Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Little Contest!

I am having a contest - complete with a prize.  (The prize is to be announced later.)  Stay tuned for more details.  

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pasadena Pops Weekend

Whew!  Summer has officially begun and we have started off running!

Last Friday night Douglas and I attended an open air concert at the Desconso Gardens featuring the Pasadena Pops and  Singing Cowboy Poet, Michael Martin Murphy.  Addison's violin teacher, Laurie Niles plays with them and was kind enough to give us tickets.  The whole evening was a blast for me - even though it was stinkin' hot.  Since I love folk music and Aaron Copland, it was apple pie for my ears.  Delicious.  

I only had one problem with the evening - the Pops music director, Rachael Worby, was a total spaz!  She actually introduced Mr. Murphey by saying he was there because "I hold a special place in his heart."  I do have to admit it was very fun to watch her conduct because she had A TON of energy and was completely over the top.  And she is a great advocate for the orchestra - you go girl!

If you get a chance, check out their summer season.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Various and Assundry

I haven't felt much like blogging lately, some days are just like that I guess.  But even though I don't feel like writing, I keep checking my blog, wondering if it has changed despite my lack of effort.  It never has.  I must therefore, bite the proverbial bullet and write something myself.

This past weekend was Father's Day.  Addison surprised Douglas with a felt tie she had made when we were visiting my parent's ward in SLC.  It was darling! (See picture)  And to attest to Douglas' greatness of character, he wore it proudly to church.  All of the other fathers were jealous, of course.  
My own Funky Fresh Father is currently tooling around Ireland with my Fabulous Mom.  I hear they are having a wonderful time.  Love you Dad!

This past weekend Douglas and I celebrated our 10th anniversary.  (Woo-Hoo!) 
We celebrated our "family birthday party" with the kids (thanks Valerie for the great idea!)  We retold our wedding day story, and all the mushy, lovey-dovey stuff we remember best.  Then we took the kids for ice cream.  I wanted to get out the wedding albums, but somehow they got put into cold storage.  The best part of the weekend though, was when Douglas and I forked out the $4000 to hire a babysitter and go out for an evening.  This year we opted for sushi - yum, yum!

And now for the kids:

Addison and I have started studying Latin together.  So far:  Sum non nauta et lego ergo sum! (Translation for you non-Latin speakers:  I am not a sailor and I read, therefore, I am.)  In two more days she will be officially done with third grade and I will have a fourth grader on my hands.  The horror, the horror.

Elias wiped out and hit his chin hard.  He has a horrible bruise.  Everytime he looks in the mirror, he fake cries and says his chin hurts.

Big milestone of the past week - Mason is officially crawling!  Ta-dum.  He is everywhere and into everything.  He particularly likes the cat food.  You gotta love the crawling stage.