Now that my first couple Turbo Kick classes are out of the way, and that "Young Women in Excellence" is over, I finally have a little time to breathe and post a few things! Here are some pics from Thanksgiving. It was so wonderful to spend time (and eat!) with our loved ones that we don't see nearly as often as we would like. There is simply nothing in this life that makes me happier than to be with my family! The kids "helped" me make 9 pies the day before Thanksgiving and we had a blast baking for an entire day! There was only one drawback...
My cherry pie and my little sweetie pie...
A tender moment with Aunt Gina... the best hostess ever!
A fun moment with Nana! It was so nice to be able to have some unstructured time to just enjoy being together.
I feel especially grateful this year for the musical legacy that my Grandpa and Grandma Moore left for their posterity. They instilled a love and a passion for music in each of their children. My uncle Jim, my aunt Terri, and my mom all went on to get doctorates in vocal performance and theatre and sing professionally, and my aunt Linda has a deep love and talent for music as well. My parents met and fell in love while performing in the musical, Brigadoon. My 2 brothers and a couple of my cousins are also studying music and they're all extremely talented. So music has always been an integral part of our holiday celebration. Lifting our voices together in praise and thanksgiving creates such a beautiful spirit of unity and love among us. Sometimes it just hits me of what a privilege is to have been born into this family of musicians! I have such cherished memories of performing with my family throughout my childhood and singing together around the piano every year. I hope to carry-on the Moore/Sasnett musical legacy and help pass it down to the next generation.
We have a tradition of giving a concert to sing thankful praises to the Lord through both spiritual and secular holiday music. So here we are in Erie, PA for the 2008 concert... this is everyone except the Browns, Briana, Daniel and the rest of the Jardines. We sure missed you guys!!! I felt that it went well. Surely, Grandpa and Grandma Moore would have been pleased! If you click on the title of this post, it will take you to a website that features the tracks of our concert. You can click on the files to download the songs if you'd like to listen. I highly recommend checking out Track 8... Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head (a beautiful trio sung by my brothers and my cousin Justin).
What a trip! We stayed up way too late playing board games... another fun tradition, so we were all wiped out by the time we drove home! What a wonderful time to be together and give thanks for the blessings in our lives and especially for the gift of music.