"The Performer" Competition - Saskatoon

And that wraps up the competitions for this year.
Thank goodness!

As much as I love competitions
I am always very happy when they are over.

This competition was a lot more stressful
than the last one.

Pure Energy dancers did very well
and learned that as long as they danced with their hearts,
and felt great about their own performance,
that was all that mattered.
Be proud of yourselves, we are all very proud of you!

This is what it looks like 
in the dressing room at 7:30am! 

Gold for their Lyrical Duet!

These crazy "Pump It" Girls
wanted to have a little photo shoot!

"The Audition"
We were sitting in the balcony and I
quietly took a photo! 
 They got Gold!

These girls are pretty amazing to watch!
It's so great seeing them on Pointe!
 We are very sad that Miss Laeticia is
leaving. She will be missed a lot!
She is an amazing ballet teacher and Ashley 
has learned so much from her.
Thank you Laeticia!

"Man I Feel Like A Woman"
was the last performance for the whole competition!
This was Ashley's first year in Jazz
and it was such a great dance.
That's her front and centre!

And that's the end of competitions!
Congratulations on representing the studio so very well everyone!

Unfortunately after the competition was over
dancers and parents were getting very sick.
A notice went out the next day that
Norovirus was spreading through like wildfire!
The water, 
that was available to all of the dancers,
 was apparently contaminated.
Thank goodness Ashley took her own all weekend!
 We have been fine, 
I think we should be out of the woods by now.

Nice work TCUP!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time.......

On Stage Dance Competition, Humboldt, SK

What an amazing weekend!

I love watching all of the dancers
do their thing,
especially when they are giving it their all!

We are so fortunate to be a part of such a
family oriented studio.

The instructors are all amazing too.

Ashley made us very proud this past weekend.
She danced like I've never seen her dance before.
It's like she has finally grown into her dancing feet,
everything was so fluid.

Ashley was fortunate enough to leave Humboldt with
5 Gold and 3 Silver medals 
as well as
a distinction certificate for her Tap Solo (92),
a scholarship to a dance convention in Humboldt, 
Outstanding Tap Dancer (12 & under) award
All Around Performer (12 & under) award!

We are so proud of her!

She has 1 more competition this weekend
here in Saskatoon.
She's ready!

Good Luck 
Good Dancing Ashley!

My New Craft!

I am so excited
and extra proud of myself!

After Christmas I found a blog that has
awesome video tutorials on how to crochet.

I followed along and
now I am a crocheting fool!

Since Christmas,
 I have made 3 infinity scarves,
(1 for my SIL and 2 for me!)

3 slouch hats for Ashley,

6 berets for my nieces ballet,

2 purses (1 for each of my nieces in Calgary)

and 2 Swiffer Socks!

Who knew that crocheting was this much fun???
I plan on making more swiffer socks and dishcloths. 
They will make fabulous gifts!

Ashley wants a blanket and 
I found a pretty awesome pattern for lap blankets
that I can't wait to try!

And now I wait for yarn to go on sale!!!!

Easter Weekend

I hope that all of you had a great Easter!
We made our way to Calgary
to visit Steve's side of the family.

Here is the photo of the 
Turner men.

Eggs were coloured.
The boys wanted nothing to do with it this year.

We had our turkey dinner on Saturday/
It was delicious!

 Sunday Morning the kids found eggs.
That was finished faster than ever,
doesn't take long when 5 of them are 
battling over the eggs!

These kids are growing up far to quickly!
They are all turning into such a wonderful group of
young adults.

 Thank you for the wonderful weekend!

The weather was gorgeous while we were in Calgary.
+12ish, no snow, beautiful!
Here is the photos I took on our ride home. 

A little crazy that these pictures 
were taken on the same day!

It was a great weekend and we will be back,
sooner than later this time!