Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A new flute for Annabel

Annabel has been begging for a new flute for quite some time now... Years actually.
Well, we finally decided that maybe she was ready for something better than a 30 yr old rental that Music Lovers gave us 5 years ago.
So we bit the bullet and ordered 4 flutes from NYC for her to try out. Coincidentally, on Thursday, her flute broke--beyond what I typically can repair.
On Friday, 4 beautiful,new and shiny flutes arrived on our doorstep.
She played them all and found one that she thought had the warmest sound and called to her musical soul. She choose the Sedona Apache. It is the one in the purple lined case. She is so excited to have made this big step up in the quality of her instrument.
She had a recital on Saturday and played better than I have ever heard her. It brought a tear to my eye.
She also got to play in church on Sunday.
She was part of a flute prelude for the Christmas program.

9 comments:

carla December 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

the wonderful opportunities that you provide for your children make me want to cry. i'm so happy for annabel.

Amy December 17, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

She did such a great job on Sunday.

Anonymous,  December 17, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

Wow, you ordered four flutes from NYC!?! I'm mind-boggled by that. I think it's great, I just never would have thought of it.

Mom

Dad,  December 18, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

One of these days Darren is going to lock you in the closet and cut up your credit cards. If you call the sheriff, I will hire Racehorse Haynes as his lawyer.

Deborah December 18, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

Darren was part of this process.

Dad,  December 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

You must be getting mellow in your old age. Tell us all how you tricked him to go along.

Joanna December 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

she did sound beautiful! She is beautiful!

Deborah December 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM  

He's the musician. Not me.

laurak December 26, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

That's impressive. I'm sure she did fabulous.