In Studio 2011

One of my favorite features about this studio was the amazing Starbucks coffee beans....yum! What incredible coffee! Italian sweet cream creamer made it pretty much heavenly. =) 
Unfortunately I was only able to have it on the days we did instrument tracks. The rest of the time I had to be on a water-only diet. (as far as liquids-coffee dries out vocal cords)
Dad spending free moments (in between recording) on the phone scheduling our tours for 2012
We have our lovely cousin, Hannah, from MO, traveling with us on this trip. We are having such a wonderful time with her-she is a great addition to our family and has adjusted to our crazy life very well. =)
This studio is located in a very country corner of Alabama, where southern hospitality, four-wheelers, and ticks abound.  It's a great place to be stuck recording. 
A treat came for us on Wednesday when our dear aunt and seven cousins from GA came over to hang out with us in the studio. They were a lovely distraction and we so enjoyed having them with us.
I'm guessing it was the first time this studio had ever seen a big Dutch Blitz game like this. =)
Our cousin Elise stayed at the studio with us after the rest of her family went back to Georgia. She'll be with us til tonight, when we head over to spend tomorrow with her family. Dad & Mitchell will stay here at the studio to complete the mixing.
Our very gifted engineer for this project, Randy Miller. Tonight we talked him into playing harmonica for us. Wow!!
This afternoon a {certain} individual was feeling rather discouraged as we were trying and trying to complete one of our songs, and this {certain} individual complained that he "needed" some chocolate to cheer him up, or something along those lines. 
Unbeknowst to us, Randy overheard what had been said about chocolate. He evidently made a phone call, and about half an hour later, Randy's father (who lives nearby and has become a great friend of ours this week) stopped by with a bag full of all things sweet and chocolate. (like lollipops, above)
You can imagine the motivation to finish the song. =)
This is a typical Denver reading position. =)
Spare time at the studio was primarily spent doing school and reading, or being outdoors.
Life on the road (when we are parked in one place for awhile) is spent doing a lot of the normal things families do-school, cleaning, laundry, preparing meals, etc.

Randy's aunt offered us the use of her pool this afternoon, so we celebrated the completion of the tracks and vocals by several hours of swimming.
"Sing unto the Lord, bless His name; show forth His salvation from day to day."
Psalm 96:2
posted by chels


  1. Great pictures! I hope sometime I'll hear your family sing at one of your concerts! :D

    --Ali H.

  2. Oh,looks like you all had fun in the midst of your hard work. =)

    I hope to hear you all in concert sometime soon.

  3. Looks like lots of fun (and work :)
    Loved all the pics!

    ~ Kerri

    P.s. Your hair cut looks great! :)

  4. Can't wait for your new cd to come out! Praying for you!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  5. Our dear sweet sister Hannah! :) I'm so glad you got to enjoy her! :) Can't wait to hear all of her stories! :)

  6. Enjoyed all the pictures!

    By the way, I like the new web design!


  7. I knowyour busy but I ahd a few questions
    How many in your family? And waht ages?
    And were in Mo does your cousin live? I too live in Mo. Do come and follow my blog and I will do the same.


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