Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will;
To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Side Note:
The fork. or Also known as "A Dingle-hopper" Reminds me of one who not only had amazing hair (that I would pretend I had as I swam in our pool as a young girl) but also for me represents a young woman who loved learning about everything and anything. Who pushed past barriers and boundaries to find her place in this world. In this industry education is key and you are always always learning. Everyday! And with that requires perseverance to reach goals. The industry of beauty is all about testing, pushing and surpassing barriers and boundaries. This industry is truly SWEET!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Totally forgot!

I have been brave and it paid off.
A few weeks ago I saw a poster in our church building for duet and solo auditions for a Christmas concert for the community that Chandler Heights Stake does every year. Those of you who know me best know how much I love love love to SING and this poster peaked my interest.
I asked around and a few people who attended last year said it was AMAZING with about 1,000 people in attendance.
I totally went out on a limb and auditioned.
As I was sitting there listening to others try out, I kept thinking, "why am I hear???" (pregnancy paranoia was kicking in and my heart was racing a mile a minute. It's one thing to be asked to sing, but another to put yourself out there and say "PICK ME!" It is so scary!)
But I told my self, "No, you have to do this even if you aren't what they want. It's good to do."
Well, It was good, and Heavenly Father must love me a lot because I really wanted a part. (A little confirmation that I can sing and my family and ward members aren't lying to me to be nice. (Watching American Idol has put these fears in my head, because apparently, people lie.... A LOT! Although, I'm pretty positive Bran would have told me if I did suck along time ago....................).
Turns out, I so sing alright because...
I totally got a solo/duet part!!!!! Sis Kirsten Millsap (who is so fun! I adore her!!!) told me that the her and the 2 other "judges" loved the tone and pure sound of my voice. They have paired me with another sister, Lori (I don't remember her last name, I will add that later when I get it told to me again).
We'll be singing "Heirlooms" sung originally by Amy Grant. I really love the sound of this song.
We'll be soloing, then be in unison, then harmonizing. I have to have it completely memorized, which is the next scary undertaking. I have to get it engraved in my soul basically. I'm pretty sure I can do this with lots of practice because I did manage to accomplish this with one of my most favorite Christmas songs "Mary's lullaby" which Amy Grant also sings, and Jessica Simpson has a great version also. I've sung this song many time along with the Church video " Luke II". It had to be inspired because the song and the video fit perfectly together. CHILLS ALL OVER!!!
Just a Note: If any of you want me to do it for a special family home evening, a Christmas enrichment night, or whatever, I would love to do it!
I am so excited!!!!!
So I am extending an invitation : PLEASE COME!
What: Chandler Heights Christmas Concert
When: Saturday Nov. 28th or Sunday Nov. 29th.
Time: Soon to come
Where: Queen Creek, Az (exact location soon to come)


It's all Good- The Allen Fam said...

Good for you always loved music, and I love to hear you sing. How fun, I'm glad you got a part in that. You bring me so much joy as a mother, with all your fantastic talents, your sensitive spirit, and goodness and love. This will be so fun. Way to go.

Amb & Dev said...

Dang! Good job! I'm not surprised, your voice is gorgeous... Duh!

Amb & Dev said...

Dang! Good job! I'm not surprised, your voice is gorgeous... Duh!

The Gibbens said...

Hey! Congratulations! It is scary to put yourself out there- but also can be very rewarding- good luck!

Shawn and Tasha said...

Congrats! You'll be awesome. I was just listening to that cd the other day...yeah I know. It's a little early for Christmas music, but when it's cold outside (like it is here) there's no stopping me.:)

Bummer about your ward. Change is never fun. Hope things work out for you though. You never know what'll be around the next corner.:) Besides, you have a baby GIRL in your tummy tum tum right now.:) Can life be all that bad?:)