Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spring Sing/Easter Report

Judging Spring Sing was harder than I thought it would be! We judged the Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday afternoon shows. I wish we could have stayed to watch the last show just for fun without having to focus so hard on our individual areas! Something about the worship minister needing to be back on Easter Sunday made us drive back after the afternoon show. :)

The show was really fun and filled with a lot of good talent. I think I had three relatives in the show this year: Logan in ensemble (LOVED the Ramalama number!), Tara in the puppets show (the most Jimminy Cricket I've ever seen), and Jake in the pirates show (the most realistic pirate out there with the beard and braids!). And Craig Jones was the vocal coach, and he's just nearly family! It was good to see all of them! Goodness, I'll get in trouble if I start trying to name EVERYONE we saw this weekend, because I'm sure I'd forget someone. So, it was really good to see EVERYONE!

We stayed in the Heritage since we could. Plus both Mom and Mother Martha had company staying at their houses, so I think it worked out best for everyone. Thanks to our moms for helping out with our kids during the shows and other activities we couldn't take one or both kids to!

We finally got our family picture taken since all of us siblings were together (at least for a few hours, anyway!). And I took a few of Johnathan hunting Easter eggs.

Easter morning was freezing here in Tyler. Literally, we woke up to 32 degree weather. It had even snowed here while we were in AR! The kids did wear their Easter outfits (different than outfits shown here) but we did not get pictures. I'll have to dress them up again and take some. They looked great!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Headed out

We're headed out tomorrow. Up to Searcy for Spring Sing. We're judging this year and I get to judge choreography--yea! I think it will be fun. We're also planning to take a family picture with Mom since all of us siblings, spouses and kids will be together. We haven't had our picture together in a long time! I'll definitely post it when I get it.

I've been MIA most of this week due to some throat issues. I'm coughing so deeply and even lost my voice! It's rare that I get even a little hoarse, but it was pitiful yesterday and not so good today! Being sick stinks. Makes you really appreciate being well! Oh to swallow pain-free again! I went to the doctor today and he thinks it's ALLERGIES. What? I don't have allergies! I made it through the East TX allergy season last year--what changed? Plus, since I'm still nursing, he couldn't give me the heavy-duty steroids like he gave John last time. I get the wimpy ones that will work ... eventually.

Yesterday was telling, though. I learned a lot not being able to yell. I had no idea how much I yelled throughout the day. Yelling across the house, across the yard either at the dogs or at Johnathan. Not even that I was angry most of those times; just trying to get their attention ... okay, I was angry a couple of times. But not being able to yell made me realize how it had become my first method of getting what I wanted ... like Kalleigh does! Where'd she learn that?!

I am resolved to REALLY TRY not to yell when my voice comes back ... if it comes back!

Happy Easter--can't wait to see everyone's pictures!