Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dream Big!

After a long afternoon of grocery shopping, picking up more postcards, and checking out the venue for my fundraiser, I came home to find that these goodies had arrived!
Meaningful and Simple- Just the way I like things!
If you'd like to purchase one and help be a part of getting me to NYC for only $3,
I'll be selling them at my fundraiser!
If you're unable to make it to the event and would still like to support my dream, please email me at olivia.longin@hotmail.com and we will work something out!
I hope all of you are having a nice summer filled with lots of sun and relaxation!
I know i'm trying to enjoy it as much as I can, before I head off to the big city.
Only 35 more days! EEK!
Do you know what I just realized as i'm re-reading old posts?! I only have 25 MORE DAYS until NYC! NOT 35!!!!!!! ..........oh dear.......

Monday, June 17, 2013

"NYC...Up there, In Lights, I'll be..."

Yesterday, as I was looking through old photos of my Dad and I, I found these gems!
I remember this night pretty well, as it pops into my head quite frequently.
(It was the summer of 2002, so I would have been 5).
I was so excited that Avery was visiting and that we got to get dressed up for such a special event. "Annie" was one of my favorite movies and I couldn't wait to see it in person!
We felt so fancy in our little dresses as we headed off to go see my first play!

Littly Avy and I thought we were identical and loved when people would ask if we were sisters.
 Weren't we sweet?
I remember sitting up out of my chair, watching with wide eyes, and couldn't believe what I was watching. This was the greatest thing I had ever seen!
I was in love.

Katie (who played the role of Annie) was our frequent babysitter
when I was younger, and I adored/adore her!
I think she really helped me/had a huge impact on me finding my love of musical theatre.
She always had us dancing and singing to Footloose, Annie, or some Disney tunes!

I remember that I couldn't fall asleep that night, because I couldn't stop thinking of the production and how bad I wanted to be a part of something like that!
I had no idea of what was to come in the future, and how those dreams would unfold.
It still really hasn't hit me yet that this is happening. I keep drifting in and out of reality!
These next few weeks, before I go, I'll be busy working on the songs and monologues
that I have to have prepared for when I arrive at the Intensive.
The nerves are starting to arrive, but otherwise I'm so excited!
Psssst...Don't forget to come to the fundraiser I'll be having
Thursday, June 27th at the Black Eagle Community Center
(2332 Smelter Ave. NE, Black Eagle).
$5 all you can eat Nacho Bar/Raffle/Silent Auction
(Under 5 eat free!)
I'd love to see you there!
Thank you again for supporting my dreams!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Little Mouse, Big Cheese!

Hi Guys!
Look at these fun photos I ran across of me when I was in the Nutcracker!
I was just about 7 and was so excited to be part of such a magical show.
Actually, this was the first time I had ever been in a production/on a real stage.
I only lasted about one year in dance, before I couldn't take it anymore.
Now, I love dancing and wish I would have stuck with it.
Plus, it would have made things way easier for me now, considering I have to start from the beginning at an older age! ;)
Even if dance wasn't my forte at the time, I loved being on that stage!
Only 36 MORE DAYS until I'll be headed on my way to NYC! I can't believe it! It's crazy!
We'll be holding a fundraiser  on Thursday, June 27th at the Black Eagle Community Center
(2332 Smelter Ave. NE, Black Eagle).
$5 all you can eat Nacho Bar/Raffle/Silent Auction
(Under 5 eat free!)
I hope you can make it!
If you can't make it the fundraiser, but still would like to support me, you may donate at:
Thank you for all the support and make sure to keep checking up on the blog while i'm counting down the days to NYC!