Wheel of Fortune & Duet

I have been watching Wheel Of Fortune since I can remember! As a child, I loved solving the puzzles and impressing my parents :) I’ve always wanted to be a contestant on the show, and tried to get into a taping in Vegas but it was full. Imagine my excitement while at the gym and a commercial says that the Wheel Bus is coming to SANTA MARIA, CA!!! Our little Town Center Mall, where I had my first job wrapping Christmas presents at Gottschalk’s (RIP), had the traveling Wheel of Fortune show!!

I went down there to apply and was feeling great. I heard a Billy Joel song on the radio while driving down. Always a good sign when my Billy serenades me!

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I got down there, filled out my application, and ran into my friend from college! We stuck together and we took pics of each other. Hopefully I can get pictures with the real Pat & Vanna soon!

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The way it worked was they had a huge box where all of the applications went. Once the game started, they would draw applications out of a gold spinny-thing. Very scientific. I saw a friend get drawn for the first game and it was exciting to cheer her on! My name was called for the 3rd or 4th round and I was SO excited!! I called my family but none of them made it to the mall in time, they had the games moving so quickly.

This is the picture that they took of me and then stapled to my application.

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Here I am on stage talking about how much I love Italians and traveling. They said show personality and excitement and I think I did! I didn’t solve the puzzle, but got the first word. I won a t-shirt and a cardboard bus. It was so much fun! They say that if they liked how I performed on stage, I will hear from them in a few months for an audition here on the Central Coast to be on the actual show! I am crossing my fingers, saying my prayers, and wishing on stars that I get chosen!!

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Lola spotted me in the crowd and Ada was very into the game. She’d clap when everyone applauded and guessed letters. We got lunch at the mall and people passing by were so sweet, complimenting me and telling me I’d get on the show.

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Matt & I sang a duet in church, I love singing with my hubby.

Funny story – we sang this at Stake Conference when we lived in Santa Cruz & when we harmonized, a little old lady in the front row goes, “OH THAT’S NICE!” Super loud!! It was SO hard not to crack up in the middle of singing! I love how in this recording it sounds like a little baby says, “Yay!”

Enjoy :)

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Manic Monday

So Ada was up until 10:40 PM last night. No fun. Lola went down just fine. Tonight, Ada was much better! I like easy bedtimes. 

I woke up this morning with a sore jaw. I couldn’t figure out what had happened, so when I looked in the mirror, I saw a bruise! Ada must’ve whacked me in her sleep! She’s a violent tosser & turner. Watch out for those long arms! 

The girls being kitty cats earlier. “Meow, meow!”

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Our new house has laminate throughout, so I’ve been searching for area rugs. So far IKEA seems to be the best quality for the price.

Does anyone know of any other places with large area rugs for cheap?

We had the missionaries over for dinner tonight. I was going to make chili, but the day got away from me so we picked up Chipotle instead and they were happy! 

Do you ever have days like that? You start doing the things on your to-do list, checking your e-mails, responding, organizing things, touching base with people, (on top of making breakfast, lunch, playing games, making snacks, coloring, etc.) then you look and it’s suddenly 2 PM and you’re still in your pajamas?! It happens to me more often than I care to admit ;)

Ada was being a Foofa robot. When did she get so big?! 

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Everybody is already asleep in my house, so I am going to eat my frozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and watch the latest Downton Abbey episode :) Goodnight everyone! Hope you had a good Monday.

Any other Downton fans? Are you watching Season 4 along with me & Europe?

Frozen candy: yea or nay?