It's been weeks of prep and planning, and today was the day - our Fireside Concert!
Last night, all the furniture in our living room was cleared, and rearranged with rows of chairs and our sound system by the window.
This morning, we had a final soundcheck, shovelled the front walk, and put on the apple cider.
This afternoon, the house was filled with happy, smiling people, ready for an afternoon of music and stories by the fire.
I'm so happy with the day! We had people who know us well, and people who've never heard our music before. We debuted several new songs, and created new arrangements of old favourites. We had some great sing-along moments, and the puppies were thrilled to have so many people ready to cuddle them.
We weren't able to get video, but we've got some photos, and maybe a bit of audio. I've also written a draft of an article to help other artists self-produce their own house concerts. I'll share what I've got next week, but tonight, we're just sitting in the calm of the evening...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Seven years ago, Gerald and I gathered with friends and family to start our greatest adventure ever: becoming husband and wife.
One of my favourite shots!
Montreal, QC - from our East Coast Tour 2011
Today, I'm flooded with memories of that week, and of the past seven years.
It's flown by, and at the same time, I'm amazed at all we've done in that time:
- lived in Nashville for 3 years
- recorded 4 CDs
- written hundreds of songs
- started Infinitely More
- traveled and toured in 6 provinces and 3 states
- survived an insanely dangerous car crash
- adopted 2 beautiful puppies
- spent countless hours laughing, chatting, and loving our family & friends
This afternoon, we'll stand in the exact spot where we exchanged vows, and we'll lead our Gathering community in worship. How awesome is that? God's plan for our lives never fails to surprise, delightful, and overwhelm me.
Today, I'm so thankful for everyone who has been a part of our journey - family, friends, mentors, musicians, colleagues, pastors, congregations, and everyone who has ever read a blog post, attended our concert, downloaded our music, or watched our videos. We love you!!!
To read the story of how we met,
please check out this LINK.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
We were recently asked to share the story of how we met for SGMRadio.com
They've included our story in an article featuring the love stories of different Gospel artists.
Click HERE to read how the perfect voice mail became the start of our love story...
Having fun on our Infinitely More CD photo shoot last summer.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
It's been less than a week since we returned home from Break Forth. I really wish we'd had three or four days just to sit, review our notes, and reflect on our experiences. Instead, we arrived home in the middle of the night (literally!), did a huge load of laundry, and got right back to work Wednesday morning.
So, instead, I'm sneaking in my reflections -
a thought here,
a memory there...
Today, I went through all our photos of the weekend.
I've put them together to give you a sense of what we experienced.
Singing in the hallway of the Shaw Centre...