Monday, December 29, 2008


One of my dad's graduate students got married on Saturday! We went to the wedding and the reception. The wedding was really nice and the reception was actually pretty boring since we didn't know anyone there, but they had a chocolate fountain!!! It was so cool! I guess that's about all I was taking pictures of myself since I was bored....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'll Be Home for Christmas

We do this show every year at TROUPE and it's called "I'll Be Home for Christmas" the idea is that we're all at a party at our director's house and one by one people get up to sing and their sharing their thoughts of Christmas or what the want for Christmas ect. I did this show last year and it's really fun! We get to play games, read books, and even eat snacks on stage then after a while we all get up and dance but mostly we have eat and play games then if you need to sing you just get up and move the the front of the stage. Anyway all that is really fun but this year my mom was in it too which was really cool there were a couple of other kid's moms that were in the show too. So it was fun, fun, fun and there's a picture of me and another girl singing a duet.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Trip the 2nd

This is the second time I've written a blog post about going to visit my dad's family in Alabama, and this time we got to fly instead of drive HALLELUJAH! So there a picture of me in the airport on a tram before our flight to Alabama. My dad's family owns a farm so they have cows they used to have chickens, ducks and guineas but they don't anymore. They also have a creek for the cows, and I love that creek so much. Sometimes you can find geodes there, and there's a picture of me being a dork by the creek. There's also this really old collapsed house on the farm and for some reason there were quite a few parking signs leaning against the house. I'm not honestly sure what I was doing except being a dork. I started this new online school thing called Connections Academy and my grandparents don't have internet so I had to do my schoolwork at the mall there and on Christmas day the mall was closed to we were driving around trying to find somewhere with internet and then we saw a person dressed up as Santa Claus in the back of a slug bug!!! Then there's a picture of some clouds from the airplane on our way home.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Voice Lessons

I had my third lesson from my new voice teacher today I've been taking some classical voice lessons from someone named Kearby, but I'm taking some theater voice lessons from someone named Molly and I'm having so much fun and I feel like I'm learning a lot about singing. I'm singing On My Own from Les Miserables and Home from Beauty and the Best (the song is only the stage version not the cartoon) for my lessons so far. On My Own is really fun to sing since it's more of a mezzo/alto song but I'm working on getting stronger on singing higher songs with Home which I'm really excited about.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Pageant

Yesterday was my church Christmas Pageant and my mom had to run it. It was kinda fun some kids played stuff on the piano, some kid played violin, some kid played the cello, some kid sang "A la nita nana" and I got to sing "Where are you Christmas?" from the new movie about the Grinch which was really fun to sing. The different Sunday school classes sang some songs together and almost every kid had a reading.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


It snowed today!!! IN TEXAS!!!! Leon and I actually had a snowball fight it was fun. I used to live in Wisconsin so I've seen a lot of snow but it's shocking and exciting that it snowed here. I had an engagement with TROUPE at a food drive and it was outside so I was freezing but it was fun anyway. I got to sing "Holiday in your Heart" it's such a cool song. There's a picture of me outside our church while it's snowing and a picture of me and Leon after our snowball fight.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Over

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ended today. This would be my first real play that I had a lead role in....well in the last show it wasn't really a play but these two sisters and I were the stars of that and in School House Rock Live Jr. I had the smallest out of the only 6 speaking parts but this was the biggest part I've ever had in a real play. I'm sad that the play is over not quite as sad as I was when Flashback Fever was over but I think I might like this more then School House Rock Live Jr.....I'm not totally sure though. Anyway my dad's friend Brandon and his wife Eden and their son Isaac came to see my show this afternoon and the minister of my church and his wife cam to see it this afternoon too and they brought me these beautiful flowers. The woman who played Grace bought little candy cane ornaments for the whole cast and the woman who played one of the moms and her real life daughter was Imogene made us all applesauce cake which is funny because in the play she and the other moms burn the applesauce cake because of this HUGE disaster.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

I picked out some of the pictures that my dad took tonight during my show that I like. One is of me as Beth and my friend in the play Alice (it's not like she's not my friend when we're backstage but in the play I guess she's my snooty little best friend), one is of me during one of my little narrations (I narrate the play), and the last one is of me in the angel choir (the girl closest to the camera did some sign language on that song.

Christmas is Here

With last night being my second show of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and earlier that evening/night TROUPErdores having a christmas engagement at a open air theater down town it really feels like christmas to me. Christmas time is so much fun in TROUPE, after this show is over we have another show called "I'll be Home for Christmas" and we have like 6 or 7 more engagements, so it's really busy this month. My mom and my dad and my brother came to see my show for the first time last night and check out the roses my mom brought me they're sooo pretty.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Janie's Mittens

I actually finished mittens several weeks ago but I really wanted to post a picture of them anyway, and I wanted to show off my brand new coat I got today that I LOVE! These mittens are going to be a christmas present for my Aunt Janie.