Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rebirth - A VERY PROUD DAY!!!!

It is with great pride and joy that I pen this post tonight....

as this is the night I led my baby girl Taylor in the sinner's prayer as she accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.

Tears of pride and joy well up again now just as they did earlier before we could even finish the prayer.

She almost went down the isle Sunday during the invitation, and told me afterwards that she wanted to be saved.  We talked about it so that I could be sure that she understood what it meant and the commitment that comes with it.

We went to our church earlier in the evening and our Pastor talked to Taylor about it as well.  He answered her questions and validated to her all of the things Carey and I have taught her about our Lord for the last 9 and a half years.

She will make her decision public this Sunday, and I ask all who read this to please keep her in your prayers.


Mommy and Daddy could not be any prouder of you on this day.  We are so happy you have chosen to accept and follow Him. 

Always know that He will always watch over and protect you in your daily walk with Him.  Always trust in Him and never be afraid to share with others you faith in Him.  Keep Him first in your life always, and never let anything come between you and your personal relationship with Him.  

We Love You So VERY much! 

Mommy and Daddy

Salvation is the gift we receive through faith in Jesus Christ with admission and confession of our sin.  If you have not accepted Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and been born again, get involved in a local church to learn how you too can receive salvation through grace in Jesus Christ our Lord and receive the eternal gift of everlasting life.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life." 

John 3:16 

Love and Prayers,


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Things You Loved as a Kid

I have very fond memories of the things I did as a kid. Camping out on church trips, playing in the snow, making mud pies, and running a snack and lemonade stand just to name a few. I also remember leaving school and instead of walking to the daycare, I would go to my dads office where he would always let me stay with him until it was time to go home.

Collecting bottles, skipping rocks on a lake, kicking a can, riding my bike, shooting my bb gun, playing team sports, fishing at my uncles, walking on the railroad tracks, and flying a kite.

These are the same things that we should make sure we have our kids do especially if they are young.

If you are reading this post make sure to take time to do what every kid loves..... spend quality time with them. What you do doesnt even matter, just ask them if you dont believe me. I spent some time on the trampoline with my daughter tonight and just watching the smile on her face was more than enough for me.

So share with all of us (in the comment section)what some of your fondest memories were from your childhood. It might just give us a bunch of ideas to do with our own kids.

Most importantly, find some time every day to spend with your kids. It will mean more to them than you will ever know.

Love and Prayers,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dance Showcase Regionals 2012

Today was the last day of an all weekend dance competition that Taylor danced in. She did a wonderful job! This was a Regional competition to qualify for Nationals in Dallas. All 5 of Taylors dances qualified with flying colors.

All five of her dances won 1st Place in their categories, while 3 of the 5 took 1st place in the overalls. One of these dances that didnt win first got second and was beat out by another one of her other dances that took first in that overall. So we arent complaining. :)

Taylors 5 dances that all qualified are Rock Star Baby (hip hop), Codfish Ball (tap), Broadway Ballet (ballet of course), King of New York (character), and Lost in the 50's (Production number).

Here is the video from the competition before Regionals that was today. It scored 1st place overall at that competition as well, getting a Platinum ranking from the judges (highest ranking given out). Taylor enters from left side of the stage and is second in line. Shes the tallest one with blonde hair. She is also the one on the box at the end of the dance.

So leave her some comment love and let her know if you liked the dance!

Love and Prayers,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Taylor's Dance Commercial

On Friday Taylor danced for the filming of a commercial for Bonis studio. This video is also a commercial for So You Think You Can Dance's Dizzy Feet Foundations National Dance Day.

It was leaned by these kids in just 30 minutes or so. Once the actual commercial comes out we will try to get a copy of it for your viewing pleasure. It isn't really any big deal, but we wanted to post it for future reference.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Love and Prayers,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dance Videos from Regionals!

Our apologies for just now getting this to you. We had to wait quite some time to get the videos we ordered in the mail. They don't let you take pics or video at these competitions so you have to buy their stuff. Quite a racket I tell ya. LOL

Anyway, this is the Regional Qualifier for Nationals. All of Taylor's dances qualified for Nationals, and we couldn't be prouder.

So we are going to get this things started right with Peanut Butter and Jelly Time. This is a large group Hip Hop number choreographed by our Miss Toni! Its always the dance that gets the crowd into the competition. I'm not just saying that because I'm partial either. You will understand once you have watched it. So get your popcorn ready and hang on because its gonna be a fun ride! Take it away Taylor!

By the way she starts in the back. She is in the group on the right, and she is the one on the left of that group with the long blond hair. She start right underneath the O in StageOne on the backdrop.

The next dance is Taylor's small group ballet. It also took 1st Place in Category as well as 1st Place in the overall and qualified for Nationals in Branson Missouri. It is choreographed by our sweet Miss Jen. Taylor is the tall one, hard to miss in this.

Last but certainly not least is Taylor's small group tap number. If you cant tell they are The Muppets and Taylor is Miss Piggy, so you shouldn't have any difficulty figuring out where she is in this one either. Choreography on this one is by Taylors favorite tap teacher and Director of her team Miss Amy!

So leave Taylor some comment love and tell her what you thought.

Love and Prayers,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Good Bye 2nd Bring on the 3rd!

Today our Taylor graduated 2nd grade with flying colors. NOT ONE B all year! Thats right for the third year in a row now Taylor has gotten straight A's all while taking a full load of dance classes. We couldnt be more proud.

For those that dont know the E's are considered A's in Conduct.

SHe just finished her dance recital last weekend, so when I get some time I will post some pics and maybe video of that soon as well.

Love and Prayers,