Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Music Everywhere!

This past weekend was filled with music!
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Seeing these girls faces when we got to the Opera House was Music to my eyes.

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Waiting for the show to start and the excitement of my daughter, was music to my heart.

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Hearing their excited chatter as they waited to get autographs from "The Phantom" and "Christine" was another sweet song from the weekend.

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Of course, the music the band played wasn't half bad either.

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Hearing all the details about her weekend from this daughter, and laughing at her misadventures, seared another wonderful tune in my mind.

I am going to be playing these melodies over and over for a very long time.

The Phantom was AMAZING! We all loved it. Maddy, as always, was really hoping it would end differently this time. (She has a thing for Eric. aka The Phantom) The special effects had us wondering how they did it. The performances were great. I had never been to a professional play before. I was blown away by the talent. They allowed people to ask some questions after (we went to a matinee) and introduced some of the cast. Maddy, Court, and Kenna all had something signed. I took pictures of the girls with the actress who plays Christine; it didn't turn out. Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera and only had my cell phone. That explains the quality of the first two pictures on this post. For the rest of the day, "Phantom" was all they talked about.

The band did well. They competed with seventeen schools and won first place in the AA division and placed third overall. They also won best percussion in their division. We thought we might freeze to death. Thank goodness for hot chocolate and hand warmers!

12 comments:

tharker said...

How fun for you and your girls! I want to see Phantom so badly!

On a side note, graduated with your nephew Josh!!! I was looking at the picture of the cute family below, and I realized who it was! Such a small world in the church...and our town ;)

tharker said...

I meant I graduated with Josh. (silly fingers were just flying too fast ;)

Lisa said...

I also went to see the Phantom of the Opera. I am still thinking about it. I was blown away and still don't have the words to express what I felt. This was my first real play and I can't wait to go again. I have been half tempted to see the Phontom of the Opera again, but our tickets were on the second row(a friend has season passes and was unable to go because of football so we were lucky enough to buy the tickets from him for a very, very good price) and I just can't afford that and I don't think it would be the same. Had your girls already seen the movie? I didn't really know the story line and was so surprised by every turn of the story.

Jan said...

So happy for you to beable to attend the opera. And I have heard that it is a great show production too. Cute girls.

terramisu said...

That is Awesome!
Sorry for the cold weather!

LaDeaux family said...

Your girls are cute. I love Courtney's pretty smile.

debsters said...

What a blast for you guys. I love any kind of play or concert with live music, it's thrilling.

The Warnicks said...

This is one of the plays I want to see really bad too! I am glad you guys enjoyed it. Someday I will have to get my husband to take me!

Nicki said...

I'm so glad they had fun. Courtney was so tired at church, I had to ask her a few times if she was okay. Then I realized she didn't get home till around 2. Hope you all got rested up from such a fun weekend.

Deborama said...

Wow, fun trip! Courtney is getting so beautiful in a lady way, she is not a little girl anymore! Maddie is right behind her! :(

Jodi said...

How fun! Looks like a music filled weekend for sure.

Ryan and Melissa said...

I am really jealous that they saw Phantom... You should remind your children how totally rad of parents you guys are!

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