Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Neck of the Woods...


Hi there...what's happening in your neck of the woods?  We're getting busy preparing for Christmas and looking forward to stopping and enjoying time with our family.    Here's a few things we've been up to over the last couple of weeks:

The holiday show choir concert which also featured solos from current members and high school alumni.  It was an amazing night.  The highlight for us was Ryan playing the piano and singing with two of his friends. They wrote the song themselves.  I'm still beaming from ear to ear at how amazing they were.  I wish I had the video...but they haven't posted it yet, so the picture will have to do.  I can't really express how incredible it is to watch your child have the confidence to play the piano and sing in front of a full auditorium.  I am so proud (as if you couldn't tell)!


And here's Marcel at his Christmas concert.  In addition to singing, the children did a lot of dancing to the music as well.  It was oh so sweet and I loved how their music teacher is teaching them to feel the music.  We are really blessed to have a great arts program in our school.


Of course, I have a card to share for this week's Retro Sketch.   This card is nice and bright and is for a co-worker who has decided to make a career change and move from Cincinnati to Austin, Texas.  A big change for her, but a very exciting one and I'm thrilled for her.

16 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Sounds like a fun night filled with music and you are so right to be a beaming Mom. I probably would of been in the audience crying.
The card looks fun and I am sure your co-worker will enjoy it.

Karen B. said...

Such a fun card. As I read your post, I could just picture you being a proud mama, you have every right to be with those handsome boys!

~amy~ said...

awwwwwww...super proud momma moments...how fun!!!!! So are you a singer/musician? I wish I could sing, I only sing in the car...by myself..with the stereo up really loud:) HA

You know I love your bright, happy and fun card!

Barb said...

What a fun post, Lynn! You know I love it when you share the family moments - how special it must have felt to see Ryan sitting there playing and singing! And could Marcel be any cuter? I think not! :)

Love your awesome card too! The bright colors are wonderful and I love those fun arrows!

Laura B. said...

Such cute photos! Love your bright card with those fun arrows!

Jinny Newlin said...

You have so much to be proud of, Lynn! TFS! And I adore the graphic design of your card! Plus, those polka dots are too fun! Enjoy your weekend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn your children's accomplishments this Christmas are something for Mama to be proud of! Your card is fantastic Lynn, those polka dots are calling my name . We are busy busy preparing for the holidays. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend, I am sure I will see you around!

sandie said...

What a star Ryan is becoming! And I agree, that is a cool teaching technique and very valuable. The colours are so bright and say to me success And confidence and I am sure your co- worker will appreciate and love this card

Marisa said...

You be a proud mama all you want :) Good for the boys! Precious memories to treasure in your heart... Perfect card for a big career move too!

Ardyth said...

Wow! These are the moments and memories to treasure forever! Merry Christmas Lynn - I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday!

Els said...

You have every right to beam, Lynn!! Must have been amazing!
Great card, love how you used the sketch.

Kim H. said...

I love this card! Could you email me what set that is from! It is fantastic for my boys and family/friends. khill1@cinci.rr.com

Also - I hope you have a fantastic Holiday! Merry Christmas!!!

Sara Mac said...

Oooh, you'll have to post a link to the video of Ryan and his friends. I'd love to hear the song. Hope all is well with you and the family. We are crazy busy here. Just got through both girls' birthdays...now onto Christmas:)
Fantastic card too, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures!!! Can't wait to hear the video!! Very cute card.

~jan said...

Your boys look so happy in these wonderful photos, Lynn! :) What a terrific card too- love the arrows - a perfect embellie for the sentiment!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Such a perfect sentiment, especially paired with those fun photos of the boys.