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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sweet Pea

As I continue my project of recording songs for the girls I thought, "I want to see if the girls will record a song with me."

Well my friends, this is our first foray into duetism.  (If that is even a word.)

The interesting part of the song is that you can really hear their distinct personalities.  I hope you enjoy.  Love these "sweet peas."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Song For Brandy

Last week I was talking with my friend David Marchbanks about my little "songs for the girls" project and he said,"you know you should have planned this better.  You should have recorded your song for Brandy this week so you could give it to her on Valentines Day."  In that moment my heart sank because I knew he was right.  It would have been a great Valentines gift, but alas, I missed it because I recorded Makenna's song last week.

However, I figure "it is better late than never."

A little history about this song.  I played this for Brandy at our rehearsal dinner, and have since made it her ringtone on my phone.  One afternoon she called me as I was walking in the back door of our house.  Hearing my phone she hung up, and as we started our evening conversation she said, "what is that twangy country song you set for my ringtone."  I paused for a moment, knowing that if the tables were turned I would be in the dog house for weeks.  Then I calmly replied, "this is the song I played for you at our rehearsal dinner."  
Brandy:  What?  Really?
Me:         Yes.
Brandy:   Oh.

So, there you go a little back story.  A song for Brandy.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Makenna's Song

"If everyone played the Ukulele, the world would be a better place." - Jake Shimabukuro
I have seen the magic of ukulele in my own life.  Makenna loves to play ukulele with me.  When I have the uke in hand I am like the "pied piper."  The girls come running.  So, I thought it was only appropriate that I continued my songs for the girls with a ukulele song for Makenna.
I hope you enjoy.

Emery's Song

"The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your children smile and know that you are the reason behind that smile."  This quote describes how i feel about all my girls.  Emery, however, seem to smile because of me a little more lately.  When she found out I was recording songs for each of them, she was very excited.  The others played it off as another weird thing Dad was doing.  I am excited about this little project of mine, and hope you enjoy the songs.
Here is Emery's Song...

Amelia's Song

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther
These words resonated with me, so, as a result I decided to do something about it.  For awhile I have been working on writing songs for the girls.  Now, I decided to “carpe diem”  this idea.  
As part of my job I got a new computer.  This computer has garageband.  No more excuses, record your songs for your girls.  If for no other reason than for them to have a record/memory of you for posterity.
So, with out further ado, here is the first installment of “Songs for the Girls.”  This is Amelia’s song.