Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ballet Video

Here are two videos of Brenna at her recital. The first one is her ballet dance, and the second one is her tap dance.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Brenna has been in ballet this year, and has loved every minute of it (almost). Her class has been on Wednesday afternoon, and on more than one occasion she has said on the way to class that she hates it and doesn't want to go. However, she has never gone home hating ballet! This is due, in part, to her wonderful teacher, Miss Annie.
Today, Brenna has two ballet recitals. Ryan, Lauren, and Grammy Smith are going to the matinee performance, I will go this evening, and Addie is not invited (okay, so that's only partially true... she was invited but none of us want to take her).
I took some video footage at the dress rehearsal last night, and I'll post it as soon as I figure out how to get it rotated. Because as everyone knows, a ballerina must be photographed vertically!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Family Picture

This morning, our good fried Kendra came over and took our picture. Our schedules are so crazy that she had to come over at 7:45am so we could get it done before school and work. The picture was taken in front of the new fountain at the Brandt Center on the NNU campus. It will be on our prayer cards that we hope to have in time for our June 1st concert at College Church. I think it turned out really great - thanks Kendra!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Grandma Bass

Tonight I took my Grandma Bass to the airport. She has been staying with us since April 26th. This is the third year that she has come during finals week to take care of Addie while Ryan is busy closing down the dorm. I don't know what we would have done without her. She has such a great attitude, and she loves being with Addie (and Addie loves being with her!). This week she even made us a chicken noodle dinner and two pans of cinnamon rolls.
It was really hard to say goodbye to her at the airport. It didn't hit me until I was giving her a hug at the security check point that this was the last time that she would come to Idaho to take care of the girls. And even though we will see her this summer, I'm already anticipating how hard it is going to be to say goodbye in July. If you're reading this - I love you, Grandma!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Korean Dresses (hanbok)

Last week, one of the older men in our church passed away. Today was his wife's birthday, and in her honor we had a special party. All of the children in our church came out wearing traditional Korean dresses (except Dylan - the only boy) and sang a few songs to her, both in English and Korean. Debbie, the honored guest, was very moved by the presentation and I hope it made her feel loved and appreciated in the midst of her incredible loss.