Monday, October 20, 2008

Horton Hears a Who

Most posts have me behind the camera but today I was in front. Our church did the Suessical the Mussical.

The Cat In The Hat and Oh the Thinks you can Think!

I got to play Horton. and Hannah was Think 18.

JoAnna and I realized that while I have done musicals in the past while growing up, I had not done anything like that since we had met so she got to see a part of me that she had never seen before.

Horton Hears a Who and Alone in the Universe!
Playing Horton definatly kindled the flame a bit and since Hannah also enjoys the theater, we are going to investigate the local groups.

Alone in the Universe! (Horton and JoJo)

Here is a video clip of Horton Hears a Who. I also sang Alone in the Universe and Solla Sallew. All the songs were video taped and are on the church website at Check them out. Pat Prokop, Bill Kelso and Barry Parker did an oustanding job on the video filming, editing and pictures. Be sure to watch the announcements, they are a riot. Of all the songs, one of the best was Green Eggs and Ham. The energy and the kids were great!

Solla Sallew!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weekend Update!

Well the weekend flew by but we all had fun and are very tired. ( I always thought weekends were for relaxing. HAHA silly me we have kids!)

Anyway, Hannah did well for her first meet back after the sprained elbow. she didn't place but did lock up qualifying for state in December.

The Pembroke Pig Pickin went well even though is was misting. We got the TVs and computers torn down before the bottom opened up.

Hairspray went well at church and Patrick assisted in the stage setup with the microphones during the service. This coming weekend is the Suessical so we have a big rehearsal tonight.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

God On Broadway

Our Church is starting it's annual God on Broadway series where the service and message is told through a condensed version of a Broadway Musical. I get to be Horton in the Suessical and we are having a lot of fun with it.
You will be able to see them usually about a day after the service at:

What Has Your Blog Done for You Lately?

We have a great story for our Blog!

The Blog keeps everyone up to date with family events and happenings and now it has reconnected old friends.

How ? You might ask. Well;

In the 7th grade, I went to Guadalajara Mexico as a foreign exchange student. In my place the family I stayed with sent their son to live in Newport Oregon with my family. Recently he contacted us through our Blog. We have since started reconnecting with him and his family. Having been the one to travel to Mexico, I have a lot of fond memories of my time with his family and the places they took me. It was an experience of a lifetime and so glade that my parents sent me!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tommy's Play Park

September 20th The City of Pembroke dedicated the Tommy McCormick Play Park. It has a playground, Tennis Court and a Skate Park. Tommy is JoAnna's Uncle and Jeanne's Husband that passed away. Everyone had a good time and the kids are loving the skate park. Family and friends were on hand for the dedication and to share stories about Tommy.

I think one of the best comments of the day was when Lilly (pictured below) a good friend of Jeanne and Tommy and everyone else in the family ( she is a part of the family) said

"When I put my hands in my pockets, I feel as if Tommy were here, since these are his shorts."

Patrick holding Diva and Hannah holding CJ Diva's newest cousin.

Tommy's daughters Angela and Kathleen and Amy.

Patrick's First Game Movie

Patrick has been working with some sandbox software which allows him to create maps and such for games. He wanted to do a short video of a Demo for Starship Troopers that he has played. The running commentary didn't come out so we may have to try again.