A Horn of His Own

James has been saving his money for a trumpet. He has been spending his time researching and looking at trumpets. At church, he would sing the hymns while watching the trumpet players play the hymns in the church orchestra. He has pretty much been eating, sleeping, and dreaming about trumpets. He also was fully aware of just how long it was going to take him to save for the much yearned for instrument - as he had figured it out in math class using his multiplication skills. He had narrowed it down to about two years - pending that it snowed a lot this year and next winter (he shovels snow to make the extra cash).
Imagine his surprise when he opened the box from his Papa and Nana who happened to run across a great deal on a trumpet! Better than that - just look at the picture, as it pretty well reflects the excitement of the evening when he received his yearned for instrument:

(Dad thought he would give the horn a try. This is my favorite picture of James - as this is how he sits when he is relaxed and having a great time!)

You will know which house we are in the neighborhood if you drive down our street in the afternoon. Just listen - you will know!

Thanks for stopping by - I am so glad you did.




Adrianna Gimbel said...

How exciting for James! I remember when I got my first french horn and how exciting it was!

Susan said...

Awww . . . how sweet that he was willing to wait and save, and then his grandparents surprised him! I love it. God does that for us sometimes, too!

Virtually Violin said...

He sure does enjoy it! - I hear that everytime he plays it!

A Note From Theresa said...

Congrats to him! What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

What great pictures! James looks so happy!!

Becky K. said...

What a wonderful gift!

How sweet that he was working so hard for this.

My middle son wants a motorcycle.
Why, oh why, couldn't it be a trumpet???? lol

Melissa said...

I've known about this forever, and I've been dying to tell because I knew how excited he would be! I can't wait to hear him play it! I miss you guys! See you soon! (Only 18 days until we move!!)



How wonderful. I am so happy for him. I remember when our fourth son got his trumpet. You couldn't have been happier. He was very good, as I am sure that your son will be. It will be such a pleasure to hear in a while.

Sorry, I have not been for a visit in a while, I have been ill for a few weeks. It is so nice to be able to visit my friend again. connie

Regan Family Farm said...

Thanks for visiting my blog last week. You have a beautiful blog with such lovely photography...and I can tell you love your children and husband :)