An Insanely Busy Week!

My my my….this past week was incredibly busy.  I was definitely forced to stretch myself in things that I don’t normally do. The beginning of the week began with baking of the Graduation cake.  The Christian School at our church had four graduates this year and Kali and I volunteered to make the cake.  It was a simple design (because we don’t know anything else…hehe) so things weren’t too stressful.  I am pleased with the way it turned out. 
The Graduation ceremony was SPLENDID!  Each of the graduates had great speeches and the charges given by the parents were enough to make you cry.  Pastor Jeremiah was the guest speaker and….WOW…..that’s all I can say.  It was SUCH a good message!  And one that could be applied to everyone, not just the graduates.  So yes, it was a wonderful evening.
After graduation began preparation for the wedding.  Chris Spence and Anna Schenck were married this past Saturday……AAAHH!H!!!!!  I can’t believe they are married now!  They are so perfect for each other.  Anyway, they asked me to play in the wedding and I felt so honored!  The only thing….I had never played for a wedding before.  I felt COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone.  I felt like I had no idea what I was doing.  I thought to myself “well…after the rehearsal surely I will have things down and feel more confident!”   not so much….I felt even more nervous after the rehearsal which did not go so smoothly.  After much prayer and practice the day of the wedding came.  I was SO nervous!!  But the Lord came through for me and it all went down as smooth as butter.  There were a few little tentative hiccups that the Lord gave me the ability to surpass and I am STILL grateful for that! All in all it was a wonderful day!
So after the wedding Kali, Maggie, Linnea and I went to see Cinderella, the musical, at the Whidbey playhouse.  It was wonderful!!  The actors were very talented and all had great voices.  So I have an ironic story.  When I was 8 yrs old I tried out for Marta in the Sound of Music at the Whidbey Playhouse.  It was SO daunting for me at the age of 8 because I had to sing a solo in front of the theatre full of people. (Now when I was little the theatre seemed huge, but when I went back I realized that it was SO tiny!!  I think that’s funny)  but that’s not my ironic story.  I tried out for Marta and made it past the first cut.  It was down to me and another girl.  This other girl was VERY talented!  She sang Matchmaker and was all dancing around the stage with her broom. LOL  She seemed to be a natural for acting.  hahaa and there I was standing like a stick in front of the mic singing a Patch the Pirate song.  The second part of the try-out was actual acting.  I didn’t make it past that part.  While waiting to see the play I was reading the biographies of the actors.  I read Cinderella’s , aka Candace Baker’s, biography and it said she was 20 yrs old and started her acting career at the age of 8 playing as Marta in the Sound of Music.  NO way!! After ALL these years?!  Sure enough…it was her!! I still can’t believe it.  I had a chance to talk to her afterwards and she was shocked and just laughed that I remembered her!  Aside from that ironic moment, the play was incredible!  I am hooked on the music now and it is constantly going through my head. 🙂   We are watching the movie tonight and I can’t wait!
Well I think I have written enough to bore anyone. hehe.  This next week holds even more excitement as the SPGs head to Washington DC for LTIA. (more on that later)