Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas concert

OK, first off I gotta give props to Paul and Daneen. They kicked our booties on the dance-off. I loved their dance. Thanks for the idea, Daneen. Let's do it again next year. The rest of our siblings as well as my parents are forewarned to start practicing now. :)

In other exciting news, I turned in the last writing portfolio for my persuasive writing class yesterday. Agh! I can't believe I did it. I had spent so many hours on that thing and I don't know if it was exactly ready, but just wanted to be done. So I hit submit. And now I'm wondering if I made a mistake. We'll see in two weeks when I get my grade back. I still have a 25 multiple-choice question final left, but am not too stressed about it.

We had the funnest time on Friday night. One of our good friends watched Caroline and we took the big kids down to Concord (near Charlotte). We attended a concert called "You're All I Want For Christmas." Marvin Goldstein, Kirby Heyborne, and a vocalist named Sarah Morgann performed. When I told the kids we were going to a concert, they wanted to know if anyone was famous was going to be there. Since they don't know any of those performers, they were completely unimpressed. Brandon even asked, "Do I have to go?"

It didn't take long for Kirby and Marvin to win them over.
They were hilarious. Seriously, we were laughing out loud.
I think Brandon laughed more than anyone in the audience.

It was a great combination of beautiful, uplifting
Christmas music and silly comedy.
Hugely entertaining.
The time went by too fast.

I feel so lucky that they came to Concord.
It was about an hour and a half drive.
And SO worth it.
They're performing in Mesa and Tucson
later this week. If you have the
chance to go, we highly recommend it.

I think Brandon is one of Kirby's biggest fans now.
We bought a CD and B has listened to it
constantly since we've been home.

I'm already marking my calendar for next year's performance.

Maybe Caroline will be old enough to join us by then.


The Oregonians said...

I think you guys were robbed on the dance competition but then...
glad you didn't extend the invitation beyond grandparents.

Nice to see the family trait of being star struck had carried unto the fifth generation.

Thanks for sharing.

Ang said...

Sounds like a fun concert!

And we'll see if you can get Forrest or Dad involved in a dance-off next year :-).

Sandy said...

Isn't Kirby Heyborne the guy on Single's Ward, etc? Practically a celebrity:) Looks like a lot of fun - I think Jake would have enjoyed that a lot better than the BYU modern dance troupe we went to last month :)

Natalie said...

That white suit is hot! I think Andrew should sport one of those to church next week.

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

That was one of the most fun family nights we have had in a long time. Thank you so much for organizing everything to pull it off. You rock the kazbah!