Friday, April 15, 2011

Our Home is Alive . . .

with The Sound of Music.   This isn’t an unusual occurrence, of course . . . it’s just that it’s alive with particular music these days. For the last four months or so our home has been filled with our children’s various renditions of songs from my most favorite musical. Highlights for me have been Leif’s rocker-version of “Do-Re-Me” replete with air guitar and his beatnik-reading of “Favorite Things,” snaps provided by yours truly. Then there’s sweet little Britta’s “So Long, Farewell” that somehow melds into “76 Trombones.” It’s been fun. It’s been a lot of work—but mostly fun. It’s exhilarating. It’s exhausting—but mostly it’s exhilarating. Now, after nearly four months of preparation, opening night is upon us . . . TONIGHT. Wow!!  Wish us luck—or at least  some leg breakage . . .


David as “Uncle Max”


Hans as “Party Guest” and “Random Nazi Guard”


Leif as “Friedrich” (Saturday Cast)

Freja Jorgensen

Freja as “Brigitta” (Friday Cast)


Dad as Photographer

Mom Britta Inge

Britta and Inge as Nap Sacrificers and, overall, Very Patient Fans.

Mom as Agent, Gopher, Chauffeur, Seamstress, Make-up Artist, Hair Stylist,
Consultant, Chef, Costume Procurer, Life Coach, Administrative Assistant, Deep Breather, etcetera.


The Fab 4 From Washington said...

We are so excited for the debut of the famous "Von-Jorgensen-Trap" family. What a talented family you have Eric and Janet.

Susie said...

That is amazing how talented your kids are! I'm very impressed how you hold everything together with your busy schedule! Love the cute photos of all of you!

Trevor and Mackenzie saw the show and was very impressed on how well they did and love it!

mom/ grandma said...

This grandma cannot wait to see my precious Jorgensen family and to see the live performances!

sandy said...

OH I Wish I could see them!!!!It is one of my "favorite things"!!!! Lov the movie!! Love your pictures janet, you are such a wonderful momma and all of you look so happy!! Have fun and enjoy as time goes so fast!! Love you all, Aunt Sandy p.s. someday i will be in your mothers suitcase!!!