I'm still new to blogging, so I'm going to try to be less of a travel log this past week...Here goes..
Chris Botti, jazz trumpet player, performed Friday night at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Amazing doesn't begin to describe it. We grabbed our friends Joe & Alecia and headed to the hills to enjoy some relaxing jazz. Something about it being the end of a very crazy week, jazz music, warm fall night and being under the stars made it just perfect. Chris was a great entertainer and we all felt like we learned a bit through his dialogue between numbers. With Uncle James still in town we didn't have the pressure to return home immediately (free babysitting!) after the concert so we went crazy at the Cheesecake Factory. It was so nice to have a date with Evan.
I always love the Relief Society broadcast and this past Saturday night was no exception. I felt inspired to create and Elder Uchtdorf's (sp?) message on creation and compassion helps explain why I love decorating my house. I'll just remind Evan I'm creating beautiful places where angels can visit when the pottery barn package arrives sometime this week.
Today it was my turn to teach the Young Women...You gotta love lessons on dating! I felt them all squirm when I defined necking and petting. What's a leader to do!? :)
We had a couple of changes in the nursery staffing at church today. It turns out that even though they're little kids and they don't speak that well, it's very difficult for a Chinese-speaking couple to run nursery. And we were hoping Dallin might learn Mandarin and rule the business world.
Evan returned back to school Monday and we're all feeling the stress level notch up a bit. It's a demanding schedule to say the least. In another two and a quarter years we are going to have one seriously big celebration. I've already begun the planning so save the date. June 2010!