Selah, after the recital with my gorgeous friend and her teacher, Mrs. Lynne! She danced beautifully and did so well up on the stage.
I hate that the only pictures I grabbed were blurry!
Thankfully, I have her official dance portraits, taken at the studio by Amy Puckett:
Following the ballet recital, we headed home and ate an early dinner, then went downstairs to the schoolroom for a piano recital. Kaity designed a beautiful program for the event. Each pianist played 2 selections, and they performed a duet.
|Joe, playing "Festive March" and "Light and Blue".|
|A duet they developed themselves of "The Imperial March" from Star Wars.|
|Kaity playing "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera and "Gypsy Dance".|
German Chocolate Cake for dessert - my favorite birthday cake!
On the Friday after my birthday, I was unshowered, wearing no makeup and old clothes, packing stuff for our vacation, when I saw a car drive into our cul-de-sac. I thought, "That looks like Amber's car ... it IS Amber's car!"
My sweet friends Amber and Kim had conspired with my husband to take me out on a girls' night! I took fifteen minutes to throw myself together and we headed out the door to Athens. It was a really fun evening in which we spent my birthday money, ate dinner at my favorite restaurant and of course went to a bookstore for coffee. It was a delightful surprise!