Friday, December 29, 2006

Progress on the house

Well- we are lucky that our new house is currently vaccant- we have been allowed to go in and clean and paint before our closing date so those things can be done before we start moving anything in.

Last weekend over Christmas we got started on the laundry room.

This was our laundry room before... dirty white walls- cement floor.....

Here is us working on the laundry room--- and Tigger too....

And here is the finished product... a wonderully clean and warmer feeling laundry room!!!

And of course we had to capture our very first meal together at our brand new home... here is Taylor eating the lunch of Champions in our kitchen...... And also a picture of Tigger's new hang out in the new house.

This weekend we are working on the rest of the house- we have a start to our bedroom and the office and the downstairs living room--- we'll keep posting as we go. Have a Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

We bought a HOUSE!!!!

Well- we finally did it- we sold the condo and bought a house!!! It's all pretty exciting and overwhelming at the same time. We close on January 29th.... right smack in the middle of dance season. I told Taylor that this move is all on his shoulders as I work 7-3:30 and come home for a half hour and go to dance from 5-8 every night and I'm gone all day long on Saturday's at competitions- so he is really going to have to step it up and just take care of it. He's pretty excited to be able to do it though. :)

The house is in perfect condition from the outside- a roof was put on last year- the siding is newer- it has great curb appeal and a large backyard. The inside is VERY roomy but does need a little bit of updating- paint, carpet, new light fixtures (you wouldn't believe some of the extreme retro fixtures that are in there no) and eventually a new kitchen- but that's all fun stuff that you expect to have to update when you buy a house.

We are really excited to get all of our stuff in there and not feel so cluttered- there are four bedrooms!!! And you should see the closet space!!! Each bedroom has 2 closets- and one downstairs has 3 closets!!! And each bathroom has a large closet along with all the cabinet space and there is plenty of room for storage under the stairs and in the garage- so we won't be lacking in space, that's for sure!

As soon as we get all settled in we'll have a big Bar-B-Que this spring/summer and invite everyone over to see our new "HOME"!!!!

Lake City Competition

We took 1st Place!!!!
WOO HOO!!! The girls danced very well this past weekend at Lake City! It was the first time we have been able to dance everyone so not having any holes really improved our scores. At Eastview we had a total score of 334--- we aim to have LOTS of 8's by the end of the season- at Eastview we had five 8's- This weekend at Lake City we had a total score of 350 and we had fourteen 8's.... a HUGE improvement!!!

We have a break from the competitions over the Christmas break but the girls will still be working very hard. We have a few changes to make to give the dance that "WOW" factor and we'll be dancing again on January 6 at Blaine.

Friday, December 15, 2006


We're in LOVE.............

Monday, December 11, 2006

Eastview Competition

This past weekend we danced at Eastview- we took home 2nd place again. We would have liked to be 1st this weekend but we still had to dance with two holes, and we have a hard dance this year. Our choreography scores blew everyone out of the water but our execution is what we still need work on. Which, makes sense- a harder dance takes longer to perfect- which means that we have room for improvement every week. We improved a ton from last week and that is what is important. And the girls had FUN- New Ulm took home 1st again with Montevido in 3rd, Lac Qui Parle Valley 4th, Lake City 5th, and Pierz in 6th.

On the 16th we will be dancing at Lake City- mostly teams from our section- so its going to be another good meet for us. Doors open at noon.

Friday, December 08, 2006


OK- So YES, my 26 dancers are a part of my family too, Heck, I've been seeing more of them then Taylor lately.... SO ANYWAY.... Here's an update on Dance.....

Last Saturday, 12/2- We danced at Apple Valley- we took Second! New Ulm Cathedral took home First- they were second at State last year- but they beat us at Apple Valley last year too- We had a few mistakes and some things to work on- so we were happy with what we took home and the girls have been busting their butts this week as this weekend we are dancing at Eastview against New Ulm again but also Montevideo, Lake City, Lac Qui Parle, and Pierz.... so it is going to be a BIG competition for us!!!! I'll let ya know how it turns out!!

If you don't have anything planned for tomorrow, Saturday, 12/9 we are at Eastview High School in Apple Valley- the doors open to the public at 8:45 and we are scheduled to dance around 10:55am.

By the way.... aren't our new costumes spiffy!!! Here is a shot of the seniors-

Its Fire and Ice.... works well with our music... YES- it isn't Team colors of Red and Black but most dance teams don't go that route anymore- a costume helps tell the story of the dance- so teams now get costumes that help tell the story- Ours this year is Icy Hot--- we look like we are on fire from the front- then we'll throw a surprise at ya and be Icy Cold when we turn around- it really makes some of the formations and things they do in their dance really POP!

Monday, December 04, 2006


Our photos are finally ready!!!!

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