Tuesday, October 31, 2017


I thought I'd share some recent music photos and news from our family. The biggest news is that Raia went to Uman for a music contest. It was a rough trip, since they left at 2 a.m. one morning, rode a bus to the contest, competed and stayed the day there, then rode back that night, not arriving until some time very early the next morning. Our music school did wonderfully there, and Raia was one of the ones who took first place. I shared a Facebook post about it, and most of the local news sites have also written something about it, too.

This is just a cute picture of Jaan helping Asya practice:

He's also been helping our visiting American friends with their practicing.

The same morning that Raia was in Uman, the church children's choir sang. It was Bogdan's first time up there on the stage, and he did fine. I think that's the hardest part of choir for the little ones: sitting still in front of the church for the whole service.

Then, again at church, some of the older kids who study piano did all the music for one evening service. They had been working with the children's choir director for a while to prepare. This was the last practice, just before the service.

I posted a little video clip with Jaan playing earlier. I was up in front, so you can't hear the congregation singing, but Tanya really wasn't singing a solo up there.

This week is our fall break from art, music, and home school. We're going to try to go on a fun little trip, although pulling everything together for that has been like pulling teeth. We'll see if it works out or not....


Mom said...

Hoping your trip works out...(and very pleased to see your children using their music to bless others). Love you!

Baba Julie said...

Yes, I do hope you have some time for fun, rest and relaxation! And, thank you, again, for the pictures! They help us to feel like we are a little bit there! (: Love you all!!