Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend We Didn't Want to End

This weekend was great! Friday was one of the longest days known to man for me, but I woke up Saturday when Cony went to work and I started cleaning the apartment. Which I love to do, it's such a stress reliever for me.

Then my family got together for a family photo shoot with Clairissa Cooper (trying to make that a link, but can't figure it out) and it went so much better than I expected. I can't wait to post the pictures!!!! Go to her blog and you can see McKinzie, Clark's oldest, in a sneak peak picture from the shoot.

Sunday was a little bit on the emotional side, so after church Cony suggested we go on a picnic down by the Hooch. We ate and read the Ensign about journal keeping.... which is something that I have been kicking myself to do. Usually I'm really good about it, but I have not written one page in my journal since Cony and I got married. How awful is that??? So it's my goal this week to start something, even if it means I'm typing it on the computer.

Also want to mention a talk that was giving in church yesterday. It was about music and it was given by a woman that I have grown to really love and I have never spoken to her. She a teacher in Relief Society and they are some of the best lessons I have ever heard. She talked about how powerful music is in such a different way than most. She apparently worked for a tv music station in Texas a few years and she produced a program that showed music from a scientific perspective. There were a few stories she told that I will do my best to convey...

She met a man that was a composer that had been in a accident where he died for 3-4 minutes. When he came back all he could remember was the music that was played. He composed what he heard and took it to a convention for people who had died and came back (they have this annually) and everyone there that had died said 'yes! That is exactly what we heard.' So she is making a copy of it for us and we can't wait to listen to it.

There was another story that involved a friend of hers that was a musical therapists who had asked her to come and witness one of her clients. This client was 65 years old who had been bed ridden for over a year and couldn't walk or talk. So this musical therapists listened to all her body rhythms and made a musical tape that she could listen to... she was walking within 45 minutes and 4 months later with no help, when someone is sick or why people are sick- is because all the major body functions are not in the same rhythm, and that tape helped her body come back into sync. I just really loved the talk because I personally know how powerful music is and can be in ones life.


Will & Natalie Giddens said...

I saw that picture on Clairissa's blog, but I no idea that was part of y'all's shoot. I just love Clairissa's work - she is so talented!

And I need to get better a/b journal keeping too. Thanks for the reminder.

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

PS - That is a CUTE picture of you and Cony!

Heather and Ryan said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I should get her to take some of Ben!

Annie Sorensen said...

Aren't picnics fun. I am glad you guys had time together. We are brasing for more rain and snow this weekend. Will it ever end!

smellyrhinostudio said...

these two...what a couple!!
There's a rooster somewhere in Atlanta cuckooing for you.


...George & April* said...

That music talk sounded amazing! I read this blog last week and I can't stop thinking about it. How cool. I love new perspectives on things. Thanks so much for sharing that! P.S. i LOVE the picnic pictures. Sometimes its just good to get away and do something refreshing. (reference my latest blog, haha)

Sara said...

Here's how you create a link:
1. Highlight the text that will be the link.
2. Click on that green circle/chain link icon in the toolbar of the posting window thing (?).
3. Enter the Web site address you want to link to.
4. Click OK!

Voila! You've got yourself an active hyperlink. :)

I've been enjoying reading your blog -- I'll have to add you to my blogroll! Thanks for always thinking I'm amazing -- you're too generous! And I think you're wonderful! I miss seeing you at church . . . :(