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Thursday, August 24, 2017

American Idol Comes to Provo

American Idol came back to Utah... this time the Bus came to Provo.
Kenz isn't auditioning this year but when her "Idol Fam" comes into town you can bet she is going to go say HELLO!!

Many of you thought Kenz got a raw-deal when she was on the show.  
But time heals everything and Kenz has nothing but POSITIVE memories and feelings about the show. She always says "American Idol was the best experience of my life. " 
She is nothing but grateful!

Her Idol Fam are her friends and she loves staying in touch with them all. 
One of her favorite people from her experience is Nancy Yearing
Nancy went above and beyond for Kenz (actually several people did - Megan, Kate, Patrick, to name a few...).  Of course, Kenz say Nancy and made a bee-line to go see her.

and her SMILING pup Dustin Hoffman :)

I admit... I felt a little left out when Kenz got to see everyone so I made her FaceTime me so I could (sort of) be apart of it all again. :)


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Junior Year at UVU

Kenz is a JUNIOR at UVU.
She has class M-W-F
She lives at Pacific Heights Apts
She is SINGLE (...for the time being) and is busy.




Monday, August 21, 2017

Teaching Guitar at the Piano Place

Kenz works several jobs.  One them is in Draper Utah at 
Fall Semester has started... 
Kenz teaches Guitar on Mondays.

Click HERE to read more


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Come Thou Fount - Hunter's Homecoming



Kenzie's best friend Hunter Jansson returned from him mission last week and he asked if she would sing his favorite hymn for his Homecoming.


Kenz immediately called Kim Granger to accompany her.  She knew Kim would understand when she told her she wanted to re arrange the hymn, something I often call "Kenzifying a song".  Kim was patient as Kenzie worked out new chords and timing.  After a few rehearsals, Kenz felt good about it.
video


Hunter's cute cousin, Ashley Cloward, then asked if she could join Kenz.  Kenz is pretty picky when it comes to music (especially CHURCH music) but her love for Hunter and his family made the decision easy... Of course, she could sing with Kenz.

She then asked if Kim's daughter, Maddie, would be willing to play her violin.  Kim wrote music for Maddie and they got together 30 minutes before the Homecoming to try all the pieces together.

I don't record the actual performance if it is during our sacrament meeting because it is a sacred meeting but I did record their rehearsal.  It was beautiful.

Hunter's talk about his mission experiences was wonderful.  The musical number was perfect.  Kenzie and Hunter's other friend, Evan Zollinger, ended the meeting sharing his mission experiences as well.  It was a sweet day.




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rock the Runway - Battle of the Bands



Kenz was invited to JUDGE Rock the Runway - Battle of the Bands
Click HERE for details. 







Intensely Judging... 




Presenting the Winner their Prize!!




Friday, May 12, 2017

Singing at Carson and Taylor's Wedding

Kenz was one of her cousin, Taylor's, bridesmaids.  

At the Salt Lake Temple with the family.


cousins.

Kenz was asked to sing when Taylor and Carson had their FIRST DANCE.
Kenz was a little nervous and she wanted it PERFECT!
Nerves...

Video to come...