Friday, May 30, 2014

Until we meet again

Its always sad when someone you love passes away before you are ready to say goodbye. But one of the greatest blessings of the church is the knowledge of the plan of salvation that families and we will see our loved ones again. My aunt Jyl passed away suddenly from a stroke. It was a sad occasion for us and especially her husband and sons. But there was also joy at the funeral too. We knew she was back with her Heavenly Father, that her work in this life had ended and it was time for her to do her work in the next life. She is with so many other loved ones who have passed on which I believe is a happy reunion for her. I am so grateful for the gospel of the plan of salvation and for atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life so that we could be forgiven for our sins and return to live with him again someday. Rest in peace and joy Aunt Jyl.

Tulip Festival

It's spring! After such a long winter I was ready for a beautiful spring day. Becca found this amazing little farm in Haymarket where you can go and pick your own tulips and daffodils. They even provide you with baskets to put your pickings in. I mean really, nothing says spring better than looking over fields of tulips and daffodils. It was a gorgeous day to be outside with two of my favorite people. 
 I never knew that there were over 24 different types of daffodils. I really liked the ones with multiple little white and yellow faces. They were so cute!
 Hurray for spring!!!!!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Day of 'Fool'ery

Happy April Fools Day. To celebrate my roommates and I had a party with some foolish goodies.  Cake that looked like grilled cheese sandwiches, rice krispie slushier rolls, cookie burgers, all things very delicious.  It was fun to make everything and share with friends.

A Day on Broadway

I decided to take a little day trip up to NYC to see a couple of shows, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Bridges of Madison County.  Both shows were amazing but very different.  The first was very comical and fun while the second was more melodious and serious in nature.  I loved them both and am so glad that I made the trip up to see these shows.

I made the trip to see Kelli O'Hara in Bridges of Madison County before it closes next week. It was truely enchanting. The story of a woman who has a four day love affair with a national geographic photographer and makes the decision to stay with her family instead of running away. It tells of how we can have multiple things/people we love and having to choose which love to pursue more. The show was similar to great musicals of old. Think Carousel, Oklahoma, and State Fair.

A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder was a very different more modern take on Broadway musicals even though its set in 1907 Europe.  The show was nominated for 10 Tony awards so I wanted to see what it was about. It was quite fun and very creative. I wouldn't be able to listen to the soundtrack without seeing it at the same time but the music was fun. It reminded me of the Addams Family in style a creativity. The staging was very fun and the fact that one performer could play 9 different roles was really impressive.

Two very different musicals, one to entertain, the other to make you think. Both truly amazing with great talent.