Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ballet, Tap, And All That Jazz!

 Dear Jayna,
How has life been? B-U-S-Y.
Why? Because our recital is N-E-X-T  W-E-E-K.
NEXT WEEK.
I am feeling very calm, because we have had our dances finished for a very long time and they are all ready cleaned up, and ready to go.  not really.

I am at the point where I am dreaming about every possible thing that could (and couldn't for that matter) happen, and trying to get ballet slippers washed, lost jazz shoes found, costumes together and hung up, lists of things to bring made, thank you cards and gifts being bought. Trying to get that in between classes, rehearsal, and a little thing called life:)

  My new pointe shoes!! Mirella Advanced.:)

                      Love,
                                    Elissa

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Thank You

                    Memorial Day.

A day to remember.
A day to look back.
A day to honor.
A day to remember that freedom isn't free.
A day to say thank you.

Thank you for serving.
Thank you for making countless moves.
Thank you for facing new people.
Thank you for facing packing.
Thank you for sharing your heart.
We love you!

     

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Martha Stewart Fever Hits

         Dear Jayna,
  Martha Stewart fever hit! My inner crafty side is coming hard and fast....to the joy of my fellow family members. You see, the thing about me is whenever I start to clean I start to get a little distracted with how cute this would look, or how the furniture would look great like this, or how I should start organizing my scrap booking stuff, ect. So when I took of on the great event of cleaning my room, I was ready. Ok, maybe I was a little more ready then usual because I had already partly cleaned my room a few days before, but never finished the job. Anyways, that confession is over with. So I turned on my Britt Nicole and cleaned my little heart out. So maybe there really wasn't that much to be done, but it was all that little clutter that you are not really sure what to do with....so that got me a little side tracked. But after I got most everything cleaned up, I started to make my bed and you know that old fuzzy green pillow that is on my bed? Well, lately, that really has been rubbing me in the wrong way. (getting green fuzz all over my bed, looking limp, and I finally came to to terms with the fact that it really doesn't match the rest of the room) So, I have had this supper cute fabric that I hadn't done anything with so I decided to take out the stuffing and reuse it and make some cute throw pillows. Cheap? yes. Creative? I would like to think. Crafty? you could say so. Cute? you bet. (ok, so maybe I am running out of C words) They look great! I used a sewing machine and they really didn't take that long. Here are the pictures.

 my green pillow in the middle of surgery



the pillows:)


The sad little green pillow

Tell me what you think!
Love,
         Elissa

Sunday, May 19, 2013

You know you are a dancer when....




A few others...


  When you cut your hair, and wonder what your bun will look like.

   When the term "floor barre" makes you want to cry

  When you cant sit still when you hear music
   
   When your new favorite song equals your new favorite dance routine

  When you laugh at a non-dancer when they say there feet hurt.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

a hard thing to get over....

  
We had sleeping Beauty rehearsal last night........he-he-he.
 The prince....oh my my my.
   Before I go any further let me explain to you a little bit; our dance school isn't a small one but we do seem to have a shortage of boys. There are about 300 enrolled students and out of that there are about 3 (4?) boys. So our princes, cavilers, girl lifters are boys from the high school drama club. They do a pretty good job, and it is a LOT of time they have to put into it. But they really don't dance that much; they just kinda walk around lifting and posing. People ask me this all the time whenever the whole thing gets talked about,
                              "Do they have to wear tights?"

 They didn't, until a new managing director came along. And that was a sad day for the boys of the high school drama department.

      Anyways Jayna, back to the point. Our handsome prince was wearing pair of tights.
And well, this is kinda TMI but they kept kinda riding up in the back; coming together at a point if you are catching my waft. He kept pulling the and adjusting them but oh-no, they were not staying put.
"And one, and two, and three...no, no, no. It is AND one, AND, two, AD- stop pulling on your tights!"
"Ok, start again"
"And one, and two, AND three, and lift your heads- and STOP TOUCHING THE TIGHTS!"
 'shake head'
"Let me tell you something. When the girls are dancing they are not always tucking in ribbons, pulling up leotards, and bobby pins. And you should not be doing that ether. Do you understand?"
*giggle goes around*
"Yes sir."
"Ok, start again. And one, AND two......"

    I guess if you are a guy you just kinda have to get used to them. Check out this video:


                                          I guess it is just the way the cookie crumbles.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A note

     Dear Jayna,

So the sun came out today! And guess what? 70!!!!
  Art walk was yesterday, and that went very well. Two of the teachers had tears in their eyes; that explains a lot. The girls were kind, and it was a lot of fun, but boy oh boy did it smell HORRIBLE back in the dressing room. It was a bit of a combination of smelly, smelly, smelly armpits and one girls perfume (the girl will not be named; she already suffered for her repeated actions) Your old teacher came back to put a couple tu-tus on the shelf and I was sure she was about to pass out; she walked in and stoped rather quickly. She placed her hand very primly over her mouth and walked over a couple changing/stretching body's and rather faintly said, "Well girls; it is rather thick back hear." "           's perfume, and it is so hot, and we are supper sweaty" "I see." And she removed herself out of there fast. A dress came apart, I have one war wound (aka blister) but other then that things were normal. 

I laid out in the sun today for a while doing nothing, and came in with a bit of a tan. I heard that you are sick; that is no fun! I hope you feel better soon. Are you guys almost done with school?

               Love you, and enjoy the sun!

Friday, May 3, 2013

A reminder


 
 
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back
I know you are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

(Chorus:)
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

(Chorus)

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

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