Christensen Family

Christensen Family

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ward Christmas Party

For our ward Christmas Party this year we did the Polar Express to Bethlehem.  It as a lot of fun! Everyone came in and was seated on one of the 4 trains that were headed to Bethlehem.  We played games, ate, and had entertainment while we were on the train.  

 Our Conductors and our Head Conductor/MC 
From left to right: Rob Kannapien, Chris Wherity, Jevonn Wiberg, Allen Skidmore, Bob Minarik.
They did a dance to the hot cocoa song.  Brother Wherity and Brother Kannapien were on roller skates for the dance.
 Kirt was the ticket collector

 The train coming through the tunnel.  We used this for a photo booth
 We got to wear our PJ's if we wanted to.  The Hatch family had matching PJ's.

 Our sister missionaries, Sister Walton and Sister Morris
 The YM were the stewards and helped the people to find their seats on the train
 We played name that tune for a our game on the train
Hot cocoa station
 The Smith family performed for us on the train. (So did the Orndorff family, but I didn't get a picture of them.)
 We made it to Bethlehem.  The Forman family did a live still nativity for us.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hair Cut and Color

I got my hair cut and colored today by Jessie Tenney.  Doesn't it look good? 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Christmas Lights

We went and looked at Christmas lights on Sunday night.  This is one of our favorites.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Katie's Sophomore Basketball Season 2019-2020

Katie is on the Varsity Basketball team at University High School.  Her teammates are Tyler McCliment-Call, Jackson McCliment-Call, Ellie Boni, CarolAnn Edwards, Chloe Moore, Ryan Griep,  Ally Mills, Paige Jess, Krista Elliott, Alyssa Osborne, and Elliannah Ramirez.  There are 12 players on the varsity team.  For every game, 10 of them are going to suit up for varsity, and 2 of them will play with the JV.  It can be a different 2 for each game depending on their performance, attitude, and effort.  The coaches are Jay Kennedy and Ray Shill.

On November 29th, it was the player vs player scrimmage.  They played 2-15 minutes halves against each other.  Katie played really well.  She had 5 points in the first half.  She also played great defense.

On November 30th, they had the Valley Jamboree with CV, East Valley, and West Valley.  They played a 10 minute game with WV 1st.  They lost 12-18.  Katie played for about 2 minutes.  Then they played EV and tied 14-14.  Katie didn't get to play.

Monday December 3rd, they did the free throw-a-thon. This is their fundraiser.  They get people to sponsor them for shooting free throws.  Then they shoot 100 free throws.  Katie made 94 out of 100 free throws.  Way to go Katie!!!

They got invited to play in the Fitz Tournament at Ferris High School. On Thursday night before the tournament, they got to go out to the Northern Quest Casino for a dinner for the tournament.

The first game of the Fitz Tournament was on December 6th against St. Ignatius from San Francisco, CA. They won this game in double overtime 86-83.  Katie scored 2 free throws.
The next day, they played Beaverton from Beaverton, OR, in their 2nd game of the Fitz Tournament.  They lost this game 57-70. Fun side note-one of the girls on the Beaverton team was a daughter of one of my high school teammates Kristin Hepton.  Her daughter was a freshman and her name is Lainey Spear.

Frozen 2

We went with Michelle and her kids to see Frozen 2 at the Downtown theater.  We didn't take any pictures at the theater of course, but Katie and Garret took a few in the car ride down.  Katie and Garret didn't want to go, but they ended up really liking it.  

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

This year we had Thanksgiving at Jon and Michelle's house.  It was just us, Jon's family, and Cam's family.  No mom and dad.  We missed them lots.  Katie and I went for a walk before dinner (well actually lunch.  We ate at 1pm.)  It was so cold out.  We stopped by Barney's on the way home and got a paper for the Black Friday ads.  We went to Thanksgiving lunch from 1-4.  Then we came home and had naps and watched the Gonzaga game.  Then the Crandall's came over and visited for a few hours.  When they went home, we watched part of the Han Solo movie.  We are watching all of the movies in order before we go see the last movie on Christmas day.
Here is what we are thankful for:
Ender: bed
Scarlett: key lime pie
Ollie: he said he was grateful for his butt, but his mom said he couldn't say that so he said he was grateful for his nice bed
Maddie: her dad
Ike: baking
Sadie: food
Nixon: school
Garret: free country
Katie: socks and gloves
Cam: family and cars
Rachelle: home
Michelle: medicine
Jon: health
Emily: google hangouts
Kirt: democratic process

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Whoosh Kevin

When BYU is playing at the Marriott Center and they make a free-throw, the entire crowd says Whoosh Kevin in honor of my uncle Kevin who is the president of BYU.  BYU was playing in the Maui Classic and the game was on ESPN and at one of the time outs, they were showing a bunch of BYU players swishing 3 pointers.  After they showed that clip, they flashed the Whoosh Kevin on the screen.  Kevin is famous.