Posted by Tamie on Sunday, April 12, 2009

Karynn stood in line for 6 hours getting us tickets for Wicked for Ryan's birthday. She also watched our kids, ordered pizza and did ALL our laundry staying up until almost midnight so we could go. That kind of gift will never be forgotten.

Wicked just blew us away. We were really close to the actors and you could see how they really became the characters--tears in the eyes and everything. The music, the messages, the genius and effort put into it was just incredible. We seriously sat stunned both times the curtain came down. These kinds of experiences remind you of how valuable, rich and fun life is. Hurray for the arts!

And hurray for artists who really make themselves vulnerable to share part of their souls with us--we felt that at Shawna Edwards Senior recital a couple of weeks ago. It's like she just bore her soul--you couldn't help but be moved. On our way home from Wicked Ryan mentioned how much he loves living at a time in history where there is so much brilliance. I agree.
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Katie and I were just talking today about how great you are for coming up with fun ways to teach your children. I love this about you and Ryan!

And on a different note: I'm so glad you loved Wicked!! I LOVE it too. I'm not ashamed to say I saw it 7 times in a year here in LA :) In my defense, I only paid to see it 4 times. I only once sat up close enough to see the actors. But isn't it amazing? My children know the words to almost all the songs and Spencer even went and saw it with me once. Yep, we love it here! Glad you got to go!!

Posted April 12, 2009 at 11:01 PM by Blogger Marcy

I love all the new posts. The boys are growing up, especially Hyrum and Jordan. Your Easter ideas are brillant. Ryan's face is classic. You guys will be blessed! Blessed I tell you.

What a fun night for you guys! Your MIL is awesome.

Posted April 13, 2009 at 6:59 AM by Blogger Cyndi

I'm very glad you liked the show. It gave me such chills just to watch. Wow! Glad to hear some fun stories from you all.

Posted April 13, 2009 at 5:17 PM by Blogger Cami Jo