Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's All in the Game

Well folks, you are about to watch a video clip of my typical stereotype of the 1950's, acted by my favorite actor and actress, my brother and sister....A red-head, freckle faced, Opie Taylor, taking his girl to the local soda machine. Of course nothing ever goes according to plans, or life would be boring...right? Especially for this tired little fellow, who wasn't quite practiced in the skills of love, or the "what-not-to-dos".
I had planned the film about six months ago and tried filming it. When I had finished, I found the lighting was totally washed out. As you can see, it's taken awhile for me to get my act together and film it again. The credit goes to Leisel for all of the editing, putting together of the film, and special affects. I hope you enjoy :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paradise by the Piano Guys

Well, just in case y'all didn't know, the piano guys just recently came out with a new song...but they took a little different turn on this new one....an african spin.
Before they were ready to preform their compositiom, they had to get a helicopter in to air lift their brand new grand piano to wherever it was they would be performing.
The song is called, "Peponi", which means paradise". Alex Boye sings the song in the Swahili language. I think it's pretty cool, and the African touch gives the song a unique feel. Okay, I'll admit to the fact that I laughed when I first saw it...Alex Boye goes all out with his enthusiasm, animation, and i guess a little of his african heritage, too.
I really like Steven sharp Nelson's electric cello! You'll enjoy it. They do such lovely arrangements.
They do some other really cool arrangements like, "Rolling in the Deep" and "O Fortuna".

Oh, and don't forget to turn off my playlist at the bottom of the page :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stradivarius Lives

You may be wondering how an older college brother, swamped in homework, from whom we often hear the phrase, "My life is not my own," vents his emotions.....

Well, my friends, here is the answer... Jonathon's number one reprieve from hours of pouring over textbooks: a five minute violin lesson to abate his energy, and calm his frazzled nerves.

He began the lesson screeching out "Mrs. Twinkle Stop! Stop!"

But by the end, he was gracefully preforming Chopin's Nocturne in C. I am afraid, we can not post the video of this grand prodigy due to a general consensus that the recording just didn't do him justice.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


A few years ago, our family watched two amazing movies by a guy called Louie Giglio, "Indescribable" and "How Great Is Our God". They were the kind of thing that leaving you amazed at what a great God we serve. It's amazing the intricate detail our Creator put into the universe for us to discover and give Him glory. As a song I once heard said, "How can I say there is no God when all aroung, creation calls." His universe sings His praises everywhere.The one thing that just sent chills down my back (To say the least) was when he started to talk about a small molecule in our bodies called Laminin, the Laminin cell adhesion molecule that holds your body together....Ya', your thinking I'm really weird, but you've gotta' see it. This is just a small sample of the DVD, and I would definitely recommend seeing the full versions...I know they are available on YouTube.
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
You'll need to turn off the playlist first...And turn up your volume :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daddies and Daughters

One of my favorite memories will always be dancing with Daddy. In past times, when we would play our country music, Dad would sometimes come into the room, grab one of us girls and dance with us (Especially when we were playing his favorite, Sweet Southern Comfort) Just the other day, while one of us was playing "My Little Girl", Daddy came in the room and danced with each of his girls.

Since then, I guess you can say it's kind of become a tradition; We do it whenever we can. I always look forward to those times now, when he comes in the room and asks me for a dance.

They're kind of those special moments through the business of life that God gives us to create those precious memories with Dad.

Daddy's and Daughters..They're inseparable; God knew what he was doing when he gave my Daddy seven daughters; It's not any dad that would take the time to dance with each one of his daughters.

But there is one girl that will always take first place, and that first dance...Though, I think they prefer the more romantic songs like, One More Day with You, I Do, and As Long As I Live :)

"My Little Girl" by Tim Mcgraw...But before you do, turn off the playlist :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Regency Ball

For New Year's day, we spent a lovely evening with our friends the Coder's and several other families for a New Year's Day Regency ball. They had been planning to do this for months in advance.....The day finally came after much practice and anticipation....and my amazing older sister, Charae, working to make five dresses for us girls and a vest for Jonathon.

The first dance was a demo danced by the dads and oldest daughters of the families.

We had time to be taught/learn four dances; Comical Fellow, Hole in the Wall, Duke of Kent's Waltz, and Trip to Paris.

My amazing brother and talented dance partner :)

There were about 52 people in all there, so we divided into three groups to dance the different dances.

We thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship after the dancing had ended.

The Coder's did an amazing job organizing the event; they had decorated the house beautifully, and put a lot of work and preparation into this to put together a special day for all of our families. Besides the fact that you have to be pretty brave to have 52 people over to your house!

I think the night could be summed up in the phrase "We all definitely had a ball" :)