Sunday, December 19, 2010


Here is a random sampling of the fun we've had so far this month...

We've seen some snow and Kaylee wanted to help shovel

We also bundled up and waited in a ridiculously long line for...

A live nativity... It was WAY TOO COLD and not really worth the wait but they did a good job with it. Here is the donkey and there was a real camel and other cool things.

Brooke and Rylie came back to UT so Jess, Brooke, and I took our kids to the mall to see Santa. I had to run off to another eye appt for Kevin and Kaylee was past her nap and afraid of Santa so I didn't buy any pictures but it was fun any way.
Kaylee is being a bad influence on Rylie (or Lawlie as she calls her) Rylie doesn't really suck her thumb but it makes for a funny picture.

All three kids walked all through the mall holding hands. It was SO CUTE!

Kaylee thought that the Christmas decorations were a real treasure box! She pulled out each ornament with excitement. She's kind of in love with snow men right now. FYI she was freshly out of the shower so that is why her hair is insane.


Now that Ryan is done with school he has a lot more time to be dad...

Kaylee was nice enough to share her tea with the decorative snowman and her dad. She loves when daddy plays with her.

He's a good daddy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Congratulations is in order to Ryan...

After 18 long months he has completed everything required in Full Sail's Entertainment Business Masters program and I am so proud of him. We are both ecstatic that all his endless hours of hard work are finished (well in school any way).

As a final project for the program he made this video as his leadership portfolio. It basically sums up his experiences over the last 18 months. It's a full 20 minutes long and he warns that he much prefers to be behind the camera - NOT in front but he's too hard on himself.

UPDATE: He got a 94% in his last class! He would have gotten 100% on this video if he hadn't turned it in a day late.

Now the job hunt begins...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Cards

I adore Christmas time! (I could do without the commercialism though!) I love getting Christmas cards from friends and family and seeing what a difference a year has made in everyone's lives!

My sister (in law) just made a fabulous blog post about getting free Christmas cards this year and I am so stoked to jump on that bandwagon!
Shutterfly has so many ADORABLE designs to choose from this year I don't even know which one to pick. I'm excited to send out my free cards to friends and family and show everyone our new family of 4. We've grown and changed so much this year as a family.

To see what Christmas cards they have to choose from, click here.

Also if you have some of those people on your Christmas list who already have all the things they need, you may want to consider getting them a fun personalized picture gift from Shutterfly like a calendar or a mug.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kevin's announcement

I had this announcement designed by my friend Kristin Call. She and her husband are fabulous people. They have been trying to have a baby for quite some time now and are trying to save money to pay for in vitro fertilization. She is putting all money from her design work towards it. I would highly recommend using her for any of your design needs. Not only because she would be an amazing mom but also because she is very talented.

and then...

Just an update... Journaling

Today was supposed to be Kevin's cataract surgery. I got calls from several people telling me it was canceled. Dr. Larson has called me personally several times today. Apparently the anesthesiologist working at the Riverton hospital today is worried that Kevin's recent UTI may mean he'll react badly and need to stay overnight. Riverton is not equipped for an overnight stay. We could do the surgery today at Primary Childrens in Salt Lake but Dr. Larson strongly recommends we do it at Riverton hospital because the equipment is so much newer and nicer. In order to do it at Riverton we have to wait for an anesthesioligist who is on board with putting him under. We don't want to wait long because Kevin is already starting to use his one good eye so much and leaving the bad eye behind.
The plan has changed a few times but the new date is Wednesday. This is the day before Thanksgiving which means we will have to go back in on Thanksgiving for a quick check up on the eye. I think this shows a lot of dedication on Dr. Larson's part that he is willing to work on Thanksgiving and I'm willing to do anything to get this done.

I was prescribed the low dose of antibiotics by Kevin's usual doctor as a way to prevent future UTIs. This is common for children with VUR (the bladder reflux.) I've been opposed to the idea of living on antiobiotics from the moment I heard it. My doctor referred me to talk to urology about all my questions he couldn't answer so I'm going to talk to them about the VUR on Dec. 8th. I didn't fill the prescription but Dr. Larson wants me to as a precaution for now because we can't have another UTI get in the way of the surgery again. Uhg!

I'm exhausted. Between being sick, having a sick family, surgery worries, and not having answers to my questions about VUR I haven't been sleeping well. I want to do what's best for Kevin. I have since before he was conceived. What that is hasn't always been clear.

