Tuesday, April 30, 2019

a weekend full of shows

this weekend we worked on a total of four different shows at two different venues.  we started on thursday night with a local high school's play which we did the lighting for, continued on friday with a touring production of the rat pack in the theatre, came back to the theatre on saturday for a local college's music concert, and then got up early on sunday morning to start the week-long process of teching a large-scale ballet production of cinderella at the theatre.  as if all of that wasn't enough, we had to go back to the high school on sunday night to load out their school play.

this whole week we're working nonstop on the cinderella ballet nearly around the clock.  ha!  a good pun for any cinderella fans. ;-)

i'm having a hard time keeping my eyelids open!

love, laurie

Monday, April 29, 2019

a trip to the train museum


since we had off work on good friday, we took a trip to the local train museum to take a guided tour and to explore the museum.  even though we've been there a few times, i learn something new each time we go.  it was neat to see the behind-the-scenes tour and see where all of the trains are maintained and restored.

here are a few pictures from our trip to the museum . . .


love, laurie

Friday, April 26, 2019

proud of my ryan

i had a different post lined up for today about our trip to the train museum this past weekend, but i decided to save it for next week because i had to share this picture that i snapped last night of ryan. 

he has been working hard for the past several weeks designing the lights for a local high school's show like he has for the past 11 years.  this year's design process has been filled with lots of extra crazy obstacles, but nonetheless he got through it.  last night was the school's final dress rehearsal before the show opens to the public tonight.  before dress rehearsal started, ryan took a few minutes to snap some pictures of his design on his phone.  i was sitting behind him and couldn't resist snapping a picture of him while he was snapping pictures of his lights, because it was a cute moment and i could tell he was proud of a few lighting effects he designed.

good job, ryan!  i'm proud of you and know what it took to get through this year's design process.  two thumbs up!!

love, laurie

Thursday, April 25, 2019

a much-needed haircut

it has been 15 months since the last time i got a hair cut!  we got so busy over the last year, and i never got around to making an appointment to get it trimmed.  it got pretty long over the course of the last year+ and really needed some tlc.  i called my hairdresser last week and she was able to take me that very same day.

she worked her magic and my hair said a big "thank you!"  i love that it feels so healthy again!  it's a nice change to have it shorter again, especially in time for spring.

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

a walk around the lake

on thursday evening after work, we actually had a little bit of free time to go take a walk!  we didn't quite know what to expect from the weather, so we brought layers (and rain jackets) and took a walk on the path at a local lake.  it was so nice to get outside after being cooped up all winter!  come on warmer weather, i'm ready for ya!

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"a day in her shoes" podcast recording

last week i mentioned that i was going to be a guest on a podcast called "a day in her shoes" which features local career women in northeastern pennsylvania.  i took a trip to the radio station and met amanda who is the host of the podcast.  i had a lot of fun recording my episode with her!

if you haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, you can listen to it here (it's episode number 3).

love, laurie

Monday, April 22, 2019

easter sunday 2019

we had a lovely time celebrating easter with our families yesterday at ryan's parents' house.  

hope everyone had a great easter sunday!
love, laurie

Friday, April 19, 2019

happy easter weekend!

we're thrilled to have the weekend off with no shows and no work!!!
have a wonderful easter weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, April 18, 2019

"a day in her shoes" podcast


for years i have been listening to 98.5 WKRZ radio station.  i usually have it on when i'm driving to work in the morning and driving home from work in the afternoon.  one of my favorite radio hosts is amanda who does the afternoon shows.

a few weeks ago, amanda started a podcast called "a day in her shoes."  each episode features a different career woman from northeastern pennsylvania and follows what it's like to spend a day in her shoes.

i'm thrilled that i'm going to be amanda's next guest on her podcast!  i'll be heading to the radio station this afternoon to record the podcast.  i'll let you know as soon as it's available to listen to online!

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

recital flowers for spring

it's always funny to see what people leave behind at the theatre after shows (usually lots and lots of umbrellas).  this weekend after everyone was gone, we found three bouquets of flowers for the dancers.  instead of throwing them away, we put them in vases in our office to enjoy their beautiful colors.  it's nice to see some flowers and think spring! 

i snapped these photos on my phone in my office when it was really overcast outside, so they're not the greatest, but you still get the idea.  the pink roses are really pretty and the glittered multi-colored flowers are cheery.

