Garrett is our all star when it comes to sports he plays everyone he can and excels in all of them.
This was his first year in Track as his coach said he rules the track.
In track you can only do 4 advents if it was up to coach Garrett would be in all of them.
This year Garrett Ran the 4x 4 relay and the 400 every meet but one he won the reason he did not win the one time was because he pulled his hamstring half way through the race but came in second only 1 second behind the winner.
He also jumps the running long jump 16 ' 4'' was his best jump this year beating school records.
The most amazing advent he participates in is the sho put.
I say amazing because he is amazing at the shotput. I don't just say this out of momma pride but because the scores and numbers speak for them self's.
When throws the shot put it takes my breath away he has the perfect stance and he can throw that thing so far.
Just to give you some understanding the ball weighs 12 lbs they have this circle the stand in they have the ball up to there shoulder next to there chin and then they throw it .
At his first track meet was the first time I ever have seen Garrett throw the shotput there was a bunch of us parents standing around and when it was Garretts turn you should have heard the whispers They went something like this.
Is that kid a 7th grader?
That kid must be on steroids do they test for that steroids at this age.
That kids a Goliath.
That kid must have been held back a few times.
He is defiantly a ringer.
I kinda chuckled and held my tong.
Then Garret threw the shotput at an amazing 33 feet 10 feet more than any other 7 th grader threw and further than any 8th grader.
You should have heard the mummbeling then.
Dang that kid is amazing.
That kid has talent.
That kid could go to the Olympics one day.
That kid is strong.
My favorite from a 5 year old " I want to be like that kid when I get big Daddy. The Dad replied me too.
I just said Great job Garret and they all looked at me and said are you his mom.
I was in flip flops so I was super short that day.
I smiled and said yep and by the way Its all the Alaska sunshine he had growing up that made him that big and that strong.
I have to to say I love being the mom of a track star.
After playing every sport but football this year Garret defiantly loves Track the most.
Hes begging to play lacrosse and rugby so we will see is we will add those to his many sports he plays.
I on the other hand will stick to the sport of shopping thats the one sport I totting rock at.
I was talking with Dale last night about all our many blessing we have had of lately. Someday I just want to pinch my self to make sure this is all real.
I could not help but think about how life was for us just one year ago.
A year ago today I was setting in the V-ho with a bunch of my good girlfriends from Alaska having one last pie night before I moved. (we called it pie night but I don't think we ever ordered pie the whole 5 years we had pie night.)
Tracy and Roxy
Nancy and Val
Sandy and Rebecca
Tami and I
I love these girls and miss them tons.
I remember how scared I was to make this move there was so many unknowns.
We did not sell our house but rented it out we did not have a job or a place to live in Colorado.
All we new was that Colorado Springs was where we needed to be.
We literary moved with blind faith.
The day before we left we ran into our Bishop in the parking lot of Walmart he gave us the best advise with out even knowing it.
He said all you need to do is do it move to Colorado and when you get there make the next move find a place to live the next step is to find a job.
It sounds like simple advice but it was what we needed at the time.
We needed to quit worrying about the whole picture and take it step by step.
I am not going to say that these steps were easy because if you read my moving story you will know it was the move from Hell.
We did find a house to rent and loved where we were and the amazing church family we had.
The last week end in April I went with Dale to go and see Wicked one of my favorite plays ever.
Dale went begrudgingly he thought the tickets cost too much and was in a grumpy mood . He could not understand my excitement.
I have been to many big and little productions I grew up seeing musicals and plays and love the theater Dale has gone to none.
He did go to a small production of the nutcracker with me and he loved it.
I went to Wicked in Denver two and a half years a go with my sister and her best friend so i new it would be good.
The day finally came we had bought the ticket 2 months prior so I was so excited planed what I was wearing and then changed my mind a hundred times.
I thought a simple black dress pearls and a fun jacked would do the trick.
Dale wore business dress I have no pix of him because we kept for getting.
We went to Denver got the best parking space went down the street from the theater and ate Indian food for the first time.
I loved it!!
Then the time was to come for the show to start.
We got in to the theater and the usher showed us to our seat and we were sure it was wrong.
We were all by our self's in the handi caped seating we were bummed at first but then as time went on we loved where we were seated it was like having privet boxed seats. The was advantage of these seats were close to the door witch made a big differences when intermission hit and I was first to the bathroom..
We were center row and could see every thing.
Once the curtains went down and the show started I felt like a little girl again.
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
I kept glancing over at Dale and he looked like he was having a good time.
When intermition hit I asked Dale what he thought and he said he loved it,he kissed me and said thank you for making me go.
I was happy that he loved it and I think I created a theater monster he has been looking around for more plays to watch.
I loved this sign that was next to the theater enjoy your "Wicked" evening and we did!