Thursday, July 07, 2011

My Elite Dancer


This image showed up on the highlights Facebook page for TOP Branson Nationals today ... WOW! I'm proud of Miss M! She received an Elite Top First rating and placed 2nd in her division (across all dance categories in ages 9-12)! I'm using a lot of exclamation points!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Old Friends, New Memories


Old friends ... new memories ... PRICELESS!
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The Bling Has Begun!


We're getting ready for DANCE NATIONALS! Even though the spring and summer have been a whirlwind already, the excitement has broken through ... along with the sequins (photo from her new beanie)!  Miss M is SO excited.  Our list is still long for the day, but now it's becoming fun.  Before long, we'll have a trunk full of dance things and bling for her, work things and cameras for me, with paint and glitter adorning the windows!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Stars and Stripes (and SWIRLS)

This year, our celebration involved children ... always a treat!  For the past few summers, my kids have been in Ohio on visitation.  Even though J is grown and living there now (and couldn't come here), M had to return for dance nationals and her dad was no longer able to attend, so she was flown in a day early.  She was just in time to be part of a birthday party for Uncle J and Miss P.  We even had a delightful accompaniment to fireworks on bongo drums!