Birthdays...I have a ton of pictures to edit. My boys are officially 4 and 6! I've been wiping a lot of tears lately and I know the world is tired of me saying this, but they grow toooo fast. Ah, my babies:)
I obviously need to do posts just on the birthdays, but until then, this will have to do! They had great birthdays this year surrounded by lots of friends. Very special. Touched my heart to see all the smiles.
Opportunities... A friend invited me to a taping of a new bible study series Beth Moore is writing. I wasn't allowed to take pictures but it was fun to be part of her audience and see her in action. Wow! She's such a charismatic speaker! And can I just say how pretty she is.
This was a personal message I took away and perhaps you'll take away something different if you do the study. And I only saw one segment -- there were lots more to go! But it was so inspiring and I can't wait to do the study when it's out. If you're interested here's her link. It won't be out till next May but you can at least get sneak peek from her blog!
Switching gears in a major way, some friends and I went to a very different kind of taping the very next night for CMA Music Fest. The festival is in June here in Nashville (will air in September) and they pre-taped Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Aldean. We were there for Kacey, who is adorable and very talented and so young I could be her mother. (My 2 other friends stayed to see Jason but Patti and I were starving and left to eat!)
We watched her sound check (and her performance of course) and I had no idea the amount of work that goes into a song. The band worked on their instruments with the sound crew making changes (louder steel guitar please, turn this down, turn this up, thumbs up!) Lighting people worked on lighting. Camera people shouted about angles and told the crowd (us!) where to be and what to do (don't sing if you don't know the lyrics! act like you're having a ball! dance if you can! don't dance if you have no rhythm!) Then Kacey came out, picked up her guitar, and started practice. Oh and we were right against the stage!! Look for us in September, I'll give you a heads up!! Here's the song:
The song has a cool rhythm and I loved watching everyone work. There's a person for everything. Someone even came out and changed her shoes for her, removed her flats as she stood there at the mic and slipped stilettos onto her feet. Then the makeup artist came to touch her up. More singing, more lights, more singing, more makeup. They taped 5 full segments of the song to edit. I know every word to Blowin' Smoke now. The life of a rising star, wow!
And now (as I exhale), it is time for a road trip.....
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If y'all are still here, thanks for reading;) Happy weekend!!!