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Monday, March 15, 2010

Grand Concert


Today I put the finishing touches on this layout. It is one of the three, two page 12 x 12 layouts we will be making at my Play Group classes in May with Close To My Heart's "You Rock" papers (of course, yours probably won't say "Grand Concert". lol. You can make yours say something else!). I will be showing photos of all 3 layouts in the future, but had to share this one today. I just can't believe how big this kiddo is getting!

The concert certainly was GRAND! I loved watching Dawson sing in his oh-so-talented Concert Singers group and listening to the outstanding symphonic band and orchestra play as well. The music program at Mountain Ridge Junior High is top notch. My favorite part of the concert was the last song of the evening. All three groups joined together to perform a medley of the theme songs for each of the branches of the U.S. Military. As each song began they instructed the audience members who had served in that branch of the military or who had an immediate family member currently serving to stand up and be recognized. Everyone applauded for them as they stood. A huge American flag dropped down behind the performers right before the song. I was moved to tears! I am so grateful for the sacrifices of so many service men and women, now and in the past, that make this country the land of freedom and opportunity that it is.

Close To My Heart products used:
You Rock Level 2 Paper Pack (X7122B), Top Coats Rockin' (Z1272), Outdoor Denim Mini-Medley Accents (Z1277), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Irresistibles Lots of Dots Letters (Z1261), Outdoor Denim Marker (Z2340), Outdoor Denim Pad (Z2140), Goldrush Pad (Z2123), Round Sponge (Z697).

5 comments:

Melissa Laverty said...

My first thought was, Dawson is looking so grown up...then I read what you wrote. Loved your story. And of course those rockin' pages.
And thank you for your sweet comments. I hope we are cruising together in 2011!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous pages!

Melanie said...

WOW! That must've been a grand concert! Would've LOVED to have experienced it firsthand, too! Nice looking young man! :)

Great layout. Thanks for sharing. :)

Brenda said...

What fabulous pages with lots of good memories!

Jennifer Bohnart said...

you made me like this sketch. when I saw it on the WOTG brochure- I was not sold but now....hmmm...you are so good!

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