Saturday, December 10, 2011

An Unforgettable Night at Kurt Bestor

Kurt Bestor this year was unlike any other year because at one point my dad was on the stage with Kurt, the band, and the orchestra! It was pretty awesome. Don't worry, I'll explain.

So each year Kurt Bestor chooses a man from the first two rows to go on stage and read Twas the Night Before Christmas. We always knew that Dad would kill it if he was chosen to go up there. So this year when Kurt Bestor said he had someone picked out but he couldn't find him anymore, Grandpa and Brian waved their arms and said that they had his guy! Kurt said he didn't usually do this, but to send him up. So up Dad went! He did a great job, the perfect mixture of serious and funny. He even shook his hips a little.

On our way out to the car we overheard a couple next to us talking about what a great job that man who read the book did, that he was right on cue! My dad's friend, Michael Dowdle plays the guitar in the band and told Kurt that the man reading (my dad) was his Bishop. They went on to talk about how he was one of the best guys they've had on stage.

I always enjoy all of the beautiful Christmas music. This year I especially enjoyed when they played the song Hark the Herald Angels Sing. My parents love that one and their faces lit up when they started playing it!

{Todd + Kiersten}
{My cute, cute parents}
{Mom + me}
{I'm pretty sure I have the cutest Dad ever, he brought Sees Candies for the intermission}
{Dad and Kurt}


Jesse and Alysha Lanham said...

Oh my! What a fun time! I would have loved to seen that! I'm glad you guys had fun.

P.S. that picture of Janet and Rich is adorable! :)

Heather said...

Loving this story! :D
I agree - that photo of your mum and dad is adorable!!! :)

Troy said...

Dang it, I wish I could of been there to hear your Dad. I'll bet that was gangster (as Trevor would say). I would of never raised my hand to do that. Your Dad is fearless. I would of been like, "yep that's my Dad, no big deal, I'm famous, I know".

Amberlin Bodily said...

Oh I love it, what a great memory at what seems perfect timing ya know? somewhat of a tender mercy. Christmas is such a wonderful time

Jeanette Cox said...

Oh how fun. I'll bet it was great. What wonderful memories.

Gram said...

Thanks for the post and photos. Thank you for the delicious soup prior to the event. You are a sweetheart for all you do for others! I was so happy we got your Dad up on the stage and he did a great job! It was a fun evening. I was glad I got to be there. That was a wonderful photo of your parents.