Sometimes our family runs like a well-oiled machine, at other times it's a bit hectic and chaotic. More often than not it's a little bit of both. Regardless, it's always a lot of fun. Recently our family got a chance to experience "life on the big screen" and share what we love about our soap with a large audience. Here's an inside scoop on what it looks like to get ten people prepped, primped, and ready to proclaim...
Picture this: It's 6 am and you know YOU'R GOING TO BE ON LIVE TV for the 1st time ...in less than 2 hours!! Nervous?? Oh yes! Anxious?? Indeed! But between now and then, we have a bigger concern: there's 10 people to feed, get looking sharp, in the car, through morning traffic and to the studio -- on time!
Is it time to panic?? YES!!!
Dwight and I get into gear and divide and conquer:
1) Get Mama ready 1st (cuz she takes the longest! ...and she can get ready while everyone is still sleeping).
2) Breakfast: Since little men can't leave the house without their full 35-egg breakfast, that was chore #2.
3) Daddy starts directing traffic and making bottles while the kids tackle getting into their pre-set-out outfits (aren't they awesome?!! Special thank you to Grandma's and Grandpa's for decking the boys out each birthday in western clothes).
4) Load up... find directions... drive like crazy... sit in traffic... panic that you're going to be late for your 1st LIVE interview!! Intense.
Approaching downtown Denver, Colorado
When we arrive, all of a sudden everyone has to use the bathroom! Shirts need to be re-tucked, Royal needs another bottle (and diaper change), Vienna can't seem to sit still (what will she do in the studio???!!!), and the rest of the crew is calm and cool... like they do this everyday. :-)
In the lobby of FOX31 Denver!
Panic starts to subside as we are introduced to the nicest lady who directs us to the studio.
Welcome to the DENVER FOX EveryDay show!!!
We walk in the back door and they are already filming the LIVE show! All the little cowboy boots sneak quietly across the floor to our seats. There are four or five different sets all around us. A group of students is visiting and sitting in the audience next to us.
We sit, watch, and listen to the hosts, Kathie J and Chris Parente, while they go to commercials, chat with the other news anchors, weather man, etc. They are hilarious!
Royal particularly thinks they are funny ... although I'm sure he doesn't get the humor. ;-)
Then we are prepped, mic'd and led on stage. The children were awesome as the camera showed them as well. After it was over, we snagged Chris Parente and got a photo.
Here's the full interview ...
It was such a fun experience and we loved it all!