It's been a year since I first posted a blog so here is the one year anniversary picture. I traveled on horseback with Bruce from Tony Grove all the way up to Mt Naomi and had a great time seeing all of the beautiful "Spring" flowers in August.
I am so happy to be a grandmother-and to get to travel and visit my daughters and their new little ones. Diana and Mason had their first little son, Simon, on March 4th, 2009. I loved my visit and can't wait to visit again in their new home in Las Vegas. Nora and Ryan are expecting their 2nd March 29th. AND, Amy and Shawn are expecting their 2nd the end of July. Whew!!
This week will end with Carmina Burana performed by the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop. I will be performing on piano with the orchestra. I am one of the weekly rehearsal accompanists. It is a great opportunity and I really love all the people in the choir.
Happy Spring! Springtime in Cache Valley means it is snowing outside right now! And, it will be snowing the rest of the week. We had a brief hint of Spring last week. It was beautiful and got up to 70 degrees one day. By Sunday, we were reminded where we live--cold and snow.
I just finished "Little Women" tonight. It was such a superb production! Everyone who went enjoyed it so much. We live in such a beautiful valley with such talented people.
The days are getting shorter and the yellow leaves are falling quicker from the trees. Halloween is this Friday. I am going to dress up like a witch and wear my "Edward" T-shirt and a black long-haired wig topped with a red witches hat. I hope a few trick-or-treaters will come to our house.
Robin is working hard in school--I am so proud of her and her goals. She has great self-discipline and a kind nature. Keri is back into dancing and working hard in school also. She is a great sister to Robin as well as a great sister to play with her younger brothers. Tyler just got his money that he earned raising his lamb this summer. He bought an "i touch" and put the rest in his savings account. Sosh is working hard in school and works hard with his tutor everyday after school. He loves getting to play with his friends each day-after he finishes his homework.
I am loving this business of blogging, especially getting to see my daughters blogspots and the things they write. But, the best part of all is the pictures posted of my grandchildren!
Life is busy! I don't know how I always get so involved in more things just as I have made a conscious effort to simplify my life. My beautiful children keep me busy in the car every day as I drive to Robin's soccer or Keri's tennis games, Sosh's tutor or his soccer games, Tyler to a movie or library, or just to run errands like grocery shopping or picking up the dry cleaning (and of course, making sure I haven't missed out on something great at TJ Max, or Ross's).
The Summer is winding down into an early Fall. Our pool is closed, the leaves are falling, and I do love reading a good book on a comfy couch with the furnace warming the home. I love seeing the wind blow the leaves off the trees and to feel the air get a little crisper in the morning. We did have an early snow storm this last weekend. The whitish brightness of the snow brightened up the whole house. Our house has so many windows on the main floor so the snow made it especially 'enlightened'.
I am playing piano with the pit orchestra for Jay Richard's "Little Women" with the show opening October 16. I am also one of two accompanists for the American Festival Chorus, directed by Craig Jessop, here at USU. This commitment is quite challenging-- but what an awesome opportunity. I am back into teaching piano--3 adult students during the day and 1 high school senior on Monday afternoon. I also try to "mentor" my own children as they play or practice their piano each day.
Bruce and I get to go on an occasional horse-back ride or Harley ride. We love our lives, we love where we live, and are happy to be blessed with Robin, Keri, Tyler, and Sosh, AND our married children: Nora, Ryan,Elliot & ??; Lara, Jake, Lilian, and Andrew; Amy, Shawn, & Dax; Diana, Mason( & Simon) All the kids will be out of school Oct. 16 & 17 this week. Robin plays state soccer, Thursday the 16th in Springville, Utah. Keri is done with her tennis season and has started dancing again. Tyler is in the Badminton club and plays exceptionally well. Sosh is done with his soccer season as well.
Happy wife, mother, grandmother, friend, caretaker of many happy animals. I am also proud that I graduated from USU last May with my degree in Piano Pedagogy. I love homemaking and creating a comfortable haven for my family. I also love making dinner--when I do! Ha-ha!