Oh my gosh- I get sooo excited and a huge smile on my face from just even THINKING of Wicked! AAAAAHHHHH!!! (That's me screaming because I loved it so much). So anyway, it was the BEST thing EVER!! This past weekend -May 26th -I flew to Denver and met my Mom, my sister Anneke, my aunt Darla and her daughter Diane, who had driven out there the day before and we went and saw Wicked. People- if you haven't seen it, you HAVE to go. It's AMAZING! The music of course is fabulous, and it was just so hilarious and amazing! It gave me such a different outlook on the Wizard of Oz. Oh I just can't wait to go again! It was hilarious because as soon as it started, Anneke, just started bawling because she was so excited. She pretty much cried through the whole thing. She was a mess by the time it was over. I couldn't help make fun of her for it. GET A GRIP LADY! :) No, it was really good- and it did almost (and I repeat ALMOST) brings you to tears in a spot or two. Elfaba was my favorite by far! AMAZING VOICE! But- the whole thing was spectacular. SPECTACULAR! Does that word describe it? Hmm- Hold please.....

spec·tac·u·lar [spek-tak-yuh-ler] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective
1.of or like a spectacle; marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display.
2.dramatically daring or thrilling
3.a single television production featuring well-known performers and characterized by elaborate sets, costumes, staging, etc. Compare special (def. 13).
4.an impressive, large-scale display: another Hollywood spectacular.

Yep- that works. It truly was spectacular.

This is the Denver Performing Arts Center where we watched Wicked. There are like 5 theaters or something here and it was just a really cool huge center with little cafes and shops and stuff outside between the theaters.

Here I am outside of our theater.
Anneke, Mom, Wicked Poster, Me

Here's the crew walking down 16th Street Mall after a day of Wicked and shopping. Oh and after the show we went to Cheesecake Factory- YUM!

This is a random old man playing the saxaphone, apparently. Not only was he playing the saxaphone on the street, but he was also wearing fringe. I dare say it doesn't get better than that.
Here's just a shot of some buildings on the 16th Street Mall. There was not really any AMAZING stores there, but it was fun just to walk around and do a little shopping and just enjoy the city and the vacation. No cars can drive down the 16th Street Mall, they only let a shuttle and a little train drive down it, and I almost stepped out in front of both in the course of 3 hours. Luckily the shuttle driver gave a little honk on his horn.



The hairs of time

The title explains it all. Here's a look at some of the different hairstyles I've had in the past 3 years since I got back from the mish and started dating Brad. I tried to add a bunch more, but I'm mildly computer retarded and ran into minor technical difficulties. So whatever.

So this is when I'd known Brad for like 17 days- so yeah we were engaged by this point. WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!?!! Anyway, we were taking a picture on the camera on his computer. I'm so blonde.
So two months after we got married, Brad went on a trip and while he was gone I colored my hair dark brown. This pic was us in December- Brad had just done a Nativity with Curry and the Camel (of course) - so he was a little "off " smelling- but still so dang cute!!!

Stadium of Fire 2006- we went to see Taylor Hicks and yeah...kind of disappointing. Taylor was fine, but the whole show just pretty much sucked. We could have seen the fireworks better if we'd just watched them from outside of the stadium. Cuz the ashes were just falling all over us, where we were sitting. Lame. So needless to say, we won't be going again anytime soon.
This is just me this past month. Nothing special- I just went all blonde again. I haven't been this blonde since mydays of single-hood. I enjoy it thoroughly!



"Lucida Grande"- What a beautiful font name. Im hoping 'Big Lucy' will inspire me with words to say today, because as of now- I don't have much to speak of. WAIT?! W.T.F MATE!!! How blasphemous can one girl be? I have something very grande to speak of (I knew this font was gonna come in handy)- WE GOT A NEW STOVE!!!!!!!! and not only a new stove, NEW POTS AND PANS!!!!!!!!!! You know your life is all down hill from here, when a new stove and pots and pans are THIS exciting. I nearly thought Brad was going to LEAVE me for this stove. It is a looker, I'll give him that much. It is a Maytag 5.1 Cubic Ft Free Standing Ceramic top range-in white. The Home Depot has some very nice things to say about our range, and I quote:

Maytag® 5.1 cu. ft.-capacity ranges give you the performance you need for even cooking results you can depend on. This range features Maytag's Precision Cooking™ System with Precise Preheat: set the cooking temperature you want; the oven will alert you based on actual temperature, not a preset time, for accuracy and better results.......The easy-to-clean smoothtop cooktop has four elements: one 12", one 9" and two 6". And for peace of mind, every Maytag® range is protected by the Maytag® Dependable Performance Warranty." Unquote.

*Starry eyes and a deep, relieved sounding sigh* Does life get any better than that I ask? Nay.
I really don't even know where to begin with the pots and pans. They're beautiful.... and heavy duty AND they can be put in the oven! I massaged (Deep tissue, not Shiatsu) some garlic, pepper, Worchestisheireeiry (spelling?) Sauce, butter, and some other spices into some juicy Top Sirloin steaks the other night and browned them in my new 10" skillet on the stove (see above for details) and then popped them, STILL IN THE PAN, into the oven to finish cooking. Delectable . K well- speaking of 'in the pan', its time for me to go home!! TGIF!!!!!!!