Heather informs me that it is my turn to write the family news letter so I am
doing it from Boston.
Let me begin, not in any particular order, but in randomly generated
order of the human thought process.
Lauren – had the privilege to join her father on a trip to London
for five nights and a day-trip to Paris.
Her cousin, Hailey joined her. I left two days before them having business to
take care of, then they joined me where we did most of
the usual touristy things in London and Paris. The high-lights
for the girls were two West End Theatre shows in London, Lion King and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Tower of
London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Thames river cruise,
Greenwich, Royal Observatory, Baptisms for the Dead at the London Temple,
Windsor Castle, Stonehendge and the City of Bath and
in Paris, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triumphe,
Champs Elysses Café for lunch, Mont Martre (Sacred Heart Church and Artist hang out), where the
girls had their portraits drawn. They gained a lot experience in traveling by
train, bus, taxi, etc. and appreciated the trip much more than I expected them
to. We spent long days with lots of walking and little sleep, but it should be
an experience they should remember for a long time. Lauren has just started the
summer track program at the high-school and is going to EFY at BYU the week
after school lets out. I believe that Trudy has one or two girls that will be
there at the same time. Lauren has also been faithful at attending the region
dances each month and seems really enjoy them. Lauren is also going to work for
Heather at Heatizon two days a week this summer.
Landon – Landon and Lauren are volunteering at LDS hospital one day a week this
summer. Landon and six friends just enjoyed a three day boating trip to Lake Powell
the day after I got home from London.
The weather was incredible, already 98 degrees, but there were no crowds and
the water was just right. Landon took first from T-Ville in the State Math
Contest this year, beating out the Senior who was
elected their Sterling Scholar Nomination. Landon also made Junior Choir for
next school year. He and Heather have also started singing the recently formed
Ward Choir. Last but not least, I had business in San Diego a few weeks ago, where I picked up
an old 1988 Cougar and drove it home for either Landon or Tyler to drive later
this year. It was Dick Savage’s sister’s car, but she can’t drive any more, so
we got a good deal on the car.
Tyler – has a
scheduled release date of December 7th, 2005. Heather and I are still
considering a trip to Argentina
to pick him up. I think we’ll make a decision in the next couple months. He has
a great companion and is having a lot of success. It is time for us to start
talking about school and housing plans for him at Utah State
Jimmy – got a 3.98 GPA this term with a single A- in a one hour lab class,
quite an accomplishment considering his classes included Thermodynamics,
Statistics, Organic Chemsitry and Lab, Dynamics and
one other that I can’t remember. He is working on his Senior
project this summer with a professor from his department specializing in a neuro-prosthetic research project related to signal
processing between the remnant muscle tissue and the artificial arm. Jimmy is
also taking two summer classes on-line. He’s been dating woman from St. George,
but she has returned to Southern Utah, so
dating her will be limited this summer. He’s also dating a 25 year girl, but
he’s only been out with her a couple times. He went with his best friend,
Rob Poulsen, and Rob's family and a couple of cute
girls to Lake Mead right after graduation, and
had a great, relaxing trip.
Heather – has a new calling in the church as Primary chorister. She has also
been very busy at Heatizon taking on more and more
responsibilities. In fact, Heatizon has made an offer
on a building of their own, where Heather and a couple of the other owners will
become property owners and land-lords. She has been working more and more
hours, but has some summer help from Lauren and a couple other young ladies.
Scott – has been called to the bishopric as second counselor and is adjusting
to this new calling. I actually enjoy it more than I thought I would, but it
has been a challenge given my travel schedule. Jetway
was awarded the big London project so travel to London will continue for
a while. In fact, I leave again on Memorial Day for London for three nights again. I also have an
upcoming trip to Australia.
Well, enough is enough. I’m sure I’ve forgotten plenty, but this is enough to
bore you all to tears.
Scott and Heather and Family