Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sing a JAZZY Song

(photo by a nice stranger)
This is where I spent my Friday night (thanks Coryn). In my new green shirt (thanks Bill).

*The last time I attended a JAZZ game was 30 years ago when I looked more like the girl on the left in the above photo;)

I have loved the UTAH JAZZ since their infancy. When these babies were adopted from New Orleans and brought to Utah by Sam Battistone in 1979, my college roommate Robbie and I got to attend several games. Mr. Battistone's niece Kerry, was a good friend of ours and she invited us to sit in her family seats right behind the player's bench. The games were played in the old Salt Palace. Exciting to be up so close to the action and to actually hear the coach talking to the players.

After the games the players would usually shower and then come back to the court to meet and talk with the fans who stuck around. I remember getting to meet: Adrian Dantley (now acting coach for the Denver Nuggets, the team we beat Friday), Darrell Griffith, Ricky Green and Ron Boone (now the color analyst for the JAZZ). All very friendly and cool.

One night they invited some fans to come out on the court at half-time and take a shot at the free throw line to win 4 tickets to a future game. Guess what? I went out onto the court and made the basket on the first try! I gave the 4 tickets to my little brother, Con and his friends. After that I was considered the "coolest sister" ever! Great times.

(Photos by Coryn)

(Photo by me) (Coryn's favorite #12, John Stockton)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

"Outdoors is where the great mystery lies, so going into nature should be a searching and humbling experience, like going to church."
~Skip Whitcomb

"Oh Earth! You're too wonderful for anyone to realize you!"
~Thornton Wilder, from OUR TOWN

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Aunt Cherry

A shout-out and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my darling Aunt Cherry. She's always been my favorite. *Please don't tell my other aunts;)

(Thanks for the photo art, Cammy)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Move Over Martha

For those who know me I am far from a Domestic Goddess. I have great admiration for those who have the talents for cooking, baking, craftiness and lovely presentation. Now, if you asked, I could sing a song, play a piece on the piano, dance a jig or give you a dramatic monologue complete with tears...but when it comes to these skills, I am lacking.

This past Easter, however, I surprised even myself. I actually presented a most lovely dinner for my family complete with a honey-baked ham. Seriously, I couldn't believe it all turned out so well. (Though we always have dinner together each night as a family, it doesn't look this pretty.)

My friend, VaLene, shared with me how to create these beautiful eggs from old silk ties.

All photos by Coryn

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's Cait's Turn!

So Caitlyn has arrived at her last year of TEENDOM! Enjoy it well, CAIT, and milk it for all it's worth. HAPPY 19th!!! I can hardly believe it. Love you MUCH!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy "tu-tu" Coryn!

Twenty-two years! Wow! Where have they gone? Have a Happy Day. You are loved!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day of Tears

(Picture by Morgan Weistling)

A crown of thorns~a cross to bear
And sorrowing friends following near
Yet, He speaks through His grief
"Weep not for me"
But how can we hold back these tears

Yom tzaar~day of sorrow
Yom dmaot~day of tears
Day of tears

The tearing flesh~the trembling nerves
Some now bow in jest and mock
His thirst
And still from His lips
"Father, forgive"
How can they slay their Lord

Now asleep~rest in peace, Jesus, Lord
With love we come to wash away
where hate hath marred
But, can it be
Now we see no grave can hold Thee in
Death has an end
Thou lives again

Yom simcha~day of gladness
Yom dmaot~day of tears
Yom peley~day of wonder
Yom dmaot (simcha)~day of tears
Tears of joy

(Lynda Johnson and Kenneth Cope)
Luke 23:27-31, 55-56;24:1-9
from "Women at the Well"
1995 Embryo Records, ASCAP