As you can imagine, it has been a quiet week here. Holly still had dance classes to keep her occupied in the evenings, plus she had a three-day ballet boot camp that kept her busy during the latter half of the week. Jim and I are still adjusting to the quiet and only having to prepare a meal for three of us (two if she is not home), but we are getting there.
We have not heard much from Connor, but we expected that. After getting settled into his dorm room Monday, he had a meet-and-greet for the marching band Monday evening, a practice and tryouts for marching band on Tuesday and 12-hour practices for marching band every day since Wednesday. I have had a few text messages throughout the week, but I know he is exhausted. Between getting accustomed to life on campus and the practices, he hasn’t had much time to do anything but eat and sleep. We hope to talk to him tonight, as he starts class tomorrow.
Today should be fun in that Holly’s new studio brought in a professional photographer from LA for the team members (it helps to have a co-owner of the studio who was in the industry for a decade). This gentleman specializes in dancers, so it should be a lot of fun. Later tonight, the team directors are hosting a pig roast for the team as a team-building exercise and to officially kick off the dance season. It should be a lot of fun to see the girls and the parents outside of a dance environment, and I know the food will be excellent.
It looks like we are going to miss seeing the eclipse tomorrow, about which I am so bummed. The weather forecast sucks with heavy clouds and rain predicted for Monday. Boo.
Here are past posts from the few last weeks in case you missed them the first time:
- It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 14 August 2017
- Nyet to Domina
- Two Thumbs WAY up for Emma in the Night
- The Unquiet Grave is too quiet
- Fabulous Friday – 18 August 2017
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday and a relaxing weekend as we round the corner towards autumn and school. Have a great week, and I’ll see you back here next Sunday!
Sounds like Connor really hit the ground running; makes it a lot easier to not miss home and easier for a mom to know that their child isn’t sitting around lonely.
Holly’s new studio sounds like it’s great!
He is and it is. We talked to him on Sunday and he looks/sounds so happy. He is where he belongs.
It is great! I am so happy we moved. I think it will be better for her and make her a much better dancer!
I hope Connor’s first week of classes goes well! I saw the photos of Holly on Instagram – just wow. So beautiful!
We have our competition team season kickoff cookout this Saturday evening. It’ll be the first event with parents included, so it should be a good time. Sunnie is so ready to get back to a routine, and I am too.
We have not talked to him since he started his classes. I am curious to hear what his first reactions are.
The photos still take my breath away. I look at them and recognize she is my daughter but don’t at the same time. She looks SO mature and older. And kickass. I love that she looks like she won’t take any shit from anyone.
I hope you had a wonderful time at your cookout. Ours was great except for being really humid and buggy. I think I got ten mosquito bites in the first 30 seconds of being there before I applied bug spray. Ugh.