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Weekend Wrap-up 10

So, we already know it was a CRAZY busy weekend for us....right?  I warned you all 10 weekends ago how insane this time of year is for us!
side by side
Friday and Saturday pretty much revolved around this little girl.  Friday was her rehearsal for dance.  She was a bit nervous but did GREAT!  I did a double french braid in her hair, her daddy was tired of the ballet bun, then tucked the ends up and under.  I have NEVER done that before and I think for the first time, I did a pretty good job.  It was only my second time to french braid!  I must get better at this!  lol
She got a little lost during this song and kind of wondered around the stage for a bit but, she figured it out soon enough.

Saturday was THE BIG DAY!  It was time for RECITAL!  She gets SO excited to dance on the big stage and when we get the DVD of the recital in the mail she thinks she is a super star.  HAHA!  SO cute!  lol  
side by side, broadway
 The songs she danced to were Side by Side (the blue and black costume) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (the purple and colorful zebra costume).  The theme of this years recital was Broadway.  I LOVED it!  I think this was my favorite recital so far.

My favorite part of the recital is always the daddy daughter dance.  You have to be around 10-11 to participate and there is a 2 YEAR waiting list!  The dads have a GREAT time out there and it is hilarious to watch them!  lol  
This is only half of the dancers for the DDD, I think she has close to 20-30 sets.
Mads fan club was 11 strong at recital this year with many more cheering her on in spirit.  She received roses from daddy and Grams and Grandpa and lots of hugs from everyone else.
I love my girlies!  MG was so tired, it had been a long day for both of them.
I get a pic just like this every year after recital.  It amazes me how much she has grown since just last year!
After recital we went to Braum's for ice cream then headed home.

Sunday was spent baking and relaxing.  I went to a friends church Sunday night to their women's meeting.  It was a lot of fun!  The theme was Tea Party and they put on a little murder mystery skit with the help of The Desperate Housewives of Hysteria Lane.  lol  It was pretty cute.
tea party
My friend A made these wonderful chocolate covered strawberries!  YUM!
For centerpieces we used the jars I tinted and pretty fresh flowers that A picked up on her way.
tea party
We started the night off with the scones course.  I made the scones for our table, I used PW's recipe but did not have heavy cream.  I used Caramel Vanilla coffee creamer instead!  HAHA!  They turned out pretty good, a little flat, but good.
Some of the other ladies brought a sweet or a savory dish.  Everything was great and everyone had a great time.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I also hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

This weekend we do not have much planned.....yet!

Much love,
Brandi

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