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Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Mug Shot

I love this mug.  It holds about three times as much as a normal  mug does so I haven't used it for drinking.  Usually it holds emergency chocolate for those times the plot bunnies need to be fed.

This mug is a souviener from our first trip to San Marcos Texas for son and his piano playing.  My son taught himself to play piano so after two years of him working at it alone, we found a teacher for him and he qualifed to go to "All State" and compete with kids from all over Texas. 

While he didn't make "All State" that year, he was rated "Outstanding" which is the next best thing.  Especially since he had only a year of lessons under his belt and was competing with kids who had taken lessons for 5-6 years.  Naturally we were/are very proud of him.

And speaking of the son, Saturday he competed in the East Texas Hymn Festival.  He played two hymns, was rated "Superior" on both and brought home another blue ribbon. 

6 comments:

Choices said...

Love that mug!
Smiles to you.

Gay said...

Congrats to your son. My oldest son was a pianist and followed a career into teaching at a university level. Ah...how I remember those hours of practice and every-week lessons.

V.R. Leavitt said...

Great mug and great memory!! How wonderful.

Andrea said...

I'd like to wish your son congratulations on his accomplishments. As a former choir member (high school), I know all about State competitions. He/you should be very proud! I hope he keeps it up.

By the way, LOVE the mug :D

Andrea

Andrea said...

I'd like to wish your son congratulations on his accomplishments. As a former choir member (high school), I know all about State competitions. He/you should be very proud! I hope he keeps it up.

By the way, LOVE the mug :D

Andrea

Gay said...

Congrats to your son. My oldest son was a pianist and followed a career into teaching at a university level. Ah...how I remember those hours of practice and every-week lessons.