Saturday, January 19, 2008

My name is Scott, do you remember me?

Hello Everyone -
For those of you who do not remember me, my name is Scott Randall Sprague, husband to Maran and father of Hannah. It has been quite a while since I have blogged anything, but here I am.
Life is really good right now. It is busy, but I am really enjoying it right now. School is great. I have been telling people that I was nervous to start at BYU, because it was going to be like leaving high school to attend college, but there is more truth to that than I had hoped. Classes are fun, but a lot more time consuming than I was used to at UVSC. It is to be expected, and to be honest, I am not complaining. It makes me apply myself more, which makes me feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day when I do well on a quiz or homework assignment. Now, I realize that the semester has, in the words of Karen Carpenter, only just begun, but I think that I can do OK if I stay on track. It feels good to be a Cougar, and am glad I am in such good company.
My calling serving in the Bishopric is also going very well. I really enjoy the friendships that I have made with the members there. I catch myself calling them kids sometimes, which really makes no sense because some are just as old or older than I am. They really are great, and the Bishop is a great man, who I really enjoy working with.
Now, what would a post from me be without mentioning the Kings? If anyone remembers, last year I tried really hard to take time off from them, but in the end, it did not work. Things this year are a lot better. Their record is not great, in fact, they are still six games out of the playoffs at 17-22. They are, though, playing like they want to win, even though they don't have the talent that they once had. Reggie Theus, who some of you might remember as a NBA player, while others might remember from the great TV series, "Hang Time," is the current coach, and is getting the best out of these guys.

Work is also going well. OK, as good as retail can go may be a better term. It really is not that bad though. I go to work, do what I have to, and then come home. I don't have to think about it when I am not there, and probably get paid too much for what I actually do. They have been very good with my school schedule, offer tuition reimbursement, and are always a good topic of conversation when I am getting my hair cut. (Do you really sell Easy Buttons? Yes. Aren't you right there on University Parkway? Nope, that would be either Office Max or Office Depot, take your pick. Is Mitt Romney your head boss? Nope, but he did help fund the company.)

And, for the most important parts of my life, Maran and Hannah, they are doing great. Maran is a great mom, and is teaching Hannah so many things. Mama is Hannah's favorite word, and loves saying it as soon as I pick her up. We have good times together though, Maran just has to be in the other room.
That is it from me. Hopefully I will post more, but I am making no promises. Until next time, go Kings!


Price family said...

Good to hear that school is going well, and also the rest of your life.You have such a beautiful family!Oh, I totally get the whole momma is the world.David would get so annoyed when he would watch Sam when I was at work and she would be an angel, but as soon as momma got home, it was ALL about momma.Even on days when we are all together she would just act different around us( more drama), then when we were alone with her.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you Scott. Can you get Dave to blog? I doubt it. Anyway, you make me laugh out loud. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the "Y". You are officially a Cougar! Let us know when you hear about the accounting program, etc. We are rooting for you. Love ya and give Hannah Banana a kiss for me. (and Maran too) Donna

Kerrie said...

Scotty glad to hear from you. You'll do awesome at BYU. You were meant to be zoobie. I hope the semester continues to go well for ya.

Hollie said...

Hey Scott. Thanks for the laugh. You are so funny. Good luck at BYU. I hope we get to see you every once in a while. I know you are going to be so busy.

Jennifer Noelle Price Christensen said...

Good to hear from you Scott Randall Sprague. Too funny. Good luck at BYU! Go Cougs! Ella also wants nothing to do with Thayne when I'm around.

Jed and Kate said...

Hi guys! So sorry that we couldn't connect while I was in UT! I really wanted to catch up with you guys and see little miss Hannah in person! Bummer. Jed is still there till Sat or Sun, so hopefully you guys will at least get to hang out with him. Thanks for the post, Scott!