Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve Karaoke

posted by Melissa Baumgart
Our friend, Jen, rocking out some fine karaoke.

For me personally, Christmas came and went in a fog of allergy induced sneezes that turned into coughing and yellow snot.  I could barely get the tamales finished, and after making three different fillings the night before, thankfully Dina and my kids helped to accomplish assembling all 80-some tamales.  Yes, Dina and my brother and the girls all made the trip over from Switzerland to the holidays with us!!!

I didn't even photograph any of the festivities of the evening.  Luckily I got this one shot of Jen singing karaoke.  We hooked up the machine and instead of the usual adults picking songs from the 70's and 80's, the kids took over and were belting out every Christmas carol available.  It was super fun to watch them all come out of what looked like shy cautionary faces to standing tall, singing loudly and smiling ear to ear.  

I sang my usual, Bryan Adams "Summer of '69", with the help of many background singers.

And for now, back to family, Xbox Kinect, cooking, and hopefully kicking this cold.  ANd maybe some karaoke in public before the new year is up.  Hope all of your holidays were bright and merry!



Cassandra said...

Melissa, I hope you feel better soon! :)

Merry Christmas!

Melissa Baumgart said...

Thanks, Cassandra! I am feeling a bit better. Hope your Holidays were wonderful!