Sunday, October 28, 2007
Rylee enjoying herself at the show!
Yesterday finally came (Rylee has been anxiously waiting "forever") and we went to the Hannah Montana Concert! We (myself, Rylee, and 2 of her cousins, Alicia & Shannon) went down to the Energy Solutions Arena about 2 pm and there was already a crowd of girls and moms. We bought t-shirts, entered some drawings, took some pics with the pink bus and then we went and got lunch at the nearby Gateway. We saw soooooooooooooooooooooo many little girls and their moms (some dads) all decked out and ready to scream for Hannah. The show started at 4 with the Jonas Brothers. They were really good and are so cute, I think I am in love. Then Hannah Montana finally came out and she put on a great show! The Jonas Brothers came back out and sang a song with her then she left to go change into Miley Cyrus and the J.Bros kept entertaining us a little longer. So then Miley came out and sang some of her songs. It was a lot of fun. Lots of lights and costume changes and confetti! She has a whole ensemble of dancers and musicians and they were all great! The whole show was awesome and we all had a great time!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Our favorite band, WEEN, released their first new album in 4 years this week and it is incredible! We actually preordered and the brown man dropped it off Friday night and we have been listening since. We get to go see them play again (this time in Santa Cruz and San Francisco,CA in a couple weeks) YEAH!!!!
I have been thinking about what I would take with me and thinking I need to get a box or two together of the irreplacable items and important papers and such that would be easy to grab in a moments notice. I also need to add a few items to our 72 hour backpacks.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
We missed you Adam, THANK YOU!!!
Here he is greeting neices, nephews, and siblings.
We got to go on the plane, with our own "tour guide", Adam. The kids loved it!
On Friday afternoon we were lucky enough to go to the Utah Air National Guard Base and witness the arrival of my cousin, Adam, and his unit home from Irag. I checked the kids out of school because I thought it would be a great way to teach them a little about the sacrifices our soldiers are making for us each day. It was an amazing site: all the families (wives, husbands, kids, parents), friends, other service men and women, all waiting with excitement to see their loved ones. These men and women have been gone since Sept 11, 2006 and I don't know how the families do it. They sacrifice so much for me, for you, for each of us. Many of them miss births of their children, or neices and nephews; they miss all the everyday events(that we take for granted) in their families lives. Their families here at home miss them everyday and I have no idea how they do it, especially the moms. How do they stay strong for their children and take care of everything everyday alone........
These soldiers are heroes and I think their family members here at home are heroes too! Thanks Adam for serving our country, for helping to assure our freedoms, for sacficing for us, for being our hero! Thanks to Katie (his cute wife) for sacficing for us as well, you are an inspiration!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Anyway, we have been trying to spend more time together as a family and as a couple. We went up the canyon one night and roasted hot dogs and marshmellows, we went to the planetarium, and we have been playing more games together. It has been great! This week we went to dinner with family and friends to "celebrate" my brother Brandon, who died 2 years ago from colon cancer. Today we are going to the airport to witness the arrival of my cousin, Adam, who has been serving in Irag for the past 15 months. I am excited for the kids to see these great men, these Heroes who have been sacrifing for our freedoms. I think this "place" I have been is just life and the everday "normal" events that are part of life: school, family, friends, death, war, freedom, America. I am grateful for all of these aspects of my life and feel very blessed to live where I do and know the people I know and to be able to do the things I do. So I guess I am back, although I am not sure I really ever left.....