Sunday, August 31, 2008

Brent Gets His State Championship Ring

The rings finally came in about a week before Brent went off to college. Here are some pictures of it. The coaches chose gold gemstones as Cibola's school colors are Brown and Gold:

This side is his school's name and picture of a Cougar:

His nickname and the track symbol:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Brent--Cibola's Top Male Scholar Athlete for 2007-08

We all missed this for some reason and just found out (from reading Cibola's Athletic Director's web that Brent was chosen the Top Scholar Athlete from Cibola. Here's what it said on Phil Schroer's web site back in May 2008...

Top Scholar Athletes: For this award, I combine the four year cumulative GPA and contributions on the playing field. Male Winner: Brent Jorgensen. Brent’s outstanding speed was obvious on the football field and on the track. He was a deep threat as a receiver for Judge Chavez’s offense in the fall and a blur on the track in the spring for Coach Henry. Female Winner: Amber Menke asserted herself in several events for our district champion track and field team and showed her diversity with her gymnastics ability as a cheerleader at football and basketball games. Both of these senior scholar-athletes epitomize what it means to balance academics and the demands of participating in high school athletics.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cheryl's FIRST Isotope's Baseball Game

We went to watch the Albuquerque Isotope's baseball team play the Memphis Red Birds tonight. I had never been to any games in the 17 years we've lived in Albuquerque until tonight (never even saw the Albuquerque Dukes play) .

Brooke "won" free tickets from our 93.3 radio station but they were pretty much the worst seats in the stadium. Because it wasn't crowded on a Monday evening, we moved around a bit to slightly better seats (our seats in the 9th and 10th innings were front row left of home plate). The Isotope's lost the game in the 10th inning but we still had a fun time. Here are a few pictures of our night together...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Day of School

Brooke puts up "8 fingers" to signify her first day of 8th Grade as we make our way to the bus stop.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

SURPRISE! Happy Birthday Scott!

We surprised Scott by showing up in Arizona for his 40th birthday. My camera somehow lost the video of the actual "surprise" but it didn't lose pictures from our trip. We got their August 8th and decided to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves (the Braves won). We then headed for our hotel and got up bright and early the next day so Greg could look at cars. He's been eying an Aston Martin and really wanted to test drive one. We passed the time while Scott was sleeping (he works the graveyard shift) by shopping a little and then going to see the Arizona Temple. We bought Scott his favorite drink from Sonic and then headed over to Scott and Pam's house. We called Scott from a cell phone and sang "Happy Birthday" to him (from our car, right outside his house). I then said, "I bet you could use a Sonic drink right now..." We then rang the doorbell and before they could answer, Brent just walked in :-) Scott was very surprised. We took their family to Outback for dinner and then headed over to friends, Rodger and Judy's house, for his birthday party.

Here are a few pictures from our trip. You can click on individual pictures to see them in a larger version. A video from the party is below the pictures:

Here's a link to everyone singing to him at the party. One note...If you click on the "YouTube" logo, you can go directly to the video and click on "Watch in high quality" to see it a little less grainy:

Monday, August 4, 2008

My Cool Family

Okay...So I should have put a family pic on my blog header a long time ago. I just have been procrastinating. Bri Saban took our pics (we love her!). I love the expressions on all our faces in this CRAZY shot at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Brooke and Elise look cute. Brian looks cool. Brent and Greg look hilarious. I was trying to do one of my cheerleader jumps from back in the day ( was a LONG time ago...about 30 years...LOL). I think it was a pretty good jump for wearing 3 or 4-inch heels.