Once upon an Easter…I revisited my past.

March 25, 2008 at 10:00 am (awkward, aww, family, fun, life, people)

So we had an incredible time at Northwest.

I hadn’t realized how much I miss that place- brought back a lot of memories.

It was a bit odd to have people fawning over me the whole time and telling me they think about me all the time and I’m their best friend and they can’t believe how much I’ve grown when I had NO idea who they were at ALL!

 

This is my old home where I grew up. =]

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My life.

March 23, 2008 at 10:14 am (and...ACTION!, birthday, blog, friends, fun, life, music, orchard valley, people, school, shows)

Yes, I know I am lame lame lame.

So here’s what’s gone on in the past…oh jeez…month?

Emma came!

The musical was AMAZING!

Got a part in the jazz choir (only 7 people did so i guess that’s pretty good)

Got the part of Belle for the upcoming Disney thing. More on that later.

Great BIRTHDAY!

Hel-yeah-icopter egg drop yesterday at The Orchard.

Today I’m on my way home to Chicago to go to the Easter service at my old church.

Happy Easter to everybody!

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Our Mini-Adventure in the Chi.

February 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm (food, friends, fun, haha, kids, life, orchard valley, people, youth group)

So here’s a little review of what went down yesterday.

Once we got there we went to eat at Ed Debevic’s where Ben was horribly slammed by our waitress…

….her name was Ernie but we called her Bert.

Then to be funny Ben tried to get the credit card all wet and dirty before she came back…and he accidently dropped it in.

He’s just smooth like that.

After getting lost in a parking lot with no cars in it and hitting many dead ends….

…we finally made it to the bean.

We took HUNDREDS (no exaggeration) of stupid pictures of ourselves with the bean in funny positions.

But then we realized that being superheroes was much much more fun.

But being so super is easily tiring (and we’re not the kind that have super heat laser vision so it was really cold).

So the amazing 7 ran over to Caribou.

Unfortunately, poor Ron doesn’t like to run. He got stuck in the middle of the street.

Once the whole group was reunited we sat down and winded up having some very deep and meaningful philosophical and theological conversations.

Anna apparently was quite bored with us.

 By the way…this is Todd. He’s a stud.

On the way back to the van we sound some awesome artwork and this humongous steel swing.

 

 To pass the time on the way home we took billions of pictures and showed our support for TWLOHA.

 And that was our insanely fun day. (as short as I could make it)

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Let’s Do This.

January 27, 2008 at 6:22 pm (and...ACTION!, life, thoughts)

We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

I am that change.

Things are going to be quite different around here as of now.

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No More “Religion”

January 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm (god, jesus, life, love, pain, people, poor, thoughts)

Quite honestly, I am very sick of so-called religion.

I feel like the church today is like an ostrich with it’s head stuck in the freaking sand. They simply just cannot seem to figure out what it means to follow Jesus. I’m just really disgusted with what people have made the word christianity out to be. You can’t say that you are a Christian out in public without having to defend and hopelessly justify every aspect of it. There is something sickeningly wrong with religion today and we all should be doing something to set that right. Instead of money, hypocrisy, lattes, and congregation numbers shouldn’t we be focusing on love and forgiveness? Compassion and mercy?

Love is the movement.

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What is Love?

December 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm (beauty, jesus, life, love, questions, thoughts)

“Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!”

-Christian, Moulin Rouge

A few days ago a friend asked me how I would describe love.

That’s a really tough question. I haven’t answered him yet because I’m just not sure what to say. Honestly I don’t think you really can put it into words but….I’ll try. Love means something different to everyone. To some it’s lust and sex, to others, walking through the park at 87 with someone you’ve been with your whole life. The word itself is definitely underestimated and overused. For example, I love caramel macchiatos, or I love my iPod. If you really think about it, it just doesn’t make sense. I guess to me, love is more than a feeling. There’s more to it than that ache deep within you, more than your heart stopping momentarily. To me love is something much much more. Love is dying ((on the cross)) for someone who might decide to turn their back on you. Love is unconditional, everlasting, and unfathomable. Love here on earth isn’t even a teensy glimpse of the great depths that the love Christ has for us is. Love is indescribable.

