Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where I Am

Right in the thick of it - that's where I am! The days seem to be stretching at both ends so I am real happy that spring is coming along. I can hardly wait for the warmer weather to break things up.

I'm working through one of the busiest winters on record and that sure helps to pass the time. The boys have been playing a lot of music with lots more ahead. Last night, a family friend dropped over to share an amazing gift with Chris. Paul C. has been setting aside cherry, sitka spruce, walnut and mahogany for the past couple of years hoping that Chris would want to build a guitar. At 13, he will craft his own acoustic guitar alongside a wonderfully kind man. Paul has built several beautiful instruments and I couldn't be happier today. Such a gift. Here's the two of them with one of Paul's latest guitars.


I mentioned winter didn't I? Here are a few shots from this morning before school. That crazy lady? Victoria.

10 comments:

Melanie said...

glad to see all is going well! :)

Stacey said...

That is exciting about your son building a guitar!
Looks like lots of fun before school!

JustRun said...

You guys are so friggin' cute.

craig said...

What a beautiful instrument Robb. How cool to have someone show you how to make one.

Backofpack said...

Robb,
What an incredible gift your friend is giving your son. I believe one of the most important things for children to have in this life is many adult mentors. You are doubly blessed to have him mentor Chris, and for the lesson of building and friendship he will recieve.

And, I love the look of anticipation on your son's face in the last picture. What fun!

Run for Chocolate said...

Wow busy selling rvs in winter! Or are you busy doing other stuff? Your son has grown and cut his beautiful hair! wow!

Darrell said...

The pictures of the running wife sledding are super. Love the expressions.

Building your own guitar will be a memory for sure. Very cool.

scott keeps running said...

you're a luck guy with a beautiful family. here's to hoping spring comes sooner than later.

Vava said...

Nice! I'd love to have the skill, time, and patience (and wood of course) to build my own guitar. Instead, I have discovered the benefits of good Canadian wood via a nice and cheap Art&Luthrie folk guitar. It's the only one I play now, even though I have much nicer ones collecting dust. There's nothing like a good instrument, that's for sure!

robtherunner said...

Very cool experience for your son to build his own guitar. I hope winter is fading away by now.

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