"Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas."
~ William Robert Spencer
We celebrated sixth-grader Christian's first concert with lunch at our house before the show.
Joe's parents joined us for the day, and it was exciting to gather around the table for such a festive occasion.
To commemorate Christian's first saxophone performance, I wanted to give him a little memento of the day.
And we were all so proud of how far he has come in learning to play since picking up the instrument for the first time in August. I hope we have a new Christmas tradition!
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow