Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer is FLYING by!

I looked at a calendar today and realized that the summer is almost half-way over! AHHHH!!
It hasn't really felt like much of a break since I still have classes every morning from 7am-11 or 1- depending on the day.
On the up-side, I am getting incredibly BUFF.
Did I mention that I am taking a modern dance technique class?
I am required to take two semesters to graduate and I have been DREADING taking this class for various reasons. . . . mainly because certain modern dance instructors that I have interacted with are not appreciators of my chosen genre- even though I am not a ballroom dancer, I do not think of myself AS a Ballroom Dancer. . . . I am a dancer of all genres who happens to be getting her degree in ballroom dance. . . .
ANYHOW, I decided to take a deep breath and jump in and take my first class this summer.
My instructor is AWESOME!! . . . . and sometimes scary.
She will demonstrate our combinations- ok, a word about her background: she danced in the Diavolo dance company for 8 years- a company that is known for using these HUGE props that they fly off of and roll and land and do all kinds of crazy things that require a lot of strength and just overall amazingness.
She demonstrates a combination and I stare. She leaps in the air, lands, twists, turns, leaps, rolls. . . . inside my head I am screaming. BUT I learned something about myself: I can do it!
I was really afraid to try these crazy things but I made myself do it and now. . . . I like it. No, I LOVE it. It is seriously so much fun and now I love modern dance!
Funny how things turn out.

As for the rest of summer- the children got out of school the last week of May and they have been busy terrorizing the new neighborhood. There are quite a few little friends to be found within a block or two so every day we'll have a posse of children roaming about- or an eerie quiet when they travel elsewhere.

Another great thing about summer- our gardens! Yes, I must say gardenS because we have a spring garden, a summer garden, an herb garden, a corn garden, and a sunflower garden! That's a lot of gardens- not to mention the flower garden that I am reclaiming from the invasive ground-cover some previous owner let go crazy in the front yard!
When I can download some pictures, I will post them.
Or you could look at my facebook page because I can post pictures from my phone there.

That is is beauty and curse of the iphone. . . . I use it pretty much exclusively for taking pictures now but (long story) I can't download them to my laptop and I can't download them from my phone to the blog (unless someone knows of an APP???) so unless we're facebook friends, you'll have to wait until I figure out the deal with my laptop.

WELL, much, MUCH love to you all and I will attempt to get cracking on that picture-downloading thing!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Moovin' on

Ok, it's been a while- a looong while, since I last wrote!

We moved to Mapleton, UT- hooray! We love the new house and neighborhood- we miss our culdesac, of course, but the extra room and good company are wonderful, too. Stay tuned for pictures of the new abode.

It may be a while since I am trying to figure out how to get pictures on here from my phone. If any of you know how (its and iPhone), please pass the info along!

We are still alive but I must run and do some homework now!