And that's a wrap on their first experience as camp counselors! These past two weeks have flown by an the girls have had the best time! We are so grateful that Miss Heather invited them to be counselors at Nature Camp and they are looking forward to returning again next summer! Next up: the Walnut Hill Summer Dance Intensive! xo
Our adventure this afternoon was to our beloved farm (now Cordelia's formerly Indian Head) to do some strawberry picking. And while this was the latest we have ever picked we managed to come away with a quart of berries! We are so glad that we were able to make this part of our usual rhythm happen this year even with all the changes (of me working and the girls being camp counselors for the first time this summer)! xo
Yesterday we returned to the library for the first time in fifteen months since we were last there! The library only recently began letting patrons in to browse (we had done curbside pick up during the shutdown) and we decided that a trip to the library would be the perfect afternoon adventure! We were beyond happy to be back! Masks were worn, hands were sanitized, temperatures were taken and then we were all set to head in to one of our most favorite places in the world! The girls had a fabulous time checking out the teen room and we all loved getting to catch up with Miss Kim and Miss Amy! A trip to the library is good for the soul! xo
On this Father's Day, we would like to take the time to honor all the amazing, hands-on dads that we are fortunate to count among our friends, but most importantly I would like to take a moment to honor my dad, David and David's dad. Three men who are quietly strong and our biggest champions. For without these men, life as I know it would not be possible. It is due to their hard work and dedication to their families that we are able to live this absolutely incredible life.
To David: I am so honored to be your wife, your best friend, the mama to your children and your all around partner-in-crime. Thank you for all the diapers you changed, the boo-boos you bandaged, the babies (and toddlers!) you wore, the tears you dried, the costumes you have steamed and the dance competitions and recitals you have sat through. Thank you for all the meal you have made, the dishes you have done, the stories you have read, the games you have played and the adventures we have taken. Thank you for the rooms you have painted, the gardens you have planted and tended, the projects you have helped with, the things you have repaired, the walks you have taken. Thank you for the laughter, love and friendship and thank you for embracing and supporting each of my ideas no matter how crazy they may be and for being my biggest cheerleader and live-in coach during bikini comp prep! The girls and I are the luckiest ladies on earth! We love you! xo
P.S. I know I shared this picture yesterday though I really should have waited to share it today along with this message!
Another dance year has come and gone, but this one is one will surely never forget! Amidst a global pandemic these girls (and their incredible teachers) persisted and made some serious lemonade out of these lemons! They showed us what resiliency and determination look like, and in the process I truly believe became stronger dancers (and friends) because of it! Todays recitals were once again outside in the heat, but those girls shined on that stage (and on the lawn, in the case of Emma's contemporary dance). It was an absolute joy to behold and I am so glad I was able to capture so many special moments as well. Watching our girls and their incredible friends on that stage is one of my most favorite things. My only regret is that I wasn't able to get a picture of both girls together with their beautiful bouquets!