Monday, October 29, 2007

A Wonderful Evening

Saturday night was an exciting night at our house! (This was before Shannon's staples!) As most of you know, my girls are very involved in dance. One of their favorite shows is "So You Think You Can Dance." Kelly was talking about this show to a good friend of ours, Clare, who was also Kelly's fourth grade teacher. (top photo) They always had a special connection and Kelly goes over to Clare's house to spend time with her and her 2 year old twin girls. Kelly mentioned that Mia Michaels was her favorite choreographer and that she really liked her work. So Clare emailed Mia and told her about Kelly and how it would be so special if she could meet her. Mia emailed Clare back and said she would like to make it happen. Mia's assistant called Clare on Friday and said Mia had some time Saturday evening and would like to meet Kelly. Mia and her assistant, Teddy, came down to our humble house in Mission Viejo Saturday evening!! It was so exciting to meet her. Naturally, we had to have the important dance people in our lives here, so we had our good friends, Kristi, the girls' dance teacher and owner of the dance studio, and Stevie, who is another dance teacher at our studio. Megan also had her good friend Amy Jenkins over since they have danced so much together for the last three years. And of course Clare and her family were here since she was the one who made this happen! We can't thank you enough Clare. This meant so much to Kelly. It was so great to have something so positive and exciting happen right after Kelly's surgery and week in the hospital. The timing couldn't have been better.

It was truly an amazing visit. Mia is such an inspirational person and was so nice to Kelly and everyone else. She and Kelly are planning to stay in touch now.

note: I am having trouble uploading photos for some reason. If I get it figured out, I may add some more photos later.


Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly,
How exciting for all of you to have Mia Michaels visit you at your house! It shows how much you are loved to have friends who can introduce you to such cool new friends! I'm so happy for you and your sisters to have such a great experience! Now, I want to watch "So You Think You Can Dance" because of the connection to you!
Love & Hugs,
Aunt Tracy, Uncle Tom, Emily & Jake

Anonymous said...

wow kelly! how special! you are in my prayers!
<3christina van auken

Amy said...

Yeah! That sounds like a lot of fun. Love to you all. -Amy

Laurie Martin said...

Hi Kelly!

Mia Michaels must be a very special lady. How exciting for you to have her come and visit. So sorry about Shannon. Give her our best and tell her we hope she heals real soon. Take care!

Laurie and Mark

Cousin Emily said...

Hey Kelly,
That's so exciting that Mia Michaels came to your house!!! Tell Shannon I hope she feels better. And your sweatshirt in the pictures is really cute!

Fran said...

Wow! Mia Michaels!!!
Glad you had so much fun on Sat.
Everyone looks so happy in the pictures.

Never swa the TV show must watch now.

Love to all....

Fran and Marisa (PTL. OR)

colleen coon said...

Hi Kelly,
So cool that Mia Michaels came to see you! Happy belated birthday (I'm late for almost everything...sorry). You have to be the strongest person I know to have gone through 2 surgeries like this, and chemo & radiation on top of it all. And you have such an incredible family, too. You are in our prayers. Love,
Colleen, Bob, Michaela & Chandler Coon (& Sport, too)

Lori Tonick said...

Hi Kellly,
That is so cool that Mia Michaels came to your house! "So You Think You Can Dance" is one of our family's favorite shows. You all look so great in the pictures! It must have been a fun evening.

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Turnbaughs said...

Hi Kelly,

What a thrill for you and your family to meet Mia Michaels!! Can I come next time???

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted on your progress and if you need anything, let us know.

The Turnbaughs

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly!
There sure is something special about 4th grade teachers! Your mom was mine! I remember when she told our class that she was going to marry your dad. :-)
I just read your web site and am so impressed with what an amazing young woman you are! Your pictures and writings radiate so much happiness. Keep on smiling!
Ryan and I are praying for you from out here in Colorado!
Lana Andersland (Clark)

Anonymous said...

What a great treat and surprise. Glad you all enjoyed yourself!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for having me over that night! It was really fun

Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,
The only time I saw "So You Think You Can Dance" was with you all. I'll have to watch it now. Thank you for the pictures. You look so beautiful I can't believe you just got out of the hospital. What a great welcome home for you.
Aunt Denise

Kimmi said...

What a special gift. i am so glad that she was able to come and visit you all...

Daisy & Joy said...

How COOL was that! WOW, how fun for you and your family.

Aunt Jenny & Uncle Bob, Kylie & Ryan said...

Hi everyone!!

We love Mia Michaels!! Can't believe she was at your house!!! "So You Think You Can Dance" was a big hit at our house this past summer and Mia was tops in our eyes as well! Mia seems to have a heart of gold like you Kelly!!

Great photos of all of you! Your 4th grade teacher is a pretty special person!

Some fans of "So You Think You Can Dance" and definitely fans of Mia Michaels!!

cindy hurley said...


What an unexpected (?) exciting life you are leading. Who ever knows what tomorrow brings?

Keeping you all in my thougths and prayers,

Cindy Hurley

Ryan said...

Hi Kelly,

This is Ryan, I love you! Bye...

Kylie said...

Hi Kelly,

I love you. Hadley says hi-she loves you too!

It was really cool that you got to meet Mia Michaels on Saturday. I like "So You Think You Can Dance!"

Kylie and Hadley too!

Kristen Yukech said...

kelly!!! hey there, hun! just wanted to tell you that you look gorgeous in these pictures. i hope you are doing well and i miss you. when i come home for break i want to hang out, ok? hang in there, pumpkin. love you mucho!!