A Recap in Pictures!

  • Jazz Nativity 2014

was a big weekend for us and our church family. Every year we have our annual Jazz Nativity and it’s honestly the highlight of our Christmas season! Our families get together, our friends come in for the show and it feels like the Christmas season has officially begun! This year was probably my favorite. This was my 3rd year performing and I had a blast. Right before I go on stage I always get nervous and think to myself “Why do I do this to myself?!! Why?!!” I do the same thing before I speak at conferences too! Right before I do something stressful that involves a “performance” of any kind, I wonder why I put myself in these situations.

Life would be a lot easier if I never had to worry about doing a good job with my singing and speaking. However, these are the things that are the most rewarding once they are accomplished! Every time I walked off of the stage, I was thankful that I had the opportunity to sing! I love to sing and I am so thankful that I had a VOICE all weekend!! If you remember from this post, I have nodules on my vocal chords and so there are seasons throughout the year when it’s hard for me to sing. Thankfully, my voice was GREAT shape for Jazz Nativity!! That’s quite a big WIN for me!!!! I don’t have a full video but if you really want to hear a little bit, there was a little video posted on Youtube… don’t judge. It was live…which means it’s not perfect… but it’s fun to watch! :)

So enjoy some of these images!! I hope you can see just how much FUN we have with this!! We’re so blessed to be a part of such an amazing church family!! If you haven’t been before and you’re close by, you HAVE to join us next year!!! Over 2,000 people joined us at our 5 shows this year and we’re anticipating more shows in the future!! A HUGE thanks to EVERYONE involved both on and off stage!!!!







6 Comments Personal
  1. Laura Beth Stricker reply

    This is AWESOME! I wish my church did something like this – I know we have a ton of talent!

  2. Olivia reply

    The link for the video didn’t work for me :(

  3. Brenda James reply

    KK, It was incredible and I’m so glad we got to see it all . . . but especially your song! (I am a little biased, I know, but it really was wonderful)

  4. Katelyn Swiader reply

    Wow that was fantastic! It’s crazy how one person can have so much talent. I am a graduate in vocal performance, a voice teacher (teaching the last 7 years), and I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in speech therapy…. If you’re interested I have a recommendation on something that might make your voice less tired when you sing. Feel free to email me if you like to hear it. I heard about the nodules from your blog… That’ is not easy. You should know that you sound amazing and I would never known. Keep spreading the word!

  5. Lindsey Stump reply

    Your voice is amazing! And the photos are awesome!!! Who did the photography? You and Michael, I presume? That seems like a no-brainier but since you were singing I wasn’t sure :) Awesome stuff!

  6. Jaimie macari reply

    Hi Katelyn! I’m sure your singing was beautiful! Looks like a joyous event! the photos are beautiful and I was just wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing what lens, settings, and lighting setup (if any) you used in this situation or would use in this type of situation. Thanks for sharing! -Jaimie M.

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