Category Archives: Life

Save Blue Like Jazz-The Movie

Please check out the video below that introduces this project, the last day to give is tomorrow, what an amazing thing! I love Don’s writing and hope that this movie will represent his heart and soul well. And to top it off, it will be filmed here in Nashville! Even by giving a buck you can be a part of this.

Here is a link to the latest video from Don on his blog:

Spring is here!

Spring has sprung in Nashville, the flowers and trees are blooming and the pollen is flying! If it wasn’t green before, it is now…. We had a great time spending Easter with my aunt, uncle, cousin and brother that live here in Nashville and their friends (who we have now claimed as family too). We’ve gone through some good  change- have moved into a rental apartment in East Nashville and have officially sold the Live Lightly RV to a great family in Florida (pics coming soon.) Feels great to be getting settled, exploring the town, and it’s been especially sweet to have my brother, Uncle Justin,  just minutes away. I’ve posted some Easter pics above and some pics of Parks enjoying Downtown Nashville below. Cheers to longer days and the warmth of the sun!

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To Louisiana……..

Ok, it’s been way too long since a music post! I love this song, and l love listening to Randy Newman’s voice. I had the opportunity to perform to this song many many years ago, so it brings me to tears for so many reasons. I think it celebrates why we are so excited that the Saints will be representing the city of New Orleans at the Superbowl. Yeah, it it is just football, but it’s just so much more then that to the people of New Orleans and the state Louisiana. Guess that’s the South for you, we can be pretty emotional when it comes to the soul of our people and our land.


 This song is dedicated to two beautiful dancers who are no longer with us, who are looking down from heaven I’m sure cheering just as hard as we are. Thank you for the lives you touched, I’m so lucky for having known you….

Caring for Haiti………

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Pictured above-Naomi and Sarah (

I’ve posted a letter from some friends of ours below, please read their story and help if you can.

Dear Friends, As all of you know Haiti is very close to mine and Jason’s hearts. Not only is our daughter there, but we have also grown to love and respect the Haitian people. There are no words to describe the hurt and anguish the people of Haiti are going through right now. The destruction to Haiti is massive. And Haiti on it’s own, has no way of recovering. Jason and I are asking for your help. Please pray. On your knees pray. Naomi and the other children at the orphanage are safe and being well taken care of. But you cannot take away the chaos that is all around them. You have seen the horrible conditions in which the people are fighting for their lives in. Please, these children and thousands more are among this. Pray for them. Pray for the people of Haiti. We are also asking you to give. Our sweet Naomi’s home was destroyed by the earthquake. Maranatha Orphanage is a part of Heartline Ministries. Heartline is an amazing ministry that provides much needed help to the Haitian people. Several other buildings of Heartline were also severely damaged. Heartline needs your support. They need your prayers and they need your donations to rebuild. Right now they are facing a shortage of food for the children, shortage of fuel for the generators and vehicles, and they need medical supplies and water. Please go to their website and help them. There is a donate button that will get your money directly to the earthquake relief. Please give as you feel led. Even ten dollars can help in a huge way. Take the time to read the blog and see the devastation from someone who is living in it. Go here to donate: there is a great need for medical teams. Haiti is in no way equipped to care for all the injured and dying. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, fireman, etc. Haiti needs your help. Please if this is something you would consider doing let Jason ( ) or me ( ) know. These are urgent needs. Please let us know if we can give you anymore information. Troy and Tara Livesay are missionaries in Haiti. They are updating their blog as they get internet. Please check their blog for any more needs that need to be met. Jason is keeping our blog updated with needs and information also. Anything we hear in regards to Naomi and the other children are being updated. ( ) If you have a twitter account, Jason is tweeting info as he receives it. Also, Troy Livesay is tweeting when he is able. Help us get the word out. Send this email to as many people as you can and let’s help Haiti. Thanks to you all”, Jason and Sarah Hyatt

No pool? No problem!

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Oh, you don’t even have a bucket my size? Hmmm, at least part of me will fit…….

Gotta love our girl Marley!

 Sometimes you just have to work with what you have, and be a little creative………..

Puppy love……..

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Welcome Margot to my family, my little brother’s new Weimaraner puppy. She’s beautiful and fun, and quite a handful…I got to see her last month when we went to visit my brother in Nashville. It was a great trip, too short, but I finally got to see his new house and meet our new family member!

By the way it is Justin’s birthday today, Happy Birthday Bro! I love you and am so proud of who you are! May your soul continue to shine in everything you do!

Here is a fun video of Parks and Justin having a jam session:

I also got to pay a quick visit to Madison Creek Farms right outside of Nashville and snag a fresh  blueberry pie. Worth a visit for fresh produce and flowers. Peggy also schedules some great events there during the year, check out their website for the schedule:

To see pics from Nashville trip, click here:

Stay cool……………

Summer Day

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I had a toasty Saturday cruising the town, I headed up toMcKinney for their weekly farmer’s market at Chestnut Square.

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I didn’t spend all my money at the market, just picked up a  bunch of lavender (which I’m attempting to dry and it’s shedding all over our dining table, but gosh it smells good) and some yummy mango drinkable yogurt from Lucky Layla Farms.

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Here are some more pics from the day…

Chestnut Square………

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Downtown McKinney…

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 I also  stopped by Jacob’s Reward Farm to pay Cindy a visit and got to say hi to her new alpaca boys. They are less then a year old and just so darn cute, still a little skiddish, but will soon warm up to their new home and barnmates. You can check out some funny videos and her updates on the farm on her blog, She’s even started recording a podcast, so check that out too. She’s a wealth of knowledge and it’s been fun to pick her brain on some things. I hope to visit her world again soon and give Jeff the official tour.

  The new boys on the block…..

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Thing’s I’m loving:

Mary Jane’s Farm magazine:

Crissa’s Closet , a women’s consignment shop run by Hope’s Door, Plano women’s shelter. Designer clothing at less then $10, and your cash goes to a good cause, who can beat that? Much of my excess clothing that was weeded out last year has made a home there too.

Currently reading: Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season, next up are Truck and Population: 485 by Michael Perry,  just finished Farewell My Subaru by Doug Fine, ,  (a must read!)

Take it easy, stay cool, I think we’ll be hitting the 100 degree mark here next week, thank God for air conditioning………….