Wednesday, March 20, 2013


This week we went back into the studio to start working on a new album! Here are a few snapshots…








Our recording engineer, hard at work Smile







On Stage…sorta

Well, I had intended to do a post on our recent concert at the SW Mississippi Forestry Awards Banquet, but (as usual when I plan something ahead of time)… due to random unforeseen events, there was no one available to take pictures while we were on stage. So that was awesome. Instead we have shots of set up, sound check, and tearing down….
The usual configuration of one person tuning, other people setting up equipment, and *some people* standing around. Ahem!
Jacob working on sound
“The List'”… it’s like an external memory and typically located on the floor at our feet… hey, whatever works. Smile
Did I just say something about some people standing around?! Winking smile
Yes, we have frequently been told that we closely resemble the Darlings… straight faces, and all that.
This was during the dinner and speeches that followed our music. Thanks for the great food, y’all!
Someday I’m going to write a book about all the random stuff that happens in our diversified family, mostly involving concerts… you know, stuff  like leaving instruments at home, getting halfway through a set before realizing some kid had messed with our sound board and we were majorly hurting the audience’s ears and our reputation, being compared to people like the afore mentioned Darlings, the von Trapps, Loretta Lynn, and Randy Travis, Lana flat ironing her hair in two minutes in a church bathroom on a particularly hectic morning, and people *mistakenly* assuming that two of our older kids were a couple and that our youngest was their child… memories, that’s for sure! Smile
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 11, 2013

A little more progress…

So I did it! (I’m Allison, not Lana this time)  After Lana began painting our living room four years ago, she left all the rest of the ugly rooms to me. (thanks, Lan!) Anyway, although it took a very long time, I finally painted the last room- the bathroom no one ever sees! Paint makes a big difference all by itself, although there’s still more to do. Here are a few pics:

Before…                       and  After!!

In progress
Multi-tasking :) Coffee is always appropriate!

It’s so gratifying to look at a finished job!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Random moments

Greetings to everyone! Here are some snapshots taken at random moments of our life recently....

Adorable little cousin (one of many!) at a family party :)

Football with friends

Papaw and Daddy, overseeing a work project.

Jonah built the coolest indoor tent for the little boys...

...they loved it!

Jacob brushing up on his cowboy skills :)

On stage in Denham Springs, LA

We are staying busy with life as usual (if there is a usual)... God continues to bless us way more than we deserve and we are grateful for His blessings! May He shower them on each of you as well!