Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Region Festivals......AAAHHHH!!!

I just need to vent...that's what blogs are for, right?

I am taking two of my choirs to Region Large Choir Festival today, and it is stressing me out. Don't worry....this is only my third...or fourth region festival this year. Each time I get my students ready to compete, I completely lose it! Did I teach them the right things? Did I choose the right music for each group? Will the other directors think I've done a good job with my students? What will the judges think?

So, in short, I didn't sleep much last night, and my stomach has been in knots all morning. We'll see how things go I have not chosen a stress-free, low profile have I??? ;)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wow...I promise I am not dead!

It has been SO stinkin' long since I posted here on my blog. I'm sure most of you have seen my status updates on Facebook, talked to someone in my family to hear what I'm up to, or have actually contacted me....who does that anymore??? This post is mostly for those of you out there that have wondered at some point in the last year...what has Suzanne been up to?

Here's an update in a nutshell:

I am teaching at Hurricane High School this year. I am teaching both band and choir, and I love it! It is absolutely the busiest I have been in my life, and for those of you who know me...that's really saying something. My Chamber Choir sang last week at Region Solo and Ensemble, and although they didn't qualify for state competition, I am very proud of them. Next up is Instrumental Solo and Ensemble next Wed. at Canyon View.

Let's see...what else has happened in the last think I would be able to tell you more. If you want to hear about my relationship history over the last'll have to give me a call sometime. :)

My family is great. My sister Stephanie had a new baby about six months ago, my little brother Taylor got married in an awesome girl might I add, Bryan and Melissa's kids are growing up so much and are a blast to hang out with, and I am every day more grateful for my mom and dad. They are so supportive of me!

Otherwise, I am going to be in the Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company's production of Anything Goes in April. I love that I get to tap dance! I am renting the cutest yellow house in all of Hurricane, I'm attending a YSA ward where I feel like I'm the grandmother of the ward, and my best friend in Hurricane is a fellow teacher at HHS.

This year has brought with it some great challenges, some great successes, and I can say I have grown a great deal going through everything I have. I am going to try to be better about updating my blog...a little more often. :)

Wow...I promise I am not dead!