Monday, June 20, 2016

McKenzie's Dance Nationals Chicago

Our life... let me just start by saying have been crazy busy. Wait... crazy busy, maybe an understatement! Between relocating 15 hours away , separation, school to finish, dance obligations, the list goes on and on. I sometimes ask my self how or why I do it. Then I look at my children and see the excitement on their faces and I realize that everything I go through really is worth it! 

So with that being said.... we moved to NC and still had dance obligations to keep! We drove that long drive more times than I would like to say. My pocketbook and my sanity are GLAD that chapter is OVER!!! Although I miss my friendships made there. Dance Nationals was our last time back in Indiana and it was such a bittersweet moment. We were overly excited to move to NC and get on with our lives, but we also had a huge part of us in Indiana! We made life long friendships and at that moment driving out of my best friends driveway not knowing "if" of when I will see her again was heart wrenching. Technology has made it AMAZING for McKenzie & I ,  to keep in touch with them!!! I mean seriously what in the world did we do without Facebook and Instagram???? Seriously though ;) No more emotions back to what I was posting about ! McKenzie and her dance team nationals!!! 

Mckenzie's dance team at DMG competing in Ovation Dance Nationals in Chicago! 

Here are some pictures from out trip ! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

DMG Dance Recital 2016 Tribute to Indiana

The DMG Dance recital is like a full out production! 7 numbers, 3 hair changes ... man I am tired! It is equally exhausting on the "dance" mom as it is the dancer. 

Never in a million years would I picture myself as a dance mom. YES there are MEAN moms out there.... why??? Aren't we all just there for our girls. Especially as a new member on a team you can get so many stank eyes its not even funny!!! Why can we all just be there to celebrate and build up our girls as well as each other. Lucky for us we were blessed with some amazing friends that got us through the crazy dance season!!! 

As I said DMG puts on an amazing show! Here are some of my favorites. 

Backstage Dressing Room 

 Getting ready backstage for our quick change. I think we had three numbers to get ready.

 clearly we had enough time to be silly!!

 They showed up in time to see some of dress rehearsal!!! So BLESSED that they are such awesome travelers and care so much about FAMILY!!!

Cause it takes a lot to get a family photo 

 my sweet baby girl