Wednesday, November 14, 2018

a theatre-packed weekend!

wow this weekend was packed.  in addition to working two on tap, we also worked a one-woman play called the god box, a local college graduation, the load in of the national touring show of elf the musical (which i didn't get a picture of), and both the load in and load out of a large wedding.

nap time yet?
love, laurie

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

two on tap

this weekend was a busy one!  ryan and i worked 5 different shows at 3 different venues in 4 days!  wheph!  one of the shows that we worked at the theatre was a singing and dancing show called two on tap.  by far it was the highlight of my weekend.  i loved the performers and their old fred and ginger style!

above are a few photos that i shot during the show.  there are more on the theatre's facebook page here.  (there's also a little video clip of the opening number here as well as a video of some local students performing in act 2 here.)

love, laurie

Monday, November 12, 2018

veterans day flags

for the past several years, the student veterans alliance at the university where i teach has displayed thousands of american flags on campus in honor of veterans day.  this year they did their "flags for the fallen campaign" again, displaying nearly 7,000 american flags on the campus lawn.  each flag represents a fallen service member.  the flags are on display all week and it's really something to see the thousands of flags arranged in perfectly straight lines, blowing gently in the breeze. 

love, laurie

Friday, November 9, 2018

fun links

wow, it's going to be a busy weekend!  we have a ton of shows overlapping at different venues this weekend so we're trying to take it day-by-day.

since it's friday, here are a few fun links i found around the internet recently . . .

1. all i want to really do with my life is nap with cats

2. yum, i want to make a batch of these cupcakes

3. matching plants to your zodiac sign

4. what words came into existence the year you were born?

5. midnight snacks that aren't terrible for you

6. how is this possible?

7. what fruit are you - i'm a raspberry, no surprise

8. this cranberry-pear-crumble pie looks so good for fall

9. and last but not least, this cat wins the internet by crashing a fashion show

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, November 8, 2018

autumn kitchen sun bathing

you gotta soak up the sunshine when you can!

love, laurie

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

nyc: the museum at fit

we had a great time in nyc on saturday celebrating my dad's birthday.  the first thing we did when we arrived in nyc in the morning was head down to the museum at fit.  we had never been there before, and were pleasantly surprised to find out that admission was free!

while we were at the museum, we checked out both current exhibitions: fashion unraveled and pink.  it was really interesting to see all of the outfits up close.  if you're looking for a free activity in nyc to pass some time, i'd definitely recommend checking it out.

love, laurie

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

a birthday nyc trip!

we didn't limit my dad's birthday celebrations to one day this year.  instead, we spent the whole weekend celebrating.  before celebrating at our house on sunday, we took a trip to nyc on saturday!

we spent the day in the city.  we had a yummy lunch at brgr followed by a tasty doughnut from doughnut plant in chelsea, saw the play that goes wrong on broadway, and then had a great dinner at chai thai kitchen in midtown.

we had a great time!  here are a few photos from our saturday birthday nyc trip . . .

love, laurie

Monday, November 5, 2018

birthday celebrations

my dad's birthday was yesterday!  we all got together at our house for lunch.  ryan's mom made salad, my mom made lasagna, and we made cake.  we had a great lunch and then went out to the movie theater to see bohemian rhapsody.  it was a great day filled with great food, a great movie, and great company!

love, laurie

Sunday, November 4, 2018

happy birthday, papa!

happy birthday today to the world's greatest papa!

love, laurie

Friday, November 2, 2018

cuddled up

i think we wore this guy out with all of the trick-or-treating fun on halloween!  he has been sleepy yesterday and today from all of the excitement.  what a cutie!  i'm not complaining at all, because i always love kitten cuddles.

it's my dad's birthday this weekend and we're looking forward to celebrating on both saturday and sunday!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, November 1, 2018

halloween 2018

last night was a great halloween!  we celebrated by doing trick-or-treating at our house.  ryan had the day off work, so while i was at work he spent the day decorating the house for halloween.  when i came home from work i got dressed up and my dad came up to visit for trick-or-treat time.

we all had dinner together while we waited for the trick-or-treaters (mini pizzas) and then moved out to the front porch to hand out candy while eating dessert (my mom's homemade caramel-peanut dip on apples).

all together we had 162 trick-or-treaters!  several of my former dance students who live nearby came to our house for candy too.  here are some pictures from last night . . .

^a cowgirl and her trusty horse (who was super cooperative all night up until we tried to get him to take a picture with me . . . he really didn't like my hat)!^
^my dad dressed up as uncle sam and leko kept staring at him to make sure it was grandpa under that wig!^
^leko stayed in the living room and watched most of trick-or-treating.  one little girl was excited to see him looking out the front door.  another little boy asked me where my horse was when he realized that i was a cowgirl, so i pointed inside to leko.  i don't think he got it though.^
^i can't believe this is the only picture we have of ryan from halloween and it's only his reflection!^
^as trick-or-treating was starting to wind down, leko decided to cuddle up on the blanket right inside the living room window because it was as close to us as he could get because we were right outside on the porch chairs.  what a cutie!  he was so good all night!^

hope everyone had a happy halloween!

love, laurie

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previous halloweens: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017