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Jun 18, 2019

Last Dance Recital for Crafty and Curly

Last Saturday was an incredibly busy day. We started out with Day Camp for Scout and Baby Doll and we ended up with most of the family coming over for dinner after the dance recital. It was the last dance recital for Curly and Crafty.

The Lower School Recital started at 3:00 and we only had 2 dances this year, Baby Doll's Jazz and Ballet numbers. Next year she will be entirely in the Upper School and all by herself. That is so weird to me. We have had kids dancing for so many years that it is hard to believe that next year she will be the only one.

Her Jazz number started with a small solo for her and she did a fabulous job as usual.

Baby Doll during her Jazz solo, 2nd from right

Her Ballet class was the oldest class in her recital, so they were the final number to close the performance.

Baby Doll's Ballet, far right


Baby Doll had only one number in the Upper School and that was her cute Tap class.

Baby Doll's Tap, Red Jacket, 3rd from left
Curly had two dances, Ballet and Jazz. Gamer is a custodian at Herriman High School, so he was able to film some of them from the balcony (although he missed the last amazing dance for Crafty because I forgot to tell him it was coming up.)




He also danced with mostly the same girls in his Jazz class.

Curly's Jazz Number
Crafty was amazing! She danced with her performing team in two different numbers wearing the green costumes.

Crafty - Performing Team - the highest hand
 She as also in Company Hip Hop.

Crafty - Company Hip Hop, arms out-stretched

 Jazz Company 2 (for some reason, I didn't get any pics of this one), and her last great solo. I will have to try to add pics from the actual dance for this one later. My video is not great and I'm hoping Drama Queen might have a few minutes to make it look better before I post it.

Crafty, Ballet Company 2 - 4th from the right

Then entire recital had me weepy and emotional, but I was so proud of my 3 dancers and so many people came up to me afterward to tell me what a fantastic job all them had done. I was never a dancer, but I sure love watching it when my own children are on the stage.

Love you guys! Great job!

Jun 16, 2019

Concerts at the Tabernacle

On Friday, we had the opportunity to go down to Temple Square twice! In the morning, Sport drove the bunch of us downtown. We parked at City Creek, wandered around for a few minutes, and then made our way to the Tabernacle for the 12:00 Organ Concert. Did I tell you Sport is take Music 1010 at SLCC? That means lots of concerts this summer!




After the concert, we stopped by the Joseph Smith Memorial Building to say hello to Grandpa before we headed back home. It was an awesome concert and nothing like the one we saw that evening again in the Tabernacle. It was the Bell Choir on Temple Square and they did a great job! There concert was much longer than the Organ Recital, but after the first page, the variety was great and we had so much fun!





There were 7 of us in our little party; me and my sweetie, Teach and Twiz, Princess and The Frog, and Grandpa. The 8th person was supposed to be Sport, but he ended up working and couldn't make it with us.


After the concert was over, we all walked over to the Last Course dessert bar. I got the bread pudding. It was fun to share so we could try new things. It sure is fun hanging out with my older kids and their spouses almost like friends and equals. I just have to remember not to try to tell them what to do...


Jun 15, 2019

Win a Vacation in Myrtle Beach!

My sweetie and I have these skymiles built up, but we never seem to have an occasion to use them. That's why when I saw this opportunity, I decided to jump on it. If I had my airfare covered by my credits and then I won a couple of nights in a condo on Myrtle Beach, I might just be able to afford to have a real vacation this year.

See what you think of this promo video and then I will post the details so you can decide for yourself.






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Jun 14, 2019

Visiting Hogle Zoo

Sport has been taking some college classes and one of them is Conservation Biology and one of his extra credit field trips is the Hogle Zoo, so we thought today would be a great day to visit. Of course I had to invite as many grandbabies as possible. We drove down in 4 separate cars counting the ones Teach and Bossy drove from their places of work.


There were 16 of us altogether. After visiting the giraffes and riding on the train, we sat on the porch of the administration building and ate our lunch. Then our huge party moved out. Of course we got separated! Teach and I and several of the kids stopped at the Giraffe Feeding gazebo. It cost $5 for some lettuce to hold up while their long tongues snatched it out of the hand. That might not sound super exciting unless you are a two or nearly two-year-old. Little Warrior and Twizlet had so much fun, and other than the carousel, it might have been my favorite part of the trip.


We visited several animals, the gorilla, monkeys, and meerkats, on our way to the carousel. The lines were short and it had turned into a bright sunny day in spite of the raindrops we saw on our drive in. The kids all loved the carousel and they immediately went around and got in line again. I think the little ones could have kept doing that all afternoon, but there was more to see.


We visited big cats, bears, and sea lions, and after a quick stop by the splashpad and another at the elephants, it was time to go home. But don't worry... we'll be back again soon. I have that magic pass!

Say "Cheese!"


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