Monday, August 27, 2012

Avett Brothers

This summer Kyle Josh and I ALSO saw the AVETT BROTHERS
at the Gallivan Center Downtown.  Another "new" group (been
around for a while) that Kyle introduced us to.

LOVE THEM!  Were excited to hear they were coming
through SLC this summer on tour as well--
They came in June and it was a nice
hot muggy night for a concert.  The sky was
once again spectacular and so was the show.

ANOTHER group (See my MUMFORD Post) that
is BETTER live too!  These boys put on a great show.
We loved that it was a smaller crowd and more
intimate venue.  Scott Avett (far left) and Seth Avett
are bringing back the banjo!

Seriously these boys played piano, banjo, guitar, drums,
harmonica, sang, danced, fiddled--pure talent!

They sing so great together!

Always remember, there was nothing worth sharing

Like the love that let us share our name

Avett Brothers "Murder in the City"

Mumford & Sons

Last Wednesday night Kyle Josh and I headed
out to Salt Air (see 2nd picture) to see 
these guys...Mumford and Sons!
  Kyle first introduced us to them last year.
Thanks to Josh and Kyle, my musical tastes
have not been stuck in the 80's and I do love
to find and listen to new groups and music.
(Not that there's anything wrong with 80's music!)

We were excited to see them as they had very
few U.S. stops (not sure WHY they came to Utah!)

Concert was at Salt Air--the scenery (sunset) was
SPECTACULAR!  The lake was smelly and the music
exceeded ALL our expectations!

Sunset over the Great Salt Lake.

I would have to say if you LIKE these guys on the radio--
make EVERY effort to see them live.  They were HONESTLY
one of the best (if not THE best) bands I have ever
heard a live show from.  They sounded 100X BETTER
(no joke!) live then "recorded".  Marcus Mumford
has an amazing voice and their show was wonderful.

Yay for Mumford and Sons!
Yay for a great memory with my husband and son.

"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
and where you invest your love, you invest your life...."
~ MUMFORD & SONS (Awake My Soul)

Da Gurls....

(and YES! I do know that's spelling wrong!)

Here is the next set off to school today.

Grace Catherine--High School (10th Grade)
Eliza Jane--Jr High (7th Grade)
Olivia Isabelle--who is only EVER called
Bompie (Bom-Pee) or Puddy or Fluffy or 
Sniffy or P-Soup or...she may require
therapy at some point in her life or not
know who she really is (HA HA)--
anyway, she is 4th Grade.

So if you're smart, you've figured out that
I have one in college, High School, Jr High
AND Elementary School.

I am tired and officially broke just typing 
all that (and paying all the bills)

There they are though... Da Gurls!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


My mother asked where I'd been.

Kyle's cousin (hi Libbi!) asked where I'd been.

A friend asked where I'd been.

Well, I've been busy.

And I've been lazy.

But I'll try and be better....

But I've got news....

A BIG life event!!

My heart is fluttering a little in my chest!

See that tall kid up there???




I've got a kid going to college.

I must have started having kids
at 14, right?

Or I must be getting old!
(le sigh)


I guess I will have to cheer a little
louder for the Utes now too.

Classes include awful things like
Calculus II, Computer Science,
Intro to Computer Engineering, 
Social and Ethical Implications of Engineering
and some writing class.

He's thinking he will
major in Computer Engineering
with an emphasis (minor) in 
Computer Science.

Smarty Pants!!!

It's a good thing he's A LOT smarter
than me--Pretty sure I would fail
ALL of those classes (except maybe
the writing one!)

More to come...

about vacations 
about Josh's new job 
(which started in July)
about my other kids starting school
(next Monday)

about my mom moving to SLC

about our life!