Friday, November 9, 2018

Celine Dion Concert!

Michael and I went to the Supply Side West Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He had some meetings with suppliers, and we walked the show.  We were supposed to fly there, but our flight was cancelled so we had to drive instead.  While we were there, we were able to see the Celine Dion concert!  We were in the front, middle section in row LL, so we were only 12 rows from the front! The seats were amazing! 

This was our view from our seats

Here is what the Colosseum theater looked like

We had our picture taken while we waited for the concert to start

It was a fantastic concert!!  She sounded so amazing, and the orchestra and band and backup singers were excellent. She sang many of her own songs, but also others from artists I don’t know and some from Elvis, etc. 

She also did some talking and told some stories, which was really nice because it made it feel more intimate, even with such a huge audience. I forgot about her song “Love You More,” and I loved that one.

At the end, she said “Goodnight” and I thought she wasn’t going to sing “My Heart Will Go On.” Thankfully, she came back out to sing it and it was fantastic. She was lifted into the air and there was a circle of rain around her that was so cool. 

I am so glad I got to see her in concert! It was an amazing experience!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Evening of Excellence

Emily had her Young Women's Evening of Excellence tonight.  She spent 10 hours working on Family History.  Some of that time was on her own and some was with Mom's help.  Here she is with a display of some of her ancestors.

Great job, Emily!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Our neighborhood HOA decided to have a party on Halloween night, so we had very few Trick-or-Treaters.  Everyone who went said it was a great party, but I was left with quite a bit of leftover candy.  We gave out full-size candy bars this year and the Trick-or-Treaters we did have were thrilled to get them.  

I volunteered to help in Jonathan's class at their class Halloween party.

I asked Michael to get the pumpkin to carve, and he chose this huge one!  The picture doesn't do it justice--it was massive.  Usually Michael carves it, but I carved it this year.  

Emily's plans with her friends fell through, so she volunteered to take Jonathan Trick-or-Treating.  He was so happy to go with her!  They weren't gone for very long, but they came back with full buckets.

Andrew went Trick-or-Treating with his friends, and Daniel didn't want to go so he stayed home with Michael and me to hand out candy.  He was pretty strict.  He wouldn't give them candy until they actually said, "Trick or Treat!"

Andrew--BYU football player
Daniel--Jake from State Farm (he made a tag after this picture was taken)
Jonathan--Iron Spiderman

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Emily's Dance Concert

Emily did a wonderful job at her dance concert!  I'm so happy to watch her dance again.  

First dance, "1990's"
It's hard to see her in this one.  She is in the second group that comes on stage, and she is in the very back row on the left.

Second dance, "Rewind"
She is front and center in this one!

Ready to dance!

With her brothers

Great job, Emily!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Concert--Josh Groban and Idina Menzel

We had a great time at the Josh Groban concert!  Idina Menzel (she is the voice of Elsa from Frozen) opened for him and she was amazing!  She sang "Let it Go" and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from Frozen, as well as songs from Wicked and Rent.  

Josh Groban was fantastic!  He sang songs from his new album, his classic "You Raise Me Up," a duet of "Falling Slowly" with Idina Menzel, and many more.  I really enjoyed when he played piano and sang "She's Always a Woman" by Billy Joel and a few others.  

It was pretty late for the kids, because the concert started at 8pm and didn't end until after 11pm.  Jonathan fell asleep for a little while.  I think they all enjoyed it, though.  I know I did!!!

We had pretty good seats!

Ready for the concert to start 

We had a great time!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Emily's Flute Recital

Emily did a beautiful job at her Halloween-themed flute recital.  She played the Harry Potter Medley, and also a couple of Christmas songs.  It was kind of funny to watch her play Christmas songs in her Halloween costume!  

Emily in her Spider-Man costume

"Harry Potter Medley"

"O Little Town of Bethlehem" duet with her flute teacher

Great job, Emily!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2nd Trip to Iowa

I'm so glad I went to see my Grandma Horsfall two weeks ago, because she passed away on October 11.  I was able to go to her funeral.  It is so hard to say goodbye to Grandma.  I miss Grandpa so much, and I will miss Grandma, too.  They were a very big part of my life.  These are the memories I shared about Grandma, that Pastor Kittleson read:
I remember staying over at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.  I slept on their couch, and Grandma would wake me up and turn on Sesame Street for me.
Grandma had beautiful penmanship.
Grandma didn’t care about material things, and she was always frugal and happy with what she had.  That is a great lesson that I hope I can teach my kids.

Since my brother Joe couldn't attend (he had just been there to go to Grandma Freese's funeral and he got to see Grandma Horsfall), they asked me to be a pall bearer.  

Pall bearers

Horsfall Cousins

Trantanella Cousins (Grandma's children and her siblings' children who came to the funeral)