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Monday, January 30, 2012

DAY TWO AT SHOWBIZ...Sunday we were back at Showbiz Dance Competition for solos.
Caeli was up first. She did her solo to "I'm The Greatest Star".
She received a Ruby 1st Place
and placed 4th place overall.

After awards the older girls performed.
Backstage getting ready.
Mariah does a fast jazz number to "Runaway Baby".
Mariah's Aeriel.
She received a Diamond 1st place.
After a long wait the girls were able to go on stage for awards.
I am so proud of both of them.
SHOWBIZ DANCE COMPETITION... Saturday morning we all headed to Gilbert, AZ for the first competition of the year. Kianna did not think it was fair that her sisters got to compete and she has to wait until February.
First up was Caeli's trio. They danced to "Devil With a Blue Dress"
They received a Ruby 1st Place award.
and was 1st place overall.
It was also picked as Best Choreography.

Next was a jazz number called "Wind It Up".
It also received a Ruby 1st Place award
and came in 2nd place overall.

The Petite Dance Company.
Caeli's Hip-hop dance was called "My Chick Rock".
It earned a 1st place award
and came in 7th place overall.
After awards it was the Encore Company's turn.
Mariah backstage before competition starts.
Her first dance was called "ET"
It earned a Diamond 1st place
and came in 7th place overall.

Mariah's lyrical dance was to "Jars of Hearts".
It earned a Diamond 1st Place
and came in 9th place overall.

"Bad Thing" was a fast, fun dance.
It earned a Diamond 1st Place"
and came in 2nd place overall.
Her Hip-hop number is called "Intergalactic"
It earned a Diamond 1st place
and came in 5th place overall.

Monday, January 23, 2012

STEPHANIE'S BRIDAL SHOWER... Yesterday afternoon we attended a bridal shower for a dear friend. The girls all love Stephanie and are going to be in her wedding next month. We met her when she taught Pre-school at the school the girls attended.
Her future sister-in-law, Jen has been the girls dance teacher for years.
Opening gifts.
The girls are so excited about the wedding. We all enjoyed a delightful brunch and then went over and picked up their Junior bridesmaids dresses.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

10 YEARS AGO TODAY... I was in Hefei, China waiting to meet my second daughter. I looked up and the director was carrying in the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen.

We spent the next two weeks getting to know each other. This was at the American Consulate when I promised to take care of her forever. She was then given a Visa to travel to the United States.

When we got home Mariah and Caeli met for the first time.

"My little Angel"

Caeli (19 months)

Over the years Caeli has become an amazing person. She has many friends,

loves to go on trips,


go on cruises,

go to the beach


go to Disneyland, and have fun!

Caeli, I am so proud of the person you are!

I love you and I am so glad that you are my daughter!