Thursday, December 27, 2007


So I know I'm 24 and she is 14 but she seriously is the coolest. Allie is the funniest girl I know. Me and her have so many inside jokes. I am her tap and hip hop dance teacher. She also helps me with my Small Co. Choreography and Technique classes. She is the best. I can't stop laughing when I'm with her. Lucinda and Margret for life! Pickled Beets. Face Plant. Say no to crack. Sweeping up the crimes. Hahahaha! Love you Al!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

So Christmas time was pretty chill this year. We did an angel tree. It was so much fun to shop for the little boy we had. It was very rewarding and we plan to do it every year. Here are some of the other parts of our Christmas season...

-We had our Christmas Dance Recital.

-We went to work parties.

-We spent time together.
-We woke up Christmas morning to the dogs cuddling with each other and us.
-Our dogs ate Christmas Breakfast. They got down.
-We went to Trevor's house on Christmas.

Brace Face Chronicles: Part 2

So the first week completely sucked. I really didn't remember braces being that bad. I was in terrible pain and the inside of my mouth looked like hamburger meat. Gross I know. Brushing turned out to be very difficult. I really miss running my tongue along my teeth. You know that great feeling after brushing... not quite the same. Eating was a nightmare. My bite has changed so I had to figure out how to use different pressure to eat a sandwich. Food is easily caught in my teeth and looks sick. But everything is getting better now. I can feel changes all ready. Can't wait for my new smile to be complete!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Family Pictures

We took family pictures this week. Let me know what you think...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Photos With Santa

My dogs got some pictures with Santa this week. Too cute!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

To Breathe Is To Dance

I have to write a blog about dance. So I teach an adult class on Wednesday nights and I love it. I really enjoy teaching but when I get to participate in class is the best. I love any type of dance to any type of music. I have some friends from my drill days that come pretty regularly. Katie, Becca, Brittany, and occaisonally some Jen. Chelsea came once to only be injured again. I am so sorry Chels! I really liked these girls in high school but I can now say I really love them now. I have learned so much about myself from them. Katie is always happy. She is positive and very upbeat. I am challanged by her optimism. Becca is thoughtful. She is always a great listener and I have truly been inspired by her open heart. She always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt and never judges. Brittany is strong and honest. She's never a downer even when she has had a bad day. I really look up to her. I am so glad that I have had an opportunity to get to know all of them again and for the first time really... We have all grown so much since high school. We had a photo shoot on Wednesday and here are some pictures. We will have to take more when Brittany and Jen can make it.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Brace Face

So since I work in the dental field I have many connections in the tooth business. An orthodontist that I think very highly of in his scope of practice has offerred to give our office braces for free. He feels if we have a great experience than we will refer friends and family to him. So my co-worker Jenna and I have decided to become brace-faced. I know some of you are thinking this is crazy. I am excited to go back to that akward stage of braces. This is Jenna and me.

My orthodontist growing up was terrible. After being a dental assisitant, now I know how terrible he was. So after several years of braces he told me that my teeth were as straight as they were ever going to be. He also told me that if I wanted to correct my jaw I would need reconstructive jaw surgery. This is an awful surgery that consists of them breaking your jaw and rebuilding it the way they want it to be. My face would be swollen and brusied. And to top it all off I would have my jaw wired shut and would have to drink liquids for a month. I know what your thinking... I thought that would be a great diet too. Just Kidding. My Mom didn't have enough money and probably didn't want to deal with the consequences of this surgery. I was already a very mean teenager and imagine a swollen, bruised and hungry one on top of that. So she opted not to get the surgery. I was really considering getting this done about a month ago. This was just something I have been told my whole life needed to be done. So when Dr Baugh told us about the braces, I jumped on the option of his opinion of my jaw.

After my consultation I was told I wouldn't have to get my jaw broken. I was thrilled! I just need about a year in braces. So on Decemeber 11th I am going in to get braces. I have decided to keep a blog of my teeth changing on a monthly basis. This will include pictures as well as notes on pain, growth, corrections, complaints, and any funny braces stories in between. I will be updating monthly. So look forward to the brace face chronicles coming soon.

Brace Face Chronicles Part One:
Complaints: I am getting braces because of the following reasons...
( This may be a little too much dental terminology, but here goes)

1. I have an end to end bite. Which means my top teeth sit right on top of my bottom teeth. The perfect bite has a slight overbite.

2. My midline is off. Which means the center of my upper jaw and the center of my lower jaw do match symmetrically to my face.

3. My second molars are drifting distally. Which means my back molars are starting to turn out.

4. I have a crossbite. Which means my teeth don't fit together in the grooves of the other teeth as they should.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Love <3

I just want to take a second to let everyone know how in love I am. Jamie is so cute. We have been together since we were 19 and I don't think I have ever been really mad at him. He is so awesome. He has so much love in his heart. And not to mention he is probably the funniest person I know. I can't wait to see what the future brings! I love you Jamie.

This picture is the first week we were together...

This is somewhere in between....

This is now...

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Since Jamie's birthday is on Halloween, we always end up doing such fun stuff this time of year. We went to Thriller twice, we played in the leaves with my nieces, we had a costume party, and went to dinner. Not in the same day of course. It was all in about a week. I love this time of year!

Our Babies

Can I first just say I seriously love our family. Our dogs are so precious. They are so well behaved. They are fun when you want them to be and snuggle when you need a buddy. With no kids yet... our dogs are our children. We love them to death. They are just too cute! I caught them sleeping in the laundry right after I took it out of the dryer. Adorable!