Friday, November 21, 2008

Something to blog about

Guess what I did yesterday....

Come on, just try and guess.

No, I didn't get all my Christmas shopping done.

And no I didn't stay up until midnight to see Twilight. (Ha! Stay up til midnight to see Twilight that's funny! Isn't it?? Well, I thought so.)

Okay, you'll never guess. So I will just tell you......

I auditioned for..... KURT BESTOR.

I sang for him - a capella.

Scary huh?? But how cool is THAT??!!

So here's the story. Yesterday, Matt sent me this. For those of you who are to LAZY to click on the link I will just tell you that Kurt is, well WAS holding his Best Singer Search 2008. He's been all over the state this past month listening to people sing. The winner will be asked to perform with him at his Christmas concert in front of 50,000 people. AND will get to fly to LA to record a song that he will write JUST FOR YOU, AND... wait for it.... stay in a LUXURIOUS HOTEL. (It's that last part that had me swooning.)

Matt had me come pick him up for lunch and we walked over to watch the auditions being held in the student center (USU campus). It was kind of fun to walk in and see Kurt sitting there in the middle of the auditorium listening to each audition. (I guess I thought that he'd have his "people" doing it for him!)

We watched a bunch of people get up and sing this song or that. All the while Matt is whispering to me, "You should audition!" or "You should sing for him!" or "Come on, you should just do it!". I just kept telling him, "No", "No thanks", "That's okay, I'm good..."

After awhile there was a lull - no one waiting to audition. Matt whispered again to me, "Come on, you should do this! You could blog about it!"

And so I caved.

I signed my name to the roster and Kurt himself, called out my name. I hadn't practiced or even psyched myself up (or out) to do it, but I sang for him.

Matt secretly recorded it and played it back for me last night. I was expecting to cringe through the whole recording but I was pleasantly surprised... it wasn't that bad! It wasn't that great either, but hey! For being put on the spot like that and singing for an EMMY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER - not too shabby.

And I get to blog about it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Clown - Act II

I went to another Murder Mystery Dinner Friday night. It was with the same group of friends as the last time and we were all assigned the same characters - supposedly as a continuation of the last mystery dinner. Our good friend, Stan wrote the story this time an there were a lot more twists and turns, along with some new characters. Anyway just for fun I decided to step things up a notch with my character.

Upgraded look

Now THIS is red hair

I love the bow. Makes me look so.... innocent!

Close up - just to keep you up at night

Matt couldn't go this time because of school, so I was a solo act. It was fun and I even won best costume!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jingles to brighten your day!

I recorded a couple of Christmas jingles for my friends' store, SUGAR N SPICE and they hit the airwaves this week! So for all of you up here in Cache Valley tune in to 1390KLGN (AM) or Q92.9 FM, or Kix 96 baby! For those of you who aren't privileged to live in the area, I shall sing it for you....

(la,la,la,la laaaaaa)

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Here at Sugar n Spice!
We've got garlands and wreaths and trees,
Pretty nativities,
The perfect gifts at just the perfect price!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Come find something nice!
And I'm willing to make a bet,
That the PERFECT gift you'll get,
Will be found at Sugar n Spice!"

Awesome huh?!

Here's the other one. It won't actually run until this Friday.

(Mememmmeee mee meeEeEee)

Ahem.... Sung to the tune of "Up on the Housetop"

"It's time for the party of the year,
Grab your list and get in gear!

Wear your pajamas and don't be late!
Girls Night Out - It's a DATE!

Sugar n Spice - November 21st
Sugar n Spice - November 21st

Holiday Pajama Party - mark the time,
Loads of fun from 6 to 9!"

What do you think?? Didn't I do a great job?? I mean, wasn't I articulate and expressive??Singing "November 21st" WAS quite a mouthful and trying to stay with the rhythm was kinda tricky AND I had to do it TWICE in a row. You gotta admit, that takes TALENT.

Anyway, don't miss the big Holiday Pajama Party!! Seriously, Janna (my friend/owner of Sugar n Spice) goes ALL OUT. You will get free stuff just for showing up, and more free stuff for wearing your pj's and free food and prizes and YEAH! It's always a blast and I get a ton of Christmas shopping done. I know that my sisters are anxiously awaiting to see what I will score for them this year!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hair today, gone tomorrow

On Sunday, Christopher's Young Men leader challenged all the YM to get a missionary hair cut.

(crickets chirping.....)

The leader then added that whoever would go with him on Monday after school to get a missionary hair cut, he would take them out to DINNER.

Helpful tip: You get a better response from boys (and men for that matter) when it involves FOOD.

Christopher's leader came over yesterday afternoon to pick him up. He had his suburban full of boys who were all excited about going to get a missionary do (or maybe it was for the free meal?).

As a mom, I was excited too - I haven't seen Christopher with short hair since he was 9. That was 4 years ago!

This is him, heading out the door. (His mouth was numb and lips were puffy. We had just gotten back from the dentist and he had to have a tooth pulled. Ouch.)

The new look. Handsome huh?!

Can you spot the missing tooth??

I'm proud of him. Out of all the boys that went, only one other boy besides Christopher actually went through with it. Apparently some boys are just as picky about their hair as girls.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

If you have a minute or hour to spare....

Here's a nice blogromance story. If you aren't reading it yet, well you should be! But make sure that you start from the very beginning - it's worth it! Reminds me of all my hopeless crushes back in the day.... sigh. Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The best Halloween EVER

We had such an awesome Halloween! It was Matt's 36th birthday (Happy b-day sweetie!), Brenda and Chris and their kids came up and we had all of our friends over for our annual chili dinner before our trick-or-treating adventures.

It was a massive rush on the bathrooms to get in costumes and makeup. Trevor was a hairy cheerleader, Shannon was a vampire, and Christopher was just interested in looking like his face was charred off.

Christopher and Chris fixing themselves up.

I stepped in to help Joe Dirt out with his sideburns.

Love the tube socks and the head band, man.

Brenda and Joe, I mean Chris.

Ra Ra Trevor!

This is Brandon. I think he ditched the mask pretty early on.

Madison the witch. She really, REALLY wanted that nose on and her face painted green to be an ugly witch.

Lauren and Trevor

Birthday boy!

Dave and Chris - separated at birth??

Me and Brenda

All the kids - they are READY to GO!

Instead of climbing into our cars, we jump on our ATV's! (Perks of living in a smaller, farming town!)
Our rides for the night!

Our little Lady Bug and her dad.

What does this face say to you?

The caravan swarms...

Ellie, Trevor and Madi

Shelby and I did a little trick-or-treating too! I couldn't believe how nice the weather was! PERFECT!

Who's having more fun here??

Everyone all lined up. I think we had 4 rinos, 1 Kabota, 2 scoot coupes, 2 four wheelers and a couple of mini vans in our little caravan.

These guys look like they are having way too much fun.

Bruce took the whole door-to-door thing seriously. Good thing he knows these people!!

Matt, me and some of the kids

"Rock on!"
Chris riding in one of the scoot-coupes and Todd Barlow in the Red one.

Christopher and Chris tootling around.

All the rino's and scoot-coupes were provided by Todd and MOTORSPORTS UNLEASHED. Thanks Todd!!!

After a couple of hours we headed back to our place. All the kids went downstairs to eat their candy and to watch a movie. Mom's and dad's hung out upstairs eating doughnuts, treats and visiting.
Thanks to everyone who came - we had a blast!!! Same time, same place next year!!