Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Two Weeks in One!

Hey Everybody,

This week's wrap-up is absolutely full...primarily because I neglected to post a wrap-up last week! So, it's two, two, two weeks in one!


DANYA
(L to R) Asa, Danya, Matt, Mat
 First, I want to tell you about The Battle of The Bands in which my daughter's band, DANYA, is competing. The Battle is hosted by The Underground, a Cincinnati venue. There are several bands competing and they are evaluated by a team of three judges (American-Idol style) plus audience vote. DANYA has made it through the first round, with rave reviews from the team of judges. You can actually view their 15-minute set HERE and see the judges' comments, too. (You have to watch an ad, but then go about an hour into it to see the band). The next round is November 20th.

Question: Are any of you from Cincinnati? Do you live anywhere near there? Do you know someone who does? Consider this your official invitation to come support this band of great young people with a great message. (This band of four are all Christians, and all homeschoolers/homeschool grads.) Anyone who wants to help me get some Cincy homeschoolers or church groups out to support them on Nov. 20th, please contact me!)

Then last week and part of this week, I was featured as an "Ask the Expert" on the CafeMom site! The topic was homeschooling, of course, and one thing I learned is that being an "expert" basically means that if you don't know the answer, you know someone who does! LOL! My friend Sandy, who worked as a reading specialist for the school system here in Nashville before she became a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, was able to help me with some of the tough questions on reading issues. Other than that, it was a great ten days of answering questions from moms who are doing their best to provide their kids with a quality education at home. There were lots of questions about how to homeschool older kids with little ones running around...oh my, I remember those days! Coming next week, I'll be posting a Mom's Tip of the Day: Homeschool Edition! I'm excited to post some tips that are exclusively for homeschool moms, so please pass the word, and follow this blog so you don't miss any!

My boys spent their fall break helping me paint our kitchen cabinets! Now there's some valuable life skills for you! I've been thinking about painting them for a looooong time, and I am so glad we finally did it! My guys work cheap--pizza and a couple of new CD's are a good trade but, quite honestly, don't even come close to touching the value of their time and energy spent in helping me. I'm so thankful for my two guys! (Pictures still to come!)

Hope you have a great weekend! Make some time to visit more of the posts on the Weekly Wrap-Up--this week hosted by Jamie while our dear Kris is having the time of her life at the Relevant Conference!



Rebecca
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3 comments:

Giggly Girls said...

Wow! That is so cool. Wishing the band good luck.

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Thanks so much! Know anybody in Cincinnati? :)

Mandi Brown said...

I can't wait to see the cabinets. I was asking your guys all about it and they told me "Just come and see them!" I got the point. (Quit asking me all these questions!) But we do need to get together soon! Elizabeth is at Kingdom Kids at church on Tues. and Thurs. Want to do lunch this Tues? Check your schedule and let me know!

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