Well...it's official. Today was the first day of school - actually, I'll clarify, cause I guess maybe there are still some folks who get to run around and play summer but today was the first official day of high school for Lake Oswego (which in my book marks the first day of school)...and that means one thing - summer has ended and fall is here!
That also means no more lazy summer blogger...so be impressed cause it's the first day of school and I'm already back on the band wagon, just like I promised!! See?? I told you! Although, I'm thinking that life's actually about to get way busier - but usually fall brings schedules back intact and I get better at multi-tasking life. You know...like when you have 37 things on your to-do list and you can get it all done in 6 hours...but if you have 9 hours to do 3 things you're lucky to get 1 done?? Yeah, it's like that.
Anyway, I'm going to do a brain dump. To catch you up to speed...so we can all be on the same page and move forward with all the fun, new and exciting things coming up. So here goes...the end of summer recap!
1) Dance Team - I think most of you who read this know me well...but just in case their are a few that don't, I coach the Lake Oswego Dance Team. It would be an understatement to say that I'm really into it...and as we dive in to the school year it's probably only fair that I address how truly obsessed I really am with it...because 9 months out of the year, if you follow this blog, you're going to be reading a fair amount about high school, dance team, performances, costumes, hair, make-up...all things girl and dance. What's that phrase they are all hashtagging these days? Sorry, I'm not sorry? Well...sorry, I'm not sorry. I can't help it. I'm pretty sure I'm programmed to be a dance coach, I don't know how to be anything else really - it's just too bad that whoever invented the modern economy decided that it was a good idea to pay judges like B. Spears somewheres around $15 mill to judge a talent show and dance coaches, well, let's just say after buying my gas to get to and from practice (now that it's $4/gallon) I think I actually lose money coaching. Clearly though, it's way more important to pay someone like that than someone like me. So anyway...
We have had a crazy busy two 1/2 weeks. We had daily doubles, a couple of fundraisers, a school campus clean up, a big bonding night better known as Laker Midnight Bash & candle light, a photoshoot, a senior retreat, car wash, summer camp, and just tonight - our first performance! I am so excited about this year's team I could scream! I love them. They are sweet, hard working, darling, funny, and I just can't wait for all the fun we are going to have!!
Here are a few photos...
There are a lot more pictures - but these are just a tiny amount of random choosing...
Let's see...to put it in to perspective... in the last 19 days I have spent 64 hours with these girls...and another 14 hours in the car to get to and from LO...that's 78 hours. BUSY. #danceteamseason
2) Sisters Grad Party - She graduated with her MEd from Lewis & Clark this summer...she walked in May but officially finished in August. So we threw her a BIG party a couple of weeks ago...it was amazing. My mom did the best job ever. The menu, decorations, we had a DJ...it was all out - every single detail! Plus we had some good company!!
3) Black Butte - Labor Day fun at the Black Butte Ranch!! I don't think I've been to our house over there in maybe 2 years and don't even ask me why...cause I have no idea. Because I just love that place!! the weather was amazing, we swam, hot tubbed, biked (everywhere), walked, deer hunted (with our eyes), played tennis, dad golfed, allie rode horses, we had cousin time and friend time and family time, my uncle even drove over from Burns to meet us for lunch in sisters! Plus I didn't wear make-up or do my hair for 4 days. It was the BEST.
Ok. I think that covers the major things. Of course there have been lots of little things...but this post is getting long, and I told you it was going to be a brain dump...so here is the rest of it... I've been working (and LOVING my job - I know right?? who get's to say that - but I do!! I love it! I actually look forward to going to work!), cooking, nail painting, boating, eating fro yo, socializing with friends, playing lots of games, hot tubbing, watching dance moms & so you think you can dance, reading, watching gossip girl (I am catching up - start to finish...currently on season 4, it's addicting), cooking, baking, gardening, and lots of other fun summer things...all of my favorite things!
Whelp. I think I'm gonna call it good with the game of catch up. Cheers to summer 2012, it was a REALLY REALLY great one! Excited for fall time - football games, falling leaves, baking, you know all the fun things that fall time brings :)