Happy birthday!

Today is my dear friend’s birthday. She is now fourteen!! Yay! So here are some facts about this girlie:

  1. She has the funnest, boingiest, curliest hair ever. Luv it!
  2. She has a *great* laugh.
  3. She is a faboo listener and is great to talk to.
  4. If you say her name really slow, it sounds like “Hopeless Romantic”. :^)
  5. GREAT photographer!

So there you have it. Totally random. Totally true.

-DQ#1

Happy birthday!

Today is my dear friend’s birthday. She is now fourteen!! Yay! So here are some facts about this girlie:

  1. She has the funnest, boingiest, curliest hair ever. Luv it!
  2. She has a *great* laugh.
  3. She is a faboo listener and is great to talk to.
  4. If you say her name really slow, it sounds like “Hopeless Romantic”. :^)
  5. GREAT photographer!

So there you have it. Totally random. Totally true.

-DQ#1

Happy birthday!

Today is my dear friend’s birthday. She is now fourteen!! Yay! So here are some facts about this girlie:

  1. She has the funnest, boingiest, curliest hair ever. Luv it!
  2. She has a *great* laugh.
  3. She is a faboo listener and is great to talk to.
  4. If you say her name really slow, it sounds like “Hopeless Romantic”. :^)
  5. GREAT photographer!

So there you have it. Totally random. Totally true.

-DQ#1

In the beginning…




I was cast as Jojo, my DREAM ROLE. As time progressed, the cast got increasingly better and better, and the show pulled together like magic.
Then opening night happened, and I could have floated into the stratosphere I was so happy. The next morning though…
I’d lost. My. Voice. Not. Good. So I was very careful with my voice so I’d be able to sing that night, but it was still gone, and then… I said a prayer, asking that I have my voice back for the show. I could mess up a dance as long as I had my voice.
And that night my voice came through better than I had hoped, and the show went on without a hitch! This has happened every night, me losing my voice, and my Heavenly Father has always been there to help me out. I’m so grateful for this wonderful experience, and for his influence in my life.

-DQ#1

In the beginning…




I was cast as Jojo, my DREAM ROLE. As time progressed, the cast got increasingly better and better, and the show pulled together like magic.
Then opening night happened, and I could have floated into the stratosphere I was so happy. The next morning though…
I’d lost. My. Voice. Not. Good. So I was very careful with my voice so I’d be able to sing that night, but it was still gone, and then… I said a prayer, asking that I have my voice back for the show. I could mess up a dance as long as I had my voice.
And that night my voice came through better than I had hoped, and the show went on without a hitch! This has happened every night, me losing my voice, and my Heavenly Father has always been there to help me out. I’m so grateful for this wonderful experience, and for his influence in my life.

-DQ#1

Performance diaries

Wednesday was opening night… and the only word to describe it was:
Wow. There is nothing more fantastic than looking around at your fellow cast mates and knowing that they feel the same way you do. Even sound checks are thrilling, because you get to hear your voice going throughout the auditorium and just a matter of minutes later it’s full of people waiting to hear you and everyone else’s hard work.
The only bad part?
Waiting. After places was called, we rushed to where we would open the show and I got positively shaky just waiting for the lights to go out and the curtain speech to begin. After what seemed like ten minutes the noise died out, the curtain speech began, and I walked out onstage to begin my lines.

The rest of the show flowed seamlessly, it seemed. All too soon, we were taking our bows and walking into the crowd.
The most comments I got on my performance?
“I had no idea you could SING like that!” “You did amazing!” “You rocked” “Jojo!”
-DQ#1

Performance diaries

Wednesday was opening night… and the only word to describe it was:
Wow. There is nothing more fantastic than looking around at your fellow cast mates and knowing that they feel the same way you do. Even sound checks are thrilling, because you get to hear your voice going throughout the auditorium and just a matter of minutes later it’s full of people waiting to hear you and everyone else’s hard work.
The only bad part?
Waiting. After places was called, we rushed to where we would open the show and I got positively shaky just waiting for the lights to go out and the curtain speech to begin. After what seemed like ten minutes the noise died out, the curtain speech began, and I walked out onstage to begin my lines.

The rest of the show flowed seamlessly, it seemed. All too soon, we were taking our bows and walking into the crowd.
The most comments I got on my performance?
“I had no idea you could SING like that!” “You did amazing!” “You rocked” “Jojo!”
-DQ#1

Performance diaries

Wednesday was opening night… and the only word to describe it was:
Wow. There is nothing more fantastic than looking around at your fellow cast mates and knowing that they feel the same way you do. Even sound checks are thrilling, because you get to hear your voice going throughout the auditorium and just a matter of minutes later it’s full of people waiting to hear you and everyone else’s hard work.
The only bad part?
Waiting. After places was called, we rushed to where we would open the show and I got positively shaky just waiting for the lights to go out and the curtain speech to begin. After what seemed like ten minutes the noise died out, the curtain speech began, and I walked out onstage to begin my lines.

The rest of the show flowed seamlessly, it seemed. All too soon, we were taking our bows and walking into the crowd.
The most comments I got on my performance?
“I had no idea you could SING like that!” “You did amazing!” “You rocked” “Jojo!”
-DQ#1