Saturday, August 20, 2016
Closed down our Summer with a super fun pool party with the ALL of the boys in the 2nd grade invited. We had GREAT turnout--despite the rainy weather--and I am SURE this party will be the talk of the school for weeks to come.
I keep this blog because it is my scrapbook...and so I want to document how I feel right this moment. I feel sometimes like I could never be a "good enough" mom to you Preston Luke because you are SO special. We just found out last Spring officially that you are a Gifted student. And for that I am SOOOO proud. But that is not even your biggest strength. You are so humble and kind and loved by everyone and sometimes I literally am blown away by your sweet spirit. I pray to God to make me the Mom he would have me to me for you. I know I fall short....every day....but I pray that I can be the Mom He would have me to be to you...because you are truly a gift from Him in every way. I LOVE YOU PRESTON LUKE! Happy Birthday!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I auditioned for the Lead in Ruston Community Theater's production of Oklahoma and literally could not BELIEVE I got the role! I felt silly trying out because...let's face it....I'm knocking on 40. But I GOT IT! I gave that audition my ALL--I really acted a fool---and I GOT IT!
Early in the process I was painfully aware that although my singing voice--and believe it or not my old person dancing skills--are pretty great. My ACTING was a little lacking at first. That coupled with the fact I had a LOT of love scenes with that cute cowboy I'm pictured with and I just was rattled...nervous, unsure of myself,...doubting....rattled. BUT I STUCK IT OUT. I had to totally get OUT of any sort of comfort zone...and in the end I thought my performance was on point! Broadway is NOT calling...but on point for RCT!
Had a little sidetrack a week before the show when a show prop I was riding on catastrophically broke while I was on it and I ended up with 5 (yep, 5) staples in my HEAD......but I rallied and was at rehearsal the VERY NEXT NIGHT. Look, you can't keep me down. And, they weren't giving my part away...oh no way!
Preston had a TINY role in the show and of course he LOVED staying up late, eating junk food and playing on his iPad...oh yes and his role...lol. But I was truly proud of some of the acting I saw from him onstage...he may have the bug as much as Mommy does.....
Gotta keep my figure and get some botox so I can hopefully have a few more years trying for leading lady roles. It was a BLAST!! So grateful to Jeff for essentially being Mr. Mom for months while I followed my dream...know not every husband would do that.
Until South Pacific 2017.....
Friday, July 8, 2016
I actually paid for the rights to get ALL of our old images on CD this year (dating back to when John Cole was 18 months old...) and I don't know that I don't love those even more! But I do love where our family is right now. I look at this bottom picture and am so proud of my little boys and love that Jeff Parker more that I did 4 years ago...and even then I didn't think it was possible.
Grateful for fabulous photographers and family memories....
Friday, July 1, 2016
Hope you are having a GREAT Summer....more later....