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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Did you know my birthday is on September 5th? Seriously, that's coming up. And I'll be 25. Which is awesome and weird at the same time. The point is, I really have not been expecting any birthday surprises until at LEAST September 1st. But Scott bought me tickets to this:

Surprise! We went yesterday into downtown Salt Lake City to see it. The Capital theatre is so beautiful and I haven't been to a really nice show is so long. Like, 10 years long. And we went to the 2pm performance so there were a bunch of little kids which made the whole thing perfect and magical.

The opening scene, The Circle of Life song, made me bawl. Seriously, I cried like a baby the whole way through. I don't know what it was. Maybe it was being overwhelmed with a traveling Broadway production. Maybe it was the music. Maybe it was the talents. Maybe it was the costumes. But either way, I just sat there and wept. And I looked over and Scott was crying too. Just a little bit. It was just so POWERFUL.

And now, I'm pretty sure I'm going to start a little "Broadway show savings fund" because if I cried like that during the Lion King, who knows what would happen to me during Wicked, Or The Color Purple.

It was the most perfect birthday gift.

Afterwards, we went to an AMAZING sushi restaurant. Seriously, the best sushi I've ever had.

Apparently it's one of the best sushi places in Salt Lake. I liked the atmosphere though, with giant white paper lanterns hanging low from the ceiling.

It's my birthday tradition to go out to sushi every year, but we don't go out to eat on Sundays, and since September 5th is a Sunday this year, I was a little bummed. But this restaurant made up for it.

And that's why I have the best husband in the world.

*The title comes from my friend Rebekah, who would sing that during The Circle of Life. And it really kind of does sound like that...


  1. Sounds like an amazing evening. It's amazing the power behind something so magical.

  2. Rebekah? My name is Amber.

  3. wicked was soo good but I didn't cry and I was even pregnant at the time, so I don't know your experience might be a little different then mine... I'm glad Scott is good to you! I love Broadway plays and am hoping to go see another one before this little guy is born. You have free stay here and then you can attend any Broadway play you desire. Think about it!!

  4. Sorry Amber, I sang it when Sister Sylvester and I served together right after her mom sent her the new MoTab album Showtunes....I think it was a Valentines gift.

  5. I want to see that one so bad!

  6. Hey I went to The Lion King too!!!! IT WAS SO GOOD!!! I've never been to a Broadway show until just recently! I believe we may have been at the same showing!! The costumes were awesome don't ya think?!


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