Monday, May 21, 2012

SAR Awards Banquet

Well, it has been a while since we've updated the old blog. Truthfully, we've kind of been taking a break. We've all been having babies, and that kind of takes up a little time. We still absolutely love performing and hope to be able to get back in the swing of things soon. We are taking the summer off, but maybe by Christmas and hopefully next summer we will be able to perform a lot more! We just hate saying no to gigs, but our families do take #1 priority. However, we did get to sing for the Sons of the American Revolution back in February, and they invited us back for their special awards ceremony.
Here we are in February at the Capitol in Salt Lake. Becky Snarr was our fill in since Becky Squire couldn't make it.
Then, on Saturday, May 19th, we were honored to be invited to their awards banquet. We were each given a special certificate during the ceremony. Stephanie wasn't able to attend this one since she was in Hawaii.
And below is a video of one of our songs we sang at the awards ceremony at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Patriot Day

Happy Patriot Day! It feels weird saying "Happy" in front of that, as I'm sure most of you have solemn memories of that day, as I do. I don't know about you, but I LOVE hearing "where were you when..." stories. If you are reading this, please leave a comment telling me where you were 10 years ago today (Sept. 11th). I was at home getting ready for my classes at WSU when I heard my mom scream from the kitchen. She was watching it on the news and saw the first plane hit. I joined her and we watched the second plane hit, and the towers go down. It was such a day of sadness and terror. I was so scared for those men and women and also amazed at their bravery and heroism. And I am so grateful for them and for those who have been serving our country all these years.

Anyway, it's been a while since we have put anything on the ol' blog. So here's a little bit of a catch-up and some pics from our concert a couple nights ago.

We were asked to sing at the Fruit Heights Stake for a special annual activity they do for the High Priests. Last year the entertainment was Lex de Azevedo, so yeah....we got to follow that. But it was a lot of fun and we did a lot of our patriotic numbers as well as some spiritual ones. Here are a couple pics from that night...

Getting ready/warming up...




Mandi wasn't able to perform with us, because she had a BABY the morning after our performance!! So congrats to her, they are all doing well.


More exciting catch-up news- Becky had her baby....9 weeks ago. And Shannon is having a baby in May. That will be a grand total of 14 kids between the 5 of us...so far. Yup, that's what you get with a women's group!

So that about wraps up the last little while. So, where were you...?







Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sing, Sing A Song!

video

Maybe this is part of the Treblelicious future! (Recorded on my camera phone, sorry for the poor quality.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gettin To Know Us

I mentioned a little while ago that we had a little surprise for you. A couple months ago, we added a new member to our group! We are thrilled to introduce Sara to our group and to have her singing with us. You can learn more about Sara on our Bios page. I also thought it might be fun to interview all the girls so you can get to know all of us a little more. Here are our answers to some fun questions below.

Mandi
1. Do you have a nickname? Mandimo
2. What is your favorite food? Italian
3. What is your favorite word or phrase? "Wow!"
4. What is your favorite song? I have way too many favorite songs!
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? "free time"? What's that? Besides music related things, I like to work out and be active however I can.
6. What is one word others use to describe you? Animated
7. What is your greatest phobia? Hydrophobia
8. Name 3 things you are most passionate about? The welfare of children, the welfare of animals, that each living soul knows that they are special and have purpose
9. What is one of your favorite memories? My deaf grandfather "listening" to me play the piano when I was a child, then applauding so proudly when I was finished.
10. What is something most people don't know about you? As a child I was very shy

Becky
1. Do you have a nickname?
My close friends call me Bex, my family calls me Smacks, my dad calls me Babe.
2. What is your favorite food? Cheese
3. What is your favorite word or phrase? Don't Worry, Be Happy
4. What is your favorite song? see above :) Or Only Hope sung by Mandy Moore.
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Going out to dinner with my hubby or my friends. Or playing the piano-I could sit and do that for hours if I had time. I also love shopping for purses and boots. Or cooking and baking-doing that with no kids hanging on my legs in the kitchen would amazing!!
6. What is one word others use to describe you? Cheerful or Tall (sorry, that's two words).
7. What is your greatest phobia? Making decisions
8. Name 3 things you are most passionate about? Besides music (that should be obvious), My family, my religion, and food/cooking.
9. What is one of your favorite memories? Second year in college-when I met and started dating my husband. That was such a fun time filled with lots of fun people and memories. Of course, when all my kids were born are great memories. Anytime with family! :)
10. What is something most people don't know about you? I weighed 12 1/2 pounds when I was born. Ouch!!

Sara
1. Do you have a nickname? (family nickname) "Beans" - I had a doll as a little girl filled with beans, that I couldn't do without.
2. What is your favorite food? Chocolate
3. What is your favorite word or phrase? "Sara--Play with your toys and your costumes... Forget about the baby." -Jareth from "The Labrynth
4. What is your favorite song? Gah... if I HAD to choose, I'd have to say "23" by Blond Redhead. But man... WHO can make up their mind?
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Pouring over creative blogs
6. What is one word others use to describe you? Eccentric
7. What is your greatest phobia? Never having the time to create or sing
8. What are 3 things you are most passionate about? Painting my illustrations of fairytale characters, designing fashion, and definitely using my voice!
9. What is one of your favorite memories? My recent home-birth with my daughter, Scarlett
10. What is one thing most people don't know about you? I am usually pretty shy and reserved, because people fascinate me. I love watching unique characters, sometimes drawing them when I get home.

Stephanie
1. Do you have a nickname?
Steph, of course, Stephi(my dad's name for me), but also Step-on-me at times.
2. What is your favorite food? Mizithra Cheese Spaghetti from The Spaghetti Factory. Yum!
3. What is your favorite word or phrase? "Are you kidding me?" Said to my kids all the time
4. What is your favorite song? I have so many, really can't think of anything specific. But my favorite song that we sing is Straighten Up and Fly Right
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Free time? What's that?
6. What is one word others use to describe you? Quiet?
7. What is your greatest phobia? Heights. And spiders come in a close second.
8. Name 3 things you are most passionate about? my family, my friends, singing
9. What is one of your favorite memories? Singing at Acapellastock. Seriously.
10. What is something most people don't know about you? I'm teaching myself how to sew. Only thing I can think of.

Shannon
1. Do you have a nickname?
Shanny or Red
2. What is your favorite food? The French Burritos that my husband makes
3. What is your favorite word or phrase? Today is a gift that's why they call it the present.
4. What is your favorite song? Clair de lune by Debussy
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Go camping with my family
6. What is one word others use to describe you? Passionate
7. What is your greatest phobia? large insect or arachnids
8. Name 3 things you are most passionate about? Family,Music,Theater
9. What is one of your favorite memories? My first blind date with my hubby we went Latin dancing and got slurpies. I fell in love with him on the spot.
10. What is something most people don't know about you? I have premature gray hair inherited from my Grandma Sturgeon. I color those roots to hide it and I never want to get old.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Special Needs Concert

Don't worry, we won't be doing a post for every performance we do. But I thought this one was worth mentioning. I think it is one of the funnest performances we have ever done. Definitely one of the funnest audiences. We were privileged to perform for the Special Needs Mutual in the Ogden area.
Before we started singing Dancing Queen, we invited one cute girl who was wearing a purple tiara, to come to the front and be our "Dancing Queen" while we sang. Well, it wasn't long before we had many "Dancing Queens" showing off their dancing skills!

They were so fun and so gracious and loved us to death. And we loved them to death! We'll never forget this experience!!
In other news, stay tuned because we have some exciting news concerning our group that we'll share with you very soon. Hint: There is a clue on the right side of our blog. Happy Thanksgiving!