Showing off a little. Hope that’s okay!

Cheaper by the Dozen - Moore High School November, 2013

I know that this is a stamping blog, but I hope you don’t mind if this proud Mom does just a LITTLE bragging about her kids.  It was a BUSY week for the whole family.

As I mentioned earlier, I was asked to come and direct Moore High School’s production of “Cheaper by the Dozen”.  I had the opportunity to work with the most amazing kids!  Those negative things people say about teenagers didn’t apply to ANY of these kids.  They were SO MUCH FUN to work with!  I thought I would share a few pictures from the show.

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Christina just SHINED in her role at Anne Gilbreth, the oldest daughter. She is such a talented actress and I am super proud of her.  She will be attending one of the top theatre colleges next year – Oklahoma City University.  Just think… years from now you might see her on the Broadway stage or on television and you’ll say, “Hey, I remember her!  That’s Connie’s daughter!”

Oh, and can I show off my youngest daughter too?  Ginny had her first recital yesterday.  This song is the most BEAUTIFUL and powerful song I have heard in a long time.  It’s from the new musical “Matilda” based on the Roald Dahl book.  The pain and struggles you hear in this song are just fabulous.  If you have a minute, take a listen.

Amazing, right?  Ginny is only 12 but I think she has quite a future ahead of her.  She love s to sing but wants to be an engineer when she grows up.  She can do both though.  I am so proud of her!

Yep, a VERY busy week for sure BUT I am excited to get back into my stamp room to share with you guys!

Thank you for letting me share a little personal stuff with you.  I don’t do that often but I was just bursting with pride this morning and wanted to blog about it.

Well, I’m off to stamp so that later today or tomorrow I can bring you some fun stamping ideas!

20 Responses to “Showing off a little. Hope that’s okay!”

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  1. sue says:

    Cool you have the right to show off a little, and you should be proud… 🙂

  2. Sharleen Luciano says:

    Ginny is only 12.Wow what an amazing voice for such a young lady.You should be proud, that was really good 🙂 Well done Ginny, way to go 🙂

  3. Valerie says:

    Thanks for sharing your daughters Connie! Ginny song was just beautiful! That is a really tough song b/c there is not a definite beat with the accompaniment. Ginny also did a great job with her dynamics as well. I know why you are so proud!
    Valerie

  4. denise says:

    Connie, you have beautiful, talented daughters — just like Mom! So glad you shared this with us!

  5. Maria A. Rodriguez. says:

    Connie, how fabulous it must have been to work with this talented kids, this demonstrates the power of having the Arts Programs in our schools. Whether is playing an instrument or singing or acting, this gives this children an amazing sense of self confidence and pride. Listening to your youngest daughter sing this beautiful song really sent chills all over. Congratulations to all this wonderful young people and I hope and pray they continue demonstrating their abilities and talent for many years to come.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    Sincerely,
    Maria A. Rodriguez from Crown Point, IN.

  6. Laura says:

    Thanks for sharing your daughters with us, Connie. Bright stars for sure!

  7. Linda says:

    You truly have talented children!! I know how you feel when they’re accomplishments make you SOO!!! proud you feel you’re going to burst if you don’t share. God bless you and your family.

    Linda

  8. Lynn G. says:

    You have the right to show off your talented daughters .. GInny has a lovely voice .. thank you for sharing .

  9. Chellie B says:

    Great photos from “Cheaper”. Looks like those kids had as good a time as you did! Love Ginny’s singing here. She has a super-sweet quality to her voice but with control and emotion that I would not expect from someone so young. Brag on, Connie; your girls are totally worth a look and a listen!

  10. Tricia Davis says:

    I smell a “Tony…..” Great job!

  11. Pat Rhornton says:

    What beautiful girls and both so talented! Thanks too for being there for all the kids in the play …I am sure they adored you like we all do!

  12. NM says:

    This is awesome, Connie!! We can never be too proud to show off our kids (and our grandkids)! It is so awesome to see positive information about our youth, we need more! NM

  13. Molly says:

    lovely post connie! thank you for giving us a little peek at your pride and joys. you have very talented daughters–it is wonderful to see how you are helping them grow and achieve so much.
    molly

  14. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    Thank you for sharing your family Connie. Your daughters voice is so sharp and clear. She will enjoy many leads in the school plays to come. My daughter was always the lead singer in plays plus was in the traveling singing group in her University. Many memorable years for us.

  15. nana4fromfl says:

    this is just plain wonderful. what a voice for 12 yrs old!! your girls are so pretty as well. Enjoy every moment…..these kids grow up just too fast! TFS!!!

  16. Two talented daughters, what a blessing. I wish I could have been there to see them. My friend and I took our granddaughters to a high school play last weekend Legally Blonde, the Musical. What fun.

  17. Diane says:

    Awesome family Connie, you should be so proud.

  18. Phoebe says:

    Congrats and more power!

  19. Vicky Holmes says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing talented daughter with us! Love her voice!

  20. Connie says:

    I wish I could leave a thank you to every single one of you! You guys are SO sweet!! You really made Ginny’s day that you took the time to listen to her song. You made that little 12 year old SMILE huge!

    I also want to say WAHOO to those of you who commented that you support the arts in your local high schools! I am so sad that music, drama, speech, debate, band, and art are being pulled from our schools. Many of these arts teach kids self confidence and self worth. I joke all the time that drama kids are kind of the “Island of Misfit Toys” but you know what? No one is an outcast in drama. They are a family and they all accept each other for who they are and aren’t judged on their flaws. I LOVE THAT!

    One of the most precious things I saw while I was working with these high school students was a night that they circled up and they each shared something they loved about the person on their right. There were sweet tears, girls hugging, guys giving “bro hugs” to each other, and self confidence blowing the roof off the theater. What a tight knit family they are and I loved hearing them lift each other up, telling each other how awesome they are. So I end with saying how sad it is that so many schools feel that theater has no value to our kids’ education.

    Well, that’s my soapbox for today. 🙂 Again, THANK YOU ALL for taking the time to listen to Ginny’s song. I am so touched that you did and she is too.

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