Monday, October 01, 2007

Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival

I was excited but a little apprehensive about going this year. The last time I went was 5 years ago. James and I had just gotten engaged after dating for 4 months and we were off to camp with my dad for the weekend. This time, James and I decided to go for the full 5 day festival.
James and Bekah

My friend from my band, Doug, had set us up with a group he knew. We didn't know anybody but being invited to be apart of the group was a big deal. This meant someone held a tent site for us, saved a parking spot and communal meals meant not having to pack much food!

When night came, our camp was a prime area for all night jam sessions.
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By day, our campsite was calm and relaxing. Or rather everyone was trying to cure their hangovers so they could start fresh by nightfall!
Our Camp

We heard some really great bands. There are mainstages where the bigger artists play. We saw The Greencards a time or two but the best music were on the stages in the campgrounds.

Stage 7 Highwater String Band

My band got in some good practice time and I even managed to fight may way to get a spot on stage 7, despite how sick I was! I was so ready to go home early. Having the opportunity to play stage 7 meant abandoning all sense of reason! I had had a fever all morning, I didn't have enough clothes to keep warm and the weather was cold and yucky. By the evening when it came our turn to play, the sun was coming out and we were glowing!

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The Other Side

Saturday, August 25, 2007

To Uncle Charlie

I can't seem to figure out how to insert pictures into my gmail messages so I thought I would roll with this to give you a visual update on my new place. I haven't updated my blog since September 2006 so no one else may see this but if they do, they'll get to see how special you are that you get you own blog entry to read! Super Cool!

This is the entry way. We live in a huge old house in the historic area of downtown Lawrence. However, it is split into two apartments, which is actually a real luxury because most of the old houses have been split into at least four apartments. So, this is a picture of James helping move the washer/dryer unit up the stairs which gets narrower it goes up!


This is the hallway at the top of those stairs.


The living room (and my dear friend Julie)!

our living room

The won't be purple for long!

the bathroom

Hannah cleaning our kitchen.


James in the living room after we crammed everything into the apartment from our old apartment and from my parent's house. I'm officially moved out of my parents grown up!


Hannah and Blue in my new bedroom!

Hannah and Blue

Galen, showin off his guns in my room!


I guess it's only fair to show off Hannah's muscles too!


Now this is where it get exciting. Even though it is a rental property, we are settling down in this space for a while and the landlord has given us the ok for us to fix up the place...which we ARE! It was left in pretty bad shape but the girl who lived there before had fixed it up from where it was before she moved in. We are trying to do it right and repair EVERYTHING that is damaged are broken. The walls are plaster which makes things challenging!

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These pictures are of the second bedroom which is already complete and beatiful but unfortunately I don't have any pictures yet. We are going to use this as our project room for art, music, etc.

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Check out that hair!!!

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This is mom and dad when they came to help out...we decided margaritas sounded more appealing. I always end up with a hangover after I go out with them!

Dad and Mom

And lastly, here is Blue out on the front porch. You can't really get a sense for how nice it is but that is all I have uploaded to far.


Hope you enjoyed this little journey...stay tuned and the story unfolds!