Monday, December 27, 2010


One of my favorite moments of this Christmas break is without a doubt our Cardinal Chorale reunion.  Cardinal Chorale is the chamber choir at my high school, and it holds SOO many precious memories for me!  Mary Bodney (who was the director of the choir) was like a second mom to me and so many other kids in high school.  I absolutely adore her.  She is one big reason why I decided to become a music teacher (and one person I was terrified of disappointing when I decided to work on my administration degree!).  I've been having music-withdrawal as of late (due to the not-teaching-music bit) and out of purely selfish motives I decided to plan a last minute party.  And so was born the Cardinal Chorale reunion!  I cannot tell you how happy this made my heart!  Here are some pictures!

There's Mrs. Bodney directing us as always!

 Singing fun!

There's always a good story being told when Mrs. Bodney is around!

The beloved Mrs. B.

 My beautiful friend Alicja!  Oh, how I love singing with her!

It was so last minute and tons of old Chorale folks weren't able to make it.  Thankfully this has already turned into an annual event!  It'll be even BIGGER next year!


  1. Hi Lauren! I am a new reader and I enjoy reading your blog! I found you through a comment you posted on a mutual blog we follow -Chapters- and felt led to click on your blog! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  2. Hey there, Miss Queen! I'm glad you like the blog! Enjoy your Christmas season!

  3. What a fun idea and lots of great memories being renewed. Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

  4. Thanks, Paige! Merry (late) Christmas to you!