Ryan doesn't work for Riser anymore. The position they were trying to invent for him was really not what they needed as a company right now. If they ever get into video though, they know who to call. This may be a blessing because HOPEFULLY he'll finish his STUPID degree. I resent it. (I've been a widow for far too long!) He is still taking on freelance work and I'm hoping he doesn't let it get in the way of finishing. He's postponed graduation so many times now. He just has the final class left but it's a big deal. It's essentially turning in his thesis.
I think subconsciously Ryan is afraid to finish school... he has no idea what exactly he is going to do with the degree. Whether or not he finds a job those payments on $30,000 in tuition loans are going to smack us.
On top of school loans did I mention that hospitals, doctors, and surgeries usually come with a hefty price tag? I've heard that primary childrens has a lot of financial assistance options so hopefully we qualify for a little of that.

All I know is I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Nothing like a day with family to make life great!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Opthalmoligist Appointment Update

Today I was at the Primary Children's Moran Eye Center in Riverton for nearly 4 hours because they were very busy. It was BORING! I was tired, thirsty, and hungry. Ryan and Kaylee were at home the whole time dying of some wretched flu that had me panicking last night while I watched Ryan's fever climb.

The diagnosis is a congenital cataract. This means he will be having surgery on Friday the 19th to remove the cloudiness and then he will wear an artificial lens until he is two. When he is two they will put a new lens in that will be permanent. The idea is to get his eye working well enough that they can both develop together and he doesn't just stop using his bad eye and get "lazy eye". There may be a series of battles in the future to ensure his eye is working but hopefully we will have a lot of luck!
If you want to know more, I found this site to be relevant.

That $450 I paid to add Kevin, Kaylee, and Ryan to my insurance at BYU was probably the best investment ever!

Monday, November 8, 2010

VCUG test update

I took Kevin back for his VCUG test. Unfortunately he had the problem they were looking for. Basically the one way valve that goes from the kidneys to the bladder is a two way valve on his little body. This is luckily something he will most likely grow out of eventually. In the meantime he may need to go on a regular small dose of antibiotics. I am NOT excited about this. I am going to continue to see if there is another option.
If you are interested in learning more like I obviously was, here is an article I found (thanks google)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Primary Children's Medical Center

On Wednesday night Kevin began to have a fever and was crying like he was in pain whenever he woke (I suspect now that it was every time he peed.) Kevin is not a cryer so it was clear something was wrong and it broke my heart.

Kaylee and I had both had recent fevers so I assumed he caught whatever we had and wasn't too worried. On Thursday morning I sent Ryan to pick up a thermometer so I could monitor his temperature and found it was over 101 degrees. I called his doctor and they said to take him to the ER right away because he was under 60 days which meant it could be serious. Ryan still felt they were over reacting so we took him to the instacare that was at the ER. The instacare also said they were not willing to look at him. They told me to take him to Primary Children's where he would undergo a bunch of tests. They recommended I find someone to watch Kaylee because we'd be there a while. I was a little panicky. My mom had said she wouldn't come home early that day because she had come home early too much that week. To my surprise as I tried to nail down a babysitter, she came home. I asked her if she felt inspired.
Ryan was finally able to head to work. My mom and I dropped Kaylee off at my sisters and drove to Salt Lake.

The staff was so kind at the ER there. Kevin underwent a spinal tap, an IV, blood withdrawn, and a catheter to take a little urine. The instacare told me not to feed him so he went ALL DAY without eating. He was so well behaved for a starving sick baby.

They ended up finding bacteria in the urine and were able to decide his fever was being caused by a urinary tract infection. They put him on some antibiotics and then checked us in upstairs so they could moniter his fever.

They made us stay till his fever was gone for over 24 hours.
They did an ultrasound on his bladder and he is scheduled to go back Monday for one more test on his plumbing (VCUG)
I was allowed to leave with an oral antibiotic in hand on Saturday evening.


Trick or Treating took place on a rainy day but thankfully it slowed enough in the evening to go out.

Here is my little butterfly :)

We also had Alice, a ladybug, a monkey, and Buzz

This year was really fun because the kids were all old enough to understand what was going.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Here is Kevin sleeping in Ryan's arms at church. Love the little man clothes!

Kevin is about 10.5 lbs now! He loves to eat but he's been spitting up SO MUCH that I decided maybe I was being too liberal with the feedings. I've tried to make him wait a little and it's helped some but hasn't been a cure.

