Wednesday, February 26, 2014

She DID get into BYU-Provo!!!

So, it's official. Lauren DID get into BYU-Provo for Fall/Winter 2014-2015. We are all very excited!

Congratulations Lauren!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Do you like pancakes? If you do I thought I'd show you what we live through so that you can have maple syrup with those. This is what it's like living in a deciduous hardwood forest; the kind that sugar maple trees grow in. (You'll have to click on the image to get the full effect.)

In a few weeks we’ll start to see the temperature swings that make the maple sap run. After that, green explodes all over the place. We will then mow and prune the "green" for months until we have to rake it up in the fall. But not before it turns to this.

For now though, enjoy your pancakes and maple syrup!

Monday, February 3, 2014

BYU - Provo, Here She Comes, Maybe!!!

Lauren got home from school today and got a tweet from a friend saying that she'd been accepted to BYU-Provo.  At this point Lauren still hadn't heard from either BYU-Idaho or BYU-Provo.  So she tweeted her friend to say congratulations.  Her friend told her that she should go to the website and log-in.  And if you enlarge this photo you can read the words "Addmitted Undergraduate".  Right at that point our good friend called to tell Lauren to go look as well.  She got to hear Lauren's screams of excitement.  At that point Lauren went to the BYU directory and found her name there along with Jared's and a couple of other Brooksbys.  The funny this is that shortly after taking this picture she got a text from her friend saying that her page went back to saying Non-matriculated.  And Lauren checked hers, and it now says the same thing.  So we think she's been accepted, but won't know until we get some kind of official notification.  Back to waiting!