I still can't believe that we have a senior in high school and that the school year is winding down so quickly. I know it's only February, but tomorrow it will be March and then May before I know it. I haven't even taken Noah's senior pictures yet - I need to get moving!
Levi and I decided to start a movie last night around 11:00 since Tamara and the two younger kids were well into their dream state and Noah was still out on a date. He strolled in around midnight and came down stairs to join us. After about 5 minutes he said,
"Dad, I got in," without even removing his eyes from the screen and turning in my direction.
"What?" I responded as I couldn't understand how his comment related to the movie.
"I got in to BYU," with no more fluctuation in his voice than the previous time.
"Wahoo! That's just great Noah, I am so excited for you!" I responded. "I won't tell mom in the morning so you can get her natural reaction." (insert: screaming, jumping up and down, smiles, tears etc.)
"Sounds good," he stated - his eyes still fixed on the screen. We finished watching our movie and went to bed at 1:00 a.m.
Noah deserves to go to college wherever he chooses - it's always been his choice. He has worked extremely hard to maintain a 4.0+ GPA with his classes that include several college courses. He took the ACT twice because he wasn't happy with his results the first time, even though it probably would have sufficed. While he has been accepted at 3 of the 4 colleges he applied to (he is still waiting on Colorado's School of Mines), there is no doubt he is heading to Provo, Utah to get a great education in a wonderful environment. We can't be more excited for him as he prepares to attend fall semester of this year before leaving on an LDS mission.
What will I do? Just like any other Saturday I will vacuum and mop the entire floors of the house (perhaps the garage as well - yes, vacuum); run a few errands; have dinner out with my wonderful, incredibly gifted sweetheart and end the night watching the 13th ranked Runnin' Utes battle the 7th ranked Arizona Wildcats with Noah by my side.