It's become a bit of an annual tradition... a Christmas concert at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs involving many of us here at Channel 7. My husband and I had planned for weeks to play a couple of Christmas songs together on the guitar. We chose "Feliz Navidad" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" mainly because they were the easiest guitar songs we could find. :)
I taught myself how to play guitar when I was 16 because I loved to sing songs with a friend of mine. Yes, we even had a group name... "Black Fire"... and we sang at local coffee shops and area events. Our guitar player quit on us unexpectedly so we took six months off so I could learn enough guitar to do our show. I caught on quickly because I had played violin for years but I'll be honest, I'm not very good. I didn't care... I just wanted to sing! When I met my husband he said he had always wanted to learn how to play guitar. So I saved up some money, bought him a guitar for his birthday, and taught him how to play. We played together last year and we were so excited about playing again this year. But then baby Reagan got sick. So sick there was talk of putting her in the hospital. Ugh! It wasn't RSV but it was very similar and some kind of a bronchial virus. Her doctor was very concerned it could turn into pneumonia so we had to keep a very close eye on her. So instead of getting a sitter so we could both go to the concert, Dave had to stay home with our sick little girl. :( The good news is she never had to go to the hospital and slowly got much better! The bad news was I had to perform by myself. Not something I was very comfortable doing. But the concert went well and I think everyone there enjoyed it.
Big thanks to Jason Pederson and his wife Mary Carol, Janelle Lilley, Jeanette Reyes, and Jason Harper's entire family...what a bunch of talented people!!
Click here for a link to all of our performances.