Monday, July 05, 2010

Vocal Point Weekend

Vocal Point and director James Stevens

My older kids and ...
Mike Lemon - AMAZING voice!!

Robert Seely - BASS

Tanner Nilsson singer plus beatboxer

Grant Zabriskie - Holy Cow, cool "percussion" section!

Paul Bodily- Okay they are ALL really good, so I'm just putting their names from hence.

Keith Evans - okay I lied, his Thriller was really neat.

McKay Crockett

Tyler Sterling

Doug Clark
Part 1
We Geek Out

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across BYU's Vocal Point on the internet. If you haven't heard them, you don't know what you are missing! They are a completely a cappella group, and they are AWESOME! I HIGHLY recommend their latest CD Nonstop. We've been listening to it A LOT. I also bought their CD Grand Slam, from several years back (since it's a college group, the members change periodically), and it was okay, but not nearly as good as the newer one. Anyway I just happened to have a pamphlet of Nauvoo's summer events that I picked up while Bruce and I were there a month ago. Something was tickling the back of my brain like I'd seen Vocal Point's name before, so I pulled out my pamphlet and low and behold: "Vocal Point is performing in Nauvoo this weekend!" Well we had to go! Unfortunately Bruce had too much going on at work to be able to come, so my parents and I took my kids for a camping trip to Nauvoo. It was a good time, but it wore me OUT! More about that later. My three oldest kids (yeah me too) are all geeking out over this group! Lydia, Ross and Mark were so excited about getting their autographs and taking pictures with everyone in the group and even the director that they were literally bouncing the whole time. Here's a first, my kids actually asked if they could NOT watch a movie in the van for the 3.5 hour drive so that they could listen to VP's CD. And we did listen to it for 3.5 hours. Ha ha! Lydia said "I think that Hannah Montana and Vocal Point should trade places. I don't even think the Jonas Brothers compare to Vocal Point." Now coming from a 12 year old girl, if that isn't high praise then I don't know what is!

Anyway enough about that. (I told you we were geeking out.)

Part 2
What I Love About Being Home

  1. There is Bruce. I love my guy! And I love having someone else to help with the herding process. My parents helped it's true, but it's not the same level of responsibility. If my kids are being squirrely, as one of them always was, it was me who had to miss out on the fun and do the herding. No kidding, I bet I didn't sit down for more than 10 minutes at a stretch the entire weekend. That is except for the horse carriage ride. I knew it was a mistake after we'd been on the thing for about two minutes. Clayton was tired from being up till 11:30 the night before, and he did NOT care to sit on my lap for the hour long drive. He cried and wiggled and screamed and thrashed. The poor lady doing the narrating had to practically shout over him. I'm sure the rest of the people on the ride were wishing I would fall into a well. I was trying to figure out how I was going to get them to stop the ride to let us off and then how I was going to walk back with a screaming and kicking baby. Then some angel woman gave Clayton a magic sucker which made him be quiet and sit on my lap for the rest of the ride. THANK-YOU SUCKER LADY!!
  2. There are walls! Until you go camping with a four year old and a two year old, you just don't appreciate how nice a good set of barricades are. I lost Justice about a million times this weekend. -aside: I really am going to get a t-shirt that says "Looking for Justice" across the front. Plus I think I need one that says something like "I bring Justice where-ever I go."
  3. A place to put my keys and my cell phone beside in my back pocket.

Clayton is glad to be home too. He went up to his room and pointed at his bed and exclaimed "Das Mine! Das Mine!" Then he picked up his ball and said "Das Mine! Das Mine!" It was pretty cute.

Anyway, it was a good weekend, but I'm glad it's over.


Dana Cheryl said...

What a fun weekend!!! Also seems like a terrific homecoming!

I really hope that you do just a "Justice" shirt. That would be awesome!

CoryEllen said...

ooh, I love the City of Joseph t-shirt! I did Nauvoo with a 15 month old, I know what you're talking about. It's time to go again now my kids are older. Maybe we should meet you there!

timpani76 said...

I have to take my kids to Nauvoo one of these years.

I used to carry "magic suckers" for Vance when he was a toddler. They really do seem to work that way! Tootsie Roll pops were my fave because the took the longest to eat.

I so miss Erik when we go on vacation with my mom! Another adult along is nice, but my mom just does not have the energy for that stuff like she used to ;)

DP said...

Fun times! Mike Lemon is a good friend of mine and Sarah's. Glad you got to meet him!

Sarah Flib said...

We love Vocal Point too. Like Dave said, Mike Lemon is a good friend of ours. VP did a concert in Preston in February, so we went up and went to the concert with my whole family. The next day Emily and I took VP on a "Napoleon Dynamite" tour of Preston. It was pretty funny.

JG said...

Mike even wished me Happy Birthday during the concert. That is so funny you guys didn't even know to name drop. Small world in the church.

Renae said...

Well, DP, Sarah and Aunt Jane, that is very cool. I wish I had known. You'll have to tell him that he has fans in your cousins.