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Weekly Winners {What I’ve Been Doing}

What. A. Week!

It started last Sunday with a trip to the airport.   My mother and I exchanged kisses and seats, as she came in from Buffalo and I departed for Louisville.   She was coming to help us out, to watch the kids, while Michael trained for his new fancy-shmancy pilot job.  As for me, I went to “Loovul” to do some fancy-shmancy photography work for Where Women Cook during GE Momsperience.   Not only was it an opportunity to do what I love, it was an opportunity to see familiar faces as well as meet new ones.  On top of that I got to have fun AND turn thirty-seven.  The night of my birthday was spent at Churchill Downs, where there was a party just for me (or so I pretended.)  I mean, you can’t not pretend that 25 beautiful women (dressed to the nines with beautiful Derby inspired hats) aren’t all gathered just for you—Mint Juleps in hand!

Louisville is a beautiful city, and I was glad to add it to my list of visited cities!

I came home on Tuesday afternoon.  Michael picked me up from the train station, and we stopped for a bite to eat.  I can’t tell you the last time that Michael and I (JUST Michael and I) had a meal, out, together.  It was really nice, and I want to do it again.  Sushi, perhaps?  I digress…

After our bellies were full and the horrendous GA400 traffic died down we proceeded to get me to the second last Tech Week practice for Alice.  I was excited to see my full costume for my role of the Duchess.  The costumer, Jeannie, was there to help me get it all together, and I was thrilled.  We went through practice, in full make-up, and it felt so good to be on the stage.   After a quick hour-and-a-half we left the school and Michael and Davey were waiting to pick me and Livey up.   Davey gave me his requisite, “I missed you, Mama!”

The next few days were spent hanging out with my mom and the kids.  We shopped, we went out to eat, we had lunch at the lake, I learned how to make spinach strudel, and on Friday our first show was on.  Mama, Mikey, and Benny came to see us on opening night.  My friend Donna and her husband came to see us, too!  It was wonderful and I am definitely bitten by the acting bug.   Today is our Sunday matinee show, and I’m sad to see it come to end.   I can’t wait to try out (and land a part) in the next show.  I think I could pull off Miss Hanigan, don’t you?

Here are some pictures from my week.  Also, make sure you look at the end of this post for information on some other cool things I’m doing…



[Images By: Michael Lane]

[Images Courtesy: Donna Holzer]

Coming up this week:

Curvy Girl Guide is teaming up with Lands’ End to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes, and inspire them to have fun this summer by taking part in National Swimsuit Confidence Week. Lands’ End, together with 21 real women from Curvy Girl Guide, will launch the first National Swimsuit Confidence Week May 23 – 27, 2011.

You can be a part of this nationwide effort to inspire women to get off the beach chair this season with confidence.  Spread the word, join the movement and embrace your swimsuit confidence this summer!

Bloggers Join the Movement – On May 23, 2011, 21 women from Curvy Girl Guide will show off their swimsuit confidence by posting a photo in a 2011 Lands’ End Swimsuit. You can join in by posting your swimsuit photo on May 23, 2011 to inspire your followers – send a link to for a chance to win one of five $100 Lands’ End gift cards.  [via Curvy Girl Guide]

Also, I’m a part of something really cool with Snap MyLife! I will be judging photos for their Snap MyLife Summer Photo Contest. To enter upload one of your favorite photos (candids, portraits, landscapes or other subject that expresses what summer means to you.) The winner will be chosen based on their photos theme, composition and technique; the prize is a Canon PowerShot 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera!  Like Snap MyLife on Facebook and enter today!

Oh, and come on over to Snap MyLife, see what it’s all about.


Alice in Wonderland

Tonight I embark on a new chapter in my life.  The chapter that involves going on to a stage and turning on a different character.  The chapter that involves make up, costumes, and weeks of work that lead up to one weekend where it all comes together.   Tonight, under hot lights, a cast of 25 will mesh and work and (if need be) save each other.

Tonight is the opening night of Alice in Wonderland.  And, it’s going to be WONDERFUL!

Here’s a little bit of a visual journey:















“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” —Alice

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