Dance Lessons

I don’t really pride myself as much as dancer. I can slow-dance with my husband just fine, but as far as knowing any dance steps such as the waltz or the tango, I’m pretty much clueless.

I definitely don’t need dance lessons from the dance doctor, but it would be kind of cool to learn some classic dance moves. You know, just in case hubby and I actually go dancing someday without the kids. ;)

Mother’s Reunion With Daughter…71 Years Later

Brooke Mayo never stopped thinking of the beautiful little girl she gave up for adoption over 70 years ago.

She was certain, though, that she’d never again see the child she had named Delphine. She had been told, after all, that in 1945 that her daughter had died.

It wasn’t until this past July that the little girl, whose adoptive parents had renamed her Patricia, walked through the door of Mayo’s Paso Robles home.

‘I was in a daze,’ the 89-year-old woman told the San Luis Obispo Tribune, which reported on the reunion Sunday. ‘I’m still in a daze. I can’t believe this. The people I talk to say it’s like a book or a movie or something, it’s just so amazing.’



Craziness is in full swing around these parts as we prepare the embark on our trip to Tennessee, TOMORROW! Oy. I have so much that I need to get done I don’t even know where to begin. Packing. Cooking. Cleaning…..ugh. At least the drive to Tennessee isn’t going to be as long as last year when we went to Florida— An 11-hour drive isn’t TOO bad, but still… today and tomorrow are going to be crazy, I tell you!

Musically Talented

I love bragging on my kids musical talents. They’re all very unique in their talents but one that they all have in common is their musical abilities. The older kids all play musical instruments and the younger ones all have fantastic voices. I don’t really think that any of them are going to pursue music as a profession though–they just enjoy doing it for fun. As much as I would like them to become pro musicians I guess I’ll just have to be happy with not having to save on ovation at musicians friend


Lately it’s been go-go-go around here. Summer schedules are really starting to kick in. Next week is the usual summer norm: Baseball games, practices, Drivers Ed classes, pool visits, and park visits. With all this running I have to do I’m thinking I need to hire a limo service st pete fl to taxi me around! (Just kidding) Seriously though, I’m not complaining–Summer is supposed to be bustling and busy isn’t it?

Instrument Repairs

When you have nine kids, most of which play a musical instrument, you can bet that there are gonna have to be repairs made on their instruments. We haven’t had too many repairs that have had to be made thankfully, because the kids are usually pretty careful with their instruments, but there have been a few costly repairs that have had to been taken care of. But luckily for my pocketbook, none of the kids were ever interested in playing the oboe–can you imagine all the classic oboe reeds at wwbw replacements I would have had to take care of?

Electric Guitars

With a budding guitar player in the family, I’m always interested in all different kinds of guitars! The fender starcaster is built as a high-quality electric guitar that has several features that separates it from other guitars, such as the higher and more hollow neck which produces a more unique sound. However, the Fender Starcaster guitars were only produced for about eight years before production ceased on these guitars. There are, however, still a few sources you can buy these unique guitars from– Such as,, and a few separate music stores that will still have a fender starcaster for sale.

Halfway Through…

As I write this, my son has hit the halfway point in Marine boot camp. Wow…what a marathon this has been…and what a marathon it promises to continue to be. He is currently working on rifle qualifications this week. This is a crucial week to his success, so we are anxiously awaiting any good news we hear.

Headphones for Noise

There are lots of reasons to wear classic sony headphones around my home. I have lots of kids who enjoy many different types of music, including piano, trumpet, drums and bass guitar. Thankfully, my son who plays the bass guitar does have a set of headphones, so he can play without sharing his sounds with everyone. I wish there was some type of headphones that would work with drums!

San Diego Earthquake!

Having never actually felt an earthquake, I have no idea how noticeable a 4.3 earthquake would be. Something tells me it was not something that went by unfelt by the recruits in San Diego, though.