Monday, December 29, 2008
Don't you think it's kind of weird that my audition for the School of Music is actually before I find out if I am accepted into BYU? Oh well, to each their own!
Next destination? Scales @ 96 bpm in stacatto sixteenth notes!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Every step I have tried to make though, has tried to be in the direction of having a Studio sooner or later, and hopefully turining that into my career.
I had pursued it a little last year, around August, started taking Saxophone lessons to be able to get into the school of music, and started my application for BYU, but a job opportunity that we thought we couldn't pass up, put that on hold for a little while.
Well, I am back on the horse again, some recent changes have given us an opening to start focusing on getting that education to do what my passion is! I am WAY stoked, a little nervous, but very excited to get things moving along. I have started Saxophone Lessons from a teacher that I know I will benefit a TON from (He fixes Ray Smith's Saxophones (www.davidhallmusic.com)), and Misty is pushing me to get up to speed, and being so supportive of me reaching my goals and dreams!
I have most of my BYU application completed so far, and just have the Stake Presidency part of the Ecclesiastical Endorsement to complete. (I have that appointment set up for next Sunday)
I need to double check my application into the Actual School of Music where the program is hosted, to see if all the online stuff for that is done, but I think that that is, and then all I have left to do is bust my chops on my Saxophone to get ready for the audition!
They have the auditions for the School of Music the last Saturday in January, and so I have VERY little time to get prepared the way that I would like to, but Misty and I don't want to have to wait for another year to get into the program.
There will be a lot of decisions to make regarding other areas of our life if I get accepted this January, but at least we will have till August to make things finalized. But for now, it's full steam ahead!
Wish us Luck!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
To whomever it was that brought it to us, and I am pretty sure I know, thank you! I was having a hard time feeling the Christmas spirit this year with our financial situation and the lack of snow, but you truly brought that spirit right to my heart. Phil and I really appreciate your generosity and strive to be able to serve others in a similar manner.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
We had his 4 month well baby check this week. He is now 19 pounds and 26.75 inches tall. His weight is in the 97tth percentile and his height and head are both in the 94th. The doctor says he is very healthy and was impressed when he made Carson giggle by checking his abdomen.
Some of Carson's favorite things to do are smile, giggle, give kisses, talk (his favorite word right now is ma ma), play with his toes, shake his rattles, and kick things. He has decided that it's more fun to use his feet to play with his toys than his hands. He also likes to grab our arms with his feet while we are changing his diaper. He rolled over, from his front to his back, for the first time the other day, but hasn't been able to do it again. He is very good with his hands and grabs everything he can.
In our last post, we included some family pictures that my step-sister took of us. And as promised, here are more of those pictures. There were so many that we liked that the slide show is kind of long. Hope you don't get bored!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
AFTER HE SAW THE CAMERA
Monday, November 24, 2008
What's that in the sky? It's a bird, it's a plane. No! It's Captain Adorable.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I tried to get a picture in the leaves in our yard, but Carson wanted nothing to do with them.
Phil thought it would be funny to take a picture of Carson in this box. Carson was cool with it until he started pushing on the edge of the box with his feet and lodged himself in. He was pretty traumatized.
We are still not sure what color his eyes will end up being.
This is the closest to a smile out of all of the pictures.
We tried the leaves again. Still not a good idea.
Carson and Mommy
Carson and Daddy
The rest of these pictures are ones we have taken this month