Monday, March 8, 2010

Joy's First Official Solo Dance Competition

For those of you that stop by to see what's going on around here as far as decorating, I have to apologize that I have nothing to share in that department. We have lots of projects going on. At this point in our home, there are three rooms that are in some form of remodel mode. And the major reason we can't make alot of headway is because we can't stay home long enough a solid day to get alot accomplished (especially the weekends)!

This past weekend, we spent just about the entire day Saturday at the Star Systems Dance Competition. On this day, Joy competed with her first solo dance, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know". And I'm so excited to tell you that she won first place for her division (junior jazz solo) with a gold rating! We were so proud of her!

On Sunday, our dance school's company division performed the production number, "Havana Heat" and won 4th overall in that division. That was a really fun spanish number that was great! Joy has been talking about it so much and was so excited for us to see it, and it was fantastic.

My little girl is growing up quickly....she informed me that she wanted to put on her own makeup Sunday. And the part that she did, she did a great job!

We did manage to squeeze in painting trimwork in Joy's new bedroom Saturday night and I hope to give it another coat today. But wouldn't you know it, we have more plans this Grandma's 92nd birthday party! Oh well, one thing's for sure, keeping busy helps pass the time as we wait for our LOA to Luke!

In the meanwhile, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great week! :)


At Home With Amy said...

Way to go Joy! What an accomplished dancer you have become.
Tammy I have a feeling Joy isn't going to stop growing up anytime soon. One day they are your little baby girl and the next they are your teenager waiting to take on the world. My baby girl is 14 going on 20. Boo Hoo!
Enjoy your week,

arkie said...

Congratulations to Joy! I hope time goes swiftly and joyfully by till your son is home!

Wendi said...

Fantastic job, Joy!

We are having the same problem with getting our projects done. I think I might have to schedule us on the calendar so we can have some home time!

Have a great day!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

congrats to Joy..I have that surprise I am still working on..and it will look so good in her newly done room..:) take care.:)

Carmen C. said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Joy, you are awesome girl!

Sandy said...

A big Congratulations to Joy! Well done job and with reasons for you to be a very proud Mom!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Congrats to Joy, she sure is growing up. Enjoy all the moments together that you can. They grow to fast and then you have all the time in the world to remodel.

Never So Simple said...


I'm so proud of you Joy. You are just beaming in your photo. There is nothing like winning. I am so happy for you and that trophy is going to look great in your new room!


Tamera said...

Congrats to Joy!!! Yes, they grow up WAY too fast!! My baby is 23 and we have an empty nest!
I love your blog and have been following Luke's story. I can relate to your blog (it's kind of eerie--my name is Tamera(nickname Tami) My julie is adopted-- she came from S.Korea at age 5 1/2 months!! She danced competitively for years.
I am praying Luke will be home speedily!!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Congratulations Joy...great job well done. Beautiful trophy.

Sounds like you have many irons in the fire kiddo.

We just love hearing from you now and then...doesn't have to be about decorating - just knowing how you are doing is great.


Dan said...

Congratulations to Joy! That is a great accomplishment! Happy birthday to you Grandma too! I hope you have a great week! ~Dan~

Paula said...

Congratulations, Joy! That is fantastic! My baby girl turns 14 on Friday!

Nancy M. said...

Congratulations Joy! Glad you found a plus to being so busy! Hope your LOA comes soon!

Blessed Beyond said...

Congratulations to Joy!!!!