1. The Magic City Nutcracker

Tyson Hall Theater, VHUMC

I help backstage and can tell you the fun stuff goes on behind the curtain. I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed as hard at the dancers than before the curtain goes up.

2. Substitute Teaching

Pizitz Middle School



I am really able to get to know the teachers and administrators on a personal level, and I can tell you they love to teach, they love middle school-aged children (which you need to be a little crazy to do) and they love Pizitz.

3. Photo Spots

McCallum Park & Sibyl Temple

I love to go with my daughter Elizabeth on her photography shoots. I’m her gopher and helper. McCallum Park has that fantastic bridge, and Sibyl Temple is beautiful when the hydrangeas are in bloom.

4. Serve Day

Church of the Highlands

This was second year we were a part of a group doing repairs to someone’s home. There were a ton of people working all around the cities our church campuses are in including Vestavia Hills.

5. The Dogwood Festival

As a former Vestavia Belle, I love seeing all the new dresses and young women who serve as junior hostesses to our city. Several events carry on tradition about what is beautiful about Vestavia Hills in the spring: a luncheon, Art in The Hills and the Vestavia Belles presentation, all planned by the Vestavia Hills Beautification Board.