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This is our first year in competition dance and it has been fun, exhausting, taxing and pretty cool at the same time. I love watching dancers do there thing and especially love watching my daughter on stage. But getting up to get ready at 5am almost every weekend is exhausting, especially when you end up being at the competition all day! I learned two things since starting dance competitions. 1) A bedazzle thing is way easier to use then a glue gun when attaching rhinestones to costumes and 2) Never ever scream so loud that it scares your poor dancer on stage and they blank out and run off the stage. I totally didn't do that, but it did happen at last weeks competition.

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Have you ever gone back to look at older pictures just to see how far you've come along. I think it's important to take some time to reflect on what practice, time and education does to your photography skills. This picture was taken in 2011 with my Canon 50D, I think in our old backyard. I remember walking through the background trying to find something unique and interesting and wondered on this flower. I have to admit my talent isn't with nature photography, mostly because I'm allergic and have a magnetic attraction to bugs. Meaning bugs seem to always find me no matter how I try to avoid them. I can already list a slew of things wrong with this picture, things that I take into account when I capture photos now.

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This weekend my husband spent the majority of the day doing some "spring cleaning" on our older desktop computer. It's the one the kids and guests use the most and it's been going on a downward spiral to an untimely death. During the cleaning we stumbled on some of the older pictures that my father must have downloaded on one of his many visits. This picture is probably around 8 years old but we fell out laughing at Miss M's side eye. Anyone want to take a stab at captioning the photo?

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