Friday, December 5, 2008

Side note

I will also be playing in Music and the Spoken Word Sunday the 14th. It is on KSL at 9:30 am. I probably won't be on TV, but it might be fun to look for me anyway :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

'Tis the Season!

If anyone wants to get into the Christmas Spirit this year I have a couple of FREE performances you could come to.

The first performance is my vocal jazz group "Salt City Jazz" It is in the TB building at the SLCC Redwood campus Friday the 5th at 7:30. We are singing a bunch of traditional Christmas Carols and we're pretty good, so it should be fun. FREE!

Next I will be in the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert playing the bells. If you don't have tickets already, too bad cause they are all gone, but if you do, keep an eye out for me!

Monday Dec 15 I will be participating in the Grand Theaters Messiah; a Community Celebration. This is extremely fun because they mix Gospel and jazz versions into the traditional Messiah, I promise at the end you'll be dancing along.

The last (Phew) concert I will be in is my Bells of Joyful Sound Christmas concert. It is the Sunday before Christmas (The 21st I think) and is also FREE! It will be at the Granger Community Church on 3200 W 4100S. I think the start time will be 7ish.

Whew! I will be a very busy girl this December, but I am very excited about performing! It always puts me in the Christmas Spirit.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Picture Tag

Tagged: Here are the rules, you pick the 4th picture in your 4th folder, and then give a brief description...

I didn't have 4 folders so this is the 3rd picture from the 3rd folder. We were camping down in Huntington.

I tag Sam, Mindy, and Jenny

Monday, August 18, 2008

A day at the rodeo, (ok not really, my dad compares it to watching a T-ball game!)

It was two days of many many many horses! My riding club, Saddle Pals, spent the weekend in Herriman competing against other riding clubs in Salt Lake. I got to ride in events for the first time ever! My brother Trevor, his wife Jayme, and her mom Carol are also in Saddle Pals with me. Its thanks to Jayme that I am even doing this.
The first thing we did was Grand Entry. It is just a mess of horses running through a slalom of flags. So fun! (Funny story, someone lost their hat during grand entry and the announcer wasn't satisfied until anyone who could walked on the hat, backed up, and stomped on it again! Oh, those western traditions!)

The events I got to compete in were team poles, team barrels, and team key hole. Poles was the first time I had ever competed on a horse. I was SOOOOOO nervous! But, with only a small set back (T-Boss was afraid to cross the white chalk starting line) I made it through with out knocking over a pole, falling off my horse, or dropping the baton, so Yay!

The next day we did our parade and drill routines for the judges. T-boss decided to freak out and do his own thing, so I had to drop out of drill (Sad!) but I got to race the barrels and keyhole so the day wasn't a complete waste. We didn't place much, but it was fun to be out there. We get to go to regionals to compete again this weekend! So if you find yourself in Logan, come see us!
Jayme and Noelle in Pairs Pleasure

Trevor and Cougar running real fast!

Trevor and Jayme got 4th place in the hide race, Jayme and Noelle got 4th in pairs pleasure, and two other girls on our team got 4th and 6th in ladies pleasure! Go team Go!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm such a dork!

I went to a midnight release for Breaking Dawn last night, and stayed up all night reading! I finally finished it at about 9 am.
So, if anyone wants to know who Bella picks, I've got the answers!
(It was awesome!)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Everyone come see us!!!

Jayme, Trevor and I will be riding in the Day's of 47 all horse parade on Saturday!!!

All Horse Parade
Date: 7/12/08
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sandy's South Towne Center10000 S. 240 W.Sandy , UT 84070
The Days of '47 All Horse Parade is fun for people of all ages. Entries in the parade represent the finest horses, carriages, wagons, drill teams and authentic costumes in the West.

We'll be in Burgundy shirts, and black hats, pants and boots! Our flags are purple and white. It should be lots of fun!

A fun 4th of July Weekend!!!

So the Howards had our traditional Park City 4th of July. We had an awesome time swimming at the Peaks Hotel, watching the fireworks at the Park City Mountain Resort.

My Cousin Sofie dipping her feet in the hot tub...She looks so sad!

Trevor and Jayme

Cousin McKay

Front left to right :Amy, Dec, and Aspen. Back left to right: G-ma, Sofie and Jenny

Joshua and Shelly joined us for the fireworks.

They almost didn't make it, but we were glad they did

It isn't easy taking a picture when you can't see the was too dark to see anything!

On Saturday the whole family spent a white-trash day fishing for crawdads at Strawberry Reservoir. We caught two five-gallon buckets full using balloons tied to bacon wrapped around rocks. There was lots of screaming, splashing and swimming. We killed them by twisting off their tails (it was so sad, I felt so bad) at the lake. Ooooh, they were yummy!

Trevor with a handful of the legs, eggs, and mud we cleaned off the little tails. Caviar anyone?

Brook, Trevor, Jenny, and me with the fruits (or tails) of our labor.

We were the ones that got to clean them!

That night we camped out in the backyard. The stars were so beautiful, and it wasn't too cold. It really was a perfect weekend!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day to the best dads ever!

We love you both, and want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do for us!
Happy Father's Day

Friday, June 6, 2008

We'll miss you guys!