I took him to his first real doctors appointment. (He had his PKU tests done and weight checks by the midwives but hadn't had a real check up yet.)
The doctor did not see the usual red eye reflection that they look for when they shine light in the eyes. I've scheduled an appointment at the Primary Childrens' Hospital in Salt Lake with a pediatric ophthalmologist for Nov. 11th at 1pm.
This could be potentially serious so I am very anxious for the 11th to get here! Pray that all goes well!

Coming soon... Kaylee still loves Halloween

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kaylee's Birthday

I took Kaylee to Kiddie Kandids on her Birthday and she did so well!

To see everything from the shoot click here

That night she had a small Tinkerbell party and it was fun to see her actually blow out candles and get excited about all her presents.

her Tinkerbell figurine from Chris and Jess (that is a tink balloon too)

This beauty is the highlight of her life right now. She won't let any other kids touch it and even if it's in the garage, out of nowhere she will start asking for it... She is a geek!

Thank you to all the family who came and brought her presents. She loves her new toys!

Happy Birthday Kaylee!

Hogle Zoo

Kaylee loves animals. My mom and I have wanted to take her to the zoo for a long time but couldn't figure out if we should do it with a new baby or while I was large and waddling. The weather has gone from fall to winter over night here so we knew the nice days were about to disappear. By some miracle my mom got off work 5 hours early on Friday and I was still asleep when she got home! We used the last nice day of the season to go to the zoo as an early Birthday present to Kaylee.

She kept saying "I riding a cat"

She LOVES elephants! (her hair is awesome I know)

She was well behaved and we had a good time. The weather was PERFECT!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tyler Hilton

I've been a big fan of Tyler Hilton for about 5 years now. I love his unique voice and acoustic sound. You may know him from the show One Tree Hill or from the movie Walk the Line

Since facebook advertises the things they think you'd like I saw that he was going to be playing in Provo on the 14th. Since my birthday is on the 16th and Ryan didn't know what to get me I told him I wanted to go see him so we did. I actually took Kevin at 2 weeks old and was totally worried about his ears the whole time. He slept in the moby wrap through the whole thing.

He played at Velour which is really small and intimate. There was less than 100 people there I would say so it didn't matter where you stood or sat because you were super close regardless! AWESOME :)
The first song of the night was my absolute favorite... Just him and a guitar.

After the first song his band came out and the vocals were not as loud as the instruments and the audio was really loud for such a tiny venue :/ The audio technician in me was super annoyed!

After he sang he signed merchandise and took pictures so Ryan made me take a picture with him and he bought me a CD for Tyler to sign to me. I felt like a dork with my kid and didn't want a picture but now I'm glad I have it.

On my actual Birthday I went out to eat with Ryan and my mom at Sweet Tomatoes... Love it. After that we went to Target and my other gift I found for myself was Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I used it post Kaylee's birth and it kicked my butt. I'm excited to get exercise clearance and get back into that. Oh I also watched a few episodes of Big Bang Theory which was fun :)

I'm 24!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Adventures in breastfeeding!

Saturday I woke up very ill and decided it was mastitis. (Bacterial infection in the milk ducts) When my mom was on an antibiotic while nursing my sister the milk couldn't be fed to her so she had to pump to keep up her supply but dump it all. The idea of doing this made me cry so I tried to fight it off on my own. Fever, chills, and nausea took over my day and I was MISERABLE. I was trying to drink water and get lots of nursing done as well as take extra vitamin C and things... No luck. My body was losing the fight so at about 8 pm I gave up and went to an insta care. While the nurse took my blood pressure I started to pass out and she watched my blood pressure fall. The nurse made me quickly put my head between my legs until I was stable enough to get to a table I could lay on. The doctor agreed it was most likely mastitis and prescribed antibiotics as I figured he would. He never mentioned not nursing so I asked and they said this antibiotic is safe for him. All that suffering was for nothing!

Ryan and I went to fill the prescription but found it odd they gave me 40 pills. The doctor sad 10 days and the bottle said 1 pill twice a day... by my math that's 20 pills. Sunday night rolled around and I was still completely unable to move. My brother who is going to pharmacy school decided to research using this antibiotic for mastitis and said I should be taking 4 (hence the 40 pills) I called the insta care and they confirmed this was a typo. So a couple more Tylenol and a doubling of my antibiotics later I am finally out of bed!

