Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Muppets

Last night I went to see The Muppets with my family! It was so cute! The kids loved it, and so did my parents and I. There were tons of cameo appearances by other actors and it was really fun :) Go see it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some new pics :)

Taking a chance

There was a certain missionary in my parents ward that I met while visiting my family from college that I really liked. I could just tell that he found me attractive, because he would look at me a lot, and I really thought he was just the best. He was so sweet, funny, and a great missionary. I went back to school thinking, "ah man, I will probably never see him again." Well, I decided to friend him on facebook, so that when he got home from his mission, I'd be able to chat with him. Back at school, I honestly didn't think about him all that often, and had kind of started liking someone else. Well, when I came home from college I started going to the local single's ward, and was trying to get to know everyone there. 3 or 4 months later, I came to church a little late, and walked in and saw none other than THE ELDER THAT HAD BEEN IN MY PARENT'S WARD!! I was so amazed! What were the odds? So lately, I have enjoyed having the missionaries over for dinner, chatting at church, etc. And I remember why I liked him in the first place. He is great. He only has about 5 weeks left until he returns home. I am hoping with all of my heart, that after he gets home we can make a connection. I am gonna put my heart out there. I'm gonna take a chance. Wish me luck! <3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catching up on my blogging! EHS Homecoming Parade and Game!

Me, Kian, Ella, and Mom went to see the EHS Homecoming Parade and it was so much fun! It was kind of surreal for me because it's the first one I have been to since graduating! The kids loved seeing Britta and Greyson from church and loved all the candy!! The next evening, I took Kian to the Homecoming Game and we had a great time cheering for EHS and watching the band play. He got a bit cold so we ended up leaving after the band performed at half time, but we had a blast!! Silly Carle and Taylor in the background ;)

Cute Halloween crafts the kids made!

I can't believe I haven't posted these yet! They are so cute! And a lot of fun!
Mummy candy cups and pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern pots!

This is my dream engagement ring!!

Halloween Pics!

It's taken me a while but I am finally posting them! I only have pics from the Trunk-or-Treat, because afterwards we went straight to the Pinery and it got too dark for pictures! So here they are! Kian was a fire fighter (he LOVED his costume), Ella was "Tangle" which in translation, means Rapunzel! Ella took a pic with Sister Luck and I am holding cute little Cole Calkins! And this year I went to a few parties as a dead passenger from The Titanic!

My musical experience at CCA!

When I went to pick up my books on my first day at CCA I stumbled upon a poster about musical auditions. It was for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. I had heard of it, but honestly knew nothing about the show. I thought, "hey why not?" So I went to sign up for an audition time, not knowing how important this show would be for me. I had come home to do the Community College thing for a while while all of my friends were still up at UNC, and I felt SO alone. When the time came for my audition, I sang a song from Thoroughly Modern Millie, and did a cold read (because memorizing monologues makes me freak out!). I thought I did pretty well, and was pleased with myself. I was told to come back for call-backs and I was pretty excited. The day of call-backs was nerve wracking for me. I didn't know how they would go, and if anyone would talk to me (I am not much of a social butterfly). Thankfully I wasn't completely ignored, and people were nice to me. But at times I did feel awkward, considering almost everyone else knew each other. After the call-backs I went home and enjoyed the weekend. I got a call on Sunday saying that they wanted to cast me in the role of Rona the spelling Bee host. I was really excited to have gotten such a great role, and was excited to get back to performing. The first day of rehearsal, which was a read through, was great because I got to see the people who I would be spending the next couple of months with.

Everything was going great, and then our director, Stacey had to quit the show. We were all sad that she had to leave, but we all knew her daughter was WAY more important. Colleen came in and worked her butt off, as well as Kerry, our musical director. Although, it was stressful and sometimes difficult for me to come to rehearsal I am so thankful that they saved this show. Not only was I able to do what I love (performing), I was able to meet some really incredible people and make friends. I didn't feel so distant from my friends at UNC because I had new friends that were helping me feel welcome at this new school. I can't begin to count all of the inside jokes that were made, and the jokes told, and I wouldn't change a thing!

I am so thankful to have had so many friends and family come see the show! My Parents, Aunt Mary, Uncle Stan, Grandma and Grandpa, Cami, Mrs. Fowler, Brielle, Skylar, The Pesek's and Danny! Thank you!! And thank you to everyone in the cast and crew who took me in and made me feel a part of the family! :) I love you all!