew and we had a blast with Steve, Lisa and Grandpa and Grandma Kandell also.
Unfortunately when I (Eric) booked the tickets to Sacramento I didn’t realize we would have to take 3 plane rides. We flew from Salt Lake to Vegas and then to Ontario and then to Sacramento. Needless to say both Hailey and Adyson were not real thrilled. By the time we got in Friday night, we ordered take out from Bucco di Beppo or something like that and ate dinner at Steve and Lisa’s home.

Saturday was a really fun time. We went to the park and watched Adyson and Easton swing on the swing set, play on the jungle gyms and watch the ducks. You will defintely need to look at the amazing pictures in our gallery.

Later Saturday afternoon we went to Steve’s parents home and had a HUGE family BBQ. Lisa made my famous FLANK STEAK recipe. If you have never had this amazing steak dish, you need to ask me for the recipe. We opened presents, played games and ate.

We are looking forward to having all our family out here in July when Adyson celevrates her 1st birthday. Adyson is growing up very fast. She is crawling all over the house and trying to get into all that she can.

Oh by the way something really SCARY that happened to Hailey and Adyson while we were in Sacramento…. Basically we went to church on Sunday for stake conference and near the end Adyson was getting really hungry and grumpy so Hailey grabbed the car keys from me and went to feed Ady in the car. We were parked about 2 blocks away from the church so I didn’t feel like there was a lot of reason to go with them since church was almost over. Well about 15 minutes later Hailey came back to church with a horrified look on her face. She had been followed to the car by 2 jerky men who blocked her car in with their car and were knocking on the window and sitting on the hood of the car. Luckily nothing more than that happened, and I think they were mainly some idiot kids that were trying to scare her. Hailey had to drive over a curb to get out of the parking lot and to top it all off, before she had known they were following her, she had left Ady’s car seat and her car keys outside the car. Luckily these guys had no idea and when they were sitting on the hood, she jumped out and grabbed them and then was able to take off. This almost seems like something you would read in a scary book or something. We are just happy nothing else happened!

Monday, February 6, 2006

Austin Smoot's Birthday

We went to Centerville for Austin’s birthday on monday and celebrated his 15th birthday. Hailey wanted me to tell Austin, if he is reading this, that he has a Hottie Boddie! Anyway it was a lot of fun to spend time with the Smoots and Shane made a really cool compilation DVD of Austin’s childhood memories. We can’t wait for Breanna’s birthday in March.