Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time Flies

Dear Mom,

It's been a while since I have written.  I feel bad because things have been so busy, it's been hard to keep up.  School is almost out...this Thursday!!!  I'm so excited, I can't wait!  Then I won't feel like I'm deserting you everyday!  I have been running around so much lately it will be nice to slow down a bit.  Between the school play, zumba, ballroom, parties and vendor events for my new business It Works!, Jr./Sr. Banquet, graduation and grad parties, and a concert things have been a bit wild.  But I wanted to take some time today first of all to wish you and pappy a Happy Anniversary.  It would have been 41 years today that you would have been married.  A love story ended too soon!  I'm just so thrilled to have been able to watch it grow and flourish through the years!  Once you started going to church and taking me with you, things were not so great around here since pappy was not at all happy about that.  There were some scary, not fun moments.  But through it all you stayed and loved him and prayed for him every day!  You have always been such a testimony to me.  Consistently praying for 12 years for pappy to get saved before he finally did.  You never gave up.  A beautiful love story!  Thank you for showing me selfless, strong, caring love!  It hasn't happened for me yet, not sure if it will, but if it does I hope to use your love story as my example!

Now, I'm going to totally switch gears!  Last Thursday we had our Spring Concert.  It was definitely a fun night with little extra fun parts to it.  You didn't want to go, but I took some videos and just had to share them with you!  The first one is my group of 5th and 6th grade handbells.  We played the William Tell Overture, it was fun because we pretended to mess up, I stopped them, and pretended to give them a pep talk, then made the music director come up and join us while putting on a Lone Ranger mask like the kids were and then we played it again correctly.  I only told a few people about it and I never told the music director so it was a neat surprise! :)

Sorry it's sideways, one of the girls took the video for me and this is how it came out.  Don't know how to turn it right! :)
The Jr. High handbells playing Under the Sea with bubbles and leis.  They play so well for a Jr. High group!!

The girl's choir singing Do, Re, Mi.

The Sr. High handbells playing Pirates of the Caribbean with pirate hats.  The music director had his pirate hat,  an eye patch, a sword to direct with, and then one of the girls bought an earring for him to wear with his pirate get-up. :)  They did an awesome job!

The Sr. High choir did such an awesome job with this song!  Hard to hear them over the instruments, but it was awesome!
There was lots more wonderful music from the Elementary choir, to solos, to other songs by handbells and choirs!  Wish you could have been there to enjoy it, but hope this gives you a little taste of the fun!  Love you!


  1. I just LOVED watching these... felt like I was at the concert. Wonderful!!!

    1. Thank you so much for watching them! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful videos....!!!
    I hope you and your mom are doing well.

    1. Thank you so much, Dolores!! So glad you liked them. I was so proud of these guys! We are doing pretty good. I just wrote a new post of some sad changes. I'm sure you will be able to relate well. Thinking of you and praying for you!