I am back again with our year end letter. We started out this year with the idea that instead of trying to get new routines into the show we would focus on just adding little tricks into our routines. We got off to a fast start and came up with three new tricks to add into our first show this year. We changed the ending of Joyful. We juggled four big balls while I am laying on the ground(this trick is a victory for D vs K since I was able to learn my part as part of D vs K 2019). Finally, we came up with a quick 5 ball trick we call Lofty.
We also started working on a new Easter message. I bought the new props and wrote a version of script (Darren approved, but I was lukewarm on it). However we never tried it out because all our Easter shows were canceled. Lots of shows were canceled this year due to the pandemic. We finally met up late in June to work on video for Marian and Friends. The result can be found here. Seeing Darren and juggling again was so exciting after the time off, that I found myself yelling most of time. We went on to do 4 more outside shows this summer. Surprisingly, we ended up performing "Prodigal Fun" two times even though we didn't do it at all last year.
We did D vs K online this year. I won, but I won't do a recap since you can still watch it here. I was super happy with the way everything turned out except for the fact that we only got 34 people to vote and two of them were my dad. We actually liked doing it this way enough that we are going to try to do it online again next year. I haven't seen Darren since our last show in September, but I am pretty sure that whenever we meet up to practice, my excitement will be such that I will have trouble controlling the volume of my voice.
Finally, the personal sentences: My wife is pregnant with our third child. Darren appears to still be sane and well despite watching unbelievable amounts of Thomas the Tank Engine with his son.