Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Posting pictures. Lots and lots of Pictures...

I'm so behind on posting that I don't even know where to start.

I should probably go all the way back to before Memorial day, when TJ graduated from preschool, and both he and Peter had an end of the year program. That's when my digital camera was suffering from a bout of being drowned. (It's recovered now, thank Allah). So, I took some mediocre pictures with my $3 disposable. Good job TJ and Peter!

And of course, TJ's karate belt test. He tested to his Green belt. We're so proud.

The disposable also had a few pics from my concert.

Do I look bored in that picture? We were rehearsing before the show.

Spence (I mean Elder J) and me

And one of me with Bryantman in Indy.

I've learned the hard way, how grateful I am for blogging, and that some of my valuable memories have been preserved on the interent. Because almost ALL of my pictures were lost when my computer crashed. I am devastated. So, I'll be posting A LOT more pictures from now on. Just for the simple act of backing them up on the internet.

That said, I finally got around to looking up my marathon pics. I'm sad to say how much fatter I look in these pics compared to last year's marathon pics. Don't believe me? Just look...

Okay. This is me running the 2008 Ogden Marathon. That one below is me sprinting to the finish line. I look strong. You can even see my leg muscles. (I really like that picture).

Okay, now this is me running the 2009 Ogden Marathon. My legs are obviously bigger.

And this is me "sprinting" to the finish. You have to admit, I kind of look special needs or something. What's with the pigeon toed spina bifida pose? (No offense intened to people with special needs , spina bifida or pigeon toes)
and sorry, the pics are small. I stole them from Zazoosh. I'm too cheap to buy pictures of me looking fat and retarded. (again, no offense).

Saying no offense clears you from any liability right? It's like you can say the rudest thing in the world, but as long as you say no offense, it's meaningless, and the person can't feel bad. Right? Same goes with "just joking."

Okay, moving on.

KJ had her end of year first grade program last week. By then, my camera was working, so of course, here are some pictures. She was so stinkin' cute!

Here is KJ with her teacher, Mrs. H. She absolutely LOVED her. She was a great teacher. She's moving to 5th grade next year, so KJ is hoping to get her again in a few years.

Friday was a pretty crazy day. Besides being the last day of school, it was Peter's 4th Birthday. I know! Can you believe my baby is 4? How do the years go by so fast? So, we had lots of fun activities planned for Saturday. First, we met my sisters and cousin at the park for a picnic lunch. (My baby sister is in town from OK. Can I just say, I am totally in love with her twin babies. I took a pic of me with them on my phone. I'll have to post it later, I don't have picture mail.) After we got rained on in the park, we headed over to the last-day-of-school party of the century at Motherboard's house. That girl knows how to party!

That's TJ in the upper right corner in the yellow. That's MB for letting me steal your picture!

Next stop we took Peter, and some of her friends to Chuck E. Cheese for a birthday party. Reminds me why I hate throwing birthday parties. HATE it. Mostly just babysitting other people's kids. They annoy me. (Again, no offense, to other people with kids). Peter seemed pretty happy, although she was terrified of Chucke.

After the party, we took the fam and our friends' family to the Bees game. C gets the suite through work, so we partied it up. I don't know if I've mentioned before, but I love baseball. It's my favorite sport! Bees finally won 6 to 5 in the 11th inning (that's like double overtime for you non baseball people) Then there were fireworks after the game. We told Peter they were just for her birthday. I think she felt pretty special.

Okay, so then Saturday, Motherboard and I headed down to the Covey Center in Provo for the Marvin Goldstien concert. I'm so glad I survived the drive down, what with MB's whining about being carsick, and the back seat driving. Seriously, you've never experienced back seat driving until you drive with MB in the car. (No offense MB. Love you!!)

There were all sorts of "names" there. Kirby Heyborne MC'd, Kenneth Cope, Jessie Clark Funk, Daniel Beck (who, it turns out, I knew in college, and he remembered me!) and lots of others. We saw Anne Bradshaw, and after overcoming starstruckedness, I got up the nerve to introduce ourselves. She was just lovely. I was so glad to have met her in person. Kirby Heyborne, was hilarious, and told MB what a great job she did in the audience. MB didn't miss a beat. She's quick and witty like that. I was so star struck, I was a stammering fool. Which leads me to the highlight of the night. I walked up to Marvin Goldstein, and tried to tell him how much I enjoyed the show, gave him a copy of my CD, and told him I'd love to hear what he thought. I was a blubbering idiot. I was so nervous. MB was totally laughing at me. Luckily, I had given my camera to MB beforehand, and she had the presence of mind to ask him for a picture with me.

In retrospect, I wish I'd gotten more pictures. Oh well. The concert was amazing. I loved every minute of it. I had mixed emotions as an artist. Part of me was dying to get up on stage and perform with so many amazing musicians. And part of me was humbled, and I found myself wondering what the heck I'm thinking trying to break into a business where there are already so many talented people. What chance do I have?

Yeah, it was a pretty wild week! I've got more pictures, but I figured this post is getting pretty long. And I'm starting to stink, because I haven't showered yet, because I thought I should sit and elevate my foot, because I rolled my ankle at the gym today. And by golly, it really hurts.



Kristina P. said...

You look great in those marathon pictures!

And make sure you back up your blog. I've seen too many people get hacked or deleted. I will have to look up the program I use.

Annette Lyon said...

Busy, busy times! I'm still so impressed over the marathon. And I"m also betting your thighs are smaller than mine. :)

Andrea said...

