Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Eviee

Happy First Birthday
My Sweet Little Angel Girl!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feeling My Parents Close by..

Have you ever felt a love one so close by you almost think(wish) you could reach out a touch them?
I have been missing my parents more then words can express. As we approach the anniversary of Dad's passing I find myself more emotional and bit unstable.. I had a lot of time in Park City this week to reflect on a lot of things and shed a lot of tears for my Dad, Mom and myself. This morning as I was leaving to come home this song was on the radio..You are loved (Don't give up) I am sure I have heard it before but today I REALLY heard it. Josh Groban sings it so I took it as a song from Mom sent to me to help get through these next few weeks..
I added it to my playlist. So turn up your speakers
and take a listen. I am sure it has a message
for all of us!
"You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)"
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy
I will lift it for you
Don't give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I will break it for you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
Don't give up
It's just the hurt that you hide
When you're lost inside
I will be there to find you
Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I will shine to guide you
Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
You are loved
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
Don't give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Benefit Concert for Paul Cardall

I am a big believer in Paying it Forward and I think this is a great Benefit! Paul is a Heart Buddy of my nephew Bryson's.

MONDAY, APRIL 6TH. Kurt Bestor, Peter Breinholt, and Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, along with other talented artists will perform a benefit concert for Cardall on Monday, April 6 at Cottonwood High School. The “Living for Eden Concert,” so named in honor of Cardall’s 3-year-old daughter, will get underway at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will precede the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“It is a rare opportunity to see these three popular artists on a single stage,” said Jeremy Barron of the Baron Group, another friend of Cardall’s who is producing the concert. “I have produced a lot of concerts, some of which have been benefits. Never has a concert hit so closely to home as this benefit concert. Paul has helped a lot of people through his music, benefit events and work with other musicians. I think I can speak for all of us involved when I say that we are honored and excited to help one of our own."
Cardall, who was born 35 years ago with a severe congenital heart defect, has been on the waiting list for a heart transplant since last August. He has been limited in his ability to support his family and to meet escalating medical expenses during his prolonged illness. Seeing their friend’s condition, Cardall’s colleagues decided to do what they do best – make music and use their talents to benefit Paul, his wife Lynnette and their daughter Eden.
“Each of us wanted to do something to benefit Paul,” said Peter Breinholt. “Coming together as we are is our way of paying tribute to, as well as helping, one of our own. A hundred percent of the proceeds will go to help Paul with his mounting expenses.”"I’ve known Paul for many years,” said Ryan Shupe, “and we are honored and excited to help him in his time of need, not to mention we get to share the stage with some other incredible musicians. It’s going to be a great night!"Tickets for the concert are available online at beginning Wednesday, March 11th and they can also be purchased at the door the day of the concert. The cost will be $12.00 per person, while those buying groups of five or more tickets can get them at $10.00 each.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Drama Queen's Brother!!

The Drama Queens Brother!
By: Natalie Quinney

You were born, late at night,
on a cold Autumn evening.
I was almost 6,
As I boldly told the nurse.
Momma glared at my tiny white lie,
Do you remember that?

One year later, you begin to walk.
You followed me around like I meant the world to you.
I'd turn around and chase and giggle
and wrestle you to the ground,
Momma glared at my roughness,
Do you remember that?

Oh man! When you were four,
Your sister and I would paint your nails and dress you up in pretty pink dresses.
We'd dance and sing, the three of us.
Daddy glared at me for treating a boy like a girl.
Do you remember that?

I taught you how to ride a bike.
Not realizing the monster I would create.
Then you could torment the neighbors on wheels.
We built jumps, and destroyed things.
The mud was a blast.
Daddy glared at me for letting you get dirty.
Do you remember that?

You started playing football,
grew tough and tall.
You practiced your tackles on your siblings, the poor innocent, hopeless sisters.
Momma glared at your brutality.
Do you remember that?

I love to sit and watch you,
create and be yourself.
Your room is a mess, your head is hard.
But your passion runs deep.
An animal isn't an animal, its more like a friend.
Revenge is an internal drive,
Someone to love is everything,
And the adventure is always something to find.
Momma smiles at how much we are alike.
Do you remember that?
Natalie wrote this and I just had to share!
She is a great writer!