Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cases of Mistaken Identity

Here are the pictures from our play! Yes, Jacob is in a dress. Just one of the "mistaken identities." My cast and set. It's the biggest set and the biggest cast that I've ever directed. We built the set from scratch on top of the platforms. Meghann, Bridget, and Kara worry about a crazed lunatic on the train. The big fight scene. Cael and Evan hung out in the Commons area with our babysitter's daughter during the play.

The puppies

The puppies are getting bigger! About three more weeks, and we'll have a new addition at our house. This is Itty-bit. As the runt, Allen's mom had to dropper feed him for the first week of his life. He's doing well now! This is Bruiser. Allen's holding Mary Jane (our puppy). Cael named her after Spiderman's girlfriend. Cael's holding Griffin. He's going to go live with Kerrey's family.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


So it's Thursday, and tomorrow the elementary kids come to see our play of "Cases of Mistaken Identity." We've been working like crazy the last couple of weeks. I was at school until 10 Monday night, and 12 Tuesday night. Saturday we have two performances, so we have to be doubly good. A little more stress is thrown in the mix because Allen has a sinus and ear infection, and my dad is not doing well. Nothing we can do about it, though. We just keep praying and moving forward. I'll put on some pics of the kids when I get some. It will be a good one, I'm sure. They always pull it off. I'd like to say that this is my first play with a guy wearing a dress, but... Somehow we tend to get mixed up in that schtick.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Freezer meat

No trophy and no pictures, but we'll have meat for the freezer soon. Allen got a doe Saturday evening. Jerky, cheddar deer dogs, and some deer steaks will be ours soon. He's going back out tomorrow to see if he can fill his tag. Maybe he can get one more for some deer burger!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Counting is hard

Yesterday morning Cael and I were going out to the car to head into town. He was counting the leaves between the steps and the car. I reached for the door and he stepped in front of me. "Stop! Mommy, I counted the leaves!" "Really? How many are there?" "Eleventy-four!" "Good to know, son." We're out in Arapahoe again, and it's deer season! Last week Allen and my brother-in-law, Todd, went out to find some pheasants. We forgot them in mom and dad's freezer. We have to remember those before we leave. This week, a good friend that I teach with (Brian) brought his two boys out with us so they could all go with Allen in the morning. Hopefully we'll have pictures of a trophy soon(or at least meat for the freezer). The night before hunting season opens, the Arapahoe FFA always have a Fry Feed (I'm talking Rocky Mountain Oysters, here). It's been a while since we've been able to make it in time for it, but tonight we were lucky. We all had a big plate full of them along with a baked potato. Cael loved his "chicken nuggets." I got to see my best friend from high school, Julie, who was with her parents, husband, and four kids. Looking around the gym, there weren't too many faces I didn't know, I just didn't recognize a lot of people. We're all looking a little older, I guess.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A little busy

Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately, but I've either been at school, play practice, or in bed. We have a late start this morning for school, so I thought I'd let you know that we're still here. The play is Nov.21st for our feeder schools, and 22nd for the public. 11 days. This is the biggest one we've done, so it's a lot to organize. Luckily, I have some great student parents who have volunteered to pitch in and take over the dessert part of the Dessert Theatre. That leaves Allen free to help me with technical stuff. I seriously couldn't get everything done without a great support system. With 24 kids in cast, it's hard trying to keep everyone focused and on task. I haven't gotten really cranky yet, but the upperclassmen have been warning the freshmen to stay away from Mrs. Blake next week and to not ask any stupid questions. :) From the zits I found this morning in the mirror, my stress level must be rising...