Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Picture Time

My sister Shara's graduation

My sister Sharalee graduated from BYU this past weekend with a bachelors in communication disorders, and she already starts her masters program today. Even though I had to spend the entire graduation watching Aria climb up the stairs, and do laps around the track, I still managed to hear most of what was going on. Aria finally passed out at the end, and everyone took turns carrying her.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fun on the Bed

Just another cute scene from Aria's life.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Aria's 1st Birthday

Aria celebrated her 1st birthday, Oregon style. Yes, the rain clouds made a guest appearance at her outdoor party in Arizona, in honor of the land of her nativity. Dane was more pleased than Tara. :) Luckily we setup shop under a pavilion, so everything worked out fine. She doesn't seem to have much of a sweet tooth, and was more than happy to give her birthday cake to Isabella (see video). She did get a little doll, which amazingly got her more excited than the tissue wrapping paper that came with it. It was a good day.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

General Conference Antics

Billy Joel in concert

Ben Hoffman, a fellow PhD student, invited me (Dane) to go with him to see Billy Joel play in concert up in Phoenix, AZ a week ago. As a kid, Billy Joel was almost exclusively the only music we listened to in our home, so this was quite a treat. Billy Joel was playing together with Elton John, so there was 3 1/2 hours of great music, plyaing songs like: Anthony's Song, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Still Road and Roll to Me, Piano Man, Your Song, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle in the Wind, etc. Billy Joel stood out as a great entertainer, and put on a show that made me feel like a little kid again. I couldn't help but think of my mom during the whole concert. Thanks mom for introducing me to his music.