Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best. Christmas. Present Ever.

Doug got me a violin for Christmas, something I have been asking for for a very long time. It is beautiful and old and the perfect starter for a musically challenged soul like myself. One of the things I have always wished for is to be able to play an instrument, since I was a kid, but just never had it in me to practice hard and be successful at it.
Now that I am an adult, I think I finally have the willpower and interest to be good at it. I mostly want to play fiddle style, but need to learn the basics first.
I am kind of embarrassed to post this video, but it will be funny to look back on when I am actually good, so please don't make fun of me!! This is the first "song" that I learned to play this week. I've only had it for a few days now, but have been practicing my hand positions and these little rhythms. This one is called Huckleberry Pancake.
Oh my gosh! PLEASE don't make fun of me! We spent most of today finishing up orders that were placed before the 10th, and packing/cleaning. After a rude call from my current landlord, I want nothing more than to be out of this house! I just have little to no patience for greedy people, and putting up with it for over a year has been enough, thank you. We are excited to get on the road. I have a bunch of awesome guest posts lines up, and a few scheduled posts from me too, so don't worry, just because I'll be on the road, doesn't mean this space will be quiet.

We're heading to go eat some dinner and then back to packing up the van! I just can't wait until tomorrow night!!



  1. your song was beautiful! what a nice gift!

  2. haha, thanks Maria! You are too sweet!

  3. Starting an instrument is SO HARD, but I'm so proud of you already. You can do this!!!

  4. Duuuude I played the violin for 11 whole years, and this is making me so happy right now. Violin can be a real bitch, but it's SO fun. You should join a community orchestra when you get all settled. The nerdy people alone are worth it, but it's so fun to play in a group. Can we geek out about violin talk sometime? I'd love it. :)

  5. thanks Katie!!

    Amy, vans AND violins? Yes please!

  6. beca, YAY, i was hoping you were going to post this video! i love the beautiful pictures you took, and i love that you're playing now! i'm bringing mine to tn once you're there and we can play together, like dueling banjos, but dueling violins! hahaha!

  7. awesome! that is a great gift!

  8. I think it's great that you have the courage to try something new, a lot of people out there don't, and you're just brimming with it. You'll be great in no time!

  9. Thanks friends. Yall are ao sweet!