Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's official!

My little Lincoln is officially growing up! For the first time he very adamantly told me, "I NOT like you Mom!" My baby is gone.....

Monday, October 20, 2008

New York, New York!

After a year of living in the East coast, I finally made it to New York City for my first time. Rob was hosting a tour bus to go see the Metropolitan Opera debut of "Dr. Atomic" by John Adams.
It was an incredible day. The first picture was the first thing I saw when I got off the bus at the lincoln center. The Manhattan temple. It's amazing to see Moroni in the middle of New York City. Unfortunately the itinerary of the tour bus did not allow enough time to attend the temple (so sad!). The next picture is the Lincoln center. The building on the left is the New York City Opera. The middle is the Metropolitan Opera house, and the building on the right is the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Behind that building is Julliard School of Music. For a trained opera singer, it's pretty sad that this was my first trip to the Met!

The story of "Dr. Atomic" is about Dr. Oppenheimer and the making of the atomic bomb. The music was riveting as well as the dramatic content as the morals of what happened at Hiroshima are explored. A definite MUST SEE in my book. It was exciting because the composer John Adams was actually there in the audience. The tenor role was sung by a fellow BYU Alumni Thomas Glenn. He was fantastic. Gerald Finley is Rob's favorite baritone of all time and he sang the lead of Oppenheimer. I wasn't terribly impressed with the new mezzo-soprano who was making her Met debut. She seemed very young and somewhat non-committal dramatically. Beautiful voice though. Being in that historic place certainly got my blood going again to get back on stage. Oh, how I miss performing!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh, how the years fly by!

It seems like just yesterday...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Milburn Orchards

Saturday morning before conference, the boys and I went apple picking with some good friends or ours while Rob spent the day in New York leading a tour bus to the Metropolitan Opera. We had so much fun. However, I probably should have put a limit on how many apples they could pick because Adam picked a good 20 lbs. on his own! We also enjoyed feeding the goats and the Giant pig. Good times.

I Did It!

My little lincoln has become obsessed with puzzles and the Memory game. The other day he totally beat Adam and his dad playing a Memory game that Rob brought back from Germany. Below are pictures of a puzzle that he just finished putting together 3 times in a row. Such a little smarty pants this one!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

First day of school pictures

I'm very excited to announce that I'm back in business with pictures! Yeah! I finally got the transfer to work. So here are Adam's first day of school pictures

Adam wanted to make sure I got a good shot of his cool Star Wars backpack and Scooby Doo Mystery Machine lunchbox. He was so excited.
I love this picture of Adam with brother. They sure love each other.