This is what is amazing:
A group of 10 girls, ages 12-14, at my house, baking delicious cupcakes with real chocolate cream cheese frosting (think Magnolia Bakery), wearing my aprons, chatting, listening to music, dancing, laughing,lifting my spirits, and making cards for a man in our ward who just had a stroke. (His wife team teaches with me and is a blonde Fran Drescher. I love her. Vic was actually with him during the whole stroke episode...that is another blog post entirely).
I get to teach these girls at church each Sunday. They are amazing. They love my children and I can call any one of them to babysit for me! CAN YOU HANDLE THAT AMAZING THOUGHT? It blows my mind. Especially since I can just text them in a jiffy...even better.
They are a diverse group of girls with different talents, hobbies, interests, and they are incredibly smart. They want to do good. They want to be good. I hope I am somehow helping them to find happiness and their individual purposes in life.
The cute blonde on the far right is me. No, really. She is my personality twin. Vic often tells her, "Hallie, when you get engaged, have your fiance come talk to me so I can tell him what it's like to be married to you."
This cute gal (the bigger of the two) is a singer extraordinaire. No, really. She's amazing. I used to have the privilege of being her voice teacher. She's now moved on to bigger and better things than me. She was so patient with me during our lessons after Lucy died. We were working on the songs, "Candle on the Water" and "Think of Me"... Umm...I was a mess and would cry during each lesson at her angelic voice.
These cuties just moved to Park City -- for which I am very grateful. If it weren't for them, I'd be the shortest in the class. See below for visual aid:
The tall beauty on the far right (Blythe) is the cupcake master. Her grandmother's cupcakes are famous (don't get me started on the salted caramel). She made the frosting before coming to my house and showed us the ways of the gourmet cupcake world.
Peter just saw me composing this post and said, "These are MY girls!" Be still my heart.
How lucky am I to get to hang out with and learn from these darlings?