Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Sound of Music

"My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
from a church on a breeze."
{The Sound of Music}

In 8th grade, on an old middle school stage, I had the honor of playing the part of Maria in the Sound of Music. I remember getting to wear my aunt's wedding dress and walking down the center aisle of the auditorium during the wedding scene. I remember when a window that was part of the bedroom set for the My Favorite Things scene fell over. And my good friend, who was playing the housekeeper said "stupid window." I remember having made up words to the tune of My Favorite Things to surprise and thank the teachers after the last show...I can still sing those re-written lyrics. As well as all the lyrics to all the songs in this musical. 

Flash forward to my children in middle school and high school. And those first years of American Idol. It was family time and we were there, glued to our set, when Carrie Underwood became the season four winner. It's been fun to follow her career. She's a favorite of mine.

So, tonight at 8:00 I will be glued to my television as The Sound of Music is performed LIVE!! I'm so excited. Don't call or text. I'll be ignoring you as I sing along with the show!

Linking up with Little Things Thursday


  1. I love this image! So wonderful and simple. How fun that you did SOM. Thanks for the reminder to tune in tonight.

  2. I am cautiously optimistic that it will be really good!

    I may DVR it and then watch Big Bang!

  3. This is gorgeous, and I'm so thankful for a DVR...I have my photography meet up meeting tonight and I haven't been since August when football started.

  4. Isn't it true? You can never watch 'The Sound of Music' too many times, whether live or DVD. Now I'll be singing that song the rest of the evening. But that's just fine with me!

  5. hehe....I am tuning in at this exact moment as well I am pretty excited as well!!

    And I love Carrie Underwood!!

  6. Such lovely clouds as a backdrop for the steeple. I love the perspective of this shot. Hope you enjoy the show!

  7. Beautiful shot! It did make me a bit more excited to watch the original--I hope they still play it before Christmas. (I fell asleep watching it the night one of my children was born) You just can't beat Julie Andrews. Though, I'm sure you gave her a run for her money! :)

  8. The shot is perfect! The Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite movies/musicals. I even made my husband take the "tour" when we were in Salzburg.

  9. Another photo that is beyond words….and then I find out you can sing too? Is there no end to your talent?!