March 4, 2014
Last weekend, Natalie's dance school, Clayton Valley Dance Academy, competed in the Rainbow Dance Competition. They had 4 dances total (Nat was in 3) and they received 2 Platinum's and 2 Gold's, a judges award AND, an invitation to go to a Dance Camp in New York!
And I missed it all. What a dope. Never again! I missed it because of our bi-annual scrap booking trip. I finally came to the realization that I am one of the few who commits to the whole weekend in addition to, dragging up a bunch of crap for everyone, making arrangements for the house, figuring out and coordinating the payment, stressing about who might not pay this time, finding subs for my classes and missing my kid's 'sporting events'.
Sorry, girls, I love you but I'm feeling rather annoyed and a little used and on the verge of resigning.
So now that I've vented and possibly lost some friends, let's turn our attention to what I missed!
I viewed and purchased of bunch of the professional pictures that were taken (this is just a screen shot of the proofs). Loved this one!
My Little Honey Bunch purchased the videos. These aren't great quality...you'll laugh when I tell you how I made these. Yup, I took a video of them from the computer screen with my camera. LOL! I couldn't figure out how to import them from the format they were in (suggestions welcome!). Well, it's better than having missed it all together!
This is their Tap Number. Nat is in the pink shirt.
This is their contemporary routine. Nat is the non-blonde.
And the Jazz. Nat is the one on the far left.
Brings a smile to my heart! Even though I'm kicking myself for missing it!
And, girls, I really do love you but it feels like it's time for a break for me. And furthermore, I expect to see your asses over here for dinner. SOON! (I wonder if this is a first...breaking up via Blog Post?)
March 1, 2014
Or Bodega Bay "Scrapbooking" weekend. Same diff. So, the trip starts off quite civilized. We have lunch at this great restaurant where bacon is the theme. Even in the desserts. YUM. It's Zazu (click) in Sebastopol. You really must try it!
Then we started drinking Margaritas at noonish.
Then we finished those.
Then we moved on to wine.
Then the bras came off.
Then we moved on to gin and tonics.
Then somehow the gin and tonics turned into gin shots. I did not partake.
Then the shots turned into, "Who needs a glass for the wine." And they wanted to protect their identity.
Then I tried to make a little dog dance like the Chihuahua in this video.
Yeah, it's been that kind of trip.