Ava Grace's Closet: Mama Pride
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mama Pride

As i sit down to write this on Wednesday evening, my heart is full.
Isabella had her first french horn performance tonight; a Christmas concert at school.
It was amazing.
As part of the music program, each child now plays their secondary instrument in concert band versus the original instrument they auditioned on.
Not easy.
She has struggled. 
I sense how frustrated she sometimes gets.
But she tries SO hard. 
I see in her something I wish I had more of when I was in high school. 
Drive. Determination. The always wanting to do better.
On Isabella:
Dress (worn as sweater) - Mexx
Skull Necklace - Urban Behaviour 
Jeggings - H&M
Boots - Ugg

I am one proud mama this evening. 
Winner of the LeapFrog giveaway is Jeanne Fairbanks Conner. Congrats and please check your email! 


  1. Congratulations..such an important moment in your daughter's life. She will remember and be driven and determined to take bigger steps! Savor these moments...they go by so quickly!

  2. Congrats!! All of these skills will help her so much in the future. She sounds like an amazing gal!

  3. Shea amazing and I must say, when I saw the first photo I thought it was you! Beautiful just like her mama!!!

  4. Congratulations!! She is going to be brilliant because she has been blessed with you as her mama!! ... Wishing you a wonderful day ..xo C. (HHL)

  5. So sweet Susan, she is such a beauty!
    xo K

  6. yeah for your sweet girl! I played the trumpet for like a day. it was so hard.lol. my husband plays the guitar and I ask him to teach me a song one day, he taught me one verse. hardest thing I ever did. that may or may not be that last time I ever played an instrument. :)

    you should be proud!

  7. My son is a pianist, second instrument percussion. He's in college now, studying piano performance... Musical talent is such a special gift. I hope your daughter enjoys it throughout high school and beyond.

  8. Three cheers for Isabella! Of course you should be bursting at the seams proud, mastering one instrument is no small feat. Mastering two is AWESOME. Glad to hear she did well in the concert!

    As a side note, in the first picture, your profile and her profile end up side by side on the computer screen and you two look so much alike! :)

  9. I love the sound of the French horn. Very difficult to play too...good for her! I play the piano, and still love the fact that I can enjoy it as I get older. She'll be glad she worked so hard, and will have it later;)

  10. Dearest Susan,
    You sure can be proud! Being young nowadays is not easier and for playing the French horn as her secondary instrument must have been quite a challenge! But it is a wonderful preparation for real life and they live through it and learn.
    Hugs to you,

  11. Thats a wonderful feeling!!--My daughter just had her school holiday concert-she sings and has come a long way-- Its nice to see our childrens hard work pay off, and also to see how good they feel about it too=)

  12. yay to her...and to you for being such a wonderful, supportive mama!

  13. You should be proud!! Not an easy instrument to conquer!

  14. She is beautiful and talented - no wonder you are proud!

  15. Congratulations to her! Sounds like you all have raised quite the young lady!

  16. Susan I know you are a proud mama, she is beautiful! Love all the pictures!

  17. What a lovely post lady! Your daughter is beautiful...
    Drive and determination at that age..watch out world!

  18. Drive is not something you can teach - it'll serve her well in life! You've got a great girl there, mama.:)


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