Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wow. Just wow. It’s hard to comprehend so much that has gone on in the past week! We have been so blessed and encouraged. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve seen and been up to….

Sunday we had two concerts. This day was totally packed including a three-camera recording test run at the evening concert. Talk about pressure. Thankfully we have a few more weeks before we do the ‘real thing.’

Sunday morning…

Enter Peter!

Peter dealing with all the publicity.

Youse want to hear that awesome chord again?!

Preconcert warm ups.

Poor Hannah looks like death warmed over here due to lighting. : P

Heading out of Texas we stopped for some stretching….look mom! No hands!

We saw a gorgeous sunset God painted as we set our sights to the west.

Tuesday night we stopped and visited our friends in NM. We had a grand time visiting and playing Wii. : D Even papa tried. For anyone who is curious Vincent holds the all time highest score in Wii bowling in our family. Go Vincent. Mom come in second. : )

We set out to the south west of NM to a small town called Bisbee. But before we got there, lots of gorgeous mountains…

And if we had had time we would have stopped at White Sands National Monument. No time this time!

Next (well, after some miles traveling that is) we arrive at the outskirts of Bisbee. As we drew closer the drop offs got to be amazing near the copper mine. Eeeeeeeeek. :D Winding around and up and down curves we arrived at our destination.

The church was down (but still up on) a hill. The sign at the bottom of the road was just too much. : D Thankfully we didn’t have to go any further on the road.!

We started our trek up to Phoenix after that concert. We arrived in time to fuel up and wash some bus windows before heading over to Paradise Valley for the next concert. We had some special guest in the audience, the Rice family.

Our next stop was Rice House. Wonderful music, conversation and stories at that place. Visit their youtube page and website for some of their amazing and inspiring music. Just fabulous. We had some impromptu lessons and jamming. It was GREAT fun! What a privilege to listen to and learn from and play with such accomplished musicians.

In closing here's a nice picture of Daniel. : ) Did you know he loves to tell jokes? :D

Till next time!

Carol for all :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Greetings and salutations!

We are in Texas as I write up this little note.

We had good times of ministry and blessed fellowship with our friends in Alabama.

Hannah with Scarlett's horse.

Concert in Mobile.

Thanks to Amanda for the photos. : ) Check out some more here
( You will have to click over to the second page. )

Hm. That was a short post. Not sure how sweet it was though. : )

God bless you all and Lord willing see some of you down the road.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hi from North Carolina!

Friends, the presence of God, and good ole’ southern cooking - what a way to start off a 9 week trip. We thank God for those who have attended the concerts and are praying for fruit from these times of ministry.

We before we delve into trip photos here’s a link to an article Mrs. Izzy Lyman wrote rebutting Ms. West who categorized homeschooler as those living under tarps, with relatives and in trailers. You all might find the article interesting to say the least. : )

On to snapshots and captions from the road….!

All aboard!
The bus parked in front of the house while we
racked our brains for last minute items and
packed the remaining instruments.
Carrying all the brass and the cello is proving to
be a slight challenge space wise.

Vincent and dad checking the bus.

We had some fairly decent clunking
noises early in the travels. Praise the Lord
the mechanics were able to spot the problem in
Virginia before the repair process would have
became a major repair. A stop at Lowes and
about 20 minutes we were
ready to go again. :) Thank you, Lord!


It was nice to stretch out in the church gym at Lowell First Baptist before supper. : ) We had a nice tournament of games after the service, too. : D

Sunday was a very busy day with two services.

(photo by Hannah)

(photo by Josh)

I don’t know about everyone else, but my voice was very tired by Sunday night. Whew.

We had a great time of fellowship at both services and enjoyed meeting new folks and hanging out with old!

Well, we’re in South Carolina now finished with a concert at the Oaks.
It will probably be Alabama before this is posted.

God bless you all!

Carol for all

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Getting ready for a trip is always quite interesting. This time is no exception. : ) I feel like I'm running in several different directions. Majorly multi-tasking. : )

That being said...I gotta go!