Catching up! Chicago Classic and Novice Invitational 2013

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, with back to back competitions.  First, Chicago Classic!

This was our first time at this event, which always makes us a little nervous because you just don’t know what to expect. This was also a particularly challenging one for me, as I was doing both my new Pro-Am routine with Matthew Boehm, as well as my Rising Star routine with Chip, back to back Friday night.  Which means, an extra early flight to get to the hotel in time for floor tryouts and not a whole lot of time for preparation.  It was GO time!

I really liked the hotel at the event, atrium style, which means that all the rooms overlook the lobby all the way down the center.  Which is particularly fun, when you open your hotel room door from 7 floors up and can still hear Kellese’s voice below.  🙂  The restaurants in the hotel had some great food too.  So even though it was hotel priced, at least we really enjoyed it!

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Dancing on a school night

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  Trent and I got to spend some time with his family, including our adorable foster niece, Elizabeth!

Trent and I managed to get out dancing the night before on Tuesday – yes on a school night!  I can’t even think of how long it has been since we went out social dancing on a week night.  Probably way back in the day when we used to head out to the Woodlake Pub after Wednesday night classes.  I honestly do not know how I made it to work to be functional the next day back then.  Youth, I suppose!

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