Thursday, January 31, 2013

Somethings Afoot

A date night with honey!  Our dear friend Eddy has re-kindled his interest in theater and we have enjoyed seeing him perform in Oklahoma!And Then There Were None, and now Something's Afoot!

Something's Afoot is a musical parody of an Agatha Christie mystery.  Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they’re picked off by clever, murderous devices. As the bodies pile up (in the library, of course), the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit before they become the victim – all while singing and dancing!

It is somewhat a musical 'Clue!'  Such a clever play and of course Eddy was fabulous!  My introvert hubby and I really enjoy seeing our extrovert friend on stage, can't wait to see what he does next!
We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery
that has been hidden and that God
destined for our glory before time began.
I Corithians 2:7

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dallas Symphony Youth Concert

Caleb, Lisa & Abigail with her Koala Bear hat! 

2012-2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a great education program to introduce youth to the symphony.  Even a lot of adults think boring, stuffy when they think about attending a symphony.  But the youth program really shows the kids how fun and
entertaining and even inspiring the symphony can be.  In a digital world it is easy to forget how great live music s
Matthew, Richard & Caleb
ounds!  I love that feeling of the giant pipe organ vibrating the chairs!
Today's youth performance was entitled 'From Fantasia to Tubby the Tuba," it included music from Disney's classic film Fantasia.   There was a great performance of the character dances from The Nutcracker by students from Booker T. Washington High School in full costume.  We also enjoyed a reading of  Tubby the Tuba and his search for a way to "fit in" with the other instruments of the orchestra. 
We attended with sixty or so friends from PEACH, (Plano Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers).  The field trips is one of my favorite reasons for home schooling!  

I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Day with Dad

If Jon is in charge of the days activities you can be sure it will include one of three events:  a trip to Extra Innings for batting practice; a trip to Texas Archery Academy; or a trip to Bullet Trap for shooting.
In a time where children and guns have become a scary thought, it wasn't that long ago when my Dad would take my brother and I to shoot tin cans at my great-granddaddy's farm. 
All three of the kids love shooting bows and arrows, Frankie is by far the best shot.  When it comes to guns Caleb and Abigail both have a healthy respect for guns. 
Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the
lowest points of the wall at the exposed places,
posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.
Nehemiah 4:13

Friday, January 18, 2013

Dallas Maverick vs. Oklahoma Thunder

There are many things I miss about living in a small town, most of them revolve around people and relationships.  However, one thing I have learned to embrace about city living is all the great stuff there is to do!  There is never a shortage of events, museums, exhibits etc. 

Tonight Jon and I went to the American Airlines Center for the Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma Thunder basketball game.  It was such a tight game, you didn't even have to be a basketball fan to get to this game!  Of course the fact that we were sitting in the Thomas Reuters suite did enhance the experience. 
Here are some fun pics from our evening.  We even saw our friends from Oklahoma, the Durhams at the game, which is funny we've been friends since that small town and now enjoy life in the big city together!

The righteous choose their friends carefully,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Proverbs 12:26