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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Passionate about Dance

Caution: (this is a proud mom post)Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to play soccer, and the piano, she also enjoyed tumbling, but loved to dance! She started dance when she was three, on a comp team when she was 5 and ever since then she has not looked back. Being on the drill team at the high school has been a commitment like no other, and yet.... she still loves it. Mckena was chosen by her coaches this year as an All State participant. Coaches pick dancers to go learn a routine in a short period of time, and then judges pick an "All State" team. There were 200 dancers from around the state that were there. They chose 30 girls, and one of the 30 was Mckena! Her coach then highly encouraged her to compete a solo this year, as to help her with getting a scholarship. So she put her choreography skills to work, and made up a solo for herself. She competed it at the 1st drill comp at Davis High and took....... 1st place out of 7 girls! Whoo hooo!!
She competed again at Bountiful High Comp and took 3rd place out of 8 girls. First and second went to Bountiful High girls (they are in a league of their own!) We are so proud of our little dancing queen!
As a team they are doing well too. They received 2nd place at the first comp in all three dances, then at the next comp they took two 1st places and one 2nd. They have one more comp, then region, then State. Then we will be on to Shayla's dance comps who is a girl following in her sisters footsteps.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Hunting we will Go

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is going to cut down our Christmas tree. We go up Ogden canyon and hunt for the perfect tree. This was the coldest year ever, so needless to say, the hunting did not take long!Found it!! This is usually TJ's duty, but since he is on the Lord's duty this year, Rich had to do the honors.
Kena boo...
and Shayla too!
My family seems to be shrinking :( So weird to just have the four of us at home these days. hmmm. Thankfully we have many memories and traditions to keep us tied together.....