I’m Dreamin’ of a BYUIdaho Christmassss~
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A Beautiful “Seasons of Life” Reflection~
David shared an post on Instagram on Saturday that I’ll copy and keep tucked away to refer back to from time to time. His reflection on the Seasons and changes we go though in our lives is so incredibly beautiful… honest, open, hope-filled, loving, spiritual, encouraging, accepting, and so many more adjectives that I could insert. David has been through good times as well as very difficult times in his own life and he truly leans on faith to help him through. He is wise and loving far far far beyond his years. ❤️ He asks for you to share if you wish so be sure to head over to his IG page or facebook page if you’d like to leave a comment.
I couldn’t get over this tree! When I saw it I thought it was beautiful amongst all the other green and lush trees. It was changing colors and losing its leaves. I thought about how into winter it would eventually lose all of its leaves and become bare, naked, and empty. In the springtime it would start to grow new leaves once again. Fresh, green and with life once again. Sometimes we go through times where we change colors, lose leaves, and feel bare, vulnerable and empty. We may feel overwhelmed to see winter coming ahead and not sure when it will end to see another spring. But like this tree, remember our life has cycles! Though our colors change and we have cold empty times of life, have hope! Take courage to keep going! That spring will eventually come–and new life with it. There is beauty in becoming vulnerable and starting anew. Can you see the beauty in each season of your life? This Christmas, I think of the Savior and how He brought new life and new hope. I love how though Christmas can be a cold time with short sunlight in the part of the world I live in, it also reminds me of a new beginning, a new place to start and to grow. Not sure how it works exactly, but when I turn to Christ, remember Him and live my life how He taught, I feel like new soil has been laid down and my life grows to become something much more than I would have imagined for myself. I love that we celebrate His birth during this time of year, because it reminds me that He shines a light during the cold dark times of our life. I love to check out these videos that show different times of Christ’s life. They remind me of how He was a light. You can check them out at LDS.org/bible-videos. This tree is one way I’ve seen and been reminded of hope for new life. How have you seen new life and hope? Feel free to comment and share! Then be sure to pass it along. #lighttheworld #seasons #change #christmas #Christ #hope
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BYUI Christmas Show! David or should I say “Daveed” is singing along the way!
Nate and Kari must be loving it… cracking up!
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Getting Ready At BYUI!!!
Shelley, Cheryl, Nancy, and Donna were right at the front of the line ready to beat the general admission crowds!
So many happy excited people waiting!!
** We learned after the show that David sang the following songs and truly knocked the Christmas socks off all 15 thousand in attendance!!
Mary’s boy child
Pat a Pan
White Christmas~ (jazzariffic!)
My Little Prayer
Oh Holy Night
The First Noel (new arrangement with Nathan and the Choir)
Also part of Riu Riu Chiu and Melodies of Christmas? ~ (someone please correct me if I’m wrong and I’ll correct this.)
There are no cameras or video recordings allowed tonight (Nancy explained it was already announced) but hey, this show is being professionally recorded and will be shown on BYU TV (as per Nathan) sometime within this next year! And rumor has it a DVD for this show could also be on the horizon for later this year! That “Patience” will be well worth it once we see this amazing night recorded in HD from 6 different angles! * * * * * *
More from The Show!
