Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We had an awesome holiday season. I was kept busy planning and performing in several music programs. I love Christmas music though, so I didn't mind. I planned and produced Encore's recital, which you can see highlights in my previous post. I also, sang at my high school drama teacher's (Mrs. Nelson) funeral. I was honored to be a part of such a special event for her. She was such a big part of my high school years and I am so grateful for all the opportunities, love, and time she gave so willingly to me and to all my other classmates. She will be missed by many. I planned entertainment and performed for our church's Christmas Party. I was nervous as I chose a lot of non-traditional music, but I received rave reviews and so many sweet compliments. I was so happy that it was a hit! Finally, Porter, Kit, Rachel and I performed in our Christmas service. It was nice to sing with family. We did "Three Kings" from The Forgotten Carols. It was a great way to round out our Christmas season. I love music at Christmas time because it brings me closer to the true spirit of Christmas and the reason for the season: Christ. We had many gatherings, laughs, games, good food, family fun, I'm sad holiday season 2013 is over. However I am so excited for 2014. Big changes are coming for our little family. I can't discuss all my feelings of what is brewing, but hopefully by spring we will have a better idea of where we are headed. For now here are some clips of our holidays, plus a video of a pole performance I choreographed and performed in last week. I'm the green fairy.
Mrs. Nelson's funeral: Former students singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" one of her favorite songs from the musical Carousel.