Jul 31, 2008


I know I've said this before. But piano is my new addiction. I don't know what it is but I'm turning myself into a musician. Jared just gave me the sheet music for Come and Listen by David Crowder and in the last two days I've been learning it. Such a beautiful song. The only thing is its a lot of sections that are pretty different. So I can play all the parts now, but its hard putting them all smoothly in a row to sound like a whole song. But its still very very fun. I've definitely caught the bug. I decided recently to learn guitar also. So I've been keeping my dad's electro-acoustic Gibson guitar in my room. I can play How great is our God on it. But thats all so far. =/ It is a very hard instrument to just jump into. It takes a whole lot of getting used to at least. And coordination. I just need to keep at it thats all. I don't know what to learn next though. I always need something to learn, it keeps me going. Any suggestions would be welcome. I was thinking of Landslide by Fleetwood mac because I like that song... but it has a lot of finger picking and I just want chords. Thats all I can do right now.

Jared has a microphone that he uses for recording. We tried it on the piano and it sounds reallllly good, so we want to take a day sometime to record my song. And others of course. We want to learn a song by Sherwood called What Lucy found There. I think its Narnia inspired =) We would record that to if we learn. (Joshua just now informed me that "What Lucy found there" is a chapter name from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe). Also a couple days ago we were jamming in our living room(we brought the drums inside for a little while). We played Love Song by Sarah Bariellis (I don't know how to spell that =P). I was on the Piano, Nathan was on the Drums, and Jared was on the guitar. It was very fun and sounded pretty good.

So that was a very long post... about not very much stuff... but thats ok right?

Jul 28, 2008

It's Beatrix Potters Birthday!!!!!
Beatrix Potter books are such a childhood memory. We have the whole collection and I love them very much. I've tried to decide my favorite, but its hard. I really like The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Both are great. And of course you can't forget our dear Peter Rabbit. Here is a link to the book complete with pictures: http://wiredforbooks.org/kids/beatrix/p1.htm
Have fun with those memories!

Jul 19, 2008


These are the lyrics to a song I wrote. I don't know how I wrote a song, considering my lack of musical knowledge, but it just happened.


Treetop conversations
Share our hearts and watch the world go by
Painting pictures of our life

As the days go by
I see you slowly fade out of view
Pretty pictures
Covered over in black, till you’re a…


Silhouette, you are a
Silhouette, why did you
Run away
Details gone
Where are you, Silhouette?


What a diorama
Now your life’s just pictures on a screen
I’m watching
From a distance

And the days go by
Many figures circling round you
A pretty picture
Who no longer recognizes me, you are a…



Treetop conversations
Just a memory distancing with time
Intimacy ever gone

The days go by
And you wear a smile just to hide
The emptiness inside
And the outline of your silhouette


Jul 13, 2008


Now, you must understand that if someone asked me "Do you play any instruments" I wouldn't tell them "Yes". I don't consider my self a piano player... But this make the following accomplishment all the more special =D

I have fairly mastered The Call - Regina Spektor on the piano! Personally, I think its pretty good. And I don't say that because I think I'm so good at the piano, but because I know that I don't play, and that fact I can do any song at all is pretty cool. So next time you see me in a place with a piano ask me to play it. As of now I'm so infatuated with the fact I can make beautiful sounds on an instrument, that I just keep playing it over and over.

Jul 10, 2008

Top seven songs

This is in response to Hannah's post
Here are my top seven or at least the first seven I thought of to post.

1. Love Song - Sarah Bareilles
2. The Call - Regina Spektor
3. Boys grab your Girls - Always Rushing By
4. Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
5. Dance with my Father - Luther Van Dross
6. For the Moment I feel Faint - Reliant k
7. I'm not who I was - Brandon Heath

There =D

Jul 5, 2008

Collection of Thoughts

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy

Create your own family sticker graphic at pYzam.com

=) There we are (a little bit small...)

Like Hannah said, if you drag it to your desktop and open it you can see it bigger.