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Monday, March 3, 2008

Coming up for air.

I am really bad about writing blogposts these days, and I apologize for that. I have been, and still am really busy working with a dance performance that Kini and Sigve both are dancing in. They auditioned way back in September, and have been rehearsing since November- now the opening night is closing in, their premiere is on March 12th. I have been sewing costumes along with two other ladies, and let me tell you- 24 dresses (and pants and a vest for Sigve) takes a while to sew. Especially when there are no instructions, and the dresses need to fit every girl perfectly. There has been some ripping- let me tell you!! The picture below shows a sneak peak of one of the dresses. When you are used to sewing with 1/4" seam, it is hard to adjust to a 2" seam allowance for these dresses....
Saturday was the first rehersal with make up and costumes- I was helping with hair and makeup as well, and here is Kristine- ready to put her costume on. I got to watch- for the very first time, and I was just stunned at how wonderful all the kids were dancing. This is a brand new "show" with new music composed especially for it- it is called "tørst" which means "thirsty" and it is the story of the "jutulhogget canyon" and the making of it- the fight between the "Rendalstroll" and the "Glomdalstroll" to get the river to their valley. Sigve is the only boy, except two male professional dancers, and he's having a great time. He has a solo with one of the professionals, and he's just loving it. (He didn't like the makeup part to much though...)
Well, now you know a little about what's going on here these days- in two weeks time everything should get back to "normal" but for now, please excuse my absence:)
Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate all your lovely comments!


  1. What a fun time in your life... treasured memories in the making, Enjoy every moment!

  2. You can blog for years hereafter!! Enjoy every minute of this wonderful event with your kids. Your daughter looks so beautiful!


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