Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Joy on Broadway!!!

Yes, you heard it right...Joy Sims Brown is now working on Broadway!!!
In September of 2006 Joy had one of her biggest dreams come true...she got a job with Disney Theatricals!!! This is the first time she has been able to use both her business degree and theatre degree. The two shows Joy works for is "Mary Poppins" and "Beauty and the Beast".
In November Joy had the opportunity to go to the opening of "Mary Poppins".

Since Joy works for the "Mary Poppins" show she was invited to go to The Tony Awards on June 10th.

Joy said she had a blast going shopping for and outfit and shoes for The Tony's.

There is so much more to The Tony's than anyone would think...every time there was a performance on stage people in the audience could not really see what was going on because of all the camera equipment taping the event.

Not only did Joy get to attend the awards she also got to attend The Disney After Party!!!

Now is the time for my(Amanda's) favorite part of the story.....

After a fun filled evening she decided it was time to head home...since she was in strappy dress shoes she decided to get a cab to take her home. On the way home she realized she made it through the whole evening without any food. She had been so busy/intrigued that she did not eat at the party. So, what does Joy decide to do? She has the cab driver pull over at the neighborhood McDonald's...remember...Joy is in her formal...she said she really got some funny looks from people coming in there to order a cheeseburger meal. ***Next time any of you happen to see Joy you should have her tell you that part of the story because it is so funny coming from her!!!***

Beauty and the Beast Farewell Show

After a 13 and a half year run "Beauty and the Beast" closed making it the 6th longest running show in Broadway history...and Joy and her mom were on the 15th row in the Orchestra section for the whole thing.

<-Donny Osmond came back to perform in the final show!!

Joy is friends with the producer of "Beauty and the Beast" so he introduced Joy to all his B-list celebrity friends which consisted of a bunch of soap opera stars...Mammaw B would have been in HOG HEAVEN!!!

They also got to attend the after party...it was a wonderful night!!!

We wanted to add this wonderful picture from when Joy was home for a visit in July!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Just a little update...

There has been a lot going on with the family right now...here is a small look at what is happening.

I am not going to go into great detail with all of this at this point but here is a little information.

1) Pat and Jerry Lawrence are grandparents...their daughter Kristen gave birth to a sweet little girl. The baby's name is Madison Grace.

2) Jessica Sims graduated from high school and will be attending Oklahoma City University this fall...she will be studying...YOU GUESSED IT...theatre and music. WAY TO GO JO-JESSICA (Jessiewood)!!!

3) Amanda Mohr has moved back home to North Little Rock. She enjoyed her year and a half in Oklahoma City. God really blessed her and transformed her while there.

4) Laura Sims is currently in Malawi, Africa. She is with a group that is going into villages to dig water wells and they are also showing The Jesus film. We can't wait to have her give us an update to post.

5) Russ, Katie and Eliot Mohr are finally together...on Monday, July 9th, Katie and Eliot arrived in St Louis. Eliot is a wonderful little guy and we can't wait for him to make his first appearance to the family. (There is a link on the left side of this page to their blogspot. You can go check it out for more details.)

6) Philip Bentley is getting MARRIED to a beautiful girl named Stephanie. They are getting married in October and will be living in Atlanta.

7) We just got news that Jon Bentley is graduating from college!!! CONGRATS JON!!!

8) Along with all this good news I hate to say that we have one piece of sad news to include. After struggling for several years with Alzheimer's, on Tuesday, July 10th, Aunt Mary passed away. She will certainly be missed!!!

***Please let us know if there is updates on you or your part of the family that you would like us to add to the blog.***

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hello All!!!

The last few months we have really enjoyed going to the blogspots of different family members and friends. After talking about it we have decided to start a blogspot for The Bentley Family.
We are hoping to pick up right where we left off with the "family newsletters".
This will be a fun way to keep up with family news and events.
Hope you all enjoy this site!!!

We will be posting the first blog soon!!!

Amanda Mohr