Monday, September 22, 2008

Singing Again!

One of my favorite things about living in Mesa where I do is the fact that virtually nobody has heard of the "Roots". I tell people my maiden name and they just give that interested nod and then start talking about something else. If I was living anywhere south of Main street or possibly even University, people's eyes would have light up and ask if I was related to so-and-so...who would inevitably be a sibling of mine. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my family, but getting away from all the preexisting notions of my musical ability, behavior, and intelligence that people always seem to have associated with the Root name has been SO NICE!! I've been able to develop into my true self and become confident in my abilities. Now, everyone who knew me prior to my marriage knows that I love to sing. I was definitely one of the nerdy choir kids whose life revolved around concerts, musicals, gigs, and auditions. However, after I got married, I pretty much quit singing. I don't really know the reasons behind it, but I think I just wanted to take a break from it.

I really missed it! I would listen to the soloists is church and have the pang of regret. I love performing and letting others listen to me...my singing is something that I've really worked for and I really am sad that I'm not quite at the level that I was my senior year of highschool (if you don't use it, ya lose it...i guess Mr.A. was right!). So, I decided to start going to my ward choir practice! It was kind of hard because I'm so biased when it comes to ward choir directors (Greg Miller was totally amazing!!!), so I had a little bit of a rough time adjusting to Bro. Arbizu's opera tendancies. I'm really starting to like him though...he's actually really good...he's just a little spacey :)

Singing again has felt SO GOOD!!! And, in addition to the ward choir, I signed up to be in this community choir that Bro. Arbizu is starting. We're going to be singing accapella and eventually going around to different nursing homes performing. I'm really excited!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

tagged again! Thanks Cajsa!

A- Attached or single? Very attached!
B-Best friend? Jared, but if we're going with non-spouse best friends, I'd have to say Rachel
C-Cake or Pie? umm...i think pie!
D-Day of choice? I LOVE Fridays!
E-Essential Item? my phone. seriously..i feel so lost without it!
F- Favorite color? green and blue (all shades of either!), but i've started really liking red and purple recently
G- Gummy Bears or Worms? worms...gummy bears remind me of Nielsen's Frozen Custard...and frozen gummy bears taste AWFUL!!!
H- Hometown? Mesa.
I- Indulgence? mmm...a good book!
J- January or July? Definitly January! I love winter clothes!
K-Kids? well, I've got one in the oven right now...so either a Taylor or a Gavin
L-Life isn't complete without? My family and friends
M- Marriage Date? December 28,2006...best day ever!
N-Number or brothers and sisters! 4 brothers and 4 sisters! And I wouldn't trade any of them for anything! well, most of them anyway ;)
O- Oranges or apples? There are very few fruits that can satisfy me the way a nice, juicy, crispy apple can!
P- Phobias? I don't know that I really have any...I'm paranoid when I'm alone at night when I'm outside tho...but it has nothing to do with the dark...mostly i'm just afraid of getting attacked.
Q- Quotes? "Trials are the Lord's way of setting us up for something better"- Bro. Petromalo at MCC
R- Reasons to smile? I a fantastic life, husband, family, friends...life is GREAT!
S- Season? Autumn..but like October and November..not so much September when it's still hot
T- Tag........ Rachel, Amy, and Christina
U- Unknown fact about me: My guilty pleasure is the show "Gossip Girl"
V-Vegetables? YUM!! Carrots are probably my favorite! oh and cucumbers!
W-Worst habit?- biting my nails
X- X-Ray Or Ultrasound? Ultrasound!!!!! although, i haven't had one for the baby yet...but sometimes at work, the medical assistants will practice doing ultrasounds on feet using me!
Y- Your favorite food! Ice cream!!!!
Z- Zodiac sign? scorpio