Sunday, December 11, 2016

Weeks 91, 92, 93 ... Between Brothers

Sorry I haven't been good at updating the blog ... not entirely my fault though, I haven't had a lot to work with from a certain missionary! There has been contact each Monday, so we know he's alive. During November, it was my birthday and Gray's birthday ... I got the picture above (which IS a great present because mommy loves pictures) and a little note, Grayson got a letter his week. One thing to update is that there is a release date ... January 31! Coming up quick. But even though we haven't been getting responses back ... the brothers have been great and writing Landon every week! Their outgoing letters from the last three weeks are below ...

11/13/2016 #91
Dear Landon, so, not much to write about this week besides my game and I'm going to be going against Mayhem in the championship. We have already played them once in a championship game but sadly, we lost by 4 points. This time, we are looking for revenge. In the game that is sending us to the championship, we won b around 30. I got 9 points and probably about 4 or 5 assists. I hit a three but mom didn't quite get it on video. Just last night, Livi came over and gave us haircuts. In my opinion, I think mine is now pretty short, but EVERYONE else thinks it is still really long! Also last night, we had really amazing ribs! He even has some brisket and pork in the fridge for later! I'm now really looking forward to it. So you ask about school ... we had parent/teacher conferences this week. I am perfect of course. The only problem my teacher has is worrying I'll get bored because I finish everything so easy and fast. She mentioned ALPS but that would mean switching school, and I don't want to do that. Mom forgot it was early out on Thursday though! I had to call her from school when she wasn't there to pick me up. I guess that is about all for this week, so, love you man!             ColtBolt

Dear Landon, you didn't know there was Fantasy Basketball? My friend Parker is even in a Fantasy Baseball league. I don't know about Soccer, Tennis, etc., but it has been pretty fun. Anyway, I do have a decent roster, and that includes James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Demarcus Cousins, Paul George, Devin Booker, George Hill, Mike Conely, Kenneth Faried, and a few more players. My record is 1-1, but it will become 1-2 after tomorrow. I was going against McKay, and he doesn't even know a lot about basketball... but he came out with almost the best team. And his team name is "Y'all Get Shrekked," and he has. Every. Day. Of. The. Week. Right now, he has a lead of about... 450 points! So that is a little bit of Fantasy Basketball for ya! Away from that, school has been alright. We finally started playing basketball games in Gym. But it sucks because this kid who doesn't know crap about basketball, picked me, and after that, he picked all of his friends. All of his friends are kind of like him, so winning is very hard. We are 1-2 right now, which is actually kind of surprising. And that game we won, at the end, the kid who was captain was like "Our team is so good!" When I got around 110% of our points. Then today we were watching a lot of the NFL, and the two games we watched were INSANE! But I won't bore you to death about it, b/c you probably don't even care and don't even know what I'm talking about. But it was SOOO crazy!         Love, Cooper

Dear Landon, I forgot to tell you that we had tryouts this past week. They were good and I ended up on the team with 11 other guys, but the last cut was so scary! I had never been more nervous in my entire life! The coaches put up the list a half hour late. I don't know how much I'll play since we're all so small. Our first practice was on Friday and we ran 20 straight ladders at the end! We got to the last one and the coach gave me the ball and said, "If Keaton makes it we're done." Of course, I drained it lol. We got our uniforms after practice and I got to choose number 3. Mom was so happy and seriously about everyone at church today knew about it because they all follow her on facebook. Tryouts was the main thing this week, so there's not much else I focused on. I have to sell a bunch of tickets for the dinner/auction thing already. So yeah... Luv, Keat

  • Dear Colton: Mayhem? Wow.. Sounds pretty intense the rivialry between you two.. Just remember no fights! ... But maybe one hard foul.. NO. Of course not. .. . Maybe. Hahahahah now you are somewhat confused. I saw a picture of your hair, and thought "HOLY COW. His hair so long!" It is very true that your hair is long. haha perfect? Nobody is perfect but Jesus! Maybe you need to take a step up, that is if everything really is that easy for you. It is like working out. You don't gain anything from lifting 1 pound. You need to lift 5 lb, then 10, then 25 lb.. Haha but whatever, it is your choice I suppose.
  • Dear Cooper: Whoa. sounds pretty sick Fantasy Basketball. sounds like a pretty good roster too. Just no big All Stars, right? I remember doing the little tournament for basketball. First, it was just normal teams, and my team won. But then the teacher chose teams according to skill. I made the first team, and we slaughtered all the other teams. It was a little fun. I had to turn off the game in the house of one of the members yesterday. Darn teenager. It saw that it was the Pats vs. Hawks. 7 to 3. But I did not see the time.. But I guess it was just starting. But whatevs..
  • Dear Keaton: Haha I am not one for that. I would believe you! To make it all that way to be cut very last.. that would hurt. Dang.. BALLER. I heard that Mom was pretty happy with number 3. Yikes.. Now you need to be a saleman.. not a baller.

