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We have had a tremendous time with our family and friends over this Thanksgiving break. I hope you all did too.

Sunday morning, I surprised May May with tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. WE loved it!!! Still one of the best shows around!!

Monday was back to school... Darby had her FIRST book report due on Monday. She had to dress the part and present her report. I was so proud of her. I remember my Mom staying up as late as necessary to help me "finish" many a reports. Darby's report was on Sacagawea. I learned so much about this young lady.

A Happy Birthday to my nephew Christian!!! Today he is 15 years old!!! Happy Birthday Christian. We celebrated with an ice cream cake (his favorite) in the shape of a football. We loved having him here. Our house felt complete with an "older brother" in the mix. Darby will miss him dearly.

We are in full swing with Christmas rehearsals too. Yesterday we got started... It's going to be another fantastic time. Our band is blazing!!! Hope you will come out and see us, we would love you to bring the whole family.

After our rehearsal yesterday we joined our friend Amy Grant for the annual 'Lighting of the Green' at Lipscomb University. A beautiful evening... Nashville is filled with incredible musicians - some names you will never know - yet extremely talented! The talent was so fantastic we went to the bathroom to rehearse just a few minutes more. When you are with Amy Grant, always put your best foot forward. We loved meeting new friends and seeing our old ones too..I am definitely in the Christmas spirit. I have some pictures of the evening...

If you are anything like me, this is a very busy time - let's try together to take mental pictures of the great moments and delete the others that cause us to be anxious. Happy November 30th!!!

many blessings, leigh cappillino

Thanskgiving At The Cappillino Lodge:

Well, I didn't get to go to Beaver Creek for Thanksgiving but I did get to visit the Cappillino Lodge:) Since we usually don't go to Oklahoma for Christmas, Leigh was gracious enough to ask us over for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful weekend here in Tennessee and we thoroughly enjoyed cooking, eating, football, and eating again. Plus getting out the Christmas decorations. Leigh really outdid herself, so I have to brag on her decorating skills. She totally got me motivated to finish decorating my house.

The food was delicious if I do say so myself. Here is Dana carving up the Turkey. I just realized we forgot to do the wishbone. Oh well.

And Leigh tossing the salad.

Oh my goodness, I have to show you the cake that Leigh's neighbor Peggy made. Yes, it was on the cover of Southern Living. Chocolate Gingerbread cake!!!! HELLO. I would never attempt this, but it was awesome.

While we were preparing lunch, we sent the kids outside for a little basketball. Spence, Price, Darby, and Darby's cousin Christian. Poor Darby probably felt a little ganged up on, but she is starting to really become a good basketball player.

Our Thanksgiving morning started at 9:00 a.m. at a Father/Son flag football game. What could be better than that? The boys had a great time running their "OLD DADS" around the field. I'm not sure Stu has quite recovered yet. haha

Here's Price catching a pass looking into the sun for a touch down.

Well, I gotta run to Christmas rehearsals. I hope you come to our show somewhere. I have this strange feeling that it's going to be a really special tour. If you know anyone having a hard time this season, make sure you bring them out.

Love,
Denise

Hope Week - $7.97 CD Sale

Music awakens hope… and in this week of Advent, we are celebrating with $7.97 CD’s in the online store. Pick up a copy for yourself and one for a friend to spread hope this Christmas season!

CLICK HERE to go to the online store.

*Cannot be combined with other offers. Standard shipping orders must be placed by 12/15 to arrive by Christmas. Individual physical CD’s only. NOT VALID on digital or vinyl albums or bundles. Offer valid 11/29/11-12/3/11.

Cyber Monday Sale

It’s Cyber Monday and we are joining the fun! Get t-shirts for $12, Christmas bundles for $14.99, and CD’s for $7.97. Start your Christmas shopping and visit the online store before this sale goes away!

CLICK HERE to go to the online store.

*Offer valid 11/28/11 ONLY. Cannot be combined with other offers. Sale ends Midnight CST 11/29/11. Standard shipping orders must be placed by 12/15 to arrive by Christmas.

Shelley Says...

My Thanksgiving

I have always loved Thanksgiving for obvious reasons- the food- and usually we stay home and have a bunch of people over for the day. I do love cooking, and always make about one million sides for the big meal. This year, my sister Robyn had the idea of taking a trip somewhere. She researched it a little and found a great hotel right outside of Beaver Creek, Colorado. We ended up booking it, and my whole side of the family spent the holiday there.

I'm ruined forever.

As much as I love cooking- I love being waited on more.

Oh, and I'm an awesome skier now, too.

Not.

Here are a few of the many pics I took of the weekend.

I wish I had the one of Dave and I in the hot tub with all the snow in the background. It was so awesome it makes my stomach hurt!! BUT, I think it's on my dad's camera...

This is on our first night there. Caroline REALLY wanted to go ice skating, and she LOVED it. We went three times total, and now she says she wants white ice skates for Christmas.

As for me, I sat on this ledge more than I skated. I can get around ok, but that's about it. I'm not doing any twirls- that's for sure. It cost about 18 bucks for adults to skate, so I figured I paid about 3 bucks every time I circled the rink.

Here is my mom and dad right before we went to eat Thanksgiving Dinner. You know, we got one big plate of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc. and it was actually enough...who knew?? Anyway, they're such a snazzy young looking couple.

Of course we had to get dessert. Robyn ordered some sort of apple dessert. A definite "A" for presentation, but we were disappointed because it wasn't hot. You don't have cold apple desserts. No, no, no...come on Wolfgang...

I decided to go with the deep fried pumpkin fritters, it being Thanksgiving and all. All I can say is, I had to bite my tongue to keep from asking for a larger portion in a big bowl.

PS They were served with sage ice cream. Sounds weird but SOOOOO good.

Here we are on the first day we went skiing. I think I look pretty good in my ski clothes. Fairly legit. That's where it ends though...the bunnies were my friends.

Here is me, Dave, Caroline, my bro-in-law Kyle, Robyn and my nephew, Grant. My ski skills need another 20 hours of private training. I wish I hadn't loved it so much because it costs one million dollars to do. Meanwhile, the kids were awesome. They are ADORABLE doing it. Caroline was so great, she even got poles the second day. I should have turned mine in. I would have less bruises as I type this.

I actually love this pic. We took it yesterday morning right before we left to head back. I'm sure my sister would like me to tell you she just got back from the work-out room. She was worried about her hair, but I think she looks pretty good. When you're skinny who cares about your hair? OK, seriously, isn't Davis so cute. He was a little young to ski this year, but he is happiest on "Boppa's" lap anyway...I'm actually surprised he's not sitting there in this pic.

Here is his usual position. You know my dad just hates it... (Sorry there is a beer in this pic. I have no idea who that person is.)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving however you spent it. We are excited to finish preparing for our Christmas tour and we will hopefully see you on the road really soon!!

Monday blessings to you!!
Shelley