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Friday, August 29, 2008

This is so funny!!! Have a good Labor Day weekend, everyone!!

I love the previous post!!! My husband is a nerd, a very sexy nerd, apparently. Ha ha. Anyway, he wrote the previous post, and I think it's hilarious. It's true, we did close on our house & will start work hopefully on Monday to get rid of the ugly popcorn, sparkly ceilings & we will re-paint to get rid of some hideous color choices. So, if you have nothing to do on Labor Day, come on over, you can look at our new house & get a good work out. =0)

In other news, my friend Rocio had her baby on Monday. We thought she was only 28 weeks along, so it was a scary time, but everything worked out great. He was 3 pounds, 15 inches long. They think he was closer to 31, 32 weeks, so he will only have to stay in the NICU for 6 weeks, which is great!! He's breathing on his own, doesn't have any problems so far, and he is so cute!!! He has a ton of hair, and really long legs & toes. They named him Publio, after her dad. He was so excited. Rocio was able to come home on Wednesday, and she's doing great too. We'll have to speed up the process on her baby shower, but we're all glad everything worked out so well. Modern medicine is a great thing!!
Hi everybody. I wanted everyone to know we closed on our house yesterday so we should be free to move in at the beginning of the month but will probably wait a week so we can paint and fix some things in the new house.

On a side note, I wanted to let everyone know that I have the sexiest husband in the world. He is humble about it and wouldn't admit it, but it's true. I have never met a man before that made me feel so overwhelmed by his mere presence and when he looks at me, I melt inside and can't control myself. Oh well, what is a woman to do, I mean really, I'm only human.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I have very sad news for you all today. LeRoi Moore, the saxophone player for Dave Matthews Band died yesterday. He wasn't the most oustpoken member of the band, but he was very talented & will be missed. His death will not affect the summer tour, since he has been injured since June. Jeff Coffin from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones has been filling in since his injury & will continue for the rest of the tour. At the concert 4 years ago we had seats in the 3rd row right in front of LeRoi's side of the stage, and it was fun to watch him. He was having so much fun during the concert, constantly joking with Dave and smiling at people in the crowd who would yell his name. The band won't be the same without him.

Here's the post on the Dave Matthews Band website:
We are deeply saddened that LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. LeRoi had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.
Here's the article from the MSN entertainment website:
Dave Matthews Band sax player LeRoi Moore dies
Aug. 20, 2008, 1:25 AM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LeRoi Moore, the versatile saxophonist whose signature staccato fused jazz and funk overtones onto the eclectic sound of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday of complications from injuries he suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident, the band said. He was 46.

Moore died at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was admitted with complications that arose weeks after the June 30 wreck, according to a statement on the band's Web site. It did not specify what led to his death, and nursing supervisor Galina Shinder said the hospital could not release details.

On June 30, Moore crashed his ATV on his farm outside Charlottesville, Va., but was discharged and returned to his Los Angeles home to begin physical therapy. Complications forced him back to the hospital on July 17, the band said.

The band went on with its show Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where lead singer Dave Matthews acknowledged Moore's death to the crowd after the first song.

"It's always easier to leave than be left," Matthews told the crowd, according to Ambrosia Healy, the band's publicist. "We appreciate you all being here."

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, who played with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, had been sitting in for Moore during the band's summer tour.

Moore, who wore dark sunglasses at the bands' many live concerts, had classical training but said jazz was his main musical influence, according to a biography on the band's Web site.

"But at this stage I don't really consider myself a jazz musician," Moore said in the biography. Playing with the Dave Matthews Band was "almost better than a jazz gig," he said. "I have plenty of space to improvise, to try new ideas."

Lead singer Dave Matthews credited Moore with arranging many of his songs, which combine Cajun fiddle-playing, African-influenced rhythms and Matthews' playful but haunting voice.

The band formed in 1991 in Charlottesville, Va., when Matthews was working as a bartender. He gave a demo tape of his songs to Moore, who liked what he heard and recruited his friend and fellow jazzman Carter Beauford to play drums, and other musicians.

The group broke out of the local music scene with the album "Under the Table and Dreaming." The band won a Grammy Award in 1997 for its hit song "So Much to Say" off its second album "Crash." Other hits include "What Would You Say," "Crash Into Me" and "Satellite."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hello, everyone!!

