Mom and Dad and all the grandkids
Kase and Mali so big now!
Jon and Kate have nothing on me! haha
Posted by Misti and Stratton at 8:51 PM
>Well we are back in Colorado for one last year woohoo. We had a lot of fun hanging out with my family this last month. I love my family so much thanks Mom and Dad for giving us a place to live and food to eat you guys are the best. I could just hang out with my mom all day and be happy she is one awesome mom and lots of fun. Not to many moms take their little girl and boy out in their car and shoot prairie dogs. Even though they never wanted me to shoot i did kill one prairie dog it was awesome. We also got to see Porter and Domini and the little baby Mallory she is so cute and so tiny. I don't think i could ever take care of something that small. haha It's fun to see Porter be a dad and i have to say he is a pretty good one kind of a surprise haha jk He put up with me he can handle anything. Next we got to go and see Kase Carter Caldwell my brother Montys boy and he was alot bigger then Mallory i was not so scared to hold him but still a little scared. We also got to hang out with Krew and Reagan. They are awesome kids and i miss them so much. When i was at EA i got to play with them everyday so it was good to see them and play with them. Krew also became my little buddy and even stayed the night with us. That was a surprise to us all. Last Strattons parents took us to Mexico that was alot of fun. I have alot of pics of Mexico thanks to Strattons mom.
we could not go in the ocean.
sunday we went to church and then went to the
This was my favorite place we ate the food was awesome
and they Mexicans did some cool dances.
Look at my sexy Husband and cool brother in Law
Playing some beach volleyball
Posted by Misti and Stratton at 5:20 PM
Stratton was playing basketball today with his team and being the tall giant that he is, elbows usually fly right at his face sometimes he comes home with a black eyes, goose eggs on his forehead but today was the lucky day for the nose. We went to the trainer here at Adams State and he said he doesn't think it's broken he thinks its just cartilage so i guess it will go back to normal we hope. What do you think? It looks pretty painful but he is one tough cookie. I don't know how he does it but he never cries so i guess i make up for the both of us ;) So it's been along time since I have updated we are both doing good just working basketball camps after basketball camps. We will be in Snowflake for the month of July and we can't wait!!!!
Posted by Misti and Stratton at 3:04 PM
Yesterday Stratton and I got up and got ready for church that starts at 9. We were pretty excited because we were going to be on time, and we didn't have any late basketball games and we werent getting home at 5 in the morning from traveling. So we drove to church and there were a lot of cars at church already. As we got out i kind of jokingly said "did church start at 8 today." So we walk in to the church and sacrament meeting has already started. At first We were like "that's weird", we thought we were going to be a minute or two early. So we walk in to find a seat and everybody is smiling so big at us and some people are even laughing it was really strange. So we sit down and Stratton looks up at the clock and started laughing so hard and was like Misti it's almost 10 and i still didn't get it. First I thought "did the electricity go off last night" I was just so confused and then Stratton told me daylight savings began last night..... Oh man we felt so stupid and it was pretty much the joke of the ward that day. Stupid Arizona kids forgot to set their clocks ahead haha Joke on us! It was pretty funny. So welcome Daylight savings! I still don't understand it.
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Hard Court CoupleFebruary 12, 2009
Misti & Stratton Solmon share bonds of competitiveness, marriage; by Eric Flores
Adams State College is not for everyone, but for Misti and Stratton Solomon it is the perfect place.Stratton and Misti are transfer students here and they both play basketball. The two are here together sharing the bond of marriage. On top of that, they share another bond that is known around the world known as competitiveness.
"We are competitive in everything we do," explained Misti. "Any type of game, including sports and board games."
When the two met they remember playing racquetball. "We played three games and he didn't even score one point," noted Misti."It turns out her aunt plays and is extremely good. Misti humbled me," Stratton noted.
The competitiveness and shared passion for sports led the couple to start dating. Their competitiveness and friendship grew and led the couple to marriage in the summer of 2007. Now Stratton has as many chances as he wants to try and defeat Misti in racquetball.
They lived their first year in Arizona where Misti was a basketball player for Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. Stratton cheered his wife on as Misti played on the Gila Monster team.
As he remembered this, Stratton jokingly said, "She improved and she is now ten times better as a Solomon than a Caldwell (Misti’s maiden name).”
"Getting married wasn't weird at all," said Misti, who changed her name after the marriage. "The only thing that I thought was weird was when they introduced me and announced my name at games and I would ask myself, 'who's that?'"
And with that Misti and Stratton are both being introduced to a new life and a new college. The trip to Adams State was an interesting one for these two. The two were introduced to Adams State because Misti's brother, Porter, had decided to transfer and try and play for the Grizzly men’s basketball team. Misty and Stratton decided to transfer because “my time was up, and I had to go somewhere if I still wanted to play,” said Misti.
"Originally my brother was going to transfer over and play for the ASC men's team," Misti said. "When he got here he found out that his credits wouldn't transfer."
"Misti and Porter were well known in Arizona, they were recruited to play here," explained Stratton. "We originally came because we thought there would be family here but even with the fallout of Porter's credits we still decided to stay here because they had a lot to offer Misti."
When the two found out that Porter’s credits would not transfer they thought about what they would do next. After some deliberation the two came up with a conclusion. "If they take my credits and they have the classes I need for my degree then this is the place I need to be," said Misti, who made it through the recruiting process and made it on ASC's women's basketball team. Stratton walked on to the men's team and he made it as well.
Because the two teams travel together to conference games, they spend time together sitting with each other on the bus as the coaches had no choice but to let them.
On the academic side, Misti wants to be a physical education teacher while Stratton wants to major in athletic administration. Last semester they had three classes together and this semester, they have only one. Because of all these shared classes the two have shared some awkward moments.
"I remember the teacher asking if Misti and I were related and I just laughed and said, ‘yeah,’" Stratton explained. "Even though there were other students that thought we were cousins."
When posed with the question how other people react when they find out they are married, they just smile and laugh. "My teammates thought it was weird at first," said Misti.
"My teammates still think it's weird," agreed Stratton. "When I talk about Misti I say wife, so to them it's different." Seconds later he went on to laugh as he said, "If people think it's weird then weird we'll be."
The two are very strong supporters of one another as much as they can. "When I see her play I never thought it would play on my emotions but when I became her husband it did," noted Stratton. "You want to see her succeed, and you get nervous when they go down hard."
With such great support they are each putting up some strong numbers this season. Misti leads the team with 22 steals and is second on the team in scoring as she is averaging 10.5 points and a game and was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Baden West Division Player of the Week on January 5th. Stratton has 22 assists and has played in 16 games, while making four starts for the Grizzlies.
After a loss by either team, both agreed that neither of them complains because they know what it's like and they both have gone through it.
Everyday is the same. "After a hard day at practice or a tough game it's always good to go home and have someone there who understands what I'm going through," said Stratton. "I really like coming home."
Their competitiveness has shown up at least once this year. During the annual basketball preview event, "The Late Show," Stratton and Misti faced off in a 3-point shooting contest. To Stratton's dismay, Misti dominated.
"It's all friendly competitiveness," laughed Misti. "But sometimes we get so competitive we have to stop what we’re doing and take a break."
However, there’s no taking a break these days, because the Grizzly women and men’s teams are in the thick of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference races, and Misti and Stratton are working hard on the court to make a difference in their teams’ success.
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