Monday, October 27, 2008

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!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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.

Most Beautiful Day

Today is a most beautiful day!