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!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Phoebe Valentine Clark, age 6, has a role in the Utah Valley University production of CHESS. Watch out Broadway.

"Chess" in the UVU Ragan Theatre
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM, 1/22/2009 - 1/23/2009, 1/26/2009, 1/24/2009, 1/27/2009 - 1/31/2009
Location: UVU Ragan Theater. Park in Lot L.

The game of chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. The main characters form a love triangle: the ill-mannered American Grandmaster, the intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West and the Hungarian-American female chess second who falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper hand. Tickets can be purchased at Campus Connection at (801)863-8797 or at the Campus Connection Desk in the Sorensen Student Center $6 per UVU Student ID $8 per UVU Faculty/Staff, Student, Seniors and groups of 10+people $10 General Admission

Who is the world's greatest Grandma?

Last night, Grandma had a few minutes to read to Imogen, Zane and Amelia. Amelia was soothed by Grandma's wonderful alto voice.

The Thrillionaires Improv Theatre with Kirby Heyborne!

Another hilarious night of improvisation at the Covey Center for the Performing Arts. Lisa and the cast performed a play suggested by the audience and later a musical! Kirby Heyborne added a lot! Lisa's oldest son attended too, and we all had our picture taken with the cast!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

James Valentine and Maroon5 play at Inaugural Ballsl!

Here is the email and photo that James sent to friends and family

"This was my vantage point. Incredible experience. We almost didn't make it in time because metal detectors had broken down at our gate. The rest of the band went back to the hotel when an officer told us there was "no darn way" we would get in. We saw Mariah Carey and her entourage heading away from the mobbed gate. Somebody said they just saw Jesse Jackson bail. Fred, Chad, Bob Carmichael and I decided to give it a shot anyway. We started edging our way to the gate and they finally slowly started admitting people. We made it in right in time for the invocation."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shauna Burgon Valentine in Hawaii

Shauna flew with colleagues from BYU to Honolulu to make a presentation on "mentoring" and other programs to a worldwide conference. Her first trip to Hawaii, she thought of her father Marvin Heber Burgon who completed an LDS mission there in the 1930's. Robert, alas, stayed home to teach at UVU. Bob and Shauna are saving some money and planning a future trip to Hawaii with time to goof off.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winters in Higland, Utah aren't bad!

We lived in Nebraska for twenty-eight years, and the snow on the roads would turn to black ice and stay all winter. At 5,000 feet in Utah, snow on the roads goes away in a day or two thanks to the City of Highland plows, low humidity and our trusty Toro Snowblower. Today, the sun came out and we reached 46 degrees F. Not getting much sunlight, our patio is on the North side of the house, so is the lower patio. Always buy a house facing South!