Been so busy!
For those of you who missed it, Saturday was Hans' birthday. He's 24! To celebrate this birthday weekend, we went to see Cirque du Soleil's Alegria at the Cedar Park Center on Friday. We had a wonderful time!
First off, we were a little late because I wanted to surprise him. I'd been out shopping with Miss Molly all day and got stuck in an hour's worth of traffic on the way home. Yuck. Since I surprised him, he hadn't showered or anything. So we didn't leave the house until 6:45 for a 7:30 show.
And holy cow, the Cedar Park Center is faaarrrrrrrr from Slaughter Lane. We made it on time, but parking was awful, so we missed the first half of the first act. Boo. It was this double trapeze artist thing and the part we saw was very good.
I only bought the tickets last Tuesday and they were the last two available through ticketmaster, so I fully expected them to suck. But they were great! We were all the way at the top, but very centered so we still had a great view.
The first half was great, but slightly underwhelming. After the trapeze artist there was something called the "power track" which was a basically a floor routine on a trampoline. After that there was a hand balancing dude and then the ribbon girl. They were all really neat, but it was basically normal, every day stuff dressed up fancy. Nothing too unique.
The second half totally wowed us. I think my favorite was the last act. I don't even know how to describe it. It was a bunch of guys - 7 or 8 - who had a giant swing and literally jumped on and off it and threw each other around. Very cool.
Saturday, we celebrated by heading for an endowment session in San Antonio with the Schadalees. It was fun to spend time with them and imagine my surprise when I walked into the room and saw my old friend Sister Jan Chappell there! It was great fun to go through with her and her husband Rob. I've known them since I was six or so and Bro. Chappell was our family's bishop for a long time. They were enjoying a weekend away together in San Antonio. How cute.
Saturday night we went to Hans' favorite restaurant - Chuy's - and then celebrated with another favorite, a giant TCBY ice cream cake. It's still in our freezer if you want some.
A quiet birthday, but lots of fun. Be sure to wish him a Happy Belated Birthday if you haven't already! Happy Birthday sweetie, I love you.