Friday, April 20, 2018

reduce waste waste for earth day

earth day is on sunday.  here are a few simple ways to reduce waste every day of the year in order to keep mother earth beautiful for generations to come:

1. use reusable grocery bags when you go to the store instead of paper or plastic

2. opt for an email receipt instead of a printed receipt when you make a purchase

3. go paperless with you bills and pay them online instead of receiving/sending paper bills

4. save old boxes instead of buying new ones to store things, move, or wrap presents

5. donate old clothes and house-hold items instead of sending them to a landfill

love, laurie

Thursday, April 19, 2018

a theatre-packed weekend

this past weekend truly was packed.  we started our long weekend in the theatre on thursday night with the load in and dress rehearsal for a ballet, followed part one of the load in for the national tour of chicago.  friday morning continued part two of the chicago load in, followed by a performance of the tour of the rat pack in the evening.  on saturday we stepped out of the theatre to take a break and help ryan's parents begin to move.  on sunday we worked the performance of the ballet, and then loaded out chicago.

this weekend coming up feels like a "rinse and repeat" because we have a show tonight, tomorrow, saturday, and then a load in on sunday.

does anyone want to go grocery shopping for me and do my laundry?  ha!  even though our calendars are totally insane for spring show season, i'm not complaining at all because i'm beyond grateful that i get to do what i love in the theatre with ryan!

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

kitten cuddles

wow, the past few days have been power packed.  in addition to helping move some of ryan's parents' stuff into storage on saturday, we worked several different shows this past weekend.  this coming weekend we have three different shows plus the load in for another show that starts next week.  wheph!  last night i came home late after teaching dance class, showered, and collapsed in bed.  i was so grateful that leko jumped up to join me and cuddle.  i always love the positions he gets into when he sleeps!

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

movin' on out . . .

a few pictures taken by ryan's mom from saturday's u-haul adventure

love, laurie

Monday, April 16, 2018

packin' on up!

ryan's parents have decided to move up near us and we're excited for them to live a whole lot closer to us than they used to.  although they don't officially close on their new house until mid may, they needed to get a jump start on moving some of their belongings.  in between the many different shows that we worked this weekend, we spent part of the day on saturday helping ryan's parents with the first part of their move.  we got up bright and early, made a stop at dunkin donuts, rented a 15-foot u-haul truck, and headed down to ryan's parents' house to start the packing.  ryan (who is a tetris master) packed every square inch of that truck full before we hit the road and drove back up to our area to put everything in a storage unit.  of course, i couldn't resist snapping a picture of our truck driver for the day before we began our journey.  luckily, we were able to accomplish a lot and move a bunch of boxes . . . but there's still a lot more to go!

love, laurie

Friday, April 13, 2018

fun links

happy friday the 13th!  we're over here preparing for a whirlwind weekend with a packed schedule.  it's going to be crazy for sure!  since it's friday, here are a few fun links i found around the internet recently . . .

1. a cool ladder plant stand

2. sign me up for homemade fig newtons

3. took this quiz and i got my exact age!

4. this made me laugh

5. what really happens when you donate your unwanted clothes

6. a quick workout under 10 minutes for spring

7. talk about a view!

8. i'm not happy about this at all

9. proof that cats = liquid, very true

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, April 12, 2018

this time last year . . .

time is so funny.  something that happened days ago can feel like months ago, while something that happened years ago can feel like weeks ago.  it's hard to believe that this time last year we were getting ready to leave for our easter weekend trip to disney world.  i'm so glad that we have all of those great photos to look back on, especially when we have crazy busy schedules like we do now with no vacation in sight!  ha!

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

cuddle kitten

our schedules have been super full so i'll happily take any chance i get to sit for a few minutes with this cuddle kitten!  he is such a sweet lover!

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

my view from stage left

spring show season is well underway and we were thrilled when it worked out that ryan and i were able to work together on a show sunday afternoon.  we both ended up as deck hands back stage on sunday and it was the first time in a long time that we got to run a show together from the same wing.  i snapped these two pictures on my phone before the show during rehearsal of my favorite stage hand!

love, laurie

Monday, April 9, 2018


a schedule change allowed us to actually have some free time together on saturday and we were thrilled about it!  we took advantage of it and went out to breakfast on saturday morning at one of our all-time favorite breakfast places, which is something we haven't been able to do together for way too long.  it was such a nice saturday date and exactly what we both needed to kick off spring show season!

love, laurie