I LOVE planning my kids birthday parties, but hate actually put them on for that exact reason. However, when they get to be M's age, they are fun to plan and throw because there isn't the babysitting factor. However, we will have to see what happens when it is boys and not girls. That may not be so fun.

You? Starstruck? I've always wondered if stars ever get starstruck over seeing other stars. I guess now I know!~

Debbie said...

My camera is dieing too. I'm printing my blog off this year to put into a book. I have a link on my site that is a free program that downloads your blog so you can find a site to print it at. I can't wait to get my book.

Looks like that concert was great!

tiburon said...

I would kill to have your legs at all.

And you look fantastic! You look way better sprinting to the finish line than I would.

Since I would be crawling.

Rachel Sue said...

I'm pretty dand sure the only person who thinks you are fatter in the 2nd set is you! Just so you know, it is impossible to be fat and actually run a marathon to the end. Therefore you are not fat. And no arguing!

2busy said...

You look great in any of the pictures. I don't know what you are talking about, though I know we are our own worst critics.

You are such a talented musician, I'm sure Mr. Goldstein loved your music.

You sound like you have been a very busy lady. Is it time to breathe a huge sigh of relief, or do you have a ton more on your plate?

susette said...

I think there is plenty of room in the music world for more great talent. You just keep on getting yourself in there the best way you can! I hope you make it big!!

Your kids are so cute and believe me, before you turn around they will be coming down the escalator at the airport returning from a mission!

How fun to see a picture of motherboard here on your post. I'm glad she is letting you do that.

Peggy said...

Seriously, Sher. You really really must stop whining about your "fat." Come take a gander at my muffin top and you'll be grateful for your bod.

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow, my favorite famous person (you) knows many famous people (them) AND you know MB? Wow!

Sounds like you had a blast.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I lived with Anne Bradshaw in England. She was my host mum when I was an exchange student! She is such an awesome lady.

You really think you look fat in those pics?! NO WAY!

Devri said...

Hope your foot is feeling better!

Great photos, and what a great week!

Mikki said...

What a busy couple weeks you've had. I wish I could run a marathon, oh wait, that would mean I would have to run. i take it back. I wish I looked as good as you do, running a marathon. Yeah, that's what I really mean.
What ARE you thinking? Well, I don't know, but I do know I love your cd. I think you're fantastic and the world would be blessed to be able to hear your music. You're pretty easy on the eyes too, (I know I've seen you in person and your pictures don't do you justice) so that makes you the complete package for stardom--looks, talent and smarts!!!

Cadance said...

Your legs look GREAT before & NOW! Seriously!

Love that picture of you and your daughter at the look really pretty in that one!

....ummm I just have to say that the "word verification" it wants me to type for your coment is "retod"
....I'm sorry but this is just making me LAUGH!

wonder woman said...

I looked really REALLY hard and don't think you look a bit fatter. Seriously. I think the camera angles are different, with some more from the front that are more flattering, and others from the side that obviously show off all your runner's thighs. Ü

I've only thrown one birhtday party, and I think I'm going to stick with that formula. We went to a jump house and I told people to just come and meet for a big playdate, no gifts. That way they paid for themselves, they were there to watch their own kids, and we got to chat while the kids played. It just happened to coincide with a birthday.

The concert sounds awesome. Good luck with MG listeneing to your stuff!!!

Xazmin said...

Wow...that's a lot of pictures with great stories!

My 2 year old is always talking about Chucky Cheese's because she sees the commercials all the time on PBS!

I think all your marathon pictures look great...I wish I looked that good!

Cool that you got to be surrounded by so many musicians you admire...I'm going to check out your music!

Lynnise said...

Sher - You are hilarious. I especially like your No Offense inset - I totally agree. Also agree with you on the backseat driving and carsickness conversation every time I go anywhere with MB. She's crazy! Umm, if that is what fat looks like, I must be obese! Seriously, I way admire you - you have tons of amazing talents. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope to get it going a little better and not be such a slacker!

Becca said...

I laughed out loud at your description of you in the race pictures...not because I agree in the slightes, but because I have my own race picture issues. I always look like I'm pooping my pants. I would much rather go for pigeon toed and blame it on the camera angle than know that that's just the face I make when I run!. Sorry to hear about the ankle. Hope it's OK for WBR. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

And don't get discouraged about the music. Keep trying. You're amazing. We've been listening to the CD a lot and it's made my son want to learn and perform an arranged piece in sacrament meeting--he picked A Poor and Wayfaring Man of Grief,an easier arrangement than yours, but you did inspire him!

Melissa said...

Your marathon pictures inspire me!
And I am still laughing over pigeon toed spina bifida.... I think that will be my new favorite term!

And, yes my friend, you SHOULD be busting into the music business. It is where you belong!

Motherboard said...

Why driving with MB is a bad idea:

1. She gets car sick.
2. She back seat drives.
3. She gets car sick.
4. She back seat drives.
5. She... You get the idea.

I did have a good time, though. Who knew there was a "hood" in Provo?

Rachel said...

Hi Sher. I just found your blog. Your comments about your marathon pictures cracked me up! I was just laughing out loud.

I forgot that I had thanksgiving #2 in st. george on black friday. (I've only done it for 8'd think I'd remember!) Anyway, I hope your craft fair (?) was successful.

I'm sorry to hear about graves. I think it may run in the adams side of the family. (Don't quote me, but I think Judith may have it...I'll find out for sure.) Hank's teacher just got diagnosed with it this summer and is having surgeries, etc. I really hope you are doing well. Hang in there!

p.s...are you running the st. george half? I think I'm going to do it again. It was so fun last year. Is your health good enough for it?