Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Planning for Provo HIgh Class of 1960 Fiftieth Reunion!

1960 Provo High graduates will celebrate 50 years in July, 2010! The planning committee held another planning meeting at the Valentine residence. So far, we are planning a dinner and quiet dance at the Riverside Country Club. And golf, too, of course. Our biggest goal: get everyone to come, especially those who have never attended previous reunions! Pictured from left to right, Wayne Clarke, Caroline Liston North, yours truly Bob Valentine, Kathy Davis Allman (wearing a Maroon5 T-shirt) and Linda Wightman Fleming. We invite other Provo High grads to join our commitee!

Back to School!

BYU has a breakfast and lots of meetings for the faculty and staff to launch the new academic year! Shauna works for the McKay College of Education with pals Bonnie and Roxy. Robert teaches a Spanish literature course at BYU. What a great school! What a privilege to teach and work at BYU during the last four years since returning to Utah.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I couldn't resist posting a few photos!

Amanda comes for a visit!

Our objective? Persuade her to move to Utah! The nieces and nephews love her!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What are you doing in Las Vegas?

On Wednesday, we caught The Scintas in the Shimmer Cabaret at the Hilton. LOL stands for Laugh Out Loud, and we did for an hour and a half. Very talented and funny family, one of the most popular acts in Las Vegas. Google their website.
What did we see Monday night? LE RÊVE, presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas, offers breathtaking performances in an intimate aqua theater in-the-round. The breathtaking show features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects immerse the audience into a world of fantasy, adventure and intrigue. Expensive, but worth every dollar. The daughter of our neighborhood friends is one of the dancers! Her older sister has been on "Dancing with the Stars," too. We also saw the spectacular "Beetles" production at the Mirage. LOVE was wonderful!
Fighting traffic!
Hanging out at Neiman Marcus!
Catching up on emails at our room at The Palms!

What? Still on vacation?! Hoover Dam!

Boulder City is a neat little town, very artsy! We ate delicious salads at Milo's Cellar at 538 Nevada Way. Don't miss it!

Bob & Shauna still on Vacation! Zion's National Park!

We spent the night at the Best Western Red Hills in Kanab because all of the other places were full of foreign tourists. Three cheers for a weak dollar, which kept us from going to Italy this summer. We did luck out, however, by wandering over to the Rocking V Cafe at 97 West Center in Kanab. The place was packed and there was a one hour wait to get in; however, the owner Victor Cooper took a liking to us and sat us down immediately. We had one of the best Italian meals ever! Don't miss this place if you ever go through Kanab on your way to Lake Powell or the Grand Canyon. And there is an excellent art gallery upstairs! We had a garlic lemon shrimp appetizer. Robert had Chicken Mushroom Alfredo (hot and al dente) and Shauna had Chicken Marsala. Dessert was a Creme Brulee worthy of our favorite restaurants in Paris. We took this picture the next morning on our way back to St. George where we lunched with Peter and Sharee Berry, our old Lincoln pals.

Bob & Shauna on Vacation! Grand Canyon, Arizona

Friday, August 8, 2008

Utah Valley University Summer Session Ends!

This week, we finished teaching Legal Studies 3130 (16 students) and Legal Studies 3140 (29 students) at Utah Valley University. Completion of both of these courses earns students 6 credits and the certificate that allows them to take the Utah Real Estate Exam. Although all of these students would make excellent real estate sales agents, I discourage them. The industry is loaded with incompetent agents, witness the current crisis. It is easier to become a real estate agent in Utah than a hair dresser (not that there is anything wrong with hairdressers. Shauna's is a genius!). However, Bob Valentine continues to insist that all real estate professionals should be required (like appraisers recently) to a have a four-year degree from an accredited university.

Notice their happy faces as they take the final! (Actually, this was a great class and I will miss them very much.

Park City Kimball Arts Festival, August 2, 2008

The art was great! The prices were out of our reach! We love Park City in summer! Attendance was down a little compared to previous years. We ended up at the Park City TJ Maxx.