Friday, December 16, 2011

Singing Christmas Hedgehogs

This is hilarious! You must click all the options. Porter thought it was silly, but seriously who doesn't love singing Christmas Hedgehogs? Enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Family Photo Time

Yesterday, my family and I went out to take some family pictures for the holidays.  I was the one taking the photos, so I got a great workout running back and forth to turn on the timer, run into place, run back to to look at the pictures.  They turned out pretty well.    Although, a little ways into it, the weather turned sour and started to snow, so in some of the pictures you see little white dots everywhere, no it's not lint or dust in my camera, it's snow.  Here is a preview of what we got:

I also took a few of my brother playing his guitar and such.  This was down our back ally way.

I felt I had to turn at least some of our pictures with snow in them into snowy pictures!
Hope you all are having a great December so far, and btw, not to freak you out but there are only 20 days left until Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We were on TV

 We got up at the crack of dawn one day so that we could go play dress-up and be on TV.  We modeled Halloween Costume for Hale Center Theatre's Rental Office.  Once we were out of bed and on our way it was very fun, but me and 4:30 am wake up are not friends.  We were able to choose our costumes, the first category was family friendly and the second was a movie character.  I chose to be Belle, and then Rose from 'Titanic.'  Porter was a knight from 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' and then Max from 'Where the Wild Things Are.'  We also had some friends there with us, Sean Carter and Adam Dietlein were very handsome models.  I think one of the news ladies wanted to find out how to rent one of them!  Hahaha!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Halloween 2011

 So, I know I haven't posted in about a month.  I'm really sorry, but it's been a little cra-cra around here lately. I've been in the middle of two shows, the holidays, a recital for my studio, teaching, and ya know, life is just busy!  But, I'm making a come back, oh ya!

For Halloween this year we had a small get together at our house with some good friends.  We had deliciously creepy food, and played some fun games and we even had a costume contest!
Ali found a great recipe for vampires brew online, but it called for this candy coating to be put on the glasses.  So we went to Savers and found a bunch of fantastic glasses so we could have real-life vampire brew.  It turned out so good!  We all were licking our glasses trying to get every last drop of blood, I mean brew.

 We also had a feast of worms, curtsey of yours truly.  They were really gross, but in a good way.

 All of our friends had great costumes!  Can you guess who won the contest???
*click on the picture, it will be alot bigger and you can see all the costumes*

Porter and I went as Mario and Princess Peach.  On the actual Halloween night we went to see Dracula the Ballet by Ballet West and we wore our costumes.  It was great!  And Dracula was cool too, it was neat to see the ballerinas flying through the air.  Although, the second act full of little villagers dancing around got old real quick.  I wanted to see more blood sucking and stealing away of beautiful women!  We had a very fun Halloween!  And BTW  Betty Boop (Ali) won the costume contest!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble!

This last Saturday, Gardner Village had their annual 'Witches Night Out.' Last year, my mom and I wanted to go but it didn't work out, so we ended up going the Thanksgiving Point for their YaYa Sisterhood Party. It was fun, but we really wanted to go check out the witches this year. My friend, Ali, joined us along the way for some wicked good fun!

It was a beautiful evening, so warm and clear; we could have stayed out all night, but holy cow, talk about crowded! Apparently, all the other women in Utah decided they wanted to be witches too. It was hard to get in and out of the shops and also to get food. We really wanted to get some yummy soup in a bread bowl, but we couldn't find the right line so we ate at a little bakery instead. I was hoping there would be more activities, but it seemed mostly like a good excuse to get dressed up and go shopping, which, hey, I'm not complaining about, I just wanted a little more witchy stuff. Well, they did have a cackling contest. I was called up to cackle, but I discovered I'm not much of a cackler. More of a high pitch laughter kind of girl. We had a fabulous time! I always love hanging with good witchy company.

A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hamster Dance video and The Weekend!

So, I saw this fun post over on Live imperfectly with great delight! on 10 fun things they did on the weekend, so I'm stealing the idea and doing it myself!

1. We went to the farmer's market Saturday morning, and I bought a big box of honey crisp apples and Asian pears. Also we ate a huge breakfast burrito and some cookies for breakfast.
2. We hung out with Brenden and Tiffany and watched the season finale of Dr. Who season 6.

3. I made an apple breakfast cobbler in the crock pot for breakfast Sunday morning. It was delicious. I have actually started a love affair with my crock pot, especially with making breakfast the night before. It is so nice to wake up to a hot breakfast on these crisp fall mornings.

4. Porter and I went to Olive Garden and shared my favorite fall treat, pumpkin cheesecake from the Olive Garden. It you haven't tried it, you NEED to. Do it!

5. Speaking of the Olive Garden, my parents and I went there for lunch on Saturday after a matinee of my show and I locked my keys in my car! And to add insult to injury, they were on my front seat, mocking me. Grrrr.

6. My sweet, awesome hubby left his tech rehearsal to come rescue me. He came driving up, a knight in shining armor and with a swift stroke he unlocked my car, saving me from hitch-hiking my way home.

