"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



{the ceiling was made to look like the sky and the colors were amazing}

First order of business...MARY POPPINS! (Day 39)

Well, last night was simply awesome. The roommates and I took our mothers out for Mother’s Day. As I’ve been mentioned for quite awhile, we went to see Mary Poppins at The Fox.

{Sara, her mother, and her sister}

It was amazing! Some of the scenes were right out of the movie and in my opinion, some of the songs were done better in the play than the movie! My personal favorite was “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” To be honest, that part in the movie is my least favorite, but it was done so well in the play. The choreography of the songs was really good and the actors did a wonderful job. They made up a little dance to spell the word and it was so cool to see that many people on stage, all in sync, doing their moves for each letter.

{the cast at the end...they sang "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" again}

The second best scene was “A Step in Time.” I LOVE that part in the movie and it was definitely done justice in the play! They had some awesome tap-dancing moments and Bert even walked on the frame of the stage (i was extremely nervous for him when he was walking upside down on the top part). The only thing that I can pick out that I would change was the volume of their voices. Some of them were speaking so loud that I couldn’t understand what they were saying! Now, there were also some creepy parts in the play; in a couple of scenes, the statues and toys came to life. The statues jumped off their bases and were dancing around, which was a nice touch because they incorporated some ballet, but their costumes were what I think was creepy. They were in silver body suits…weird. Overall, it was the best play I’ve seen and I really wish we could go back and see it again before it ends on Sunday!


Before going to the play (we had at least 2 hours to kill), Mom and I went to Mary Mac’s Tea Room. It was delicious! Mary Mac’s is a little southern restaurant that really had a homey feel. Since it was the first time either of us had been there, they gave us complimentary Pot-Likkers. You’re supposed to take the broth they cook the turnip greens in and break up cornbread in it. Although I’m not a big fan of cornbread, this was really good. Before they bring the main dish, you get a basket of yeast rolls, cornbread muffins, and cinnamon rolls. The cinnamon rolls were awesome, they weren’t the glazed kind so they weren’t too sweet, but they were really good. For the entrĂ©e, Mom had country fried steak, tomato pie, and squash soufflĂ©. I picked meatloaf, okra and tomatoes, and potato cakes. It was all so tasty. For desert (of course we couldn’t say no to some pie!), we split (I ate) peanut butter pie. It was so rich and full of flavor! I wish I knew their recipe…

{all of the rooms had special names...this is ours!}


Day 40:

For today, I decided to post a collage of the things that I like about going home:

{Levi, my comfy bed, new projects/additions, one thing i don't like: waking up to be ready to leave by 5:30}


  1. oh I hate waking up early too but seeing my doggie and cat every day brightens up my day :) xo

  2. Cute blog! I'm envious that you saw Mary Poppins. I adore that movie! Also, I love the Polaroids on your side bar.

  3. AHHH!!!
    HOW FUN!!
    i love step in time!!
    this makes me want to go on a disney musical movie watching marathon... {old school} i love all the songs!!
    and that cheesecake looks simply divine!

  4. Oh wow, Mary Poppins looks like it was fantastic!! It's awesome to see a great theater adaptation of a favorite movie or book, it feels like you're experiencing it all over again.

  5. AHHHHH!!! how awesome! i love the theater!!!

    and it's always amazingly lovely to go home :)

  6. Sounds like you had a great time! And you puppy is so cute!

    Chic on the Cheap

  7. Oh, Mary Poppins, the whole script is so wonderful and enchanting ♥

  8. The ceiling in that theater was awesome. When I first glanced at the pic I thought it was outdoors. Its really realistic looking.

  9. oh my gosh! i saw mary poppins with my family too and i loved it so much! i was so impressed with everything (the sets and costumes were so well done). :D

    oooo and you ate lots of yummy food too. looks like an amazing day!


  10. Took my family to Mary Poppins on Broadway last year...loved it as much you did, and for all the same reasons! So fun!!!