A Letter from Kylie’s Teacher


I wanted to share this letter we received from one of Kylie’s teachers.  We are proud of Kylie and how she behaves and the person she is.

It is also awesome that her teacher would take the time to do this.

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hansen,

I just wanted to send a quick note to say how much I’ve enjoyed having Kylie as a student this year. From the get go, I have appreciated her academic strengths–she is a good thinker, listener, and problem solver for sure! But I think what really stands out about Kylie are her confidence and leadership. I have noticed and admired on so many occasions this year how comfortable Kylie is with herself. She never seems like she’s trying to impress others; she’s not afraid to speak up and share her opinions or even disagree with others, but she always does so in the most respectful ways and with good humor. It’s a pretty remarkable level of maturity for a sixth grader, to be honest! If I had a child in the sixth grade, Kylie is just the kind of person I’d want my kid to be friends with. I think she’s pretty awesome–and I’m guessing that you do as well! 🙂
Thank you so much for all of the guidance and support you give at home, to be shaping Kylie into such a terrific person and student. We are very fortunate to have families like yours at our school.
I hope you are having a great week! Take care,
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Give You Faith by Laura Story –  
Humble And Kind by Tim Mcgraw – 
Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman – 

Kayhla and Cincinnati Reds Game

The weekend after Kelsey’s graduation and Natalie Grant/ Jeremy Camp concert we met Kayhla and her husband, Joey, and his family in Cincinnati Reds play.  They played the San Francisco Giants and won 14-2. Or as Kylie liked to say, two touchdowns to a safety.

We had a great time and can’t wait for Kayhla to move back closer to home.

By the way, Billy Hamilton is super fast. Holy cow. His first at bat turned a double into a triple in a blink of an eye.

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Play Ball by Blessid Union of Souls – 

Field Of Dreams by Blessid Union Of Souls – 

Kelsey’s Graduation and Natalie Grant/Jeremy Camp Concert

In my effort to try to still get caught up, here is a weekend we had in April.  Doesn’t seem that long ago but it has already been seven weeks.

Kelsey graduated from Ohio University in four years.  We are so proud of her and the young lady she is becoming. Soon, probably too soon, she will be heading out west to ,hopefully, start her own company with her boyfriend.



Then the next night we went and saw Natalie Grant and Jeremy Camp in concert. Jeremy is my wife’s favorite artist and every time we see him, we get to meet and talk to him. Sometimes it is meet and greet where we pay a little more, other times it is by staying after the show and waiting to see if he will come back and other times it is because of my wife the stalker that gets lucky and sees him in a dark alley….kidding, sort of.  It always amazes me how he remembers her. “Hey, how you doing, how was your last marathon.” That type of thing. He even had a first this time, Kim had him sign her Boston Marathon medal and he said he had never signed a marathon medal before. He is always gracious and a super nice guy.jereIMG_2738IMG_2754IMG_2744IMG_2751IMG_2769

Ohio University Fight Song – 

King Of The World by Natalie Grant – 

Clean by Natalie Grant – 

Christ In Me by Jeremy Camp – 

I’m Not Ashamed by Jeremy Camp – 

Living Word by Jeremy Camp –  

New Music Friday 6/12

Yes, it is another Monday but this is installment 6 of 6 to get me caught up from not doing New Music for almost 3 months. Hopefully, will be able to stay current now.

No new musician followers this time.

Here is some music I have been listening to.  Pick a few or pick all and find something new to listen to.


Sheryl Crow:

Alone In The Dark

Long Way Back

Be Myself

Roller Skate

Love Will Save The Day

Strangers Again

Rest Of Me – 



Still Waters

Rennen – 

Son Volt:

Promise The World

Cherokee Street Girl

Lost Souls – 

Sorority Noise:


Where Are You- 


Can  I Sit Next To You – 

Steven Malcom:

What Was You Thinking

Can’t Take My Dream (Featuring Joey Jewish)

Never Let You Go (Featuring Blanca)

Strand Of Oaks:

Hard Love

Radio Kids

Party In The Hills (Featuring Andy Mineo & Hollyn)- 

Sunny Sweeney:


Better Bad Idea

Nothing Wrong With Texas

Bottle By My Bed

Grow Old With Me

Pass The Pain –  

Taylor Bueno:

