Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meet the newest member of the family!

Baby Hurst is due to arrive September 11, 2013!

This was our baby 5 weeks ago. It was the cutest ultrasound ever because it waved to me for like a minute. Like it was so happy for me to be able to see it. And I was so happy to see it! Then it started dancing around. It already has some pretty good dance moves. 

We will find out the gender at my next appointment which is on April 10th! I can't wait to start making things for it and thinking more seriously about names. It is amazing how much love we already have for the baby. And it is only the size of an apple. A very cute apple. 

Keep growing and dancing baby! We love you!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Leave me Manhattan, I want the evergreens

One of the words in the title of this blog is "music." But I never blog about it. That is going to change. My days are filled with music and for this I feel so blessed. Today has been filled with practicing and reed making in preparation for this weekend's concert. Making reeds can be very tedious and frustrating so I enjoy listening to music to help time pass and keep the mood light. While making reeds I like listening to a variety of music. Sometimes it is music I will be playing in concerts, sometimes other classical music, sometimes soundtracks (especially Little Women!), and sometimes other music that has nothing to do with the oboe. This is one song I love and that I listened to probably like 5 times today. I am one of those people who obsesses over a good song when I find one and listens to it on repeat. I have been listening to this song a lot ever since it came out. I love Damien Jurado and have so many good memories from seeing him play multiple times in Provo and Salt Lake. This song really makes me pine for home in Washington. I hope that one day we can find ourselves living in that beautiful state.