Friday, December 05, 2008

Jam Packed Thursday!

Every year around Christmas time, FM100 does mini-concerts at the mall around lunch time with lots of the amazingly talented people from Utah. When I heard on the radio that both Jon Schmidt and VoiceMale were going to be there on Thursday, I knew it was something I wanted to take Steven to! :) So, right when Steven was ready for a nap, we headed up to Sandy to enjoy the Christmas Spirit. We got there late, so we were in the back of all the people, but it was still a lot of fun! Steven really enjoyed listening to and watching Jon play the piano. I think part of his enjoyment was from being able to sit on my shoulders! :) Voicemale did a great job too, but I wasn't able to take a picture, because Steven was starting to get hungry, and I decided that I wanted to go talk to Jon while people were still enjoying the performance. So, I introduced Steven to Jon Schmidt, my favorite modern day pianist. It was cool for Jon to remember me from a shindig Spitty and I lined up when I was in 8th grade, and I was able to talk to him for a bit and get some picture. Shockingly, Steven wasn't afraid of Jon when I asked him to hold him for a picture! Jon and Steven
Then came Thusrday night - Date night! Darrell and I have tried to make going to the Forgotten Carols a Christmas tradition since we got married. We went both years we live in Logan, but didn't think about going this year. However, Saturday night, I was checking the stuff out online and found some tickets for the performance at Cottonwood High School for a great price, so we called up Steven's favorite babysitter, Aunt Sheri, and decided to make it a date night!
As I sat and listened to the beautiful songs from the Carols (and the beautiful tenor voice of Jordan Bluth), I realized it was this sort of thing that really helps me to feel the Christmas Spirit. It really focuses on the birth of Christ, and the importance of letting him into your hearts, bringing you peace, joy, and healing.
I would just like to leave you with some of the words to one of the songs.
Let Him in
Let the joy and hope begin
Let the peace on earth begin
And whether it be in your world today
or a crowded Bethlehem Inn
Find a way, make him room, let Him in


Kristen Weller said...

Look at you all buddy-buddy with the famous Jon Schmidt! I remember one performance he did in Ephraim and he had this great red wig. Good times.

Brittany said...

shut up! i heart jon schmidt.

The Busey Family said...

Oh what a fun date and those concerts would have been fun! I also love the Forgotten Carols. That is a good date.

Christie said...

That's so much fun! Can I just tell you how much I LOVE the forgotten carols? Ever since we took part in them in St. George with the institute down here, I have just fallen in love with them! It's a great production.

Joanne said...

I am SOOO jealous. I've only been able to see Jon Schmidt ONCE in concert years ago. I've wanted to see him again ever since. And the fact that you got to talk to him and take a picture with him makes me even more jealous. Glad you got to see the Forgotten Carols!!

The Roundy's said...

Hey Janell! I just had to comment because I love Jon Schmidt, and that shindig where we got to hang out with him was so fun! Sheesh that was a long time ago!

The Hessey's said...

How fun! I was listening to that on the radio :)
So funny that you saw us at Kohls...what a small world.
Merry Christmas to you guys!

Jenny said...

That's awesome that he remembers you! How fun! I'm glad Steven enjoyed it, too.