Sunday, March 11, 2007

Scholarly Andrew

Yesterday we had the opportunity to attend the Symposium Humanitatum, BYU's Fifth Annual College of Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium. Andrew had submitted a paper and was accepted for presentation. It was called "Inferno XXVIII: Orientalism and Oedipus Meet Dante and Mohammed." I taped the whole thing (about 12 minutes) but honestly didn't understand much of it. You really need to know the subject matter to figure out what he is talking about, but that's okay. It's just interesting to see what a scholar he has become!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

It's a girl !!!

We've been anxiously waiting to see what gender our first grandchild is going to be. Andrew and Nancy went to the doctor for an ultrasound yesterday, and they have posted the results on their blog. Use the link on this blog to get to theirs--you'll get quite a kick out of our goofy Andrew!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Talented Emily

Emily participated in her Winter Violin Recital on February 28. Even though she was a bit nervous at the beginning, she finished with flair -- it's just too bad my camera battery died right in the middle of her performance. Take my word for it, she was great!

The Lindy

This time the dance was a Lindy. Sarah is dancing with Daniel Miller; they are on the left and she is in a black & white dress. Jacob and his partner Kimberlee Hugh are to the right of them and a little bit farther away from the camera. She is wearing a dark dress with gold sparkly trim on the collar.

Sarah & Jacob & the Cha Cha

Two of our children happen to be on the Timpanogos High School Ballroom Dance Team, and here they had a chance to compete together doing the Cha Cha. They are the ones on the far right side of the floor.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Sarah - West Coast Swing

This is Sarah's semi-final performance in the West Coast Swing. In case you couldn't tell, she's the "Lady in Red." She and her partner, Trevor Pratt, were just a few points shy of making it to the final.

Ballroom Competition

Sarah & Jacob participated in the Gem State Ballroom Competition on February 24. Sarah's favorite part is helping all the girls with their makeup!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Why the Real Heisses?

Since our son Andrew and his wife Nancy have been blogging for quite some time, they have decided they are the Cool Heisses. However, we've been around a lot longer, so we are the Real Heisses!

Last summer we discovered a new hike in one of our favorite places, Capitol Reef National Monument in southern Utah. Here we are standing in Sulphur Creek. This is a terrific family hike--if I can do it, anyone can.