Oct 22, 2007

I'm a MOMIX fan!

ONE of the perks to working at KHF is that we get free tickets to the symphony or ballet on occasion. This Saturday, tickets to Ballet Wichita (hosting MOMIX) were up for grabs, and I got them! I was quick to email Shawn to let him know I was taking him out on a date, and he wasn't too enthused that it included the ballet. Then I explained the MOMIX company has certain Cirque de Soleil elements, and he expressed more interest!

Here is a link to the MOMIX website: http://www.mosespendleton.com/

Below is aYouTube link to one of the dances:

I WAS absolutely sold, utterly smitten, and completely captivated by the beauty, strength, and grace the dancers displayed. I thought of what fascinating lives they must live, traveling nationally and abroad, awing audiences with the steadfast obedience manifested through their bodies. Every muscle, every inhalation and exhalation, showed. They danced with balls that looked like planets, hula hoops that never once brushed the floor. What an encouragement to see the capacities and talents of the human form.

If MOMIX ever comes to your city, GO! If not, why don't you dance in the kitchen, or outside amidst the quickly falling leaves?

Oct 15, 2007

Babies, Barbies & Bolivar

Our friends Becca & Joel had their sweet baby girl, Sela Ann, on Thursday night, and we visited the birthing center on Friday to cuddle her! She is such a beautiful baby—her features so small and pixie-like. They are going to be wonderful parents-I envision lots of laughs, learning, & song in their household.

My eldest sister Megan and her hubbie, Stephen, attended a wedding on Saturday, and thus needed someone to watch baby Max. So, newlyweds Erin and Ryan offered, since they were the closest, & Shawn and I, plus my parents, all of us searching for an excuse to dote on the nephew/grandbaby, joined them in Bolivar. Max makes parenting seem doable (and fun!) as he is so laid-back & cheerful. He also has 4-teeth incoming & enjoyed chewing Uncle Shawn's car keys. We took him to the park to feed the duckies, went for frozen custard, snapped hundreds of photos. He was such a good sport!

Erin piled a bunch of old suitcases next to her bed and plopped a lamp on top. Makes for an unusual (& totally awesome) nightstand. Upon discovering one of the suitcases contained Barbies, I had to bring them out for old-times' sake!

The trip home offered torrential rains, which may have spurred an idea for our Halloween costumes…Shawn a meteorologist and me a thunderstorm?

Here are some fun photos from the weekend:

Oct 1, 2007

Salina "Photo Shoot"

IT HAD been awhile since Shawn and I visited his sister, Andrea, and her hubbie, Brenden, in Salina. Aside from the delightful company, we always enjoy good food & relaxation. This weekend we ventured their way for a weekend of scrapbooking (the girls) and video games (the guys). Harold and Kathy joined us later in the weekend for a novice's photo op, in the hopes of birthing the perfect family portrait for Christmas cards. Their backyard was a prime location on that nearly-Fall day. Enjoy!

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