Friday, February 26, 2010

Faculty Works Concert

This weekend marks my last performing opportunity at BYU (for real this time). The concert is the Contemporary Faculty Works Concert and it is tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30. I auditioned for the show back in September, which seems so long ago, and now it is finally here! The contemporary division of the dance department decided to have this concert available for any faculty member who would like to choreograph and the audition was open to all students. Instead of being put on a team, we were selected for a specific piece, and I am lucky enough to have been selected for Marin Leggat's piece, Hold. I am only in one piece, but it is 8 minutes long, so I'm ok with that. Anyway, I would love to have as many people there as possible, so here is the info:

Faculty Works Concert

26-27 February 2010
7:30 PM
Dance Studio Theatre (169 RB at BYU)
$6: tickets available at HFAC ticket office, 801 422 4322,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Potty Talk

As I mentioned in my last post, Matilda has been talking a lot lately and actually enunciates several words pretty well. She is sick with a little cold right now and didn't sleep very well on Friday night (which meant Sean and I didn't sleep at all, and I had a 7 AM rehearsal in the morning, blah), and since she was so sad and miserable on Saturday, we gave her a bath even though she had had one the day before. As Tilly was sitting and playing in the tub, she "tooted". This was not a small toot, it was loud and long. When it was over, she looked to Sean and said, "Poop bubble?" Yes, Matilda. It was a poop bubble.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Very Merry Un-Birthday

As of today at 11:18 AM, Matilda is officially 18 months old. It really is crazy how fast time goes once you have a child. Her doctor's appointment isn't until next week so I'll be sure to post all of her stats then, but don't expect her to be much over 18 lbs, maybe 19. She is our pint-sized bundle of joy! Since I never posted anything about her first birthday, I am posting some pictures from her two parties (one in Oregon, one in Utah).

OREGON-12 August 2009


UTAH-22 August 2009

In the past six months, Tilly has changed so much! She has a lot of curly, brown hair and everyday she looks more and more like Sean. On her birthday she was still about three weeks away from walking, but since then she has learned walk, run, jump (tries to at least), and dance like there is no tomorrow. Trust me, I know a little bit about dance, and I can tell she is going to be fantastic. She is always coming up with creative ways to use her arms and legs, and she dances differently to different music. And she loves to twirl, not to mention sing and read. She is talking quite a bit these days and I finally got around to teaching her a couple of signs ("milk" and "more"). I showed her the sign for milk twice and she figured it out. Our favorite time with her is right before bed when we all get on our bed and play. Matilda loves to go deep under the covers and just laugh. She is at an age where she loves to hide and find new sneaky places. I could really go on and on about this sweet little girl, but I think I have done enough gushing for now.  We are continually amazed by her brilliance (that's right, she isn't just smart, she is brilliant) and we are always so anxious to see her in the morning and love her a little more.

Here are a few more recent pictures:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Eggplant

Yesterday, we lost a dear member of our family. She has been on many adventures with us. She was present for our first kiss. All of my closest family and friends have had the pleasure of meeting her. She was a dependable protector who held our safety at the top of her priorities. She was my 1994 Acura Integra. She didn't actually die. She is actually still going strong with only 120,000 miles on her. Unfortunately, it was time to sell her off to someone else. My parents bought Eggplant for my sister when she got her license and then came my turn about two and a half years later.

I have had the Acura as long as I have had my license, so it was really hard to finally sell it. It is funny how you can become so attached to a car. I have so many memories in that car, whether it be driving to the beach with my friends in high school or going on a 3 AM trip to Walmart or the dollar theater my freshman year at BYU. As I mentioned, Sean kissed me for the first time in that car. We bought a Mazda5 in September and have really been dragging our feet about selling the Acura. Since we are both extremely sentimental, we would have kept it if it wasn't so impractical for a young family to have three cars with only two drivers. Eventually, Sean did list it on KSL and yesterday we got three calls about it. We ended up selling it to a young woman who is married to a mechanic, so we are glad that they will take care of it.

So finally, this is my final farewell to my little purple car. Adieu!