Monday, January 4, 2010

Perfection arrives in Hailey

Over the Christmas break we had some dear friends visit us. They are: Susan Ballou and her son Tyler Ballou. Now, these aren't dear friends just because Susan got me an authentic 1921 Parker Duofold fountain pen (which operates magnificently) for my birthday. No, not at all!! Susan is a dear friend because I have known her since I was 14 or so and she got me a 1921 Parker Duofold fountain pen! Susan and I went to the same high school back in the day at South Fremont High School (not the reform school like many thought) located in scenic and famous Saint Anthony Idaho.

Susan is a cool person with a big brain. She graduated 2nd in her HS class and has degrees from BYU (Journalism) and ISU (Modeling - just kidding - Teaching/something close to that) and a Masters from BYU-I... I think. She's the star teacher at her middle school and presumed the best teacher in not only the state of Oregon but the entire west coast.

Tyler is a prodigy/superstar on the organ. He has played everywhere and can do anything if it has keys and pipes. Tomorrow's blog will feature a video of Tyler playing the organ at our ward building here in Hailey. We'll also throw in a video of Tyler and Jessica playing a piano duet.

Enjoy the pictures. Don't they look like awesome people?

Tyler and Susan

Brent with the 1921 Parker Duofold (notice the genuine smile?)

Tyler Ballou showing us his mad organ skillz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't decide who looks better in the second picture, you or the pen. I think though we can all agree I look great in both picture I appear in although not as good as my mom.