"Family ties are bound by love"

Thursday, January 24, 2013


They did it once, they did it twice, and the third time was just as nice!!
Syracuse Dance Line won their 3rd Region Championship last night. It was so fun! These girls have worked so hard and have come along way. There was a lot of talk about it being a rebuild year for Syracuse because they lost 13 seniors last year.
Well they showed Region 1 what champions are made of. Although it wasn't a sweep, we were happy to take 1st overall!  These are 28 of the most dedicated and hard working girls I know :)

                                              Shayla and her awesome coach Cristina :)

Shay and Rich, the proud dad   (look at him showing support for both girls Syracuse shirt, and UVU jacket)

Shayla and Kenlee~~ BFF's for years and livin the dance dream together!
        And me, the crazy dance mom and my beautiful Shay. Love this girl and so proud to be her mom.
        Now... ON TO STATE!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 2013

Welcome to 2013!
Lately I have had a desire to be diligent in capturing as many moments and memories I can this year. I always have had that desire, and do pretty good for the most part, but like other areas in my life.... I want to be better than I am! So, I vow to have my camera with me 75% of the time, to capture moments, document thoughts and to remember the details. I want a new video camera really really bad, but that will have to remain on my wish list for now.
I could not be happier to report, that the new year has found us healthy and happy. I do not take that for granted one bit! We are all settled in the new home we moved into mid September. The ward has been great, and it has been fun to meet new friends. I am teaching the Sunbeam class. Can you say ADORABLE!!! Wow, they are simply precious and it brings me JOY teaching those little ones. Rich was called to be the 1st Counselor in the newly called bishopric. He is a bit overwhelmed, but is enjoying serving in that capacity. Shayla is full swing into competition season, Mckena is adjusting to college life, and TJ is learning the hard knocks of the reality of becoming an adult. :)
So here is to 2013.. guaranteed to be filled with learning moments, challenges, tender mercies, as well as fun and enjoyment!