Could I be any more in love with this handsome guy? The answer is a resounding "no!" Taylor is perfection. He seriously could not be any more wonderful, smart, fun, handsome, spiritual, kind, and talented. It about killed me this summer to watch him turn 16. There is something about that age that just takes you back to the day they entered your life and wish that time could just SLOW DOWN. Watching him get his drivers license is simultaneously awesome and almost crushing. My baby is no longer a baby. He's an incredible young man who makes me proud every day. He's both my son and my friend. We are so grateful for our Taylor!!!!!!
Taylor's summer was full of fun. BYU basketball camp (all-star!), EFY, family reunions, Scout high adventure, youth conference, birthday party... this kid had nothing to complain about. As we were making the decision whether or not to sign our kids up for EFY this summer, finances were our main concern. The kids help earn money, but it's still expensive. Jeremy insisted that it was the right decision and so I went along with it. I received this text from Taylor while at EFY:
EFY has been an emotional roller coaster. It has been fun, awesome, spiritual and inspirational. My company is amazing and I know that I was grouped with them for a reason. My counselors are the best you could ask for, I've danced every slow dance, and I've become closer to God.
After I read it and showed Jeremy, he turned to me and said, "Ok, now do you think it was the right decision?" (: We're so glad that he was able to have that opportunity.
We love you, Taylor.
|Taylor gets his license!|
|Taylor had to wear a costume for band last year. He pulled out his giraffe costume from when he was 5 years old. Everyone got a kick out of it.|
|With his favorite teacher, Mr. Uesi|
|Handsome brothers and best friends|
|Taylor at a varisty away game|
|Taylor the baker|
|Taylor was awarded overall "Student of the Year" for the 9th grade and student of the year for PE.|
|Happy Birthday on the Fourth of July!|
|It was fun having cousins/family here for his birthday!|
|1st day of school|
|Such a great big brother|
|Taylor doing his vertical training program. He's so dedicated!|
|Love my big boy!|
|Every Sunday, Taylor bakes 4 dozen yummy white rolls and three loaves of wheat bread. Best tradition ever!|
|Stay away, girls. He's still mine. (:|