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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jim (Papaw to the boys) picked up a nylon stringed accoustic guitar while vacationing in Australia to learn/practice while in Afghanistan. He has a nice guitar at home in Texas and promised to give his Aussie guitar to Seth when he was done with it. Seth knew about the promise but had no idea when the gift would come.

Monday, a large package arrived addressed to "Seth J. Logo". (I knew it was coming but didn't tell) He opened it with the help of his two very excited brothers and literally jumped for joy when he realized it was the promised guitar from his Papaw!

He immediately noticed the frets don't have stickers on them like his little Act One does, he also noticed headstock was different. That's when I pointed out that the strings were nylon, not steel! He sat down and started strumming to see if he could "hear the difference".

He could... the guitar was majorly out of tune! (probably from the transit) LOL! He had Tristen pull his guitar out so he could tune it properly (he hasn't developed the "ear" for that yet). Once it was in tune, Seth sat down and did his guitar practice for the day on his new guitar! I asked him what his favorite thing about it was and he said, "These letters, are they Australian?" pointing at the letters JLG on the back. When I explained they were his Papaw's initials he said, "Oh, yeah, that's my favorite part!" *awe*

Seth asked Garrett, "Since I have a new bigger guitar, do you want my old one so you can learn too?" Garrett accepted with a huge grin, then they all started strumming their guitars... Tristen, little teacher that he is, showed Garrett the proper way to do E and G, Garrett was ecstatic!

I guess Hayden felt left out because before I knew it, he had busted out his little toy guitar he got at Christmas! It was great, we all had so much fun!

Thank you Papaw, so much for the guitar and again to you and Nana, thanks for the lessons, I haven't seen Seth so excited about going since the very first lesson (before he learned that it required homework... practicing)! What a blessing this is to me! With all of my heart, thank you both!


Anonymous said...

all those boys r to stink n cute!!!

Patrick Jinks said...

Great to see more guitars in the family!

Anonymous said...

Just the look on their faces makes me feel good for the gifts given to them all. Thanks for the pictures, I'll have to scrapbook them all! And of course your writing....you are so good at telling the story. Jim said he responded to this blog but I don't see his comment.
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Gigi says: Who knows they might be the next boy rocker band! LOL

Anonymous said...

Aunt Paula says: Did you notice that Hayden is holding his guitar differently? He must be a left handed little guy!

Aunt Debby said...

Wow, what a great post! How cool that they are all interested in playing the guitar. They could be the new Jonas Brothers one day!

Me and Mine said...

Wow! Lots of posts on this one! I miss my boys! Oh, how I ache when I see these pictures! *tear* I bet they are already better at guitar than I am! I am bad about practicing. This is so awesome! Go Garrett for accepting the "hand me down" so graciously. (He gives me hope for Lily and Libby.)Lol! I miss you guys and love you all!

The Family of Logo said...

Aunt Deb, I mentioned the Jonas Brothers on an earlier post... LOL!!!

Aunt Paula, yep, I noticed Hayden holds his guitar backwards... he writes with both hands but eats with his right, what do you suppose that means? LOL!