Monday, December 19, 2011

Gettin' Ready for the Miracle

We're about done winding down the activities leading up to Christmas, and our move.

Such mixed emotions right now. Excited to be looking forward to an adventure, but realizing more and more what we're leaving behind.

Last Thursday night, Jacob had an Advent service band performance. He really does love playing the tuba...or in this case...the sousaphone.

The very next morning, bright and early, he had to be back to play another concert for the school kids.

Then came his piano solo...Battle of the Heroes, for you St*r W*rs fans. Boy, his little fingers were just a flyin'!

Big breath...

Then on Sunday evening, after four months of Saturday practices (which the boys LOVE), the kids put on a musical called Gettin' Ready for the Miracle. They all did an amazing job and it was so much fun to watch.

Amarin played the little son of a shepherd. He gave baby Jesus his favorite possession...his blanket.

Jacob played a "wise guy," and also sang his first solo. Since he refused to ever sing for any of was a special treat to hear him.

Charlie was able to perform, too, with the younger kids' choir. The favorite? Go Tell It On the Mountain, of course! No one can listen to that song without moving just a little!

After the performances, everyone went to the fellowship hall for treats.

And this is Pastor Joel, the Associate Pastor and music director. We found out that he used to work in a church where we grew up and knew some of our friends, too. He and his wife do an amazing job with the kids, and all the music ministries at the church. We will definitely miss this!


Kristin said...

Sounds like you're just saying "see ya later," not "good-bye."

ahusted said...

Jacob, I am so proud of you. What a moment!!!