Monday, January 16, 2012

Dance For A Cure

Kayla's dance studio participated in the Dance For A Cure event again this year.  It is a fundraiser that was started by a lady who lost her father to cancer.  They raised over $17,000 this year.  It is a fun event for the kids and a good chance for them to get in a practice performance before they go to real competition in February.

Getting ready for their jazz dance

 Just finished with her hip hop routine

 Group photo before the awards ceremony

Our kids did not win anything this year.  They have 3 judges that give out a high point award to each age group.  There are a few dance studios that participate and a ton of pom and dance teams from area schools.  It was still a fun day spent with dance friends.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I can't believe it is 2012!  We had a great evening out to ring in the New Year.  We usually stay home, but this year we actually went to a party.  Not just any party.  It was actually called "The Party."  KC works on a TV show now, and he got us into this party that he was going to with a lot of the other people from his station.  It was so great to see them.  Our schedules are so busy we don't get together very often. 
KC, Jennifer, and Andy (all dressed up!)

 Kayla was so impressed that we were going to a party with celebrities (for free).  It was a charity event.  Tickets were sold, but KC put us on the list as his guests.  The funny thing is that only Andy's name actually made it onto the list.  They let me in anyway!

I had to get a picture of some of the "celebrities" for Kayla.  This is KC and his co-host, Lacey.

 At midnight there was a champagne toast, a ball that dropped outside, and a great fireworks show.

We stayed downtown at a hotel.  Part of the package included a trolley ride to and from the party.  We attempted a picture of the 4 of us while we were outside waiting on our ride.  It was freezing cold.  After about 30 minutes we caught a cab.  Money well spent!

The real fun began when we got back to the hotel.  KC and Jennifer came to our room to play games.  We stayed up until about 3 in the morning.  I have not laughed so hard in a long time!

This was serious business!  They had to bring their own chair to our room for the games!

It was a great night out with our wonderful friends.  The girls were celebrating at my mom's house.  The managed to stay awake until 11:30.  They had a party of their own!

I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring!