Before the Dance

Family, Life May 5, 2012

Jeff and Leila had their father/daugher dance last night.  I started taking pictures before remembering that Leila’s “Outlaw” tattoo was still on her arm. Usually temporary tattoos start flaking off after a day or two.  This one has stayed on for a good two weeks, through swimming and multiple baths.  I finally got it off last night using nail polish remover.

Ahhh, much better.  I’ll let the next five photos speak for themselves.

Joe and I had a fun night at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, doing everything he wanted to do.  Here was his full itinerary: Play croquet, play on the slide, play the memory game, play Cootie.  During croquet, he managed to knock himself in the eye pretty good with his mallet.  Two popsicles later, he felt much better. Joe won the memory game, Grandpa won Cootie, and I was a mere centimeter away from the greatest croquet comeback of my career.  A fun night was had by all.


Happy Saturday!  Stay tuned for an announcement later in the day about a fun new company I will be working with!



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  • Sarah May 5, 2012 at 11:43 am


  • Krista May 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Great pictures Alysa, you are looking like a Pro!

    • inspiredrd May 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks Krista, I’m trying!

  • Vera Smith May 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Those photos are priceless.; your children are beyond beautiful….hubby isn’t so bad either…lol Good luck to you, Alysa in all you do. I love visiting. My children are all grown now but the memories we made will always be with us. Love and happiness to all, Vera

  • Angel May 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    So, so sweet and lovely!

  • Eating as a Path to Yoga May 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Wow! What an experience for both daughter and father! You are making some incredible memories for your family!

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Those pictures are precious! I went to the Father/Daughter Dance with my dad when I was in Girl Scouts. I still have the picture from it :).

  • susie b. May 8, 2012 at 6:19 am

    This most made me tear up and laugh out loud! What a beautiful family! Love and miss you all!!

    • inspiredrd May 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Susie 🙂 Miss you too!

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Awwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Daddy-Daughter Dances are the BEST! <3 <3 <3