The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Cam's 1st Christmas Concert

We started our Christmas off with a Christmas concert. Four hour drive from San Antonio to Brownwood to see my Grandson Cameron play in his first concert. He just started playing the trumpet this fall so we had no idea what to expect. We arrived early and heard one trumpet section rehearsing. Ouch. Then we heard more trumpets practicing in another room. Hmmmm....that's better. Cameron's face lit up when he saw us as he didn't know we were coming. That look was enough to make the drive worthwhile.

Cameron is the first chair for the 6th grade band. We are so proud of him.

The choir sang two songs to start the event. It was less than stellar as some of the kids didn't even seem to know the words. Then the band played. They were absolutely amazing. I didn't hear one wrong note during all their songs.

It was even more amazing when we found out that the different sections all practiced quite a bit BUT they only got to play together three times before the concert. Cam's mom was called upon to come up and play the jingle bells during the performance of the song. It was a surprise to everyone including her but she was a good sport about it. We are really proud of Cameron. After the concert, we got Morgan out of school a few minutes early and the four of us headed to Cameron's favorite Chinese restaurant for a very, very early dinner and some time together.
Sure glad we made that 4 hour drive each way. It was a wonderful way to start Christmas. This year the grandkids are with their mother for Christmas Day so we won't see them in San Antonio until the 28th. Steve and Helen went to Maryland to have Christmas Day with Helen's mother. Dave and I joined our long time friends Bob and Loretta and all their kids and grandkids for Christmas dinner. We've been friends for about 35 years so, until Steve and Helen moved to San Antonio, we spent a lot of holiday dinners together.  Military families are like that, we gather each other up.
Merry Christmas, we'll be celebrating again the 28th.

1 comment:

  1. What's four hours of our time when it comes to grand kids? Our daughter played trumpet in school. Merry Christmas to you and all the Longdogs....


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