Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Countdown: In the Absence of the Curator

...And now I present the last and final post done in the absence of the "Curator"...Let me explain: In previous posts, I have mentioned the infamous museum speech that every child in the Spafford household has heard given by their dear father. This speech is usually a lecture on the upkeep and maintenance of the home. It usually begins as follows, "Kids, this is a home, not a museum"...and contains a series of well-known clashes..."I don't mean to beat a dead horse guys", "I know that I'm stating the obvious", and "Annie, remember 'cause and affect'"....


Monday, May 27, 2013

The Countdown: Love Story Meets Viva La Vida by Cosette

안녕하세요 Everybody...about two or three months ago, Daddy challenged Cosette to learn his new favorite song on the Piano...John Schmidt's arrangement of Love Story Meets Viva La Vida.
So finally, after practicing it till the family had it running through their heads 24/7, she had it down to prett'y near perfection :) 
So, after Daddy left, I thought it would be the perfect time to video tape and post it...She obviously doesn't have the cello part in it, and please forgive the fact that the filming does not always match up with the music...but we're not quite professional cinematographers yet :)

So, without further ado...I present my sister Cosette :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Countdown: Too Many More Days

Dear Daddy, within the time that you have been absent, I have had a very difficult time keeping my students focused on their homework...

 ...As their countenance has looked something similar to this!!!

I have tried in every way possible to help them...I even fed them on the well balanced diet of chocolate ice cream, but they said that they can only think of one cure that could remedy this...

...And, if haven't already guessed, that is YOU!!!!

 But, don't worry about us...take your time in Thailand...we'll survive!!!

And till then, we'll see you in...

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Countdown: Daddy's Little Girl

I know that I've been being really bad about blogging lately...I let 2 weeks slip by without any word from the Spafford household. But I think that maybe a brother's graduation might just be excuse enough :) (In fact, I'm making up for it with a post on that sometime later ;)
But for now...I wanted to mention that our Dad just left for Thailand yesterday; so within the 13 days in which he will be gone, I am hoping to do at least five posts to make the time pass more quickly for him...I know I don't have a great track record of late :) And, if any of you check the little side videos I post ever so often, I will be posting some of Daddies favorite songs within these next two weeks...enjoy :)

First post: Ania wrote a poem for you Daddy...We all miss you very much!

I Am Daddy's Little Girl

I am Daddy's little girl
And I always will be
He loves me and I love him
He is cute and handsome
When I get married
I will never stop...
...Being Daddy's little girl
And I promise I will never 
leave your home Daddy
If anyone says...
"Here is one just like him."
I would say, "Nope!"
"I want this one right here."
My Daddy is cute 
I love him more 
then he loves me
That is my Daddy

From Ania...a.k.a "Daddies Little Girl" :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


 It has become a tradition amongst the Coder and Spafford families for each of the daughters to go on a Daddy-Daughter-Double-Date...Finally, it came time for Rachie and me. We knew that the Dad's had been planning something for a couple of months, but we had no idea what it was. Finally one day, Rachie and I, both at our separate households, were given a series of clues that would lead us to the final discovery of what our date would be....

But it would not be as easy as just following a set of clues...when we finally reached the last of them, we had to first unscramble a word puzzle. I know, running through my head at the time, there were many ideas, but I did not imagine one as big as what was planned. Over the phone, we exchanged the different letters each of us had written on our papers. Our one clue was: two upper-case letters, "C" and "D". You would think that two brilliant redheads could have figured it out between themselves....but they didn't :)

 Finally, with a little necessary help from the families, we discovered that our date was, not a hike, not a picnic, but a five day trip to Washington D.C.!!!  I don't think that either of us quite believed it at first, never having expected it to have been so big.
After it had been solved, our two families got together. For the first hour or so of their visit, we just sat there, giggling trying to take it all in. A week later, and I'm still trying to keep my feet on the floor :)

I just hope that four months gives us enough time for planning :) I don't think that we're going to sleep while we're there...there is just too much to see. And I'm not quite sure that our Dad's  know quite what they're undertaking with two energetic redheads :)

Till, then, we will be counting down the days, and hours, and minutes... until September 12th, when our Dad's are going to be taking a pair of giggly, excited redheads to the airport ...
All I can say is, "Watch out D.C....cause here we come!!!" :)