Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy new Year!!

So where did you all find yourselves this New Years Eve? I got to be with my husband at one of his shows with Stellar Kart..It was in Tipp City, not all that far fom where I grew up in Indiana. It was the first show I got to see Nick play with SK, and of course lots of teenage kids with lots of energy, (I felt old), and apparently even in late December the dresscode for girls was short shorts and boots. I felt like I was in LA or something. Haha. My parents came with us, my favorite nephew Josiah and my super cool cousin Alyssa, who is a violinist and you will be seeing and hearing much of in the near future..and everyone says we look like sisters. ;-) it was a great night! Good ole Bob Evans for dinner before the show. Have you had their chicken and noodles?? I mean I'm not sure any Grandma could do much better. And love to see my Nick onstage of course.

Well I've slacked writing over the holidays so I just wanted to say hey and hope you all had a fun, safe and happy New Year! I feel so blessed by the people in my life. And it was cool to get to bring in the new year with some of my favorite people. Every memory, every moment we share, every funny story we have to tell, every emotion we have together..those things are more valuable than any gifts we can give or receive. And we can remember that and live that all year long. (and maybe people like me leave up our Christmas decorations way longer than some think is ok, to keep the cheer spreading a bit longer..) lay off me people.

The next 2 weeks we are working on the last of vocals and finishing touches and we will turn in my record. Every song I sing and get done just gives me this feeling of peace and of good to come. I know these songs are changing me as we write and record them, and I believe theyre going to bring you some joy and some peace in the places deep inside where you need it. Worship is a beautiful thing. I'm excited to lead all of you possibly into a new place this year. And honored.

Much love--



  1. So excited for the new album :)
    The hubs and I were at Disneyland for our honeymoon and cut out a little early to go and change into fancy clothes for our reservation at Ruth's Chris. To try to describe the food would be pointless as it was arguably the most delicious meal I've ever had. Now I'm getting carried away. We were so full and once we walked back to the hotel, we were so tired that we fell asleep!! Now I feel old. We managed to catch fireworks at midnight from our hotel. Glad you had fun family time! Happy new year!

  2. I went to my friend Paul's apartment and played Apples to Apples with him and some of our friends. We then bundled up and headed over to Aggieville for the Little Apple drop (it's the Manhattan, Kansas version of the Times Square ball drop).

  3. "Every memory, every moment we share, every funny story we have to tell, every emotion we have together..those things are more valuable than any gifts we can give or receive."

    This is too true. :)

    New Year's Eve was quiet. I decided just to stay home and relax as I wanted to be with my husband when the New Year started. He goes to sleep much earlier than I, so I had some sparkling peach beverages poured and woke him up so we could toast at midnight. It's sort of a tradition. I didn't see where I put the fancy glasses, so I used snommen cups we got for Christmas, which seems rather appropos in this chilly weather. Shorts in winter? Brrr.. makes me cold just to think of it. LOL

  4. Oh, I miss Bob Evans! I'm from West Michigan, but live in Albuquerque now. Bob's has the best banana bread, too! :)

    Happy new year, Tricia