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Lala Loved the Ukelele!

Laura really, really wanted a ukelele.  She thought her husband was getting one for her.   He gave her birthstone earrings instead!

She and James came to Mark and Erika’s today  after having been at James’ family Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. We had a festive time opening presents and watching the kids play with their new toys.  Preparing a nice dinner, too.

So this was one of the fun moments of Christmas for me.  She wasn’t expecting her mom to get her a ukelele.  But I did!

Thanks Pittsburgh Guitars on Carson Street, SouthSide!

The man who sold it to me suggested I put her face on the box on top of the model’s and I added James’ face from a photo I cut up of the two of them.

He told me he was selling at least a ukelele or two every day.  This one came with a gig bag and a tuner.

It was just a good time as I sat on the floor, grabbed the camera and caught her excitement.  Laura learned a couple of chords and Matthew accompanied her on the guitar.  Seeing her so excited felt wonderful.

(and yes that is Cardinal Donald Wuerl, born in Pittsburgh,  in the right hand corner of the television and the photograph)

Laura got her Ukelele

7 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    Doesn’t it feel great to make someone feel that happy!

    December 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

  2. Kristin

    Looks like a fun time!

    December 26, 2012 at 7:57 am

  3. I love the ukelele! I’m practicing right now

    December 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

  4. Well done, Mom! What a great gift, Ruth. That picture says it all.

    December 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

  5. Vincie

    I’m looking forward to hearing her play it someday!

    December 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

  6. Surprise gifts are the best. Way to go Ruth! :)

    December 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  7. GREAT GIFT! You made her happy!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    December 27, 2012 at 6:57 am

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