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Shelley Says...

on June 20, 2011

Well, we are finally doing it. Starting our blog. It has long been in deliberation and a state of construction, but we finally have our site at a place that I would consider "blog friendly."  For those of you (all 22) who read my "25 Days of Christmas Blog", this will be much the same. Exciting, ground-breaking news from the ever evolving and ultra fascinating lives of POG. This will be a place where we will daily (well, maybe not on weekends ALL the time) keep you updated on all things personal and professional. We have waited and waited for the internet, twitter, facebook and like to just GO AWAY. We just don't get it. We are 40 something years old and technologically challenged. This is coming from a girl whose daughter asked me just tonight if I knew how to download a Selena Gomez song, (she really already knew the answer) and I said "absolutely not."  It would have to wait until her father got home from golfing. I would say he is the opposite of me when it comes to all things computer...(He is president of the Steve Jobs fan club by the way...)

So, here we go with the first POG BLOG...I hope you're sitting down.

We had a great weekend...but before I get to that...can I name drop for one sec....

We sang the national anthem LAST weekend at the Charity Celebrity Softball Tournament for CMA Musicfest Week.

Our kids got to meet this guy....

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery...such a sweet and humble guy. GOOD FOR HIM is what I say!!!!!! I hope he becomes hugely famous... mostly because he couldn't have been nicer to our kids.

Leigh and I also met Lauren...


I didn't have the heart to tell her she had something on her face.


This weekend.

David and I went to a great showcase Friday night for a new artist named Dara Maclean. She has new song on the radio called "Suitcases". You are going to LOVE her. Make sure you check her out. A seriously great voice but even better heart.

Saturday we got to sing at the Grand Ole Opry. We always love doing this. We sang "Love and Laundry" and of course, "King of the World"  in honor of Father's Day.

Sunday was of course Father's Day. Caroline had this idea that she wanted to do a "scavenger hunt" of sorts for her dad. So we had all sorts of little gifts like pictures, cards, balloons, and cupcakes in different locations, all leading up to the "BIG GIFT".

That is, if you consider the movie Tron in 3D a big gift...

I must mention the favorite cupcakes in Nashville come from a store called Iveycake. And you all KNOW I am total cake snob to the maximum. The gal who owns it (Ivey) is the sweetest thing you will ever meet, and the CUTEST. Pretty sure she's never tasted one of her cupcakes though, if you know what I'm sayin'. Her husband, Mark, used to play bass for us a long time he plays for Carrie Underwood. He really moved up in the sho!

Aaaaaaanway, if you ever come to Nashville, you MUST go visit her and try one of each flavor she offers. My favorite is called the "I Do"...white on white loves!

Father's Day night dinner was all at David's request....steak on the grill, twice baked potatoes from the Pioneer Women's Cookbook, this really good salad called "Crunchy Romaine Toss" sans broccoli-his request, and green bean bundles. We ate with our neighbors...I'm sure you'll hear more about them in the future....but I did want to give Kirsten a big kudos for her green bean bundle contribution. She did very well, especially considering she would rather shove an ice pick in her eye than cook anything....

After dinner, Caroline and neighbor Sarah performed their third installment of their Sunday Night Summer Shows. This is an actual series they have created, and they are very serious about it.

Tonights show was a tribute to Selena Gomez. I'm down with that. I can think of worse role models for sure.

The show was very dance oriented tonight. Sometimes it's singing, or playing instruments...always a surprise. Good memories.

Here they are in their matching show costumes about to make their big reveal...

The little guy in the blue shirt is Ben, Sarah's brother. He usually participates too, but since tonight was a Selena Gomez tribute, he decided to sit this one out. Too hard on his manhood. (Notice the S and G on the porch columns...I told you they were serious.

And yes. That is a TV on our porch...37 inches...husband obsessed with TVs. And Steve Jobs.

So that was our I write the girls are all freshly showered from their dance show and watching a "Good Luck Charlie"...and all is right with the world...

love you guys,


Thank you so much for sharing your music, your voices are beautiful, your words are personal and just for a moment, time stops when I listen to your CD's and it's a good no-brainer time, just enjoying your music. Cute blog (dm)

Hi Ladies!
First, I wanted to share with Denise that I feel exactly the same as you do about Blue Skies. For me, there has always been something so peaceful, joyful, and hopeful about blue skies and sunshine. I used to live in an area up North where we didn't get a lot of sun at all, so I looked at skies of gray often. Its hard to be inspired when that's all you see. It was during my exile in this sunless area, that I discovered Point of Grace and all these wonderful songs. When I heard "Blue Skies" and sang along with it, I realized that Jesus needed to be my "blue skies" no matter what the weather may have been. Today He still is my hope, my dream, my "blue skies". To Shelley, I love that Caroline does this weekly routine. My sister and I also would put on shows for the other neighborhood kids and occasionally allow them tp participate....LOL! We sang and danced and wore great costumes that we put together ourselves. Maybe we missed our calling, hhmm. Anyway, now I have boys and I embarrass them by singing and dancing around them. But its a lot of fun. By the way, we watch "Good Luck Charlie" at our house too. I just love the mom on that show! Haha! Can't wait to hear your new song. Your music has always blessed me so much. God Bless, Ruthie

Good job Shelley!!! It really seems like u girls have A LOT of fun, and ur always busy. :)
I LOVE ur music !!!


Thanks for sharing your family with the fans. My girls like Selena Gomez and POG heck of a combo

Oh...I am soooooo happy to have your blog back!!! It was a high-lite back in December and is now something to look forward to everyday. Thanks so much for doing it again!!!!! Love you guys dearly,
Nicole -xo-

I really thought I would never read a blog from you again! Considering you wrote that "25 Days of Christmas" just for me and 21 more readers, it's an honor! Thanks for sharing, Shelley!!!!!!

I'll keep on sharing your page around here, let's get some more readers this year! ;)

Blessings from Brazil,

Thanks for starting the blog again. Loved the post...can't wait to hear more about what's been going on. Have a wonderful day. :)


I enjoyed reading your blog. Sounds like David had a great Father's Day - dinner and a show. What more could you want. As you said - "all is right with the world". AMEN to that.

Shelley, First, hello from Cherry Valley, Illinois. The UMC youth, thought your concert with Mark Schultz in Freeport last year was fantastic. So did us adults. Anyway, A big high five on the blog, it looks good. Good going and keep it up. Ron & Sherry Gordon Sr

You are always hi-lar! Can't wait to see DJ contributions. She's uber excited about it. She said she'd pay me to do it for her (JK--ha!) Thanks for making me smile today