"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Isabel auditioned for the Nutcracker again this year with Utah Regional Ballet, and was selected to be a party girl again.  She was thrilled!

Last year she wore this cute green dress as a party girl.

Isabel with her friend Faith
This year she wore this beautiful blue dress. 

I wanted to make a big fuss over her, so before her first performance, I made her an appointment and took her to the mall and she got her makeup done at the MAC counter at Nordstroms.  They all thought she was adorable and they made a huge fuss over her.  Plus I didn't have to do her makeup.  Win win!

I finally figured out how to do the ringlets this year.  Hooray!  It has only taken me 2 years, but I think I've finally figured out how to make it work with her thin, fine hair.

All of the grandmas and grandpas, her brothers, and her friends came to support her.  It meant so much to her.

Nana, Isabel, and Mom (Popeye was also there)
Isabel with her Grandma Marcia and Grandpa Ed
Isabel with Mom and Dad
Isabel with her brother Joey

Isabel has decided that ballet is "her thing".  She quit all of her jazz, tap, hip hop, and tumbling, and hasn't looked back.  It's really fun to see her find the thing that she really loves.  She tells me all the time about how happy ballet makes her feel inside.

She hums Nutcracker tunes and does her dance all of the time around the house.  I'm kind of a little sad to see Nutcracker season end.  It was a lot of fun, and she did such a great job!  I sure love my little cutie pie!


The Pierce Family said...

She's adorable!

Chrissy, said...

That was so much fun! She is darling!

Desiree said...

Love it!

Amy said...

How fun! She's absolutely glowing! She's really found her niche, hasn't she?

lvs2dance said...

Isn't the Nutcracker the best?! I love that Sienna and I get to do that every year. What a great idea to take her to the Mac counter! I might have to copy that for next year, Sienna would totally love that.