And that means flowers. Lots and lots of them--my kitchen looks a little like a flower shop these days. Plus, I'm running out of vases.
These were given to me by Katie, one of my Tuacahn students, on the last day of voice lessons.
These were given to me by In Jubilo, the women's chorus I sing with and assistant conduct. Not only did they give me lovely flowers, but a lovely tribute. My favorite part was, "Lara can sing while holding one child on her hip and helping another find her doll." The whole thing made me cry, so it's lucky they did it after the duet I sang. Probably not lucky, really. Smart.
These were given to Joel by his high school orchestra at the final concert the other night. He was also given a lovely tribute. His favorite part was, "Dr. Neves only threw his baton at us a few times." I'm sure all baton-throwing was purely accidental.
These were given to Joel by one of the parents of an orchestra member, said parent is also a member of the community orchestra which Joel assistant conducts.
And these are the best of all. Given to Joel by his high school orchestra.