Date Night.

Friday night Abby and I left the boys at home and drove to Yakima to see Mindy Gledhill's show. On the car ride we talked about how some of the boys in her class cheat and how frustrated that made her, what we were going to do in Utah this week, and sang this song over and over.

If you haven't had the chance to see Mindy perform live, you're missing out. Her voice is pure (dare I say angelic?) and she engages so well with an audience. You will leave feeling inspired, I promise.

On the car ride home Abby told me she thought it was really cool that Mindy was a mom and still did things that she loved to do, like singing and traveling. I told her I thought that was pretty cool too.

Check out her Mindy's up coming show schedule here.


  1. It's so special to carve out individual time with our children.

  2. Thanks so much for coming and for posting this! I hope Abby always remembers that evening with you. She is darling. xoxo

  3. i so want to see mindy live. i am going to have to convince her to come to the midwest.

    i think it is cool too she is a mom doing what she loves. what a sweet little lady you have.

  4. I'm sure Abby left beaming from ear to ear!

  5. Are you going to be in utah this weekend???!!!! Going to the Bijou Market? Maybe I'll see you there!

  6. Abby's comment about combining motherhood with other pursuits is really neat. It reminds me of these words from Carl Jung: "Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their children than the unlived life of the parent."

  7. I had to come "meet" you the minute I saw over at Marta's that your book was The Hiding Place. I got a big grin. This is my favorite, most life changing book and almost no one knows it. So, of course, I had to come and say hi. And, "Yes, of course." to your question about fruit stickers.

  8. That's a super cool lesson to have learned.

  9. i hadn't seen the video yet!!! (computer problems blah blah blah) but i love it!! i LOVE that you and marilyn are in it!!! i'm sure youve posted about it and i'm sure i'll find it as i catch up here, but it's so awesome that you are right there!!! you look so darn cute in that red scarf!!!

    i love that you and abby have dates.
    i love that you sing together.
    i love that she sees mindy doing things she loves to do.
    i love thinking that she probably sees those things in you too.


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