Friday, November 21, 2014

Life Lately

It's that time of year again! The time of no blogging! 
Haha, no, actually, the time of the intense preparations for our church's annual Live Animal Christmas Play.
Which...actually ends up translating to almost no blogging anyway, so I guess I might as well stick to that description. =)

The last two weeks I've been living, eating, and drinking Christmas Play. I've been cooking for all the actor recording practices, which has been super fun because first of all I love to cook, and secondly, it is super fun to be here and get the behind the scenes scoop on everyone's recording parts. There's seriously nothing quite so fun as listening while someone else tries to nail their part, because I totally know the feeling of having to do my part over and over again while a whole group of people are watching and laughing when I butcher my lines. =)

As always, acting is one of my favorite things and recording/acting opposite one of my dear friends has been a highlight. The time period for our scenes is one of my favorites (Edwardian era, like 1905-1912ish) As I type this I am listening to the soundtrack for our opening scene song, which we are all supposed to be practicing individually.

I'm also working with my Cassie friend (us above!) to pick/design/purchase all of the costumes needed for the twelve actors in the opening scene. We are having such a grand time doing it together--we went to town the other day and got a great start on the costumes. Now it is "divide and conquer", and scour every single thrift store and costume store within a sixty mile radius. =)

On Wednesday while we were shopping we gave ourselves a little treat at the end of the day by taking advantage of Caribou's awesome "buy one get one free from 4-7pm" deal. (for those of you locals, this is at the waterfront HyVee Caribou, in Iowa City) 

So that's just a little rundown on life lately. Between all of that and still balancing my job + home responsibilities, life is staying quite peppy! (and rehearsals haven't even started yet!)
It is wonderful, though-there is absolutely nothing better than being busy in the work of the Lord. 
And speaking of the Christmas Play, here is the whole rundown on the details. Would love to see some of you there! Visit the website for more info!

Have a fabulous weekend, friends! 


  1. I've been praying for you and your family, Chels, as I know that this season, with the LACP and all, is really busy for you.

    God bless you!

  2. I will be praying that all goes well with your Christmas play! That sounds so fun! As a family, we do a Thanksgiving play every year- I act in it, but, I guess you could say acting is not among my favorite things to do and I'm not the best acting one in the family. . . ;) I'm more the behind the scenes, make-it-all-work kind of person. Though I did do costumes this year, and that was kind of fun!:)
    I will pray that it all goes well!!!!!!
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Morgan Psalm 16:11

  3. Praying! And, yep, they are totally blessed to have you cooking for practices. #definitionofyumminess :) I can definitely relate to the joy/craziness/intense/challenging-ness of play practices/prep. And yet so awesome that the gospel is going to be proclaimed to so many through this! Your diligence continually inspires me, girl! "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." -Galatians 6:9.

  4. I love your blog and all of the photos. You are a wonderful testimony to young ladies and us old ones as well.
    I see that many of your cousins wear head coverings. Are they Mennonites?

    Your blog is lovely. Keep up the good work.


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