This year our Church is putting on a Dance Festival during youth conference. (Youth Conference is for youth 14-18 years old) Not only does it involve the youth from Woodland, but also Vacaville and Fairfield. So many amazing youth that are going to be taking the next several months to prepare for the big event. And guess who is going to be one of the Choreographers?... Me! I am so excited to be a part of this Dance Festival. It is going be the perfect time for the youth to gain new talents and grow spiritually as well. The Youth Conference Theme this year is:
I love this theme. This really is what we are all trying to do while we are here on earth. We are trying our best to follow our Saviors example and become like him. In a Dance meeting we decided we wanted another theme that would be separate and just for the Dance Festival. Something that the community could relate to and something that would stand out to the kids. We brainstormed a lot and left the meeting undecided. I couldn't stop thinking about what the theme should be. I come up with of tons of different ideas, but nothing seem to fit. Then I heard a song on the radio and I knew what I wanted the theme to be, and lucky for me everyone else agreed and loved the idea as well. So for the Dance festival the theme will be
I am so excited for this idea and to start working with the youth. Our opening number is going to be Brave by Sara Bareilles. It is going to be a blast. Ah! I can't wait to start teaching the dance. It is going to be full of surprises and the youth will really have to work hard be brave to pull it off. It is going to be a lot of fun though. We have the first part of February to Choreograph all of our dances and then practices will start. I am so excited, if you couldn't tell! I truly believe that the theme Brave is perfect for the youth today. Each day they have to stand up for what they believe in and it is not always easy to stand out from the crowd. It is especially hard when it is your best friends that you have to stand up to. Not only do they need to be brave when they are standing up for what is right, but they also need to be brave in admitting when they do something wrong. I do know that if they are Brave and be the type of people that I know they can be, then they will be blessed and so happy!
I will definitely keep you up to date how the practices are going and all the funny stories that come with it. Wish me luck in teaching over 300 youth a dance!
So my husband is agin working late tonight doing homework. We just keep telling each other "The first year is the hardest, the first year is the hardest." Whenever Jake looks stumped on a problem I try to help him out and tell him what I believe is the answer. Which of course is "B" ..for Beta... in Greek. (I tried to cover all my bases ;) This usually makes him laugh as he tries to explain that "B" could never be a answer to his problem. Here is a little peek at what is insane homework looks like.
Today marks the second full week of school at BYU-Idaho. What a crazy couple of weeks it has been. I started my internship which I am super excited about. I am working at the hospital under an O.T. It is so neat watching him working with infants all the way to Older people. It makes me want to work at a hospital even more someday... as long as I never have to stick a needle in someone. :) I have already learned so much from this experience though.
I am also choreographing for the high school production of Footloose. It has been amazing working with the high school students. I was mainly put over the song "Girl Gets Around," even though the title of the song isn't the best I made the dance super cute and funny. I can't wait for my dancers to finish learning it. It has been such a great experience working for the high school. I almost wish that I wasn't moving so soon so that I could keep choreographing. Oh well there are new adventures around the corner. I am just grateful for the time I have left here in Idaho. It is strange how as time comes closer for Jake and I to leave, the more I find I am going to miss this place. But I have to admit I am super excited to not be here in the winter. All I can say is whohaooo! And who knows where we will end up in the future. Maybe New Zealand... or how about China :) I will keep you posted.
P.S Super exciting news..... I am a new Aunt. My sister-in-law had her little baby yesterday and all i can say is that he is a cutie. I can't wait to see him. I am so excited for Kashari and Jared as they start this new adventure. I just know they will love every minute of it. I only wish I didn't live so far away.
So here is a quick update on this crazy life that I have,