August 30, 2006

Family


Just wanted to share this picture of us from last weekend with Anton's side of the family. Here we are with his only sibling, his sister Lisa. Also pictured are Lisa's husband and two children (our neice and nephew) and also Anton's parents in the background. We had a really great day swimming and Anton grilled up some amazing fajitas. Since Lisa and her family live in another state, it was really good for us to see them and the kids. Anton's parents actually live only about 45 minutes south of our house, so we get to see them a little more often. One of the nice things about moving to Texas and having to leave so much of my own family behind, was having another family waiting here for us. Anyway, just wanted to share...

P.S. Notice the beautiful piano in the background?? That was a gift from Anton's mother to me this month. It is over 100 years old, and she lovingly restored it to perfect condition through some major TLC. She had it in her own living room for several years, but couldn't find the time to play it. When she learned that I had a love of playing the piano, she willed it to me in her Living Will. About a month ago she called and had decided to give it to me now, so I could enjoy it without having to wait until who knows when...and let me tell you, I do. I have played it several times and just the other day played so long that my fingers and wrists were hurting. Poor Anton had to listen to me banging out songs for well over an hour! I love that piano!!!

5 comments :

Fonzi said...
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Kelley said...

Well...this morning I learned something new about my friend Christie! The piano is beautiful!

Valerie said...

I think that is a lovely piano and a wonderful gift. I am also very impressed that you play, I have always wanted to learn. Talented and Beautiful....that's enough Missy.

Christie B. said...

Valerie and Kelley - you two are so sweet! Thank you for your kind comments...I'm so glad to know you both...

Big Hugs,
cb

Robyn said...

Hey I can play chopsticks and "I dropped my dolly in the dirt" how about a duet sometime??????