I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~
Monday, July 11, 2011
Jazz Player Clinic
One of the highlights of playing Jr Jazz for my kids is getting to meet a Jazz player at the Jr Jazz clinics. They don't care that it's a guy who doesn't get a lot of playing time, just the fact that it is a Jazz player is enough for them to be starstruck. This year they sent Jeremy Evans again. I was very excited. He came last year before he had ever played a game in the NBA, and was just such a neat kid. We've followed him all year and were excited to have him back. Playing in the NBA has not changed him. He is such a humble down to earth kid, and he really gets in there and enjoys being with the kids. My boys each took a friend with them and had a ball! Brennen thinks he is one of the big boys and during a game of lightening was trying so hard to make a basket. Jeremy saw him struggling and ran over and lifted him up to the basket for the dunk! It was so exciting for Brennen! He got right in a played with the kids and had a good time! Q&A time. Some of the questions the kids ask are so funny! Afterward when he was signing autographs and taking pictures, I told him that he has 4 kids who are fans as long as he is with the Jazz!
This blog is dedicated to celebrating all those ordinary moments that make life so wonderful. I am a mom of 5 beautiful children with one amazing husband. We don't do anything grand, but we love life and each other, and I guess that's all we really need!