Friday, August 28, 2009


i can't believe that it's already been a whole year since our family was in Scotland.
one year ago today courtney had the experience of a lifetime to take a ferry to the Island of Dunoon to compete at Cowal Highland Gathering, World Championships!!
there were 30 kids in her Premier 10 year old class with only 6 placings being awarded in each dance. to win a medal was simply hopeful.
courtney placed 7th with a "Judges placing" in her sword dance, but no medals were awarded for these types of placings. but still, to have placed 7th out of 30 in a dance at Worlds was pretty exciting!!! these are the very swords she danced with right after her performance!!

the guarded " room of glory"!!!
( lots of giddy, hopeful competitors walking around in here!!! )
R: courtney, walking with her Scottish friend, Rachael ( she lives in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire )
these two girls met while competing last july in Victoria, B.C at the Canadians!! they are still friends and keep contact by email!! such a great kid...and always giggling!!
love her!!

such great memories from this trip...i REALLY need to stop stalling on scrapbooking it all!!!
i've been 'collecting' papers and embellishments, but just need the drive to take the project on!
here's some shots of our visit to the Island of Dunoon from one year ago today!!

( yep, even has it's own Castle of Dunoon!! )

( are you surprised to see overcast pictures in scotland???)
great memories!!!!!!



Tara said...

Awww Kim, what beautiful pictures! Don't be sad - what a happy memory that was. Something you and your family will cherish forever!

And yes, get on that scrapbook - I can't wait to see what you do with it!



Anonymous said...

Holy Wings Batman a whole year already it's gone by so quick just like this non summer......Nikki P.S. I still love looking at these pics!!!...Nikki