Sunday, September 13, 2009

In Another Life...

I want to be Sissel Kyrkjebø. She is a Norwegian singer that I have recently discovered. She actually has done a lot of work that people are blissfully unaware of. When she was just a teenager she was the voice of Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid". More recently she did all the vocals for the movie "Titanic". James Horner who did all the music for the film actually wrote the entire soundtrack specificly for Sissel's voice. But when push comes to shove the film studio was convinced that she was not a big enough name to support the main theme song of "My Heart Will Go On" and gave the song to Celine Dion instead.

I've always really loved the song "The Prayer" recorded by Josh Groban and Charlotte Church. However while searching around youtube I found the same song preformed by Sissel and Josh Groban. Basically my two favorite vocalists wrapped up in one incredible preformance.

I love the lyrics and arrangement of this song. What is really fun is that The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is actually recording this song for their next cd. I can't wait to see how they arrange David Foster's amazing song.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Leaving Las Vegas

This weekend my mom, my sister-in-law Allison, and I went down to Las Vegas to attend my cousin Kylie's Wedding. It was so much fun to get away with the girls and the wedding turned out so gorgeous. Kids grow up so fast! It makes me feel so old to think that my little cousin is all grown up and married. She is attending hair school as well and will be done in January. We had a great time sharing in her special day.

We actually had so much fun that we decided another girls weekend down to Vegas is in order. One where we can go out and maybe see The Lion King. It's something that I really look forward too. I have an awesome family and I love spending time and goofing around with them.

Jordan spent his labor day weekend getting beat up by a mountain. Him and his cousin Wyatt went up to the Uintah's near Kamas and did a 12 mile hike. They camped up near Amythest Lake and hiked back down the next morning. By the time he got home his t-shirt literally had holes in it and had to be thrown out. Great exercise though.

Congratulations to Kylie and Jason!