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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone I am enjoying Christmas music......there are some stations that have already been playing it around the clock. Some of my favorites are those you don't hear in the regular radio rotation.
Here is one of those. I think it is absolutely gorgeous and hope you will enjoy it too.....
Performance of Handel's Messiah at Riverchase United Methodist Church
Handel's Messiah was presented yesterday at Riverchase United Methodist Church in Hoover AL. It was the 62nd annual performance by the Alabama Civic Chorale, and was conducted by Bebe Clark Kok. There are nearly 100 voices in the chorus and they were accompanied by 13 players in the orchestra and organist, Walt Rogers.
The performance included Parts One, Two and Three ~ Prophecies and Fulfillments ~ The Passion ~ The Triumph.
We though we would be smart and arrive 30 minutes early. It wasn't early enough.....the sanctuary was (8 comments)
Dana's birthday is not until the 29th, but rather than try to plan something over Thanksgiving weekend, The Big Par-Tay was last night. It was held at the Weatherly Clubhouse in Pelham AL, which turned out to be a great place for all her friends to hang out and dance.
It's a milestone birthday......this was a Sweet Sixteen Party. She invited friends from Pelham High School, Thompson High School and First United Methodist Church in Birmingham. The decorations were black and white, guests were dressed in black and white, and Dana wore purple. (9 comments)
Jonathan Osman is a short sale specialist who lives and works in Charlotte NC. I had the pleasure of meeting him at REBarCamp RDU in Raleigh recently. He has written a great article that should be helpful to buyers considering the purchase of a short sale property. I thought my Birmingham AL readers would find it interesting and informative. Thank you Jonathan for making this available for reblogging!
Via Jonathan Osman - Charlotte / Matthews NC (Keller Williams Realty): This week, Kristin Ayers - our group's transaction manager - forwarded me an article that cited a number of reasons (3 comments)
Today I attended the funeral of a gentleman who spent a career in music serving schools, universities and churches throughout the country as a choral director. The service was a celebration of his life and the music that he loved and shared with so many people. The music I heard today was some of the most beautiful I have heard performed in quite a while.......it blew me away!
I have been looking for videos on YouTube in hopes of finding some of the music I heard. I found this version of Maurice Duruflé's 'Ubi Caritas'.......a different setting than (10 comments)
City Vineyard Gift Baskets & Wine Save 15% on a case of Beaujolais
Beaujolais is a delicious red wine made from Gamay grapes that is produced in the Beaujolais region of France. French law does not allow for the wine to be released prior to the third Thursday in November, so when the clocks strike midnight on that day over a million cases are shipped to Paris where they are then distributed worldwide.
City Vineyard Gift Baskets & Wine in Birmingham AL will be taking orders and if you would like (3 comments)
Buying a Birmingham home.....Don't get sued for Breach of Contract!
One of my Realtor® buddies shared this story today.....
He has an investor client that he has worked with several times. About six months ago this client found a property he was interested in and chose to make an offer without consulting the advice of his Realtor®.
The property was listed for $250,000 and he offered $150,000 for it. The seller accepted his offer, but the property appraised for only $141,000. At that point the buyer refused to go forward with the purchase. He had not made (14 comments)
Georgia has been found and reunited with her familyl!
You may remember that some friends of ours have been searching for their missing dog. She was found today and now she is finally home after 3 long weeks! Georgia and her brother, Vincent, escaped from their fenced backyard on October 15th. Vincent was found after just a couple of days and has been missing her terribly. These two have never been separated before now. Georgia has lost a lot of weight during her ordeal, but she is not hurt and will be fine. Can you imagine how happy these (14 comments)
We had a great time at REBarCamp RDU! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this event together and help make it a success. I absorbed so much information in a short time my head is about to burst, but in a good way! It was so much fun getting to meet so many people in person for the first time. Here are just a few photos of some of the gang in attendance......
I'm on my way! I'm sitting in the airport in Orlando where I'll be catching my connecting flight to Raleigh in a few minutes. This is my first road trip in too long and I'm very excited about it!
It looks like I'm going to have time to relax and get settled in my room before heading to Beer for Bloggers this evening. Tomorrow will be a full day, I forget how many sessions there will be......for that matter I really don't know what Bar Camp is. I bet I know by the time I return home full of (6 comments)
I don't go anywhere without my camera anymore. I never know when I will have an opportunity to capture a unique photo.......like this one.........
Last Sunday afternoon I was on my way home and came upon an unusual site in my neighborhood. I was driving on Bearden Road, having just crested the hill by Pelham High School on the way to my house, and was surprised to see this colorful hot air balloon floating above a grassy lot by Shelby Baptist Church.
I pulled in to get a close up shot and watched as the balloon rose and (12 comments)
Leonardo's Italian Restaurant in Vestavia will always be one of my favorite places to dine in the Birmingham area. Mike and I had our wedding reception there almost eight years ago. We had a morning wedding and then everybody went to Leonardo's for lunch. It was wonderful!
A cozy little place that serves lunch and dinner, offers a full bar with live music nightly, Leonardo's is a real treat!
Our anniversary will be Tuesday, but we decided to celebrate with dinner at Leonardo's a few days early. I am so glad we did (9 comments)
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