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It Is Well {Video}

This past Sunday, August 27, 2017 (which was also Lauren’s 18th birthday!), the girls sang “It Is Well” for our afternoon services while Mitchell accompanied them on the piano. This song is one of my favorites and was my dad’s favorite as well, so it was extra special to me that this is the one… Continue reading It Is Well {Video}

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Lauren’s Christmas Concert {2016}

Lauren played in a band concert on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, with the local homeschool band. Here are a few videos for our family (and anyone else). James Bond Theme (Advanced Band only) In the Mood (Advanced Band only) Silent Night (Intermediate and Advanced Bands) Frosty the Snowman (Intermediate and Advanced Bands) Jingle Bell Rock… Continue reading Lauren’s Christmas Concert {2016}

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Remember Me?

Hi! My name is Valerie. Thanks for stopping by! Life has been so busy lately that I almost feel like I need to introduce myself again and start over from scratch with this blog. I mentioned in a previous post that our family decided to throw caution to the wind and participate in our homeschool… Continue reading Remember Me?


Spring Piano Recital {2016}

It’s a musical time of year for us! Mitchell, Leslie, and Laci had their spring piano recital on Saturday, April 30. Their teacher, Mrs. Hall, is a sweet lady who not only teaches the basics of music, but also of hymn playing. Mitchell is our standby pianist at church, and he was needing to hone… Continue reading Spring Piano Recital {2016}

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The Symphonic Honor Band Concert

On February 6, 2016, Lauren took a long-shot and auditioned for Southern Nazarene University’s homeschool symphonic honor band. I say, “took a long-shot”, because she has only been playing the trumpet for a little over a year. We knew the competition would be fierce, after all, homeschoolers from all over the state were auditioning! We… Continue reading The Symphonic Honor Band Concert

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Matt Gets His Own Cup

Here’s an old video I found and recently uploaded to YouTube for our friends and family. I “caught” Matthew getting his own cup from the cabinet in a way that would not require his climbing on anything. I thought it was pretty creative. It was taken on May 19, 2015, when he was just four… Continue reading Matt Gets His Own Cup

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The Christmas Concert

Lauren is thoroughly enjoying playing in the homeschool band! She had the opportunity to play at a Christmas concert last Tuesday night. I wanted to share her performances for loved ones near and far away who would have liked to have joined us. This last one was my favorite of the evening. I hear Lauren… Continue reading The Christmas Concert