|World's Best Son-in-Law: Rick. Happy Birthday!|
First, Rick: Rick is our son-in-law, our daughter, Kori's wonderful hubby. We love him so much. Happy Birthday, Rick! Thanks for being the husband and father you are. We are so grateful you are part of our family. Have a wonderful day. I hope Kori make all of your favorite things and spoils you rotten.
Now on to football: I love me some football, especially when Pedersen boys are the ones I'm watching. My father played college football for Brigham Young University and I grew up in a home filled with football. My hubby, Dan-the-Man played as well. He played Jr. College ball in from 1982-1984 for Ricks College then went on to finish at Southern Utah University. He was a lineman. We are still trying to figure out where our receiver, DB, QB boys came from. Ha!
|Easton playing for SUU vs. Cal (Easton's sophomore season)|
The reason my emotions are a little mixed today is that I am always sad to see football season come to a close. It ended a couple of weeks ago for Dawson (his final year of high school football) as we lost the final game of the season in overtime by one point. A win in that game would have put us into the state playoffs. Sad night. Lots of tears were shed by this mommy as she realized she would no more be watching any of her sons play high school football. That's not to diminish in any way the sadness the boys felt as they missed the playoffs by a point.
|Dawson's final high school football game (red, #10)|
Although the ending of a football season is sad, there is also lots of football to look forward to. Tannon returned from his 2-year mission for our church in Spain this Fall and is busily preparing to start school and his football scholarship at Southern Utah University, where he'll be on the team with his brother Easton. Dawson has high hopes of playing after his mission (which he will leave for following his high school graduation). Fingers are crossed all through the Pedersen home that one of the schools recruiting him offers soon! Easton is currently a sophomore in eligibility so he has another 2 years to enjoy catching the ball for SUU. Since Tannon is a QB, who knows, if he works hard he may just be starting at QB while Easton is still there and have the chance to throw to his bro. That would be cool, right?
|Tannon in his senior season of football in high school. Can't wait to see him throw the ball in college!|
|Sprinville (Dawson, red #10) vs. Timpview last Spring. We won in 4OT!|