Monday, March 19, 2007

home :)

Well, it was quite a journey in the end :)

I got stuck (along with hundreds of other people) in Newark because of snow. To cut a very long story short, it took an extra 12 hours - a little detour through Manchester in England - an extra ticket bought to get back to Belfast - and at last, I made it.

It is WONDERFUL to be home!!!!!!!

Thank you for praying for me and writing to me while I was away - I so appreciate it!!!

Now, I'm back in the Mummy seat with feet firmly on the ground (and running :) I LOVE being back with Alan and the girls - I missed them SOOOO much! It does mean though, that I probably won't be writing quite as much ;) ....those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will already know the pattern :)

I will however, keep you posted on any news with the album - or with any ministry things that come up over the next few weeks.

God bless you to bits!

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Today we finished all the vocals!!!!!!!!!!!! My work here is done! :)

As soon as I can, I'll upload snippets for you to hear.

Until then, thank you for all your prayers - it means the world! And, I know for sure they made a massive difference in being able to get through what we've done over the last two weeks!

Next time I write, I'll be back with my beautiful family in the emerald isle :)


Friday, March 16, 2007

last day in Nashville

Well, I'm still doing BVs (we finished the main vocals a couple of days ago.... and we got 'I Belong' done yesterday, woo hoo) - but we are SO close now that I can almost smell the sweetness of home!!!!!

I'm going to see if I can put some of the roughs up on my myspace - I might not be able to... but I'll try :)

I don't quite know how to thank the Lord for the time here. It has been a super productive two weeks!!!! I might need to do some serious sleeping when I get home (kids permitting :)

It's been great to just keep pushing until the job is done - actually, it's the best way for us as a family to do this - if I concentrate on a project like this for a couple of weeks, it means I can come home and get straight back into being a Mummy (with all that entails - those of you with kids know it's a full time job in itself! What a job it is too - one of the best there is :)

If I'd tried to record this at home, it would have taken so much longer just because of everything else that I do there - and everyone would have suffered. This is short and sharp - but it works a treat!

After all the blogging about it - I REALLY hope you like the songs ;)

Thanks again for reading, and for writing comments - it's wonderful to hear from you!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I made it through the photo shoot :)

Thank you for praying!!! It all went great! Actually, I really enjoyed it - the photographer is a guy called Michael Gomez, and he is absolutely brilliant! He really put me at ease, and he takes a great photo :)

I also got to keep lots of clothes :) Some of them look better in a photograph though, than they do in real life ;) Still, I'm very grateful!

Recording is going so well - I'm just working on BVs. I still have to record 'I Belong' - one of the songs I co-wrote with Mum... we're going to another studio tonight to play a lovely C7 grand piano - THAT will be fun!

Right now, I'm back into the booth to do some more backing vocals.

Thank you for all your comments and messages - you are keeping me going!!! Only two more sleeps till I see my gorgeous family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


p.s. I've put some of the photos (only about 4 from a possible 2000 or so :) up on my myspace - if you want to have a peek... just follow the link on the side of this page

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

photo shoot (gulp)

Tomorrow I head into a different kind of studio all together - a photographer's studio! I'm going to be spending the whole day having my photo taken... those of you who know me will know that isn't exactly filling me with excitement!! :)

The great thing is that these people REALLY know what they are doing! It'll be great to have some photos that are good - as opposed to the crazy one's I have on my iPhoto. It'll also be cool to get some new clothes :) That part is a girl's dream come true. I have a stylist for this shoot, who has been out shopping for me over the last few days - everything that I wear for the shoot, I get to KEEP! Pray that I have to get changed a whole lot :)

I'll let you know how I get on - I have a feeling it could be interesting :)


Monday, March 12, 2007


I'm in Brent's studio all this week doing vocals - it's going SO well. It's amazing to feel totally comfortable putting down vocals, and really loving how it's all sounding at the end of the day! I honestly feel like that's a favour thing! From the very beginning of the process with this album, I feel like God has been speaking so clearly about what I'm what I'm supposed to do at every turn - I am SO grateful! It's the most wonderful thing in the world to know His whisper echoing in your heart, and feel the warmth of His hand around yours as you step out into the unknown.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

day off - sort of :)

It's so funny how not being with the kids means I can write here more often!! My life is WAY more full at home, even though the schedule here has been so nuts :)

Today is pretty much a day off - although I'm going to head into the studio in a couple of hours to do some vocals. I'm so enjoying everything we've done so far! Can't wait to put down some proper vocals and hear it come together just that little bit more.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me! I have really felt the presence of the Lord through this whole time - He's incredible isn't He?!

I'll write again soon,

Friday, March 09, 2007

in the studio day 3

It's going great here!!! I'm so delighted with the way the songs are turning out. So far we've got 8 songs in the bag (minus proper vocals :)... but this stage is all about getting the band stuff down.

Brent Milligan is producing (and playing bass) - he's doing a top job. Adam Lester is on guitars - unbelievable!!! (he's amazing with hooks and riffs), and Dan Needham on drums - superb drummer! Russ Long is engineering - he did 'six pence non-the-richer' (the album with 'Kiss me'!!!!)

We've done a couple of songs today where we all went in a room together and just recorded what came out - we used double bass and some shuffly drums - can't wait to let you hear it!!!

This album is going a dream! Actually, this is exactly how I wanted to try and record when I was first dreaming it all out in the beginning. There's a such a feeling of God leading in the whole thing. I'm SO grateful!!!!! (and excited!)

Monday, March 05, 2007

in the studio day 1

I'm sitting in a studio in Nashville at this very minute!!! We've started prepping for album number two. Tomorrow we'll head into another studio downtown with a whole band. I'm really loving the ideas that we're working on! I can't wait to hear how it all turns out!

I'll write again and let you know how it's all going. In the meantime, I'd love you pray that the songs come out just the right way - also for my health - I was sick as a dog yesterday and I'm not feeling quite right yet... on the mend though :)

God bless you!