Now onto the probiotics and yogurt to prevent thrush!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Messy Boy!

Infants are messy!
Kevin pooped in the placenta so he was born with a little in his hair and things... then again in the tub, then again in the towel when I got out. He even got some on the blanket. Don't fret, his plumbing works!

When we got home and changed the first poopy diaper he pooped while we were in the middle of changing him.

One day Kevin managed to blow straight out the top of his diaper without filling it first so Ryan and I went to change his clothes and diaper. While attempting this he of course had to pee all over himself for the first time in classic baby boy style. So Ryan picked up wet/poopy/ crying Kevin to try and get him out of his messy clothes and off the wet blanket. While trying to get everything cleaned up he decided to poop again and it shot straight down to the floor (amazingly not on Ryan) ACK... funny now - kind of insane then.

Yesterday I took Kevin back to the midwives to do some routine checks/tests and make sure all seemed well. (I have to say I LOVE that when they pricked his heel and forced him to bleed into a million little circles they had me nurse him so it was much less traumatic for him and me! Midwives really use so much more common sense.) When we tried to weigh him we took the diaper off only to discover it was very full of poop. While trying to fix this problem he decided to poop again... then again and maybe even again. It just wouldn't end. His clothes were covered (and quite possibly stained) and I didn't bring a change of clothes in my hurry to get there. It was ridiculous! Poor little guy went home in a diaper and a blanket that Kaylee insisted on pulling off him while screaming here mommy here mommy over and over until I took it from her.

In other news, the cord has already come off, my milk is completely in (and my left nipple is scabbed to the point of me only being able to pump from it for now... the pain of him eating off it is worse than giving birth.) Even after all the pooping he weighed 7lbs 14oz so pretty much the same size since I fed him right after and he was probably back up to 8lbs. I am also happy to report (stop reading if you will be bothered by TMI) that I don't have hemorrhoids. I'm assuming I have hypnobirthing's non pushing method to thank for this and I think I love hypnobirthing just for this one fact!

And I'll end with a fun picture... Kaylee LOVES her brother. She giggles at everything he does and LOVES to help.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Labor and Delivery

As I mentioned before I decided to go about my labor and delivery in a less traditional way and because of this I have had many people express interest in hearing all about my experience.
I've decided to include every possible detail while it's all so fresh in my mind so I apologize if this gets long or boring...
If all you want to do is look at pictures, click here to see my facebook album.

Around 2 am on September 29th I started feeling some contractions but I figured (as I had when I started labor with Kaylee) that I was just having digestive problems. I mentioned to Ryan that I was having stomach pains and that if they were contractions then we were having an exact repeat of Kaylee's birth (contractions started early in the morning of 37 weeks and 6 days both times) We laughed at how ironic that would be. At 9am when I went to the bathroom I noticed a little pink and for the first time thought this was actual labor.

I decided to start getting myself and Kaylee ready for a potentially long day and started to think about getting the things I needed at the birthing center together.
Ryan came home a little early and we decided to pack everything into the car, go get him a needed haircut, and then head off to our last birthing class.

After class I came home and we put Kaylee to bed. I decided to try and get a little sleep because I hadn't slept well the night before and I knew I wouldn't be getting a lot of sleep soon.
I woke up around 2 am and said Ryan let's start heading to Orem. I was stressed about the 30 minute drive ahead of me and didn't want to underestimate the time. As we were getting out the door the contractions were right on top of each other so we called the midwives to tell them we were on our way. They asked me a few questions and told me that I should wait an hour and see if the contractions were still on top of each other. She said that if they are only bad when I'm moving then I still had a long time. Since we were already in the car we decided to drive to Ryan's mom's place because it's close to the birthing center.

