Sunday, December 23, 2012

Make a Joyful Noise

What better way to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus than in song? From Christmas Sings to Spanish Pastorelas, we rang in the holiday season with as much music as possible. 

It all started at Katelin and Ryan's house. They host an annual Christmas Sing and we were included this year. We were invited to bring our unique style and funk and gather around the piano for a good time with the Church for All People congregation. 

On December 22 we were invited to the Golden Paper Semi Bi Annual Locally International Christmas Caroling Extravaganza in Woodland. Bigger and better than ever, Tom and Peg hosted the celebration with an overflowing pot of confidence-building Glugg, instruments and snacks. It was a great kickoff to our California Christmas.

On Sunday after church Nate, Finn and Selah performed in their parish Pastorela. In Mexico, these theatrical works were first developed to teach the Christmas story. Traditionally the show begins with an angel telling the shepherds the birth of Christ, but this particular performance started with the creation of the world.

You don't have to be fluent in Spanish to understand that the little angel on the right is the cutest ever.

Sunday evening the cousins gathered for another competitive round of karaoke. Although John and Colin tried to win with a beautiful rendition of little drummer boy Dominic pulled out the win with a score of 97 at the end. Lesson learned.

Happy holidays, from our musical family to yours!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. We'll have to get out the guitars and trumpets next time you are over I guess.