Parker made All-State Men’s Choir. After three tough auditions for district, region and area. And going thru 11 hours of hell today, MY KID PLACED 7TH CHAIR in the Texas All-State Choir. Can you believe it? This is the first time he’s really worked hard for something and he made it happen. I’m so incredibly proud of him. If you aren’t into the whole high school, all state thing, it would be like if your high school football team won the state championship, only it’s one kid doing his thing against a 1000 others. And he’s a sophomore going against juniors and seniors.

I’m still freaking out. I was with him for the last 24-hours and it was intense. I didn’t sleep at all last night because all of the kids were so nervous and I was nervous for them. We drove out to Abilene last night (3-hour drive) They got up at six this morning to be at the school by 7:30, and it didn’t end until six this evening. ARGH!

Okay, so the even better news is we took four kids down there for the competition and three placed and one became an alternate. Awesome kids and they have awesome teachers. Only 10 kids are picked for each section, Tenor, Bass, etc…

Okay… Sorry very proud mom moment here, but it really is one of my happiest moments ever to share with him. (One that will probably end abruptly when report cards arrive next week.) :-)

So what are you guys doing this weekend? I have to pack tomorrow for the long sojourn in L.A. I Leave first thing Monday morning. Oh, Geez… where did I put my e-ticket?


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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