Posted on March 1, 2014 by braddog
Mackenzie is busy this winter with the Winter Guard (Flag Team) and Rock Band, where she sings pop songs with a small subset of the middle school band. This week, she wrapped up the Winter Guard season with 8th grade recognition night for all the members of the squad and their parents.
Here are a couple of shots I took of the performance.
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Posted on February 27, 2014 by braddog
Madison turned 16 yesterday. It’s been a wonderful couple of weeks celebrating this milestone. Last weekend, we honored her birthday tradition and had dinner at the Melting Pot in St. Louis.
Then we celebrated her actual birthday on Wednesday night with dinner, balloons, cake, and a few presents. Katy Perry tickets took the cake!
Friday, she’s having friends over and in a few days, we’ll head down to the DMV to get her driver’s license. In the mean time, here’s a link to a few more photos.
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Posted on February 25, 2014 by braddog
The “big one” at Christmas was tickets to see Mama Mia at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis. Well, Sunday night the girls finally got to see the performance. They truly love the theater and they had a blast!
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Posted on February 8, 2014 by braddog
This week, Madison performed in her first production at Belleville East, Seussical. This is reprise for us as she performed in the junior version of this show in middle school. Still, she really enjoys the rehearsals, the songs, the choreography, and most of all the performances.
They performed this show during the school day for area elementary/middle school students. So, there were 2 performances during the day on both Thursday and Friday and then evening performances on both nights as well. Six performances in 2 days!
Here are a few shots from the production and a link to the rest as usual.
Madison & her friend Erin
The Bird Girls take a bow
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Posted on January 6, 2014 by braddog
Last night we wrapped up our Shine experience with the banquet and awards ceremony. Lots of performers were recognized for their talents and all performers were reminded that this is just the beginning and there’s plenty more work to do.
To sum up the week, it was a cross between a week long revival and America’s Got Talent. We were surrounded by talented people of faith and it was a great experience.
Here’s one last shot of us in Orlando.
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Posted on January 4, 2014 by braddog
As a follow up to my last post, we are still in Florida and the girls are in the final days of Shine. On New Year’s Day, I headed south to take care of some business at our condo in Punta Gorda. I then swung down to Naples where I spent a couple of days with my parents. Today, I head back to Orlando to reconnect with my family and start to prepare for our return home.
Sure hope the weather cooperates and we’re able to get back to St Louis.
In the meantime, here’s a shot from my morning workout yesterday.
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