In this picture Kiera and Savannah are wearing the dresses I made for Lissa and Adri when they were little.
30 December 2015
22 December 2015
I had my piano recital a bit earlier than usual this year, on the first Sunday of the month. I had it at the main library in the city of Fredericksburg, since they have a nice event room with a grand piano. It was a very nice venue.
I borrowed a sheet music skirt from a friend, and wore it with a music scarf I already had.
I read somewhere that having Afternoon Tea at the Willard in downtown DC was one of the classic experiences in Washington, DC.
The hotel was very elegant and upscale, and the price of the tea definitely reflected it.
This is our van, parked right in front of the hotel, due to the valet parking.
15 December 2015
Kent and I were so happy when we learned that Tyler and Rachel's family would be coming to visit us in December. There are always cool things to do in Virginia, and especially at Christmas time!
As my Christmas gift Rachel had made a very special artwork that I put right up on the wall of my piano room. I love it! They gave it to me as soon as they arrived.
The day after the Carsons arrived they went to the Zoo Lights display at the National Zoo.
While I was giving piano lessons they drove up to DC and met Kent after work to go to the zoo.
The next morning we went to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Andrew did some jogging with his mom to burn off some energy.
so he put Tyler and Andrew to work.Andrew liked feeling like one of the big boys.
while Rachel and I played "Sleigh Ride" as a duet on the piano. It was really fun to play a piano duet with Rachel. She's so good that we didn't even have to practice that much together. (She didn't see the music until they came Virginia.)
I can't figure out how to make this go the right direction, and the recording is blurry at the beginning, but at least it's an idea of how our number went.
The next day we went to the National Cemetery at Quantico to help lay wreaths on the graves as part of the "Wreaths across America" program.
Andrew had a bit of a melt-down, but that's what two-year-olds do!
The graves look so nice with the wreaths on them.
This is another pretty view.
We had such a fun, fun time with the Colorado Carsons and were sad to see them leave!