This past week was one that has been a long time in the making. Grace, Shelby (my little sis), and Lindsey (my niece) competed at the National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest in Weiser, ID. We are lucky enough to have the fiddle capital of the country in our own state, but it was still about 6 plus hours away. It was just a wonderful experience for all three of the girls (and for everyone who attended). Grace played her first round almost perfect...she made it to the top ten. She had some minor problems on her second round, so she didn't make it to the final round, but I am still super proud of her! Lindsey and Shelby also made it to the second round...but not the third. We were so proud of them for doing so well at a National level (and for their first time attending). They are already looking forward to next year, and knowing what to expect/what they need to prepare for. Grace's fiddle teacher Jacie was a judge, but since the judges are sequestered in a separate room, they don't know who they're listening too. There were also a lot of other fun kids from our area that competed and did great as well...it was fun to listen to them all and see how their talent is growing.
The contest started on Monday morning and it ended tonight (Saturday). We didn't stay for the whole thing because I had left the three little kids at home with David...but someday, I would really like to watch the whole thing. We only stayed for the first three days when the girls's divisions were held. We had a big group of family with us, so it was a great time!
Grace's First Round:
Click here to see Shelby's First Round. You have to take a listen to her...she is getting so good!
and...I promised to share Shelby's round from the last contest in Nampa...