Tag: 2009

Meeting Keane, and other brushes with stardom in 2009

If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know that I love going to concerts, symphonies, operas, plays, and musicals. My favorite concert of 2009 was Keane at the Hollywood Palladium (with Mat Kearney as the opener). My “bosom friend” Esther treated me to my ticket for my birthday, and we met […]

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Nine “Top 9s” of 2009

Top 9 Bands I discovered in 2009Elizabeth and the CatapultPhoenixOwl CityGreg LaswellThe Bird and the BeeVederaThe Airborne Toxic EventPlayRadioPlayFleet Foxes Top 9 Live Performances I attendedKeane , Mat Kearney – Hollywood PalladiumJersey Boys – Chicago, Bank of America TheaterMissy Higgins, Justin Nozuka, Lenka – Atlanta, Center StageMat Kearney, Vedera – Salt Lake City, In the […]

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Pilot News

Pilots, planes and aviation have been in the news a lot this year. Let’s go over the highlights: Planes that crash just short of the runway in wintry conditions Distracted pilots who overshoot their destination by 150 miles  A drunk pilot failing a breathalyzer test prior to a trans-oceanic flight from London A flight landing […]

Misc

Yesterday’s Verdict

The hearing was emotionally intense. I had not seen him in 4 years, and my first glimpse of him in the courtroom made my body lurch. His back was facing me so I never saw his face. Hearing his voice brought chills down my spine. Giving the victim impact statement was difficult and emotional, but […]

CALoween 2009

There’s something really nice about celebrating Halloween in a place where it’s warm. All growing up, I remember Halloween night being bundled up in parkas or raincoats, covering up my costume….coming home with a bag of soggy candy. For the two years I lived in California, I decided that I preferred warm, sunny Halloweens. We […]

Autumn 2009 Playlist

This is my current default playlist. What’s tickling your music fancy this fall?

Abundance

Today I’ve felt really happy. I spent a few days in California (more details to come) and flew back early this morning. I arrived in SLC, picked up my car, and drove home. I got there about 20 minutes before church started. I threw on my dress, made sure I had the stuff for my […]

Life

Rexburg Redux

After being back from London for only one day, Rosie and I roadtripped up to Rexburg, ID. Rosie was feeling left out because we didn’t bring her to London, so I promised her we’d do something fun over fall break. I’ve wanted to drive up and see my sister Mary at BYU-Idaho since she started […]

Travel

The Tayviator is Thirty

This is my Tayviator. That’s Taylor + Aviator, if you didn’t already figure it out. He turned 30 today, and I want to tell you some of the reasons I love him. He’s a good big brother…he’s the oldest of seven and he makes sure that all of his siblings feel important. He’s good with […]

Family Life

Nine Years of Adventure

Dear Rosie, Excitement and boredom. Joy and sadness. Change and adaptation. Hugs and kisses. Creativity and silliness. Independence and bravery. Fun and Culture. Travel and Home. Love and empathy. Childlike, yet mature. Seven moves, four states, lots of great food and countless people who love you. I’m so blessed that you’re mine. Please don’t grow […]

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