Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Relaxing after a long summer day...

The kids relaxed after a big day of doing chores, practicing piano, doing workbooks, riding bikes, playing in the sprinklers and jumping on the tramp. WOW! They were so exhausted. I put on a movie and they just layed there!

Dad was in charge of dinner...

I put Johnny in charge of dinner tonight and look what he brought home!!! The pizza was gigantic! Really... it was huge! The pizza was as wide as my table is wide. The kids had a blast with the HUGE pieces! It was sooooo good too! We will definately get another one!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crazy Gracie!!!

I found Gracie asleep on the couch... the girl is crazy!

MCO in Salt Lake City!

I had the opportunity to go to Salt Lake City this last week and record an Oratorio entitled "Messiah In America". I am part of the East Valley Mormon Choral Organization and we teamed up with the Orange County, CA half of the choir to record and perform this work by our director, Brett Stewart. There were 400 Adult Choir singers, 200 Children's Choir singers, and 200 Orchestra members who all worked so hard for this recording. We recorded for 24 hours total in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City and then performed in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and then a second performance in Abravanel Hall which BYU TV filmed! It was an amazing experience in which I learned so much! I will NEVER forget it!
The EVMCO 1st Soprano Section! Top left to right: Tiffany, Heather, Elise, Ashley, Rochelle, Courtney; bottom left to right: Jamie, Lisa, Jen, Kira, and Paige.

Here is a look at Abravanel Hall! It was gorgeous!

Me, Courtne, Paige and Elise decked out in out MCO shirts!

The organ in the Tabernacle is absolutely as beautiful and grand as it is on TV! Here we are all rehearsing for our concert!

Courtney and Jen sat next to me all through the recordings. These gals have BEAUTIFUL voices! It was a privilege to sing with them!

EVMCO and OCMCO first sopranos waiting for the recordings to start!

Some of us outside the Salt Lake Temple... soaking in the sun!

I will NEVER forget this trip! i learned so much about music and about myself. I am so grateful for music and for EVMCO!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter family and friends!