It's May!!! A lot happened the last few days.
1) My older brother, Kade, was hired to work as a helicopter tour guide at the Grand Canyon! He starts next week, I believe, and he's thrilled about it! He'll work seven days in a row, and have the next seven days off (one week on, one week off). We're all thrilled for him. He's waited a long time for this. He'll do great, I just know it. Yay Kade!! We're so happy for both Kade and Megan!
2) Kacey and Kody, my other two brother's, left for Georgia this past week. They will be spending the summer in Georgia and Alabama installing security systems. They've had quite the adventure getting out there (they're driving). Their first night out they got stuck at the top of a mountain in a snow storm. It was so bad they had to pull over and spend the night in their cars. Thankfully they had blankets and water. But they only had a half a tank of gas, so they could only run their car for twenty minutes at a time through out the night. They survived but when they woke up their cars were covered in snow and ice. We were all terrified here at home. There was nothing we could do and there was nothing they could do. The roads were ice and straight down. They had to be towed to the top of the mountain (where they spent the night) and the tow truck told them he couldn't take them any further because he had to rescue other people. He encouraged them to stick it out and spend the night at the top of the mountain because the roads were too dangerous. So they did. We just found out they went through some of Georgia, a town called Ringgold. Apparently Ringgold (or whatever it's called) was one of the cities hit by a tornado last week because Kacey said it was freaky. Everything was demolished.
3) Nic and Ashley, my twin sister and her husband, left last night for a Caribbean cruise! They will be gone all week long! Trav and I wanted to join them soooo bad, but money was an issue as was scheduling. We hope they have a terrific time! They both deserve a nice, refreshing vacation. :)
4) My semester at school is officially over. I had my last performance today. We were able to perform at the Holocaust Memorial held by the Jewish community at the State Capital. It was incredible. They had three survivors come and speak to us about their experiences. A member of the Jewish community sang a prayer and it was one of the most moving experiences I've had in a while. I had to really focus on NOT crying because the choir had to sing shortly after he sang his prayer. It was gorgeous. I'm so grateful I was a part of that. May 1st - May 8th is Holocaust Remembrance Week in Utah. I am planning on wearing my Star of David all week as a reminder of what so many wrongly suffered.
UVU's Chamber Choir performance at The State Capital, May 1st, 2011
5) I read my first book since Christmas break. I started it Thursday night and finished it last night. It felt AMAZING to finally sit down, relax, and read a good book. The book is titled "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore. There was a short scene in the book, so I wouldn't recommend it for teenagers unless parents read it first and approve it. But overall I loved the book. It's a light read and easy to get into. My hair dresser let me borrow it. If you decide to pick up a copy don't read the back of the book. Just start it. Sometimes the back of the book gives things away, I think, and make the book not so involved.
Now I'm in need of another good read. I have one week to "play" and then my summer semester starts. Any suggestions??? Pllleeeeeeeeeaaasssssssssssse help!
I hope Spring is treating you beautifully well.
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