Monday, December 7, 2009

The Wilkes' Kid Report

I am not calling it the College Kid Update this week because we need to update you on Tessa too!

The highlight of her week was getting her boot off after six long weeks!  She is still wearing boots, just a more stylish kind!!

She was able to get it off in time to do baptisms at the Temple with the YW on Thursday.  She also volunteered at Target Kids on Saturday morning.  The activity began at 7:15a.m. so she got up at about 6 a.m.  - a real sacrifice as it was a Saturday morning.  They take underprivleged children shopping at Target to buy gifts for their family.  It was an activity through NHS.  Some of the money is provided but the NHS kids are encouraged to also bring some money to help out.  Tessa was very generous with her time and money.  It was a fun experience for her. 

While I finished up my CM Holiday Breakfast Saturday morning Tessa and Jim spent Saturday afternoon attending an Open House at the Art Institute of Portland .  Tessa is very interested in studying fashion merchandising and they have a great program.  Unfortunately BYU does not!  Jim and Tessa were both very impressed.  The only problem is their tuition is a little more than BYU's - like five times!!   There are scholarship and financial aid options available though.

She and a few friends went to see Blindside Saturday early evening.

The college kids are busy gearing up for finals.

Cali went to see Blindside on Thursday with her roommates and on Friday went to see Children of Eden with cousins Brendy and Cecilia.  Saturday was a busy day for her with a haircut/color, headshots for MDT auditions and then she helped a friend make a film for their film class.  We are counting down the days until she and her brothers are home for Christmas!

Clark did a lot of studying and sports watching this week.  He had his Ward Christmas Party this weekend and Sheri Dew was the guest speaker (her niece is in his ward)  I guess Clark and Sister Dew are now on a first name basis as he was her go to computer guy!  He had a date on Wednesday - it got him to go to Institute!

Logan was able to do some part time work this week which was great.  He did some deliveries around town for a company and then DJ'd a dance wiith his buddy Mark.  His job is still up in the air so he is actively networking and pursuing other options.

I received this photo of Logan and Mark on my cell phone Saturday morning.

It was followed with this text...
"We got messed up at the dance last night.  We were packing up at one in the morning and got jumped.  Only have three broken ribs!"

I guess he thought that was funny!!

Actually he and Mark were helping a friend with a film project and were playing the role of wounded soldiers!


Tamara said...

Glad to know the rest of the story about the wounded soldier pictures--saw them on facebook and wondered. Thanks for keeping us updated on your wonderful family. We actually got one car in the garage. . . .Might get the truck in soon--just need to figure out what to do witht he other treadmill. My goal is to unpack 20 more boxes today. . . . .but I could stay on the computer all day. THANKS for all the fun ideas. Love you!

Emily said...

Sounds like I need to go see Blindside. Congrats Tessa now that is the kind of boot worth wearing!