Just a quick note for you today. We had our doctor's appointment a week ago & the doctor was not able to tell if we're having a boy or a girl. I was so sad!! He thought it might be a boy, but he couldn't tell for sure, the baby was squirming too much, & then crossed its legs, so that was that. We do know that our baby has really long legs, but I guess that shouldn't be too much of a surprise. The head & abdomen measured at a little over 17 weeks, but the legs measured at 19 1/2 weeks, so we've got a tall skinny baby. Ha ha. I can finally feel the baby moving, sometimes those long legs hurt!! I'm kind of afraid for what kind of pain I might feel when the baby is stronger & its legs are even longer. Yikes!! It doesn't hurt all the time, but the baby hits pretty hard every once in a while. Anyway, the doctor will try to look again next month on September 9th, so keep your fingers crossed.

Another bit of exciting news from our family.....Matt & I are in the process of buying a house!! Hooray!! I'm so excited, no more renting, no more landlords, no more crazy repair men who never show up or say it's too hot to come fix things. Anyway, we'll know for sure if everything is final by next week, and I can't wait. If everything goes as planned we will be moving in on September 1st. They don't call it Labor Day for nothing, ha ha. My friend's realtor found us a nice sized house in our price range. It's in Orem, has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, family room, storage room, garage, and laundry room. It also has a 1/2 acre of land with it, 4 apple trees, and we think an apricot tree, a little basketball court in back, and a walnut tree out front. It's older & needs updating inside, but it was a great deal for how big it is. I can finally stop stressing about where we're going to put the baby when it's born, since it will now have its own room. Yeah!! I'll have to take pictures of the awesome bathrooms, pink tile upstairs, turquoise tile downstairs. It's pretty sweet. Anyway, we're really excited & we hope everything works out, keep your fingers crossed for us.

My cousin Anthony graduated with his Master's degree in Exercise Science last Friday, that was a happy day. Now we have to call him "master", ha ha. I'll put some pictures up sometime. I don't know why it's so hard for me to remember the pictures. Oh well. Ant's wife is going to have their 5th baby any day now. When they checked on Thursday she was dilated to a 3, but I haven't heard anything since Saturday, so I guess she hasn't had it yet. I guess that's it for now. The baby just waved at you all, or kicked a few times for you, not sure which one. It's such a weird feeling, but it's also a good feeling. I wish Matt could feel it, but he says he can't, maybe in a few more weeks when the baby's stronger. Ouch!! Ha ha. Have a good day, everyone!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Here's a short note for all of you. =0) I've been listening to the music on my blog page for half the day today, and I LOVE IT!! It has put me in such a good mood today. Obviously these are my favorite songs, since I've chosen them for my blog page, but they all remind me of good times. Dave Matthews Band reminds me of high school. It's funny how a Dave song can take me back to the wonderful days of high school when my friends & I would just cruise around town, looking for trouble because we had nothing else to do. We would spend days just laying in the sun, working on our tans, like we really needed to worry about it. Ha ha. The Dave songs also remind me of all the AWESOME concerts I've seen....another one is coming up on the 27th of August, and I am SOOOO excited!! I was worried that I might be really big by then, but the growth of my pregnant belly has slowed A LOT, and I am relieved!! I was getting reallly scared there for a while that I was going to be GINORMOUS by the time I have the baby. Anyway, back to the music.

The Format reminds me of all the awesome concerts of theirs I've been to, plus their music just makes me smile. The Format just has so much energy, the shows are so much fun! I always feel old when I go because I'm probably 10 years older than everyone, but I can't help myself, they're so much fun. I also have some Norah Jones mixed in, the one that really gets me is "Come Away With Me". Matt & I danced our "first" dance to that song at our wedding reception. We spent weeks & weeks learning a waltz, and it brings back some good memories of my wedding day. I love Matt so much!! The other songs that are mixed in are just good, fun songs. Some remind me of high school, some are more recent, but they all make me smile. I just heard "Tootsie Roll" not too long ago and it reminded me of when my friends & I would go to Club Omni every Wednesday for "ladies night". Ha ha. We thought we were so cool. It makes me laugh to think of those days. Anyway, just a little tidbit for you all today, I'll write more when I have more time. Have a good day, everyone!!