Sunday, May 29, 2011


What a crazy busy week. I'm so happy to be starting a new one. Feels like a fresh start after last week. But it was a good busy. We had a first for the boys. We took them to a salon to get their hairs cut. They were pretty shaggy and every time we cut their hair it's a tramatic event. I'm happy to report that we made it out of there in 15 minutes without any tears shed. Totally worth it!

Cade was a little on edge and on the verge of tears the whole time but he stayed strong. He got all shy and didn't say a word to either gal. Carson, on the other hand was his usual chatter-box self and made some new best friends. So fun to see their personalities come out when they interact with others in the outside world.

The middle of my week was filled with my spring piano recital. Man I'm glad it's over and done! It's fun and rewarding but a lot of work and stressful. My students did great and I was reminded of how much I enjoy teaching.
I decided to prepare something to play this time around, which made it that much more stressful. Performing just gets harder and harder. I hate that. I was literally sick to my stomach the entire day. But I'm glad I did it. It forces me to practice pieces that are more technically challenging. And the longer I go without playing solos the harder it gets so I decided to take the opportunity. This time around I choose something short and sweet and keep the students interested. I mean, who doesn't love Gershwin?! Wasn't perfect but it wasn't a complete bomb either.

I'm anxious for the 2 week break before summer lessons take over!

The rest of my week was filled with practicing music like crazy for a funeral. Funerals are hard but I was happy to help and for the sweet spirit that was felt.

Now that things are calming down, it's time for me to buckle down and finally get my bedroom painted. I've been putting it off for forever. It's time.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I love colors, how about you?!

Cavity Free

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Centers Of It All


It all started with this little number. My friend and I decided it would be fun to make our Wicked debut via Ward Talent Show. But we added our own little twist. We were brave and had a great time.
Be kind. It's not perfect.

After much practice to learn the song on my part, it made sense that my boys ended up knowing the song word-for-word. They belt it and sing their hearts out. Here's a little preview. Carson was being a stinker and didn't want to participate much in front of the camera.

The timing of it all couldn't have been more perfect since we would be seeing Wicked 2 weeks later. I listened to the music like crazy beforehand and haven't let up since the show. To say that is was amazing is an understatement. We had awesome seats and soaked it all in. I still can't stop thinking about it. I want to see it again RIGHT NOW! To witness talent like that makes me emotional. Sometimes I think...why couldn't I have gotten just a little more of that?! Is that so much to ask?

It was a great day with my family and experiencing it with Shane made it the best.