Sunday, May 7, 2017

NaTionALs JULY 2016

Ellie's dance recital was on June 4th and she started training for Nationals on June 6th.  They trained the first 3 weeks in June. Then, Emma, Ellie, Ammy and I were in for Florida July 2-9. 

The Dance Moms managed to make the training schedule fun! These pictures are out of order, but oh well!
Welcome to Orlando, Florida.  Legacy Dance Nationals 2017

This picture was taken looking over Tampa Bay.  Kim Knutsen recommended a Cuban restaurant here and it was fabulous.  It will be a meal I will never forget! 

We flew into Orlando and drove to Clearwater Beach Florida for a couple of days before we joined up with the rest of the dancers. This beach was beautiful and we had a wonderful time! 

This picture was in the penthouse suite that Lisa managed to work her magic and get!  It was definitely the hang out place!

In the lobby before practice or something like that!

Ellie and Lauren kissing the top prize!

Ellie and Katherine!

Ellie and Ms. Leanna!

Get Him Out!

National Champions for No One Would Riot for Less

Avery, Monroe and Ellie made cute Mickey Ears to get ready for Nationals in Orlando!

Inside those doors is Where the Magic Happens!

She must have made 2!
These girls are ready to go to Orlando! 

Dance Nationals Pool Party!!!

Ellie and Presley at Kim McSwain

Saturday, March 18, 2017

2017 SPRinG BrEaK BeAveR CrEeK, CO

We planned a last minute trip (booked it on a Tuesday and left on a Sunday) to ski for Spring Break.  I had been to Beaver Creek before, but the rest of our family had not.  We had a great time!  Our friends were there, so we got to ski and hang out with them some!  

We ate lunch at the Ritz all 3 days.  It was YUMMY and a treat!!!

There is a cabin on the top of one of the mountains that is a candy store!  

S'mores Apres Ski

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 ChRisTmaS

 December started out with Vann singing in his Christmas program at school!  He did a great job!

WE had some fun with the Christmas apps!!

We made Christmas Cookies!

We visited Santa! 

We went to see our friends perform  in the ballet, The Christmas Carol.

We made Gingerbread houses at Ammy's.

Ellie had a Christmas party at Kim McSwain's Elite training program.

We went to see the trains and Christmas shop  at Northpark.

We did Jammy Cocoa Christmas at Starbucks and looked at Christmas lights.

Our 13 year old Christmas baby turned 14!!!!!

We went to the Lowery's farm and rode tractors.

We went to the kids Christmas Eve service at Treitsch UMC. 

We opened presents from Ammy on Christmas Eve and ate our traditional tamales and Mexican food.

Ammy told the kids we are going to Paris and London in the summer!

Santa Claus snuck in and left presents for everyone!

Stockings were full of goodies!

We went to the Gaylord Texan for a night and went to ICE and tubed!

We celebrated Mimi's 70th birthday at Superior Steak house in Shreveport.

We went to watch friends perform in The Nutcracker.

Ellie celebrated Christmas with her BFF Aubrie.

And this pretty much sums up how I feel right now!

A few more pics of Kilgore.