Join Point of Grace for The Message Live at Fontantel featuring great food, uplifting music, and an up close and personal experience for the artist as well as the audience. Set in the new state-of-the-art, Studio Gallery at Fontanel, each and every Sunday, 200 guests will enjoy a different contemporary Christian artist along with a down home Tennessee brunch.
Point of Grace will perform in a stripped down/acoustic setting sharing the stories behind the songs and then spend time meeting those that attend, making every seat a VIP experience.
The Message Live at Fontanel is for guests of all ages. We invite you to come spend your Sunday afternoon with us – tour the beautiful grounds, eat some amazing home-cooked food and leave entertained and encouraged!
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The very day we were in Clarksville, Tn. (see Shelley's blog below)... Darby was having her SOD recital - (School of Dance) in Franklin, Tn. Dana and I got to see the dress rehearsal the day before (thank goodness) and we were just blown away with Darb's rhythmic abilities. She loves to dance but this is the first time Darby has ever taken a hip hop class. Every Monday throughout the summer she learned how to pop, lock and even break dance.
Darby is getting ready - Stretching is very important before each class. This is also very important for us older woman before exercising too.
The hip hop dance team came in ready for action... Darby is in the center, front row. - Rock it out girl!!!
The break dancing part freaked me out... Darby would practice at home standing on her head with the support of her elbow - YEAH right!! Take a look at the attempt... so hilarious!!
The big finale was all of the classes coming out and taking a bow. It was so sweet and a wonderful way to spend our Monday evenings this summer. Darby had a blast and her teacher Holly was soooooooooooooooooooo adorable. Thanks to Holly and Cassidy for a great job!!
We have enjoyed some beautiful evenings here in Franklin, Tn. Believe it or not the last few nights have been cool and perfect for our after dinner walks. Last night was about 70 awesome degrees and Sunday evening was spent outside with friends and some vanilla ice-cream with sprinkles. (That's right... I am now a pro at Homemade ice-cream - I love that machine!!!).
Hope you are enjoying some family walks, some homemade ice-cream, and maybe a dance or two - it's "how you live".
Make it count, leigh cappillino
We got to do something really great this past weekend! The three of us girls and Dana, our guitar player drove to Clarksville, TN to sing for a sweet group of ladies. We just love all women audiences! We're all the same! We are just happy to be out of the house and doing something other than laundry, amen??
The event was a Mother/Daughter tea to raise money and awareness for the Hope Pregnancy Center and their Mom2Mom program in Clarksville. These women are making such great strides to give girls that find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situations a REAL choice. Sharing the love of Jesus and teaching these women and girls how to love their children is such an important job. I am grateful for the tireless women in Clarksville who make this center a reality everyday.
Each of the tables at the tea had a theme and were decorated by the women who sponsored the tables. There were so many cute ones-Martha Stewart would have been proud...
I was so mad at myself because I forgot to take photos of the tables, and by the time I remembered, this was the only one still up...
Seems to be a butterfly/insect theme. So cute...
Those tall glasses kinda look like beer glasses from a pub, but I assure you they were not! hahaha
I took photos of the women from the stage and told them all to read my world-wide blog on Tuesday and they would see themselves! So here it goes!
I told them to look excited like we were really rockin' it out. They did a good job. We were one step away from a mosh pit. (Is that how you spell mosh? I have no idea. Lord.)
Here is the second photo...
aaaaaand the last group....I hope I got everyone in. I promised!!!! If you are from Clarksville and are reading this please comment below...I want to know if you guys listened and obeyed! hahaha
We got home right around supper time, so we had a POG family dinner at our local Mexican restaurant with all the kids...so really, couldn't have asked for a better day.
Speaking of the kids...today was Caroline's first day of for school-third grade. She looked SO CUTE. I cannot even take it.
Look at her shoes...aren't they so grown up? No more sparkly Sketchers for her. NO SIR...we are wearing Sperry's my friend. Like the 4TH GRADERS!!
