Have you seen the Greatest Showman yet? We're kind of obsessed around here. The first time Alex saw it, he said, "well, I've just seen the greatest movie in existence." That pretty much sums it up! We have a family full of performers, so the movie holds an extra special place in our hearts. We're gearing up for our dance competition season, starting this weekend. So I thought it would be a good time to post some photos of my greatest showmen!

The first week of our vacation is a bit of a blur! We spent 6 full days in Nashville for our kids' national dance finals competition. Our time there flew by, and yet, at the same time, it seems as though it was a full month ago. That "time flies when you're having fun" thing? It's totally true.

We can't complain about spending an entire week in the Ft. Walton Beach sand. Well, except that we didn't spend much of it in the sand. The real reason we are here is to watch our kiddos and our awesome dance studio compete for their national dance titles. So we spend most of the time here at the Convention Center with blankets and sweaters (they keep it so cold in there for the dancers)! But there are a couple non-dancing days that we are able to spend out on the beach.

Today, we're packing up and getting ready to leave bright and early tomorrow morning for the beach. This year's dance recital is over, which means it's time for the National Competition! Our whole family will be spending two weeks in Florida. One of those will be mostly consumed by dance (which is fine by us!), but we intend to totally morph into lazy beach bums for the other.

Life is a competition. We're always trying to be better. Better than last time. Better than yesterday. Better than the next guy. I struggle with myself, always trying to improve and simply do the best that I can. Always. And it's a valiant struggle. But sometimes,...