Sunday, January 20, 2013

You Are Sunshine for My Soul

Good morning!  I'm popping in with a cheery card for you this morning!  I love all the bright colors on this card and that yummy May Arts ribbon.  Can you tell I'm loving that and the Lil Inker Rectangle Dies?  oh yes...definitely loving them both.

Before I sign off for the day, I thought I'd share a few pictures from Ryan's first show choir competition of the year.  Unfortunately, you're not allowed to take pictures or video during the show so I don't have any actual formal snap shots but I have a couple candid shots.

First up is me with my long time friend, Laura.  She was my little sister in my sorority (over 20 years ago) and lives about 10 minutes from where the competition was so she came by at night to see the performance and catch up for a bit!  Nothing better than a great friend that you can pick up with right where you left off!

And a few pictures of Ryan and his friends!   The group performed at 1:20 in the afternoon.  At 7 pm they announced which of the groups made it to the finals.  They placed 3rd out of 18 groups in the morning so they were the top 6 for the evening performance!  We were thrilled.  They performed again at 11:30 pm last night - craziness!  And then we waited for the announcement at 1 am to see how they did in the evening!  Ryan and Nick...coming back to the auditorium after they performed.

Here they are patiently waiting for the finals award ceremony (and given that it was 1 am, the moms may or may not have been quite as patient!)  They are all in their second outfit for their performance here.

Ryan and his great friend, Maddie.
 
They took third for the night show too and we were oh so proud.  And GUESS WHAT?!  If you are still reading, the only reason we are up at 8:30 after getting home at 3 am last night is that this same group of amazing kids is going to try out for America's Got Talent in Columbus today.  Our show choir director got a call two weeks ago from their producer that they are interested in our group trying  out.  They have 90 seconds to show them their incredible song!  So...Ryan's up getting ready and I'm so proud of them and wishing them a fabulous time at their try out!  And then...I'll be taking a nap!

27 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wow...whatta post...first of all...fabulously fun card...such a happy one. How fun to meet up with your friend! ....and super big congrats to Ryan and his group!!!!!!!!! I know that you'll blog about everything...crossing my fingers for them...how FUN!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow, fantastic news! Here's wishing you the energy to keep up with them....Your card is adorable.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Exciting... love your use of the May Arts Ribbon...

Barb said...

Such happy card, Lynn! Love all those adorable, colorful smiley faces!

Woo, hoo for Ryan and the group!! Third place is awesome and what a thrill for them to be trying out for America's Got Talent! Wishing him the best of luck! :)

Laurel said...

Such a happy, fun card! Congrats to your son and his group!

Maureen said...

woohoo! Such exciting news! I love how stoked they all looked! What an experience! Can't wait to hear how it all went! Break a leg!

Anonymous said...

Glad they did so well. Congrats to all of them. Will keep my fingers crossed they are picked for America's got talent. Love the card - very, very cheery. You must be exhausted - enjoy your nap!!!!

sandie said...

Wow great job to Ryan, I am rooting him today. What a long day but what a great result, you have to be the proudest Mum today!!
And your card is so full of smiles, looks like you made it for today! xx

Romaine said...

wow, Lynn, Fantastic news! How exciting for them!
Love the card, perfect for an epoch kind of day!

Marisa said...

Such a cute cheery card :) A huge congrats to the group and how exciting to be able to audition for America's got Talent!!! Keep us posted!!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW, Lynn!!! That's FANTASTIC!! Good luck to Ryan and his show choir group!!!! And your card for today is SO SUPER HAPPY and TOTALLY ADORABLE!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow, exciting times in the Mangan house!!! Best of luck to them all at the audition :0)
Super smiley card Lynn, those rectangles are so cute :0)
Jenny x

Sara Mac said...

Wow, how awesome for Ryan's group! I hope the tryouts went well. I'm excited for the competitions to start but not looking forward to those long days. Love your happy card too, btw.

Michelle said...

Wow, Lynn! What a busy couple of days for you! I hope Ryan does well at the auditions, and that you get a nice, big nap when you get home! ;-)

Your card is so bright and cheery!

Lisa Arana said...

your card is so adorable and so full of happy! love it.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, how exciting! Congrats! And I'm sure they'll do fabulous again! Your card is so bright and cheery and fun! LOVE that sweet sunshine!

Alicia Weiman said...

Very cool lynn...that's such a neat honor... hope they do good!

Judith said...

That is so exciting, Lynn!

Congratulation to you, Ryan, hope all went well (I think at the time, you'll read this, you had your performance)

Good luck!
Judith

PS: Sorry, Lynn, almost forgot: your card is pretty, thank you for sending the sun. Today it was snowing, so we have a white landscape around our home.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn congratulations to Ryan and his show choir. For their first competition and to come third that is so amazing. Hope today's audition went well. Love your sunny cheery card, the ribbon is amazing.

SmilynStef said...

How exciting for your son ... and what a sweet card.

Anita Rex said...

First up love your sweet happy sunny card! :> Love the photos from the show choir competition! Wow hope today went well and I am sure you are all tired! :>

Virginia L. said...

Love your sunny card, Lynn! Those smiley faces are too cute! And HUGE congrats on Ryan's choir--so awesome to get to try out on the coolest TV variety show!Good luck on that :)

Kara said...

so sweet! love the ribbon!

Sue Lelli said...

I read the entire post and can't tell you how EXCITING it was! LOVE the pics and the excitement and oh by the way your card, too!

kingstonmama said...

How exciting! What an amazing experience.

I love your card, too. Fabulous smiley suns and a great sentiment.

Jen W. said...

That sunshine stamp and the sentiment are AWESOME!!! Total must haves! Fabulous colour combo too.

Ryan and the choir really are rockin'! Big congrats to them!

Dana Nelson said...

So cute!