June 22, 2010

it's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year

8 days from now i will probably be the happiest girl who ever lived. the 2010 Hill Cumorah Pageant starts next Friday and my life could not be more complete. Yesss Friday is ten or so days away BUT 8 days from now, i will be at the Rochester Airport picking up Andie Schindler (my girlll!). She's a great friend who i met last year at Pageant and she is staying at my house for Pageant. Also, that same night, the PINGREES arrive from Denver! I get to spend 3 whole weeks with Chin and his family at pageant i could not be happier about it.
For those of you who don't know, the Hill Cumorah Pageant is an outdoor theatrical performance put on by members of the Mormon church from all over the country and world. There are over 700 cast members who come to participate for 3 weeks in July. None of the cast members are actors or actresses of any professional sort (although Donny Osmond was in it one year), and all the casting, rehearsing, and teaching is done in ONE WEEK. that's it. Pretty crazy!
The pageant tells the story of the Book of Mormon and is an amazing experience. The performances go July 9-10, & 13-17. COME!
This will be my 8th year in Pageant... 95, 97, 98, 06, 07, 08, 09, and this year will make 8. My mom is on the beard and wig staff and so i've had the privilege to come back consecutively for the past four years.
Pageant is my favorite part of the summer and pretty much my year. Every year i meet amazing people (LIKE MY FIANCE and Claire), learn so much, have a blast having different parts, and get to show people what i believe in as a member of the Mormon church. The people you meet at pageant are really friends for life and i cannot wait to go back.
The days could not go by faster until i get to see Christian. It will be SO NICE to be able to spend 3 weeks with him all day everyday. Pageant is so special to both of us individually, and special to our relationship. It's where i first saw him and thought he was probably the cutest thing i've ever seen. The Hill Cumorah is only five minutes from the Palmyra Temple, where we're getting married, and it will be a really special and unique time for us. I cannot wait for my love to continue growing for him. Sappy i know... but it's the truth.

Me, Justin, Laurise, Adam, and Andie... Pageant '09

a few of my fave girls from pageant '09

high school musical HCP style

HCP 2007... Where it all started with me and Claire! This was one of our first nights meeting. With the beautiful heidi in the middle, all we're missing is her twin heather!

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