Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

The year started off pretty good but quickly went downhill after that! I tooks lots of photos of my Christmas decorations to share but couldn't find the time to post them. I had a lot of fun decorating since this was our first Christmas in this home. We have been battling several illnesses around our house and getting ready for my daughter's drill team competitions. My daughter is scheduled to perform a solo at 2 of the competitions this year so she has been really excited about that! But sadly, she has been battling a severe sinus infection over the last week and is in bed now with an unknown illness (tested negative for the flu). We are waiting for some test results to see what she actually has but the doctor said that "mono" is going around and they are testing for that, too (very depressing). Your prayers are definitely needed as she is miserable, has missed a lot of school and may not get to perform at her first scheduled competition this weekend.

On the brighter side!!!.....

My son played a piano solo at the University Interscholastic League Solo-Small Ensemble Competition last weekend in Dallas, TX. He did very well although he is not advancing to the State level. He played Bach's Movement Invention 8 in F Minor. One of the judges wrote: "This is challenging work-you are gifted. It was a pleasure to hear you play". He scored a 2 out of 5 (1 being the best) so we are very proud of him. I found this You tube video of the song that he played. You may recognize it.

Video from You Tube:

I decorated the Front Entryway for Valentine's Day a couple of weeks ago. I love the way it turned out! I have been busy with orders and wasn't going to take the time to decorate but I'm glad I did, it lifted my spirits a little bit.

The wedding cake topper is from my parent's wedding cake! The glittered key is a Christmas ornament.

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Have a fabulous day!