You know I have been
bragging about my
cousin, Nathan Stoops,
who has become a fixture
in this American Idol Season.
It came about because Lauren and her
parents came to a concert that Nathan and
his band were doing in Nashville.
He said it was pretty low key so they
invited Lauren up on the stage to
do a song or two.
He was so impressed by her that he
offered to write music for her and
kind of took her under his wing.
When she made it big on American Idol
and had the opportunity to bring someone
on to play with her she called Nathan.
Isn't that cool?
Well, this week Nathan has been in
dress rehearsal for the finale.
I am not sure if he will play both
tonight and tomorrow or just
one of those nights....
but he is reporting that the
shows are going to be
He was watching a dress rehearsal yesterday
that really got him excited.
Of course he couldn't say who he
but he says that it will be "EPIC"!
Personally, I have been so disappointed
by much of the "professional talent" AI has
featured this year and have even
turned the channel because of the
content and moves of the
whose music they are trying to sell.
Hoping that the finale has more class.
I know that whatever Nathan does will
Because he is an amazing fiddler!
Another talented cousin
PJ's blog features her craftiness.
The art gene came to her honestly.
My Aunt Lin is extremely gifted in all
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PJ also has a very huge heart.
She recently gave items to
a fund raiser auction and was thrilled
by the money raised.
'Cause that's just the way she is.
PJ and her husband, Tim, will be moving
soon....you see he serves our country.
He is in the Navy.
In my book that makes him a hero!!
It was months of waiting and hearing
of a possible new duty station
being anywhere from Florida
to Japan to Virginia to California.....
they are now committed to move
to California in a few months.
Virginia would have been so much closer.
But I suspect they will love California.
NOW...Here is the deal.
PJ is offering a giveaway of my candles.
She is a customer, herself,
and is celebrating her 50th follower
So...we invite you to stop by,
become a follower,
and enter to win a
$25 gift certificate to
A winner will be announced
These two are not my
only talented cousins.
I have many....
but for today this
will have to do.