Thursday, August 30, 2007

Band Night at the Fair!

Wow, they were awesome!!! Who, you may ask? The Blairsville Bobcat Marching Band, of course!

Our band participated in the annual Band Night at the Indiana County Fair on Tuesday night and they sounded and looked amazing! They are 95 members strong this year with my Jillian being one of about 7 flute players. And, my nephew Kenny is the Drum Major this year! I am so proud of him! He did a wonderful job!

Here he is directing...

I took tons of pictures, but by the time we played it was getting dark and they didn't turn out very well... I'll get a better one of Jilli next time...

Each band gets to perform their half time routine, one by one, and there were 12 bands in all. Then at the very end, they do two combined numbers and get all those kids onto the track and play.... They did an arrangement of Amazing Grace that gave me goosebumps! It was beautiful! Then they did American's We, a march.

I'm so proud of our band!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


These three guys where hiking in the woods when they came to a large creek.
The first guy prays "Lord give me the strangth to make it across this creek"
POOOOF!!!! God gives him huge arms and he swims across the creek.
The second guy prays "Lord give me the strangth and the tools to make it across this creek."
POOOOF!!! God gives him huge arms and a row boat. The guy rows across the creek in 30 minutes.
The third guy prays "Lord give me the strangth and the tools, and the wisdom to make it across this creek."
POOOOF!!! God turns him into a woman who reads the map, hikes 5 minutes down stream and walks across the bridge.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I know, I know, I've been MIA... Missing In Action. I don't know where the time has gone! I was so faithful for about 4 months in posting here, even when we went to Florida! Then the girls and I went to the beach for a few days with my SIL Beth and her daughter, and I let everything slide....

I think it's that end of the summer thing... you know, too many things to do before school starts and not enough time in the day to get it all done. But I'm back and planning to blog up a storm! So watch out!

Let's see... we had a wonderful time at the beach! As I wrote above, Frank's sister Beth and her daughter Breanna went with us to a beach in New Jersey about a week and a half ago. Jillian took two of her friends so she'd have someone to hang around with. We had beautiful weather the entire time and got lots of beach time in, as well as toured the Barnegat Lighthouse. We all climbed the stairs to the very top! Whew, were we tired! lol! But what a beautiful view! I'll post some pictures later tonight when I get home.

After we got back in town, it was rush, rush, rush... Band camp started for Jillian and we have many events coming up. We already had a parade on Friday night for our annual Diamond Days celebration here in Blairsville, then Friday we head to Kennywood Park for a parade there. The next Tuesday is the Indiana County Fair Band Night where the kids will perform, and then the next Friday is our first football game! And mixed in there is the first day of school on Monday, the 27th.

So as you can see, we have a very busy schedule lined up over the next few weeks. I think August was much busier than any other month this summer... hope we make it! lol!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007

They're Home!

The girls are home from Church camp! We went to pick them up yesterday afternoon. They slept the whole way home! lol! They keep them very, very busy while they are there. They both really love going there and can't wait till next year already!

Hubby and I had a really nice weekend at our camper in Titusville with Ray and Lisa (my brother and his wife). It is weird to be camping without the girls! We had a very relaxing weekend and didn't do a whole lot except eat! But that's pretty typical when you go camping :)

The girls and I leave on Friday for a Girls Weekend at the Beach and we can't wait!!! Frank's sister is going with us and my niece Breanna, and two of Jillian's friends, so there will be 7 of us all together. We're looking forward to days spent on the beach and relaxing evenings... I can't wait!!!!

We're going to a small campground outside of Tom's River, NJ. We want to visit the Barnegat Lighthouse while we are there, but other than that, our plans are pretty flexible!