Friday, December 2, 2011

A Card and Christmas Concert Photos!

Hello!  Happy Friday!  I have a card to share and share about Ariel's Christmas concert last night!  My card is similar to another I made but different too:

I stamped with cranberry pigment ink and clear embossed the nativity from Greatest Gift set by Hero Arts.  Used paper from October Afternoon!  And added some twine by the twinery! 

Last night was Ariel's Christmas concert!  And I can't tell you how excited she was for it, never mind me!  For a couple of weeks now she has been singing the songs around the house and talking about it!  Her concert has the entire school on stage singing for the whole concert while other kids act (in between songs) and have little dances and solos during the songs!  When Ariel was in preschool and kindergarten she went up and sang her song and than we could go home.  This was her first year on stage for the whole show!  Her school puts on an amazing show as they start practicing close to the start of the school year!  Ariel was given a duet with a little boy in her class.  The funny thing about this is that last year he told his mom that he was going to marry Ariel!  How funny is that?  Last week Ariel told me that he was being silly during practices (Ariel gave up a few recess to practice but she did not mind!) And I asked her how was he being silly?  She said "Oh he kept holding my hand and kissing it!"  LOL  She said that none of the teachers saw!  I thought it was so funny!  I told his mom the other day and she was shocked!  She couldn't believe it as he is shy and apologized to me!  She also said he talks about Ariel all the time!

I was very excited for Ariel to have a duet but nervous for her too!  She can be shy at times (not at home or with friends just at school) And I worried for her!  On stage she stood with all the other kids who had solo's and it was right in front.  We were lucky that our friends had extra seats in the third row so I had a good view of her all night!  And let me tell you she did amazing!  WOW!  What a natural on stage!  And you know where she gets that from right?  Me!  I love to sing and act!  She smiled lots, did all the actions and sang never looking away!  When her solo came she did amazing and was sooo sweet!  I totally got tears in my eyes watching her on stage yesterday!  Being a mom is AWESOME and amazing!  On our way to the car Ariel told me that she wants to go back on stage!  Yay!  I asked her if she would like to take a musical theater class and she really wants to!  And that would be really good with her shyness! 

Emailing with her music teacher today she told me that Ariel did really well last night and was born for the stage!  :>

The theme of the concert was It Happened In the Country!  You know Jesus birth!! So here are some photos:

Here she is singing the duet, she may be a microphone hogger a bit (totally gets that from me!)
Taking a bow:

I got a picture of the two of them after the show:

And after we got a picture with Ariel's cousins who were also in the show (along with Carter and Cameron) Chad's sister and brother's kids also go to the school but the older two are now in junior high!

What a night!  I am so proud of her!  :>  I am off to study!  My MIL is watching Carter today so I can get some studying done!  BTW in case you mixed it I was a guest designer for GCD Studios please go and check it out here.  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Wee Memories challenge!


Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. I completely understand the nervousness. And goodness the pictures make me so, so happy! So wonderful to capture such a special moment.

Barb said...

Love those big scallops and that pretty image stamped over the music, Anita! And the photos of Ariel's concert are just precious! They bring back some wonderful memories of my boys! Looks like it was such a special night! So fun!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Oh goodness, it looks like the theater is in the works for her future! How brave of her to sing the duet, I would have been scared to death!! Love their costumes! Love the scalloped ruffled edges on your card!

Dawn T said...

wow Anita. Great post... Your little girl is really growing up. She looks so sweet on the stage. What a special event for you all.

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos Anita! Love your card with the big scallops!

~Tammy~ said...

I know you are one proud mama! So adorable! Love those fun scallops in the great papers and the manger image is a wonderful focal point!

Trinh said...

Beautiful card design, Anita! So glad Ariel's performance went well. I can imagine how nerve-wracking it would be to watch your little girl on stage.

Virginia L. said...

How precious! I can see why the boy has a crush on Ariel (LOL)!! They are so cute together! Isn't it rewarding to see her performing? It must have warmed your heart!! TFS! Love this post, Anita!


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