Did You Say 2011??

I’m having a hard time conceiving of the notion it’s 2011. I know I say this every year, but where the heck did the last twelve months go??

As far as years go, 2010 was a pretty good one for us.  Taylor saw the most milestones – turning 18, graduating from high school and going to college out of state. The rest of us weren’t without our own landmark events. Katie turned 16 and recently got her driver’s permit. On Thursday Todd finished his run with the company he’d been with and will begin a new adventure in his career on Monday. As for myself, 2010 just maintained the status quo and that was fine with me.

I’m looking forward to seeing what 2011 holds for us, but I’m not in a rush to get there. I’d kind of like to take this year a little slower, please.

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Todd and I went to our neighbors’ house up the street last night and had a great time. It was fun just hanging out with friends and catching up. We seriously have the greatest neighbors/friends. Seriously. Be jealous if you must.

Last night was also Countdown, the annual New Year’s Eve party for both the Junior and Senior high students at church. Taylor played electric guitar and Katie was one of the singers so I ducked out of the party around 11:00 to go watch them.

Here are two of the eight videos I took last night. Both the audio and the visual are lacking, but I think they’re better than nothing. Watch at your own risk, however. I was holding the camera above my head and switching hands when my arm started burning. I also kept forgetting what I was doing and found myself dancing around to the music and sometimes watching the kids instead of the video screen. Just be glad I wasn’t singing out loud.

“Hey, Soul Sister”, lead by Katie, Shannon providing backup and Matt on acoustic guitar:

“In My Head”, lead by Matt, Shannon on keyboard and Taylor playing electric guitar:


  1. Lori on January 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Wow, you must be so proud. They are both so talented. And when the heck did Taylor turn into a man?

  2. Stacey Huntington on January 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    These kids are growing up entirely too fast. So great to see them owning the stage, though. Gosh, in no time it will be my kids. UGH!

  3. gretchen on January 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    So fun! Glad you had a great 2010, and wishing you all the best this year, my friend. Taylor and Katie rocked it!

  4. Dev on January 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The kids did a super job – they are so talented!!! Happy 2011 (I know – it seems so strange, doesn’t it???)

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