7. I visited Porter's Rehearsal for 'The Wizard of Oz.' I was able to catch up with a friend from college who I haven't seen for a while. It was lovely chatting with Ms. Shannon Musgrave. She is choreographing 'Wizard.'

8. My family came to see "My Fair Lady" Saturday afternoon. It is always fun to see them.
I also got to meet the cute girl my brother has been dating. Don't they look cute?!

9. My father-in-law came over and visited. We haven't seen him since last spring. He lives on a boat down in So. Cali, but he is up visiting for the month of October. It was nice catch up with the ole sailer!

10. Sunday afternoon we visited Hooper. We hung with the fam, and relaxed. So naturally, the next course of action would be to make a music video. Hope you all enjoy our 'Hamster Dance!'

Monday, September 19, 2011

The State Fair

This weekend we went to the State Fair with our friends. We went last year and had a great time, so we thought it would make for a fun night. We were wrong. It made for a Fan-freaking-tastic time! We looked at fun booths, walked on water in giant bubbles, won contests, tried fried scorpion, rode giant yellow slides, and ate horrible, terrible, Delicious food!

Brenden entered a pull-up contest, and won a sweet hat from the marines!

We opted for a cute family picture with the giant pumpkins. I wanted to take one home and carve a huge jack-o-lantern, but I couldn't think how to fit it in the car and still have room to drive home. So the pumpkins stayed.

Corndog Heaven

Tiff and I were pro's. We walked all over that water, and slipped, fell, and rolled all over it too.

Hello Mr. Goat! Brenden and Tiff made a new friend.

Porter and Kit ate a fried scorpion. Porter ate the head and body and Kit ate the tail. Gross!!!!

Porter told us that he needed some ice cream to wash down the creepy-crawly, so we got the mega bowl!

What fair isn't complete without deep fried bacon stuffed Twinkies, deep fried snickers bars and deep fried pb&Js?!

This is a video of our amazing feat: walking on water.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Get me to the Church preview

Have you noticed how I'm totally into videos right now?! I figured out how to record on my phone and transfer them so I will probably continue to post them. But they are super fun, so I'm not apologizing. Anywho, this is a little preview from a show that I'm working on currently. I'm doing 'My Fair Lady' at Hale Center Theatre. It is going to be a fantastic show! I had my fitting for costumes yesterday, it took an hour and a half, but it was worth it. The costumes are beautiful!!! Sorry I don't have any previews of them, I forgot to take my phone into my dressing room to snap a few shots. But here you have us dancing and kind of (we were so concentrated on the dance that we forgot sometimes) singing to 'Get me to the Church.' It was the first night learning it so it is still a little rough. For example, I don't do a lift that I'm supposed to because my partner's back hurting, and we stop the music half way through and then it starts again. But watch the whole thing because we do a fun circle cannon and a cool little hand jive. I hope you all get tickets and come see it!!!

It's a Bird, It's a plane, It's a Doodlephin!

We took the puppies to West Valley Cities 'Dog Days of Summer.' They clean their pool out once a year, so before they drain it, they let the dogs go play in it for a day. the dogs LOVE it! And, quite frankly, so do I. It is so fun to play in the water with them, although, it's very important to go early as the water gets pretty nasty. This is a video of us first letting them go. Puck is so funny, he keeps trying to leap through the water instead of swimming. He looks like a doodlephin! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Puck's Game

My Standard Poodle, Puck, plays this game with me almost every morning. It is the cutest thing! I love to watch his tail go crazy, while the rest of his body stays completely still.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transitions are Scary

I recently told my school that I've taught at for the past 3 years that I would not be coming back in the fall. It was a difficult decision. I felt so safe there. I knew what was expected, I knew they would love my work, and I knew the parents would be very happy. Doesn't really sound that bad of a gig, right? Well, the problem is that I felt I was stagnating. There were no challenges, no room for the creative process that I crave and love. Creative arts with young kids is fun and super cute but not fulfilling for me as an artist. So, I decided to move on. It was a scary decision because I don't really have anything lined up as of yet. Thankfully, I do have my vocal studio, which I adore! And I'm hoping with a little extra time, I will be able to grow and nurture it along as I would like. I am also in a production of 'My Fair Lady' at Hale Center Theatre this Fall, which I'm stoked about. It will be my third time performing in this show in the last 5 years. I joke with Porter that they only cast me because of the jokes they can use with my last name! Of course I'm only teasing, they hire me for my mad skills, yo!

So, we should be fine for a good while. But looking at the job market doesn't encourage me. There is just not a lot out there that really excites me. So, I'm actually considering heading back to school either for cosmetology, graphic design/photography/digital imaging, vocal performance, or I may even look out of state to attend a Master's in Acting program. Porter told me if I really wanted to we could make it work. Isn't he great?! I mean, how many husband would say, 'Honey, if you want to do it well make it happen, no matter what.' So, needless to say, I'm totally in transition right now, not quite sure where I'm headed or what's going on. I hope that I can find inspiration, I just feel a little paralyzed with indecision right now. Well, thanks for listening! If any of you have great ideas of what to do with ones life let me know!

