I went to a very small French Immersion school growing up. So small
in fact, that there were only 12 of us in my graduating class. No, I
did not go to school in a small town, it was a city school, but the
first French Immersion High School in the division. One of my closest
friends at the time was a girl named Michelle. Thoughts of her bring
back such fun memories. Going to McDonald's several times a week for
lunch. Driving around in her little red Firefly. Our weekend shopping
sprees to Grand Forks, ND. Serving together on the student council.
Doing a 'teacher roast' at our graduation. I have so many wonderful
memories of this girl. After graduation, we tried to stay connected,
but I'm sure you know how it goes life just takes it's own twists and
turns and one day you realize it's been months since you've seen or
spoken to that friend who was once so close. Well here we are twenty
plus years later. Both married. Both with three children. And both
with girls who love to dance. Every year when Dance Competition rolls
around, I get excited at the thought of running into Michelle and her
girls Madison, and Myah. Myah, is the same age as Théa, and therefore
the two of them find themselves competing against each other in group
routines at both CNDC, and the Manitoba Dance Festival. I have just as
much fun cheering on Myah, as I do Théa, and I know that Michelle would
say the same. It may be brief and only twice a year, but I sure love
catching up with her and her sweet family at these events. This year I
managed to get a photo of all of us in the same shot (thanks Nicole). I used the fabulous Lily Bee Design Double Dutch Collection to document the memory.
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This was my last layout using this collection for Let's Capture Our Memories.
I'm up there today with a post, and a pinwheel tutorial. If you missed
it here on my blog, you may want to pop over there and have a peek.
Next month I have the pleasure of working with Crate Pretty Party. I
can't wait. Love the colours in that line. There is still plenty in
the shop to be had. Along with loads of brand new Evalishious, Smash goodies, Elle's Studio
and so much more. Lots of great mark downs up for grabs also. Please
do pop over and check it out. She has loads to choose from and shipping
to anywhere in North America is only $12.