Saturday, February 8, 2014

What's in the Hat Box... and a Winner!

Fabric from last week's blog hop reminded me of what I had hidden in the hat box...
... and thanks for all the great comments on what I could store in this lovely box!!

 Channeling Mary Poppins...

 ...complete with a hat...

...Hot Chocolate with marshmallows.  Don't laugh, this is serious...

OK, you can laugh.
Remembering the 2002 Utah Olympic Winter Games, where it was our job to "warm up" the crowds while they waited in lines.  We sang songs like "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Button Up Your Overcoat" and ♫♪ "We are the Hot Chocolate Brigade, and we are here to bring you aid... ♪♫ in four-part harmony. We served little cups of hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course), and we laughed and made a million friends from all around the world.

We were dressed by folks from Disney, who also taught us to sing and dance at the same time, ha!  :)   This is my little group, OneVoice, (formerly known as "Deonn & the Blondes").  Gail, Carolyn, Mary and I have been singing together now for over 20 years.  Fun times, for a bunch of moms who met at church choir.  And a great outlet while we were all raising our families.

Anyway, just thought I'd share, since it's Olympic season again!

OK, back to business.
She Who Sews blog hop winner chosen by
Congratulations to Elizabeth!!  You are my
Your sweet little package is on its' way!
And now, I think I need a little hot chocolate.  With marshmallows...


  1. Deonn, That is just too adorable!! I would have never guess that was what was in the hat box. What a great memory. Thanks for sharing! (P.S. I always wanted to be Mary Poppins.) Congrats to Elizabeth.

  2. What a fun memory to have of the Olympics, and to get to participate. Hubby sings barbershop (24 years now).

  3. can you not put a video on your blog of you girls in full song? Love the costumes. Have to own up to never having had marsh mallows in hot chocolate

  4. This is just too cute! How wonderful a group and that you still are together - wow. Enjoy that hot chocolate with marshmallows.

  5. What a wonderful story! You were a part of Olympic history...awesome!

  6. That is so cool. There will be people who are chatting about Olympics with their family & say, "Do you remember the Hot Chocolate Ladies in Utah?". Thanks for sharing.

    Oh congratulations Elizabeth too.

  7. Oh My Goodness! What an adorable group you were to entertain Olympic crowds. Congratulations to Elizabeth. Hot Chocolate Hugs...

  8. ohhhhh I want to be part of this brigade…..that hat….cup, I want one of those…this is absolutely adorable…i want to be you….for a day or a week of even a year lol


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