Friday, April 28, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ballroom Competition

Okay so here are the results from my competition last weekend. I got 10th in gold american Cha cha, 11th in Gold Int. Cha cha. 12th in the Lindyhop and 13th in WestCoast swing. We made it to all of the semi-final rounds and had alot of fun just dancing without the stess of routines. I dance those with Arica's husband Jerry since she is on Maternity Leave. I also did well in the country swing..placing 7th. I do have to say that there are politics at this particular college comp..BIG TIME. Which is why my team was the only one to show up for it. Everyone else is sick of the unfair judging. So really how i was ranked doesn't really say anything to me. I would really like to know my fair rankings so i would know which dance to work on more and which one i can slack on a bit. As for my team matches, we did okay overall..I knew we weren't going to win because we are up against kids who have technique classes as often as our team meets just for practice. Still I was very unimpressed with their routines and performance quality. Arica was right when she said the ballroom program there is declining. What made me upset was they allowed their tour team, back up and a group of old/current (misfits)members to compete individually against both of my teams as a whole. Next time I think our B team will compete as a seperate unit too.. it would give alot more kids on my team the opportunity to dance solo style. Anyway i did have fun and was very glad that i didn't prepare anything before hand because i doubt it would have changed our placement at all. So there is my Competition Rent and Ravings-- I will try to post some pictures of the team and me and Jerry competing.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


So our appraisal came back better than we expected so we are very pleased about that. Tomorrow i am leaving for my dance competition so i've been doing laundry and packing. I didn't make it to the temple yesterday because i knew i'd be too tired to make it through the rest of the day with only 5 hrs of sleep. Hopefully i will get to go sometime soon with Joe..probably after everything dies down a bit. I am really excited about this weekend because I will get to visit with family from both sides of our family. It is still going to be exhausting so we'll see how much running around i will get to cram into this trip, especially with the girls. Mom will be coming with me so she can keep me sane and grounded and still bring laughter along. I will let everyone know how i do on my next post.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Here is a picture of the girls and Joe before Church Easter morning. Dont' you just love the look on Joe's face...amber was trying to get down. We had a picture of all of us in it but joe deleted it. He had a funny look on his face and amber was crying. The Easter bunny hid eggs around the living room and down the hallway from their room. The Bunny had a late night saturday due to children not being asleep. Amber and Whitney share a room now and Amber has learned to climb out of her crib. We had a busy weekend cleaning and tending the yard for the appraisal of our house. We want to refinance and so are hoping that it appraises for a good amount over what we paid for it. At least we will know where we stand before digging into all of the home improvements we have planned. Our stake has set a goal to fill every session for this month and i have signed up for the 5 am session tomorrow. Hopefully the girls are good and fall asleep quickly so mommy gets some rest before 3:30 comes around.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Welcome to my site

Hey this is going to be a whenever-i-feel like writing space for me. Feel free to leave comments when you wish. A little about myself..I am married to Joe- and have two beautiful girls, whitney and amber. I love to dance..and right now am on a ballroom team. I love to play other sports including softball, volleyball and basketball. We just bought a house 8 months ago and so will most likely be posting about it's changes. I have a wonderful family and am very excited about the month of sister-in-law is moving back from Italy, my husband will graduate college, and my younger brother-in-law will be getting married. And i have two sisters who are having babies at the end of may too. Those are all of the announcements thus far. Here is a picture of Whitney (left) with her cousin. I thought they both have on the cutest grins.