Monday, July 27, 2009

Concert Week

Last week was concert week for us. We started out with Faith Hill. She is beautiful, her voice is amazing and we loved the concert. It was at the Hollywood Bowl and she had the orchestra as well as her band to back her up. Holly and Dani were totally star struck. The only thing that could have made it better is if Tim had showed up.

Wednesday Ken and I went to the Ontario Arena to hear Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago. We went with our cool friends the Ellsworths and Hendricksons. So everyone wanted to see Chicago more than Earth, Wind and Fire except for yours truely. I have to say that EW&F was the best! Even better was the end of the concert when both bands joined together and did about 3 of each groups biggest hits together. The place was rockin', everyone was on their feet and we saw some dance move like we have never seen before and probably will never see again.

Finally, on Saturday back to the Hollywood Bowl to hear Jewel (The guy in the picture sang to but we didn't really dig him). Wow. She sings with more feeling and depth than I think I have ever heard or seen. It may be because she writes her own lyrics and music and they have real meaning to her. She was lovely. Oh and a great fireworks show at the end of the night. We loved it.

Question: If you could see anyone in concert who would it be?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

27 Years

Remember when we vowed the vows
and walked the walk
Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard
We lived and learned, life threw curves
There was joy, there was hurt
Remember when

Remember when old ones died and new were born
And life was changed, disassembled, rearranged
We came together, fell apart
And broke each other's hearts
Remember when
Remember when the sound of little feet
was the music
We danced to week to week
Brought back the love, we found trust
Vowed we'd never give it up
Remember when

Remember when thirty seemed so old
Now lookn' back it's just a steppin' stone
To where we are,
Where we've been
Said we'd do it all again
Remember when

Remember when we said when we turned gray
When the children grow up and move away
We won't be sad, we'll be glad
For all the life we've had
And we'll remember when

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Dani and I made the long trip to Idaho. It was so good to spend time with the ones we love.We visited my parents and it was great to enjoy their company. It was so relaxing. We just visited and hung out at their home. Dad gave me three cd's of family pictures that he has scanned into his computer. What a treasure and most definitely the best gift ever. Mom spent time showing me her quilts. They are beautiful beyond belief. The colors, patterns, workmanship are amazing.

Dani was with me some of the time then she went to Aunt Lynn's to hang out with Seth and Mallory. I know they ate, got stuck in sand, went shooting, and then I stopped asking. I loved seeing Lynn's family they are happy and getting bigger (as in new babies!).

Troy and Connie were the planners. They planned a picnic at a beautiful park and a night at the Shakespeare Festival which we LOVED. Taylor, Dylan and I had a fierce Olympic competition on Wii. Dylan was the ultimate athlete and Taylor wasn't far behind. They were both so kind to their goofy Aunt Lisa. Rosie was gracious enough to lend me her room and comfy bed and keep the conversation going. Lauren was as loud and wild as always (love ya!). David introduced us to Moses and his mad doggy skills. Jill worked and did homework like nobody's business (you go girl).

The ride home was much easier for me than the trip up. I knew where I was going and didn't get lost. The best part was that man o'mine at home missing me like crazy and taking good care of me when I got home and had swollen ankles, numb rear end, and kinks in my back from sitting in a car for 13 hours.

Did I mention that this will be the last time I drive to Idaho? I am now a fan of flying.

Mom and Dad
Hollyhocks in their garden.




Love this picture. What a happy face.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Brother

Happy Birthday to my Big Brother Troy. I think we have always been great pals. I still love to be with him and hang with him. Wishing you the best. Enjoy your 40's while they are still here!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I thought I posted this before we left on our little Vacation, but when we got back it wasn't here. Oops I guess I forgot to push the Publish button. Love you Ken.

Some more great shots of Ken from the past few days on his Birthday Vacation