Friday, March 26, 2010

It's Fixed

Well, I got my violin back.  It is just as good as new and still sounds great.  I realized that we have some very attuned fans when I went to a couple of shows we had scheduled and several of them came up to me and asked if I had a different violin BEFORE we mentioned it onstage!!  I love you guys though.  After all the fans are what make us who we are.  Thank you guys for all your amazing support and prayers through this crazy experience.  Keep the e-mails coming! :)
Nat Girmes

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

College Audition

My audition Monday went well.  I had a blast getting to know the people at DePauw and really like the campus.  I will find out in a couple weeks whether or not I have been accepted.  Thanks for all your prayers concerning my violin.  I am waiting to get a call to let me know when I can go pick it up. I will update you on it when I find out more. 

Please Pray

Well, all I can say right now is I want to throw up.

Last night I was practicing my violin for my college audition (which I leave for tomorrow afternoon) and I turned around to check the time and hit my violin on the office chair.  The whole neck of my violin broke off in my hand..........  Needless to say, I was in tears and didn't know what to do.  God sure has a way of breaking you and forcing you to truly depend on Him.

I was able to take my violin to Bloominton today and my violin guy said he could fix it, but not in under a week. My audition is Monday......... he was able to loan me a very nice one to use tomorrow and Monday, but it is not going to be easy.  I played on it today and even though it is very nice it isn't mine and I am having a hard time getting used to it.

I have made up my mind to simply trust God to help me through my audition and what happens happens.  My favorite poem is Footprints in the of the lines in it says "it was then that I carried you....." I had a bracelet on at the time my violin broke that has those words on it.........the only thing I can say right now is that it is now that He carries me..........  Please pray for me.

At a loss for what to say or think,
Nat Grimes

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Crazy Day

Do you ever have those days where everything goes wrong?  Today seemed like one of those.  First this morning my contacts WOULD NOT go in.  Then I got to school and found out I have a boatload of homework due Monday.  THEN after morning class mom called me and said the battery on the van died.......she accidentally left the trunk open.  Which meant I had to wait for a ride home from a friend. Finally I get home and jump our van with our friends car.  We take the van to an auto store and they test the we had to buy a new one.  The guy put it in and now the van is fine.  So now it is 4pm and nothing weird has happened for a little while............hopefully the rest of the day will be normal.  Well, I have to scoot and go practice for my college audition on Sunday and Monday.  Wish me luck!! :)  better yet pray for me. :)  Talk to you all later!
Nat Grimes

Indiana Roof Ballroom

We did a show a couple of weeks ago that was one of the prettiest venues we have ever played.  Yep you guessed it. (if you didn't already figure it out by the title)  We were able to play at The Indiana Roof Ballroom for the Indiana State Poultry Associations annual legislative banquet.  We were able to meet State and Federal legislatures, and also got to know several State Poultry Association members.   This was a very neat gig for us. Because of our connections with poultry through 4-H  it was right up our alley.  Any of you who have been to the Ballroom know what I mean when I say it is breathtaking.  It is a very beautiful venue, and we were so honored to be able to play there.  The evening went great and the spring duck rolls were exquisite!!! :)

Hello again

So I realize it has been a very long time since we have posted.  Needless to say, it has been very hectic around here.  The next few posts will update you on where we have been and what we have been doing, and where we will be and what we will be doing.  I hope you all had a great holiday season, we sure did!!  Please feel free to tell us how you have been either from our blog or through our website at .  Read on!
Nat Grimes