Friday, June 6, 2008

Graduation Time

We were in Pocatello, ID this past weekend to attend Amanda Filiaga's high school graduation. Amanda is the eldest daughter of Teuila and Ivor Filiaga. Teuila is Seti's sister. Amanda is the first grandchild in the Matua family to graduate from high school.

You tend to come to grips with the fact that your youth is slipping away when a kid you've known since birth is wearing a cap and gown and is planning their first year of college! But we were so happy for her and the fact that she has done well enough to earn a full ride athletic scholarship to a local college.

We celebrated Amanda's achievement at a party in her honor. Family and friends were there to wish her well on the first day of the rest of her life. Congratulations Amanda!

Higginson Reunion

We had a wonderful time catching up with members of the Higginson family whom we rarely see. Seti had a decent round of golf (thanks again Nathan Bingham) but he and Clint let the victory slip through their fingers on the last hole and gave Adam and Jose bragging rights until the next round.

We really enjoyed the trip to Pine Valley and fell in love with the place. It was truly a beautiful place. The weather in St. George was perfect for lounging about and shooting the breeze. The trip through Zions National Park was awe inspiring and doing baptisms in the St. George temple for members of the Kolowich family was AWESOME! We're looking forward to the next Higginson family reunion.