Project 52 Week 18: A Picture Perfect Evening

I spent some time this past week taking photos around the city. I’m adding to my portfolio so I can sell prints on etsy.com. I’m not in the business to make a profit. I am donating 100% of proceeds from these prints to the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life. My goal this year is to raise $500. So if you’d like a photographic print of Kansas City, or if you’d like to help raise money for this awesome fundraiser, please check out my Etsy page. I plan to add more photos over the next several weeks.

This is one of my favorites from the week:

Looking over Union Station and downtown Kansas City, Missouri from on a hazy night.

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Project 52 Week 2: Modern Marvel

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to have a weekly date night with my husband. So after excellent food and drinks at Snow & Company, I shot some night photos of the new Kansas City modern marvel: the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It just happened to be the coldest day of the year; with the wind whipping and snow just minutes from falling.

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Day 339: Merry Tuba Christmas!

Yesterday marked the 14th year I’ve participated in Tuba Christmas – a holiday concert performed by tuba and euphonium players. This year was unique, because we had the honor of performing in the exquisite new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was standing room only, with some people even in a reception hall viewing the concert on-screen. I’m proud to say this is probably the most crowded the Helzberg Hall at the performing arts center has ever been. I mean, who wouldn’t want to listen to 600 low-brass players belt out Christmas music?

My baritone and my Tuba Christmas scarf, filled with pins dating back to in 1997.
The Helzberg Hall a the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is filled with guests and performers at the Kansas City Tuba Christmas.

Days 296-298: Celebrating the best day ever

Yesterday Jerod and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. We also celebrated a little on Sunday … and on Saturday … but there’s no shame in celebrating the happiest day of your life! On Saturday we went to the Steamboat Arabia museum, the Blue Nile Ethiopian restaurant, and the Kansas City ballet. The highlight was the ballet at the beautiful new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It’s an architectural masterpiece. On Sunday we did lots of packing and took a little time out to reminisce over our wedding photos. And yesterday after work, we went out to eat and to a movie. We also received a great surprise gift from my parents. I think celebrating anniversaries is even more fun than celebrating birthdays, because you get to share the joy with someone you love.

Looking through the glass walls at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Looking through the glass walls at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts before the performance of Tom Sawyer.
We plan to look at our wedding photos and video every year on our anniversary. I can never stop smiling as we reminisce.
An Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet given to us on our second anniversary.
My parents gave us this beautiful and tasty Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet for our anniversary.
BONUS PHOTO: I can't have an anniversary blog post without including a photo of us. We took this shot in one of the same places we did our engagement photos.