Monday, May 2, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

As I have mentioned in other posts, my kids were recently in their first real stage production (non~school). It was Sleeping Beauty and it was a very funny version of the Disney classic. It was an incredible amount of work, but they really loved it and are eager to try their hand at future performances.

They learned so much including stage terms, costumes, make~up, timing, how to waltz, everything that goes into a production from casting to set design. They also endured the long spans of time between being on & off stage. They sang beautifully and put all of those music lessons into wonderful performances (5, not including dress rehearsals).  They made lots of new friends and so did I!

I learned how to use my new camera without the flash by changing the iso!! Wahoo!

Foster on left and Ana on right
Another view of Foster
Quick shot of the entire cast

My sweet Ana
Marissa in the middle, she loves being stage
All 3 kids together after a performance 

The kids would like to be in another musical. It was a great experience for all three of them, as well as my husband and I!

A quick update on my mom's battle with cancer: she is more than half way done with chemo and her PET scan is showing no signs of cancer! She is kicking cancer! Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers...they are working.

Coffee update: most days I am staying under 2 cups, but I occasionally will have a 3rd cup to battle our dreary spring weather. 

You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging a lot lately. I am still working out and still working hard on eating healthy foods. Also, we had a wonderful family vacation a few weeks ago. I haven't had much time to blog, but I hope to be back in the blogging groove soon!

It is hard to believe that April is gone and we are winding down the school year. I hope to get some closet organizing done this week with our cool, rainy weather.

I will be back soon.



  1. Have missed you! Glad you are still enjoying the best stuff life has to offer, though :)

  2. missed you, friend - glad to see you're back and busy - but mostly glad to hear about your mom's prognosis, that's great news! can't wait to hear more about your changes re: eating/workouts - you must be so ripped by now!

  3. I've missed you too!

    Your kids look adorable all up in costume!

    And I'm soooo glad about your mom! Hugs!

  4. They look so beautiful! What a great experience and I am so happy that they enjoyed it.
    Congrats to your mom, that is so wonderful and she is in my continuing prayers. :)
    Have a beautiful day!

  5. So much fun!!! I love that all 3 of them participated.
    Glad to hear the news about your MOM!!!!!
    Where did you go on vacation?

  6. YEAH! So excited to see the SB pix! They look great and like they're having a blast. :)

    Such good news about your mom! Wishing her continued good health. Hope you don't stay away from blogland for too long. :)


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