Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wow! I haven't posted since last year!

I hope you're all enjoying the 1st day of 2008!
Sorry I haven't posted much for a long while.
I've been very busy the past few weeks,
so much that I even took, almost,

the entire month of schoolwork off! :(
I had to finish my mom's present...
a crocheted tree skirt.
I also had many, various other thing going on.

A surprise... I had my hair cut on Friday!
I haven't had it cut for a little over 2 years
and it was down to my hips.
Mom cut the dead ends off... about 6 inches!
Now it doesn't even reach my elbows :(
But it does look healthier and the length will grow back. ;o)

This Sunday evening was
our 2nd annual Youth Night Service.
I thought I'd share some videos...

Here is the children's choir...

This was my offeratory...

And my friend and I sang a duet for the special music...
(I lost my pick at the beginning! LOL!)

Afterwards we had a fellowship of pizza and brownies.
It was a lot of fun and I look forward to next year's.
(This year's, really :)

I hope everyone had a good Christmas.
On Christmas morn, Mom lured me out of bed

with a cup of Christmas coffee... yum!
I could have slept the rest of the day
but the younger ones were so eager to open presents.
We read a chapter in Luke and then opened our gifts.
I got a lot of sheet music I'd been wanting,
a lab coat, fluffy socks, a really neat pen/pencil,
a face wash, and CANDY!!!!! ;)
I felt kind of bad because I wasn't
able to completely finish my mom's present.
I still have to sew on 11 more poinsettas!!!
By hand!!!

Let's see... what else is new?
I'm now teaching piano
and will (this month) start teaching violin.
I've also been baking like crazy.
We made baked goods to send all of our family.
And I was busy making our yearly Christmas video.

Well, I had some extra time today so I thought I'd post.
I think I'm finally able to start posting regularly again.
Oh, and great news!
My dad is coming home from Iraq VERY soon!!!


Alison said...


My sister checks your blog a lot, and I've been over a few times. I'm also an "Ally"! Except I spell mine "Alie", and it's short for Alison. And I also play the violin and piano. What music where you using for the offeratory?

Come visit me sometime!


Kim said...

Yay! ....you posted!

You play the piano and guitar VERY well! :)

Have you ever heard of Rebecca Bonam? She arranges hymns and has out a lot of books. I've already learned a couple of her arrangements...and I'm in the process of learning more...I was just wondering if you have ever heard of her. ;)

My guitar is coming along okay...I can play chords, but I can't hardly switch smoothly at all. :( oh well...it takes practice...a LOT of practice...:)

Are you going to post pictures of your hair??

Amy/Booklover said...

Happy late new year!
You did such a good job on the piano! I wish I could play that well.
I love your dress pattern.
P.S. Alison is my sister.

Mandy Grace said...

Hi Ally ~ I was so glad to see that you posted again! Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a very busy, but blessed Christmas season. Great job on your duet - I love that song. What a neat way to serve God in your church. :-)

Oh, and I'm so glad you'll get to see your dad soon!! How exciting!


Autumn said...

Happy New year!
You Christmas sounded very nice. Your mom will be able to use the tree skirt next year though right? =)
Your hair looks very nice and healthy. Mine has a lots of split ends too, but my hair is short to start out with, so it would be SUPER short by the time the dead is cut off!
I saw the pictures of the poster you made for your Dad's homecoming on your Mom's blog. It is so cute! I am very excited for you. When you have the time, be sure to post lots of pictures from when he gets home!

Kristen said...

Hello! I found out about your blog from A Joyous Journey. Thank you for sharing your music videos - you are an accomplished pianist! :-)


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