“Ring Christmas Bells” Video

A special thanks to everyone who came to our special Christmas concert at our home church, St. Stephen’s Lutheran, on December 4th! We enjoyed dusting off our Christmas songs, debuting some new ones, and even rearranging some off of our latest CD (you should hear the LAs exciting new arrangement of “Go Tell It On the Mountain” with full instrument back-up now; my favorite part is the ending – it’s awesome!). It was so neat to have friends and family in attendance (Grandpa Pete stayed the weekend and sister Uli came to the concert) – and we made new friends as well. It was a blast!

We were extremely blessed and flabbergasted by the generosity of our friends: St. Stephen’s has been raising money for our family while we’ve been away at concerts on Sundays. Pastor Anderson presented Dad and Mom with their gift, along with the freewill offering. Wow. Thank you all SO much!

We’ve been having a wonderful time at our other Christmas concerts as well! Last night we had an enjoyable evening at Kost Evangelical Free Church in North Branch, MN with friends new and old – thank you Linda for having us come to your church! And, we were thrilled to return to Eagle Bend Assembly of God this last Sunday (the meal was absolutely delicious, y’all!). We’ve been so blessed.


Here’s a highlight from our concert at our home church; enjoy!

Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for the Garms Family

Happy Birthday Mom!

Alas, the TGF blogger is behind, behind, behind! Our dear Mom’s birthday was October 21st, on which she, once again, turned 29+ years old. 🙂
Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom!
Mom at MWQA – October 21st, 2011
KRIS
Kind
Radiant
Industrious
Selfless
We were at the Midwest Quartet Convention during Mom’s birthday, so unfortunately, there was no cake, no ice cream, and only a handful of cards later that evening. 🙁 But there were plenty of birthday greetings from everyone who found out it was Mom’s special day!
The impromptu poster Dad and we kids made for Mom and hung up at our booth.
Here is the most unique birthday greeting Mom received during the convention:
We love you Mom! What would we do without you? 😉
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
Taylor for TGF

Recorded at “The Cave”…

We are home from a four day “tour” in Iowa. On Thursday we left for Altoona, Iowa and enjoyed our time there for the Midwest Quartet Convention. Lord-willing, we’ll post more stories and pictures from the awesome weekend.
But here’s something we’ll quickly share: Our friends, the Nuckols, came over to our home studio this summer and recorded a song for a music video. Here is the finished result. Didn’t Ben do a great job with the audio? (And he also played accordion and upright bass, as well!)
Blessings and Joy in the Journey!
TGF