11/20/2016 #92
Dear Landon, turns out, I did lose the championship against Mayhem... It wasn't only our team's fault, the refs were probably the worst I've ever had. There is this one player on Mayhem who's favorite thing to do is probably carrying and not noticing nor getting called. I did get like 5 points with some decent assists. I guess it wasn't enough though. Next time we play against Mayhem, I'm going to just do everything and anything I can to beat that team. (We have already beat them once though ;) ) Anyway, dad made some amazing pulled pork today! And what I mean by "amazing" I mean like REALLY REALLY REALLY amazing. We visited Magas' kittens the other day, they are now playing and fighting. It's so funny and cute. At school, every morning we do a sixth vs fifth grade basketball game. We always win because me. Two days in a row I dropped one of their kids, Ashton. The first time, everyone was just "OOOOOOHHHHHHing" The second time, I decided to help him up haha. Which kind of just gave him more embarrassment. In class, we got to play tons of songs. I thought it was going to be fun but then all the other kids started singing them and it just ruined it. Well, apparently that is all I have for this week, I can't believe that it is only 4 more months until you come back! Or is it 5? Oh whatever I will just ask mom haha. Love you man!             ColtBolt

Dear Landon, I actually do have some big All-Stars on the team. Harden, Leonard, and Cousins are actually huge stars. James Harden is no playing in his season that'll seem to be his best, easily. He has already had 4 triple-doubles, and averages 30.2 points, 12.1 assists, and 7.8 rebounds. The only other player in the league that has similar stats to that are Russell Westbrook, who averages 32.1 points, 9.9 assists, and 9.7 rebounds. But to what it looks like, I am going to lose this matchup against Bridger, to become 1-3... As of basketball in school right now, our team is 2-3-1. We can't stay in all four quarters, which sucks 'cause I'd LOVE to play in all of them, so I always sit out in the 1st quarter. Every game it has been an absolute blowout until I came in! An example of that is on Thursday, we were losing 20-0 at the end of Q1. The end of Q2 was 14-22. So if I had gotten drafted by another team, or was sick for awhile, the average score of those games would probably be... 4-40? Anyway, in Language Arts, I have an F... but not for long, lol. It is just the start of the 2nd quarter, and I just forgot to turn this one assignment in, and when I do, it will go back to an A. Besides, if I were to have an F in a class, it WOULD be Language Arts. So that is probably all that had happened this week, besides some NFL stuff, seeing kittens (they are so cute!), and dad smoking meat.    Love, Cooper

Dear Landon, actually not much that happened this week. There was meet-the-team night on Wednesday. All the CH girls and boys basketballs teams played against each other just for the school to see who's on the team and stuff. I also might get my license this week. I've done all the requirements to get it, we just need to go down to the DMV/DLD to get it lol. It's just so far away and it wouldn't have made a difference if I had gotten it a couple weeks ago because I don't have car. There's only two days of school this week and then we get a long Thanksgiving break. We visited the kittens yesterday to pick up Maga for Dad's, (and Mom's) birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse. The wittle kitties are soooo smaww. I would just wike to cwuddle wif one aww day. Today, Dad smoked pulled pork again too! Finally! Pulled pork is probably my favorite smoked meat by Dad. The only other competitors against it would be ribs and brisket. One thing I don't like about having the pulled pork is just that it takes the longest to prepare. I KNOW! First world problems whatever! You have to friggn get the pork out, put it on a plate, microwave it, get the sauce, poor it out in a bowl, microwave it, get the bun, cut it down the middle, put it in the toaster, take it out, put the pork on, spread the sauce over the pork AND THEN YOU CAN FINALLY EAT! So yeah... Luv, Keat

11/27/2016 #93
Dear Landon, ssssoooo, I'm just going to say that there was not a lot to write about this week because we had no school. But we did do one really fun thing besides Thanksgiving and it was going to a Jazz game in the 2nd row! The Jazz also won by a bit. At the start they were just unstoppable. In the first minute or so we got two threes and two AND-1s! I forgot what the score was but I just know they won. Oh and I forgot that we also got dinner in the arena because like this VIP thingy. For Thanksgiving, dad smoked a turkey, made mashed potatoes, and corn. Mom made these big and delish rolls. Maga brought some pumpkin pie. I played some basketball with Aidan and Amare. But Clay and them went to Grand America again. I had no basketball practice because Thanksgiving break. This week I just mostly relaxed and didn't do that much stuff. As I told you, I got almost nothing to write about this week. So, love you dude!           ColtBolt

Dear Landon, so my Fantasy Basketball match-up this week was against Hunter, who is the worst as of now. From the scores right now, it looks like I'm going to win because I'm up by 150 and James Harden hasn't even played. This will give me a record of 2-3. But I was lucky that I won because the first day of our match-up, I forgot to get on, then my bench started playing and did very well... except I don't get credit for those points. But Hunter did the same thing, but it was worse; he benched DeMar Derozan, Isiah Thomas, Rudy Gobert, and John Wall, which cost him the game. And to start Thanksgiving Break we went to a Jazz game, in the 2nd row! They cost $630 a ticket for 4 tickets, don't worry, dad didn't buy them, his boss gave them to him. Anyway, it was a good game against the Nuggets and we won by around 20, giving ourselves a 9-8 record. Also, before the game we could eat dinner IN Vivent Smart Home Arena! They had pretty good food, but not as good as dad's. Speaking of dad's cooking, Thanksgiving was great and he made really good turkey. But Keaton is still kinda upset that he just didn't make ribs for it. We were hosting and it took a while to get ready, but only Anna's family and Maga came, while Clay went to Grand America.     Love, Cooper

Dear Landon, I got my license on Friday. I guess I'm going to start driving a lot more now. I drove Cal's Charger the other day and I actually like it better than the Durango. Dad said he will probably get me a car if I get a job. I don't really know where to work yet. I just want to work somewhere in Jordan Landing hopefully. It doesn't really matter though. Thanksgiving was alright. Of course there was turkey, but I wasn't too impressed due to my most recent encounters with better meats lol. We only had 2 days of school last week and a long break that went pretty good. But now we have to go to school tomorrow :( Our first game is Friday and I'm pretty excited for it. I'm not excited for practice this week because we're going to have to run a lot to make up for the break. There's going to be a lot of people at the game because that's the game we're selling tickets to. Our tickets are due tomorrow and I still need to sell a few lol. I'm working on it. So yeah... Wuv, Keat

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