Sunday, October 22, 2006
Kirby Heyborne concert, knitting and more
Not a lot of time to write on this glorious Sabbath. Church was so uplifting this afternoon as the Primary did their Sacrament Presentation. The Spirit is always so strongly present when little ones sing praises to the Lord.
I did want to post what a wonderful time my family had last night at a Kirby Heyborne concert at our High School. They were raising money for the drama/media depts there. For some reason, totally beyond my comprehension, the dang football/baseball/basketball teams get tons of $$$$$, but try to get funding for the arts, or for media and that's where the buck stops.
It's shameful how there is such an unbalance in that system-- Unbalance-- is that a word?? Maybe it's imbalance in this case-- whatever, where is the money for our kids creativity! The drama/media dept have a mascot 'Petey' who is an adorable character to bears a striking resemblance to Grover, but hey! We all have our doubles out there, so they say! Petey has been kidnapped and they are raising money to pay his ransom and thus support the drama/media depts.
Kirby is an actor who has appeared in many LDS Movies, like the RM, Singles Ward, and a wonderful WWII movie called 'Saints and Soldiers'. He was talented, gracious and just terrific! He even made up a song for poor Petey! =) Charming guy... we really enjoyed him. If you want to read more about him he has a very professional website right HERE! Well worth a look and a listen, and he has several CDs - we bought 2 of them last night, and they are so relaxing to listen to.
Also found out Kirby knits! He is learning for a part in an upcoming movie! Can't wait to see that one. =) You have to love a guy who knits! Time for a couple of photos.
He was so gracious to stay late and take photos or sign things for everyone. I know he must have been tired out. He really puts a lot of energy into his concerts...
My girls were so thrilled to have their photo taken with him:
Well, keep the needles clicking and HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE TODAY!