Hope you had a great weekend. We spent the weekend getting to and from Aberdeen, SD. It's a lovely city, but not super easy to get to. We were singing on Saturday afternoon, so we decided to be safe and go in the night before to make sure we were there and ready to sing. Well, Friday night our flight out of Nashville was delayed 2 hours. Not a good start. But we did meet the group Kutless while we sat and waited for the plane. They are the nicest guys!! I'm so mad that we didn't get our picture with them.
Our connecting flight to Aberdeen was supposed to leave at 10:30 p.m. We didn't get to Minneapolis until 10:45. I guess they didn't realize how famous we were because they forgot to wait for us. haha So, we had to make a decision about what to do. We were still 5 hours away from Aberdeen. There were no hotels available close to the airport in Minny so it was either sleep at the airport and catch a flight the next day or start driving to Aberdeen. We made the decision to drive. So we said goodbye to the Kutluss boys who were headed to Rapid City while we headed to Aberdeen. Now Michael Passons our friend and piano player discouraged us from buying drinks out of the vending machine at the airport for $2.50, so we get in our 2 Grand Marquis and start heading down the road. We thought we'd stop at a gas station and get something. Did you know that there is NOTHING open from Minneapolis to Aberdeen after midnight? I mean NOTHING!!. I can't imagine what someone does if they break down out there. Needless to say, we never did get a drink for the road. About 2:30 a.m. we made it to Granite Falls, MN to find out their motels were all sold out for the night. Finally, about 3:45 a.m. we got to a town called Benson and stayed at a nice little place called the Country Inn. I was so thankful for that bed and for a bottle of water! The next day we still had 2 1/2 hours to drive, but the few hours of sleep helped tremendously.
We had a wonderful time in Aberdeen. The audience was super sweet sitting outside in 98 degree heat with a ton of humidity. We sang songs from our new release "Turn Up The Music". It was great to be with the girls and band. Our adventures together made for lots of laughs. We were thankful to get home Sunday afternoon arriving on the same flight from Minneapolis with our friends Kutless again.
This week I think I'll try to start getting things together for school. We have a few more weeks, but I feel like it's going to fly by. I think Shelley may be posting a yummy recipe tomorrow, so make sure you check out tomorrow's blog. Hope you have a fantastic day.
Okay, so today I'm feeling a little more melancholy than usual. It's been one of those weeks that I'm still trying to wrap my head around. Sorry if it is a little heavy. A precious family that I have come to know last year suffered a loss last Thursday July 7. Candice Page went to be with Jesus, but had to say goodbye for awhile to her husband and 3 boys. One of those boys is a friend of Price's (my youngest son). I know in my head that God is in control and that He loves us and has his perfect plan for each of us, but it's also hard to take it all in. She had to suffer so much pain in these last months and 3 boys won't have their mom at their weddings, graduations, or babies. My human mind has a hard time accepting all of that. It was also weird when I realized that my friend and amazing songwriter for POG went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2002 leaving a wife and 3 boys behind as well. But I guess that's when God reminded me of His hope. Again, the song "Blue Skies" has a special place in my heart. Every day I'm more thankful for what God has done for me. Please pray for the Page family if you think of them over the next few months.
I did have a chance to just get away for a day this week though. My friend Beth invited us to the lake for the day. It's always nice just to be away from the phone, computer, or tv. Here is a pic of my girlfriends Beth and Sandra and I. They will probably kill me for putting this in there, but it was a lake day. Of course you aren't going to be looking your best!
The rest of the week has been spent running boys to football camp, golfing, swimming, and trying to force them to get their summer reading done. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm just trying to get them to get the first book read. It's not their top priority for sure. Today I'm traveling with POG today to South Dakota:) It feels like we haven't been together in forever! Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed some amazing family time. But they are family too and I've missed them. I'm going to have to work the cobwebs off of my voice. If you are going to be at the concert, make sure you come up and say hello. But before I leave town tonight I've got camp, dr. appts, and a few more errands to run.
I do have to tell you one crazy thing before I go. I was having trouble with my internet for the last few days. I twittered something about my comcast being down. Literally 5 minutes later Comcast calls me and says that someone informed them that my internet was down and could they set up an appointment for me. How about that???? Social networking is unbelievable sometimes. Well, i'd better go. Sorry I didn't say a whole lot today. My heart and mind are just a little tired, but thanks for reading along. Remember you are LOVED completely and He is always with you.
In the heat of this Nashville summer it's strange to even think about fall or to long for cooler weather, but if you are a planner like me...you may already be thinking about your back to school plans.
I am so PUMPED to be taking our Girls of Grace conference for teenage girls this fall...
Minnesota BABY!! You KNOW it feels real good there right about now! We are partnering with the incredible KTIS to make this another sell out GOG crowd in Minneapolis!
I wanted to remind everyone that we are running an "On Sale" special on GOG tickets until August the 15th. SOOOOO, if you love a bargain, CLICK HERE to get more info! Rounding up a group of teenage girls and getting them organized and committed takes time, so this is everyone in Minnesotas' friendly reminder.
We have an incredible line up with some brand new speakers we have never had with us before in the Twin Cities.
You will LOVE Jason Castro, Satellites and Sirens, and POINT OF GRACE. JUST KIDDING!!! There are too many artists to mention but the website has it all!
Please don't delay in getting your teens together. How I wish there would have been something like this available when I was in Junior High and High School. It would have made all the difference in my spiritual life, and I'm sure I would have made some better decisions. It's hard to be a teenage girl in today's society. So hard. So join with Leigh, Denise and I, and help us spread the word about Girls of Grace!
THANK YOU so much for your help in sharing this blog....
ps....I highlighted Minnesota today, BUT we are traveling to Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Maryland in fall too...
Since my last blog was a bit lengthy, I will keep this one to a decent size. Actually, since my last blog I was able to get some help regarding the Ghost Crabbing video I didn't know how to attach. I am going to try ( with the help of our very smart staff and husband) . . . Enjoy!!
Are you like me - TOO HOT TO THINK?
Try some or all of these suggestions... if you are like me and your brain is seriously "over heated":
1. Wash your hair really good, leave conditioner in for an hour or so and then rise again in cool water. Don't blow dry, let it dry naturally.
2. Clean out the Fridge AND Freezer. (You know you need to anyway).
3. Get the kids and put bathing suits on (or not) and wash the car at Sunset. They will never forget it!
4. Have a popsicle race - And the winner doesn't have to BLANK... ( you fill in the blank).
5. Freeze a wet beach towel and use it instead of your comforter. Night, night!!
We love hearing from ya, thanks for staying in touch!
Until we "heat" again, leigh cappillino