If all goes well, this post will show first for anyone looking, of several today, playing calendar catch-up.
In March, I traveled to Jewel and Johnny's to celebrate Hayden's birthday #9 - birthday breakfast pancakes (tradition), bowling, and gift opening/cake sharing with local relatives. (His favorite, I'm guessing, an XBox chair.)
While were were there, the festivities compounded with multiple devices accessing the various webpage links to an article written about a 1,800-year-old Egyptian soldier's letter home, papyrus found 100 years ago, never translated, and given to Grant at a papyri institute he was invited to participate in at BYU the summer of 2011. The Rice Video which was made in honor of his achievement has (end of May) had almost 6,000 views. Some of the others were Yahoo.com, Fox News, NBC, Huffington Post, as well as a number of them on other continents. The original article has had close to 11,000 likes.
Lastly, of note, these are the last photos of the Norma's swingset. Took them almost 10 years to finally get around to removing it, alas without any grandkid photos since I had it painted late last summer (which, human nature being what it is, no doubt accounts for their desire to finally move it, but I made them cover my expenses). Oddly, the slide was new when Daddy moved the swingset over from Lehi (on a flatbed trailer then lowered it over the fence with a crane), but they took both. Oh well. Two grandsons came, sons of Robert, the oldest of the two BYU VPs, now retired. They wanted a tour, and even asked to see the new shed when I said I used it as a playhouse, and I said my grandkids don't get much use out of it especially Grant's since they are in Houston. How was Grant, and I said almost done with his PhD at Rice. What was his field, and I said Religious Studies. Is he coming back to the Y, and I said apparently he wasn't good enough for the Y, and the younger of the two said, "TELL me about it!!!!" (Apparently they have family members in the same boat.)