Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Favorite City

This past weekend was Roy Days. Anyone who really knows me knows that Roy is my true home. No matter where I am or what city I may live in, Roy is always home. I remember when I first got married and Ron had aspirations to move back East, the thought of leaving Roy hurt my heart like eating a pound of bacon. So I made us get jobs at the high school of the same name. Figures. I will always love this city. So every August we celebrate as a city. Ghetto or not, I love it here.
I started off the day with the annual 5k. I am old, out of shape and slow, but it was still fun. My face was red for 8 hours after. I did not get a picture due to the fact that I didn't want proof of my failing physique.

Then the parade. Who doesn't love parades....Addi. It was like 4 million degrees and she had no idea why we were sitting there watching the slowest cars in the world drive by. Poor girl. Someday she will understand.

We did the carnival and stuff then later packed up for the fireworks. I made sure to teach Addi the proper way to "ohh" and "ahhh" at them so she would fit in with my mom (true firework lover) it was so much fun to see them through her eyes. That is until she got board and just swung around her glow sticks.

But there are costs to all things, many students were there to not so quietly remind me that school starts in a matter of moments. I'm not ready! Where did my summer go? I also saw my class list last night and had a full blown panic attack! What the hell! Of course I love my the summer. I just don't know if I can go back. Tears. Oh well, it has been so fun and I will just have to make the next three weeks great. Happy Roy days everyone!


Jodi said...

I as well will always be true to Roy. Never be surprised when I kick my leg up in the air in true cheerleader fashion and give a wholeheartedly yell of "Go Roy!" I am glad to not be alone in this endeavor.

Megann said...

How funny! We grew up a matter of houses from each other and I have a completely different feeling about Roy. I couldn't wait to leave I never thought I'd be teaching at Roy. Oh the feeling about going back to school is mutual, though I haven't been brave enough to look at my lists. See you Wednesday. Oh and Addy's hair is getting so long and cute. Can't wait to see you.

Platt Family said...

Mandy, Hey I thought I would leave you a message since I spotted your cute blog!! Plus, since you had the post up of Roy Days of course I had to agree with you because I have the same post up!!! Your daughter is darling! Hope to catch up on how you are! Joni

millisue said...

You are one funny girl! That made me think of good old Draper days and how I long for them. Roy and Draper for life!

TC Jolley said...

I agree, Roy and Draper for life... except you seem to be the only faithful one because you stayed in Roy! Have you started school? I miss you, we should have spent more time together while I was there... we suck!

Boydston Family said...

i don't know if you have heard but the byu softball is finally having an alumni weekend, and hoping to do it yearly. I am trying to track down everyones contact information so we can get the information about the weekend out to everyone. The weekend is october 17th-18th. If you can email me your address, phone number and i would also need your email address.
thanks elizabeth
my email is

Cynthia and Bryan said...

Mandy hello dear ! well Liz boydston is trying to get info done for the BYU softball reunion and she needs your mailing address. you can post it on her blog

or email her at=

erb0965 "at" yahoo "dot" com

anyway- hope all is well !