Monday, June 21, 2010

I just have to ...

... finally show off my Julia.  For those of you who don't know me in "real life" sure know Julia from my stories I tell on here.  The rest of you, family and friends,  well, you just know who and how she has grown to be what she is today.  Since my family and friends are all over the place and we don't get to see everyone as much as we like, some of you we haven't seen in oh so many years,  I thought, I'd share something with you right now, right here...

Julia went to the University of Georgia Music Institute a couple of weeks ago, where she stayed for four days and learned what you are about to see and hear.   For those of you who don't know, or don't remember, Julia plays the viola.  She is in 9th grade, actually, after the summer, she will be in 10th grade (another gray hair just popped up..ggrrr).  She auditioned in the form of a recorded music CD (thanks to friends of Julia's grandma who have a music studio and made the audition CD happen) for this camp and originally was denied as she was too young for a new member.  Julia went for the seating audition for the music camp instead, where she was placed in the higher orchestra, so the director of the music institute told Lewis on the phone.   Long story short, she made it into the Chambers Orchestra of the Institute after all, where they created a third chair just for her; usually they are limited to two chairs.   Family members will receive a DVD upon request, which Lewis put together... but I wanted to share some of her music already via this medium and for that, Lewis created the following videos (and those are very different then what he'd done with the DVD).   Now my warning:  Lewis put it into 3 youtube videos all of somewhere around 9 minutes, so you may want to fluff up your pillow before viewing ;-)

Get your pop corn ready, turn up those speakers, lean  back  and enjoy !!!  Hugs and kisses and all that fine stuff ;-)

Monday, June 7, 2010


Good morning, my fine friends... Just wanted to let you all know, I am still alive and kickin' ;-)   I know I haven't shown my silly face on any of your pages, haven't read any of your posts.  I will make my rounds, I always do, I just don't know exactly when.  I've gotten  myself into too many things and I guess, this site here had to suffer.

Since last time, Jenny has graduated and started college even before she was finished with High School.  She is doing pretty well with the ole college thing.  She decided that she wants to do one year of college here before going to Hawaii where she had been accepted, whoo hoo.  Julia is off to music camp now.  I am telling you, my girls are growing up way too fast on me. Oh yes, and I changed my hair color (yesterday)

The ancestry study is going really well.  I have uncovered oh so many things.  I have learned that two family members were executed in the Salem Witch trials, some fought in various Indian wars, some fought in the Revolutionary war, a lot fought in the Civil war.  This is quite the trip.  While my own blood line still remains at seven people.

So, now it's your turn... tell me.. how have you all been?  What's new with you?    Tons of kisses... Liane :-)