Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What's on my wall Wednesday


Cait at BOA Super Regional, San Antonio TX 2006

Barb at Grits and Glamour has begun this great new event - What's On Your Wall Wednesday! I agree with Barb, the first thing I look at in a person's home is their artwork and photographs. You can tell so much about a person by their choice of art and the photographs they display. Of course, the first thing my DH checks is the framing (he's a picture framer by trade). He even checks out the frames on the art in restaurants, offices, any place we go! The idea here is to post a picture of what you have hanging on your walls at home and tell a story about it. Stop by Barb's blog at http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ to see a list of all the participants in this inaugural event! And if you haven't visited Barb before, you are in for a real treat!

This is my favorite photographic montage of our daughter Caitlin. She was center Drum Major her Senior year in High School. This was also the first year Georgetown High School participated in a Bands of America marching competition. Coincidence? (joking) These photos were taken at the BOA Super Regional Competition held in the Alamo dome in San Antonio, Texas. You can't imagine the feeling seeing her walk out onto the field in such a prestigious event! I just love the look of fierce concentration on her face. Click on the photo to enlarge and look at the individual shots - if that 3rd one isn't a "mom" look, I don't know what is! They did such a wonderful job, and all of the parents were beside themselves with pride. I don't think that people understand the extent of the work and commitment that these kids have, and to have it celebrated in such a setting is just amazing for them. To all of you out there with young children, if they come home and want to join band, RUN, don't walk to the nearest music store and rent them an instrument. Getting your child involved in the arts is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Oh dear I feel a whole 'nother post coming on lol. That will be a subject for another day! Don't forget to stop by Barb's and visit all the participants. I think this will be a really fun way to get to know each other!

38 comments:

marty39 said...

Kathy, what great pictures. It's so neat that your DH is a framer, and I love the 3 together. Cait is such a neat girl and you do have every reason to be proud. Hugs, Marty

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kathy - what a great set of pictures! I love the look on her face - I see what you mean. Yep! Nothing is any stronger than the pride of a mama! You can't buy that feeling! Thats pretty cool that your hubby frames...can I bring some stuff over? LOL Thanks for participating in my first ever Whats On Your Wall Wednesday. I look forward to all your posts. Hugs dear friend, Barb

Momovthree said...

She does look serious! What a great display to have captured her "in action." She's beautiful, you must be so proud of her.
~Michelle

southerninspiration said...

Girl I CAN imagine how you felt seeing her in that setting...you know why??? I WAS THERE, TOO!!! Yes! It was awesome. We were Stephen F. Austin High school from Sugar Land!!! How cool is that, that we were both there? So where is Cait now? My son is at A&M....but not in the band for the first time in four years!!!

Suzanne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy what beautiful pictures. Your daughter is one beautiful talente gal..I think it's wonderful that your hubby is a framer. Hope mine suit...lol. thanks for sharing darling..
hugs ~lynne~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a great photo montage of your daughter! Happy WOYWW!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful Kathy! :)

Cait is just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

How exciting to be able to relive your pride on a daily basis. As the mother of a performing daughter, I can honestly say, I know exactly how you feel!

The boat photo is also really cool.

Mama said...

Hello Kathy,
Happy WOYWW, your daughter is beautiful and talented you must be so proud, I really enjoyed your music too, Kathy.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy, love this! It looks great!

XO,

Sheila

Linda said...

Great photos, wonderful to have those memories captured in time!
Linda

Lori said...

Kathy,
Thanks for visiting! I know you are very proud of your daughter. I will post some of my pictures from RMS tomorrow, so you will have to wait.LOL:) Come by as often as you would like. I will be back.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Spoken like a true "band mom." Those are great pictures, I can definitely see why you are so proud. What an amazing feeling to watch your kid out on that field, huh? Now I'm anxious for next fall!

Pink Slippers said...

Great candid pictures of something very brag worthy.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Kathy! I know you are sooo proud of Cait!! Those are wonderful photos! Yes, I used to see...and hear...the marching band practicing at school long after most of the other kids were gone!She's amazing!! Hugs...Debbie

shaybert said...

Kathy,
Thank you for visiting my place and for your sweet comment. Wow, I'm loving your blog. The montage of your daughter is so sweet. And I gasped when I saw the guitars. My dad had a custom 1954 Fender Stratacaster made and still had the original case and amp. He had the pickups replaced by Fender and after they returned it they asked if he wanted to sell it. HA! I don't know what my stepmother did with it. I have fond memories of the jam sessions I sat in on or observed in his back room. We are kinda empty nesters... youngest is in grad school but threatens to return.
Blessings! Shay

Linda said...

