Friday, December 12, 2008

it was all good!

I went back to school last night...to attend a most excellent Christmas concert! What a great job they did...from kindergarten through to the sixth grade. They all sang their hearts out...and were so enthusiastic. And here's the thing...our elementary school out here in the country hasn't joined the movement to keep Christmas out of this 'holiday' season. I heard the message of Christmas many times...and in the end the entire school joined together to sing of the hope and peace that we have through the Christ of Christmas.

Emme and Spencer...who are in grade two this year...did Grammy proud! Their class sang several songs...many verses...all by memory. (Emme is the far right of the front row...Spencer a row back, in red.) After the concert, they took me to their classroom and showed me their desks. How the years fly by! It seems such a short time ago that I was the student in the second grade...and I was performing in a Christmas concert...in this very same school!

And I couldn't resist pulling out an old picture of Jeremy at his grade two Christmas concert.

It looks like he was rather enjoying his role as Santa that year! And...in what seems like the blink of an eye...he is enjoying his role as dad at this year's Christmas concert.

Tickets were at a premium last night...and I'm so glad they spared one for Grammy. It was all good!

Tonight I'm off to a Christmas dessert/theatre production...with two of my 'big kids' on stage. I'm sure it will be wonderful!

11 comments:

  1. Oh those Christmas concerts at school are always good, Judy? I haven't been to one in years. Your g'daughters must have been so happy to see Grammie there..did you get the little wave??
    I am sad that the word 'holidays' is used instead of Christmas. I will keep saying 'Christmas'.

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  2. Hi Judy - congratulations on getting those tickets for 2010! Won't you have fun?!
    Lucky you to have a Christmas concert to attend! It's been a while since my two were in concerts and it will be a few years before wee Declan will be performing. I always look forward to the children's choir at church - there's something to special about the young voices and earnest faces. Have fun tonight!

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  3. Ahhh, I remember them well and look forward to some in the future. I can almost hear Emme's and Spencer's angelic voices from here. How wonderful that your country school remains unaffected by the unfortunate trends in education these days. And, it's incredible that the school building is the very one that you attended. Unheard of this way! The gazillions of unnecessary dollars that are spent on education, which do not improve things one wit...ackk, don't get me started.

    Jeremy made an awful cute and awful skinny Santa!

    Enjoy another wonderful evening tonight and tell us all about it!

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  4. All these wonderful programs at Christmas...I'm looking forward to seeing the same production.
    See you later...
    We might even run into each other.

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  5. Hi Judy!

    It looks like a wonderful time!

    My daughter-in-law is in the hospital in labor! Today might be the big day! We're so excited!

    Hugs, Pat

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  6. oh i loved those christmas concerts.
    our kids attend a german bi-lingual school and so there was lots of german songs and always the christmas story. i am so sad for the schools that miss the whole point. looked like your son had fun, wow how time flies.

    hey how lucky can you be with your tickets...good for you.

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  7. I have always loved Christmas plays and the like.

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  8. So wonderful for you Judy the proud Grandma.
    Now if you had tickets to the 2012 olympics, they are on my doorstep!

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  9. Good evening Judy, I have always found those school concerts so special too. It's really something to know that you went to the same school when you were a child. I hope you and your family have a blessed and joyful Christmas season.

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  10. Hi Judy!
    Thanks for your best wishes on the birth of our grandson! We are so thrilled and thankful for him.
    Hugs, Pat

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  11. How wonderful that you were able to attend. I love going to my grandson's events.

    I am amazed that you attended the same school. I think it is geat that you have that sense of permanent community.

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