1. Funny Girl (my sisters are SHOCKED that I haven't seen this one... I'm practically an embarassment to the family)
2. Gone With the Wind (OK... I actually HAVE seen this... but I was like 10 and I don't remember it)
3. South Pacific (It's sad when you know all of the songs but have never actually SEEN the show)
4. Casablanca (I cringe as I write this... my sisters will be so ashamed!)
5. An Affair to Remember (AHHHH! they REALLY are going to disown me!)
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (I confess I have never seen a Marilyn Monroe movie and this is my choice because it has "Diamonds are a girls best friend" in it)
7. To Catch a Thief (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelly... How can you go wrong there?)
8. Paris, When it Sizzles (I LOVE Audrey Hepburn and this is one of her movies I haven't seen)
9. Citizen Kane (this is said to be one of the best films of all time. I've seen parts of it but never the whole thing)
10. Some Like it Hot (another Marilyn Monroe film I would like to see)
Well this is just 10 of them... I'm sure I could think of plenty of others (The Music Man, Carousel, Bringing up Baby, Show Boat, Vertigo, His Girl Friday, etc.)
There were 8 couples that came up over the course of the weekend. It was snowing a little bit on Friday night, but the roads were plowed pretty well and everyone made it up ok. We spent the night playing couples ping pong (me & Sean won!!!), pool, fusbol & air hockey in the game room. We also played a round of pictionary (my team won!!!) and watched a movie. We decided on watching "What Lies Beneath" for some reason... but it really wasn't scary because everyone was cracking jokes about it the whole time. We finished the movie at around 3:30am and then everyone crashed. All of the married couples had their own bedrooms, and the rest slept in the bunk house. Saturday morning Sean and I drove Jamie & Tyson down to Heber to help them take their car in. They had some trouble with it the night before. Then we headed back up to the cabin and ate a delicious breakfast that Kess, Ryan, Erin & Trent were in charge of making. Then we went out on the snowmobiles. It was SO much fun! I usually just let Sean do the snowmobiling by himself because he likes me to ride my own and I don't like to :) But we all had to share, so I rode with Sean. It was a PERFECT day. It was sunny and pretty warm and just beautiful. Some of my friends had never been snowmobiling before and I think they really liked it. After we got back, some of us went sledding. I have to say that sledding was probably my favorite part of the weekend! I hadn't been sledding since I was a kid and I had forgotten how fun it is! We pretty much sledded down the whole main road and then finally got to the "sledding hill". This hill is the part of the main road that is closed off in the winter because it is too steep :) I went down it in this crazy fast black sled and I thought I was going to die! I was getting so much air on the bumps! My knees are seriously bruised but it was SO worth it. We were all laughing so hard! After sledding, we all relaxed for a little while and then started preparing dinner. Alicia, Jonny, Jamie, Tyson, Tiff & Whit all helped with dinner. We pushed 2 huge tables together so we could all sit together. It was a yummy dinner. Jonny & Alicia made the MOST delicious rolls! After dinner, we had a little birthday party for Jamie because her birthday was on Sunday. We just had cake & ice cream & presents. Then some of the group headed home. We were all so exhausted on Saturday night that we didn't do much. We played Friends Scene It for a while and then went to bed. I really didn't sleep much on Saturday night because the wind was blowing so hard. It kept waking me up and I was getting nervous about the weather for driving home on Sunday. We didn't end up going to church on Sunday morning (we were planning on going to a ward in Heber) because we were worried about the weather. The rest of the group helped clean up a bit and then went home around 11:00am. Sean & I stayed around until 4:00pm so we could finish up the laundry.
So that was our weekend! I am really so glad that everyone was able to make it. We don't get all of us girls together very often and it was some great bonding time! I love my friends! I don't know how many of you even know I have a blog... but thanks for coming and helping and making it a wonderful weekend!
