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Ho ho ho.

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Been real busy this month! Biggest thing was probably wrapping up my next-to-last semester of college. One more semester, and then I’ll be done forever. πŸ™‚ I’ve been enjoying this past week of not having to go to school in the evenings. It’s nice to be able to relax with Jenn, eat dinner at a normal time, and just generally not having a whole lot to do. Makes me look forward to being done with school even more.

Can’t believe Christmas is just over a week away. We had our Christmas program at church last Saturday. Jenn had an awesome solo right at the beginning, when the choir sang “Joy To The World.” Erin and Kevin had an amazing duet during “Ring The Bells,” which made Jenn and me even more impossibly excited about having them sing at our wedding. Click on the picture below if you’d like to see all the pictures I took:

We had the choir Christmas party at church last night. We watched the DVD of the Christmas program, ate several different varieties of cheese log (Jenn’s is SO my favorite), and then went caroling through the neighborhood behind the church, which was cold but quite fun! The only part I was sad about was the party was basically over soon as we got back. I wish we could have all sat around just a little bit longer and had some laughs. Though we did get to have plenty of that at our Refuge Christmas party, which was a total blastie blast.

Once I’m done here at work today, I’m heading up to the FLC at church to help Matt setup his blog that he wants to start. I tried to convince him that if he wanted to connect with his Youth, he needed to call it “Kilo 4 Christ” (his last name is Killough). But he said that was a loser name. Hey, if the shoe fits. O SNAP. Anyhoo, after that, Jenn and I are going to ol’ Arlington High School to see their Christmas orchestra concert. I am SO excited we’re going, I haven’t been to my old high school in several years. And the Symphony orchestra does Sleigh Ride every Christmas, so I can’t wait to see that again. The memories, they will be a-floodin’ back into my noggin, I tell you what.

Can’t wait for Christmas Eve/Day. Jenn and I are going with my family down to West to see my grandparents on Christmas Eve. Then we gotta fly back here pretty quick after lunch so we can get ready for the Christmas Eve service at church, because Jenn and I (with the assistance of the epically talented Dr. Gordon Page) will be doing “O Holy Night.” I am very excited about that, I haven’t played a candlelight service in several years, at least not since I was going to St. Andrew’s UMC. Anyway, once all that’s done, we’ll spend Christmas day with Jenn’s family, which is always a treat. πŸ™‚

So what are your plans for Christmas? Got anything big planned, or are you just staying home for the holidays?



April 6, 2009 Leave a comment

I can’t even begin to tell you how exhausted I am.

It’s a good exhaustion, I suppose. This weekend was awesome. Friday night, Jenn and I did nothing more than go out to eat for dinner. Spent the rest of the evening relaxing at home doing nothing. Then on Saturday morning, we got up nice and early and reported to the church for Loving Grand Prairie, which is a program where we are assigned houses that are in dire need of yard work, painting, etc.. Refuge had a pretty good turnout: Me, Jenn, Misty, Erin, Joe, Brandon, Laura, and Matt. We were assigned two houses in the Dalworth area that needed all sorts of landscaping work done, and we blew through it all in a couple hours. It was a lot of fun!

We went to a park afterward where the city was hosting a picnic for the volunteers. Chowed down on some hot dogs and relaxed for a bit. Soon as we finished eating, though, I had to head back to the church for orchestra/choir rehearsal. We worked on the Easter music for two stinkin’ hours. Wore. Me. Out. But I guess it paid off in the end, because we sounded excellent during the performance on Sunday.

This weekend coming up should prove to be just as busy. I’m performing a duet with the one and only Dr. Gordon Page for the Good Friday evening service, plus I have a little solo as part of the program. Then, on Saturday, I have to drive up to Frisco. I was asked by my friend who works for LEGO if I would get the local AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) club together to build models for the new LEGO Store opening there. Should be a lot of fun building that stuff, but the drive up there is gonna suck a little. Plus, I think we’re having an orchestra rehearsal at 1:00 that day, so I may have to cut out early (the meeting starts at 11:00). I’m okay with that.

AND THEEENNNN…….. Sunday brings us two Easter celebration services, including one at 8:15. … Yuck. But on the bright side, I get to play that Casting Crowns piece with Gordon two times, so I can’t complain too much. πŸ™‚

I’m kind of sad that I’m thinking about all this and getting even more tired. It’s only Monday, I’ve got a full week of work and school ahead of me, and I’ve got all this stuff going on next week. Oh wait, now that I think about it, I have Good Friday off. Maybe I’ll be able to catch a nap that day. HAH.

Photo Booth Shot of the Day:

I so sleepy.  :-(

I so sleepy. 😦