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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Unforgettable Skating Memories of Jamie

I hope you all enjoy these photos of my daughter Jamie in some of her skating outfits. Those days are truly memorable as I made most of her costumes, drove her to lessons and competitions, and was probably the loudest cheering Mom in the stands. We had great times during the many many competitions all across Canada until her "career" ended because of "crooked" feet. Alas, when she was trying to do the axel, she landed on her knees too often and that was that. However, we look back with fondness and pride for all her accomplishments, both in skill and artistic endeavours. I am so proud of her!

Jamie's first experience on ice at the Ladner Ice Arena in 1979, age 3, with Daddy trying to keep up to her.

I made Jamie's first little skating outfit and she thought she was the queen of ice-skating at her first real lessons, age 5.

This was her costume for the Ice Carnival in 1984, age 7. I think it had something to do with New Orleans.

In 1985, at age 8, Jamie starred in "Give Our Regards to Broadway."

Jamie was extremely proud to receive the Silver Medal in Pre-Juvenile Girls at age 9 plus the Junior Artistic Trophy!

Here she is posing before the Huntsville, Ontario, competition where she ended up 4th in Juvenile Girls, age 10.

And finally, with her dance partner in Ontario, age 10.


Jo said...

Omigosh, what gorgeous pictures. What a beautiful little girl. She's exquisite.

I love the music you have chosen as well. It fits.

Isn't it fun to relive the old memories?


heiresschild said...

hi leslie,

great pics and memories. i love how the song goes right along with the blog theme.

so this is what you were doing today. it was very quiet on the blogs and emails today.


Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie!! What truly awesome Photos and great memories. Sorry to learn her career on the ice took a turn, but what great pictures and memories you have of not only your daughter, but the Photo with her Dad, right out there on the ice with her!! That moment in time captured to treasure for always!!

Great song too!!! And what a great seamstress you are!! Talent runs in your family that is for sure!!

Thanks for sharing, and how proud you deserve to be!! I can just hear you "cheering" her on!! :) Then as well as now......


Leslie: said...

Thanks, ladies. I've been trying to make a post about Jaclyn's skating but there's something wrong. It won't load the photos. I'll keep trying, though.

willemina said...

I agree with everyone here...Wonderful photos and thanks for sharing this part of your life with us.

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