And while I'm announcing weddings... my friend Kess got engaged on Christmas. They are getting married on May 3 in the Salt Lake Temple. Here they are... this was at a Halloween party and they were Jim & Pam from The Office. (Kess Bergk & Ryan Cunliffe)
Saturday we got up early to go to the cabin with Heather and Annette. We didn't stay for very long, but we did get a chance to sled down the driveway, go for a short ride on the snowmobiles, play in the snow, and watch 2 episodes of the Cosby show (random, I know). Then Sean and I went back to Kaysville and babysat our nieces. They are so funny and cute! I love hanging out with them. Kelty taught us how to play the Wii too. How sad... a 4 year old is better than me :)
On Sunday I sang for my mom's friend's Relief Society. Cara was teaching the lesson called "God The Eternal Father" and she wanted me to sing a song that she wrote for her dad. I felt a little bit heartless. The song was very sappy (as can be expected when someone writes a song for their dad) and I was kind of not looking forward to singing it. But all of the ladies in the room were crying! And once I heard the song in context with the rest of the lesson, it was very fitting. I'm glad that all those women enjoyed it, at least! We also ate dinner with the whole family at my parents house on Sunday. I love it when everyone comes!
Sean had to work on Monday, so I got to do all of my chores! I cleaned the house, did laundry, went grocery shopping, shoveled snow (and LOTS of it), etc. I also was finally able to make some preparations for the cabin this weekend! I'm getting really excited to be with all of my friends! YES! I hope the weather is not toooooo snowy. It is supposed to snow on Thursday night and Friday and then again on Saturday night. Hopefully our friend up at Timberlakes gets the roads plowed!
We also got to hear the U of U Singers perform a short program last night. Cameron, our director, is a member of the choir and they were singing at a high school invitational workshop at Libby Gardner Hall last night. We had our rehearsal up at the School of Music so we could sneak in and listen to them. It was really fun! I wish we were that good! But it was fun to hear a very good choir and realize that we have LOTS of room for improvement :)
Tonight I think we are heading up to the cabin.... depending on Sean's work schedule. They have had some deadlines to meet, so he's been working long hours this week. He worked close to 14 hours yesterday. Hopefully he will get done early today so we can play up in Heber! I love going up there on snowy days. My baby sister Annette is in town too, so I'll probably have a sisters night this weekend! YES!
Anyway, for those that have never seen the musical, it is based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea". It is really silly and funny and I definately recommend it (especially the MWF cast). Prince Dauntless was REALLY good. This was weird though.... the guy who played the king was my Jr. High principal, Mr. Hadlock. It kind of freaked me out! I kept thinking.... how do I know that guy?
Here's the link if anyone wants to get tickets: http://www.rodgersmemorial.com/rmt/. By the way... the picture above is of the TTHS cast.
Um I have nothing to write about so I have resorted to this! But in the near future you can expect to hear about our weekend retreat at the cabin with my friends! We invited my friends and their spouses/boyfriends/fiancee's up to the cabin for a party next weekend! I'm sosooo excited. I'm sure there will be lots of great pictures!
Tonight I am going to see "Once Upon a Mattress" at Rodgers Memorial Theater. My sister-in-law, Kirsten is in the play and we are excited to go and support her. I love plays and musicals and operas and concerts! If anyone wanted to buy me an awesome Valentines gift (SEAN... this is a hint for you), I am dying to see Cinderalla the opera! The Utah Opera is performing it in March at Capitol Theatre.
Anyway... this was a random blog... Happy Wednesday everyone!
One thing I am really excited about is that I will be choosing the music! Sometimes I get frustrated when ward choirs try to perform music that is too difficult for them. I will definately be sticking to very simple music. I think it will be prettier and that's all I can handle right now anyway!
Anyway, I'll keep you updated. We'll have our first practice in 2 weeks. I still don't know where we can practice because I don't have a piano at my house! And the building is pretty much occupied all day on Sunday. I don't think I would get a great turnout if I had practice at 8:00am :)