Saturday, November 29, 2008

PLANNING AHEAD


We all seem to plan ahead any more. Now I'm not talking next week or even a few weeks away. I'm talking about months in advance! Because we do this as a society, I am forced to do this in my Kindermusik business. We are currently in our last day of Priority Enrollment for our current students. November 30th is the last day for this.

On Monday, December 1st we will open our enrollment for families who would like to get into our program. Our classes tend to fill quickly and are limited in size. So please call or register on line to get a class that meets your family's needs.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday! I love being with family. We laugh, we reminisce by telling stories, some of which are even true! It is a holiday that hasn't been spoiled by too much commercialism. In fact, I think that the retail market has totally forgotten about Thanksgiving. They just can't figure out how to commercialize this holiday! So they opt to skip it in favor of Christmas.

As I look at my family, I often think of how it has changed over the years. I no longer have any grandparents around the table. I miss them! I am now one of the grandmas sitting at the table. I would have loved for my grandparents to know my grandchildren.

All people don't appreciate family ties the same way I do. Some relationships can be very difficult. Family can often bring out the worst in us. I want to challenge you at this Thanksgiving season to try to look at others seeing the best in them. What about them do you like? What redeeming qualities does that person have? What good memories do you have of that person?

Being thankful...I don't do this often enough! What am I thankful for?
  • A husband who tolerates me no matter what.
  • Children who have grown up to be responsible adults.
  • Parents who are still in good health and love me unconditionally.
  • Grandchildren who let me shower them with kisses!
  • Music
  • Being able to share music with so many children.
  • Being able to make music in praise to God.
  • ALL my Kindermusik families
So let's all think of the many blessing we have in our life, beginning with our family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless you all!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Macy's Pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade

What a great kick-off to the holiday season we had today at Castleton Square Mall. Macy's was kind enough to ask us to be the "band" in the their Pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade. We had 45 children plus their parents, some grandparents and friends that came to march through the store with instruments and balloons. Macy's was also kind enough to give away some great coupon savings to everyone who participated. They also did a drawing for several really great prizes. It was exciting to have everyone come and participate! Enjoy a slide show of some of the exciting moments!

Kindermusik International Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina


A few weeks ago I was privileged to go to the annual convention that Kindermusik International puts on for all of it's educators. There were three of us from Musical Beginnings who were able to attend. Mindy Lerch and Christina Gibson went to Raleigh with me. We learned so much and were so inspired by the speakers, staff of Kindermusik International and all the other Kindermusik educators that we were lucky enough to rub shoulders with. Kindermusik has 4800 educators world wide and I can say with assurance that I work with 6 of the best Kindermusik educators in the world. They each one are caring, knowledgable educators who want the very best for your children. Which one are you fortunate to have working with your family?