Sunday, January 26, 2014

We’ve got talent

A couple of months ago they announced that our ward would have a talent show at the end of January.  The girls both had piano pieces they were working on that I forced encouraged them to play and a fun song as well.  Jared didn’t want to participate until I found the sheet music for “Concerning Hobbits,” his favorite music from Lord of the Rings.  (And I had to force encourage him too.)  I was in Utah all week helping Cindy Lynn (more on that later) but I flew back Friday morning so that I’d be here in time for the talent show.  It was great fun!

the girl’s duet
Concerning Hobbits

Rachel’s piano solo proves that desire will go a long way to make up for lack of know-how.  She has learned most of this by herself!  Rachel had a really bad stomach ache before her turn to play, but I think it actually helped distract her from her nervousness.

Across the Burren

Jenna was almost last, and was a bundle of nerves by the time she played.  She said she zoned out for most of her song.  Which is not a bad way to go.

100 years

I was SO proud of my kids.  They worked hard and did a great job.  It was definitely one of those moments when all of the hours of practice pay off!


  1. Four outstanding performances! I'm so impressed with those memorized piano songs! I love the Hobbit music, too. Very well done!

    Did Jenna & Rachel write the duet? (I had a hard time hearing the intro.) It would be fun to read the lyrics. :)

  2. So cool! Proud big brother moment--my sibs rock.