Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm sitting here uploading 3 1/2inch floppies to my computer. We're trying to declutterize (as always) and this is part of the junk reduction plan.

Here are a few samples.

Hannah is all set to join the circus here....

My four brothers....Vincent missed out! : (

Hannah again, much younger....

After Matthew lost his first tooth. :)

So precious!

And, finally, setting our eyes on the bus (some for the first time) as it was towed in 2003 to Orange.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Here is "You May Have The Joy-Bells" :)

This is after about an hour...we're better now. Looking forward to working on some Christmas music with these as well!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The suspense is hopefully not killing anyone. : )

We're rejoicing over a donation made by Nancy L. from Wyoming.
It's a set of 32 musical cow bells!

This is an answer to our prayer and desire to use these unique instruments in concerts! Years ago we pursued purchasing a set after seeing them played. Dead end! The Lord knows what we need when. : ) We have a video clip of part of our first hour of practice, which I hope to have up soon. They are extraordinarily LOUD, so we're taking steps to keep our ears covered. :)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14 niv

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hi all! I realize I really do need to blog a few more of the trip before we get on to the exciting news of the 32 new music makers sitting in the living room.

Oh a reminder to check out the facebook album with 8 pages of photos. You do not need to be a member to view them. :)

Nathan, in Colorado, trying to .... set the neighborhood on fire? : P

Vincent picking and almost grinning. :)

Vincent's new bunk.

Not really. We brought a generator cage home on this.

Visiting family....

Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God, you who have done great things. Who, O God, is like you? Psalm 71:19 NIV

God bless you all!

Friday, October 02, 2009

We are home safe and sound! Well, not to our heavenly home, but our temporary place of residence in the beautiful northeast! Thank you all who prayed for us. We arrived home mid morning on the 1st. Our warrior driver, Vincent, pulled an all nighter and drove straight straight home from VA. I think the 5 cans of Pepsi boosted his energy levels a little. ; )

We're starting right in on house declutterazation. (My very own word!) It's really easy to come home from a trip and realize if you lived without it for a month you probably won't miss it.

I never got all our photos up here (or facebook) (Also, new album here.) so here are a few more photos and captions from Fall 2009 Tour!

Dad, Papa, and Mom at Mt. Rushmore.

Hannah our valiant Wall Drug Indian chief. ; )

Wyoming was next and it was beautiful.

In CO visiting the cousins!

Doing a set with casual clothes. Unheard of! :D

Papa relaxing....

More fun with the cousins!

At this point my internet is being clogged up and photos aren't loading...sooooooo....we'll have to wait on more for now. :)