2014 Piano Recital

On Tuesday, we had two piano recitals for a couple of Mom’s music students, including Andrew, Christi, and I. Both recitals were on the same evening; we started out at a local assisted living, and then had our final recital at our church. Although our playing was not perfect, we would like to give a big thank you to all those who came and encouraged us.

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Winter Coziness

People are constantly changing in their expressions and appearances. Landscapes are slowly changing. Cats are somewhere in between. While cats change more often than seasonally, they are normally ready to enjoy the little things in life – such as a good nap. There is a lesson of contentment to be learned from cats.

In this case, Nutmeg (our cat) was quite happy to watch me take pictures of her. For this picture, I set up a flash on the side of the bed and aimed it at the joint between the wall and the ceiling. This lit up the background. To light up the cat, I had one flash to the camera right, and another flash that was reflected with a golden reflector from the camera left. This helped enrich the colors of Nutmeg’s fur. 

Winter Coziness

We had snow…

12.5 inches of snow Yesterday morning we had an additional 4.5 inches of snow. In the middle of our front yard, we had a total of 12.5 inches of snow, and in the drifts it was much deeper. We’ve been getting a lot of exercise shovelling. Unfortunately, we only have about 2 inches of heavy slush left now – and it’s disappearing quickly! The weather is warming up rapidly, at least for this week. We’ll likely be back in winter next week.




Ice on the Front of the House

Parent’s Night Out

On Thursday, we had another parent’s night out, where the students at our church take care of the younger kids so the parent’s can spend some time alone together. The theme for this time was “God helps the humble,” and the theme verse was James 4:6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

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