Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Doug and I are in a production of a Christmas Comedy called "Rewind" We are having a blast laughing our way through Christmas...although we don't have a video of our performance, here is a clip of the original...if you have 20 minutes...take a look. It's a great coffee break!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Do You See What I See?

I love kid art!
Jed brought home these sun catchers from school yesterday, he said they were having fun with symmetry. He was so proud of them and told me the red one was a snowman. It was dark last night when he taped it on the window, but this morning the sun was shining...and Doug looks at me and says, "Uh, what's with the...It doesn't look so much like a snowman to me."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Update on my life

Hannah Montana was awesome, Emily loved it. And I loved watching Emily!

Emily is the lead role in the Christmas play this Friday, so we have been stressing over learning lines and going to practice three nights this week.

Doug and I are in the adult Christmas program this weekend. Doug is singing and I am directing so we have been busy at those rehearsals.

The two of us are in a Christmas comedy that will run on Christmas eve eve and on Christmas eve. It is a 30 minute play called "Christmas Rewind" So we have been at many rehearsals as well.

I won a Christmas gift on Ebay(I will not tell you what it was because my kids read my blog) and was shipped a box filled with copy paper instead. It seems that someone at UPS will be giving this awesome gift to their family instead of me...and we(the seller and I) are involved in a case with UPS. I just want my money back.

The kids are home so I have to go.

Oh, and best news yet, Wesley is officially potty trained...poop and all!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Hannah Montana Saga

Emily, my baby girl, and I have been battling to get tickets to the hottest show in town, Hannah Montana. We joined her website in the summer to the tune of $34.95 with the promise that if HM ever came to town I would take her to the concert. When her tour was announced we received a pre-sale code because we were members of the site. The email said that those of us who were members would get first crack at the tickets. Well, Emily and I were so excited...she wanted to stay home the day of the sale but I wouldn't let her. When I logged in about 30 minutes after the sale opened I found that there were no pre-sale tickets left! I couldn't believe it, it just didn't seem right. But not to worry, I received this nice note that said if I didn't get pre-sale tickets, there would be another sale of general tickets in 3 days. So, Emily and I bravely waited, watched the clock the day of the sale and at the tick of 10am we logged in and searched for tickets, at 10:01 there were none. Em cried, I was at such a loss...when we searched ticket broker sights they seemed to have more than enough to sell me starting at $300 a pop.

Fast forward 2 weeks... Emily's best friend calls with the most exciting news, her dad got her a ticket for the concert! My baby girl sat on the phone silently weeping while she tried to be happy for her friend. It broke our hearts! She must have cried for an hour...wanting to be happy, but still saying over and over, "It's not fair!" But she picked herself up and said to me, "It's ok mom, I understand. Maybe she can buy me a T-shirt."

She's mature, so brave, so gracious. She is amazing!

I on the other hand was so outraged at the injustice of the "presale" bologna that I joined a class action lawsuit against the concert promoters. I don't think it's right that they promise club members presale tickets only to find out that the ticket scalpers got theirs fist and had more than we did. Suing HM was an easy choice...I'm taking Billy Ray to the bank!

So, here's the great part of the story.

Yesterday, my girlfriend Tina calls. When I answer the phone she's talking to herself, "Oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness."
I'm like, "What's wrong?"
Tina, "I'm still trying to digest this...Ok, Randy works with a guy who has 4 tickets to the HM concert and he wants to sell them to us at FACE VALUE!"
Me, "Oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness!" LMAO! Jumping up and down! "Shut Up!"
Tina, "No, really. They have four tickets, his wife works for Disney and just got better tickets so now he wants to get rid of the ones he has!"
Me, "Shut Up!"

Emily screamed and almost fainted when we told her last night, it was awesome! We gave her a gift bag and told her it was an early Christmas present. When she pulled out the card that said, "Two tickets to the HM concert this Saturday!" She looked at me and then Doug this for real? She danced around the house for 10 minutes. Half and hour after I put her to bed she came down crying..."Mom, we have to skip Grandma's party to go to the concert....I don't want her to be sad." She has a heart of gold, don't you think?

I'm hoping it's one of those memories we talk about when she's my age. She's been walking on cloud nine ever since...I can't wait to see her cry when we actually get there. I'll try to take pictures and post them this weekend!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Wes Pooped on the Potty!!!! Hallelujah!

HE DID IT!!!! After a year of potty training my youngest finally dropped the kids off at the pool! I can't believe it!!! Now let's cross our fingers and hope that he will do it again!