Those are great pictures. My daughter was on the drill team and they worked together with the band - it was like a big family....and you are right - the commitment level is huge, but so worth it.

Kathysue said...

Kat,Oh my goodness,I am not even related and I felt a sense of pride looking at this beautiful young woman who is already accomplishing great things in her field of music.I love her profile.One of my fav.pictures of my son#2 is of him in his little league uniform,feet dangling at the piano and playing with that sweet little profile.Oh for the memories.Thankyou for sharing yours.Hugs Kathysue

Carrie said...

The photo montage is beautiful...as is your dear daughter.

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool...it makes great art and is a pretty way to display your child and her talents! I love a house that has personal photos on the walls...to me it just makes it more welcoming.

skoots1mom said...

you have to come back over to my site...
scroll way down...past the books i've read...go to the blogs in my history and read "WHERE IS IT"...you'll appreciate it, i think!
us drum majors and their families have to stick together!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kathy, love these pictures. Cait's uniform is so...commanding!! She is a doll.

I like this What's On Your Wall Day. Since there is nothing outside but snow, I may as well photograph my walls!! :-)

I will mark my calender but no promises. I had enough problems finding something pink last Saturday!!

xoxo
Jane

PS Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. You are the best!!

The Muse said...

you cannot buy any art that would overshadow what you have shown us! :)

xinex said...

I can see why you are such a proud mama. Nice facial expression that the photographer captured. Beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing..Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Kathy, Thanks for the visit to see the chalk art. Isn't his work amazing? I'm always so impressed with someone that has talents beyond the norm..have a super day my friend..hugs ~lynne~

Lori said...

Good Morning Kathy,
Please come on over and see my room that was on RMS!!
Yipee it's Thursday! Have a great day!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kathy, What great pictures of your daughter! I agree....it is good to start your kids in music at a young age. Chase has been taking piano since he was 6 and he is now 9. He's starting to get where he doesn't want to practice, but we keep encouraging him....he has a natural talent.

I'm sure you are really prowd of your daughter as you should be! Kristen

Lynette said...

Kathy - those are beautiful pictures and your Cait is a beautiful young woman!!

This WOMW is a great idea - I may have to join in on this one, although I want to play with Susan on Outdoor Wed too. Maybe I'll do every other??

Anyway, great picture post! Still friends - I heard you were "mad" about my little teaser with Lori yesterday?? Kidding ;-)

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

How proud you must be of your daughter! I like that your art is very personal.

Happy To Be said...

Kathy what a great picture and you have the music to go with it...how cool is that?? and Yes week old dust counts as antique dust..Hey I have a house full of it since I started blogging...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~CC Catherine said...

Kathy, love the pics! I was part of the H.S. band growing up, it was a great experience. Your daughter must feel so loved by your creating such a proud focus of her accomplishments! I think this is great! Love the music playing on the blog...is that her band I'm guessing? Super Wall post on Wed! ;) ~CC

diana said...

you must be so proud of your daughter. the pictures are beautiful and perfect for displaying on your wall.

i came over because of your name, "emptynester." i, too, have become an empty nester since our youngest went away to college last august. i guess, since then, i have seeked out others who are also experiencing this phase of life.

Design Ties said...
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Design Ties said...

Thanks for sharing such special photographs of your Cait! And I agree with you... learning to play an instrument and, depending on your instrument :-), joining the school band is a wonderful experience. I was in band in school and loved it! We don't have marching bands here in Canada (at least we didn't when I was in high school), but our band experiences were still fantastic. I especially loved it when we showcased our music for our family and friends.

All the best... Victoria

My Crafty Little Page said...

What a fabulous picture of your daughter! A lot of stuff happening in blogland on Wednesdays! I'll have to check it out. I loved the picture of all your husbands guitars. See you on I35. LOL Your neighbor, Nancy

Kathysue said...

Kathy,I just came back by to hear the music.I have a big smile on my face,it is bringing back the excitement and the rosey cheeks from the cold and being able to see your breath in the air.I use to be one of the little girls that danced with pom-poms to the music of the band.Oh those were fun days.and a million years ago.fun walking down memory lane,I am actually surpised I can still remember,hehe,Kathysue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Kathy, thanks for the visit to see my little corner of the world.. I'm glad you enjoyed your peak into what I do on a daily basis.. Have a super w/k my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

ann said...

I agree band or a sport or something.Kids need to be envolved and feel like they're accomphishing something.And she does look so intense...Ann