Sometimes people don’t quite understand how bedtime runs at our house, so I have attached a video for reference. I sometimes wonder how I can speed up the bedtime process. The other night it took three hours! Now, before gasping out loud at that prospect, please refer to the following video. This occurs approximately each night as I say, "It’s time to get ready for bed, Lincoln." It’s like there’s a pavlovian trigger in these two!
The last piece we played was the Mendelssohn Italian Symphony. I totally love that piece! It is so much fun to play, but it is probably the biggest reason for my headache. It’s pretty rigorous to play. The concert wasn’t super well-attended. My guess is that Cinderella was going on next door at Kingsbury Hall. It was totally impossible to park!
My parents and my grandma came, along with Elsie and Nick (my husband). So fun to have them come to concerts again! Nick and I took Elsie out for ice cream afterward and brought some back for grandma and grandpa and Lincoln.
I took a bit of a break from the symphony after Lincoln was born. I got really complacent in not practicing on a regular basis. When I finally came back to the symphony I was totally depressed about how much my skills had deteriorated. Back at it!
We are pretty busy during the week days, so any time we have a free moment, Lincoln and I like to have lunch with Nick down by his work. Tacos Don Ramon at the Red Iguana are the stuff of dreams. So, naturally, that’s where we went for lunch today. I ate. the. whole. thing. Don’t judge me. We sat outside so we could have the gorgeous view of the train tracks from about 15 feet away. Good stuff. The location may not be 5-star, but the food certainly makes up for it.
Since we were in Salt Lake (Lincoln City, as Link likes to call it), we decided to head to City Creek Mall afterward and play in the fountains and explore. It’s one of Lincoln’s favorite places to go. While we were there, we decided to head to Temple Square, across the street. Excuse our silly faces in this photo. Behind us is an 11-foot statue of the Savior. It is beautiful and very peaceful in there. Link wanted to stay there for a long time.