Monday, June 29, 2009

Back in the Saddle

SwingDaddy and I taught at the summer dance workshop at the University this weekend and had a splendid time, even landing us a few pictures in the local news.

We started dating at this same workshop, fourteen years ago. Returning each year to teach is like coming home.

We brought the boys to the last session of the weekend and let them wander in the space where SwingDaddy and I have spent so much of our lives together, while we talked with old friends. It was important, a reminder of who we used to be – performers, teachers, choreographers – and what we became – first a partnership and then a family – and where we’re going, all four of us now.

Happy Birthday, sweetie. I treasure each year with you.

(And yes, I realize that with a closing line of “all four of us,” there should really be one photo of the whole family, but you know what it’s like trying to get two children in the same picture.)


YF said...

that must have been so great. and great pics too. congrats!

Anonymous said...

The Q-ster looks so much like you in that last photo.

I do understand how hard it is to get two kids in the same shot. Two kids looking in the same direction is pretty much impossible for me.

There is something so amazing about going back to where you started. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

mayberry said...

So fun!

I met my husband over a free copy of People magazine. Ahh, memories.

Bob said...

Great photos, cute.

Anonymous said...

Whoa. Amazing how much Q looks like you.
4th B