Sunday, November 23, 2008


From the title, one would think that I should be imparting some profound words of wisdom, but nope that is so not the case!

Ok, so it has been one week since the high school football season ended and guess what we found out: That there is life after football! In looking back it is hard to understand how we did all that we did along with two football games a week (three games - if you want to include Jacob's games). Instead of taking that extra time to relax or enjoy one another's company or just do something fun as a family, we just seem to try and cram anything and everything in that extra space of time. Silly us!

Life is just pluggin' along. The kids are busy doing their thing, while I am busy doing mine and trying to maintain some sort of stability between it all. At this time of the year, we are so grateful for everyone in our lives that help us in any sort of way. We love our family, neighbors and friends. We are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Oh no! What will I blog about now that football season is over!! Thanks Bryce and the Syracuse Titans for keeping our Thursday afternoons and Friday nights full of fun, laughter, and football!

I am very proud of Bryce for his dedication to this team for the past two years. What an example he has set for us. It just goes to show that anything is possible it you just stick with it and work towards a goal.

With that said, the Syracuse Titans football team and their AWESOME season came to an end last Thursday at Rice Eccles Stadium. The Titans played in the Semi-finals against the Alta Hawks. After a hard fought game, the final score was 42 - 14. Hold your heads up high Titans! You have accomplished what few teams have done and you did it in only your second year.

Thanks for the memories and we can't wait till next year to do it all again with Jacob!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Semi-Finals, Baby!

Wow, I don't think words can describe the game on Friday. It was the quarterfinal match up between the Syracuse Titans and the Pleasant Grove Vikings. It was a beautiful fall afternoon to watch this game. From our seats you could see the mountains with the snow covering just the tops of them.

Back to the subject at hand: the game. I thought that Syracuse and Pleasant Grove were pretty evenly matched. The Titans were leading going in to the 4th quarter. After three quick touchdowns, Pleasant Grove was ahead 25 - 21. Syracuse on their final drive with 1.2 seconds on the clock scored the winning touchdown! The final score was 27 - 25! You could see the excitement of victory on our players faces but also the agony of defeat for those on Pleasant Grove. It was an awesome game. Everyone on both teams should be very proud.

Just a quick shout out to everyone that has come to each junior varsity and varsity game with me to cheer Bryce and his friends on. Thank you, we love and appreciate all that you do for us! But we are especially excited that we have at least one more game to listen to Grandma Foxley yell when it is quiet in the stadium, "Smoosh 'em in the ground!", or "Break their Legs!" Or our all time favorite, "Roll him on a stretcher and get 'em off the field!" Thanks for the laughs, Mom!

What a season the Titans have had. After their first season together and having a record of 0 - 10, to be playing in the semi-finals at Rice Eccles Stadium next week is an awesome feat. It just shows that if you set goals and work hard to accomplish what you set out to do, anything is possible.

So next Thursday, we will be forgetting about work and school and taking a field trip to Rice Eccles Stadium to cheer on our favorite team, the Syracuse Titans!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


It hard to believe that my kids are getting old enough that trick-or-treating doesn't appeal to them. This year Mariah was the only one who was excited about the holiday.

After trunk-or-treating at the local park, I gathered up Mariah and her cousin, MacKenzie, to go and visit the grandparents, great grandparents, and great aunts. Bryce, after a hard fought football game, went to his cousin's for a little pizza and xbox. Jacob stayed home and passed out candy.

Maybe next year, we will just have to have a Halloween party to call our own.....


It is crazy to think that with all the football games that we have attended this year, this is the only photo that I remembered to take of the gang! Unbelievable!

History is in the making! The Syracuse Titan Football team have advanced through the first round of the high school football playoffs! The game was held on Friday, October 31 in the afternoon. What gorgeous weather we had to watch this game. The temperature was in the 70's and there was just a slight breeze. The Titans played a great team from Kearns. The outcome was 42 - 18. Bryce was able to play the last few minutes of the game. The lineman that Bryce faced was twice his size in height and had a good hundred/hundred fifty pounds on him. After the first few times of being pushed back, Bryce realized that he had to play low and when he played low he was able to get around the lineman and apply pressure to the running back and quarterback.

This coming Friday the Titans will play Pleasant Grove. So can you say FIELD TRIP! In map-questing the school, it is about a 90 minute drive from here. Bryce is going to be hating life. He gets car-sick so easy and with a drive that long...let's hope he does well.
Good Luck Titans!