Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I was so glad I was able to get the time off work to go to the school for the kids holiday parties. It was sad to know that this was Trent's last Christmas party. Wow! Time flies by so fast. Of course I wasn't able to get as many pictures of Trent with his classmates because that is just not "cool." I am just thankful that Alyssa still loves the idea of Momma being there.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We celebrated Alyssa's birthday in the mountains with all of the cousins. She had so much fun!
Friday, November 19, 2010
We celebrated her first birthday with her cousins, AnnaCarroll and Dylan. They are born within 4 weeks of each other.
Alyssa, you have turned into a beautiful little girl. We are so proud of you and couldn't imagine life without you. Happy 7th Birthday... chunk munk..
Friday, November 12, 2010
Well..... the word detention has made it's way into the Barfield household. And no it wasn't Alyssa.
I received an email from Trent's teacher that said...... I wanted to tell you about an incident at lunch today. Another boy in our class was putting green beans and salad dressing in a girl’s milk when she wasn’t looking. Trent watched him do this and thought it was very funny. Since the other boy had an eager “audience”, he continued to do it until the poor girl figured it out. I thought you would want to know, so you could talk to him about how horrible it is to be the one doing the wrong and the one sitting by and watching.
Needless to say when Trent got home that afternoon he was ticked. He had gotten detention for the incident. We try to teach our kids not to be taddle tells and do what's right. I thought it was just 5th grade boys being 5th grade boys...... He laughed and didn't tell so he got detention...... Not that I totally agree with the situation or outcome but it is what it is... and that's that. He still hasn't fully gotten over the fact that he got in trouble.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A month a go I decided I wanted to try to make some extra money...... so I signed up with a casting company with informs me when extras are needed for films that are currently being filmed in the Atlanta area. These notices are normally very specific.. We are looking for a blond haired, 5'3 female who wears a size 4 with 6 shoe etc...etc... After several of these notices that didn't even come close to me... one finally came across..... Looking for extras for the remake of Footloose.... filming at COWBOYS in Kennesaw...
Holy Cow! This is it.... One of my favorite movies and one of the best scenes in the movie. They sneak out to go dancing across the county line.....Maybe my little stint on Hee-Haw will finally pay off. lol I emailed the casting department and sent in a recent photo. Within the day I had received an email confirming my part in the scene.
There is a scene in the movie where Ren and Ariel sneak out to dance over the county line because it is forbidden where they live. They go to a country western bar to dance and discover that Willard can't dance. And that's where Ren starts to teach Willard to dance.
Anyway..... I was beyond excited at that point.
So last Monday and Tuesday I danced for 12 hours each day. By Tuesday night I was worn out and sore.
I arrived early Monday morning and it was exactly what I had imagined. The two main male actors were in the first scene that we filmed. I really didn't know either of them... one (Miles) is new to acting but has a movie with Nicole Kidman coming out next month and the other (Kenny) is popular with the MTV watchers. Both were extremely nice and interacted with us little folk. The highlight of the filming was actually being on the dance floor with Julianne Hough. She was amazing. Her 3 sisters and mom were also in this shot.
When it was time to break each day for lunch I was surprised to get back to the catering room to find all the lead actors eating with the extras. They were so humble and very friendly. Julianne was the only one who didn't mingle with us common folk. Maybe Ryan Seacrest was there somewhere and we just didn't know it?
It took all I had not to ask for an autograph and we were threatened with our life not to take pictures. They had been confiscating phones all day with those who got caught. I did get a shot in before I turned all professional.....lol For those of you who know me... know that I am not a drinker.... but my prop for most of the two days was a long neck.....