This is us on the last day of the SPBGMA contest! Photo taken by our friend Andy from Minnesota! Thanks Andy! We were 12 place in all 3 rounds, but hey that is consistant huh? Men of the Week beat us! congratulations to them. The band that won is Brand New Strings. They were really really good.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
This car even had a gun behind each front seat for the back seat folks if they needed one! This is Webb Pierce's car. He paid $20,000 to have it custom made to his liking! He had great taste.... neat car! If you click on the picture it will make it bigger for you to read.
This is Landon's dream car! He loved it. The knobs on the radio, wipers, lights and what everelse needed a knob where horse heads. Down the sides of the back over the back tires was a long rifle of chrome. Horses on the back bumper and this is the inside. Silver dollars covered the dash.
These are the music record vaults that are in the music hall of fame. Three stories of Vault. The vault that had the old records are being converted to digital format and saved on cd's. What a job huh? The pictures are hard to see but we couldn't use the flash while we were in there. Sorry!
This was the gold record walls it was 3 stories worth, plus there were two other full walls on two floors. There were all kinds of things in there but I think what we enjoyed most was the TV clips movie. We sat and watched that for about 30 minutes.
If you are like we are at home, you don't see many if any bluegrass cd's in the stores. This store had huge amounts of bluegrass music. One full section (the section Levi is looking at) of just bluegrass. We spent quite a bit of time in there. The pictures around the top of the store were really a history lesson too. Awesome store!
We bought Len's dobro here two years ago. It is a really neat store right on BROADWAY in Nashville. We ventured a little way down the street. There was one guy standing there with his guitar case open and a few dollars in it. He was strumming a guitar and blowing on a harmonica. He had his dog tied to his foot. I didn't have a dollar or I would have put it in! I don't have any money I have kids! That guy didn't have any money he had a dog! haha
SAFE and on the ground! Thank you Jesus. Oh man that flying... we had to sit at the back of the plane, I am talking the back seat of the plane. This man sat on the window side, then me, then Len, everytime the plane jumped from side to side I got squished! If I would have known those little bags were in the seat back in front of me I might have used them! haha! Levi was about to roll in the isle laughing at my pretty new face color of whitish green! Wow! when I left the plane I told the pilot that was not fun! He told me he didn't think it was fun either.
This picture was taken out of the window of the airplane on the way to Nashville, TN for the SPBGMA convention. It never ceases to amaze me when you can get a picture of the clouds like this. Scares me a little (ok a lot) when you start landing and all you can see is clouds too! Let me tell you I am not much of a "flyer" I like to have my feet on the ground. I am thinking about hitch hiking home!!! It was really rough at Nashville and we had to circle around for about 20 minutes, which happened to be 30 minutes longer than I wanted to be in the plane! And to think... I was starting to think it was cool to fly just minutes before this! However, hitch hiking is looking good now.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This past week we lost a friend to a car wreck. Attending a funeral is always hard, and makes you appreciate your life when you walk out, but attending a funeral for a young lady with so much life left makes you start looking into your life to see what it needs. What are you taking for granted? Perhaps the sunset every night or the sunrise each day. Have you ever thought about a day with out that? There are plenty of simple pleasures in life that we take for granted. Start looking around to notice them. One thing I want you to look at and NOT take for granted is that those around you know Jesus! How terrible it would be to walk out of their funeral knowing they were not saved and going to Heaven. Have you given this any thought or have you just taken it for granted? You never know when a life might end and if you can help to make sure that life isn't "lost" to Jesus, do it! Romans 10:9&10 HEY!!! Hug your kids, tell them you love them, hug your family, tell them you love them and make all the wrongs you can right! !!!***Don't take things for granted***!!!