Well, it's been a while, so I thought I would do a quick update.
Not much new going on here. I'm staying busy with almost 40 students. I'm so thankful that God has blessed my business!
I am the secretary for the local Center for the Arts this year. We have already had a membership drive and will be having a benefit for our local animal shelter tomorrow.
It's supposed to be a very cold and somewhat snowy weekend. Actually, it's spitting flurries right now! March coming in like a lion, I guess.
Chris and I are planning to do The Color Run in Nashville on March 30. I'm excited and just hope to finish without having to stop much.
I had my first experience giving a violin lesson via Skype today. I gave a lesson to Rosie Buchanan in South Africa. She took lessons from me for several years before they moved, so at least it wasn't starting lessons from scratch. I was surprised at how well the sound of the violin carried over webcam.
Let me know what's new in your life :)
Wow, I can't believe August is halfway through! It's about time I updated again.
We are really enjoying our new house and are so thankful to God for blessing us with it. We have even been able to have some visitors in the last few months including people from South Africa, Washington state, and North Carolina. I am so happy to have a place where visitors can come and have their own room to stay with us.
My music studio is back in full swing with 31 students on the roster and a possible two or three more who are thinking of coming in. Pretty soon, I will be completely full, which is a great feeling.
We enjoyed watching the Olympics and I am just in awe of what they can do! We were joking that they should put a regular person competing next to them for reference :)
We also have started running again and plan to do another 5K in October. I am hoping to work my time up to a 30 minute 5K which would be 8 minutes faster than my last time.
I'm sad to see my friends, the Buchanans move to South Africa this coming week, but I am also very glad that they are getting to go do the Lord's work there. If you think of it, please pray for them from time to time. They will be greatly missed here.
I hope everyone is well! What has been going on in your part of the world?
It's been a couple of months since I posted, so here we go.
We had a great holiday season with family and friends and were glad to see 2012. 2011 had a few rough patches, but was still a good year.
The best part of this year so far is...we bought a house!!! We closed on February 9 and moved in on the 10th. We absolutely love it! We are in the city now, but it is a very quiet neighborhood. It has a perfect room for my music studio that can be entered from the side of the house without anyone having to walk through the main house to get there. I have 28 students right now and am enjoying teaching. So thankful to God for these blessings.
Chris is doing well and likes his job a lot. He actually sold a security system to someone this week, so he was excited about that. He also had a birthday the day after we moved into the house, so that was a good gift, huh?
Well, just wanted to check in and see who is still around. Hope all are well!
Well, the first of December is here and I am glad. I love this time of year...Christmas music and decorations, family time, and sometimes we get snow here (which I like as long as it doesn't accumulate much) :)
Teaching is going well. I have 22 students and am hoping to get a few more at the start of the year. I also teaching the four year old bible class through the end of December, and that is much fun.
Chris and I have started running together and we are enjoying getting to spend more time together and staying healthy, too. We ran a 5K in October to benefit St. Jude's and Vanderbilt Children's and we are running another this month, too. Then, we will take a break from racing until March or April most likely.
I hope you all have a great holiday season!
My newest children's book is now available at lulu.com. Just search for The Unfortunate Grape and it should come up. Plus, the store is offering 20% off any order if you order through today using the code SEPTEMBER at checkout. Just thought I'd let everyone know :)