Friday, March 26, 2010

Basketball and a Baby

While Travis and Brady were enjoying this (they both got tickets to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games for Christmas),

We were enjoying this,

I think it could be a toss up for who had more fun! By the look on Breckyn's face I think she might have rather gone to the game!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

43 dancers with 71 kids from 4 different states...

Last night was the big game! It was so much fun! Just being in that atmosphere brings back so many fun memories! We danced a routine during the first quarter break and then threw the little balls to the crowd and danced "Great balls of fire" with the current dancers during the 4th quarter. We had a lot of fun!

Travis got to sit in really great seats, thanks to Jason and Holly. Thanks you guys! He was front and center for the performance. Holly and Hannah sat in the other seats they have and at halftime I was able to run up and see them!

Here we are just before the routine started. There were alot of us and we took up the whole floor!

This is the Jazz Dancers director and coach, Jan and my friend Brandy. We took a lot of pictures in the locker room while we got ready.

This is Cristina and Kellie. They are both amazing dancers and have so much personality!

Me, Sandy and Melissa...Sandy has 4 kids now and Melissa has 3!

Brandy, Lara, Kendra, me and Lindsey...Lara traveled from Grand Junction, CO to make this performance!

Here are the girls from my years on the team striking a silly pose...inside joke!

Lara, Brandy, me, Marty and Lindsey

Crystal, Courtney, Lindsey, Julie, Brandy and me getting ready.

All of us former dancers had tons of catching up to do and I loved learning what everyone was up to these days and seeing pictures of thier kids. Everyone is still in great shape and we all did pretty good on the routine! We hear they may have us back next year for a big halftime show...I would love to do this again!

For all the action in a video check out this post

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Feeling sore and Jazzy

Utah Jazz game, 2004 "Retro night"

Long ago, many years before the picture above, in what now feels like my former life, I had a really fun job as a dancer for the Utah Jazz. I was much younger, skinnier, more flexible, peppier version of the girl that I am today. The job was fun and had many perks but the best part about it is the great friends that I made. They are beautiful, talented and fun women and though we don't see much of each other, when we do get together it is a blast. That brings me back to the events of this week. At the Jazz game on Wednesday many of the former dancers will be performing together for the first time since 2004. We have had one rehearsal already and it was so much fun! (and I am so sore!) I loved seeing everyone and learning how their families have grown and what they are up to. It is so crazy to see how all of our lives have changed! We were just 18-20 when we danced together and now we are all 30 somethings and we are wives and moms. We can still reminisce and laugh about all of the fun times we had together and this week we have the opportunity to make some more hilarious memories! I will post more pictures after it is all over but I am so excited to do it!

Just a quickie!

A few weekends ago, Travis got invited to go the Nascar race in Vegas for the weekend. Since he was planning on driving and not flying, we (me and the girls) decided to spend the weekend at my mom's house since she lives right on the way. It was a really fast trip. We left Friday at about 6:00 pm and got there by about 11:30. Our girls did fantastic in the car and were so excited to see Grandma Joni and Grandpa Don! They didn't end up settling down for bed until about 1:00am! Anyway after a near sleepless night, Trav's friends picked him up for the races on Saturday morning and we were off to St. George for a girls day.

We went to a park so Skylar could slide and play. Sailyr slept in the car (much needed). Then we went to lunch at Cafe Rio for a Sweet Pork Salad. The girls were so good at lunch, we decided to go next door to Nielsen's Frozen Custard for dessert. This is one of my favorite desserts although I don't ever have it.

After a little shopping at the outlets, we went back to my mom's for a spaghetti dinner. It was so nice not to have to make it for a change! Thanks Mom! The girls were so tired that this is where they ended up.

Sunday was pretty relaxing with just a trip to the grocery store and to another park. Travis got dropped off after the race and then we started the late and long drive home. All in all it was so nice to see my mom and Don. Even though it was really fast, I am so glad we got the chance to go!