Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bella's highlights 2010

Starting the 3rd grade, reading tons, and making more crafts and art work than we have storage/wall space for

A baptism in April with friends and lots of family

A rockin' recital with her dad as a dance partner. They jazz danced to It's Raining Men

A role in the musical version of the Legend of Sleepy Hallow (posted is a picture of Bella and "Ichabod Crane")

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

One of my favorite trips of 2010

Highlight of November? Spending time with my best friends since childhood. We took a road trip to southern California and spent two fabulous days in Disneyland. . .which brought back so many fun memories, namely, going to Disneyland with these same girls when we were in the 7th grade. And yes, that is DMITRY CHAPLIN with us. I recognized him from Season II SYTYCD. I said to Katie, "Katie, there's your celebrity. It's Dmitry!" And she shouts, "Dmitry!" And he turns. And we ask for a picture. And he says yes!!
To these girls, thanks for a rockin' childhood, fun, easy teen years, and all the good times since. Love you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bella's first day of second grade.
Holding one of Grandpa Rick's Cavalier King Charles Spanial Puppies before dance class.

Lincoln's turn!

Wyn's first birthday. . .we had Cinnamon rolls (thanks Grammy Beth), eggs, and sausage and a little family birthday breakfast. For a present, Wyn got his very own roll of toilet paper and paper towells. The boy has an obsession with paper products . ..kleenex, wipes, toilet paper, paper towells. . .he can spot them a mile away and then, with a deliberateness and almost reverence, he begins to tear them apart. Slowly at first but then he really gets into it and goes to town!


Grammy Sherida and Wyn
These next two are for my friends Katie and Cory who didn't beleive that I was a level 7 space ranger or galactic hero. That's right. I got more than 1,000,000 points . . . so many that the counter thing didn't have the capacity to go any higher. It just stopped at 999,999. Eat your heart out Buzz Lightyear.

Disneyland June 2009

Wyn flirting with passersby in New Orleans Square.
Lincoln and Bella with the big guy.

Lincoln's first time on Grizzly Mt. River Run. See the gold star in the lower right? Those are Bella's Hannah Montana cowgirl boots Lincoln has on. They gave him the 1 inch he needed to get on that ride.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grand Canyon

Guess who hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim? Paul and I (with many friends) hiked down the north rim, across the bottom, and up the south rim. 24 miles. 95 degrees. "all in a days work." And dude, it was serious work (at least for me). We had a great time though. I had never been to the Grand Canyon before (shameful for an az-native), and it was absolutely beyond what I expected or imagined. I am planning on it again next year. Anyone else want to go?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Dance Collection

Remember my post in the Fall about wishing to be on stage again? One of my dancers was unable to perform, and I took her place (that is why I am wearing so much make up). It was great fun . . . even the nerves backstage were fun in a wierd way.