Ryan and Sara Sorenson & family are back at their beautiful home in Hawaii. It was wonderful having them here for almost 3 weeks. We got to do so many fun things together and got to know our nieces better. We can't wait to see them again soon (Hopefully on their side of the ocean!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bell Audition Update Part II

I had my second and final audition with the Bells on Temple Square. I gave it my best and went away feeling that I did well. Tom Waldron, the conductor, told me I rang very well. I'm hoping that is a good sign. He told me to expect an email with the news. I'm thinking it will a be a month or two before I hear anything so now I will just sit back and play the waiting game......awwww the waiting game sucks, I'm going to go play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Horses, horses, horses, and a trampoline!

It was a Cowboy/girl day at the Howard "ranch" for the Sorensons, Stotts, and Kimballs!

I am proud to say that none of my nieces and nephews are afraid of horses.

Savanna and Olivia on Sadie..."Giyup hosie!"
Miss Days of '47 2020
A Regular little cowgirl! Olivia was fearless, and did NOT want to stop riding. She was quite ready to take the reigns. "Go faster Wocket!"
As much fun as riding the horses were, I think they took second place to jumping on the trampoline!

Thanks to "Uncle" Trevor for helping us out with the horses!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Joshua and Shelly's other reception

Here are some pictures from the reception at Le Jarden...

Joshua, you picked a good one! She is beautiful!

We think Josh looks like he should be a key master or something!

This picture doesn't make me baby hungry at all...

(can't you just hear the sarcasm in my typing)

The baby in the two above pictures is our niece Isabella. She belongs to Ryan and Sara and I think I might just have to keep her! Why would she want to grow up in Hawaii anyway?

I just had to add this one in because it is proof that I look somewhat like my mom!

RIP Little Buddy

Sergeant, aka Big Kitty, one of three of the Howard family cats was put down tonight. He had cancer in his nose and mouth. I know he is up there driving Curly and Odin Sr. nuts.

Big, in my cousin Aspen's lap (and the dumb rooster)

I'll miss my little "shrinkie head".

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The best thing about being a tigger is I'm the only one...I'm the only one!
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I also learned that 4,562 people have my first name and it is the 2,762nd most popular girls name! No wonder I haven't met anyone with my same name and spelling! (I have met others with my name they just ALL spell it wrong!)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Audition Update

I had my audition last night, and they asked me back for a second audition! My next audition is set for June 4! Hopefully I will really wow them next time, I felt I did ok last night but I know I can do better. (I joined them in their rehearsal and the song they were playing was a super crazy level 6, even the choir members said they hadn't played anything so difficult before.)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Everybody Pray for me!

My audition for the Bells on Temple Square is tomorrow night!

So everybody say a prayer and cross your fingers!

For those of you who don't know, the LDS church has a bell choir! Below is a small blurb from the website.

"Ever since the arrival of the pioneer settlers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, music has rung out from Temple Square in praise of God, lifting the spirits of listeners around the world. In March 2005 a new sound was added to that musical tradition with the creation of Bells on Temple Square, organized under the auspices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
For many years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir had used borrowed handbells to enhance certain concert performances. Later, an anonymous donation made possible the purchase of a handbell set for the Choir. The 7-octave set of English handbells, a 6 ½-octave set of handbells, and two 6-octave sets of hand chimes, made it possible for a new musical organization to join the others on Temple Square.
When the formation of a bell choir was announced in February 2005, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir office received over 200 applications. After an initial test to determine the applicants’ musical knowledge, 90 musicians were invited back to demonstrate their abilities by ringing the bells, and of these, 28 were selected to be the charter members of Bells on Temple Square. Like the members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Temple Square Chorale, the members of Bells on Temple Square are all volunteers.

The bell Choir I am in Currently also, here is a link to see me in a youtube video! It is from the 2008 Spring Ring. I am just to the left of the conductor in a grey shirt on the front row!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our Day Trip to Zion National Park

This weekend we drove to St. George to hang out with Russell's family. Ryan, Sara and their three beautiful girls flew from Hawaii to Las Vegas so Savanna could see Zion National Park. Along with Ryan and Sara, we got to hang out with Rachael, Phil and fam, Randy, and Grandma and Grandpa.

left to right: Jessica, Savanna, Olivia, Taylor

left to right: Savanna, Olivia, Ryan

Savanna is going to be quite the photographer when she grows up. She asked if she could take a couple of pictures with my camera. I think the ones she took ended up being better than mine!

Us and Randy

Grandma and Grandpa

Grandpa and Oliva

I think that Zion N.P. is one of the prettiest places in the world! While I'm certainly not a photographer, I did get some nice pictures of random stuff.

Deena asked us to get a picture of these flowers, they are Grandma Lichfield's favorite!

Columbine is one of my favorite flowers. We really went at the perfect time for flowers. The guide said they only bloom about 2 weeks out of the year!

Weeping Rock (There was water falling, I promise! You just can't see it!)

Savanna gave these leaves to Russ so he could remember our trip. We took a picture of them so we could leave them at the park!

This is just a fun little picture I took of me and Savanna. I LOVE being Aunt Liana! My brothers and sisters-in-law had better get on it! :)

And last but not least, the obligatory self portrait! (And one taken by Ryan to make us look better!)

We had a good time, but I can't wait to go back when Russell's foot is better to do some of the more serious hikes!