Saturday, June 29, 2013

Random

Above is Alli & I at the wedding we played at the beginning of this month.
We were both pretty wiped out from a crazy week, hence the rather tired smiles. 
Plus we got lost on the way to the wedding and ended up arriving quite last minute, which made for not exactly the most relaxed arrival scene. =) 
But we did make it.
and we did play all the music for the wedding.
and we did have a party!
I'm pretty confident it was the first wedding ever to have trumpet voluntary played with guitar. =)
{that's what happens when you use your imagination: classical with a country flair}
If I just had a little more time and a few more Saturdays at home, I think I could start my # ?? self-owned business venture. And it would be providing music for weddings, full time. 
There's no event that's quite as fun to play for as a wedding, people. Weddings are just the best.


One of the biggest blessings in my life right now is my siblings. I love them so much and am so grateful for the time we can spend together on the road.
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I'm currently sitting in the bus, outside of a church in LaCrete, Alberta. 
My mosquito-biten/swollen legs are curled up under me, itching fiercely as usual.
Mapquest says I am 35 hours from home.
35 hours? 
Yes. 
We have been at this church all weekend; we had concerts here last night and tonight and we have one more tomorrow morning. It has been really different as we are used to going from place to place and never staying in one place very long. 
This has been a huge blessing.
The church has wifi, lots of quiet rooms, and a lovely kitchen.
{all wonderful blessings}
Some things about here are different. And then some are SO different.
For example. The sun is currently setting. And its 11:30pm.
My sister awakened to sunrise this morning at the bright and early hour of 3am. 
Seriously!

I've been spending a lot of time in my bunk lately. I get motion sickness quite badly here on the bus, so if we're driving during the day I'm usually in my bunk to avoid headaches and dizziness.
It's made for some great reading & praying time, and lots and lots of thinking time. =)
In my "thinking time", I've been dreaming and scheming about all sorts of ideas for this blog. I can hardly wait to get the ideas rolling and set in motion.
 This blog is gonna get a makeover one of these days! It may not be til I get home later on this summer, though-it all depends on available time and available wifi. =)

Til next time, friends...
have a beautiful Sunday, wherever you are!
-chels

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Look Out World!

above: ingredients for fun....
if you shoot with a can of tannerite as your target...
and you hit it....
you get a lovely big explosion.
yes, very fun!
yours truly shooting an AR15 for the first time=wonderful experience. 
no, its not mine.
{bummer}
I tried to convince my brothers that we need to buy one of these, yes?!
and can you believe it...horrible shot me hit the target and blew it up on shot #1! woot woot! 
I was so excited absolutely ecstatic! 
I almost didn't shoot at all-I did very badly at hunters safety course with my aim 
(early this spring) 
and I didn't want to waste ammo..
but then my younger sis shot and I had to try it out, too.
the smoke and haze following the blast. 
good stuff, yes.
{smile}