Thursday, July 7, 2011

A few thoughts from Mark

The Lowe clan has been a busy one getting ready for school to end for the kids and going to all of the end of the year festivities. Evan has done awesome in his first year of Jr. High, he has made the Honor Roll every term and all of his teachers love him, but hey, what’s not to love about Evan? He especially enjoys his art class, and his improvements in this area are evident. He had a drawing in the school art show that he drew of Ringo Star from the Beatles. This subject seems like an odd choice for a 12 year old until you learn that Mr. Furch had the boys choir, of which Evan is a part, sing a medley of Beatles songs in the spring concert. Because of this Evan has become a Beatles fan…some music just never dies.

Mason was able to wrap up his school year with a number of awards including high honors, 100% attendance, and a special recognition award from the Technology Student Association. He also performed marvelously as a member of the Choir Band. Lisa, Mason and I all agree that the Layton High School Choir groups fall considerably short of the Linton standard as evidenced by the pained look on Lisa’s face while we were at their latest concert. The band, on the other hand sounds fantastic, especially the keyboards! Honestly, the band is really good and Mason and his keyboard work compliment the group quite well. He is currently considering a choice next year of either taking Choir Band again or AP Music Theory, I lean toward the theory class, but its his decision.


Avery has continued playing softball and is getting better. No more cringing at pitches, or turning her head when the ball is thrown to her. Only a couple more weeks of this until the season ends. We have had so many rain-outs this spring that Layton City is having to stretch things out a little longer than it normally would have. Avery was also able to go on a field trip to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City with her school class, and as an added bonus her mother was able to chaperone. They had a good time watching the birds and spending time doing what Avery calls “nature type stuff.”

Lisa surprised me recently with a pair of tickets to Les Miserables which we were able to attend at the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake. The production was very well done. Ok, I‘ll be the first person to say that I know, quite literally, nothing about the theater…its just a fact. I didn’t know the story of this play, musical, I’m not sure exactly what it is, but whatever it is I have to say that in all honesty during most of the first half I was completely lost. Finally, at the intermission, Lisa handed me the program with the synopsis in it and told me to read. Anyway, after reading a bit about the story everything fell into place (Lisa’s a gem). We did enjoy it despite the confusion on my part, and had a nice night out.

Well, I think that about wraps up the Lowe segment. Thanks for putting up with my lack of suave and eloquent writing.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sisterly Love

Aren't sisters the best!  I'm so glad that I have the 3 greatest sisters EVER!  I was just thinking about you all today and wanted to tell you how lucky I feel to have you in my life! XOXO

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bienvenido su casa Elder Linton

The big family reunion was much anticipated and we were all so excited to see Tanner when he returned home from his mission in Columbia. He was still just as tall and skinny as we remembered him but you could tell that there was something different about him. He had that special glow still and we all had such a wonderful time reconnecting with him and each other!

This is the first time in a REALLY long time that the "original" Lintons have all been together. It was fun to socialize as adults but still have some of the childhood banterning going on too! I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute that I was able to spend with my family.

See you all next January! Same time...same place...same fun!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Curly Girly

Avery has been begging for curly hair for a while now. She has a good friend at school that has curly hair and she decided that it was time for her to find out what it would be like to experience some curls. (Without the curling and flat irons!)
I'm sure she had no idea what getting a perm was all about.....if she did, she would never have agreed to it! It took 2 1/2 hours, 2 perm solutions and tolerating that nasty smell!
In the end, it was all worth it!

The beginning......


and curly end!

Avery is really enjoying the ability to do her hair by herself. She is getting really good at spraying and scrunching! I have to say it's really nice for her mother too!