Guys it's almost Halloween! First off, Yay because it's my favorite holiday! Second, holy crap didn't this year just start?! Like we start Christmas rehearsals next week. Yep, you read that right. Christmas. And I've only blogged once all year. Because I suck.
It's honestly just been crazy, but crazy in a good way. In the late spring we got a business/life coach and it's drastically changed the way we are doing everything. If you haven't already done this, I highly suggest it!
Then came summer where we don't eat or sleep. We did 50 something shows, did our normal library tours, and broke in new material and our new illusion. Then we bought ANOTHER illusion. Which is premiering next month in the Christmas shows. We should hopefully perfect that after doing it 73 times in the next 2 months.
|This was actually one of the first times this was performed so it kinda looks nothing like this anymore|
Guys this never happens. We went 5 years without new illusions. Now we have 2 new ones for this year and we are about to send in an order for another! This box jumper is so happy!
Why can we do this? Because we made the decision last November that we were sick of debt and so we worked on butts off and in April we officially became debt free. It's so nice to now be online and say "Oh look here's a great deal on an illusion, cool let's buy it!" No guilt. It's awesome.
|This is the new illusion for the Christmas show, it just won't be this version|
This newest illusion we are about to get I'm pretty sure is about to become my new favorite. We've had a friend in magic bugging us for years to get it and we finally came up with a unique presentation that we've never seen anyone else do before. And I finally will get to show off my special trick during this routine. I've literally been waiting 6 years to find an excuse to do this on stage and I'm so dang excited. No, I won't give hints. Gotta wait and see.
With having a business coach she's really trying to help us shape our characters and who we want to come across as on stage. Creating new magic together is helping so much. Like it's not just the magic Brandon created pre Hannah. The Wagsters are creating it. We're really going to try to play off of our marriage. Our characters onstage will be us offstage, you know just a little more sparkly.
We have so many new routines that we can't wait to finally get worked in the show. We also dusted back off my old vanishing bandana routine after like 4 years since so many people asked for it to come back.
|Yes, it's a Christmas photo. From like 5 years. It's all I could find of this trick.|
Then after summer we moved into a house. Guys, a freaking house. No more apartment. Adulting. We have a garage to workshop in and practice the illusions without having to travel to a warehouse. It's so much better. Like the other day we needed to practice the new illusion and we just walked in the garage at like midnight to practice. Box jumping day and night.
Next came a hurricane with evacuations. Y'all trying to protect our illusions in 3 different places when we knew we had to leave town was SO stressful. We were very blessed nothing was ruined and we returned to our house standing with minimal damage. Others were sadly not so lucky.
So yeah it's been a different year but definitely a growing year. Our business is growing, our show is growing, we got a house, and our family grew a little bigger (we got a parakeet haha).
Oh and now Luna is going through some classes with a trainer so we are hoping to get our little girl ready to start traveling with us. It's been a long time since she's done a show with us!
|Here's some Luna derp|
Opps almost forgot! What are you guys planning to be for Halloween? I love hearing about costumes! We are going to be Shawn and Jules from Psych!
Well just wanted to keep you guys in the loop and I promise I'll get better about this. Thanks for reading and believing in the magic!