Glad To Be Awake

I sure was glad to wake up this morning!  I was having a really strange dream.  The brain is an amazing tangle of synapses, and mine integrated some interesting items from my subconscious last night to form a frightening series of events.

For some unknown reason, I had been hired to sing some Spanish songs by Selena.  Like that wasn’t odd enough, I found myself searching for a band to play for me.  The concert was scheduled to begin in a few hours.

For you poor souls who don’t know which Selena I’m talking about, here’s a link!



Early this week I was able to take a few students (and one incredibly cool parent sponsor) to Ennio Emmanuel’s Spanish language concert. The annual tour is put on by the Justo Lamas Group. I look forward to it all year long! There is always a positive message for students, and lots of students get to sing, dance or play instruments on stage with Ennio.

Justo and Ennio have both taken time after the 90-minute funfest to sign autographs and take pictures with everyone.

Teachers were invited on stage to receive a hug and a gift.  This year we got lapel pins.  Ennio always smells really yummy!  :)

Teachers were invited on stage to receive a hug and a gift. This year we got lapel pins. Ennio always smells really yummy! 🙂

I demanded a photo without students!

I demanded a photo without students!

Concert Time is Coming!

I took my Spanish Honor Society students to a Spanish language concert last year. The performer, Ennio Emmanuel, was sponsored by the Justo Lamas Group. Justo always puts on a fabulous show, and Ennio didn’t disappoint either. Both singers are inspirational, approachable and adorable. This year I will be taking a smaller group (due to our school athletic calendar), but we plan to have a great time. I am looking forward to the concert in October (as you can probably tell!).

Justo and Ennio both work hard to motivate students to speak Spanish and enjoy it. The audience members get plenty of chances to go on stage and sing or dance. Even teachers get into the act! Look the guys up on Facebook, and if you’re a Spanish teacher, consider hosting a concert. You won’t be sorry!

I still have the rose!  :)

I still have the rose! 🙂

Foam Party?

Ysabela’s birthday is Monday, so I got her concert tickets for her (current) favorite band. Yesterday she went to the band’s website where one of the guys had posted something like “foam party in Denver!” I heard the squeal and came running to see what was wrong. Nothing! Just happiness. I think Gen was equally excited when Bela told her the breaking news. 🙂

Here we all sit in Denver waiting for tomorrow’s concert… are chilling. They spent a few hours in the pool, I ordered pizza, and they had showers. I ran out of coffee supplies, so I went to the reception area and chatted with Masha and Oksana. They are awesome girls, and their customer service skills are tops. I’m happy they put up with me.


Best friend bonding

Best friend bonding

I will keep you all updated—if I survive the fun tomorrow! 🙂

Back to Denver

I am seriously going for the mom of the year title. Ysabela’s birthday is coming up, so I got us tickets for a concert. She had been talking nonstop about bands she likes, but one of her current faves is Blood on the Dance Floor. To make her birthday even better, her best friend is going with us!

We already have our room reserved at the same hotel we stayed in this weekend. I figure even if the downtown area is 15 minutes away, I can get there in good time, find parking and still have time to grab dinner before the concert. The downtown hotels are quite a bit more expensive, too. We always travel on a “shoe string budget.”

I’m sure Ysabela, Gen and I will have some awesome concert pictures. I will probably have fun watching the girls’ reactions to the concert. I’ll be sure to get some candids of them enjoying the show!