Friday, December 5, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #15

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Chriss. When Chriss was young she took dance for a short time. I know this might surprise people, because well I am a klutz. No, really I am,  I manage to trip over lint and I have a great talent of falling up the stairs. Yeah, you read that right...falling up the stairs. I haven't done the tripping up the stairs in a while but I have been known to do it.

Perhaps that is what ended my short run as a dancer (or it could have been my complete lack of rhythm?)  However during my time as a dancer I got to wear a leotard, tights, get my hair curled and even wear a little bit of makeup. There were performances at soccer games and football games. There are two performances though that stand out still, these many years later, getting to dance at Salt Aire (I don't remember why we were dancing there, only that we did)

I also got to ride on a huge float for the 24th of July parade. {the 24th of July is the founding day celebrations for the state of Utah} We had to get up really early and be downtown. It had rained the night before so all the floats were wet. I was in the younger group and they showed us how they wanted us to sit and wave to everyone, the bigger girls got to stand and wave. There was a lot of commotion waiting for everything to get started. Finally it was our turn and we were going down the parade route. I have a lot of fond memories of waving to people, talking to the other girls around me and being so excited to be on the float.

While my dancing career was short lived, I have enormous respect for dancers and performers of all forms of art. We also want to have our little girls do dance, even if for just a short time, as the impact can last a lifetime.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #14

We are surrounded by adoption in our family! Family has been formed in so many different ways. We have family that were adopted at birth, some through foster care as young kids and as teens. We have a cousin who is a birth mom. Adoption all around and all kinds of varieties. We love adoption!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #13

Chriss' favorite board game is Settlers of Cataan I started playing this game while I was in Austria and loved playing with the other missionaries on p-days. I will play any chance I get, I love that the board is different every time and that there is lots of strategy involved. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #12

So we love Seattle, and all the quirky places and things to do here. We have visited the Fremont Troll many times, I've lost count how many times we've been to see him. We have enjoyed taking friends and family who come and visit us to see the Fremont Troll. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Fact Friday #11

Brian did a brief stint dancing/acting in community theater, I'm not making this up folks it is true there are even pictures to prove it. They put on a production of  "The Wizard of Oz" He says that he had a couple of motivations to do this, one of which was his sister saying they needed more guys and I'll let him tell you the other.(But I don't think that it was his long lost desire to learn tap dancing)  This was brought to you by: Bluffdale City Arts Council and Janelle.

front and center in the jitterbug

Brian learned how to tap dance for being a crow (he still has his tap shoes)

strike a pose

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