When we finished, my aunt wanted to look at the store, Home Goods. I didn't have money, so I wasn't really looking for anything. But, it's always fun to look around at their furniture and other goodies, so I can mentally decorate in my head! We weren't there for too long, because I wanted to have some downtime at home before the church service that night. We parted ways with my aunt and headed home.
I watched Felicity for a bit, then it was time to go. I was a bit nervous, but there was nothing to be nervous about; it was more excitement and adrenaline of anticipating how everything would all come together. I got there at 5:30, when we were expected; immediately changed into my costume, then had quite awhile to hang out with everyone, which was nice. The kid that played "12 year old Jesus" was hilarious, so he kept us entertained for the most part, telling us jokes or showing us something on Instagram. That helped the time pass off quickly.
It was nice to be able to see how things were going to work in its entirety, straight through, since in some ways, Friday and Saturday would be like "dress rehearsals" for Sunday morning. There were a couple scenes before ours, mainly with narration, sound effects, and video, then we were up. I was Mary, so I was part of the nativity. The whole idea of what we were doing is that we were behind a curtain type thing, and a light would shine on us, so the audience would just see our outline. It sounded really neat! The first night, the lighting didn't work, so you couldn't see us, but it was all good. It still prepared us for what we needed to do.
After our scene, I changed and hung around for a few minutes, in case anyone needed anything else. I talked with Joshua (who played Joseph) and our music pastor's assistant who had come back there to visit for a few minutes. The kids went to their classrooms after the skit was over, and I headed home.
That's all for now,
Stay tuned for part two!