Sunday, October 19, 2008

And they called it puppy love

Today was the biggest day for any Primary president, the annual Primary Sacrament program. It was quite the ordeal to put together, especially with it being my first one. But with a LOT of help from my counselors, the program was written, rehearsed, and ready to go. I was out for a few weeks after having Rhode so a lot of the initial practicing happened without me. We even held a practice yesterday in the chapel to make sure the kids were totally prepared.



I got to church 20 minutes early as planned, got all the things set up that needed setting up, ushered the kids to their seats, and was sitting in my spot right as the meeting began. I was feeling pretty calm, considering. Then I look out into the congregation and this face was staring back at me...


Yup, Donny Osmond with his family in tow attended our ward today. Our ward boundaries actually include the Strip and Donny & Marie have a show going on right now. Suddenly, all worries about presenting this program for the ward, bishop, parents, God, and angels were gone. All I could think was, 'I am performing my Primary program for Donnie Osmond.'

Why all the interest? My mom indoctrinated us with a love for all things Osmond at a young age. We all knew that nothing would make her happier than somehow managing to marry into the Osmond family. :)

So as the program progressed, I was able to concentrate for the most part as I sorted sunbeams and five year olds up to the microphone. But there was the occasional thought in the back of my mind, 'I wonder what Donny thinks about the program?'

I did have the small daydream that Donny would come up to me after the program and congratulate me on a job well done. Unfortunately, his family jetted out of the chapel immediately after the closing prayer. Probably to avoid fans just like me!

The program went really well. I was so proud of the kids, they really pulled it off!

9 comments:

lindsay>boo said...

Wow! Donny Osmond! I would have forgotten everything I was supposed to do if that had happened to me. I'm so glad your program went well! And hey, maybe he'll come back next Sunday and search for the Primary President who pulled off that amazing Primary Program!

Samantha said...

Kacey that seriously is HILARIOUS! I would be FREAKING OUT! Glad everything went okay and glad you got to see a celebrity. Hey, he got to come to your show for free, maybe he can return the favor.

Mandi said...

That is awesome! No pressure eh'? I'm sure it was great, and it makes for a good story!

Lori said...

Oh you are so lucky!!!! It's quite embarassing how much a fan I am of Donny Osmond!!!! I bet he loved the primary program. Stay near your phone. I bet he'll be calling soon for some advice on his next project.

Ty and Dani said...

I am also Osmond indoctrinated! That is crazy. Pregnancy has been good...I actually have felt just the same and still fit into some of my pants...life is good!

Kimmy said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only person of my generation that has an obsession with Donny! Seriously, I'm would've freaked out. I'm sure he was impressed...I know you and your family know how to put on a good show.

Peggy Dee said...

As a mother, you always wonder if you raised your kids right... but if they can pick Donny Osmond out of an audience and know enough about him to be in awe - well that's just good parenting!

Angie Larkin said...

HA! That cracks me up. I had a small fantasy as well...it goes a little something like this...

Donny: I must meet the mother of that bright young sunbeam girl. She was so awesome. She should be in showbiz. I would like her to be a guest on my show.

Marie is in my mother-in-law's ward. My mother in law asked if she could be her visiting teacher!

Mindy said...

I knew we should have gone but I am a little glad we didn't because Dale would have been embarrassing, remember the BYU Basketball player. I am sure you did a great job and that Donnie will be calling soon to replace his program director with you. ;)