Monday, December 10, 2007

On the road with Voice Male

This last weekend Voice Male had a whirlwind tour. Phil, Eden, and I flew in on Thursday and then VM performed in Lehi for a bunch of doctors. Then we got up Friday and drove to Roosevelt where VM performed for a bunch of oil men (and women). Then we spent a miserable night at a motel and got up to drive through a snow storm to Vernal where VM performed for anyone willing to pay money to hear them. Then back through a snowstorm with a small GPS snafu and a performance for a bunch of bankers in Farmington. Sunday Phil flew home to AL and Eden and I drove to stay with my parents for a few days (they live in Smithfield, UT). It was a busy, crazy weekend. We all ended up exhausted.

While in Vernal we had a couple of mishaps. First, Eden was restless during the concert so I let her sit in the aisle. Phil began to sing "I'll be Home for Christmas" and she got all excited and lunged forward causing her to biff it pretty hard. She then began to scream, loudly. Phil didn't see her bonk and thought she was screaming because of his singing. Eden and I spent the rest of the concert outside of the auditorium. She ended up dropping both of her pacifiers on the menky floor. This leads to the second mishap. I gave Eden to Phil to hold while he signed CDs and I went into the restroom to clean the pacifiers. I'm standing at the sink, minding my own business when in walked a man! He looked embarrassed until I turned around and in doing so noticed a whole row of urinals (not something I'm accustomed to seeing in the ladies room). What is a mom to do but tell the man that I'm almost done washing the binkies and then he can have his men's room back. Oh well...

And now you must go answer the poll question for this week.


Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Holiday Mood

Some of my favorite Christmas decorations:

The first time that I put these antlers on Eden she was like a puppy chasing her own tail. She would turn her head to try to see where the bells were coming from and that would make them jingle all the more which would in turn make her twist around to find the source of the jingle. It was pretty dang cute and funny and I'm sad that I didn't capture it on tape because she doesn't do it anymore. This is her stocking.

This is Eden showing off her new sitting skill...

...and snuggling up to the giant snowman Phil gave me several years ago. His name is, appropriately, Phil the Snowman.

This is our Christmas tree. Since we won't be here even a full week in December this will just have to do. It has lights and everything though!

This is one of my many snowmen:

This is our fireplace with one of my nativities and our stocking - hung with care (actually they are stapled to the mantel).