Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The One Right After Christmas

I thought about taking down Christmas decorations, but the mere thought made me tired. So I changed the background on the blog instead. Mission accomplished! We have to take these small victories where we find them, right?

Things have been crazy around here. But here is the catch-up in a nutshell.

1. Reese. This is an alias... to go with Skippy and Jif. I like it. I am a Reese's fan from way back. Yes, I have a granddaughter. That is pretty crazy. She was born on December 5th, and she is entirely beautiful. She was 8 lbs. 12 oz. and has just the littlest bit of blonde hair and fair skin. We are all pretty much smitten by her.

2. Casey is engaged to Hannah. Score! They are to be married March 12th in the Salt Lake Temple. We are having an open house here on March 19th, and no, I have no plans. Hmm. Should get on that. Hannah is amazing, and we are pretty excited to get another girl in the family.

3. If you didn't read my last post, I am up to my eyeballs in writing Christmas songs. I know... Christmas just happened. But for Christmas 2011 there is to be a new CD and CONCERTS! As of today, the Bell Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita has been booked for December 16th and 17th, 2011 for the concerts. I am super excited about that. I have started a new blog about it with my friend Garry, and I would so so so so so appreciate it if you would go over there and check it out, and click to Follow the blog, and please pretty please leave comments. Some bloggy love would be so nice. We are posting over there every single week ALL YEAR! It is scary and fun and exciting all at once.

A few more days without school, and I am trying my best to finish writing some music, so send me some bloggy love and maybe a casserole. xoxo

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The One With the NEW BLOG!!!

It is official... the new blog is launched for the new project! What is the new project, you ask? Well, it is a new Christmas CD for 2011, packed with new original music and some fun traditional carols. I am doing the project with a great partner... my friend Garry Pfile, and we are currently in the process of writing songs and planning the new CD. But that is not all! We are also going to be hosting two concerts at the Belltower in Rancho Santa Margarita, California on December 16th and 17th, 2011. They are going to be amazing, and feature all of the great soloists from the CD. We will perform favorites from “It’s All About the Baby” in addition to the new CD, and some great familiar tunes.

The concerts will be free, but we expect to run out of tickets almost as soon as we release them. But YOU can guarantee that you get tickets... I am running a contest that runs through Monday, December 27th. I will draw three winners at random. Those three winners will each receive: 1) Two VIP seating tickets for the concert on the night of their choice, 2) “It’s All About the Baby” CD (mailed next week)... and 3) one of the first of the new CDs off the press (mailed the first week of November, 2011).

Here is how you can be entered in the contest: WE WANT FOLLOWERS! Our new blog is going to be very fun, and will feature sneak peeks of songs (the first one is already up on the blog!) and new posts at least once a week for the ENTIRE YEAR. So for one entry, please become a follower of the NEW blog. For another entry, leave a comment on the new blog. For additional entries, you can post the contest on your own blog or Facebook, or tweet it if you would rather. Just send me a quick e-mail HERE to let me know. It would be great if you would include a link to the post or tweet.

So please... give us your support and enjoy our initial version of the first song from the new CD... just go HERE, LISTEN... and check back often!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The One With the CDs

Well, it took a little doing, but I have my new shipment of CDs. I am shipping them the same day the order is received, so you can have CDs within a couple of days. So go here and order, or you can go here to listen to the songs and get all excited for your CDs to arrive. They are Christ-centered, but non-denominational, so they make a great stocking stuffer or gift for anyone on your list. In fact, last night for an activity, we took them by to firehouses and the homes of people who are ill or have suffered a loss, and we were going to just skip the home of our Jewish friends who recently lost a young son... but when they saw the CDs, they were so excited to have one. So hey... you just never know. I would love to send you some. So quick! Order!