my talented family: part 1

Featured today: My youngest brother Kevin Herig.  You know him as the singer/songwriter of Asper Kourt.  You know him from swim lessons (if you need lessons for your kiddos this summer give him a call). From here on out you will also know him for his latest awesome venture-

ROCK 101

(open website on any browser but Mozilla)

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer?  Check it out!  Session 1 is well underway and everyone is having so much fun!  There will be 3 more 2 week sessions to choose from- all located in the Northeast Heights at St. Stephens United Methodist Church.
MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOPS BY SOME OF NEW MEXICO’S FINEST MUSICIANS. FORM YOUR OWN BAND AND PERFORM A LIVE CONCERT. GUEST BAND PERFORMANCES. GROUP AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS, SNACKS, GAMES, AND MENTORSHIP. Sounds like a hit to me!  Wish I could go 🙂

You in?

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1000 gifts: chapter 7

One Thousand Gifts Book Club:

Chapter 7

gifts: getting to tell friends about this book. through the conversation realizing how much it has truly impacted our lives and changed our perspective.

spring. new outfits.

spring. listening to Asper Kourt in the park. starbucks. standing girl.

spring. actually being in a picture. that it was taken by Ava. time with my girls. hats.

spring. smiles. baby strapped in.  getting to know our little one.  knowing 100% that if not buckled up, she would jump.
spring. pumpkin bread for 2. the sweetness that oozes out of Ava. knowing that it’s only a matter of time before she hops out of the stroller, takes off her shoes and dances the afternoon away.


tired? hungry?

Is it mean to post this video of our sleeping girl eating saltines?

We didn’t think so either 🙂

 


have you helped?

The past 2 weeks Asper Kourt has been donating a percentage of their iTunes sales to the Red Cross for the relief efforts in Japan.

The band has a brand new 4 song EP out from their studio sessions in Seattle last year.  The songs have such a mellow, fun, artsy vibe and I have to say, the last single ‘The Way You Move’ is my FAVE!

For the next 24 hours starting right now, Monday March 28, 2011 @ 4:30pm (Mountain Time Zone), they will be giving the Red Cross 100% of their sales.  So get over to their iTunes page and buy something. anything. everything 🙂

If you want to, click on the link below to buy some music and help Japan:

I WANT TO HELP!

How about a preview of that delightful song?
The Way You Move by Asper Kourt




gettin’ discovered

Check out our favorite band tomorrow night!


ASPER KOURT

They are competing for $10,000 and a 1 year development contract with a national talent agent at the Santa Ana Star Search competition.

Saturday is the last preliminary round before the finals.

It’s a very ‘American Idol’ type format with judges votes and fan votes determining who goes onto the finals in March!

Want a preview?  Here’s their audition video.  Tomorrow night they will be playing something BRAND NEW!

Interested? Check it:

Saturday Feb 26th, 7:00pm (All ages, family friendly)

Santa Ana Casino – Bosque Event Center

$5 preorder / $10 at the door

Can’t make it to the show? You can watch it live online!

TO WATCH:

♦Go to the Santa Ana Star Search Site here

♦Go to the link in the upper right corner in a white box called ‘Watch the Show’

♦Click that and it should take you to a page where you can watch it live

AFTER:

♦Once the show is completed you will have the opportunity to vote online for the best performance of the night which will also help determine the winner

♦Above the ‘Watch the Show’ link is a link to register

♦Register an account and follow instructions on how to vote

♦It just takes 3 minutes to register and vote

Ava and I will see you Saturday!

We have been counting down all week for our ‘date’!  We do know what song Asper Kourt has been preparing and we CAN’T WAIT to hear it live!

 



Saturday Fun

The Barista-ing was hit!  I had never been to Hardback Coffee before- but for that Coconut Americano and the Cotton Candy Frappe I WILL be heading back soon!  And they have a drive-through!

Elle looks like she could have used some coffee…

The live music was wonderful!  It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning!  Friends, family, coffee, music  and comfy chairs!

Brody and Ava had so much fun and even got in a little dancing 🙂

Kurt’s Grandma Wood is in town for this whole month of January!  It’s hard to say if she enjoyed the music or the Great Grand-babies more… I bet it was just the perfect morning for her too, I have never seen her smile so big 🙂

And to end this fun Saturday we were invited to share with our friends as Ryan Turri screened his first feature film!  A date, a hilarious movie, joy and celebration, friends and family… loved this day!


Celebrity Baristas

Saturday morning coffee, anyone?

Asper Kourt has been asked to be celebrity baristas at Hardback Coffee (@ Hastings on Candelaria and Tramway) for the morning on Saturday!  They will also be playing a short acoustic set for those of us out there visiting!  In true Asper Kourt form, all donations (and TIPS) will be benefiting a special group.  This time it is The Adult Literacy Fund!  See you there from 10 to noon tomorrow!