9.09.2008

She's big, she's black, and she's beautiful . . .

The movers bringing in her parts

This beauty arrived yesterday from Niels' mom and step-dad's house in Arizona. They recently purchased a newer piano to help someone out financially. Consequently, they decided to surprise Niels with the piano that he learned to play on growing up. Apparently, Niels was the whole reason a family friend gave his family this piano many years ago. Needless to say, he was very surpised, and he is one happy and thankful man.

Ironically enough, earlier this year we were fantasizing about bigger purchases we want to make later in life after the heaps of student loan debts start to diminish. One of Niels' first items was a grand piano. So, a HUGE thank you to Dave and Julie for accelerating his dream.

I am really excited to have what I feel is a family heriloom. I am especially eager to tell our future kids that they are learning on the piano their dad learned on. Very cool to me.

I don't play, but I wish I did everytime I walk by her. I guess I am content listening to Niels serenade me for now. =)

11 comments:

Noelle said...

that is verrry cool of them. you really are living the mormon dream, sooz.

jenorme said...

She is beautiful. I'm sure Mom has some of your old prom dresses if you want to practice singing on top of the piano while Niels plays. :)

kendal said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!! A black grand piano is definitely on my list of life purchases, like hopefully before I die. I'm sure Niels is stoked. That's like the greatest gift ever.

Teisha said...

Hi Susie! I haven't talked to you in forever! I was so excited to hear that you and Niels got married (I know, I know, that was forever ago)! You are both just too cute! I check your blog quite a bit and decided it was time to finally say hello. I love hearing about your fun adventures and it reminds me of what "before kids" life was like. Congrats on the piano, I remember Niels is a whiz on that thing.

Sara Jensen said...

Post more pictures of your house. The map looks pretty good behind the piano! Good luck learning to play.

Hawks said...

we are going to las vegas in november..hopefully we can meet up and party!

Trevor and Brooke said...

Awesome! I don't play either, but there is something about having a piano in your house that makes it feel more like a home. I bet he was so excited!! Send more pictures of your house! Hope all is going well.

Clarke and Kamie said...

oooh, cool. we want a piano but we'd rather do a millionth disneyland trip instead...ha ha.

The Becks said...

Wow, this is such an awesome gift! Niels did need a piano to play on. Yeah for you guys! Sorry we don't keep in touch as well as we should. Hope you are both doing well. Hugs and Kisses from ID.

Berns and Shea said...

Susie--dont worry about it! Its totally ok!! I actually left this morning to visit fam in Utah. I'll be back Monday--but i think you are going to California. Give me a call when you get back and we can get together then. BEAUTIFUL piano by the way!!!
our number is 837-7951

Jonah and Aja said...

I love that piano. I'm so glad it ended up in your house!