24 Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 16

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Day 16 ~ I am thankful for music.

Music is a HUGE part of my life and has been for as long as I can remember. My grandmothers both sang in their church choirs. My grandpa’s “made a joyful noise” (according to them, not me – I thought they sang well). My dad’s siblings all sang. My mom and her brother both play the piano. My dad sang – oh my…did he sing. He sang solos. He sang in the choir. He sang in the choir – loudly. He also knew how to play the piano and even wrote a song one time. It was just the piano, no words – but it was and still is one of my all-time favorite songs to hear on the piano. Oh how I wish we had it on video…  My dad also played the guitar and taught my brothers some too. Many nights were spent listening to them play together in the den.

I have been around music my entire life. I began dance lessons at the tender age of 3, so music was there. In the 6th grade I began playing the cello and piano – because one instrument at a time just isn’t enough. In high school I sang in the acapella choir and several of our high school’s musical productions. I love music!! I am a classical girl at heart, but I do appreciate most styles (to an extent at least).

If I had  to pick a favorite group – I’d probably go with Casting Crowns right now. I appreciate their lyrics and truth so much. Their music is amazing too.

If I had to pick a favorite song – now that gets a little more difficult. I’m not sure I could narrow it down any further than the group I mentioned above. However, if we’re going with classical music…nope, I’d still have trouble. I would narrow it down to my all-time favorite ballet though – The Nutcracker. And no, not just because it’s Christmas time. It was the first ballet I saw and I fell in love. A close second and third would be Giselle and Swan Lake (told I was a classical girl).

If I had to pick a favorite instrument – hands down it would be the cello. Not just because I’ve played it for *ahem…a few years. It really is a beautiful instrument. In the past couple years I’ve enjoyed listening to the Piano Guys, one of which plays the cello as well. They are phenomenal and so fun to watch.

If I had to pick a favorite style/genre – I’d of course go classical. But, I really love old, classic Christmas songs. If I could get away with it, I’d listen to Christmas music all year long!!

What’s your favorite style of music? Favorite group? Favorite song?

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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