Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
the 2002 Winter Olympics.
It was an amazing experience.
A coming together and a healing time for our nation
after the horror of 9/11.
IOC President Jacques Rogge began a tradition
of assigning each games their own
identity and calling the
2002 Salt Lake City Games
And read about some of the significant moments
singing a beautiful and emotional National Anthem
and afterwards being signed to a recording contract?
and Olympic Leader Mitt Romney
salute the tattered flag
which flew over the World Trade Center.
(Talking to one of the athlete's moms on the phone.)
My husband bought me one of those coveted hats:)
singing a gorgeous new duet by David Foster
called, "The Prayer."
and for two glorious weeks
human kind came together in peace
and unity and understanding.
It was magical.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Went to our beautiful local library on Tuesday
to hear 2010 Newbery Award winning author
My daughter and I had some great conversation
with Rebecca last summer at the
BYU Books for Young Readers Symposium.
She is a fascinating person and a talented writer.
We were delighted when she recognized
and waved at us before the presentation.
Fun to visit with her afterwards.
Read more about Ms. Stead HERE.
Court with Mrs. Terry (right) and some of her third grade classmates.
Another treat of the evening was seeing one of Court's
favorite elementary teachers
She had accompanied several of her current students
to the event.
Her students asked the author many excellent questions.
Mrs. Terry taught Court in 3rd,4th and 5th grade
as part of a pilot "community classroom."
She is an outstanding teacher and has received
many much-deserved honors.
Even more amazing, she has kept in touch
with many of her students for over 20+ years.
Hooray for children's book writers
and dedicated school teachers!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Two of my favorite restaurants : Communal and Pizzaria 712 are run by Colton Soelberg. I met Colton when his restaurants generously sponsored The Rooftop Concert Series in Provo. Eating in either of these spots is an experience to savor. Fresh, delicious, and beautiful food. Worth every penny. I highly recommend a visit.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Talented actors Kelly Hennessey and Blake Barlow
Gut-laughed my way through the delightful production of
"The 39 Steps"
at the Hale Center Theater-Orem
masterfully directed by my friend
Christopher Layton Clark.
Court, Coryn and I first saw this play on the
West End in London.
It was presented Proscenium style in a large theatre.
Chris very cleverly mounted this production
in the intimate round.
Sharp-eyed fans of Alfred Hitchcock will
pick out references and sight gags from his films.
Four actors and a foley artist
play over 40 characters.
This cast was fabulous!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
to see WAR HORSE.
British children's novel.
you will love this film.
The horses are life-sized puppets.
When we were in London we could never score tickets.
It was always sold out.
Though the story is based on war,
it really is a love story with the horse as the hero.
I highly recommend.