Pocatello Idaho; home to the Simplot Games...Known for the fastest track in the northern states. This wooden track is only 200 meters (meaning 16 times around for the 2 mile!) with banked sides.
Jac was so excited to see what time she could get until...
She got SICK!
Yes, very sick in fact; but if you know Jac and her positive attitude, she pushed through.
It wasn't her best time; not by a long shot BUT she still qualified for the finals on Thursday and then finished in 8th place on Saturday.
Races like this are great learning experiences :)
Jac realized that she was still faster sick than her best time last year! Pretty impressive I must say! We are so proud of her!!!!! (is that enough exclamation points?)
It's never fun to be down but it definitely helps you appreciate the up times :)
It seems Emily has been through so much. A little ear tube surgery would be so simple...
My heart ached for her as she voiced her anxiety for the past few days.
She even asked Matt for a blessing.
"Iggy" and her pillow pet helped calm her a bit as big crocodile tears fell from her cheeks as I told her goodbye.
A little surgery? Yes, but not so little for my Emily
Emily had a book report on Cleopatra for school.
She was SO excited to make her paper doll with our wonderful friend and neighbor Mary. (She helped Jac and Thomas with theirs too!)
Emily knew EXACTLY what she wanted to do and Mary was happy to help out!
One of the perks of being a stay at home mom is that I get to do on field trips!
I went with Emily's class to the Childrens museum and watched as the kids got to meet the weather guy from KSL. They loved doing a science experiment and being on the afternoon news!