Thursday, April 29, 2010

TICKLING THE IVORIES

Last night we had an AMAZING night. We had a family get-together next door in honor of my nephew Mark and his fiance Taryn who are getting married on Friday. Kathy made us a nice big Mexican Fiesta dinner and we all enjoyed visiting.
Here is a picture of the happy couple. Mark blinked at the wrong time:) While we were visiting there was a knock at the door and unbeknownst to us Trent and Kath (& Dare and Deed) had arranged a special surprise for Mark and Taryn. Jon Schmidt (the famous piano player....well famous in UT) was there to give us a personal concert. All I can say is WOW! What a performer! I sat just 5 feet from him during the performance and I had a birdseye veiw of his fingers flying. SO COOL! I've got to get me his CD.
At one point he layed down and played a song BACKWARDS. I don't know if any of you play the piano but....HOLY COW! That's what you call tickling the ivories!

During the program Mark got up and showed a little bit of his stuff. We got to hear a song he wrote called "Taryn's Song". Just downright sweet.

I thought this was a sweet picture of the happy couple.
Sorry it's dark but they were on the other side of the room

Tomorrow is the BIG day. Good Luck to the newlyweds!




5 comments:

  1. wow, that is so cool. Who is friends with him or how did it come about. That is so awesome!

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  2. Wow, somebody has GREAT connections!!!! I love the backward piano playing. Amazing.

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  3. What a wonderful opportunity! I didn't know you guys had that fun night like that, but I'm sure glad you DID!!

    Wasn't the Wedding Day FUN?? We sure enjoyed all the festivities--the wedding itself, that fantastic meal at the Rodesio Restaurant, the little 'ring ceremony', and the wonderful reception--with it's delicious refreshment, the little 'program', and dance, and all. That song Mark composed for Taryn WAS really special. And I especially loved all the visiting with relatives that we got to do! It was a marvelous occasion!! Love, Karen

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