We drove out to the new house this week and for the first time found it completely devoid of trucks or workers. It was somewhat clean so I decided it was a good time to take lots of pictures. Want to see a little of the inside?
When you walk in the front door:
Fireplace with guest bedroom to the right:
Dining nook with office behind:
Master bedroom with balcony: (The balcony was a dream of ours! We'll be able to stand out there and spy on the horses.)
Stairs with dining room behind and music room to the left:
Well, that was a pretty poor tour but it's hard to tell what's what at this stage anyway.
Savior of the World Update:
The show is going great! It's been both draining and fulfilling at the same time. (How does that work?) It's been rough having a new baby and having to be at rehearsal 5 days a week, but it's already been an amazing experience. Last night we rehearsed the scene in the upper room where Christ appears to the apostles for the first time. Sarah and I were in tears as we watched the looks on each mans face as they reached to touch his hands and feet. It's just impossible not to cry at every rehearsal. I mean, how do you watch a scene with Mary Magdalene singing a song about her grief and not need tissues? Note to self: Get waterproof mascara.
We gave the stake a little sneak peek at a fireside on Sunday night. We had the orchestra play, some of the leads performed an upbeat number in costume, a short dance number, and then a few speakers. Our dramaturg spoke on the traditions and culture of the time, the temple president spoke about the temple rituals, and I spoke on the purpose of the angels. We had it on the stage which isn't quite finished but is looking awesome. Here's a few pics I snapped at rehearsals this week to remember the placement of characters:
The Women of Christ:
Here's me with my co-director Sarah on the right and our Stage Manager Aimee on the left:
And my assistant director asleep on the job!