Rexburg, we can’t thank you enough for an AMAZING night!!!!!! What a special night it was to sing for 15,000 of you and for us to share the stage with the choirs, orchestra, and dancers of #byui along with our own band. It’s always an amazing feeling to join forces with so many talented people and use those forces to accomplish something bigger than all of us. Tonight it was to celebrate Christmas and honor Jesus Christ. We hope you felt the Christmas spirit and could leave feeling a little closer to Christ, feeling His love, and with a desire to share that Christmas spirit with others. Thanks BYU Idaho for inviting us to be a part of your Christmas spectacular! If you were there tonight, was there a part that stood out to you most? #christmas #christmasconcert #Christ #idaho #rexburg #nathanpacheco #byuidaho #Repost @byuidaho ・・・ A special thanks to David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco, and all the BYU-Idaho student performers for bringing Christmas to our campus tonight. It was a wonderful evening. #byuidaho A photo posted by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on
*On Saturday, Dec. 3, singers David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco performed alongside Brigham Young University-Idaho singers, dancers and instrumentalists at the BYU-Idaho Center, in Rexburg, as part of “A BYU-Idaho Christmas.” Tickets for every seat in the auditorium, of which there are over 15,000, was sold for the event.*
Da Band. Filmed and recorded live for a PBS Christmas special. Love playing with this band. The musicians are killer! Playing with a full orchestra and choir was an unforgettable experience. The tech crew and facility were bringing it! [•] [•] [•] #davidarchuleta#nathanpacheco#pbs#christmas#livemusic#orchestra#choir#guitar#taylorguitars#acoustic#acousticguitar#classicalmusic#classicalguitar#guitarist#imwiththeband#tourlife#lighttheworld
Alyxandria sent us a photo of her “decorated” phone for the show tonight! hehe there may be a number of people claiming this as their phone tonight! We may add more pics if they continue to be posted but most likely will not be adding any videos (here) for this show because like (MOTAB) it was professionally recorded, will be televised on BYUTV, and because there may be a DVD released for sale. * * * * * *
Twitter was “Lit” with Love for David and Nathan
Oh and This~ How cute is this?!
I’m engaged guys. He didn’t buy a ring but I mean it’s okay because I love him. And he just proposed to me on the spot (in my dreams) A photo posted by Maddy Whitney (@madwhit1d) on
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David’s Christmas Show (Local) Invites Posted on the DavidArchuleta.com
A huge thanks to David, Kari, Gina, and Team Archie for getting these “local” Christmas show invite videos posted for all to be able to view. These videos are shown to geographic “local” areas on facebook and it’s nice that now all the fans may watch them (here). Afterall, someone from a good distance from the given city might watch one of these invites and decide to take David up on his offer! :) Click the pic below to head over to the OS and play through vids for the Boise, Las Vegas, and Costa Mesa! There are only tickets remaining for the Costa Mesa and Las Vegas shows as all other shows are SOLD OUT!!
Ticket Sales and Requests:
A few of these ticket requests/opportunities were posted in Friday’s post but I’ve added one more seller (Costa Mesa show ticket availability!)
Tickets Needed for Layton!
A fan is hoping to find 2-3 tickets for the SOLD OUT Layton, Utah show on Friday night, DECEMBER 9th! The seats wouldn’t have to be all together, but if anyone knows of any or has any extra, they’d love the chance to purchase them! Please email us if you know of any: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with the interested party! Thanks so much!!!
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Great Ticket Available for sale to the Costa Mesa Show!!!
We posted this ticket awhile back and it’s still available so don’t delay; you know you’d love to go!!!
A fan would like to sell for the Costa Mesa concert on December 21. It is Orchestra Row C Seat 119 for $64. If someone is interested in the ticket,please email us at email@example.com and we will put you on touch with the seller!! Thank you!
Tickets For Sale to the the SOLD OUT Sacramento Show!
I am selling three tickets to the Sacramento concert. Here are the details:
SEC: Balcony – Center ROW: QQ SEAT: 107
SEC: Balcony – Center ROW: QQ SEAT: 108
SEC: Balcony – Center ROW: QQ SEAT: 109
I paid $61.80 per ticket, which includes service and facility fees, but I will waive those and just sell them for their true face value, $49.00 each.
If you are interested in the tickets above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may put you in direct contact with the seller. They have these tickets in PDF format which would then be emailed to you.
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Jani’s Recap From Indy!
Closing today’s post with an incredible Indy recap from Jani!! It was so much fun meeting Jani and her sweet friend, two lovely fellow Minnesotans!
What can I say about Indy that hasn’t already been said??? That it was epic, out of this world, a mind blowing, heart melting feast for ears and eyes, that I felt so proud of him I could have burst, while at the same time tearing up at the sublime beauty of it all? Oh, yeah, all those things have been said. And more. It WAS more. I just don’t have the words. Maybe just, “Thank you, David. Thank you, Nathan.” Honestly – a heartfelt THANK YOU!
I took a friend with me that had never had opportunities in her life for any kind of experience like that; flying, fan lunch, hotel, VIP, or concerts of any kind. So for her to get to see THIS concert was extremely satisfying for me. She has honestly gushed, “Thank you” at least a hundred times – maybe a thousand. The pleasure was ALL mine.