Technically Single- 

Tift Merritt:

Stitch Of The World

Proclamation Bones

Something Came Over MeFeat. Sam Beam – 

Keep Your Eyes On Me by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – 

Trace Adkins:

Ain’t Just The Whiskey Talkin’

Jesus And Jones

Watered Down

If Only You Were Lonely

Gonna Make You Miss Me

Country Boy Problems

Whippoorwills And Freight Trains

Hang – 

Trey Songz:


Nobody Else But You


Break From Love – 


Ty Segall:


The Only One – 

Valerie June:

Astral Plane

Just In Time – 


Thank God

My Love Feat. Major Lazer, WizKid & Dua Lipa – 

I’ll Think About You by We Are Messengers –  


One Mississippi – 

Willie Nelson:

Little House on the Hill

Old Timer

True Love

Your Memory Has a Mind of Its Own


Still Not Dead

It Gets Easier

I Made a Mistake – 

Wyclef Jean:

Little Things


Life Matters – 

X Japan:

Crucify My Love

Endless Rain (From The Last Live)

Without You (Unplugged) – 

You Me At Six:

Night People

Plus One

Heavy Soul

Take On The World

Brand New


Can’t Hold Back

Spell It Out

Give – 

Young Fathers:

Get Up – 

Zach Williams:

Chain Breaker

Old Church Choir


My Liberty

Song Of Deliverance


Everything Changed-  

Zara Larsson:

What They Say

I Would Like

Make That Money Girl


I Can’t Fall In Love Without You – 

New Music Friday 6/9/17

It is actually Friday.   Post 5 of 6 to get me caught up. In order of simplicity for me, I will post by artists in alphabetical order instead of by the dates they came out.


Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.


Want To Be

Rights & Wrongs – 

One Ok Rock:

Bombs Away

Taking Off

Hard To Love

American Girls

I Was King


One Way Ticket

Bon Voyage

Start Again

Jaded  Feat. Alex Gaskarth

Take What You Want  Feat. 5 Seconds Of Summer

We Are- 


M.A.D. – 



Cold Heart (Warm Blood)

Better Chemicals




Hard Feelings

Dancing With Demons


Let Down – 

Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band:

Win Your Love For Me – featuring Dion

Rhythm – featuring Leo Napier

Enjoy The Ride – featuring Will Lee – 

Peter Garrett:

I’d Do It Again – 


Messin’ Around Feat. Enrique Iglesias

Dedicated  Feat. R. Kelly & Austin Mahone

Can’t Have Feat. Steven A. Clark & Ape Drums

We Are Strong Feat. Kiesza-  

Procol Harum:

I Told On You

Last Chance Motel


Don’t Get Caught

Sunday Morning-   


Your Heart


Love Triangle

Lonely Call


The Apple




Young  Feat. Leeland Mooring

Say  Feat. Dan + Shay

Praying For Rain – 

Rag-N-Bone Man:


Innocent Man

Bitter End

Be The Man


As You Are


Ray Davies:

Message From The Road- 

Real Estate:

After The Moon – 

Reba McEntire:

God And My Girlfriends

Hallelujah, Amen

I Got The Lord On My My Side

Angel On My Shoulder – 

The Regrettes:

Seashore – 

Rhiannon Giddens:

Birmingham Sunday

Better Get It Right The First Time

We Could Fly

The Love We Almost Had

Baby Boy

Come Love Come – 

Righteous Vendetta:


A Way Out






Weight Of The World – 

Robby Kreiger:

Across The Universe- 

Robert Ellis:

Perfect Strangers

How I Love You



Couples Skate – 

Robert R. McFarland:
Night Sky Wish

Drive Me Crazy


Write Me A Letter

Beautiful Day – 

Robert Randolph & The Family Band :

Find A Way

Gonna Be All Right

Love Do What It Do Feat. Darius Rucker

Be The Change – 

Rodney Crowell:


I Don’t Care Anymore

Forgive Me Annabelle

Forty Miles From Nowhere

Storm Warning

I’m Tied To Ya’  Feat. Sheryl Crow

It Ain’t Over Yet  Feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White- 

Ruth B:

