Tuesday, March 27, 2012

These Hands Are Mine

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The other day I cut my fingernails which to most people, myself included, is a mundane yet necessary chore much to the likes of filling up the gas tank or using the bathroom.  What precious wasted time is spent.  This day was different.  You see, I had let my nails grow long.  Perhaps this was an attempt to be girly.  If I couldn't be petite and pixie like, I could try to have dainty feminine hands.  However, I learned some things should not be messed with.

As soon as I clipped those nails, I felt this rush of familiarity.  These hands with the long fingernails had not been mine.  Who knew something so simple could make such a difference. But girls are silly creatures sometimes.  The instant confidence you feel when switching from flats to killer heels or wearing that new outfit.  Even if no one notices your shoes or nails, you know how you feel and that will get noticed.

There you have it.  My short nails gave me this renewed energy.  Sometimes we can't fight ourselves on these things.  Short nails are me.  My hands might have callouses from playing stringed instruments and from the strokes of pen to paper.  I might have hang nails from a nervous habit that I can't seem to drop.  That's perfectly alright.

These strong hands will be held by even stronger ones and that's when they will feel small, dainty, and feminine, even without long nails.  Someday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


In a world without color, the lone balloon was a beacon of happiness, reminding them to keep looking up.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Most Magnificent Spectacle of the Show

The show was done all in sign language so this skit has us signing a bit, but I think you will be able to appreciate it without even knowing sign language. Basically we are just asking each other, "What are you doing for the talent show?" Enjoy!

                                                   Midget Show from Taylor Ashley on Vimeo.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Talent Show!

The day has come and gone!  All the build up for one night.  It turned out better than I could've imagined.  All our hard work paid off and now everyone is talking about it.  They are planning for US to host one next year.  Not sure if that is going to happen.  I think we might want to pass the baton on to another willing soul.

The grand stage

Dessert Bar!  Candy, cake pops, sugar cookies and more!
We made those hot air balloons ourselves, based off of this DIY Tutorial.

We even rented a popcorn machine.

Twinkle lights just make everything better.  The whole room was sparkling.  Sigh. 

These are the only pictures I took, since I was running around, getting pulled in every direction, making sure everyone was in their positions, sound was hooked, and lights, camera, action...

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