Friday, June 29, 2012

Video Palooza

As promised, here is my Video Palooza representing how I spent my time from Mother's Day to Father's Day.

Like I said, I went to temple square where I attended an Organ Recital (which they don't let you record) and a Tabernacle Choir rehearsal (which they do let you record).

It was nice to see that  a choir as professional as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir still has to practice. I also liked seeing the bell ringers practice with the choir. It reminded me of my lovely sister Judy. Later, I told my mother, "If Judy practices really hard, maybe one day she can be a Mormon Tabernacle Bell Ringer." I thought I was being pretty funny 'til Mom said Judy had already considered it. Then there was the St George Powwow And the trip to the zoo where we saw Naji's favorite animals. What would a trip with Ben be like without having to punch him for trying to make me play the "circle game"? And if you've made it all the way to the bottom of this post, you're gonna find out the the Southwest Fretted Philharmonic did a short gig at the St George Rehabilitation Center. Naji recorded our two songs -- and apparently I need to give him a tripod. But hopefully we sound better than we look (P.S. Thank you, Naji, you're the best!) WOHOO, Band Practice Tonight!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Picture Palooza

It's the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow I leave this fantasy I have of being a stay-at-home mom and I go back on the prowl for child pornographers, spouse abusers, and irresponsible texters -- or whatever it is that I do in my work-a-day job.

I like to think that I didn't do much on my vacation, but it's been over a month since I've blogged. (I blogged on mother's day and skipped right over father's day -- or what I like to call "Make Naji Cry Day") The Fourth of July is just around the corner. If I don't get blogging, It will be Ground Hogs day before I know it and time to take down the Christmas Lights.

The following are pictures I've taken since last I blogged. (Stay tuned for Video Palooza -- which should be posting soon.)

1. On Mother's Day we skyped with Elder Runs Through "down ol' South America Way" -- meaning Mexico for those of you who don't watch Arrested Development. Apparently Elder RT felt the video provided by skype left much to be desired, so we took a couple of still shots to show him what he was missing.

As a post script, the kids wanted to line up tallest to shortest. Apparently they think JoJo is taller than me and Judea is the shortest of all.

I've also taken two trips to SLC since Mother's Day (both work related). And each time I toured the pipe organs on temple square. Judea graciously attended an Tabernacle Organ Recital with me (even though she claims that all organ music sounds the same -- except for the pieces I practice over and over and over).

On my second trip, Naji and Ben were my traveling companions. Ben was great. He saved Naji from a shark and held my purse on the Hogle Zoo carousel. He even drove the scariest leg of the trip.

Naji reaffirmed that the river otter is his favorite animal -- and both boys were good about visiting temple square with me. Ben played "SLC Punk" and Naji's temper flared when he realized Joseph Smith was "murdered".

Back in St. George, the city hosted it's first annual Powwow! I got some great shots of the kids in their regalia up at pioneer park. And by "their regalia" I totally mean, Joseph was wearing Elder Runs Through feathers and buckskin shirt, cause what's he gonna do about it "way down South America Way"?

 Phew. That was like 5 blogs rolled into one. I really need to blog more frequently.