Happy New Year, everyone! Looking forward to all the adventures that await us in 2011!
Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a nice time with Brian and the kids. We went out a bit, hung out around the house, opened presents from family, and also got a bucket of “All Lovin’ No Oven” icecream from Coldstone Creamery. Here are some pictures of what I got from Brian and the kids:
Pretty tulips in a pot, a lovely card, and a bag of gummies – my favorite! I will try to keep the tulips alive so I can plant them in the spring.
Me with my new classical guitar from Brian and the kids! I played guitar a little before I got married, but not much. I really want to learn fingerpicking style, so I’m excited to get started on that!
The kids and I. Brianna loves the piano, as well as Silas, and Silas also loves the ukulele. I’ve given him one uke lesson so far, and it was about how to play the C chord.
I got some other awesome gifts from family, which I also really love!
Today was our Christmas service at church! Brian and I didn’t sing this year, but Silas sang with the Sunday School choir, and I played the piano for them. Not all the kids were there, so the choir was rather small, but I think they did a great job! They sang “Away In A Manger”, and Silas did his best to sing along.
The kids choir. Silas must have thought the choir mic was just for him!
So proud of my Silas!
Here’s a video of them singing:
Brianna in Sunday School.
Some of the kids in the Sunday School room before they went up to sing.
Silas really likes the ukulele, but he’s a little young to learn, I think. I did teach him how to hold it, though, so at least that’s a start. Anyway, I think it’d be great if Silas learned to play ukulele like his Uncle Andrew.
I also plan on teaching him piano, and have started teaching him a few things already. Brianna loves the piano too. She sat on my lap, while I played a song today, and I held her hand and let her play the melody with her index finger. 🙂
Last night we were at a LaFontaine concert at our church. It was really awesome, and very inspirational! I loved it! I bought their newest CD, “Beautiful Day”, and Sheri LaFontaine’s Christmas CD called “Wonder”. Can’t wait to listen to them!
The LaFontaine adults singing at the concert.
Wesley VanWyk. The last time we heard him sing, he was just a kid!
The LaFontaine kids singing. They did an excellent job, and we were all impressed.
The LaFontaine parents singing! I think they’re so cool.
I’m sure most of you have already heard about Susan Boyle, the latest and greatest contestant on the 2009 Britain’s Got Talent! I was on YouTube a few days ago and ran into a clip of her singing audition. Until this month she was a regular 47 year old, unmarried, unemployed British lady. Overnight she has become a celebrity.
Her voice is amazing, and in my opinion, the best female voice I’ve ever heard.
Below is link to a clip of her audition, as well as a few clips of her talking before she sang, and the judges’ comments: