Sunday, July 13, 2014

day-to-day (and is it really July?)


I knew July would come
and I was okay with its arrival 
and yet I still feel like it snuck up on me.

First of all it entered (as always) with such style. . . 

flags and fireworks, clouds and croquet 
= a festive Independence Day! 

(please excuse my goofy rhyme ~ hope you had a superb July 4th :) 

Then it brought rather normal activities. . . 

A dentist appointment where I got to write a short book about my health 

Cleaning the basement and saying goodbye to our entomology board in the process 

The pups going to the groomer's and getting spiffy handkerchiefs  

My dad helping me practice filling the car with gas

Seeing A Winter's Tale at Shakespeare in the Park (not so normal, but nothing too crazy :) 

But the event that has my head spinning is the Helen Keller ballet.

There's been spinning of all sorts as preparations accelerate. This is performance month! I am incredibly excited. . . . and incredibly sentimental. Because the shows are every other year, this will be my sixth and last show. It's been such a wonderful and large part of my life! Thus, I'm trying to enjoy this final summer of dance.

{Something that added to the excitement this week was a fun little promo video an alum of the program made. It gives you an peek into the story. . .}  



Wishing you enjoyment throughout this month~

Saturday, July 12, 2014

the girl in June



the girl singing on a three-day youth choir/orchestra trip with church. . . 

the girl welcoming berry season. . .

the girl basking in sunlight and vivid green. . .


the girl observing puppies who were fascinated by rain. . . 

the girl experiencing the first Helen Keller ballet dress rehearsal. . . 

the girl attempting to cross-train. . .


the girl admiring weeds. . . 

the girl celebrating Father's Day and a dad who would always hold her hand. . .  

the girl attending a King Tut exhibit and managing to only take pictures of a non-ancient, yet rather enchanting post office sign. . .

the girl studying ACT prep books and finding dramatic music. . .

(the girl with a back-up calculator taking the ACT a third and final time. . . )

the girl driving away feeling accomplished and worn out. . .

The girl babysitting. . . 

the girl breaking in new shoes. . .

the girl camping with her delightful dance friends. . .



the girl sipping Izzes with her family. . . 

the girl attending a baseball game and coming away with a free (XL) t-shirt. . .

the girl feeling cultured one afternoon while eating crepes at a lovely cafe and adventuring through a labyrinth at the art museum. . .

the girl enjoying June. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

May I?

May I rewind time a bit and take a look back at May? 

I experienced my third college visit.


Run-throughs for the Helen Keller ballet began. 
I started working on my bun, amused by the curly after-effects. 

I helped with an art-themed birthday party for my favorite six-year-old triplets.


My family ate Croute Appenzel at Andre's, an almost legendary dish in our household.

We also enjoyed a slightly damp morning at an amusement park.


I fell out of a leap and experienced my first real dance injury.  

Thankfully nothing was broken, soreness and swelling stayed at a minimum, and I recovered after dancing gently a couple of weeks.

In the mean time, I baked paleo banana bread.

I reentered watercoloring.

I began ACT prep for my final time. I found these words to be rather a good differentiation on life as well as standardized tests. . .

The puppies were happy.

The colors of flowers were also happy.


The sky was magnificent.

And the road continued. . .