Sunday, August 7, 2011


Happy August everyone. August means school and school shopping, new dance schedules and getting organized for the coming school/dance year. But August also means memories for me. We have 2 dates in August that are tricky ones to "celebrate".
Two years ago we spent the majority of August in Salt Lake between my parents place and Primary Children's Hosptal. I wouldn't change that summer for anything.
Today I'm making pumpkin cookies with the girls. We made pumpkins cookies for one of the lemonade stands we did for Vittoria. Of course I think of Vittoria often, but August is the hardest with the 2 year mark of her death and the birthday we celebrate with her in a special way. I love you Vittoria and miss you very much. Life continues to go forward, but I always think of the way things would be a little different if you were here with us physically. To James and Val, I love you both very much too. Keep moving forward, because I think that's all we can do.
So, I'm going to eat a pumpkin cookie, pour me a class of lemonade and look at a few pictures. I might even have myself a good cry, but that's okay.
I love you Vittoria!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blog Blah

To blog or not to blog, that is the question. And it looks like it's been - to not blog - lately. Since that the computer is downstairs it makes is harder to blog because I don't go downstairs. Now if someone or many people would like to come to my place and work on my basement, I wouldn't object and then I'd have more of a reason to be downstairs.... The family room would be finished and the playroom done so we would hang out down here. But, until then, we'll have to make a conscious effort to come down stairs. Side Note-if anyone really would like to help with the basement, the baby gets here in the middle of Nov. and I'd love to have another room done down here. Just sayin'. ;)
So, here's a little post to keep things updated, sort of. Things are good at our house. School stars in a few weeks and that means dance gets back into motion. I'm praying for more students this year, like always, but only having positive thoughts this year. I'm hoping it works. I have a few new teachers to add to my studio and that should put me there a little less or at least my girls there not so often because Taylor is a great babysitter!!
Our little man gets here in November. We're still planning for 11-11-11. If he's early, I won't mind a bit. I have a total of 1 outfit for him and 2 pair of jammies. He's set for the ride home from the hospital and that's it. A boy at my house! CRAZY! But it will be wonderful.
There's plenty more to update on, but that makes for a long post! So, here's a picture just for fun - Dance Technica at the parade last weekend.