The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Monday, May 2, 2011


We had a great Easter week. I got to perform with the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra and Choir in the Easter oratorio "Lamb of God" by Rob Gardner. It was awesome! The music was beautiful, and we got to meet the composer. This was the premiere performance of this work in California, so he came and did a fireside as well as some personal meetings with the orchestra and choir. We performed at the Interstake Center on Temple Hill as well as at the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. The concerts kicked off a joint service effort by the Catholic and LDS churches in this area. Go to this website to learn more about the music: Especially take time to listen to watch the video under "About the Work" - it's a video of Rob Gardner conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on my favorite song "Hosanna".

We also got to spend lots of time with family. Grandma Auman visited for a day and we were able to dye Easter eggs with her. We went to a community Easter egg hunt and saw my cousin Melanie and her little girls there. We dyed more eggs with just the three of us, and then spent some time at Matt's house with his family, where we had a yummy Easter dinner. We've been working hard to teach Owen what we celebrate on Easter - if you ask him, he can tell you that Jesus died for us and we're happy on Easter because he came back (ie - he was resurrected). He can say "resurrection" if prompted, but right now, we're just happy that he knows that Easter has something to do with Jesus. Anyway, enjoy these pictures... I'm working on posts of Hilary's wedding, so hopefully those will be up soon.

 Community Easter egg hunt - it was over in about 10 seconds. There were SO many people, but it was fun.

 Mad that I won't let him go first, before all the kids.

 We found cousin Emma!

 SO excited to dye Easter eggs.

 Inspecting the one he dropped on the floor.

 Easter Sunday outfits.

 This kid has mad eyebrow skills.

 In retrospect, 18 eggs is probably too many for one kid to find. None of them survived the throw into his basket.

  Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California. Isn't it beautiful? I'm not one for modern architecture, but I loved this cathedral. It was even more beautiful in person.

 Can you see my head? (I'm in the violin section)


Jen said...

Wow...that's so cool you got to play in that! Owen looks like he had fun too...he's getting so big!

MAF said...

Nicki did so great! The show was amazing.