Category Archives: Joy

Lots of Celebrations!

Lots of Celebrations!

I’ve had a couple of exciting days! Saturday was graduation at the University of Redlands. Here’s the view from the stage: And here’s a cool shot from the University’s website: It’s quite a happy day for lots of students and their proud parents! Liam had a busy day on Sunday competing in the Redlands Bowl Young… Continue Reading

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

You know that old chestnut, right? “Practice, practice, PRACTICE!” Well, for my 16 year old son, this is the end result of years of practice! It is with GREAT JOY and EXTREME PRIDE that I shout to the rooftops: Liam just found out he’s in the National Youth Orchestra of the USA! This fully funded group… Continue Reading

21 Years and Counting!

21 Years and Counting!

Yesterday Andrew and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with a nice dinner out at a local restaurant! Amazingly, we actually had that evening free, because he’s in the middle of hosting a huge International Double Reed Society conference at the UoR School of Music. Yup, 1000 oboe and bassoon players have descended upon campus… Continue Reading

20 Years and Counting

20 Years and Counting

20 Years ago today, Andrew and I were walking down the aisle: Look how happy we are! Hubby is busy all week with the Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar that he organizes and hosts at the UoR School of Music, so we won’t celebrate until Sunday, or sometime next week; but celebrate we will in… Continue Reading

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

Spring Break has Sprung! We’ve been so busy that my Hubby hasn’t yet done the annual rose pruning that simulates winter here in Southern California (tradiationally, it needs to be done by Valentine’s Day). While working on his Science Fair project last week (“A Chloroplast Investigation”), Logan snapped these pix of our last roses of… Continue Reading

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One Moment | One Proud Mama!

One Moment | One Proud Mama!

Our son Liam has been growing as a trombone player, and really beginning to blossom as a musician. He auditioned for the California All State Band last December (by sending in a CD) and found out in early January that he’d made it! But which band? California, being such a big state, has enough really… Continue Reading