Monday, February 20, 2012

Hilary At Age 31

This weekend, as I was looking through a box of school papers, I found this little guy:

I wish I knew how old Hilary was or what grade she was in when she colored this little astronaut and wrote about her future plans (at age 31). She thought her family would consist of "too many pets to name". She said her jobs would be: "vet, animal trainer, asternaought and mairen biolegest". Well, this semester she changed her major to Zoology/Marine Biology. Interesting!

P.S. She also said her greatest success in life would be: "first girl on the moon." :0)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spirit Week 2012 -- Homecoming & Spirit Trophy

The last post of Spirit Week...some of you are probably breathing a sign of relief. But, Hilary always loved Spirit Week, and one of the disadvantages of being away at college is missing out on her brother's participation in things like this. So, these posts have been at Hilary's request. :0)

Sorry for the picture overload!! At Redding Christian High School, each class picks a prince and princess to represent their class. The senior class choses four guys and four girls who are the king and queen candidates. Here is the whole high school homecoming court:

And just the girls...

And just the boys...

Here are the seniors that were chosen. Back Row: Cassie, Ben, Hannah, Lyle, Trygg, Emilee Front Row: Brennen and Korina

Lyle escorted Korina:

The pictures I took in the Gym did not turn out well because it was sooo dark, but the Gym looked beautiful. The committee in charge of Homecoming did a great job:

Here is the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen - Brennen and Korina:

Lyle and Queen Korina:

Lyle and King Brennen:

Lyle and his BFF, Hannah:

Before they announced the King and Queen, they announced the winner of the coveted Spirit Trophy. Lyle's class won it last year when they were Juniors, and they were soooooo hoping to win it again this year. They add up all the points from the week (games, dress up, spirit change, float, etc.) and that determines who will win the overall trophy. OH YES, THE SENIORS WON!!!!

After the activities, we took this family picture. Sad that we were missing Hilary and Ethan.

And, just for fun, this is the family picture we took in February 2008 when Hilary was a senior princess at RCHS homecoming:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spirit Week 2012 -- Float Competition

During Spirit Week at Redding Christian High School, each class builds a float based on a chosen theme. The floats are on display at the Homecoming Basketball Game on Friday night and pulled into the Gym after the game.

This year's theme was Dr. Seuss. The seniors chose the book, Oh, The Places You'll Go.

They worked on their float every Saturday in Hannah's parent's garage. Mrs. Williamson (bless her heart) fed them each week! Thank you, Donna!

Here's a picture of the senior's float. They got second place.

I didn't get a picture of the freshman and sophomore floats, but here's a picture of the junior's float. They won first prize.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spirit Week 2012 -- Dress Up Days

Spirit Week is an annual event at Redding Christian High School. It is a week of competition between the classes that includes crazy games , spirit change competition, float construction, and dress up days. Here's a recap of Lyle's dress up days from last week:

Monday -- Dress as something that starts with the first letter of your name
So, for Lyle it was an "L" so Leprauchan:

Tuesday -- Elderly Day

Wednesday -- Group Day
The seniors dressed like Star Wars characters:

Thursday -- Lumberjack Day

Friday -- The usual, Purple, Black and White (Spirit Day)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Shakin' It Up

Got a call from Hilary at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, and she had experienced her first earthquake. Here's the story:

5.6 quake strikes north state

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake struck northeast of Eureka and was felt in Redding at 1:07 p.m. today. Initial data from the USGS puts it at a depth of 20.4 miles and inland between Eureka and Crescent City. No damage or injuries had initially been reported in Eureka, according to the Eureka Times Standard.

“(At first) it felt like the wind,” said Social Sciences Department office assistant Elmer Rodriguez, a psychology major at Humboldt State University in Arcata. “(Then) it felt like we were bouncing up and down, like a free fall.” The earthquake lasted about 15 seconds, Rodriguez said. He and other university staff, faculty and students took shelter. “I was in the doorway,” Rodriguez said. “Everyone was under their desk.”