We went in and decided to rest on the couches. I was glad Ryan was able to get some sleep even though I wasn't getting much. Every time I got up to do something my contractions were right on top of each other but as soon as I sat down and relaxed they spaced themselves out so I continued to wait.
At 9 am I started to become a little discouraged. Everyone says the second birth is faster yet here I sat 3 hours after Kaylee's time of birth waiting till I thought the contractions were close enough that the midwives would want me in the center.
Ryan felt we needed to just go and get settled regardless of the fact that the contractions were sporadic when I was resting.
When we left I was moving again so the contractions were on top of each other. On the car ride there I was insanely uncomfortable! We got there and the contractions were so long and on top of each other I couldn't get myself inside. I was a little nauseous and shaky and was actually really far into labor.
I got there around 9:30 and was informed that I was the third laboring mother to arrive. This is significant because they can hold a max of three but had never once filled all three rooms at once. I was in the "just in case" extra room and was the first person to actually use the third tub! The student checked me and said I was at a 6 then the midwife doubled checked and said more like an 8. The student said she was trying to be conservative :) They were impressed I got there on my own but were a little concerned that the baby's head was still posterior. When they checked me they were very considerate of contractions and did leg presses to help me get through them when they were waiting to check me. They didn't do a vaginal exam ever again! (HOORAY!) It was amazing what a difference it makes to have the person attending your labor be familiar with natural birth.
They wanted me to try and do some belly down positions and I was NOT excited about this. They recommended the tub to make helping him turn easier and I thought this sounded good. After a little help from the student I found a belly down position I could actually relax in. After about a half hour I felt the natural reflex of expulsion. While this was the hardest part I was smiling between contractions because I knew he was so close! My foot was asleep so I got myself in a new position and for another 30 minutes I let my body send Kevin down. (Note I did not push) When he was starting to crown the midwives encouraged me to go ahead and actually bear down. With one push they declared head/hand and with a second push they said baby and placed him on my chest at 11:20! The sense of accomplishment that washed over me was pretty phenomenal.

I knew there were benefits to water birth but I was pretty weirded out by the water getting gross. Since I got in the tub for the turning of Kevin I was NOT going to get out in active labor. The placenta took it's sweet time so I sat there just admiring my baby boy while Ryan and I enjoyed bonding with him. With an amazing amount of love/bonding hormones rushing through my body I was able to get past the fact that the water I was in was gross.
Once the placenta was out they waited for the cord to stop pulsing and then Ryan actually cut the cord. I didn't think he would because that's not his kind of thing.

I later asked if he did turn and they said he not only turned but he took the long way around. Because he decided to come out with a hand up, I had a small tear that they were able to fix with just a few stitches. They were apologetic that this part wasn't fun and I assured them this was 100 X's better than the on call doctor who assumed I had an epidural and just started stitching me without numbing! RAGE!

My mom and sister brought Kaylee to come see us. My sister and I discussed that she did the same thing with her son. She kept waiting for the close contractions while resting like the hospital said and they never came. She was at an 8 as well and had her son 15 minutes after getting to the hospital. I guess we are just blessed to have bodies that progress in a way that is a bit more bearable.

They offered us a menu of all the food they had to offer and Ryan and I had a little food to eat.

I came out of it with my up do in tact just like with Kaylee.

In the 4 hours postpartum I showered, got dressed, dressed Kevin, packed up, and left. (Well Ryan did a lot of that.)

For those of you wondering about how Hypnobirthing treated me, I would be lying if I said I was the model student. I had every intention of using all the different hypnosis methods and scripts and music... The problem is I kept waiting till I got settled into the birthing center and then by the time I got there I was already so far along. If I did it again I would settle in sooner and then really get my head in the right place.

Still I DEFINITELY used the breathing for surges and I really did try to use the visualization and I think it was pretty helpful in helping my body progress.
I am glad I ended up actually taking the class because I learned about what to do once my body started pushing him out. I used that and would have had no idea if it weren't for the class. I also think the class helped me understand the scientific reasons WHY. I am the kind of person who is mentally convinced when someone can tell me WHY so this really mentally prepared me to know that my body CAN DO IT.
The classes also helped Ryan know how to help me and helped him know what it is I was doing and how he could support me. I don't think I could have done this without a natural birthing method in place.

For us this experience was amazing because it was everything we knew we wanted. Everything that we HATED about the hospital is what we loved about the midwives and the center. We walked away from it so HAPPY. I knew I had no choice... I've talked and talked about how important natural birth is and I've researched it and I have very strong convictions about it. I took the classes and did a lot of work to mentally prepare myself for the occasion. Natural birth is a lot mental. Still I had my moments during labor where in my mind I said WHAT WAS I THINKING? I really relied on my dedication to providing this drug free experience for me and my baby to get me through. The human body is amazing if you let it be!

I feel great. People can't believe I delivered a baby 2 days ago. It is weird because you don't want to demand everyone at home be your servant but there is no hospital staff being paid to fetch you everything. I've struggled to find the balance between asking other people to help and doing things myself.

