Daily Archives: April 18, 2014

admiring: 18 april 2014

This is a quick roundup today – it’s been a busy, busy week, but I still wanted to put a few things out there that might interest you as well.

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The annual Soulard Soiree is coming up – this event is so much fun, and helps to support the school’s sliding scale tuition program. The food and drinks are amazing, the silent and live auctions items are drool-worthy, and everyone is welcome. Hoping for some more of this spectacular spring weather for the afternoon event in McGurks’s garden. (2pm-6pm – more information here). You’ll be seeing some of the things I’m working on for this event next week.

01 A Queen Within, Viktor and Rolf, Courtesy Museum Boijman van Beuningen, Thespian Queen, Photo Sarah Carmody 2

You’ve got two more days to see this exhibit – and bonus! It’s free admission this week, so no excuses. I hobbled through it last night with E and we loved every single detail of it.

This interview with the husband and wife team responsible for that Frozen soundtrack you can’t get out of your head is hilarious. It’s okay to not be a princess fan! I wish I could figure out how to embed the Instagram video of F singing Let it Go, but I don’t think I can since it’s a private account.



And most importantly – we’re gearing up for the Sparkle Run – a family 5K memorial race in honor of my niece. While she was undergoing cancer treatments she decided the dated playground at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines needed to go – and she pledged to raise money for a new one as soon as she was better. Her parents and sister have taken up that charge, and I’m happy to say that there has been an overwhelming outpouring of support towards this goal. There are a few ways to help out: You can donate directly to the fund at this link (designate it to the Erin Moomey Memorial Playground Fund – check the box at the bottom of the form, choose ‘in memory of’ and type in her name / playground fund), sign up to be included on the Bone Marrow Registry at Be The Match, or simply put on something extra sparkly on May 4th for Erin, and dedicate one of those weekend miles you walk or run to her memory.

We’ll be missing her sparkle so much this Easter weekend. I hope you have a wonderful spring weekend with family and friends.