Sunday, February 26, 2012

Snapshot 2012 #4

Snapshot 2012 #4 – Where You Live

I ended up taking the prompt in a slightly different direction. Rather than focus on our house, I scrapped about the places I find myself going to over and over again.

journaling: It often feels like I do nothing but drive around town in circles day after day, after day- dropping off/picking up from school, shopping, going to/from dance and trumpet lessons, robotics and back home again.
credits: at
Love Is by Lorilei Murphy, Hand Cut Collage Fodder Houses and The Spark Project Arsenic and Old Lace Gesso Messy by Tangie Baxter, Layer Me Up Templates Vol 1 by Dawn Inskip; Messy Date Stamps Vol 2 by Michelle Coleman; antique feeds sign by me
font: Jayne Print, Typewriter

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Snapshot 2012 #3

For SBG Snapshot #3- Must Haves

journaling: Fancy cooking is not on my to-do list these days- just making enough to feed everyone daily can be a challenge. I rely on my crockpot, mixer and stoneware to make cooking and cleaning up as quick and easy as possible.

credits: at Pasted and Pinned Basic Bundle by Jen Davey and Amy Sumrall, Photo Emphasis Templates Vol. 4 by Dawn Inskip, Kitschy Kitchen by SherrieJD; Messy Date Stamps Vol 2 by Michelle Coleman; antique feeds sign by me; font: Bean Sprout

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Stop and Listen to the Music

You know, not everything the kids are involved in is dance related. We have some pretty good musicians growing up in our house. Here’s a little sampling of some of the musical things the older 3 kids did at the end of 2011.

Carissa loves to sing with Ms. Pat from our church. Pat has taught the kids in Sunday School over the years, she’s encouraged and helped them memorize scripture, and most importantly she loves them all. Pat’s been known to sneak off with a few or all of the kids on those rare Sunday afternoons we don’t have other plans for special trips. Here’s Carissa singing Amazing Grace with her for offertory on October 2, 2011. Just sit back and listen to this one since there’s not much to see. I was using my bitty iPod to record it and we were sitting all the way at the back of the room. The iPod’s camera is not that great, but it has a really good microphone. Carissa had a rough start, but got the frog out of her throat quickly. ;)

Elizabeth is in her second year of jazz band at Horizon this year- she plays alto sax. Here’s the HMS jazz band playing ‘Footprints’ at their winter concert in November. Elizabeth plays the alto sax improv solo.

And here’s the Vista Ridge HS Jazz Band with Bryce on trumpet. They held a special concert December 9 called “Swingin’ Into the Night” where everyone was invited to come and dance to live jazz music. The VRHS band played a set, and then the Skyview MS jazz band played a set, and then it wrapped up with another set from VRHS. VRHS played for at least an hour and a half between their 2 sets. The girls and I were able to catch the end of the last set after dance classes wrapped up that evening. Here’s the last song they played- “Blues Brothers Revue.” (sorry for the not-so-great sound- the unfinished auditorium is nice for dancing, but not so nice for good audio!).

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