Thursday, February 19, 2009

Special Valentines Weekend

I have an amazing hubby! Last week we had to go pick up Autumn from my mom and dad's house in Heber because she had gone to a friends farewell in the valley and they were able to bring her home. Anyways, they were talking about the concert they were going to in St. George. Mom and dad had asked Summer if she would like to go too. My brother and 2 sisters were also going, so I was feeling abit left out, but not knowing, Dave had been talking to my mom to see if I could go. She called me late Wednesday and asked me if I wanted to go. I did but didn't want to leave Dave on Valentines weekend. He insisted that I go and spend sometime with Summer. I left with my parents, Kandra and her baby Gavin. We had a nice trip up. Summer had no idea that I was coming, and boy did I surprise the heck out of her!!!
We went to Marvin Goldstein's concert, how AMAZING! He is a pianist and can play thousands of songs by memory. He played different melodies of Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, and one other, he can transition into different songs and you can't even tell when one song ends and the other begins. I had so much fun and could have listened to him all night. He asked for requests of different songs, he wrote down about 15 and started playing them. He didn't have the sheet music for any of them, I have never seen such talent in my life. He has been performing for 50 years and is celebrating with a concert in Provo UT. on June 6, 2009. If any of you can go you will not be disappointed.
I was able to sleep over at Summer's apartment because they have a spare room. It was so fun to be there with her. She is doing really well in her Phlebotomy class. She loves it so much and is excited to get her career going.
We did have some shocking news about my dad last week also. He has Multiple Myeloma. It is a rare blood cancer that isn't really curable yet. His white cell count has been low for quite awhile now and the new doctor he just got ran some tests and had dad go in for a bone marrow biopsy. They believe they caught it early so they are hopeful that the procedures they do will give him more time. It will eventually take over his bones and his kidneys. He and mom go in next Monday to talk to the doctor about their treatment options. I love you dad and will be here anytime you need me!!!!
Also want to put a get well wish out for Kandra's father-in-law, Roger Owens, he had an accident recently and is in a back brace for awhile. We wish you all the best!
Hope everyone had a special Valentines Weekend.


aprilhoyt said...

wow!! sounds like a fun concert!! and how fun for Summer!!
I'm sorry to hear about your of luck to him and our prayers are with him too! Love ya Wendy!

cturley said...

I love your Dad. He has been so good to us. We are thinking of you and praying for your Dad.

Kristal and Jason said...

It was so good to hang out with you. I'm glad you were able to go to SG. We love you!

The Waite Family said...

Wendy thank you so much for that comment! I'm so lucky to have you guys as ward family :) I'm really glad to have been able to have shared that experience with you and Autumn! I will NEVER forget it. Thank you for being such awesome friends!!
:) Bryanna

Anonymous said...


I would have loved to have been at your New Beginnings! I would have loved to see the faces of the young women you were speaking to. How did you keep a straight face? Giggle Giggle :)
Thank you for the get well wishes for Roger. He is getting better slowly but surely.
Laurie Owens