Sunday, June 5, 2011


I love all my friends so much!! I just can't explain how lucky I am to have the friends I have.

Productions End of Year Party. I am going to miss all the Seniors so so much now that graduation is over :( We sat around the campfire and talked, played WOLF, (which is why all our eyes are closed) and just had a ton of fun!
I never thought I would love theatre as much as I now do. I am really glad I decided to try it.

Productions party day 2. The next morning we went to Denney's for breakfast.

Some of the Laurels in the ward. I have a great ward!

Last day of School... :( Although I have to go back next year, I still can't describe how sad I am that the seniors aren't coming back.

Yesterday me and Juli went to Jordan's graduation BBQ. Below is Jord and above is his little brother. Too cute!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pro Start

Pro Start is my cooking class at school. It is more complex than just a regular foods class. Instead of making food for ourselves and learning, we make food for customers, and we are forced to be creative and to try new things. It is such a great class. I can't even wait for it next year.

Our final project was to design and make a cake. Any size, any shape, any design. We chose to do a strawberry theme. Someone stole our cakes, so we ended up with a chocolate and an Oreo cake instead of strawberry cakes, but it still tasted good. I am very pleased with our outcome!

We used butter cream frosting and fondant for the dots, the ladybugs, the strawberries and the bow. We did not have time for the bow to harden, so it is sinking in the pictures, but it was really cute! haha

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Dates for my shows...
AUTUMN FEAST: October 3rd
DRACULA: October 26th- November 5th
CHRISTMAS CAROL: December 1st-5th
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: April 19th-30th

Sunday, May 29, 2011

senior year

As I have said many times before, I am scared of growing up. Next year will be my Senior Year! I am definitely excited, but I am super nervous. I don't know where I want to go to college, or what I want to do when I am older. In the mean time I am just trying to enjoy high school as much as I can. With the news I got yesterday, It's going to be quite easy to do just that!

Yesterday was our "Shawscars" which is like the Oscars for our productions class. Mrs. Shaw and the Theatre Officers choose awards (Best Female Actress, Best Male Actor, Best quote of the year, Best on stage mishap, etc.) to give out to students who work hard and fill that title. All the Seniors who are leaving can do a showcase to dance, sing, or do a monologue to show the new coming sophomores what we are all about. I won the award for "Best Female Ensemble Member". This is the award that I wanted really bad, so I am way glad I won!

Finally that night, it is announced what parts everyone will be in the upcoming shows. We already knew we would be doing "Fiddler on the Roof", but it was a surprise when Mrs. Shaw told us 3 other shows we would be doing...

First off will be our "Shakespeare's Autumn Feast". We did this last year. It is more of a fundraiser than a show. It is a one night dinner and show. We base everything as if it were back in Shakespeares time. We have servants, beggars, wine wenches, fairies, and the King and Queen. While the people are eating, we have students preform monologues from Shakespeare. Last year I was one of the fairy dancers. This year I am lucky enough to play the part of Titania! She is the Queen of the Fairies. She is the main dancer, and after the dance she gets to sit with the King and Queen and eat. She also has some lines. I was really really excited to get this part.

Our first real show is going to be the play "Dracula". I have never seen this play, so I am excited to read through it and see what it is all about. I will be playing a Vexen, which is a female vampire. I am really excited to take on this part!

Our second play is going to be a bit smaller. It is "A Christmas Carol". I have never loved the movie my family owns of Christmas Carol, but I liked reading the book, and I liked a different version of the movie that I watched. I am really excited to be doing this. I got the part of Ghost of Christmas Past. I would have never expected doing this play, let alone getting to be this part. I am definitely excited to do this!

And last, but definitely not least, was the moment all of us were waiting for. Auditions for "Fiddler on the Roof" were crazy. A lot of us were there until after 9:00 at night. We just kept singing, reading, and dancing for different parts. When we auditioned, I read for the part of Hodel (The middle daughter. She is strong willed like her mother. She falls in love with Perchick, the young student.) at least six times. I also sang for her and danced for her. I really wanted this part. I thought I might get it, but I didn't want to get my hopes up just in case. So when last night came, I was crossing my fingers for this part. I luckily got the part I wanted. I will be playing Hodel next year! This part is going to be a real challenge for me, but I am going to work really really hard. She sings in 4 songs- Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, Now I Have Everything, and Far From the Home I Love. I have never had to sing with a microphone on stage before. I have a little bit of stage fright, so hopefully all goes well.

Last night went a lot better than expected. Next year is my first time with solos and lines, but I am willing to rise to whatever challenge is necessary to fulfill my part as best I can!

Sorry I usually don't write this much, I just really want to remember every detail!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


We had to retake family pictures with Amanda.

With so many of us, its hard to get good ones of all of us... We did pretty good though.

My family is so crazy! haha but I definitely like them...


Kyle and Amanda Spackman

May 21st 2011

Logan Temple

Andrea, Mallory, Me.

Best Friends of Amanda.

Back of Amanda's BEAUTIFUL dress.

Emily, Me, Mindee.

Derek, Quinn, Kendall, Brian, Travis, Marshall, Mark

The whole family.

What a happy day!

We are such goofs, but we're cool ;)

Marshall is such a cutie!

It was such a beautiful day, and there were the prettiest flowers!

The boys.

The girls.

I love my sister so so much! She is seriously amazing... I love it every time someone says I look like her or that I remind them of her. I want to grow up to be just like her!

I love cakes. This one was absolutely beautiful.

Cute 60s theme.

Andrea, Hayley, Me.

Me, Natalie, Cheyna, Amanda, Andrea, Michelle, Danielle.

It turned out to be a fantastic day!

Welcome to our crazy fun family Amanda :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

lovin' life

I never really have anything to post. Right now I am just lovin' life!! So many good things are happening :)

**I got one of the leads in "Holding Out For a Hero" that we are doing in our One-Acts, which are Monday.
**I got a job at the Syracuse 6 Movie theater.
**I just barely tried out for the Syracuse summer musical, "The Music Man." I am hoping for the part of Zanetta.
**Auditions for next year's musical is next week. We are doing "Fiddler on the Roof". I will have to do my research on that one.
**My brothers came home from college yesterday. Its always nice having them home.
**Only one more month left of school. Then I am a SENIOR!!! Although I am deathly afraid of college and deciding what I want to do, this is exciting.
**Kyle is getting married in two weeks from today.

Everything is just great in my life right now. I have really been blessed!