Okay Kim, I'm sorry, thanks for chastising me into doing a new post. I actually have something worthwhile to post about! As most of you who regularly read my blog know, Stephanie (Wilson) Coble and I were in a singing competition in Bozeman. It was the Colgate Country Showdown, and in order for us to compete we had to record two songs and send them in to be accepted into the top ten, which we did and we were. On Saturday, we went to the Bozeman Fairgrounds, rehearsed with the band, and at 5 that night, the show started. There were 8 solo performers and two duets, us and a mixed duet. We had so much fun! We didn't win, but we had the time of our lives and were very proud of the job we did. The girl who won also won last year, and seemed entirely artificially suprised. It was a bit of a shock, as not only did I think that we had done better than her, but others as well. She was, however, skinny, blonde, young and cute. That may have played into it a bit. Not saying anything against young, skinny, cute, blonde girls- she just had an upper hand on us brunette mommy's! But like I said, we had a blast and would have done it over again thousands of times for the rush we got from it! I'd have to say, I'm a bit addicted to performing... not so much even that... just singing in general. I love to go do karaoke, and this chance Steph and I had was completely awesome!
Moving on to different things... every night before Brensyn goes to sleep, I have to sing "I'm trying to be like Jesus" to him or he won't go to bed. Well last night, after reading the bedtime story, we decided to let the boys each pick a song to sing, and Brensyn said he wanted "The Jesus Song" and Kies wanted "I am a child of God." We told them to sing along with us, and Brensyn sang THE WHOLE SONG! That's right! He had never done ANY of it with me before, let alone the whole thing. He even knew the second verse! Yes, it's hard to understand a few things here and there, but he's getting quite good at speaking, and it was just amazing! Kies started singing before he even turned one, so it has been a long time since that for Brens, and I wondered if he'd ever want to, but last night showed me he did. It was so precious I wish I could have gotten it on camera. Jaran and I had a hard time not laughing, which made Kies laugh and in turn caused Brensyn to bust up, but once we were under control we went on with it. Sorry, I know I'm rambling on, but it was so awesome to me to hear that.
I am pretty sure I will be going back to Bozeman next week. It is just too hard staying here where we feel so cramped, and to be honest, not so welcome anymore. As you all know, we've been living with my Mom and Bob, and they only have one room available for us to use. Not just that, but the one room is very small for one person, let alone five. So wish us luck in our adventure. I don't think that I can handle anymore of it. There are a lot of things which I really shouldn't post about that factor into this decision, but they are taxing on us all. So until we can find(which means afford) our own place here, we will probably be gone.
Take Care all!
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