Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Our Sterling College Foster daughter, Kadi plays the French Horn for the Sterling Community band. she is here in the middle, licking her lips!
Chris and I left last Saturday for Dodge City, KS for the Rock and Worship Roadshow to see 2 or our favorite Christian bands play. Aw heck, we really went to see Jars of Clay but were fortunate enough to also see the Afters, Matt Maher, and Mercy Me. We got to experience Ambian Lights and Thousand Foot Crutch, some serious metal bands that Collin would like… but were a bit LOUD for Chris and I. If I can close my eyes and plug my ears and still see and hear the concert…it’s too bright and too loud!
We ate at a totally legit Mexican Restaurant (Casa Alvarez) and then proceeded to wait in the Jar’s Premix concert line until 6. Wow was it worth it. I somehow weezeled my way up to the front of the line and we were about 4 ft away from the band in a private little concert for about 50 of us. They sang, “Closer”, “Headphones” and the “Valley”. Then we got to ask questions and then had a meet-the-band line and photo op! Wow! I could have gone home then!
Our concert seats were OK. We were the 2nd section first row. I took no photos of Ambian Light…they had no “jumbo tron” and the teenagers rushed the stage so I could not see a thing!!! I was mad, Chris was mad that I was mad…it was a tough start! Then came the Afters…nice sound, neat songs.
Thousand Foot Crutch: Collin is sprouting his wings of independence and chosing some metal Christian bands like Skillet and Red and even these guys. Their claim to fame in my book is their bass player with amazing hair!!!!!
During the “calmer” bands the “kids” sat down and gave us some peace.
Even as far away as we were imagine my surprise to catch such a fun shot of Matt jumping at the end of “We Will Follow”.
Mercy Me was great too.
I saw them with friend Cristi Gale this fall and they gave a rather watered down, feel good talk about their song “Beautiful” which they totally beefed up tonight to include the J word (Jesus) and redemption! As he said for his dear daughter, you are beautiful and perfect just how you are! In Christ you are a new creation and made for so much more! I did not catch it on a video clip but MAN, can their bass player wail! He sang a descant that brought tears to my eyes! After the concert we had a snack at Appelbees and stayed at the Comfort Inn. Best bed and pillows and clean smelling hotel I’ve seen in a while! I slept GrEaT!
We ended the trip with a cup of coffee from “Cup of Jo`nes” and a long drive back to Sterling! Love ya Christopher! Happy Anniversary!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We have been going to the St. John Music festival since Collin was in 6th grade for piano. Now he goes for piano, band and choir and Erin does as well. They both had ensemble pieces they did: Collin Low brass (they got a 1), Erin was in a Flute Trio which also got a 1. Sterling does so well at these events. They also did full band and choir and Boys / Girl’s ensembles. It is so fun watching them grow and mature in different settings.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The builders got the siding on and 2 of the doors. It is getting very exciting as Chris continues planning for floors, lighting etc. We also still need the rolling doors. We got a break as the work team goes to Strong City to work on a building for a bit.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Erin has finally decided that shoes can be cool! I was buying running shoes and she “fell in love” with these Nike’s. We waited until the right time and then they were ours! Well, her’s but since she is so anti-shopping it was exciting to see!
Through the night the storm started! Hans was supposed to go with the 5th grade class to Wichita to the Starbase program, but that was cancelled when snow and high winds started through the night. The call did not come in until just after 6 a.m. making me nervous! Then school got out at 12:30 whoo hooo!
We braved the very cold for some time playing in the snow. It was very cold and Abby and I were the first to go in. I think it was –11 F with the windchill. The snow was very dry so it just fluffed when Erin threw it.
Abby and I were the first to go in. She was heading toward the house and when i called to her, she turned and kind of smiled sheepishly as if to say, “I’m old and it’s very cold.” Normally she would never leave the kids out alone in the snow!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Here’s another shot of the shop from today 2/7/11 We have some siding and sheet metal!