Monday, January 12, 2009

Our Long Over-Due Christmas Party

This year, due to a terrible snowstorm that blew in the afternoon of our ward Christmas party, it was postponed until later. Way later, until just this weekend. (Because we had another, record-breaking snowstorm. And then another Big snowstorm - we were pretty much snowed in for Christmas)
Anyway, we had a great meal, and the members of the ward provided the entertainment.
Noelle sang "Up on the Housetop" Rachel sang 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'.
Yes, it really was a Christmas party, held after the beginning of the New Year. We REALLY LOVE Christmas around here - we really do!

We also had Rachel do an encore song, one that she wrote, called "Breathe". (That's me, holding the mic because the stand wouldn't go low enough).We had so much fun that we decided to keep it going by having a music night at our home last night (Sunday). This will be our 3rd year in a row of doing this get-together.
The missionaries that are in our ward right now are both extremely talented. One can sing and play the sax, the guitar, and the piano. The other can play the piano by ear. Full-blown piano-solo-quality arrangements. When we asked him if he had the songs memorized, or if he played by ear, he so modestly said that he just plays variations on chords. Uh, Wow, wish I could 'just' do that....

We enjoyed the accordion...

The Elders listening...

The ladies (with Tom) singing 'Goodbye, Earl'. Good ole' redneck song...

But the best music night that we ever had at our home was the original, back in 2002: Our family and a few good friends, plus some of our favorite missionaries, one of whom is now married to Mariann. What great memories!

6 comments:

susette said...

Wow, so much musical talent in your family. I think that is so awesome. Nothing like music to soothe the soul. Fun to have a party after Christmas. Probably a lot less stressful huh?

Mariann said...

I still make Roy have a "Sing-a-Long" with me. Its getting harder and harder...

McEwens said...

What WONDERFUL talent! Not only to sing, BUt to compose music! What a sweet blessing it is!

Missy said...

Such a fun night! Hey I finally have a blog! Check it out!

R Max said...

Maybe you should start having your Christmas party in July... beat the snowstorms at their own game.

You have singers in your family?! So awesome! I have three pianists and a flutist and me, I can croak out a note now and then...if 20 other people sing with me.

Michelle said...

I was happy to see and hear that my cousins can all sing! That is awesome (this is coming from the choir director who begs men to come to choir).