Some moments happen too quickly to get captured on film. When we were in Phoenix, we went to the Arizona Science Center. There was an exhibit on leverage that was had tug of war ropes hooked up to different sections of a fulcrum. The idea was the rope that was attached higher up would give…Read more Moments Not on Film
A few weeks ago Em was finishing her floor routine and her foot slipped so she went down on two knees instead of holding the back arch pose she usually does. Then she waved her arms around to the music waiting for the moment she was supposed to go into her final pose. When she…Read more The Most Awesome Thing
At one of the recent meets there was a traveling gym whose coach was Bulgarian. One of Em's teammates is Bulgarian and the parents know these Bulgarian coaches well enough to invite them over for dinner when they visit our town. After the meet Em said that she got a compliment from the Bulgarian coach.…Read more Happiness is an Unexpected Compliment
There we were, 6:30am, Little Em laying across the bed with her head hanging down in front of me so I could work on the back braids of an elaborate hair-do for her gymnastics meet that day and it hit me: all over the Valley there were girls doing the exact same thing, getting their…Read more Life Imitating Art
Okay, this is one of my soap boxes... do you know when the 12 days of Christmas actually are? I know a certain reporter who does not know. So today, December 27th, is the 2nd or 3rd day of Christmas, depending on whether or not you count Christmas or you count Epiphany. I like to…Read more 12 Days of Christmas
Woohoo! It's Friday the 13th! Oddly enough, my daughter's school is having their Christmas program today... interesting. Maybe that's why they are having it in the church this year instead of the gymnasium... trying to hold off the unlucky Friday the 13th mojo. I like Fridays which happen to be the 13th. My daughter was…Read more Friday the 13th
My dog has been begging me for treats all night and I don't have any dog treats to give him, he already ate what I bought last Saturday at Petco. Then I remembered: he likes dry pasta! I gave him several strands of dry spaghetti and he was happy. Crazy dog, but at least he's…Read more My Crazy Dog!