Friday, November 30, 2018

she's a beaut, clark . . .

. . . 10 points to anyone who knows that reference!

this week has been absolutely insane!!!  we have had all hands on deck here at the theater to prepare for a humongous gala in our building tonight.  last night after rehearsal the front of the building was decorated for the holiday season.  a 20 foot christmas tree was delivered, covered in many lights, and topped with a bow.  the ginormous wreaths (which are taller than me) were hung on the building and all of the front up lights were turned blue.  wheph!  exhausting, and cold, but well worth it for the reveal at the end!

fingers crossed that we all survive tonight!

love, laurie

Thursday, November 29, 2018

born and raised!


i love the state i live in and when i found this pennsylvania quiz, took it, and scored 100% i just had to share it!  something light-hearted for this crazy day today!

love, laurie

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

it's been a week!

it's only wednesday morning and it has already been a week!  i had to keep reminding myself to take deep breaths last night because it was just one stupid thing after another at work.  there has to be something in the atmosphere this week making everyone down right dumb after the thanksgiving holiday!

after all the craziness at work, it was absolutely wonderful to come home late last night to this gem who always knows how to make me smile by cuddling on my lap.

here's to hoping we survive the rest of the week which is going to be a doozie with two large events in the theatre!

hang in there friends!
love, laurie

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

thanksgiving sunbathing

this little turkey of ours was so cute on thanksgiving morning sunbathing in bed.  he really made sure he soaked up all of those delicious warm rays shining through the bedroom window.  i couldn't resist snapping a picture of our cute little turkey!

love, laurie

Monday, November 26, 2018

twelve twenty-four

this past week was a busy one in the theatre.  in addition to it being thanksgiving, we had tech for a show called twelve twenty-four all week with the show on saturday night.

the show as awesome.  above are a few photos that i shot during the show.  there are a bunch more on the theatre's facebook page (here) too.

love, laurie

Friday, November 23, 2018

thanksgiving 2018


we had a great thanksgiving yesterday with my family at my parents' house.  we ate, relaxed, and visited, and then all fell asleep on the couch watching a rerun of the macy's parade.  we missed ryan's parents for dinner since ryan's dad was in the hospital, but we were able to stop by the hospital in the evening on our way home to see them.  hope your thanksgiving was lovely too.  happy black friday!

love, laurie

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past thanksgivings: 201120122013201420152016, 2017

Thursday, November 22, 2018

happy thanksgiving!


happy thanksgiving!  we have so much to be thankful for, and it's so nice to have a day set aside to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives.  today we're looking forward to spending time with our families and of course eating way too much.

have a wonderful thanksgiving day!
love, laurie

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

thanksgiving decorations


i truly can't believe that thanksgiving is tomorrow!!!  where on earth did november go?

if you're looking for some cute ways to make your house festive for turkey day, here are 30 cute thanksgiving decorations.

happy thanksgiving eve!
love, laurie

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

twelve twenty-four

it may be thanksgiving week to the rest of the outside world, but here inside the theatre it's tech week for the kick off of the christmas season.  right after thanksgiving, we start our series of christmas shows with a holiday rock orchestra called twelve twenty-four (very much like trans-siberian orchestra).  i usually don't like to listen to any christmas music prior to december 1st, but i have to make an exception this year!

love, laurie

Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 broadway theatre league gala

on saturday night i had the chance to attend the annual broadway theatre league gala for the second year in a row.  last year i attended for the first time to represent the stage hands union as both a member and the chair of the education committee.

it was a black-tie affair with a red carpet, and it was a lot of fun.  i didn't find out that i was going again this year until a week before the gala, so i had to find an outfit last minute.  i stumbled across this lace and sequin dress and fell in love with the rose gold color and the flared sleeves.  (it was a steal for just $25 too!  i'm a great bargain shopper!)  i didn't get a ton of pictures, but i did snap a few photos . . .

love, laurie

Friday, November 16, 2018

morning nests

my goodness, the weather turned incredibly cold this past week!  we were loading out a show on sunday night and it was 28 degrees!  that's much too cold for november.  leko has been chilly in the house and has been looking for every chance he can get to cuddle with us.  of course, we're not complaining. 

i woke up the other morning and looked down to find leko nested in between ryan's to legs.  what a cute little guy!

stay warm!
love, laurie

Thursday, November 15, 2018

salad date

we carved out a few minutes to run some much-needed errands the other night.  we were starving and there was nothing in the house to eat.  we made a quick stop at one of our favorite salad restaurants for dinner.  it was so good and made me wish this restaurant was closer to where we live.  i'll just have to recreate the salad at home myself!

love, laurie

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