Wonderful Things That Have Happened Lately... (Excluding lots... sorry.)
Scroll down to the world record video I was in if you don't want to read this all.
Adoption is going along nicely, although we did have a scare that we didn't have our fingerprints/background checks updated, etc... We hurried and got them re-done and were praying they would go through fast. Later, our new case worker got our background stuff from our other agency and tells us, "Oh, you're okay. These are good for 18 months (instead of 12.)" Things are still on track. :) God is good and loving. One of our friends gave us a little outfit with a ducky toy and it is adorable! Finally, going down the baby isle in the grocery store is not awkward or obnoxious...!
Wonderful Things: The Sesame Street Muppets and Mormon Tabernacle Choir
I got to go see the Sesame Street Muppets perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their Christmas Concert! It was awesome!!! At first, I was just sitting by myself on practically the back row. Then this other lady came and sat by me and we just had a marvelous time because we both appreciated it and appreciated that our neighbor appreciated it, so we were concert buddies. She works at the costume shop of a local University. Thanks, concert buddy! You made the show so much more enjoyable.
I felt like I was five years old, again as I sang with Elmo, I laughed at Big Bird's funny jokes, and Ernie being silly while Bert didn't get it. I watched Cookie Monster beg, plead, and go crazy for cookies, finally eating the headset mic. and Grover had to open Cookie's mouth to cue the choir loft. Rosita and another one who I don't know sang a trio with a lady from the choir. And the count was there!! He counted the 12 days of Christmas and Richard Elliot played the organ while Count did this. It was magnificent. Truly magnificent. I am serious. It was the best rendition of the 12 days of Christmas I have ever heard because there was not the annoying repetition and there were a whole bunch of other songs played in it. It was just so fun, and then,... AND THEN The Count Did His Lightning and Thunder!!!! In the Conference Center!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS THERE!!!!!!!! In real life for the lightning and thunder that I could only dream about and imagine as a child.
It was wonderful and I almost forgot, Santino Fontana was the other guest artist and now some of the songs he sang are my new favorites: Candy Man (Which he sang as he came down from the ceiling in a hot air balloon!!) and some other Christmas songs in a medley: Blue Christmas, It actually sounded nice. And all of it was just so fun! Then my inlaws came down to sleep over and go to the concert. Then on Sunday, I got to go again with some of them to the "mini" concert and Music and The Spoken Word. It was wonderful. Except I was pretty sick on Sunday and had a coughing fit during the broadcast. I really hope they didn't get my sounds on the recording! But if they did, I'm sure they recorded the rehearsal and will "fix it in post..." haha.
Lucky Ryan, he got to sing with all those muppets! Sing, Sing a Song. A Clarinetist is a person in your neighborhood. In your neighborhood....
My little niece came with her parents and my sister and it was so fun we just talked and talked and talked and talked afterward. I also saw my music and art teacher from elementary school. She said I need to audition for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I hope one day I can. Anyway, It was short lived, but it was so fun to see her.
Health: We are blessed to be healthy. Except, we (I) have an awful inclination to give in when offered sugary treats. Happy Christmas! Also, I was sick over the weekend and it was nasty! It was "Just a cold" but it was terrible. I mean, really, really bad. Then today at work, someone says, "Don't you get sick, too!" I told her I was just getting over it. I was on the mend. She was surprised because apparently a whole bunch of people who were getting colds were all losing their voices and stuff. I'm blessed.
Okay, I really have to go, now. Merry Christmas. Remember Christ. #HeIsTheGift.
OH, yes, and I also participated in this: I broke the record for the world's largest live nativity with the most people. Check it Out.
The link in case the video doesn't work: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCkQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPrLoWt2tfqg&ei=asSTVK_jDcPaoATh-oLwCA&usg=AFQjCNFhhJYA6bwNYbMgeYDYFqGj4IvI8g&sig2=-36kI5oTX7f9fUZwz4suqw