Thank You and Some Christmas Cheer

Thank you all so, so much for your kind thoughts, sweet comments and prayers for our family. Reading through all your uplifting comments was so special and I really appreciate all the virtual hugs and love. We fly out on Monday and the funeral for my Nana will be on Tuesday in Waynesville, NC (a small town near Asheville). We’ll get back in time on Christmas Eve to celebrate the season with our children.

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I will share some holiday cheer with you today. It’s video of my daughter’s first piano recital, playing Angels we Have Heard on High. She started lessons this year and she was so nervous to perform in front of others. I think she nailed it and she was so proud of herself for overcoming her nervousness.

2015 Piano kidsThe piano teacher gave chocolate pianos to the performers. My other son got one, too!

My older son also performed, but it was a longer song so I wasn’t able to get a good video of all of it. The two of them take lessons from the same piano teacher, while my middle son takes both piano and drum lessons from a different instructor. He performed for us in the showroom after the recital. We love having musical children. 🙂

2014 Ryan PianoThe family that plays (music) together, stays together.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

15 thoughts on “Thank You and Some Christmas Cheer

  1. Sylvia Anderson says:

    She did very well for a first recital, has beautiful hand position and covered her mistake very well. I think she did a great job, especially for a first year student and didn’t show any nerves at all. You have every reason to be very proud of her. Hopefully she and her brothers will continue with their lessons and commitment to music. I took classical piano lessons for 9 years, gave concerts, but wanted to get married and have babies more than I wanted to continue on with music as a profession, so, at 19 I married my high school sweetheart, and that was almost 60 years ago.

  2. Mary says:

    That was lovely – kudos to your daughter! Her movements were so graceful so she must inherit that or be taking ballet/dance lessons. I agree that music is so important to children and studies have shown how beneficial it is to our brains. Thanks for sharing her first recital with us.

  3. Susan says:

    How wonderful that they all play! Your daughter did it much better than I do these days, since I play about once a year and was never all that good anyway. Congratulations on a musical family!

  4. Lynette says:

    Way to go to your daughter on her first recital! 😀 What a pretty arpeggio ending. Keep up the great work and never be afraid to get up there and play for others!

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