Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Belle Ballerina (Mary Catherine)

This girl…

…I love her so much!

Beautiful Ballerina

She is one of my greatest joys and delights...

…and I continually thank God for choosing me to be her mother.

She continues to study dance.  (I can't believe I never posted recital pics from June of 2014 and here we are almost ready for Recital 2015!)  She has loved every minute of it…

…and her grace under pressure is amazing.

She has been privileged to experience dancing on some major stages including the Kansas City Music Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.  (She has a dream of performing on Broadway.)

In addition to tap and ballet, she was required to take a "ballet intensive" course.  I have seen tremendous growth in her this year.

And while she's beautiful like this…

…I truly prefer her like this…

…dressed up as "Judy Moody" from "Judy Moody's Not Bummer Summer".  She even designed her own tee-shirt.  An artist…she is not…unless her feet are the paint brush!  *smile*

(Dress Up as Your Favorite Fictional Book Character for Catholic School Spirit Week)

In Christ,



  1. What a sweet post. That is a hard-working girl you have there.

    1. She really is a hard-worker, both in the classroom and out! Love her!

  2. Oh my goodness Valerie, she has grown up so much. You have a lovely young lady inside and out. Congrats!!

    1. Joanna!!!! (That's me screaming!) I'm so glad you dropped by!!! I've thought about you and wondered how you were doing. I popped over yesterday (while at work) and didn't have a enough time to leave a proper comment…but I truly remember those toddler days. I've got some other thoughts to share…I promise to visit soon.

  3. Oh my goodness Valerie, she has grown up so much. You have a lovely young lady inside and out. Congrats!!

  4. So sweet! My girls love to dance too, but we've been taking a break. Trying to find a studio that fits us :) Your MC is beautiful!!!

    1. Liz….how is it that we connect and yet we've never met???!!! I totally understand about the studio… I've been struggling with the whole dance thing this year…our first year to allow MC to do performing company. I'm sure you understand my concerns… HUGS!

  5. Golly has she grown! And so pretty! I love that quote, too. Our homeschool group has some families that consist of dancers as well. The artistry in their portraits are just beautiful. One young lady now studies in NY!


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