Attending a national dance competition is a big commitment – financially and emotionally (plus it took most of my vacation time from work). It was a big commitment that I was happy and willing to make.
A 9-year-old dancer knows if she loves dance. She knows how to work hard and she knows what [...]
At the beginning of the month, the girls and I traveled down to Orange County for the LA Dance Magic National Finals. Jade’s team had to qualify for nationals at a regional competition in Utah. They had worked really hard and did a fantastic job at regionals but this was our first national competition and [...]
Have you ever been to a bird refuge?
Has your family walked (or driven) through wetlands while losing count of the beautiful birds you’ve encountered?
How far would you be willing to travel for the opportunity to view a group of pelicans gathering?
On Earth Day, our family was drawn to the [...]
And I know this because my BFF just did it in January. I try hard not to think about the next birthday and what it represents to me until after she’s reached the milestone with grace. Then suddenly I start freaking out and never accept it as happily as she did. For about a month [...]
One of the many things that I love about the family that I grew up in is our commitment to traditions. Even after some of them could have or should have died a natural death. While we hold tight to our old traditions, we also embrace new ones. Or at least we’ll give them a [...]