Kristi has already written a beautiful post about Haley's first experience as a Drive-Thru Nativity shepherd at our church. It was a special evening, to be sure.
I thought I'd share a few background pictures and a little video of Scene #9 in which Haley and Kristi appeared.
Signing In - Every actor has to sign in prior to
getting into costume. Kristi is showing Haley
her name on the sign-in sheet. Rosie Armstrong
had their costumes all ready for them. (Rosie's been
in charge of costumes every year that we've
lived in Huntington Beach!)
Grandma Connie is helping Haley get
"robed up." Chuck Armstrong looks on.
(Chuck is Rosie's husband--who's also
worked with Drive-Thru for many years.)
Haley was so excited to be a part of the
Drive-Thru. She was taking in every detail.
On the set between cars--Haley's looking heavenward.
Maybe she sited an angel or something. Mom
mugs a bit for the camera. Big surprise!
The scene had its own "secret service" staff.
A very efficient teenage boy was the camera Nazi.
He made SURE nobody was taking flash pictures.
He was looking out for the animals--bright lights and
sensitive farm animals' eyes don't mix well, apparently.
Thus the blurry shot. (The pic above this one was the
only flash shot I got. I was afraid the kid was gonna
stomp on my camera or have me thrown off the parking lot!)
This pic still gives you a glimpse of Haley and Kristi.
Here's a video of the scene.