There’s a family-owned theater here in Utah called the Hale Center Theater, which we absolutely love. It’s a theater in the round, so there is a stage in the center with seating all the way around it. It’s also small enough that no matter where you’re sitting you feel like you’re in the middle of the action. Anthony and I try to go at least once a year.
We enjoy just about everything we see there. But, we just got to see a play called See How They Run and it was one of the best ones we’ve seen yet! My parents saw it years ago and still laugh just thinking about it and how funny it is.
We had great second row seats and you can see how close to the stage we were.
It’s a comedy set in in England in the 40’s complete with mixed up identities and just total confusion. The actors did an excellent job. It had us laughing the whole time.
After the play we went to Chick-fil-A for dinner, always a favorite. 🙂 It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
When we bought our house, all of the rooms were painted bold colors. That’s just not our style. The colors didn’t coordinate with each other and the paint job just wasn’t that great. So, we’ve been slowly working on painting all our walls.
We just finished the hall! Goodbye dreary, gray-blue walls and aqua trim! It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the trim is white and the walls are a color called Almond Milk. It looks sooo much better! It’s brighter, fresher, cleaner and looks taller.
Up next, the kitchen! I’ll try to remember to get some before and after pictures next time.
Every year over Pioneer Day weekend (July 24), the LDS Church puts on a concert featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a special guest performer. I’ve never been to one of these, but have always wanted to go. This year it happened!
This year The King’s Singers, a British a cappella group, were the guests, and wow! They were so good! It made me want to find more of their music. They sang some songs with the Tabernacle Choir and each group sang a few of their own songs.
All of the songs were folk songs from Britain or the United States. Of course, they were all beautiful. But, my favorite was a medley of Primary songs. Apparently, the piece was written by someone who works at BYU. When The King’s Singers put on a concert there, the employee wrote the song in remembrance of his Primary-aged son who had recently passed away. It was great and got a standing ovation at the concert we were at.
I really liked the wheels projected next to the organ pipes. Later in the show they dimmed the lights and shone lights that looked like stars on the ceiling. It was neat!
Here’s a video of the medley:
We loved the concert and will definitely try to go again in future years!
Anthony celebrated his 32nd birthday on July 21! We went out to dinner and then came home for cake. He got birthday cards and a few gifts from family, including a game and a new leather wallet.
I’m so grateful for Anthony. He’s ambitious and hard working, but also knows when to kick back and relax. His sense of humor is the best. He’s the perfect husband for me and some day he’ll make a great dad. Thanks for all you do Anthony!
Every year, my sisters, mom, and I try to get together for a Call Girl Reunion (that’s my maiden name). Since we don’t all live close together, it’s a great chance to see each other and just spend some time doing sister stuff.
I was able to spend about a week at my parent’s farm in Missouri and we had a lot of fun. My youngest sister, Mary Ann, is home from her LDS Mission, so it was awesome to have her there for this reunion and spend some time with her.
Between shopping, going out to lunch, antiquing and just hanging out together, it was such a fun week. There’s nothing like shopping with your sisters and mom. 🙂 I came back with an extra suitcase…
I also got to go to the Missouri Star Quilt Company and check out all their shops in Hamilton. That was really neat! I’m a wanna-be quilter. I keep plugging away at my first quilt, which has been a fun project.
Of course, I also got to see my dad and brother John, who also just returned from his mission. It was great to spend some time together when we could just kick back and relax. I’m very grateful for the chance to visit!