Sunday, December 25, 2011

Family portrait

Amanda really outdid herself this year. She gave Jack our whole family rendered in dolls. Insanely cute!

From left to right: Andy, Jenn, Susan, Will, Amanda, Rachel, Jack, Ben, Betty, Richard

Merry Christmas x2!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011



This little break from work is a time for getting things done! DIY presents: done! Laundry: done! And dinner of little hand pies with beef and potato filling: done by 11 am!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Musicals Again

Monday and Tuesday I trekked up the mountains once again to begin the school musical.  We held an information meeting and dance workshop Monday.  Today we auditioned 34 kids - each with dancing, singing, and acting; then cut it down to a callback list for Thursday.

I sadly had to return to Denver, back to life and nursing.  I get so excited to do the musical every year.  I really love teaching the kids to dance, and it's nice that the director does not care about my lack of credentials.

This year Amanda's assistant volunteered to do a behind-the-scenes film series.  He's serious about it!  Look what he's already posted about the first day.

I should cast the little 2.5 foot guy, right? Good moves on that one ;-) This will be so fun to have movies I can share with you.  Of course, that means subjecting you to my ever-increasing jiggliness.  Seriously, what do I call a post-partum pouch that is now 18 months post-partum?

And if this prompts the same question as Ben ("What are you wearing??"), teachers use one legwarmer to make it easier for kids to differentiate legs.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Happy December!

A snowfall to greet us on the first of the month. 

Jack decided gloves are pretty rad