Thursday, August 27, 2009

Did You Know?

Did you know that actresses/ female instrument virtuosos in the 17th century quit performing at 18. If women were performing at 18 on stage, in front of people, they were eligible to any rich nobleman that wanted her, WHETHER OR NOT SHE WAS MARRIED. Actresses were automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church, and frowned upon by society. Most women stopped performing to maintain their respectablility in society. Sadly, many female piano virtusos, even those trained by Bach himself, were never discovered. Who knows what we could have learned from them, or perhaps how much music was never discovered that maybe they composed or was composed for them. Music history and the way society developed with and around it is just fascinating! Today in the United States, actresses are some of the most famous women in our society! So my dear friend Hilary...if you were the wonderful actress you are today in the 17th century, you would be an outcast in society...susceptible to any old man that wanted you!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Just got back from a great weekend at Liberty, dropping off Lindsey for her Junior year! We were up there Saturday and Sunday...and you know they just happened to have a J Crew Sale going we stopped in and found a few things :) Interestingly enough, J Crew has opened a new clearance store in Wyndhurst. We drove by and saw it Saturday night. Read about it in the Lynchburg News & Advance HERE
Sunday, at Thomas Road, we got to preview some of the songs off of Charles Billingsley's new album!! He is my all-time favorite singer, and I loved loved the songs. I'm so excited to get the CD--John bought it for me and it's on the way in the mail!!! Go HERE to learn more and get your copy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Last First Day Of School...

Yep this is it folks!! YEAHHHHH!!! Tomorrow starts my one final year of school :) GO COCKS!!


What an exciting time in our lives!! We have been engaged 54 days now (I know that's lame to know that number :)) and I figured it was time to start a blog....I have always wanted to do this and I'm excited to share with ya'll all the things going on in our lives, as well as random musings I have day to day.

A little trip down memory lane....

One of our first pictures taken together. January 2006

Right after we got engaged. June 2009