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

dance recital #2 of the season

we're in the thick of dance recital season now and we had our second dance show of the season at the theatre this weekend.  luckily, it was an easy one and the hours were not too long.  on to the next show!

love, laurie

Monday, April 15, 2019

saturday festivities

on saturday afternoon we got together with our families to go see sight and sound's noah movie in the movie theatre.  we grabbed a bite for dinner after, and then in the evening went to go see a local high school's musical.

love, laurie

Friday, April 12, 2019

back at it

we're back at it in the theatre this week with an awards show on tuesday night, tech and rehearsal for a ballet on last night, and the performance of the ballet this weekend.

time for a nap yet?

have a great weekend
love, laurie

Thursday, April 11, 2019

national pet day


today is national pet day.  i'll take any excuse to give our cute little guy extra lovin!  be sure to love your pets a little extra today.  (ps: i made this collage back in january for leko's seven year anniversary adoption day!)

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

excitement for the day

there's not usually a ton of excitement in the town where we live, but we sure got our fair share of excitement yesterday when a huge train carrying sand derailed right between our town's police station and ambulance station.  our friend travis who lives a few blocks from us got some photos of the disaster and our local news station got some video.  what's crazy is that the whole thing was caught on video from the police station's security camera.  luckily, no one was hurt.  it sure will take a while until the road is opened because they have to pick up the train cars, clean up the sand, and repair the steel train track. 

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

the orange box

we were cleaning things out and i intended to put this orange nike sneaker box in the recycling bin.  that was over two weeks ago and it still hasn't made it to the recycling because leko has claimed it as his own.  he perches on top of it every chance he gets.  the other day i opened it up to see if he wanted to go inside and he looked at me totally disgusted.  i had to quickly shut the lid and he went right up on top again.  what a silly guy.  okay, kitten, you win . . . the box is yours.

love, laurie

Monday, April 8, 2019

weekend entertainment

this weekend was a busy one with work and lots of work meetings.  in between things, we were able to catch a local high school's musical with ryan's parents on friday night and a showing of the filmed bolshoi ballet at the movie theater with my parents on sunday afternoon.

very glad to have some entertainment to break up the weekend.

happy monday
love, laurie

Friday, April 5, 2019

hello, weekend


this week actually flew by pretty darn fast.  it's been a blur and a busy one.  although there are a few meetings/rehearsals this weekend, i'm glad we don't have a show!  i definitely need to catch up on some sleep.

have a great weekend
love, laurie

Thursday, April 4, 2019

scenery painting class (part 2)

last week i mentioned that i was helping out with a grant-funded class to teach kids about the technical end of theatre production and we spent the evening painting scenery.  last night we had part two of the class and the kids' projects came a long way.  they created a rock bridge and five book cases to be used in their production of the music man.  the scenery isn't finished yet, but they made some good progress.

love, laurie

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

five more minutes, mom

ryan had very, very early mornings at work yesterday and today.  leko sleeps with us every night but always gets out of bed when we do to see if we are having any fun without him.  he got up with ryan the past two days like usual, but then came right back to bed with me after ryan left.  poor little guy knew it was too early to get up.  when my alarm went off this morning it still must have been too early for him.  the look he gave me was, "five more minutes, mom!"  of course, i couldn't say no so we stayed in bed for a little while longer.

love, laurie

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

the king and i

this weekend we worked the national tour of the broadway musical "the king and i" when it came to town.  we both worked the load in (i was on audio and ryan was on electrics), both worked the show call (i was on wardrobe and ryan was on fog), and then both worked the load out (i went back to audio and ryan went back to electrics).

it was a very long weekend with long hours each day so we're both still exhausted from it and currently walking around like zombies half asleep.  we did manage to see each other on saturday for a small little dinner date between shows at our favorite thai restaurant which is in walking distance from the theatre. 

a few snapshots from the weekend . . .

love, laurie