Vicki with Susan Leavitt (Ron Leavitt's wife). The first time Kevin stopped to visit Ron after we were married we discovered that Ron had married a girl that Vicki knew from the same dorm at BYU. We consider them great friends! 35 years later...we still have some hair... albeit grey! Ron Leavitt and Kevin. Kevin participating in the 'Dixie High' trivia game.
The classmates that were in attendance: there were about 205 in the 1973 Dixie High graduating class.
One of Landon's dreams came true while we were in Utah visiting Kira and Michaela. His dad took him to a BYU game in the Lavell Edwards Stadium. He has been to BYU games in the past, but never in the stadium in Provo. He was kept from the secret surprise until we got up there the night before. Michaela had a friend that could get 2 tickets for her, so Landon loves his big sister even more now! The weather was a little warm for Utah, but that didn't stop Landon from having a great time with his dad and the cougar team! The team heading into the locker room after warming up on the field. Kevin and Landon wanted to get there in time to watch them do their warm-ups. Two happy boys! There's nothing like seeing the "Y" around Provo. BYU won the game, which is always a bonus. I'm sure that just being there was good enough, but Landon likes his teams to win. So does dad. Yay for football!
We got back from Utah in time for Tibi to get to her soccer practice at 5 p.m. If she wasn't at practice, she couldn't play in the next day's game. I am not a soccer scholar, but I DO know that she plays forward on the field. She seems to be enjoying it, it is hard work, a lot of running, but she ended up playing in more of the match than she thought she would and did a great job. They played Faith Lutheran from Vegas, which is a school that plays year round and can recruit from other schools, so we got beat our first match by about 8 scores. Tibi's coach told them that they played real good for a first match. Tibi is #18. Tibi in action. She held her own against these Vegas girls. I love this shot of her! Half time break. They drink, eat oranges and grapes to build up their protein, and get a pep talk from their coach. For you Moapa girls, Tayna Houston Holmstead is the coach of the girls squad.
Kevin keeps himself busy doing residential appraisals and Clark County Fair business during the day. He serves as the bishop of our ward, and probably has another four years left. Kevin likes to watch a good movie, read a good book, and take his wife out to lunch. He is an avid BYU, Boston Celtics, and Red Sox fan, and takes every chance he has to visit his kids and grandkids.
Life has definitely slowed down for Vicki since the kids have all gone, but she still stays busy working in the temple on Thursdays, walking every morning, and keeping Kevin company during the day. She enjoys trying a new recipe, quilting when she has time, and reading a good book every now and then. A highlight is when she gets to get in the car and go to Arizona or Utah to visit the kids and grandkids. She likes long weekends, taking road trips, and cool weather.
Connie & Peter
Connie and Peter have been married for 12 years now and have 4 beautiful little kids, Jonah, Eden, Levi, and Everly. They live in Mesa, Arizona where Peter works for Wells Fargo Bank and Connie stays home with the children. Connie continues on with her education, and is taking classes through BYU-I's home study program. They are wonderful parents, have lots of friends, and come to Logandale when the county fair comes to town and whenever else they get the chance.
Kira is living in Salt Lake City and working at Professional Christmas Lights, a hanging company, where she oversees all of the calendaring. She loves Utah, loves her boyfriend Vance, loves the warmer weather for outdoor activities, and calls every once in a while to let us know that she is still alive. She is the queen of road trips and "gets lost" for weeks on end with Vance whenever she can. Kira is the designated "gypsy" of the family.
Lexie & Sharrid
Lexie and Sharrid have been married for 10 years, and have four cute boys now. They live in Provo, Utah where Sharrid is working at the hospital, and Lexie gets to stay home with the boys while she works on her first novel. They have a cute home just south of campus where Marce and Phoenix can walk to and from school. They go visit grandpa, Jeff, and Lisa often, and love the convenience of close shopping. Sharrid is always a hit wherever they go, as he is 6'8" with a 5'3" wife!
Michaela & Tommy
Michaela and Tommy have been married for three years now and are living in San Diego, where Tommy works the southern California region of the family business, and she continues her studies. She spends most of her time taking care of little Forrest, and building her calligraphy/custom lettering business. They are a very handsome couple and have quite a few friends. We are lucky to see them often, as they are becoming quite the travelers.
Tibi finished serving her 18 month mission for the LDS church in Boise, Idaho, in May, and has been staying busy working for Kira and Vance in Salt Lake City, earning enough money to head back up to BYU-I in January for more schooling. She loved her mission, and made life-long friends there that she still keeps in touch with. She is enjoying the snowfalls of Utah, was able to see her grandmother before she passed, and is spending quite a bit of time with her beau, Dillon.
Landon continues to serve in Mendoza, Argentina, and returns home this coming May. He had the great privilege of serving under his mission president as secretary to the mission, and is now back in the field as Zone Leader. Landon is a great friend, a super brother, and a wonderful son.