Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fai made it to League Championships 2011

My Fai had a great wrestling season. He has improved so much. I am so proud of him. This year at Districts he took first place. He got a medal. Which he was some what happy about, but he wanted a trophy. I told him he only gets a trophy if he makes to Leagues and places in the top 6. Which is pretty hard to do. So he advanced to Regionals after Disrtics. At Regionals, he didn't wrestle as well as we are used to him doing. But we understood. He got Strep Throat 2 days before Regionals, so he was not feeling very well. Pretty tired through out the whole day. He took 4th that day, which meant he was moving on to League Championships the next weekend in Greeley. We were so excited for him. He has never made it this far. So last weekend we got a hotel and stayed in Greeley for his tournament. We had to be at UNC where the tournament was being held on Sat night for Weigh-ins. Then Sunday morning we were there at 7am to start wrestling. It was such a long day for everyone. Fai had won his first match and lost the second. So he had to wrestle his was back up to even think about placing in the top 6. I must say, I wasn't sure if he could it, there was some serious competion and it is hard to wrestle back. Besides he had already cried, had a nose bleed, (which, when he starts bleeding, he doesn't stop), so he was pretty beat up already. But sure enough he did. He won 2 more, which got him into top 6. He lost the last one, so in the end Fai took 6th. He wrestled so hard. He wanted that trophy more than anything. He could of cared less that he was 6th in the state at 6 and unders @ 46 lbs, he just wanted to take that trophy home. And he did. He never gave up. Even with the crying and bleeding, he gave it his all. I could not ask for anything more. So it has been a few days, and he still carries his trophy around the house making sure we all know that it is his.


Of course we went to grandma and grandpa Mortensen's house for New Years Breakfast. I think we all look forward to this the most out of all of the holiday stuff that is going on. Grandpa and grandma always do such a good job feeding all of us. There is so much food and it is all so good. I am so grateful to still have my grandparents who live so close and are apart of my everyday life.


Marcus and I both wanted to do fondue that night. We weren't sure if it would be just us or not. But we told both of his brothers and his cousins that they could come if they wanted. To my suprise, they all called back and said yes we want to come. So we had a house full. We had so much fun. We did fondue, play the kinect dancing game, (which I just couldn't take it anymore, I tried one song but quickly realized that dancing with a walking boot on was too hard. Besides I wasn't strong enough to keep my balance without my crutches for very long.), then we played Rock Band, and of course counted down to the New Year. The kids were up with us adults till 2am. Lafai had more energy than all of us. It was so fun.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fai wrestling

Just thought I would post a few pics of Lafai wrestling this season. We are half way through and he is dominating his age/weight group. He has only lost twice which one was by a 8 year old who didn't have anyone to wrestle and also by the kid who took 2nd in Districts last year. Lafai was able to keep up with both of them. He has never been pinned. We are so proud of him and can't wait to see what the 2nd half brings.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I am so happy to be writing this blog. I got the opportunity to be an assistant coach this year at Standley Lake for gymnastics. I have never had so much fun. It took alot of time and my family really didn't have a mom around. So it was an adjustment. But worth every minute. I am so thankful that I was able to make it all work and to be able to coach for a high school team.

Hallween 2010

The weather for Halloween this year was so nice. I wore only a sweatshirt around all night trick or treating. What a treat. The kids like normal had there Halloween parties at school. I was at Regionals with my high school girls so I was not able to attend. I have never missed a school anything so this was a little tough for me, but I couldn't be in 2 places at once. Marcus was able to get off work early and go and fill in for the both of us. He also had to do the ward Halloween party later that night alone too. By the time I got home he had no problem telling me that he does not want my job. All I could do was laugh. It was so good for the kids to have him and to be able to share that time together without mom.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wyoming Cowboys

This year we have been able to make it to 2 of Michael's games. ( I have only made it to one). Marcus was able to take the kids to the Air Force game in Laramie and we also went to watch the the Wyo take on the Utes. The kids love going and cheering on Michael. Everyone calls him Mike so the kids think it's so funny and they are always yelling, "it's uncle Micheal". Gotta love them. We love going to his games, if I could make it work we would go to all of them.
Lafai will sleep anywhere. He made himself a bed.