Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me!

My cute hubby and I have just celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary. He found out that I love Les Miserables and suggested that we travel to St. George and see it at Tuachan. I love, love, love Les Mis and had already seen it about four times. It is always so difficult to decide which part of this production I enjoy the most! I love the prayer that Jean Valjean sings at the barracade, I love Fantine singing as she dies, I love Castle in the Clouds that Cosette sings as a little girl, I love Eponine singing On My Own and I always love the deep voice of Javert. I laughed, I cried, I cheered and poor hubby squirmed and wiggled trying to get comfortable. Bless his heart for taking me and sitting for 3 1/2 hours during something he really didn't like. How lucky am I?
The weather was a hot 105 but there was a breeze blowing all through the show which made the temperature tolerable. (And yes, Heather, I am a wimpy Utahn LOL....just can't take the heat after it hits 95!! But I do love to visit all those hot spots, as long as I can come back home.) The surrounding landscape was breathtaking and this picture just doesn't do it justice. You just had to be there. We ate dinner at the Amphitheatre along with every wasp in Washington County!

These two pictures show the fountain the runs from the theatre to the bottom of the parking lot. Someone did a great job designing all this.

Here we are enjoying our mini vacation!! Hubby trying to look mean. Can you guess he hates his picture taken and usually puts his hand in front of his face. This time he instead pulls Mr. Grumpy Gills, but don't let that fool you!! Down deep he is a big ole teddy bear! And here I am all wind blown and trying to look tall and am I doing??

Thank you to my wonderful semi-perfect hubby (Did I mention not to tell him I said that?) But this really was a great trip and he is almost perfect!

On our way back home we stopped in Aurora which, for those of you who know Utah is just a little north of Richfield. I have a 3rd Great Grandfather that I had found is a descendant from the Mayflower and I wanted to find his grave. (and YES I plan on becoming a Mayflower snob, so be prepared!!) It was Sunday afternoon when we arrived and threatening thunder storms. We found the cemetery, found a map but didn't find any graves we were looking for. I was trying to find something very old and kept walking right by this headstone. On the fourth trip through the same spot this is what I found. I was so excited and this was a great ending to our little vacation. Zimri Harford Baxter had a son Zimri Harford who had a son Zimri Harford who had a son Merl Harford who had a son Merl LaMar who is my father!

Anyway, we did have a wonderful time! Tuachan is so nice but if you go take water, a pad to sit on and those cute little bottle fans that let you squirt water on yourself to battle the heat.

Sorry about the way this post looks...I am ready to throw my computer out the window!!! PLUS I feel like a two year old because I can't make the blasted thing work.


Adiel said...

Happy Anniversary to Marrdy and Dick!
You look cute all wind blown!
Don't throw your computer out the window, just ask me for help!

Sid said...

Love the pics! I love Tuachan. I fell in love with it years ago. When it was my 25th anniversary and in-laws 50th. They took the whole family there. What a treat for you!
Happy Anniversary. Can't believe it's already been a year.
HUGS from Boise

Liz said...

Happy Anniversary....I still can't believe I missed the 7-7-07 event (darn that disneyland trip!). I adore Les Miz, but haven't been lucky enough to see it in years. Glad you had fun!

Heather said...

Tuachan looks amazing! I love the rich color of the rocks. I have never seen Les Miz other than snippets on the DVD. What a trooper to endure the hot weather and for your hubby to sit it out just for you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Marrdy and Dick! Sounds like you guys had a great time. Kudo's to Dick for planning such a great trip. Cute pics too! Tell Dick he looks super sexy! LOL

Insane Mama said...

I love Les Mis too! Happy anniversary!

Stephanie said...

Found you through your comment on Insane Mama's blog. Happy Anniversary! I've enjoyed reading through your posts...I'll be back!