Thanksgiving Visitors

It feels really odd for us to have Thanksgiving approaching and for us to not be prepping for a cruise. Over the last four Thanksgiving holidays, we have been on a cruise for three of them, including the last two. It has almost become a tradition for our family. Since we did an Alaska cruise […]

Savannah’s Cheerleading Squad Takes 2nd

In a VERY long day, Savannah’s cheerleading squad earned a second place in the regional cheerleading competition. Her squad competed in the normal category. There was also an elite category where more stunts, tricks and stuff are done. Unfortunately, this whole event seemed extremely disorganized and haphazard. It was very frustrating for Sean and I […]

Cheerleading Competition Tomorrow

Sean’s football season is over. I missed the last game of the year being in Germany. They lost the game. Actually, somewhat late in the game and losing, the referees called the game because our kids were hitting the other kids too hard. Boy, I would have liked to see that and understand what the […]

Showstoppers Results

The whole family had a great time at the Showstopper National Finals dance competition in Anaheim last week. Results are as follows: Sean and Savannah: Last Night Remix Teen Hip-Hop large group, Silver Award El Jarabe Tapatio, Junior Folkloric Duet, Gold First Place El Gavilancillo, Junior Folkloric (Mexican) Small Group, Gold First Place Savannah: Mati, […]

Summer Dance Recital – Night 2

Whew… The Summer Dance Recital is over. It was two long nights of dancing. That said, it was still very enjoyable – it just didn’t leave much time for anything else this weekend. The big night for the kids was the Friday night dance performances as they had many more dances than last night. Savannah […]

Happy Birthday Suzanne

Happy Birthday to Suzanne! Today, she turns 40 years old. Enjoy the day!

Quick Family Update

Today, Sean started baseball practice. He is excited, but now has to decide when to play baseball and when to go to dance. Normally, he dances four days a week with only Wednesday off. It looks like baseball practice will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number of days will go down when the […]

Suzanne and the Kids Make the Local News for Dance Competition Results

You probably remember recent posts from me about Suzanne and the kids with their Showstopper Dance Competitions. They recently competed in the regional competition in Phoenix, AZ and brought home a nice haul of trophies and awards. This week, the local paper ran a story about their activities in the competition. You can read the […]

Showstopper Photos Uploaded

As detailed in a post yesterday, I have uploaded the images provided by Mr Will to my site from our recent trip to Phoenix for the Showstopper Dance Competition. There is not nearly as many pictures as Suzanne led me to believe, but obviously, he was more interested in taking them of his family than […]

Updates and Corrections to Showstoppers Phoenix

The Klasen family brought home 2 silver trophies, 7 gold trophies, and two first place overall age group trophies at the Showstoppers Regional Dance Competition. Sean, 10 and Savannah, 9, of Sonoita, brought down the house with the traditional Mexican dance “La Negra”. As part of the large recreational 9-12 year old folkloric group, they […]