Friday, April 2, 2010

Texas





Earlier in the week, the whole family hopped aboard a jet plane at four a.m. and headed for the great state of Texas. I am not a fan of flying, but it seemed silly to take a week off from work and school to drive twenty-two hours each way for a fifteen minute audition. But that's just me.


Snow White is interested in attending Baylor University. As a voice major, one of the requirements for admission is an audition. In person. Even if you DO live 1,400 miles away. The poor child was SO nervous about auditioning. She isn't typically like that, but I believe the lack of sleep, coupled with the fact that she had a lot of time to dwell on it as we traveled, made for a bad mix.


We arrived in Dallas Monday morning, picked up the rental car and headed for Waco. Once we were out of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, we were struck by how FLAT everything was. We could see water towers that had to have been six or more miles away. The rural areas were beautiful, and the real, live longhorns didn't disappoint!!


Once in Waco, we attempted to orient ourselves in order to avoid getting lost en route to the audition. We enjoyed a little driving tour of the Baylor campus, and were thrilled to see the bear habitat in person!! It would have been nice to spend more time on campus, but we were all operating on very little sleep, and we wanted Snow White to get some rest before the audition. SO, we checked into the hotel and slept for two blissful hours!!!


To make a very long story short, the audition went well, and we all arrived home safely Tuesday night. Snow White should get her results within the next week, and then it will be time to make a decision...


My only regret about this trip is that we didn't have enough time to see my BFF Grandma J, who lives very close to Waco. Next time, Grandma J, I promise:)


Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! I'm going to re-pot my Easter Cactus this weekend, and will have photos up Monday:)

12 comments:

Grandma J said...

Oh, I'm so glad Snow White's audition went well. Yes, Texas is a culture shock in more mays than just the geography, if you are from anywhere else!

I can't wait for your next visit, which will be to move SN into her new digs. I will be there to welcome her. AND, since my family is deserting me for a couple of years, I will just have to adopt Snow White while she's in TX. I just can't help with the homework stuff.

Love you guys, and happy Easter!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Angie, I wish we were closer to the Dallas/Ft.Worth area! For starters my parents live just north of Ft. Worth. I would have totally found a way to make it out to Dallas to visit you and family if we were just closer!
Tell Snow White I am keeping her in my prayers and thoughts. Let me know as soon as you get a reply about Baylor!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I know Snow White rocked the house! I am so proud of that kid. And when she gets to Baylor she will have Grandma J to spoil her. I was born in Texas you know- oh hell yeah!
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The Incredible Woody said...

I'm glad her audition went so good! If I weren't from Tennessee, I'd be from Texas:)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Next time y'all go, take me! I want to go to Grandma J.'s place.

So glad to hear Snow White's audition went well. That would be neat if it works out that she goes there, with Grandma J. so close by and all.

That means one thing for you (and by association, me since I'm not afraid to invite myself): road trips!

A friend of mine works for Baylor, so I could see two friends with one stone, or something like that.

HAPPY, HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy her audition went well...crossing fingers that she has to make a tough decision. :0

Jason, as himself said...

I hope Snow White gets in!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Yay Snow White!!!!

dianem said...

Can't wait for the results! And all I remember about my one trip to Texas (other than humidity) is flatness.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

That is fantastic - any kid her age who can remain composed enough to basically audition for college is aces in my book! I barely kept my own composure for a 24-measure solo in church on Friday night... and I'm no spring chicken! Keep us posted - fingers crossed for snow white!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so thankful the audition went well! Phew! I was in Texas last year and Grandma J is the person I wanted to see too. She is just a treasure that woman!

Keetha said...

I'm glad the trip went well and have my fingers crossed - I know she did great.