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Musical Audtions…

December 10, 2007 at 7:26 pm (awkward, life, music, oops, pain, shows)

….were terrible.

Today was the singing portion. I have practiced SO much, perhaps TOO much. When I got up there I totally geeked out, forgot the words and messed up the notes. AND I didnt do the acting I was going to.

To top it all off I did it right in front of all the best singers in the district, whom I wanted to prove to that, just because I’m not in their level choir that I’m still capable of music. There goes that. =(

I’m pretty upset.

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ugh..

December 7, 2007 at 11:13 pm (food, fun, life, music, shows)

1st madrigal dinner is over. i can hardly move.

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Ice ice baby…

December 2, 2007 at 6:32 pm (christmas, family, food, friends, fun, haha, life, music)

It was so magically cute…

I watched A Year Without a Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolf with the boys I babysit as we munched on homemade christmas cookies. As I finished my Christmas shopping for the day I walked out the door of the store to the sight of beautiful, lovely snowflakes falling around the brightly decorated Christmas tree in the middle of the square. I had a snowball fight with one of my best friends and we went to a cute sandwich shop and listened to some live music. I was in SUCH a Christmasy mood.

Then came the ice. It’s nasty.

In the words of my dad, “Looks like the grass is covered in a butload of donut glaze.”

Only he would think of that. 

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My Life Should be a Broadway Production.

November 12, 2007 at 8:33 pm (awkward, friends, fun, life, music, people, school)

No joke. So much of my life revolves around music… it’s ridiculous. Every time I watch a musical with my someone who doesn’t know me, they always comment on how ridiculous and unrealistic they are. “Seriously, who really bursts out into song in the middle of a conversation and starts singing?” Well obviously they haven’t lived a day in my Vans. Here are just a few scenarios to give you an idea….

1. I am in the doctors office. It’s quite quiet. The only sound is the secretary-type lady typing and a young boy flipping through a magazine. In the background is this horribly annoying opera music. If it were good I would have no problem with it, but I felt like I was getting sound-bitten to death. After a few minutes of teeth-gritting agony, the nurse called my name in the biggest smile known to any human. I sauntered up, snapping and humming, trying to drone out the opera. She giggled at me and showed me to the room. I was sitting in there and the doctor and my mom walked in. I was of course, by now, full out singing Wicked’s Defying Gravity. ((you know the part where she’s high above everyone else and belting out the whole “youll never bring me down ladeedadeedah”)) I abruptly stopped and pretended to be checking my text messages. After a small conversation with my mom the doctor proceeded to tell me what’s going on. The only thing was, I didn’t notice, so I kept on humming loudly, staring at an odd looking diagram and completely ignoring him. After, as the secretary was scheduling another appointment, I slid in front of her window doing jazz fingers and side stepping and singing some jazzy showtune. I’m guessing from Chicago or Rent. It’s a sad thing when a mom is embarassed of her teenage daughter. Pretty sure it’s supposed to be the other way around.

2. Setting: lunch table

actors: leslie, kim, laura, zoe, bekah, and christa

camera pan left and middle shot of all.

Cue Leslie talking about duct tape. “All I need is some…”

Bekah jumps up obnoxiously and starts singing….”all you need is love”

suddenly…whole lunch table joins in reciting moulin rouge and dancing in sync.

cue surrounding tables to simultaneously turn around and stare.

3. I was sitting outside after an intense madrigal rehersal when some random man comes up and makes up a rap about me. He told me I’m lucky since people “don’t freestyle for free these days yo”.

ok well there are millions upon trillions of more but perhaps I’ll save those for a later date since I have to run.

have an awesome night.

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