O Divine Redeemer | New Music Video

Hello all, and welcome back to the Brick Playhouse!

We are just finishing up all of our nesting projects in preparation for our little one coming in about one month. The most exciting project of all, will be our new lullaby CD we made for our future little girl.

We have been singing and making music for the entire duration of Kacee’s pregnancy so far. Kacee has sung at the Met Competition, we’ve been taking and teaching voice lessons, singing in choirs, and singing together at our piano at home.

In other words, our little one is very familiar with a lot of music already. And we’re not talking about vibrations being manufactured by speakers and entering the womb through the mediums of air and skin – we’re talking about about a seemingly omnipresent resonance from a mother’s voice gently oscillating the womb from the inside.

This is why we’re making a lullaby CD for her. We want to remind her of all the beautiful music she’s been learning in there. We want to make her feel at home by hearing the song of her mother’s voice and her daddy playing the piano.

And here is our first music video made from our album of lullabies for baby girl.

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And here’s a shoutout to our awesome videographer: http://www.srndpts.com

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On Family Vacations and Gratitude

Last month, Shane and I went on a nine-day vacation with my family to the Midwest. I can’t even remember the last time I got to spend nine whole days with my parents and siblings! It was so good. We flew into Kansas City and spent the first two days exploring sites that are significant in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in and around the Kansas City area. We walked a lot, learned a lot, and had a great time.

KCI Airport

Liberty Jail

Kansas City Temple

Sis and Dad at Marydale Inn

Far West

Shane and Kacee in Far West

The majority of our trip was spent in Nauvoo, Illinois, a beautiful little town on the Mississippi River, made up mostly of restored buildings from the 1840s. Nauvoo was the home of thousands of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my family (and Shane’s family!) has ancestors who lived and owned land in the area. It is such a special place.

Nauvoo Temple

Joseph and Hyrum Carthage

Carthage Jail

Barge on the Mississippi

Hotel Nauvoo

Dancing the Night Away

Joseph and Hyrum Nauvoo

Family

Nauvoo Temple

Such an incredible trip.

Then two weekends ago, we had a chance to drive up to our Alma Mater and visit some friends and old professors. It was a quick trip, but it was so great to catch up, and we felt like we were coming home. The experience prompted a conversation between Shane and I about the people and opportunities that have made us who we are today. We owe a lot to the people we visited that weekend. Do you have those people in your life? People who brought you and your spouse together, or who changed your outlook on education or careers or family? Or who lifted you up during a really hard time? I’m grateful for those people. Who would we be without them?

 

Photos courtesy of my mama.  She’s the best.  ❤

And so it begins…

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Hello friends!  Welcome to our blog!!  And thanks for joining us on this exciting adventure.  We have been talking about starting a blog for a long time, and moving into our new home has finally given us the push we needed to get started.  We plan to make this space a virtual journal of sorts – a place where we can share our adventures, our goals, and our progress with family and friends.  We especially hope to have lots of posts about our new house – we’ve got big plans for this cute little place!  We hope you’ll stick around for all the fun.  And by all means, make yourself at home!

Love,

Kacee and Shane