Sunday, September 28, 2008

Smooooth Jazz

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!


Lina said...

Like you said, I was able to google your name and find your blog. It's really nice! One of these days I will open the doors to mine and let you in. I just got to delete all the posts about you first. Haha...

Thanks for the walk tonight, I feel great. It's a perfect (hour or so) loop we have found.

And yes, I will teach Dallin Swedish now that he will miss out on the Mandarin opportunity.

See you in a few hours!

Marvia said...

Well it's a good thing you defined the terms necking and petting. As ackward as it is, it will save them in the long run. For example, on my mission, my comp. and I were teaching the law of chastity and she told them to not neck or pet. When they asked what that was. She stopped and looked at me and said, "I actually don't know what that is." Which was hilarious to me but I didn't want to embarrass her so I went ahead and explained it. But seriously, how can someone obey something they don't understand? Maybe it's time to change the terminology. :)

Anyway, I'm glad you had a nice date with Ev. Chris Botti (sp?) is great. I have his love song CD. I play it hoping to inspire Jared to learn some of those songs to serinade me but it hasn't worked yet. He was in jazz in highschool and played the trumpet. He's quite good.

Toria said...

sounds like the perfect weekend. It's funny to me that my mind always goes to perfect weather in the bay area when I think of Fall Conference. We needed to do our soup date!
I miss you!