Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Walk off the concert!

A friend arranged a trip to Seattle to see the band Walk off the Earth in concert.  We had a great time in the area around Pike Place Market.  We got coffee at Starbucks, visited an herb store, sat in a pub while some people got dinner, and generally acted goofy and had a great time.  We tried out the new "owling" craze, in which one literally pretends one is an owl and squats in places looking owl-esque.

When it was finally time for the concert, we old people were surprised to find we had nearly worn ourselves out dancing and jumping to the two leading acts before the main one.  It was also very nice that most of the audience was of the more mature age range of 20-35 or so, meaning that hormones weren't being acted upon the entire time.

The performance itself was lots of fun, with the band singing all their new songs and the songs that made them famous, like their covers of "Little Boxes" and Gotye's "Somebody that I used to know." Their finale involved balloons being thrown around like beach balls to their tune "Summer Vibe."

  My eardrums even managed to leave the place in tact because I plugged my ears in order to be able to discern the words of the music!  My friends and I shouted our conversations, left with hoarse voices, and generally felt glad that we had an evening to act silly, have no responsibility, and to remember too why we love our chaotic lives that are not in the city.

The Mowglis

This may have been taken by my friend, Josie
5 people, one guitar.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tamra and her lovely kids!

I've known Tamra since we were in MOPS together probably 9 or 10 years ago.  She has lovely children and while editing these pictures, I was struck with the genuine kindness that I see in all of their eyes.  I love this little family and hope you enjoy the fun pictures we took a few weeks ago.