Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dance Recital #2



Our little dancer just performed in her second dance recital for Diane's School of Dance! I have loved watching her this year because she has grown so much as a dancer! She had the best smile the entire time she was on the stage and she LOVED shakin' it!! Olivia danced in two different dances; Doc McStuffin and Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!  Olivia has definitely turned into quite the dancer this year! I'm not sure who was more excited for the recital mom or O!! Thanks to Daddy, Johnny, Jamie, Raigen, Mema and Papa for coming to watch!! My mom and dad really wanted to be there too but they were in Texas at my nephew's first communions! 



This was the opening tap at the recital!  It was amazing and I was so excited to see some of my past first graders up on stage as high schoolers! Diane's celebrated their 30th anniversary and the show was fantastic!  


I love this picture!! Miss Maggie(my best friend Mel's daughter) and Olivia found each other backstage for a quick picture! Both girls did an awesome job dancing!



Abby, Olivia and Mary Caroline!  Abby's mommy and I teach at Hawthorn together and Mary Caroline and Olivia will be at St.Therese together next year! Dance friends are the best!


Maddie Smith and Olivia!  Maddie rocked the show too!!! Her mommy is one of my dear friends!!! 


A quick smile while in line ready to go down to the stage!!

Morgan, Olivia and Kennedy!  Such cute cousins!!


Olivia  on stage!!! I'm so grateful that my friend is a photographer with an amazing lens and was able to snap the next three shots of Olivia on stage!! So many people told me Olivia had the best smile while she was dancing!! We love that she was having so much fun!!!




Dear Olivia-
"I Hope You Dance"

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, 
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. 

Dance....I hope you dance. 
I hope you dance....I hope you dance. 
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.. 


Love, Mommy

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