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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oh where oh where have I been...??

Well, busy, that's for sure!!

Last week we were in Utah for our dance competition! We went to my brother's house for the first couple of days, and spent time with his family. I got to see him skate for the first time since we were kids, and I have to say that my brother has some mad skills!! I was pretty impressed! It was really cool to spend some time with them...we haven't really ever done that...is that pathetic or what??

Anyhow, Oakley had a birthday, so we cooked my mom's special twinky cake...and quietly partied since by the time we got to her cake, it was after 10 o'clock at night...and there were kids sleeping...! Yes, I will pose for my mother of the year picture now...

The competition went fairly well. The day had a rough start though. I had to get up at 5am, and over to another hotel by 6am to begin getting one of my teams ready. They danced at 8:30, and although that seems like plenty of time...it isn't. We got the girls ready as quickly as possible, and headed over to Lagoon....just like EVERYONE else. The lines were rediculas. By the time I got back to where we needed to be, it was time to go on stage!! This is Nationals may I remind you...it is so important to have time to focus and go through the dance several times....not because they don't know it, but because when you are in that kind of situation, hurrying and stressing, it is hard to slow down and re-direct your energy...well, we didn't have time for that, and sadly enough, they didn't do well at all. It was so frustrating as a director. We all got up so early to prepare and be ready, just to not be ready...!! I guess it comes with the territory...

On a better note though, Two of the teams took first, one took second, and then that morning team took third. ( The judging is different than standard 1st, 2nd, 3rd...) In their level, one team gets first, and then your scores qualify you for second or thirds. I know...weird...

ANYWAYS...overall, the day had it's ups and downs, but over-all was great!

Since then, I have been busy doing the baby slings and planning the summer...I think it is filled already....and it hasn't even started yet!! But...if you know me...you know I like busy....so it should be great!



5 comments :

Kristina P. said...

I love Lagoon! We have purchased season passes the past two years, but probably not this year.

Glad you had a good time!

em said...

hello again! i remember clogging at lagoon in elem school. it was our favorite event competition all year! congrats on all of your success:-)

Laura said...

I'd laugh, but it's all too real. It's like I was there just last week or something....

Mrs. S said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. I just LOVE your blog: the design, the writing, the sidebar...it all just puts out this positive energy. And you are a Christian so that just tops my list! Thank you for coming by, again, and please come back again!

Grand Pooba said...

I only wish I could get my hubster to take me to Lagoon! I love it. And what's this, you came to Utah and didn't even have the curteousy of visiting me?

Oh how I love Utah dance competitions and I'm being totally serious! I did them in highschool on the drill team and now I love going to watch my neice!