This morning Mr. Roses and I attended the traditional Music and the Spoken Word at Temple Square, afterward we were rewarded with a MINI CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring the lovely Natalie Cole. There were moments during the mini concert that they were recording for PBS special for next year.(no coughing, talking or clapping).Her music with the Tabernacle choir, the colorful stained glass style Christmas decor and the spirit there were BEYOND inspiring and touching to us. When they asked Natalie Cole at the end to turn around and let the choir sing "God be with you till we meet again"...of course Natalie lost it and so many of us attending did also. To have this choir sing to you would be one of the most powerful experience I can think of.
President Monson said to her the 5 most powerful words in the English Language: "We are Proud of You."
Don't you agree, they are powerful words, they say it all..along with Thank You. Let's chose to use those 5 words alot more often when we speak.
When we walked out of the Conference Center around 11:00 a.m. this refreshing snowy winter scene is what we beheld and the snowflakes were gigantic.
This is the Churches Conference center and the fountains out front. This building holds at least 22,000 and all the seats were filled. It's a reverent place with a magnificent pipe organ and the best acustics. Davids floral was in charge of the decor. Lori Walker who comes into the shop helped this year and she talked to me this week about the enormous job and of making the big glittered ornaments that were laying on the floor and tucked in the masses of flowers.
I hope many of you were able to attend this Christmas concert, it certainly is a Vintage Christmas Tradition in our state...along with seeing the lights on Temple Square. Worthy of visiting this great state in Dec. And now... we have LOTS OF SNOW.
Speaking of snow...we had little granddaughter birthdays (will let Shellie post those pictures if she choses) and STARTED wrapping presents for the 33 children Shellie has found that needs Christmas this year. Our car literally would not make it to her home so at times today the snow was very frustrating.
Snow is beautiful and we arrived home safe and sound so I will not complain about it ...freezing feet and all.
To visit more vintage Christmas go to: http://www.thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.com/ for the list of participants.