Saturday, August 28, 2010

Take Me Home Country Cows

It's a story of which dreams are made. You start a band, you work hard, never knowing where it will lead, but secretly praying one day you will have the opportunity to perform for a dancing cow.

I think Chick-Fil-A should give us some free sandwiches for entertaining their cow, don't you? We should start a petition.

This was today at the Firestone Honey Festival. I do declare, that town knows how to do a festival!

Thursday we were privileged to play for a wonderful assisted living center in Greeley. Nice people, very encouraging, and they were given a treat too: The debut full solo performance of our youngest band member.

Oh, gosh, she's cute. I think we'll keep this little cute weapon on minimal use for the moment. There is a fine line between gimmick and a legit family band, and I don't really want to abuse that for her sake or her siblings. The others work their tails off so, while they'll have to live with being upstaged by cute alone eventually, I'm going to let her earn her stripes like the rest of them.

(Yeah, that'll last a week, tops... Ok, I give. Come out to some future performances and we'll throw cute in as a bonus.)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birds, Bands, and Bouncing

We took a little trip down to Colorado Springs today for a Homeschool Resource Fair. Although we were privileged to be asked to perform, it would have been worth the trip anyway. This was a great event, full of exciting opportunities for the homeschoolers in the area. I think the kids' favorite exhibit was the feathered friends.

It was rather noisy in the room, but those Amber Wave kids don't mind. They'll just sing out and pick or saw those strings.
I'm rather impressed the younger two were still standing after the day was over. Bouncing in the air, running, play grounds, and new friends.
After the event we ran by Focus on the Family's Visitor Center so they could burn off even more energy. Yes, somehow they still had some left for slides and exploring Whit's End. While we were there we enjoyed some wonderful conversation with old friends, then joined them for dinner out.

Tomorrow we'll be out for a Streetmosphere gig. The temperature promises to be manageable, thankfully. I think we had our share of 100 degree weather events for the summer.

Happy Pickin'!