May 31, 2011

Graduating Steve

A few weeks ago we traveled to Logan, Utah to celebrate Steve's graduation with a Bachelors in Business from Utah State University. Below are pictures from the day which included lunch at Sizzler and a stop by Gossners for some squeaky cheese before heading home. Congratulations Steve!

May 24, 2011

Junior High Sing Off

Last week Maddy entered a singing competition at the Junior High called the "Sing Off." Patterned after American Idol, about 20 students signed up and all auditioned in front of each other and six judges. I was really proud of Maddy in that after the audition she picked three other students who she thought were her top three. When the final 3 names were posted, Maddy was on the list and so today she and the other top two performed in two assemblies in front of the whole school, about 1200 students.

I thought they all did an amazing job. The judges and the students all voted and Maddy won! Her prize was $50 and a recording session at a studio in Orem. Aside from watching Maddy perform, which I always enjoy, the highlight of the day for me was actually watching Maddy cheer for the other finalists. She genuinely cared about how they did and wanted them to be successful. To me, that's worth more than any prize from any competition. Well done, Maddy. We love you.

Below are the performances:
1. Erica Gebert - My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
2. Caitlyn Nixon - Real Gone by Sheryl Crow
3. Maddy Shearer - Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy