The pedal power 4×4 at musicians friend that I ordered last week came in today. I hope that my nephew will be impressed with this Voodoo Lab Pedal Power that he will find under the Christmas tree come Christmas morning. I wish that I could be there to see the look on his face. My sister has promised to take plenty of pictures to post on Facebook, so that will just have to do.
It’s a shame that my family just keeps on spreading out farther and farther with each passing year. I can’t image getting the whole family together for Christmas or Thanksgiving any time soon. I don’t think it would happen for a wedding either. And let us hope that we don’t have any funerals to find out how many would be able to attend.
When my 13 year old nephew stated at dinner over the weekend, that he was looking at a ButtKicker, I really thought that it was some type of exercise equipment. I had no idea that ButtKicker was the name of various musical pieces of equipment. I just can’t tell you how old I felt when I was put back into reality and told that I was totally uncool! Hmpf!
My niece came to stay with us for a 2 weeks during spring break, and we had a blast getting to know her, considering its been years since we have seen her last. She is an intelligent girl who discovered the beauty in music while staying here at our home. My Fiancé plays the Violin, and she had played one afternoon after work, and the first day my niece spent with us, over heard here playing. She crept upstairs to where my Fiancé was, to see what was making such a beautiful sound. When she found it was my Fiancé playing she asked if she could teach her how to play.
The next day after my Fiancé got off work, they got together and sat down at the computer to see if they could possibly find any violas that my Fiancé could order for my niece so she could take it home with her to keep practicing after she spent some time with her learning during her stay with us. They found the perfect one in no time, and ordered it. When it arrived at the house, they immediately opened the package and got right to it. My niece is an absolute natural, and is still playing even till this day. We are so excited to see how far she takes her playing from what she had learned during her stay.
For the past year I have been preparing for my daughters sweet sixteen birthday party that she has been talking about since she learned about how big a sweet sixteen party usually is celebrated by many people. She had come up with so many themes and never ending ideas for how it play out. I warned her I wouldn’t go all out like they do on her favorite show on MTV, Sweet Sixteen.
She knew not to expect anything over the top but needless to say I put a ton of effort into making it as close as I possibly could to her dream sweet sixteen. For an entire year before her sixteenth birthday I have been spending my nights that she is away at a friends house on the computer finding the best bargains I could find, and I came across some really cool sites, but on in particular made the whole night a glowing celebration.
I found these awesome classic black lights at guitar center online, for a unbelievable price and ordered 2 dozen black lights to place around the party area for her birthday, and it was the most talked about thing all night long at her sweet sixteen. Even though her birthday wasn’t as extravagant as they are on TV, but it was a unforgettable night for her and her guests, I couldn’t be any happier for how her birthday turned out.