Category Archives: Edmonton
The Wedding Singer is closed! We have been doing this show since October 25th, so it’s crazy that I don’t have to do the running man every night anymore. Our dressing room did a little photo installation with a sexy pair of sunglasses I had kicking around from Urban Outfitters.
Here I am in my “All About the Green” Costume
Chelsea in her “Stripper” gear.
I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share a couple of photos from my New Years Eve this year. I actually had to work that night! We had a show scheduled that started at 9:10. We performed for a crowd who had paid lots of money to have a dinner, show, and special New Years celebration with the cast. We were all geared up to perform when our lead came in and was deathly ill. His wife, who’s also in the show, was so sick she couldn’t come in and her understudy had to go on. So, needless to say, the energy backstage was CRAZY.
Nevertheless, the show went on. Mr. Best Things was even in the audience which always makes me happy! The show came down at 11:54 or something crazy like that. We changed like mad women ( I was dressed as Cyndi Lauper.. there was no way I was ringing in the New Year dressed like that!), grabbed a glass of champagne and headed back onstage to ring in the New Year with the audience. It was actually pretty fun considering I was at work.
All in all, a fun New Years Eve!
We’re all busy. Right? I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to spend quality time with Mr. Best Things. Not in the car, not late at night, or early in the morning.. then when?! Anybody have some busy people tips for lasting love?
I’ve got one for you! When you find an hour with nothing to do, do something. Quick, before the hour has passed you by! We managed to make this happen the other night. The Alberta Legislature is covered with beautiful Christmas lights, and even though Christmas is long gone now, we picked up some hot chocolate and went for a wander through the park together.
Here’s how it went down:
It gets dark super early here, like 3:30 pm the sun starts going down.. I’m serious. But that means that dates that are better experienced in the dark can happen at 5 pm! Lucky. I drove over the river and it was such a lovely night I just had to suggest heading out for a walk.
We picked up some Startbucks hot chocolate (yum!) and parked Tommy in a very conveniently located parking lot and headed out. Here’s the “Ledge” with only a sprinkling of Christmas lights pictured. There were lights EVERYWHERE!
Do you have any tips for having fun date nights even when you’re a busy couple?
My lovely family came all the way from Ontario to visit us this Christmas! After lots of hosting at our house, we decided to check out a local restaurant/historical building on the University of Alberta campus for some high tea. My family is South African (and therefore quite British thanks to the whole Commonwealth thing), and we LOVE our tea.
We had the Rutherford House Blend. It was your basic black tea but just so much more amazing. Delicious. I had SO MUCH.
There were finger sandwiches and turkey pot pie and veggie puff pastries. They were eaten before pictures could be snapped. Delicious! And to finish it off, traditional scones with cream and raspberry butter and a plate full of “danties”. So delicious!
All in all, an amazing afternoon with the family. Really, if you’re ever in Edmonton, you must go!