I know I'm a day late and a dollar short on my weekend post here...but my bed was calling my name last night, and I obeyed. May I just say that a good night of rest can do AMAZING things to a girl's day. I woke up feeling so rested, and so ready to tackle today! Note to self: I need to get good rest more often.
We had a full weekend of fun adventures. However, it didn't feel rushed and busy--it was just the perfect amount of fun adventures, and laid back weekend time. I wish all weekends were that way.
We started off with a very fun 5K run--Run Like a Kid--benefiting Kids Across America Kamps. It was organized by a friend of mine, and she did SUCH a great job on this inaugural event. I sure hope she makes it annual. It was a small race this year--which was so fun because we all knew each other. Little secret here: (shh! don't tell!) Knowing so many people also made me RUN FASTER...'cause you know...don't want anyone thinking I'm a slacker.
No, I'm not going to tell you my time. I will tell you that I shaved 10 MINUTES off my last (and first) 5K. However, I'm still slow. I may start running a few bursts now and then to increase my speed just a bit. That way, I won't be at the BACK of all the runners.
Sara Beth wanted to run, and ran the first half of the 5k. I was so proud of her!! Rebecca and a couple of her friends were asked to sing and dance--and I was equally proud of her, too!
After the 5K, all the kids gathered for a 1-mile fun run. I LOVE living in a small town, where my kids can join in activities like this, and know half the kids.
Saturday night my friend Janna sent out a couple of Evites to celebrate her 37 1/3 birthday with dinner and a movie. Dang--I forgot to give her 1/3 of a birthday present... We sure did laugh a lot! I love these girls!!!
Sunday morning, our girls participated in our church choir's Amazing Grace Race musical. It really was a darling performance. Rebecca sang such a beautiful solo! All the kids sang beautifully--even down to the youngest soloist, little Leah! So darling!! It's neat watching these kids grow up, and hearing their voices mature through the years.
Right after the choir performance, we hopped in my mom's car and headed to Fayetteville. My mom had given us tickets at Christmas to see the Broadway musical Mary Poppins.
We all agreed--Mary Poppins was one of the BEST musicals any of us have ever seen!!! I would compare the quality of it to The Lion King.
I can't imagine trying to write a stage musical to rival Disney's movie version of Mary Poppins. The movie is pure magic. I mean, how do you top Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews? However, the musical was smart to be a little different than the movie (maybe it's more true to the book??), because the whimsy and "magic" in the set design, and the dazzling choreography kept delighting the audience as each scene unfolded.
I love that "Nana" took her granddaughters to the musical, just like her mom, my Grammy, took my sister and me to our very first Broadway musical--Peter Pan (with Sandy Duncan). I hope our daughters tuck away special memories like this into their hearts, just like I did as a young girl...in my black patent shoes dangling from the red velvet theater seat...
Sunday night, I could barely keep my eyes open after all the weekend adventures. I sure hope your weekend was full of adventure, too.
What's your favorite musical / or musical memory?