Monday, November 17, 2008

The Messiah

In an effort to find something that makes me matter to the real world outside of my home, I am singing in The Messiah written by Handel. It is interesting to note that Handel wrote the entire piece symphony parts and all 4 vocal parts in just 24 days. The version that I have does not include the symphony score and it is 138 pages long. It is also even MORE amazing that it is polyphonic music which basically means that all the vocal parts are doing something different at all times-YIKES! It is nice to have something to challenge me and something that I enjoy. If you want to hear something crazy listen to "Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain" out of the Messiah and just listen to all the crazy parts doing all their crazy things...let me know what you think :)
This is a link to that song that is almost descent. It gets pretty crazy around 2 min. and then again at the end...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Got Tagged...

8 Shows I like to Watch...well, we don't have TV that's right, not one channel, but, when I'm somewhere else or on the internet I like:

1-The Office (watch EVERY episode online)
3-The Ellen Show
5-Lost (Ammon and I are only to season 3...I think)
6-30 Rock (Thank you netflix)

8 restaurants I like to eat at:

1-The Olive Garden
2-Famous Dave's BBQ
3-Cafe Rio
5-Port o Subs
8-Pizza factory

8 things I did today...

1-Mopped with pine sol (smells so good)
2-Ate a spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips on top :)
3-Screamed when Asher pulled my hair and then laughed hysterically because he thought it was so funny.
4-Got puked on (Thank you Toben)
5-Ate lunch with my in-laws
6-Sent Ammon on the road AGAIN :(
7-Packed to go to Mesquite (Yeah!)
8-Fought with my insurance company

8 things I am looking forward to:

1-Going to Mesquite and warm weather
2-Ammon's travel season to be over
3-Toben sleeping through the night (please say it will happen soon)
4-Asher learning to tell me what the heck is wrong...
5-Being able to leave all 3 kids for more than two and a half hours (Toben refuses the bottle)
6-Going on a date with my Hubby on Thursday
7-Our new house being DONE
8-The Polar Express in Heber

8 things on my wish list

1- A place to go in Ephraim when it's freezing
2- Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
3- A Diet Pepsi (To go with #2)
4- A Full Night's Sleep
5- A cell phone that works all the time in Ephraim
6- Some sort of accessory that Asher won't break (goodbye necklace #4)
7- A backyard
8-Clothes that actually fit (or how about a body that will fit into my old clothes?)

8 people I'm tagging

6-Jilene (if you find some time away from babies)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Here are the Arave boys on Halloween. Chase is Mario, Asher is a moustacheless Luigi and Toben is a dragon (Bowser) all off of super mario brothers. Asher hated his moustache and so I waited until right before the picture to paint it on...then, he sneezed-oh well, he still looks cute! My favorite Halloween moment was when we were a few houses down and there was a little dog inside barking. Chase took one step inside the house and looked at the dog. He immediately told the owner "You have a really ugly dog!" Oops.

Can I Go To Bed?

Is it normal that I hear this question from my child? Chase has always been such a funny kid about going to bed. When he's ready, he simply asks or just goes all by himself. When he was really little he would go find his binky and climb into bed. I'd go looking for him and he'd be fast asleep for his nap. He asked me tonight, "Can I go to bed right now please?" "Yes, of course you can." "Oh, thank you mom." Counting my blessings...