life update- 10.13.19

Hey there! It sure has been awhile. I recently was talking to my parents and compared the last two years to roller coasters at Disney World (as one does). Last year was like Tower of Terror- a series of ups and downs, some small, some quite large. This year is like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster- it is literally just flying. There haven’t really been big ups and downs, but it is just going so fast, I barely have time to process what’s happening! Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few months:

Theater and Choreography

This year (so far) I have been in two shows and will start rehearsals for a third today! I played Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shelley in Hairspray. Next, I will be starting rehearsals for Elf the Musical, which should be a lot of fun. I choreographed The Sound of Music and also assisted with a production of Mary Poppins in the spring. I continue to choreograph for two high school show choirs as well. There’s actually only been one week this entire year where I haven’t had rehearsals and/or shows going on. Am I crazy?? Just a tad. But I love every minute of it!

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hairspray

Hairspray

Family

We just did a family “staycation” this year in the Milwaukee area around the Fourth of July. It was a lot of fun and so nice for us all to be together. Unfortunately, I got hit with a cold and didn’t get to enjoy the weather as much as I would have liked to. Also around this time (since everyone was home), we threw a baby shower for my sister Molly, who is due in early November! We also found out that my sister Emily is pregnant with her fourth child. I can’t wait to welcome these two new additions to our crazy clan!

My sister’s baby shower- all the Rasmussen ladies!

My sister’s baby shower- all the Rasmussen ladies!

Touring Lambeau Field with my niece

Touring Lambeau Field with my niece

Watching the local parade on the Fourth of July with two of my sisters

Watching the local parade on the Fourth of July with two of my sisters

Work

I’m still working at the same company, but I started a new position at the end of May. And boy has it kept me busy! It’s very different from what I was doing before, but I’m enjoying the challenge of learning something new.

Weddings

In June, two of my good friends from college got married on back-to-back weekends in Madison. It was a blast! It was so great to be able to catch up with everyone and be back in Madison. I also got to be the bride’s personal attendant at one of the weddings, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Wedding weekend #1

Wedding weekend #1

Wedding weekend #2

Wedding weekend #2

I know I’ve been very bad at keeping up with the blog. Like I said, this year has been crazy and, unfortunately, it usually falls to the bottom of my list. Even when I do have time for it, I sometimes can’t find the energy or motivation to do anything but watch Netflix or just sleep :) Here’s to hoping I can get back into it! Thanks, as always, for reading.

xoxo

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