You already know that Kali is gone for almost five months to tour the United States teaching communications classes with the Institute For Cultural Communicators. At this point, she's been gone a month. Last weekend, the families of the eleven interns met together, with the team and the Moon family, to commission the team before the start of their official tour. This photo above was the first time we had seen Kali in three weeks. Excuse the blur. I was crying and that always makes things look blurry :).
This young man is the lead intern for this year's team. I know he has an official title, but I don't recall it exactly. He toured last year and has great knowledge that benefits all the new interns. And he is one.great.guy!
This fellow is pretty much the team's funny man! Although, all of them can be at one time or another.
They started the program for the parents off in their black and red attire. They gave blips of the programs they will be using to open the various conferences. Skits, introductions, samplers of speeches that will be highlighted. Those kinds of things.
You do get a name on this one. This is my beautiful - and happy - and ecstatic to be an intern - daughter, Kali :).
This is only part of the eleven member team. I was sitting on the front row and this is all that would fit in my frame.
Love this girl. A lot!
And the Awakening Program begins. (Notice the formal wear :)). He was all like, "Dude! They are here to see my incredible juggling!" And she was all like, "I don't think so!" Wrong words, right sentiment - lol! And, yes! He can do some incredible juggling!
The conference theme this year is Awakening ... Rise Up ... Reach Out! This skit, which wove throughout the program, was hilarious. It centered around the International Convention For Extremely Lethargic and Exhausted Peoples Anonymous. (They were using the word "Narcolepsy" but didn't want to offend anyone, so it was changed.)
There's my daughter - looking all snooty - she was playing an older, female attorney - looking down her nose at everyone. Can you tell she was raised by two police officers? Lol! The two bickering in the background are pretending to be a married couple.
I don't remember the point of this but I loved it. I asked Mark if they were making fun of my iPad - lol! What app is that???
I think this was another skit called The Land of Sleep.
This beautiful lady was part of the skit 7 Ways to Wake Up!
Same skit. Something to do with waking up with the roosters? Maybe? She was awesome!
Love this girl! She has incredible support from her family. Two of her brothers traveled a long way to be there for the commissioning weekend.
Emcee for the convention of lethargic narcoleptics. You get the idea :).
I want to say he was a doctor? And Kali's "lawyer" side didn't like doctors - lol! (She told me after the program that she didn't know doctors and lawyers didn't get along. So funny!)
You can see Kali sleeping in the background. They kept dropping off to sleep and had to be wakened up.
Then they called the children down front. Or older kids that were young at heart. And the team performed The Crystal Casket, which is similar to Snow White.
She made one awesome, incredible bad.guy.evil.step-mother.person!
But she wanted to get to my daughter. Ermalina. Kali was hiding behind the door (also known as one of the other interns.)
The prince's first glimpse of the princess - Ermalina.
Yeah, he totally rescued her :).
And all was good. The End.
This is the beginning of the storyline Agrippa and Paul from the Bible.
Most of my photos from this section were too blurry to do much with. Sorry, guys.
The writer and director of the Awakening Program. We all love him! He's a pretty incredible man of God. And he's funny! And he has a passion for God and for our kids. And he loooooves popcorn. Can you tell?
Someone got ahold of my camera and took this shot. And, of course, I'm talking - like usual -lol!
The Awakening Program was wonderful. If the team comes anywhere near where you live, you should make plans to check it out. You can follow the team at this website: http://www.instituteforculturalcommunicators.org/10events