1, 2, 3 easy as ATC

A couple of weeks ago I spent the week in the atrsy, funky and eclectic little town of Savannah.  
I was "sans husband" until Thursday.
We learned that we both don't sleep too well without the other one and that a queen size bed feels a lot bigger when you are the only one in it.
Thank goodness for over-sized pillows that act as a double for my giant of a husband.  I'm a snuggler when I sleep.  That poor pillow...

I went down to Savannah because I had been accepted to compete in the American Traditions Competition for singers.  
It was a week long competition full of concerts, rehearsals, sound checks, master classes, friend making, sight seeing, boat riding, and yummy food tasting.

This was really the first competition that I have done outside of college.  I was so happy to have been singing alongside such wonderfully talented singers.  I felt completely honored to have been chosen for the competition.

When we first arrived we had a reception at the Cupcake Emporium in Wright Square.  It was dangerous because we were given free reign to eat all of the free cupcakes we wanted. 

"Oh, sweet salted caramel cupcake get back in my mouth!!"

One day I had some free time, so I went over to try out my best friend's brothers's new restaurant.  They just opened next to SCAD's biggest building.  
The night before I received a phone call from a number I didn't know.  I love answering unknown numbers and it always makes me giddy because I get a small thrill from not knowing who is on the other line.  It was Lisa's brother Patrick who invited me to come to his restaurant.  
So I did. 
And I did not regret it.
Once my family arrived we took a walk down River Street. Our eyes feasted on the treats of River Street Sweets.  We had free pralines and taffy.

I was quite proud of how I sang.  I was one of the youngest people in the competition and I feel so proud of how I represented myself.  
I love singing so much.  
I love the thrill of being someone else for a few minutes and feeling what they would feel.  
I love giving every ounce of myself to make art.

I was so thankful to have been supported by a loving husband and my family.  So many people came down and made me feel so loved.  I am proud to have the family I do.


Amanda Moury said...

First of all, I've missed you. Second of all, what a fun trip and you looked absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm sure you rocked the house my friend! :)

Jennifer Owens said...

I've heard a lot about chicken and waffles - I need to go somewhere to try that one of these days.

So cool about the competition - how fun! I love your red shirt (or dress), so pretty! I'm a girl who loves ruffley things. (o:

Glad you had a fun trip!

Monique said...

Congratulations on the competition! You looked beautiful and am sure you sounded even better. You can tell you belt it out with all of your heart.

Rachael said...

Looks like a fun trip you had in Savannah!
You looked gorgeous singing! Love that shirt(or dress?) you're wearing!
Did they post results from the competition?

Shay said...

So glad your back! Looks like you had an amazing time, that is so awesome you got that opportunity!

Now I want chicken and waffles- yummy!

Autumn @ Autumn All Along said...

Good job on your competition...it's always a nice feeling knowing you did your best and you were proud of it no matter what happens. Besides, your outfit was amazing!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I now need an Elvis and a candy apple. Yum yum yummy.

We have a place here that serves an Elvis, but they don't put bacon on it. Booooo.

Congrats on the competition! You look great in red!

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Your blog is so lovely :) I'm not sure if I could eat the Elvis though hehe bacon with my PB might not taste too great. But then again my hubby says it sounds delish!! xo

Young People in Love said...

welcome back! so glad you had a great time...i loved the part about giving your ALL to your art. totally feel you on that one. :) also, those treats look amazing!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations! I am new to your blog but it sounds like singing is a real passion for you and that the Lord has Blessed you with a great voice. I bet you were awesome. Really like your blog and look forward to reading more posts!

Beth said...

It sounds like you had an absolutely amazing time! You are such a lovely lady!

rachelinaustin said...

That's so awesome! Sounds like tons and fun... and I'm sure unlimited cupcakes didn't hurt the situation either. :)


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