Saturday, October 25, 2014


In preschool we spent a month learning about and studying trains in preparation for special ride on a dinner train. It was a beautiful ride through the Kentucky horse country. We enjoyed the food, the entertainment, and the company. The girls were proud to show off their knowledge of trains and to se them up close and personal.

This picture really captures how fascinated she was by the whole experience.

We love this family and we are so glad that they let us come with them for this memorable experience.

In addition to the yummy food, we also had fancy desserts and got to listen to a stand up comedy show as part of the ride. It was a great night. The most embarrassing part was when one of our water glasses fell off of the table (maybe it was mine, I can't remember) and shattered in the middle of the floor. There were glass shards all over and the poor servers did their best to clean everything up.
I just asked Abby what she thought about our train experience:  "It was pretty fun, and yummy too. I love you mommy. It was beautiful, all of that red, it was AWESOME! Put a few more exclamation marks!!!!!!!!! It was pretty hard to eat while the train was moving and I loved the chocolate train. Oh and don't forget, it was all red, the train."

I also had been working hard in preschool to teach the girls the words to the primary song "Beautiful Savior." They learned it from memory and then performed it at a small recital held at Christy's home. Several different people participated in the recital including Matti's brother Grant on the piano. Our church organist was at the recital accompanying some of the singers and she heard these girls sing. Then she invited them to sing the same song in front of the congregation at church. They accepted and performed so well. Matti didn't need the mike, so Abby had it all to herself. Here are some pictures as we are adjusting the mike and preparing for their song before church started.

I am so proud of these two for their willingness to share their beautiful spirits and talents with our friends at church. It was so powerful.

Kudos to anyone who noticed that Abby is indeed wearing the dress that she was blessed in as a baby. It still fits and it still looks AMAZING! Thank you grandma Lora for this beautiful dress.

1 comment:

Lonna said...

Oh I wish I could have heard them sing! That train ride reminds me of when our family rode on the Heber Express train in Provo Canyon. We even took our little dog, Jenny, along. Do you remember that?