What a FUN weekend we had! Our whole family is exhausted, but we were so thrilled with the way Schoolhouse Rock turned out. Sophia fought through some sickness/losing her voice, but it all turned out wonderfully...
People often ask us how we could leave Colorado for Illinois, and of course I then give my "I love cornfields" motivational talk which always results in that glazed over yeah, you're nuts look.
I don't get it. There's nothing like a good cornfield in the summer. Sorry, mountain lovers.
I'm also a sucker for Illinois in the autumn. And places that readily stock goats on rickety bridges.
But truly, this weekend I was reminded of a big part of the reason why I am thrilled to be back here in Illinois. Working with Spotlight is one of the best things we've ever done... and the organization has been amazing for our girl.
It's made me refocus on why theatre really is important and valuable, whether you plan to pursue it or not.
Not only is it an excellent tool for building confidence and self esteem (when the right people are in charge), but it teaches so many important life skills. For instance, how to speak in front of a group. How to work in a team. How to think on your feet. How to stay cool under pressure.
I can't explain how excited I am about the whole thing. Sometimes I wonder how we survived two years without it.
Anyway. I'm geeked out and it shows.
I'm also excited because I got to share this faith-themed layout:
...using Webster's Pages Park Drive Collection (which I LOVE) over on the Creating Keepsakes Blog today. There are lots more details on sharing a "pocket full of promises" for yourself or someone you love so I hope you'll get a chance to check it out.
Was your weekend as full as ours? What fun things did you do with your two glorious days? :)