Monday, January 18, 2010

update #2...feeling accomplished

Blog #2 off the list...yay me!!

This blog is about my fabulous mele kalikimaka...i had that song stuck in my head for probably 2 weeks...and now that i type that we'll add 2 more days to that.

Our first married christmas was good! bryce woke me up at 3 keep my family's tradition! we got up opened stockings and then opened our presents yay...i was so excited that santa came

that morning we went to Bryce's aunt and uncles house for breakfast crepes, played some games and had a few laughs. We went to the turtle bay buffet for dinner then went home and slept haha

Bryce got me cute aprons, one for cooking and one for hair. some other baking stuff and...this bike

it has a basket on it now and it was also from my mom dad and spencer. we go on bike rides every day i love my cute white and BRIGHT blue bike!!
Bryce got some new t-shirts, that are sold in town and since i dont go to town by myself i made some shirts out of construction paper and put them in a shirt box and wrapped them. when he opened them he freaked out a little bit...he thought i was telling him i was pregnant...which i AM NOT!!!
Then he got the new tony hawk ride game and a bbq grill
over all it was a very nice first married christmas and we are both very excited for christmas 2010...if all goes as planned we will be in utah celebrating christmas day with the huggans and new years with the entire white clan...this hasnt happened since ajs wedding in we are definitly keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes as planned

Friday, January 15, 2010

rocket man

I'm knocking one blog update off my list...

On January 6 Bryce and I went to the Blaisdale arena and witnessed live in person the music talents of sir elton john himself...

it was wonderfully fabulous

i dont even know how to begin describing it haha

first ill say when i told my mom she was totally excited for us, she said 'I saw elton john when i was your 1974 (she was younger than i am now) it was amazing you're going to have so much fun'

ok so, we get to the blaisdale and i never knew how tiny this place was...even our 'bad' seats weren't that horrible

this is definitly zoomed in and i dont think its from our actual seats haha...we were further up and closer to the back of the stage

anyway!! we're sitting there waiting and a blaisdale worker is walking around our area and says 'if you guys are interested the risers down there are empty, but the stage is eye level so you'll be looking up all night, but if you want you can go talk to that guy down there and you can sit in the risers' so of course we go for it we figure why not right?

we get to our new seats which are here...

We decided these were the best seats in the place...when Elton John comes out and sits at the piano we will see his face

then we see a large crowd gathering and taking pictures in the front row...after doing some investigating and standing up...the osbornes are there...ozzy sharon kelly and jack all there at the tiny arena in hawaii...wierd

SO 8 rolls around when 'ej' is supposed to start and of course he needs to be fashionably 8:30 comes and he decides it's a good time to come out to entertain

OH MAN!!! can I just say...this man is 62 years old and rocks out harder than most other people ive ever seen. He played by himself, just him and his piano for 2 hours...with breaks in between songs to grab a sip of water then introduce the next song there was none of that whole conversing with the crowd stuff.

For the last hour his drummer and keyboardist ray cooper joined him on stage. he's good...but kind of annoying...anyway

Elton John played for 3 whole hours and definitly did not disappoint. He played everything we wanted to hear minus bennie and the jets...which Bryce said may be because he probably cant reach those notes anymore.

end of story Elton John is amazing live and if you ever have the opportunity to see him, buy the cheapest tickets they have and you will still leave a very happy person!

I called my mom the next day to tell her how much fun it was and she got a little sad, she had a package waiting to be sent to me with the program for the concert she went to in 1974, now i need to find one from this concert so they can be friends!!!

updates to follow soon..hopefully

I have lots of stuff to post about...

Elton John
daily comings and goings
Speaking at church
wedding pictures!

all other good Hawaii life stuff

but i am in the middle of a very big laundry/cleaning day

until then please look at this blog and keep this family in your thoughts and prayers

they are a family in our ward and they are the most amazing family I have EVER met! they are always happy and have the strongest testimonies I have ever witnessed. There is a lot that I wish I could do for this family right now, but I feel like all i can do is spread the word about their amazingness and hope that this doesn't happen to another family.

They've had so much love and support from people all over the world (literally) and that is what is helping them get through the day.

People from Israel, Germany, Australia, and many other places have called, emailed, sent letters, anything they can do. People have been praying for them all night, and they've received letter from people that have said 'I didn't believe in God, until I read your blog, now I know'

If you're ever questioning anything please remember this family and their very strong testimonies!!!