Christmas Lights!

This afternoon, my wonderful brother, Jackson, and I put up most of our outdoor Christmas lights. We had such a blast together as we planned out which lights were going to go where. One of the things that we share in common is that we are both HUGE Christmas fanatics. Even during the summer, we love listening to Christmas music! Pretty crazy, huh? We began listening to a teaching by Doug Phillips, but it was soon interrupted by fussy Annemarie, who wanted to watch her Barney show on the iPad we were using😄. We were able to finish it later, though :) .

Here's a few pics of how the outside lights turned out. We're hopefully going to add some reindeer we have hidden away in our carriage house next weekend :) .


New Artist: Lucy Spraggan

This past month, as I was watching some of the UK X-Factor auditions from 2012 on YouTube, I came across a female vocalist named Lucy Spraggan.  She sang an original that was amazing, but I don't recommend that you memorize the song and start singing it around the house :) .  The words aren't necessarily the most appropriate for someone like myself...haha!

"Last night I asked you to marry me, that's when I remembered the brandy"

I won't mention anymore of the lyrics, but I will say that she has a very interesting and admirable writing style :) .  She has a gift for using her words in a way that makes you feel drawn to what she's trying to say!  I must warn you, she does have some other songs that are similar to the song she sang at her X-Factor audition, but she also has quite a few that tell exemplary stories.

Here's one of her originals that actually makes me cry!  I'm not well known for crying over a song, but the words she uses to describe this story make my heart melt!  In another video, she mentions that this song was based on a real couple she met.  I hope you fall in love with this song as much as I did :) .

Tea & Toast