Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thoughts on this Valentine's eve
This morning was a new day...and Laila was excited to be singing.
She sang the first verse of Love at Home by her self, then I sang the second and we joined in on the third. When she sang her last words...she was ready to dart off of the stand. Good thing I was standing behind her, holding her shoulders, so she couldn't. But she did roll her eyes, and have a funny expression on her face as we waited for the music to end. It was great.
Addison had a wild week in St. George with his Sleepy Hollow the Musical performance. The show went great and was so well received. They received many ovations...and great comments from the judges. Addison was singled out for his performance of Ichabod Crane. Addison got a feel of what fame is like. He had crazed fans begging for his autograph, getting his picture taken, and even had some girl just run up and kiss him on the lips. Wow. He didn't know quite what to think. Good thing his girlfriend was there to bring him back to real life.
They aren't going to the Kennedy Center to perform. Too big of a show and with budget cuts....it can't happen. Jim Christian and Tom Clark, the writer and composer...did get a special award and will continue to work this show in NYC. This is an award that would have come in Washington DC, but because of arts budget cuts they received it at regionals. So it's the end of the line for Ichabod Crane.
THe good news is Addison can cut his hair and shave his chops!!!
I gave Wayne a big map of the world for Valentine's...... I told him, "You rock my world!" It's going up in the Family Room.
We love cheese at our house.
"More Cheese Please...."
I'm having the three clocks set to China time, England time, and Utah time.....
I had a family Valentine's dinner with roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy--the works. All of the foods the kids love. It was fun to have them all here, and Addison's girlfriend Bre as well.
It was great to set my table with my wedding china. I pulled it out and have 7 plates and only 3 original pink glass goblets. Oh well. 27 years later....it's good they are not all broken.
We made Ginger Cream frosted Valentine cookies after dinner. Well, tried to make them. I had to send a boy to Kimi's house to borrow flour, so we could finish the dough, then 20 minutes later as I started to make the frosting....I sent another boy to Kimi's house to borrow powdered sugar, so we could frost our cookies. Good thing for friends with deep pantries.