Tuesday, August 25, 2009


So tonight we went to a town hall meeting with our representative Jason Chaffetz. He is a rock star. There was some lively discussion, but for the most part, we are in Provo, Utah-there wasn't a whole lot of opposing ideas presented.

Over 700 people attended with overflow in the lobby...

But my favorite part of the night happened without a whole lot fanfare. We sat next to an older couple who had decided, that in their golden years, they were going to be activists- defending and supporting the constitution. They were attending all the rallies, tea parties, and town hall meetings that they could. They brought a flag to hang in front of our balcony seats that said-" Family, God, Country- Forever. "As we talked, they shared that they had been to a Common Sense rally on Saturday, at the steps of the courthouse in Provo. Their picture was featured in the Sunday paper. Earlier that day I had been at my sister's and grabbed 5 Sunday papers that had been saved for me (think coupon addiction). I threw them in the trunk of my car and forgot about them. Remembering these, I asked the couple if they had bought any extra copies. They said no and that they regretted it because they wanted to send copies to their family. I told them I had some in my car and if they wanted them, we could get them after the meeting. They were so excited and said "thank you, thank you". When it was over, they waited for us on a bench while we walked the distance to our car. As we walked, I pondered the unlikelihood of this coincidence: that I would happen upon the newspapers today, that I would put and leave them in the trunk of my car, and then sit by the couple who was featured in the front page story. When I voiced this to my husband, he said, "I don't really see any eternal significance in that." But when I handed over the papers to this woman, and she gave me a hug and kiss and said "you have made our day", I knew that even though some things seem unimportant to us, Heavenly Father sends little blessings of happiness- to remind us He is there, He knows us, and He wants us to feel joy.

I felt it tonight.

Their picture in the Daily Herald ...
Oh by the way, their oldest daughter? Her name is Brenda.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Town Hall Meeting with Jason Chaffetz

If you live here:

Then you should be here,Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00:

Congressman Chaffetz' name is pronounced
"Chay - Fits"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

No good deed goes unpunished...

So I won tickets to see the Wizard of Oz at the Historic Draper Theater. I have never been to the HDT so I was excited somewhat. Free tickets, new experience...I knew we were in trouble however by a few clues:
*Munchkins was misspelled in the playbill
*The director's note referred to the author as Frank L. Baum when anyone familiar with Wicked knows it has to be L.Frank Baum or Elphaba would not exist!
* 15 minutes after curtain should have risen, they announced they were waiting for the tech crew to show up and no one had a key to the room.
*They announced a stand-in for Toto because the "star" had injured her foot.
*The ticket taker was playing the role of Zeke/ Cowardly lion (he was GREAT by the way).

: The Toto understudy pulled the fence down, to which he was tied, and ran off the stage trying to escape up the aisle.

Low point:Michaela and I realized we would be exiting at intermission when we saw the tornado in the form of 3 dancing tweens...looking like it had been choreographed by the 3 dancing tweens...

On a positive note- some of the actors were actually good- the production was simply cheesy. Dorothy had a very pretty voice- the scarecrow, tinman, and Lion were quite enjoyable...it just wasn't enough.

Oh, and the Red Vines were good, nice and soft, just like I like them!!!!
Just a small must see snippet of the tornado!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A couple more happy schoolers!!!

This one? Not so excited...

This one LIVES for school (actually the social life at school)!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh Angela...

I begged, I pleaded, you ignored me.
You graduated, we know, we know.
Sometimes good things must come to an end.
If you are done blogging, we will mourn your demise and then move on. But please, please, update, or pull the plug. How many times must I relive your graduation? It was a great day but enough already!
You have so much more to share.
Like your new job...
Like your new fridge...
Like your new boyfriend...( Okay I made that up.)
Like your new dishwasher.
So much to tell, but yet you won't.
So bury the past.
Press the delete button.
It's over.
It's just that easy.
(Julie, you're next...)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh how life imitates art...

Just watched this movie- loved it. Eerily relevant today...

It features the very young and very handsome Jimmy Stewart.

You can watch the entire movie on line here.