Kevin is a little dream baby. He is practically perfect and we are so grateful for his safe arrival here!

Kevin Ryan Hightower

In case somehow you hadn't heard...Our baby boy is here! Exactly two weeks early like Kaylee and as calm and wonderful as can be! The first night was an adjustment with Kaylee needing to come in every time he cried and remembering to nurse and burp but last night went much better!
He was born on September 30th, 2010 at 11:20 am. He was 8lbs 1/2oz and 21"

Welcome baby Kevin!

Kaylee absolutely adores him and cries if you take him away from her...

We think he resembles me...

Do you see it?

PS we realized that the name Kevin Ryan mean "gentle little king"... I think it fits him :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010


My friend just told me about this movie and now I am dying to see it! I totally wish I had known about this movie when I wrote my research paper on natural birth. This one trailer pretty much sums up everything I was trying to say in my paper and does it more elegantly than I did!


Just an update...
All is well with baby boy. Still no name picked out for sure. He is kicking LIKE CRAZY all the time. He seems to be growing right on track and appears to be completely healthy. I have my appointments every 2 weeks now and soon to be every week. At 36 weeks I will pay the last chunk of money to my midwives and then not have to worry about anything but having my baby!

I'm almost done reading hypnobirthing (I didn't finish it when I had Kaylee) and this time I'm actually taking the time to teach Ryan about the relaxation techniques and how he will be of assistance to me.

My mom said I look as big now as I did when I had Kaylee.
What do you think?

Taken today... 33 weeks 2 days

Taken the day I started having contractions... about 38 weeks

Regardless I am not excited for the endless amounts of exercise and healthy eating I have to look forward to after this baby comes :/

She is my daughter

I have to tell this story even though I don't have pictures or videos to prove it....

Last Monday I went to 7 Brides for 7 Brothers with Ryan, Kaylee, my Mom, and Shauna at a cute little amphitheater in Murray.

Apparently love of music and dancing is genetic. You've never seen a little kid under 2 be so well behaved at a show. She danced when they danced. She clapped VERY enthusiastically with the crowd. I found myself watching her instead of the show a lot because she was SO FUNNY! The only problem was she kept leaning into the people in front of us because she wanted to see everything. The girls next to her told us they thought she was the cutest little thing when they left so I'm not just being a biased mother. Oh I wish I had video to prove it. She is too funny :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Great Outdoors

Ryan, Kaylee, and I went camping in the mountains near Scofield Friday night. Kyle (my brother in law) is a hunter and this was the first weekend for his hunting license. It was fun to spend time with family and eat s'mores :)

Our camp site had beautiful views we were on a peak and saw this in every direction!

Being on a peak like this did lead to a lot of wind and a very loud tent.

Everyone rode the quad and dirt bike. Even the babies :) (They kept saying vroom vroom)

This is a before and after set...

rumbled her right to sleep!

Being up in the high altitude with no shade meant high sun exposure. Since it wasn't very hot we didn't think much about sun burns and I paid big time for that mistake...


I know this is so NASTY... Chase put aloe on my blisters and they turned green. I looked like I had a disease.

My neck hurt so bad I couldn't really sleep for a few days but thankfully the human body does eventually fix itself! Now I'm just peeling like CRAZY!


My sister's friend wanted blue on her garter (something old new borrowed and blue)
My sister sent me this link to a $30 garter set and asked me if we could make one ourselves.
I took one look at it and said EASY. She did most of the labor and I just told her what to do next. I did make the bow myself. I think we did pretty dang good!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

lion king

So on Saturday night Ryan and I went to see the Broadway version of Lion King. No pictures because my camera decided not to have a display on Saturday (ANNOYING!)

We actually got the $80 tickets for free from my aunt who was given 11 from her work. SWEET!
I must admit this was actually my third time seeing this show but it's still amazing every time.

The amazing thing about this show is that as usual you are seeing the highest caliber of singers and dancers but on top of that they all have to learn to operate the puppets. It's so cool.

The most surprising part for me was realizing how much I miss music and dance. I was almost emotional as it started. I really miss performing :(

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

golf or art?

On Friday night Ryan got on a local calendar online to see what was going on around here. He found an art exhibit in downtown SLC that had 18 holes of mini golf designed by 18 different artists. The best part was that it was free.