Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lexi's High School Musical

Lexi wanted to be part of the school musical - Bye Bye Birdie. That was before she realized it would take over her life.

But by the time she realized it, it was too late. Being in scholastic Bowl was not a good enough excuse to audition, according to Lexi's chorus teacher.

So she explained that she wanted a small part, or something backstage that wouldn't require her to be at practice everyday.

The results were up. What part does she get?...Kim Macaphee. One of the leads. Luckily, Lexi's friend is her double and they will both only do 2 of the 4 nights. But this friend named Amber has an amazing voice that can't compare to Lexi's.

Finally Lexi accepted her fate. She had to quit Scholastic Bowl (what kind of a nerd is this girl?!). She now practices for 2 hours everyday after school except Fridays, thank goodness. And luckily she doesn't have to kiss Conrad Birdie like in the movie. Ew.

And now she has songs running through her head all day..."Oh give me one last kiss..." "How lovely to be a woman..." "Hi Alice, tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!..." "One boy, one special boy..."

This period of Lexi's life will end at the end of March.

Lexi's Monday-Friday:
Be at seminary aby 6:45 am
Be at the bus stop at 7:50 am
Go to school from 8:30-3:30
Play Practice from 3:30-5:30
Get home at 6:30 ish
Have a couple of hours before I go to bed because I have to wake up really early the next morning.

And Lexi doesn't have a job...not that she has time anyways...all the juniors' homeroom is replaced with studying for the ACT. So no time to do homework at school. Lexi doesn't have enough money for the prom dress she wants. And her hair won't grow. And she is taking 2 college classes. Goodness.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spoiled Rotten

I had the most wonderful time in Utah for Christmas. I loved being with my extended family. I've always been so obsessed with presents. But my mom challenged me to make sure other people have a good Christmas and forget about myself this year. I did get a stocking from my family. But my Christmas present was going out to Utah. I got to see my grandparents who have been on a mission in Guatemala. I got to see both of my great-grandmas (they're both still healthy and super spoiling).

It was nice to have a simple Christmas with my grandparents and my mom's baby sister and her kids. We sang carols. We had hot chocolate. And my parents made me think that I they had forgotten to give me my stocking before I left. But it was ready for me Christmas morning.

Nick totally spoiled me too. He gave me a cd with my favorite songs, a felt blanket with my favorite colors, a sweater from Abercrombie, and...the complete Jane Austen series in one book!!! Gold-lined pages and everything. Goodness I'm spoiled.

I got to see my Gina on Christmas day too. That was a moment of pure happiness. I was talking on the phone to Nick, and I dropped it once I heard her knock on the door...and my makeup is only half done. This picture is like 5 seconds after she came to the door. It was a very long hug. And it was weird that she had to knock at the door because it's not my house anymore. She always came bursting through the door.

I feel very loved. I hope you made lots of New Years resolutions and spent lots of time with family and friends like I did!!!