Well folks, the little girl who helped me make a couple of tissue box violins with yarn for strings and rulers for necks has played her last high school concert. For Cynthia and me, seeing her perform as concert master on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 was a dream come true. Please enjoy this video […]Read more "Sophie plays her final concert with the McNeil Symphony Orchestra"
The Nelson clan gathered at the ol’ homestead for Thanksgiving this year and posed for several family photos. Here they are. Enjoy!Read more "Thanksgiving 2017"
Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I posted anything on the ol’ blog, but I have a new video to share. Sophia played a recital this winter and she did a pretty good job! Enjoy. Sophia_Recital_01.2017_720 from Jonathan Nelson on Vimeo.Read more "Sophia plays Bruch"
So, yeah. This is totally happening. My little fella; my buddy; my partner; my Big Guy; my CB (for Chucky Boy); my inquisitive, fearless, survivalist, dedicated, hard-working, persistent, funny, hyper-cool little man is actually entering that phase of life in which he really does become a man. When I went through my pics of Charlie and […]Read more "Charlie turns 13. Crikey! I only have teenagers. :/"
Sophia played the Mozart Concerto in G major, third movement for her recital performance on May 31 this year. Here’s the vid. Enjoy! Sophia Spring 2015 Recital from Jonathan Nelson on Vimeo.Read more "Spring recital 2015"
In honor of Sophia Helene Nelson, as of late A.K.A. “the red-headed violin player,” and her dear, beautiful, and wise mother who … well, you know … I present a WordPress Photo Gallery Experience. Happy Soph’s Birthday to us all!Read more "My little squirrel is 15 years old"
One weekend in April, Sophie and I were in the garage getting our exercise on together, as we’ve been doing with some regularity this spring, when she asked what I had planned for the rest of the day. Charlie was busy and Cynthia was busy and I said, you know, I need to work in […]Read more "Adventure day: A walk down Congress"