Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Should Have Stuck With It

Riverdance was a. ma. zing! I could just kick myself for dropping out of Buddy Sherwood's School of Dance at age seven. I could have been on that stage! Actually no I couldn't have, because what impressed me more than their dancing was their impeccable posture throughout the entire performance, and since I have the posture habits of a hunchback, I would have been cut from the get go...not to mention that when we used to watch the home videos of my dance recitals you could always see my lips moving as I was counting my steps. And one, and two, and three, and kick. That would never fly with the Riverdance troupe. But a girl can dream, can't she?


Over the past couple of weeks M to the Izz-A has gotten a kick out of watching me going around the house doing my best Riverdance performance. And when we met his mom at McDonald's on Friday night so that Kate and Kennedy (my niece) could spend the night with her, he made me demonstrate my skills for her in the middle of McDonald's. I don't think I've ever really seen her laugh that hard. Thanks for the encouragement Mary.



On the way to the show we stopped and had dinner, and after we ate he thought it would be a good idea if I had one last practice.




I am a complete dork. But on this Valentine's Day, may he be reminded that I am in fact his dork.


I'm not quite catching the same amount of air as they do, but at this point, I have to tell ya, I thought I still had a chance. And if this wasn't good enough for 'em, I could always bust out with some Celtic freestyle...or the Irish sprinkler maybe?? I asked Matt if he thought I was good enough. The jury is still out on that one, kind of like when I asked my parents if they thought I was good at basketball in middle school.


We decided to regain some composure (and class) and act like the civilized couple that we are and take a normal Valentine's Day picture together.





We had a great night and the show was incredible. It ended up being that they did not need an extra member on their Riverdance troupe. Oh well, I'm not a big fan of leotards anyway.


39 comments:

Summer said...

You are adorable...and I love the outfit!

sassytimes said...

This is so cute! I think video should have been taken in McDonald's.

Kristy said...

How funny- I was wishing that I was a cheerleader yesterday at the Hogs game. I have the peppyness, darn it! But I lack the coordination, size and skill. =) We can dream, though!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love your boots and belt!

I am glad you had a fun time at Riverdance! I bet you could totally rock those moves!

StylishSuburban said...

You are such a fun couple! Love the boots very cute.

petrii said...

Hollie,
You are cuteness in a pair of boots? Are those Riverdance approved? =)

So glad you had fun and ya'll look GREAT together!!!

Have a Blessed week,
Dawn

petrii said...

ahem, I put a question mark after my first statement, like I'm asking you, hahaha, oh brother it was suppose to look like this:

You are cuteness in a pair of boots!!! (exclamation point NOT question mark)

Okay glad I cleared that up =)
Speaking of dorks, ummm yeah that would be me!!!

Lea Liz said...

I love your outfit!!!

Les said...

How fun. Love the dancing pics :) How about you start posting on fashion tips and where you gets your finds!! I think everyone would LOVE that!

Halftime Lessons said...

VERY nice dance...thanks for sharing!!

;-)

Jay

Mandy Rose said...

Ok...you are too freakin adorable!!! Always making me laugh!

Suzette said...

You are sooo tiny! Looks like you had a fabulous Valentine's Day!

MiMi said...

I am so glad that you had such a good time at dinner and Riverdance! I bet they would love to have you because you are absolutely adorable! If you are a dork, you are definitely the cutest one I have ever seen!

What a great picture of you and M to the Izz-A, too!

Barefoot in the Park said...

hmm... Riverdance is coming here soon and my BF seriously wants to see it. He has been talking about it for 2 years now... perhaps your review just put tickets in our pockets!

Rebecca Jo said...

You are hilarious! Michael Flately would be PROUD to have you! :-)

Kerri said...

Cute post...as usual...why are you so much cuter than me...I may begin to have a problem with that...oh well...atleast you are my friend! Where was Riverdance? I am surprised you found it without your KBO GPS Skills!! I bet hubby did a whole map quest thing right! Score double points MIZZA

Kerri said...

You look so cute...Why are you so much cuter than me? I may begin to have a problem with that...oh well..atleast you are my friend!

Where was Riverdance? I am surprised you didn't have to use your phone a friend (KBO) GPS skills!!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Those pictures are cracking me up! Love your boots!

TheVanzants said...

You look stunning, as always :)Missed seeing you today!

Good Gals Inc said...

Glad you two had a good time. You two seem like such a funny couple!! You could totally be up there in Riverdance!

Katie Lake said...

AWESOME! Glad you had a good time. You giving lessons with those sweet skills?

Tiffany said...

Looks like it was a great Valentine's Day. Many kudos to the hubby on the tickets. I don't know if mine could handle it.

Melissa said...

These people writing these comments are so funny... I mean your post is hilarious too, but they are all taking about how tiny you are (and you are!) and how cute your outfit is (and it is!!) but what about the fact that YOU totally did a jig in a parking lot?!?! AND McDonalds! COME ON PEOPLE! You are missing the hilarious point here!! OH! We totally would be awesome friends! I would have danced right there with you, but I would make 2 of you! I'm just sayin'... I would.

Abbi said...

glad yall had a good time!
you might could have made it....the moves i've seen were pretty good!!....lol!!

Heather said...

LOL!! I love your outfit and sounds liks y'all had fun!

Lindsay said...

I would have loved to see the McDonald's presentation as well. haha! That is too funny! Glad you had a good time....sounds like a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day!

blueviolet said...

Do you realize how incredibly adorable you are? Because it's true. And I would not object to a vlog account of this riverdancing of yours!

Halftime Lessons said...

You ARE a no-reply'er Mrs. Riverdance...the next time you comment on my blog Ill see if it changed...

Jay

Michele said...

Oh Hollie ~ you're so cute! I love Riverdance too..I think I'm the only one in the family tho!

Hugz,
Michele

...love Maegan said...

adorable! your outfit rocks too!

Emily said...

gosh you are too stinking cute!!
Love your outift and the pic of you and your hubs!
glad your vday was amazing:)

Britni and Justin said...

Cute post! Glad you had such a fun time at the Riverdance show! I can't find your email address. Send me a message at britninicholson@bellsouth.net and I will send you that log in info! Thanks!!!

Mrs. Ruby said...

This.is.hilarious!HAHA!
I'm so happy you guys had such a great Valentines Day. :)

Les said...

Hollie- Do you twitter?? lesinva@gmail.com

Bridget said...

ok my turn, where did you get those boots? pictures...we want to see video of you haha!

Melissa said...

You are an absolute doll ~ What a fun Valentine's day! your little girl is beautiful too. Have a great week...

Tim said...

Hollie,

You have GOT to be the CUTEST thing I ever did see. Dorky is very appealing on you! :)

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Lindsey said...

Riverdance is such an awesome show, glad you had a great time!!

Love the pics, precious!

kels said...

hilarious... so cute!