Friday, January 23, 2009

American Ideal Auditions

On Sunday, our kids auditioned to be in "American Ideal" (A Childrens Musical about Humility. Created by Janet McMahan-Wilson and Arranged by Ted Wilson). It will be a production put on in the Spring by our own "Spirit Kids Theatre".

American Ideal is a lot like American Idol. With characters such as Ryan D. Best, Simon Coward and Bro Jackson.

From the back of the book:

"Lights! Camera! Ego! Well, that is, if you're a contestant on one of the many 'Reality TV' shows filling the airwaves today. Entertaining? Maybe. Harmless? Hardly.

The 'American Ideal' shines the spotlight on 4 contestants who are competing to be the next 'American Ideal.' Tonight's theme is 'Gospel Music Night.' During the production of this live TV show, contestants Wila Wynn, Anita Ward, and Neil Downe discover, with the help of fellow contestant, Emma Tate, the truth about themselves as 'Reality TV' takes on a whole new meaning. This humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at fame, fortune and flim-flam turns popular culture on its head and shines the spotlight of God's truth about humility on the heart of contestants and audience alike."

Well I just heard what parts they got! Levi (10) will be Bro Jackson, Harley (8) will be the make up girl and an important back up singer, Maleigha (7) and Natalie (5) will be fans.

I am SO proud of our kids!

Way to go guys!! I can't wait to see your performance!

Oh... Should I mention I have been titled "Production Director" (I am producing all the programs, powerpoint, etc.) and I am helping with the wardrobe? At least it sounds cool!! Ha Ha!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Way to Go Alla!!

My dear friend Alla Koval of My Little City Girl is now a published designer!! I am SO excited for her, as this is her first publication and hopefully many more will follow. I had the pleasure in helping Alla with the testing of this beautiful jacket. It will be in the newest issue of Crochet! Magazine - March 2009.

We began discussing and working on this pattern back in April of last year. I am really happy to see that it has made its way into publication.

Congratulations Alla!! I am extremely happy for you!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Have you ever noticed a sign that seemed funny or particularly odd in some way? Well lately I have seen some signs that I just find funny. You may or may not share my sense of humor.

Here are signs that I have seen around our town.



I think someone forgot to write in a word Evan probably said. Eye maybe?

And is Bailee making a threat?! Ha Ha!

And yes, my cell phone was still on! How else could I take this picture?! lol!!

"Always Low Prices" Hmm... REALLY?!

It was really windy! How ironic.
This picture was actually taken up in Denver.

Seriously, can people NOT spell in this town!!

Hmm... I'm beginning to wonder if I really should be shopping at Walmart.

I am going to bed. Goodnight.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Craft Room Blues

Ok... so I am on a quest to clean my craft room. My kids love coming in here and checking out the neat things I have. The only problem... after awhile I can't find what I was working on. So to fix the problem, I have cleared out my entire craft room. Besides my sewing table and computer desk of course. But I am excited and can't wait to have it more organized!

I will *hopefully* post pictures of it when I am done.

Wish me luck!!