Happy 2012, a solo and a kitten…
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I Hope you had a wonderful new year’s eve. My hubby and I stayed in tonight and made a massive batch of guacamole which we devoured between the two of us. We partied it up at our youth pre-new years eve banquet and I’m feeling a little guilty about asking Grandma to babysit two days in-a-row. And Vadim has the flu (he was babied most of the day).
But boy was the banquet fun!! The photo above was taken by Vlad, a photographer from our church who volunteers to taken banquet photos of our youth.
I sang a solo (knees shaking, hands trembling… but I did it!). I don’t know why I get so nervous. I lead worship nearly every Sunday and trust me, I look people in the eye! But the tables turn when I’m alone up there. T
he first time I sang a solo in church, people thought I was dancing I was so terrified that my body was swaying. And we don’t dance. Nope, no dancing. So, imagine my embarrassment. But I think I’m getting better and braver. I still have to pull the stabilize your mic with two hands maneuver, but all-in-all, it was pretty ok. :).
My contribution was the best beef in the world (I made 4x the recipe). I also made 35 of these beauties to raise money for our church (will post a how-to later).
My favorite part was hosting the “deal or no deal” game show! There’s me keeping my game face on, taking a call from the “banker” who happened to be my hilarious sister Svetlana. She kept making offers like “$6 plus a kitten,” for which (shockingly) our contestant said “no deal!” It would have been funny if he took the deal though, since I’m pretty sure there was no kitten.
Happy New Years! God bless, prosper and protect you and those you love!
P.S. How did you celebrate the new year (in prayer, smooching your spouse, fireworks?) I’d love to hear about it; well, not so much about the smooching 😉