Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunny Simple Sunday Linky Party

Last night we attended Bandorama for my daughter's high school. It was held at a local college. I was blown away. Really, we often don't realize how talented these young people are. My daughter is lucky to attend this  school that has one of the top four music programs in our state. She earned a piano chair in the jazz band. They were magnificent. I nearly cried. I am so happy my daughter gets to be a part of such a great group of talented kids instructed by one of the best directors in the state. We enjoyed her shcool's marching band, concert, woodwind, jazz, drumline and the most wonderful group of bagpipers. All teens. The marching band has earned its 9th spot in the Rose Parade for next year.
When they closed, it was so moving. Picture this; a lone bagpiper starts Amazing Grace and then is joined by the other pipers, followed by the woodwinds, then percussion. It just built so powerfully that when they ended again with the lone bagpiper, it brought down the house.
There are indeed good things happening in our public schools today. I am so glad I listened to my daughter when she told me last year this was the place she wanted to be. 
No one way is the only way, and I am glad she is just where she needs to be.

Now onto Sunny Simple Sunday highlights:

Heritage Homemaker shared a bread recipe I am going to try this week when we use up all our bought bread. 


And for some awesome cuteness this week, check out Julie's Little House. Is that not the most cuddly kitty. I just want to rub that belly.


Around the Table shared a recipe for birthday potatoes. I love potatoes and I see these on the menu this week. Yum!









30 comments:

Amy said...

So glad you enjoyed the bread recipe. It is delicious bread and I was so thrilled it turned out so nicely.

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Elaine,
That concert sounds like so much fun. You must be so proud of your girl. :)

Thank you for hosting! That Bread looks DEE-LISH!

~Liz

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Elaine,
Thanks so much for hosting!!

hugs,
Debbie

Sharon said...

The concert sounds wonderful! Thank you for featuring my Criss-Cross Potato recipe and blog! Hope you enjoy the potatoes as much as we do! Thanks for hosting!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The bread recipe looks great! I just made Irish soda bread for this weekend, and it turned fine! The concert also sounds terrific. Big hugs and thank you for hosting.
FABBY

Carol L McKenna said...

Oh your daughters band event brought me almost to tears ~ must have been awesome! Great post and delicious looking bread ~

(A Creative Harbor)

Debra said...

Well I cry at just hearing bagpipes. So put them together with amazing grace and I'd be gone...

sounds like a wonderful wonderful evening and congrats to your daughter for being talented enough to participate! :)

Audrey @ Neverending Decorating said...

Thanks for hosting Elaine, have a great weekend!

Mary Clark said...

The band concert sounds awesome, that's exciting they'll go to the Rose Bowl! Thanks for hostessing the party. Mary

Kit said...

The concert sounds great! Does my heart good. :) Kit

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Elaine! When you mentioned bagpipes and Amazing Grace I got goosebumps. What a special moment for your family...for your daughter. You have been blessed with wonderful daughters.
I'm so glad you shared, my sweet friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx
Still awaiting baby's arrival. Mommy is one week overdue.
I'm hoping my next post will announce his birth.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Elaine; Congratulations to your daughter as part of her school's musical program. An uplifting post, thank you for sharing.

I have been working on simplifying the mounds of paperwork a small business creates and find that time and persistence helps.

Thanks you for hosting Sunny Simple Sunday.

Joy

Sarah said...

Elaine, I agree, I want to rub that cat's tummy. ;-)
Congratulations to your daughter.

AshTreeCottage said...

You must be so very proud of your talented daughter! How wonderful that she is a part of such a fun and talented musical group.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

congratulations to your daughter. I think music programs are so fabulous for our children, it gives them such confidence and they learn something that they will enjoy for their whole life. Sounds like such a fabulous program. Hugs, Marty

Rhonda said...

Thank you for hosting this fun party.
Always nice to hear some things about students -the news is so full of sad stories.

nancy said...

Our three girls all had excellent programs in our public schools- art, languages, music, sports, etc. There was also a lot of diversity and a very safe environment. I'm grateful that we live in such a great area school-wise. The Boise high schools are some of the top in the country...

Beth Baumgartner said...

Thanks for hosting, I am now following you on pinterest!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I would love to hear/see the bagpipers and band - do you know if anyone recorded it or put it on youtube?

Sandy said...

Congratulations on having a musician in the house! Those bagpipes playing amazing grace would definitely bring tears to my eyes. Glad to hear that you are happy with your daughter's school. The concert sounds amazing.

Love your features. The photo of the cat doesn't even look real. It look like a poster! Now I must pop on over and discover some new blogs!

Thanks for hosting. Maybe I can muster up something to link.

Ana@carpe_diem said...

Hi Elaine!
I am linking my favorite Christmas project I made for my husband – 9,5 feet long giant squid-pillow!
Thank you for hosting!
Have a nice day!

Jann Olson said...

Elaine, there truly is so much talent out there among the young. Congrats to your daughter. Great features. The cat is so cute and I will be hopping by to check out both recipes. Thanks for hosting.
Hugs,
Jann

Paula said...

That sounds like a wonderful concert. Seeing talented kids perform gives me such hope for the future!

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Thanks for the great blog party. Congratulations to your daughter and her band. The Rose Parade is like no other. When I lived in Southern California it was a regular event for us to go.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Is there a video of the Amazing Grace performance? I'd love to see it!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you are proud of your sweet family. My boys loved band and it really is amazing at how much they learn! Sweet hugs!

GardenofDaisies said...

Glad that your daughter is getting involved in band. It was a great activity for our son to be involved in when he was in high school. We LOVED the marching band and the competitions and half time shows and the trips and ALL of it.

Sherry said...

Elaine,
That is fabulous that your daughters music program was so wonderful. I had the same experience when I went to hear my son's Christmas program. He just goes to a community college but they had a wonderful Christmas program. Have a great week!
Sherry

Kris said...

Elaine the concert sounded wonderful! There is something about the bagpipes that always gets to me. The way you described it, was moving in and of itself!!! How neat for your daughter to be a part of this!!!
XO Kris

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My first visit here, great features.

That kitty does have a sweet furry tummy!

Thank you so much for hosting!

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