June 10, 2011

Trage glee - A mash-up of the great works of William Shakespeare

Last night Saj and I attended a musical put on by the very talented students of Pine Ridge Secondary School called "Trage glee." It is a mash-up of the great works of William Shakespeare and songs from the hit television series "Glee." There were two acts. The first act consisted of two different plays. The first was "Romeo & Juliet" and the second was "Hamlet." The second act consisted of "Julius Caesar" and "King Lear." My brother Danny had a huge role and was Hamlet. He did an AMAZING job. Seriously, the singing and dancing made me want to go up on the stage too. There was so much energy and excitement, and you could tell that they all worked so hard. My brother was like a whole new person on stage. I kept looking at Saj saying "that's my brother." I couldn't stop smiling. I was a very proud sister. Everyone did such a wonderful job. Its not easy going up on stage to perform in front of an audience, but these students made it look easy. I don't want to say too much or give anything away as some people are going tonight and tomorrow to check it out, but I'll tell you this - you won't be disappointed. Pine Ridge Secondary School has some very talented students who are going places :)

June 7, 2011

Happy 8 Years of Marriage to Us :)

Today, June 7th marks our 8th Wedding Anniversary!
I am so blessed to have married my best friend on this day many years ago.
Thank you Lord for blessing our lives and marriage. We couldn't do it without your presence in our lives :)

June 1, 2011

Last day of MOPS

Today marks the last day of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Carruthers Creek Community Church up in Ajax. I've been attending since the late fall (after Isaiah's birth) and it was a great experience for me. I was encouraged to come check it out through some good friends who attend the church. Although I don't go to Carruthers Creek they do welcome everyone, and really its a friendly group of ladies :)

This past year at MOPS there were some dynamic speakers that really challenged and encouraged me. There were also some very fun topics such as starting up your own business from Dave Powell. He is a wealth of knowledge and I thoroughly enjoyed his teaching time. I loved when Joanna came in around the holidays to teach us about making some really yummy appetizers. We got to sample some amazing mouth watering recipes. I also recall Beth speaking about the Vision of Mothering which was an excellent topic that spoke to me and encouraged me greatly. And I remember Leanne speaking too about prayer (another amazing time of sharing and speaking that really hit home and challenged me too - in a good way:)

To all the MOPS workers, thank you for giving of your time. Its a BIG job and you all do it so gracefully.

If your wanting to check out MOPS at Carruthers Creek, be sure to come to the Fall kickoff on Wednesday September 21st, 2011 at 9:30am. Its going to be another great year of dynamic speakers, great teachings, and some amazing snacks:)