Monday, April 29, 2013

Busy Peacock

 {Peacock made this at the beginning of the school year to display on the classroom wall.}

Peacock has been busy, too ... always drawing, coloring, and creating.  She also brings home a new book each night to read to me and then she has a quiz every day at school on the book she read the night before.  She's whizzing along in her reading.  She's a great little student.  Her teachers says she's very self-motivated, hard-working, caring, and is such a good, good, good girl.  News like that makes this momma very happy!

 {Peacock's violin, piano, & harp ... complete with red & blue harp strings!}

April 3, 2013:

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American Harp Association Spring Recital


Penguin has been learning to play the harp for the past {almost} 6 months.  Yesterday she played at the spring recital for the local American Harp Association.  She did an awesome job!!  I'm so proud of her & all her hard work.  This next month she'll be busy auditioning for an honors recital and hopefully passing off grades 1, 2, & 3 to an examiner.  For each grade she has required scales, arpeggios, and three pieces to perform, so she'll be polishing-up nine songs this month.  She'll be busy!!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013


Sadly, the world of adoption is a mess and it seems to be becoming a bigger mess.  I won't get into all the politics of adoption today, but I wanted to share a video of my sister.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Consolari Concert Hall

Last Thursday evening, I got to take part in a little bit of history in the making.  At our EVMCO rehearsal, this video was played for us:

If you'd like to show your support for the Consolari Concert Hall & music education in the Phoenix area, please complete the survey HERE.

Our organization's name has been changed to East Valley Millennial Choirs & Orchestras and a third concert has been added to the line-up for this weekend.  If you'd like to attend a concert, please go HERE for more information.  If you want tickets for a sold-out show, please let me know and I can probably help you find some.

Newspaper article about the concert hall can be found HERE.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

My Beautiful Girls
Easter 2013

Grand-kids {minus the youngest two}

Easter was a busy day at our house.  Peacock & I stayed up the night before scrubbing her head and then straightening her hair - her favorite new style!  Sunday morning we got up, went to "Daddy's Choir" (as my kids call it) ... Daddy directs the choir at our church, Penguin sings, and I subbed on the piano because the regular pianist was out-of-town this past weekend.  Daddy was VERY nice and made our family Nutella french toast with fresh strawberries for breakfast.  Then we were off to church where Daddy's choir performed two songs and we enjoyed wonderful speakers and lessons.  My parents, brother, and niece attended church with my family - they are great to support us in all our little music performances.  I was especially excited to have my brother attend church with us.  I haven't seen him in church since we blessed Turkey over 5 years ago.  He's been going through some hard things in his life, but he working hard and I see huge differences in him - he's seems happier now than he has been for a very long time.  I was also in charge of teaching all the young women (girls 12-18 years old) for about an hour.  I made a video presentation with video clips, music, etc that all related to Easter and Jesus Christ.  The girls came into the room in silence and we didn't have any talking until after the end of the video.  It was a great opportunity for all of us in the room to take time to ponder and reflect on the meaning of Easter.

After church & a couple photos, we finished up our cheesecake dessert and then headed to my parents' home for an egg hunt and traditional Easter dinner.  The kids had fun playing with all their cousins and enjoying the beautiful weather.  When the festivities wound down for the evening, Hubby & I snuck away to go visit my sister and her newest baby in the hospital for a little while.  Busy, but great day!

{Photos by me & my brother Ryan}

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Time

Check out my cute boy!!

Have you purchased your tickets for the next EVMCO concert?

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