Monday, June 29, 2009


We are so dang proud of Molly. This past Friday she had her Senior's All-Stars tournament. She rocked!! It was an all day competition. Begining at 8:00am check-in. There were fun contests all day long. Lots of practicing and they had a fabulous lunch at Licano's (mexican steak house). The girls were split up between North/East and South/West. There were 4 seniors from Snowflake. Technically they were supposed to be on the East team. However, there were too many girls from the East, so they put Snowflake with the South/West team. They played 2 games in the evening. Both games were pretty intense. The first game the North/East team won 9-8. They were neck and neck the whole game. And even had to play an extra inning to break the tie. They had a 15 min. break and then played again. The 2nd game was even more intense. It was in the 7th inning... the score was 12-11, and the other team was at bat. They had a player on 1st and 3rd. And then pulled Molly in to pitch (a mother's worst fear). Talk about all the stress!!!! Molly was FABULOUS!! She struck the first batter out. (PROUD MAMA) Then, the next batter up, she swings, and she hits the ball...HARD...straight into MOLLY'S GLOVE!!!!! What does Molly do???? Throw the ball to first, before the other girl on base could 'tag-up' for a DOUBLE PLAY to WIN THE GAME!!!!!!! There was lots of screaming and cheering and tears (on my part). We were so proud of Molly. She's an amazing ball player.

Right after the game, the girls lined up to recieve awards. There were 3 medals given...for something. And then there were 2 trophies given. One was for the MVP of the first game (from the winning team). And then one for the MVP of the 2nd game (winning team). The announcer says, " and MVP for the 2nd game...and my personal MVP for the WHOLE TOURNAMENT....MOLLY ORTON!!!!!!!!! More screaming, more crying, more hugging....blah blah blah....Molly you did it!!! She was amazing. Everytime Molly did something he would say, "and that folks is Molly Orton, from Snowflake High. She's been playing great Defense and Offense all day. She never lets us down."

The umpire takes Molly aside after the game and says....he's going to start making calls on Monday to get her into a JC to play ball. So, hopefully we'll hear back soon. Keep Molly in your prayers.

Molly we love you so much. We're so proud of you. And we're so excited for you. You had a great finale to your Senior year. You definately ended it with a BANG!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Krystal's Update

Krystal has been keeping busy. Her business is picking up for the summer, which we're so greatful for. Lots of waxing and body wraps. She also has been covering the front desk at the gym when she doesn't have clients. This gives her an opportunity to not only pick up some extra cash...but it allows her to advertise herself to the gym members. May was a VERY exciting month for Krystal. On May 5, 2009 Krystal had the opportunity to go through the temple and receive her endowments. She was so excited to get to do this. She started temple prep classes in March and went through the temple in May. It was a beautiful experience. She absolutely loved it. It was a special day with Me and my daughter. She was thankful that Marcie and Russ were able to go with her as well. We made a goal that we will attend the temple at least once a week...and so far, we've kept our goal! We also had the opportunity this month to go and do baptisms for the dead. At Molly's seminary graduation, the Stake President announced that you do not have to have a large group to go do baptisms. He said that as long as there was at least 1 adult, any small group of friends could go. So....the 4 of us girls went. Mel, Krystal, Hannah and Molly. It was a beautiful experience as well. We feel so blessed to have a temple right here in Snowflake. We love that we can see it from our street.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hannah's Update

The past couple months have been busy for Hannah as well. During the month of April she had lots of school projects and finals to study for. She passed all her classes with A's. Yay Hannah!! She also picked up a job as a nanny for the summer. Unfortunately, after only a month, the mom backed out because the grandma wanted more time with the little guy. This did however free up her summer. So, she took off to Kansas for a couple of months. We're not really sure when she'll be home. But she's having a lot of fun, relaxing and hanging out with her father. We miss you Hannah!!!
Hannah...keeping Reese occupied while we do yard work.
Molly, Mel, and Hannah.
Sisters... minus one.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Molly's Update!!

Our blog is long past due for an update. So much has been going on here with the Sipes/Orton clan. Rather than overwhelm you all with a LONG rundown....I decided that we'll update you, one girl at a time. Starting with the baby.

***Miss Molly ***

Molly has been so busy the past couple months. In April, Molly went to her Senior Prom. In May she was busy with finals, Gradnight, Softball, and GRADUATION!! For Gradnight, the seniors get to take a "Senior Trip" to both Disneyland and Six Flags. They were gone for 3 days and they had a BLAST!!! Molly was sad to be done with softball this year. Softball is her passion. This year, during the State Championship Tournament, Molly was awarded the AAA East Region - All Region - 1st Team. This is a HUGE compliment. Basically it means, that if the state of Arizona were to pick it's top 12 players and make a "perfect" team.... Molly would be on it!!! We are so proud of her and all of her accomplishments. She was the only member from her high school team to make ' All Region - 1st Team'. And finally......GRADUATION!! We can hardly believe it, but our baby Molly has graduated high school. We're so proud of her! We love you Molly.

Senior Prom

It's official!!!

Proud Mama and the Graduate!

All the proud of their baby sister!

Josh and Molly....the first and the last.

Silly girl....caught in the 'walk'.