Thursday, December 11, 2008

S. O. T. Dub-yah

Eric got to come to the show last night and I think he enjoyed himself. He told me he cried several times, so I'll take that as a good sign. I felt like last night was one of our better shows and they fixed my costume so it's a lot more secure and comfortable so I can just focus on performing rather than keeping my clothes on! (my wrap fell off on stage on opening night!) So we took this picture of me and Eric on the mountains that I painted.

This is my friend Jolie who plays Mary in my cast. She's pretty much THE coolest girl ever. She's super talented and super gorgeous. I just LOVE her!Oh, and her hair doesn't always look like that! This was after ACT II so she had to be aged. Luckily she took off her wrinkles before this pic. She shudders every time she looks in the mirror after aging herself! hahaha

We're kindred spirits. 'Nuf said.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas! (and oh yeah, thanksgiving too...)

That's pretty much how I've felt all this year. I'm ALL about Christmas this year. Thanksgiving, not so much. Normally I would make myself wait until after Thanksgiving for the Christmas music and decor but I couldn't wait this year! Maybe because the show is so focused on Christ's birth and we've been doing it since October? I don't know. But I love it and nobody else is in my house 24/7 to judge me so I'm enjoying every minute of our fun Christmas Decorations! Anyway, so some elves in our ward found out we didn't have a Tree this year and they brought one over Sunday Night after the kids were asleep. We told them that Santa's elves dropped it off in the night and they were SO excited to see it! We decorated it for family home evening last night and we also made gingerBear cookies decorated like our family. We watched Polar Express together and had a Christmas sing-along! I felt like I had to get all of our fun family time in last night because I've got a show every night this week and also 2 shows on Saturday so I'm trying hard not to be a total slacker mom. It's really draining but also very fulfilling so I feel like it's worth the sacrifice for another week but I'm very much looking forward to having my family back! So here's the pics from Thanksgiving and then some of our Christmas family home evening last night.

Our festive thanksgiving decor

The Thankful Box
Everyone wrote something they were thankful for and put it in the box

Our cute place Settings
Cortney made the cute little Pilgrim Hats!

Best Thanksgiving EVER!
Eric has been waiting his whole life to have a reason to have a Chick- fil- A platter
I absolutely despise Turkey so we got a platter with assorted sauces for our Thanksgiving Dinner!

This is our beautiful live Christmas Tree! We couldn't have picked a better tree for ourselves and it smells delicious!

I decided to hang all of my glass ornaments since half of them have already been shattered this year.
I LOVE how it turned out!

Kensie liked helping roll out the dough

This is Mommy and Daddy GingerBear.
The kids also wanted to make the grandparents. So we also have a Grandpa and Nana Bear in the favorite colors and a Grandpa and Grandma Bear. Note the scar on Grandpa Holden Bear's knee from his bear Knee Surgery! his dough leg fell off and we had to piece it back together so it was fitting for him! haha
Also I tried to make Brown for our hair but mostly it looks like baby poop yellow?...i don't know
Kensie Bear
I just love his fat little hand holding that paint brush!

Bryce's Master piece
Probably the cutest Boy EVER!
Good thing it's edible paint!

Funny Story: While we were eating our creations, Bryce said he wanted Grandpa Bishop and Kensie wanted Grandma Holden. So then they started playing with them and making them talk to each other. The conversation between the bears turned to dancing. Grandma Holden GingerBear started dancing and twirling. Grandpa Bishop Bear then said " NO, NO let me show you how to do it Grandma" Then shaking his little Bear tail, "I like to move it move it!" Then the 2 bears danced happily long into the night.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I have been SO busy with Savior of the World stuff and pre-school, people getting sick, watching other people's kids, and all of the other fun mom stuff I get to do, blog's taken a back seat. you're over it. i guess I say that a're over that too! ha...anyway Eric is coming to the show on Wed, at which point I will get some pictures in costume and maybe even one with me AND Eric! we'll see. on a random side note, who has tried the dark chocolate covered altoids?? Best. thing. ever.