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!
My youngest sister, Mary Ann, finished her LDS mission in California earlier this year and has been living in Missouri. This week she flew to Salt Lake City for a mission reunion and I got to spend some time with her.
It was so good to see her and just catch up and talk. We also had a great time seeing the sites in Salt Lake, like Temple Square, The Lion House, City Creek Mall, and the LDS Conference Center. I took her down to Provo to see an exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art, since she’s a great artist herself. She stayed at our home and my brother, Bob, came down from Logan to see her too and all three of us had a blast.
I’m so grateful for my sisters, and all of my family. We’re happy she’s home!
Well, I’m sure you’re not surprised, but I’ve been wanting to get a dog for a long time now. Once we moved into our house with a fenced in yard, we decided it was time to take the leap. We had been keeping our eyes peeled for the right fit for a while and one afternoon I was browsing the classifieds and fell in love with the sweetest little puppy face. 🙂
I sent Anthony the ad and he told me to jump on it and see if she was still available. As a side note, Anthony has made it clear that I caught him at a good time for a “yes” answer because he was just digging into lunch at his favorite place with his coworkers when he got my text. Haha! Now I know when to spring things on him. 😉
Anyway, we went and met the puppy and from the moment I saw her she had my heart. Her name was Rosie, which we thought was adorable, so we kept it. She’s a beagle/mini schnauzer mix and is just perfect for us.
She was timid and shy when we brought her home at 9 weeks old, but is coming out of her shell a little. Although the other day she ran away from a cat. She has “sit” down pat and is getting really good at fetch, so we’re chasing balls for her less and less now. She is so snuggly and loves to just sit on my lap and watch TV with me in the evenings. We love having her around!
The day after we brought Rosie home.
For the first few weeks she got tired so fast and would just pass out at the drop of a hat.
She’s now 13 weeks old.
Her floppy ears crack me up!