Saturday, March 21, 2009

Say What?!?

Breakfast conversation in the Marriott Household.

Shiloh: Levi, who are you going to marry?

Dad: Levi has a long time before he needs to make that decision.

Levi: Ya, like ten years.

Dad: Maybe more.

Levi: Or maybe a bit less...


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Never a Dull Haircut

So this, apparently, is what happens when your church has a mustache growing competition. Alex was so proud of his facial hair that he got a perm to ice the fur cake. There were also points for naming the facial oddness. Alex has affectionately dubbed his creation, "the cake-hole indicator." He wants me to subtext this "food goes in." For pete's sake....

Now, the timing of all this was such that my baby brother and his lovely partner were coming into town just after the facial fiasco at our church. It has been the plan for a long while to have Chrystel tie my hair up in knots. It was all very painfully (no seriously, it was painful) exciting until the dreads were labeled payback for the fro. To have my attempt at self-expression be diminished to the status of simple marital retaliation is a little disappointing, but I love them anyway.

Coming up on ten years and yes, this is what we look like. Still I say, not bored, so not bored.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Locals unplugged and unhinged

I cannot begin to describe the fullness of these last two nights. Incredible music played by all during and post recording. Laughing in the wee hours of the morning, singing three, four, five part harmonies to songs that warm a soul to its roots. Again, I come back to this place of awe, "This can't be real. Nobody has this kind of community." But there it is, everywhere I turn. These rambunctious, passionate, undeniably talented people that have become the other family to my family. I can't wait to hear the finished CD, with all it's perfect imperfections. It cannot possibly be an accurate portrayal of what this indescribable thing is, but it will be a single moment captured to carry into the years ahead.