Saturday, October 11, 2008

BYU Ballroom Dance Company

McCall & I took Grandma Mann to the BYU Ballroom Dance Company's performance for grandma's birthday. It was wonderful! We started the evening with Panda Express & Coldstone and then watched the dancers at the Nampa Civic Center. The costumes were unbelievable and the routines were amazing as well. I think McCall's favorite part was meeting some of the dancers afterwards and getting their autographs. It was a nice break from football games!

Sports, Sports & MORE Sports

Cross Country - -Taylor knocked 30 seconds off of his time last week. His PR last year was 19:20 and he just ran an 18:49 in Twin Falls. Watch for more . . . State is in a few weeks.
Spencer is the starting safety for the Freshman Football Team. He also plays tight end, running back, and kicks.
Grant is a cornerback for East Valley. He also plays on the offensive line, kick-off & kick return

M'Kay plays tight end, defensive line, kick-off & kick return

McCall has to go to everything - - she cheers a lot and visits the concession stand!

Columbia High School Homecoming

Taylor asked Breanna Thueson to Homecoming with a little help from our friends Ben & Jerry!

She answered him back by decorating his room in Camo and leaving about 1,000 army guys on the stairs, the floor, the bed, even in his closet and dresser drawers. The poster said "It would take an army to keep me from going to Homecoming with you!"
THE DATE . . .
Taylor took Breanna out to the farm this morning to ride 4-wheelers. Of course it had to be the day where it was about 35 degrees and then the wind on top of it, taking down into the twenties. They had fun anyways and then joined several of their friends for dinner and the dance tonight. I think they had a great time!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to School!!!

Taylor - - Junior, Columbia High School
Spencer - - Freshman, Columbia High School

Grant Salinas - - 7th Grade, East Valley Middle School

M'Kay Salinas - - 3rd Grade, Ronald Reagan Elementary

McCall Salinas - - 1st Grade, Ronald Reagan Elementary School

Today is the first day back to school. Summer FLEW by and as sad as that is, I am really looking forward to getting back on a schedule. This is the first time in over 16 years that I will not have a child at home during the day. Just so you know, I didn't cry this morning when I dropped the kids off at school!! This time of year brings lots of activities to our family. Taylor runs on Columbia's varsity cross-country team, Spencer is on the freshman football team, Grant plays football for East Valley and M'Kay is starting his first year of tackle! (Yea . . . no more flag football!) It is sure to be a great year!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

All About GRANT!!!



Grant's Favorite Cereal is Reese Puffs! Usually they just get one box of their favorite, but since I just hit an amazing deal at Albertsons and paid pennies for each box I decided to splurge!

Grant is our "dutch-oven" master!!! Every Sunday he makes some type of dessert, usually a cobbler or chocolate cake. He is hooked up now for a while!

Dad & Grant at Red Robin
Enjoying a special drink for his birthday!

His own BBQ apron

Grant received the priesthood today - - here are all of the cousins & family who were there.

Family Members who stood in for Grant's Ordination.

With Grandpa & Grandma Mann

Grant & Family

With mom & dad

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Locks of Love

Today McCall decided that it was time to give another little girl her hair. Mom thought we were going in for a trim, but McCall announced that she wanted to cut it to her chin and donate her ponytail! Mom was the one who was a little sad to see her hair go, but so proud of her for wanting to give it to Locks of Love. Doesn't she look darling?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wrestling Banquet

Columbia High School Wrestling Team
River City Tournament Champions
Wesier Invitational Champions
Conference Champions
District Champions
State Runner-Up
Dual Record 25-1

Tonight was our High School Wrestling Banquet!!! Of course wrestling is pretty much year round in our family, but at least the stress of the high school season is done for a little bit. Taylor had a great year but fell a little short on his goals. He has lettered & made it to state both his freshman and sophomore year, but the medal stand has eluded him. It is back to the weight room and "off-season" wrestling in hopes of reaching some of those goals next year. As his parents, we are super proud of him and his work ethic. He is a good student and an all around great son. Anyone who can endure getting their ear drained 7 times in one season must be dedicated! Congratulations Taylor on your achievements!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Salinas Family Update

Our Columbia Varsity Wrestling Team took first place at the River City Duals in Post Falls.
Columbia Wildcats!!!
McCall loses her FIRST TOOTH!!!
What a beautiful smile!
Shaking hands with Mr. Cano, the Principal
McCall & her friend Autumn receive the "R Factor" award at Ronald Regan Elementary. This award is given to students who are responsible, reliable & respectful!

McCall with her teacher, Mrs. Fields