We arrived at the fan lunch straight from our flight, and I was a hugging fool. Seriously, why do I get like that? I think it’s because when I meet people like Joanie, or Mary Lou, or new fans I feel like I know them. And since I can’t squee and hug David, I do it to them. Sorry folks. It was so great to meet everyone! I had that feeling I’ve had a few times now, where I feel like part a big family – but I don’t share the same history and experiences that they all have. It’s heartwarming to watch friends greet each other, and I admit to a wee bit of….something, I don’t know……that I didn’t get on this fan wagon sooner, and know these folks better sort of thing. No matter, it was all good. And it felt really, really good to give Oinkiers a hug and my heartfelt condolences. Bless her heart, and her twin sister’s. I didn’t get to see her afterwards, but I hope her spirits were lifted and her heart felt comforted.
After the lunch, we were in the process of trying to call a cab, when Holly and crew insisted on driving us to our hotel. I realized we really are like family. My hubby happened to call while we were driving, and hearing the background chatter, he asked, “Where are you??” I told him I was driving in a van with four ladies I had just met! LOL. I could see him shaking his head. David’s fans are the nicest people.
Ok, the VIP -my first such experience! Can I just say that I really liked Nathan and how warm and personable he was?! And can I also say that I was NOT dying to know who David’s favorite Pokemon character was. Seriously. I had other more pressing questions, lol, but he didn’t pick mine. He even said to Kari, something like, “you read these first, right?” The highlight for me was not the pic with David and Nathan – I forgot to even acknowledge Nathan, and felt badly afterwards. I quickly whispered to David, “Thanks for doing this.” He smiled and said, “Sure.” But I felt kind of awkward, to be honest, and my thoughts were along the lines of, “You have your arm around David and his is around you, for heaven sake!!! And…he’s taller than me. ) It was not the signed pic, or really nice ornament, or being that close. It was David saying, “I haven’t sung this song for a long time because it’s so high,” and then completely and beautifully NAILING Ava Maria. To be right in front of him, with that voice, that aura, that song. Too much for words, I tell ya.
And the concert was more of the same! Again, I really loved Nathan. (And how nice of him was it to film and share David’s rehearsal in Rexburg, and his cute family??? He has a new fan.) He voice blends so beautifully with David’s and they have an obvious respect for each other. I loved that Nathan was a part of this concert. And I loved how he gave kudos to David. After Ava Maria, He said something like, “Is that not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever heard.”
And this is where the recap falls apart because I just can’t put into words how amazing David was – and I know that’s really what folks want to hear about! Sorry, I just don’t have that gift for words. He had me enveloped in every song, pulled me into the meaning and essence of each one. No surprise there, but to experience it again was nothing short of amazing. I was overflowing with gratitude, to be a fan of this guy, and to be THERE! Each and every song felt like a gift, and I was opening and savoring each one, not wanting it to end. Oh Holy Night was breathtaking and had us all on our feet. David had this look on his face that said, “Really?? Well, I’m glad you liked it.”
His words were sincere and genuine; his heart was on display again, and beautiful as always. I loved it when he talked about Little Snow and the kids in the orphanage; and about wanting to be on the earth at the time of Christ, and see Him as a youth or someone his age. I always love the way David thinks.
I would have reeeeally liked him to add Silent Night to the mix, and if he had included O Ven, O Ven I would have died and gone to heaven. The night was over way too soon. But hey, you can’t have everything, and he ALWAYS leaves me wanting more. What he did sing was beautiful, captivating entertaining, and inspiring. How he can feel the music and get so fully into a song that he has sung a gazillion times always amazes me. It’s all about the music and the message for him, and sharing with his audience what he feels when he sings. He gave it his all in Indianapolis, as he always does. He’s just a beautiful soul and continues to amaze me. I am one grateful fan!
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That’s about it from me~ Kalei will be back to bring you all the highlights from Boise to begin this next week of David’s tour shows!! What a fantabulous first week it was !! In case you missed the Friday post, be sure to check back as it includes the new MUSIQTONE voting info for the Numb MV, and also the info for HOLT INTERNATIONAL who David is teaming with on this tour! Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!!