Welcome to my very first blog and thank you in advance for taking a moment out of your day to visit. Above is a picture of a blooming Dahlia plant from my garden.
I usually don’t work during the summers which allows me plenty of time to spend working in my flower and vegetable gardens and extra quality time with my boys. I have two very active young boys ages 7 and 11 and I’m a wife of 15 years to a skilled carpenter who loves to work with his hands. A nice skill I hope is passed down to my boys. As a child creating and building things was not the norm in my home growing up, but listening and playing music was.
I come from a family of 6 siblings. The sibling order goes: sister, brother, me, brother, brother, brother. We don’t always get along, but we all enjoy music in some way, shape or form. Growing up my Father would sing and play his trumpet with my older brother and sister, because their voices were musical like my Mothers who enjoyed singing for the church choir. My two youngest brothers also were given the gift of a musical voice. However, they were also compelled to play the guitar at young ages.
The Music talent seems to have touched everyone in my family in some way or another, but for some reason skipped me and one of my little brothers. I would have the dogs howling whenever I attempted to sing and I never had any interest in playing an instrument either. A talent my oldest son seems to have acquired, “He is a natural”, according to his Violin Teacher. However, despite my lack of musical or artistic talents, I do enjoy all forms of art. When I can I’ll take the guys to an art show, to see a ballet or theater performance. Just a couple of years ago we went to see Disney The Lion King when it was playing in Anchorage. What a great show and wonderful memories for the kids.