I couldn't believe it when those were what she picked out. Notice the "friendship" ankle bracelet made of thread on the outside of her sock. Awesome!
She's so pretty. Look at that face and those pigtails. SO CUUUUUUUTE.
I'm starting her in pageants. Toddlers and Tiaras.
She can play Mario Kart on wii for her talent.
have a great day everyone!
Love and smiles,
PS kidding about T and Tiaras. Maybe.
Today's devotional is really for the teen girls in your life, but I think everyone can get something out of it. We are so excited about our upcoming Girls of Grace conferences! Please check out the dates and ticket info HERE!!
What does it mean to honor your parents? In the context of Exodus 20:12, "Honor your father and your mother" means to hold them in high esteem and respect. That means being a big enough person to accept what your parents say and obey them whether you agree or not. (Yikes, that's a hard one sometimes!) It's especially hard when they say no to something you REALLY want to do. I remember when I was in the seventh grade, my parents wouldn't let me go to 8 Wheels Skating Rink. It was the ONLY place for the COOL kids to be on Friday nights. Oddly enough, my mom and dad didn't think a seventh grade girl should be dropped off by herself on a Friday night at a skating rink where older kids hung out and came and went as they pleased. Imagine that...
Now, looking back, and especially with a little girl of my own, I completely agree with them...but, I had different eyes then. I didn't always see things their way.
Here's the deal girlies...parents aren't perfect, but no two people love us more, or care more about our well-being. They are a big part of God's strategy to keep us safe and happy. When we struggle against them, we are actually just struggling against our own best interests most of the time.
So today, thank God for you parents. They are one of his greatest gifts to you!
Read also Hebrews 13:17 and Ephesians 6:2-3.
It's Friday, Friday, Friday....
(sung to the tune of that Rebecca Black thing...)
We have had a great week at the Breen house. A week of not doing much! I love that!
And so does Caroline. She would love to live her life "not doing much" I'm pretty sure.
A few nights ago was "Meet the Teacher" night at her school. She LOVED her teacher and told me over and over again how pretty she was...
"She's so pretty mom."
"She's so pretty. She has blond hair!"
"Mom, don't you think Ms. Mayberry is going to be so nice? She's so pretty."
YES!! SHE'S PRETTY. AND SO NICE. AND HAS BLOND HAIR!!!
Just like your MOTHER!!!! Except not 12.
Caroline is SO disrespectful of her mother's middle-age crisis...
Ms. Mayberry, in case your reading...I am thrilled about you. I really am. Just jealous, that's all. ;0)
Here is Caroline at her desk...with her new school supplies that you can pre-order, pay lots of extra money for, but not have to go to Wal-Mart with a list to get.
Can I get an AMEN?
I would have paid more.
Who's the sucker now??
Last night, (you may have seen on my twitter, but so cute worth repeating) Caroline and the neighbor kids did their last summer "show". This one was new.
It was interactive...a CARNIVAL...in the driveway. Complete with games, concessions, and goodie bags. I loved it. They should seriously have a reality show. They are the cutest. So creative.
Here they are in their costumes...
Can you take the cuteness?
They love doing these "shows" for us. And we really love watching them. And cleaning up after them.
Ok, not that part.
Tomorrow I am going to see "The Help." I AM PUMPED!
I read the book forever ago and it was SO GOOD. If you haven't read it, you seriously need to.
You will love it.
Then, we are going to eat at an Indian restaurant that has been in Nashville forever, but I have never been. Supposedly it's the best one, it's called Shalimar. Supposedly Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman eat there alot. We'll see. Maybe they secretly love Point of Grace and will buy our dinner if they are there. YES! Indian food and Sushi have become my cravings, and I curse my friend Jill for EVER introducing me...
I hope you have a smile on your face going into the weekend!
Love you all,
PS We were talking today about things to write about in our blog...if you have any questions for us or suggestions....feel free to write them in the comment box below. We will be together in the car tomorrow going to sing in Clarksville, TN, so we can read them and discuss!