Thursday, December 29, 2005

Jim Brickman Concert

Last Thursday (Dec 22) we attended a Jim Brickman concert at the Tivoli in downtown Chattanooga. He performed with vocalists Anne Cochran, Mike Eldred, and Tracy Sliverman who also had his highly acclaimed 6-string electric violin. It was definitely a hit and was one of the other many highlights of the evening. We were lucky enough to get a "live" video conference with Kermit as he was tied up with Muppet's on Ice. They sang a lovely duo of "The Rainbow Connection" for us. In addition to the music there was a bit of comedy. Among other things he had to explain his unique body moments while he performs, which we won't even try to explain here.

He performed several songs from his new album "The Disney Songbook" along with several of his classics and other Christmas songs, it was his holiday tour after all. Overall, we enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and would highly recommend attending if you get the chance.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmas Wishes to All

Welcome friends and family. For those that are visiting us because of our Christmas Card, we want to say welcome. Every week or two we post what is currently happening in our lives so feel free to look around and see what we have been doing.

Mindy is working on her paintings and we update her gallery when new pieces arrive, the next update will be either the 2nd or 3rd of January 2006. Ryan has started a photoblog of pictures present and past that he has taken.

We want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays,
Ryan and Mindy

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Business as usual

So what have we been doing since Thanksgiving? Pretty much the usual, working during the day and enjoying the evenings at home. The weekend after Thanksgiving we awoke Sunday with no power. There was bad weather Saturday evening and while we don't know the exact cause of the outage, our whole neighborhood was without power. Because of this we visited Amy most of the day and Ryan was able to watch the Carolina versus Atlanta game and Mindy was able to play with Tristan.

Since then, Mindy has continued to work on her portrait portfolio and Ryan was able to complete a redesign of Ridge Rest's website, feel free to have a look. Mindy has also started tutoring of one of her coworkers daughers one night a week.

Currently we don't have plans for Christmas as New Years weekend is when we'll get together with the whole family in NC. We will probably get together with family in the area both nothing has been finalized.