Elliot’s teacher selected her to receive an art award at a recent assembly. We were able to attend and surprise her (along with Mimi, Pop and Dampa)—she didn’t know she was getting it until her name was called!
Elliot had her first piano recital in Tacoma yesterday—at University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Hall (where she also takes her weekly lessons.) Despite a bit of stage fright about having to introduce herself and her piece to the audience, she played wonderfully.
I’m behind on getting photos/videos/posts up, but am working on them . . . in the meantime, I put this together quickly for a short Christmas posting! Happy Christmas everyone!
Meema and Dampa came down to the Bay Area and we all spent Thanksgiving in the city with Mary and Karson. We also got to see their new house in Oakland and their new dog for the first times!
We took one of our favorite road trips to one of our favorite places to be with some of our favorite people. There are a few videos below and be sure to click through to the rest of the entry to see a bunch of photos!
Here’s Elliot’s directorial debut—a short film about people who play tennis and the girl who films them:
Elliot gave a recital of the piano pieces she’s working on and finished it with an original, improvisational performance:
As much as we love spending almost every hour with Elliot, we do require the occasional “date night” without her. My parents kindly subsidized one of these evenings when she bought Sarah, Mary, Karson and me tickets (great seats, too!) to see Paul McCartney. We grew up loving Macca, so it was a thrill to finally see him live—and it was such a good show regardless!
Click through for a couple more photos:
We took to the road again to visit our family in Washington. First up was a stay at Meema + Dampa’s in Bellevue where we got to see Meema sing in the Kirkland Choral Ensemble at the beautiful Bastyr as well as celebrate Dampa’s 60th birthday at the beach on Alki.
We finished up the trip with a stay in Federal Way at Mimi + Pop’s house during which time we went to see Lauren star in Seussical the Musical (a life-changing experience for her wide-eyed, adoring little cousin.)
Below are a couple videos and be sure to click through for more photos!