My attack plan....kind of

The Winds of Change

Friday, August 5, 2011

All on the Same Continent!

For the first time in over 2 years, my whole family is on the same continent! Woohoo! I of course swooped in and seized this golden opportunity to snap a few pictures.
My Grandma Joyce, my mom and I, basically three generations of pure Class, if I do say so myself. I hope I look as good as these two when I get older.

And, of course we have to have another photo shoot of the kilt. I mean, it really is that cool, we might even have another photo shoot, maybe even a movie, "A Kilt upon Kit" or perhaps "Gone with the Kilt," "KILT WARS" has a nice ring to it. No, no, I got it, "Lord of the Kilts!" And I bet you are hoping I'm done with my kilt movie titles.....but we all know I jut could keep going and going. "Harry Potter and the Deathy Kilt," "Top Kilt," "Breaking Kilt"the's never ending! However, lucky for you, it's my bedtime. Ciao!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

5 deadly terms used by women

5 deadly terms used by women:

  1. Fine - The word women use to end an argument when she knows she is right

  2. Nothing - This means SOMETHING, and you should probably be worried.

  3. Go Ahead - This is actually a dare, not permission, do NOT do it!

  4. Whatever - Bascially means, screw you.

  5. That's okay - She is thinking long and hard How and When you will pay for your mistake

I found this on facebook, and thought it was hilarious! My husband can vouch, I totally use these, and I usually mean what they say!

In other news: I quit my job today (my school year teaching job) scary, I know! More to come on this at a later date. And, do you remember that hula hoop I bought a while back? Porter was filmed testing it out in Target. Well, I'm getting some pretty mad huling skills!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kit is Home!

My little brother came from serving in the Scotland/Ireland LDS Mission on Tuesday night. I was so excited to see him! Although, it was weird giving him a hug at first, I couldn't believe he was actually here and we could touch him. He had become this voice that I heard on Christmas and Mother's Day and letters every Monday. But he is home, hurray! I am not an only child anymore!

Kit and my mom coming down the terminal at the airport at 10:20 last night. They had been flying and hanging out in airports for 24 hours straight. They weird almost zombified when they got here. Good thing we arrived in time to see them before they started eating brains.

Tonight, we went up to visit since they had time to sleep and recover. And of course we had to have a fashion show!

Kit's African outfit from Nigeria. I'm not sure how he got it in Scotland. He was doing a little dance for us when we snapped this.

Kit with his traditional kilt. Apparently, it's a kilt until you put something on underneath it, then it's a skirt! Hahahahaha! (True words, spoken by my mother) Kit looks great in his kilt. I think he is going to speak in it on Sunday. BTW he has to speak for 45 minutes straight, that is a long time! He wants me to sing, but I don't know of any good returning missionary songs. Any suggestions?

Kit then decided to show us is not-so-traditional get up.

The Crazy Scotsman Look!

Apparently he didn't like my comment.

Good thing Dad stepped to help.

Don't mess with those Scots!

Did I mention: Girls Rule and Boys Drool

To the Victor, go the spoils!

We are so happy to have the little brother/world traveler/missionary man/crazy Scotsman back home in good ole' Utah. Welcome home Kit!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Ghost Train

The Heber Valley Railroad is a great place to go hang out. We go there at least 3-4 times a year to play. Although, you have to be careful, sometimes when we play we die. Porter did last night! Now, I don't really mean die as in dead, just die for fun. Are you lost yet? We perform in murder mysteries up there for the Chameleons Who Done It Group. Basically, a group of about 7 of us memorize our scripts, put on our costumes, run some lines and then go put on a great evening of entertainment full of fun, laughs and good times. At least one person dies in each mystery, sometimes more, and it's the audiences job to figure out who did it and why.

Last night we did one of my favorites. The characters are all on the train to hear about the ghosts that haunt the railroad. It is full of zany characters all with different motives. The show really chugs along, until one of the characters, Stu Keppler, is murdered. At this point, everyone is a suspect. The characters go ramble with the audience dropping little clues here and there in hope that one master minded sleuth can solve the mystery!

The characters from our show last night:

The Tour Guide A.K.A Choo-choo Charlie

The Ghost Groupie


The Tourists

'Kitty and Willadean'

The Clairvoyant


The Hollywood Agent


The Hollywood Bimbo


The Ghost Buster


The mysteries are really fun, plus you get a dutch oven cooked dinner and an evening train ride along the mountains and a beautiful reservoir. And who knows, maybe you will even see me! The mystery trains are a blast and I think you should all go try it at least once. Then on your way out of Heber, you have to get gelato at the Spin Cafe, it's so good! It's become our tradition to stop there on our way home and grab some for the road. The perfect ending to a great night!