Monday, May 2, 2016

FIRST World Championships...

 After the Robotics team qualified for Worlds we got busy right away earning money to take the team to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO.  Brandon and I being the road trip junkies that we are, and wanting to save the team money, decided we would just drive them to MO.  Mr. Wade decided to fly so he didn't have to be away from Diana as long so he just met us there.  The drive was amazingly beautiful once you got past Amarillo, TX.  The team faced some challenges while there...they had their phones they used for programming get stolen out of the pits and they had their robot freeze up for the first time ever.  But even with that our team still placed in the top 12 in the World...that's right.. TOP 12 IN THE WORLD.  Super proud of these kiddos and am supper grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all!! 

Pic of Oklahoma scenery, the lobby at the hotel, the FTC pits, and the view from our room

For part of the Team Activities we went on a less that stellar dinner cruise, yet it was still awesome to be on the Mississippi River. 
 Brandon and I on the cruise, the kids waiting to get on the boat, my favorite pic of the arch, tristen being tristen, another pic of the arch, Tim and I, and where we loaded on the boat

Another activity they had for us was Six Flags.  It was amazing..we had the entire park to ourselves.  The only downside was that since it wasn't its normal running hours there were very many shops and food places open.  But I did have me an amazing funnel cake! Richard also drove over from Kentucky to join us for a night and to support the team.  It was of course great to spend time with him!
 Richard, Brandon and I, Tristen, Sierra, Brandon and Jeremy coming of a ride, Tim and I with our face paintings, the amazing funnel cake, Tim and I on the only ride I would fit on, Tim and I with our cartoon drawings, and the whole gang outside a ride

Just some photos during and between competitions...
 Rooskie and I, Jeremy, Tim and Reed competing, Mr. Wade and Rooskie, and the boys competing again.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was just sitting out in the hallway between our rooms and hanging out.  We had so many laughs!
 Jeremy being goofy, Nicodemus, Tim, and I, some random kid that walked into one of our rooms thinking it was his...made us die laughing, Tim and his flask!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tim opens his call...

 Since Diana was still in the hospital Tim got to open his call twice.  He opened it the first time with his parents and siblings in the hospital, and then opened again with family and friends at the Batson's home in Clay Springs.  There were so many people there, which is a sign of how much this kid is Loved by so many.  I had been asking Tim yes or no questions about where he was going and when he told me he was speaking English I was confident that he wouldn't be going too far...until he told me he would still be going foreign.  So then I started thinking of all the foreign places he could go and still speak English...Africa was the furthest place from my mind.  He was called to the Zambia, Lusaka Mission and reports June 23rd!!  We are gonna miss this kid!! 

Eva Receives Her YW Recognition...

 Super proud of our Eva girl!  She is amazing in every way.  She is kind.  She is smart.  She is valiant.  She is dedicated.  She is beautiful.  And we are eternally grateful that she is ours.  Eva received her YW's Recognition Award after completing all of the requirements. WAY TO GO EVA!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Love is in the Air...Spring Fling

 Our Spring Fling "Love is in the Air" Choir Concert was AMAZING!  Encore Emporium provided the choir with these amazing uniforms and the kids were more than excited to wear them.  Thanks to John Hendrix I have these beautiful photos.

The entire choir

 Noah Encinas singing 'one call away'

 I about died with Christian Franco came out with a fake cigarette...the boys singing 'this thing called love'
 Some of the girls singing 'I won't saw I'm in love'
 Sam Despain had the solo part

I'm so grateful for the opportunity I've had to work with my sister-in-law, Melanie, this year.  Shes an amazing pianist, choreographer, and support!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

General Conference Trip...

It's kind of a Tenney Family tradition to take your kid that's getting ready to graduate to conference their senior year.  Well with us having been gone robotics to CA and soon to be going to MO, we figured we probably shouldn't leave all of our kids again.  Plus let's be's nearly impossible to find a babysitter multiple times in a short period of time.  So we decided last minute to take all the kids to Utah with us for conference.  Grandma and Grandpa Martineau said they'd keep the kids not old enough to go to conference.  

the kids with their chik-fil-a cow hats
 we can't make a trip to Ogden without going to Smith & Edwards...the best store ever!
 Maron and baby cousin(Dusty's grand-daughter)
 Brandon and Porter ended up getting the stomach bug so I took these kids to conference...Tristen, Paul, Eva, Amelia, and Michael
 Me and my beautiful girls

 It was a ton of fun hanging with Brandon's family...some of my kids hadn't seen their uncles and aunts in almost 4 years.
No trip to Ogden is complete without Farr Better IceCream!!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Super-Regionals Robotics...

 With Diana still being in the hospital, Brandon and I got to drive the kids to the Super-Regional Robotics competition in Oakland, CA.  It was a BLAST!  I love road trips, especially when I get to explore new places.  Going to into San Francisco was amazing...I just wish we had more time.  I guess we will have to go back some time!

Our first day there we took a boat to San Fran and spent a few hours checking it out.  I loved every minute of it.  How hotel was right down the street from China Town so that was entertaining.  We had a great time, ate great food, and made great memories.  The Robotics team ended up placing in the top 20 and advancing on to the World Competition in St. Louis, MO, which I will post about later!  

Way to go Jaegers!

Tristen, Brandon, and I
 Rachael, Marissa, Reed, Tim, Sierra, & Nicodemus
 On the Merry-Go-Round
 Waiting for the tram to take us back to the Hotel
 Mr. Wade and I discussing plans
 Heavenly Cupcakes that we found near our Hotel
 Gettin our Competition on!
 The sexy safety goggles 
 Timness & I
 The team.
 Tristen and I
 Brandon and I sportin the goggles
 Tim & I on the Ferry
 Me and my love chillin
 getting ready to load up after part of the journey
My fave pic of the San Francisco Bridge