Mixed Signals


Superficial Love

If This Is Love

Lost Boy

If By Chance

World War 3

Safe Haven

In My Dreams

First Time


Young – 

Ruthie Foster:

Working Woman

Joy Comes Back

Open Sky

Good Sailor

War Pigs

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever



What Are You Listening To? – 

Ryan Adams:


Haunted House

To Be Without You

Broken Anyway

We Disappear – 

Said The Whale:

Step Into The Darkness


I Will Follow You

Realize Real Eyes

Beautiful Morning

Lilac And Willow

Confidence – 

Sean Curran:

Worthy Of Your Name – 


Got Any Rivers/Carry You


I Got Saved

Set Free

He Lives/Because He Lives

Jesus Will Still Be There

This Little Light Of Mine (He Will Shine)

Lord, I Trust You

Broken Ladders

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/I’ll Fly Away

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms Feat. Ron Block

People Of The Cross – 

Senses Fail:

In Your Absence

Death Bed

Family Tradition

Lost And Found

Jets To Peru – 

Sera Cahoone:

Taken It’s Toll – 



New Music Friday 6/8/17

It’s Thursday.  This is post 4 of 6 to get me caught up.   In order of simplicity for me, I will post by artists in alphabetical order instead of by the dates they came out.

Several new followers over the last 3 months. I will break them up over the next few posts.

Rock The Night by AJ and Tara – 

Angel In My Room by Bruce Guynn and Big Rain – 

Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.

La’Porsha Renae:

What Is Love

Good Woman


No Problem (Self Talk)

Send Me Your Love

Cover Up

Breathe – 

Laura Marling:

Wild Fire

Next Time – 

Laura Story:

Open Hands

You Came Running

For The Love Of My King

Every Word You Breathe



Grace Abounds – 

Lady Antebellum:

Lay Our Flowers Down- 

Lauren Alaina:

Doin’ Fine

My Kinda People


Painting Pillows

Next Boyfriend

Same Day Different Bottle

Road Less Traveled – 

Lea Michele:

Love Is Alive

Heavy Love


Run To You


Anything’s Possible

Getaway Car

Sentimental Memories


Hey You

Believer –  

LeAnn Rimes:

The Story

Outrageous Love


Learning Your Language


Dang Dang


Lecrae feat Breyan Isaac:

River Of Jordan – 

Leela James:

Don’t Mean A Thang

Did It For Love

Don’t Want You Back

All Over Again –  


Tired Of Talking – 

Lemon Twigs:

I Wanna Prove To You – 

Less Than Jake:

Call To Arms

Welcome To My Life

Years Of Living Dangerously – 

Little Big Town:


Drivin’ Around


Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old

Better Man

The Breaker

We Went To The Beach

When Someone Stops Loving You – 


I Believe

Herbert – 

Marian Hill:



Sad Song

I Want You – 

Martin Garrix feat Bebe Rexha:

In The Name Of Love – 

The Mavericks:

Rolling Along

Brand New Day

I Wish You Well

For The Ages – 

The Menzingers:

Tellin’ Lies

Thick As Thieves

House On Fire

Black Mass

Your Wild Years

Livin’ Ain’t Easy –


You Found Me

Grace Got You

Best News Ever

We Win

Happy Dance

Heaven’s Here


Even If – 

Michelle Branch:

Knock Yourself Out

Not A Love Song – 

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy:

Who Touched Me?

Let It Rain

Lord Help Us

The Other Side

I’ll Praise You- 

Mike & The Mechanics:

Are You Ready


The Best Is Yet To Come

Save The World

Don’t Know What Came Over Me

The Letter

Not Out Of Love

Love Left Over

I’ll Be There For You

Save My Soul

Let Me Fly – 

MNEK & Zara Larsson:

Never Forget You –  

Moonshine Bandits:

Renegade Rides Again

Raised Up  Feat. Demun Jones

I Don’t Wanna Go Home  Feat. Durwood Black

Baptized In Bourbon  Feat. Uncle Kracker

Red, White & Blue Collar – 

Mount Holly:

Get Up – 



After – 

Nelly Furtado:

Sticks And Stones


Pipe Dreams


Live – 

New Found Glory:

Your Jokes Aren’t Funny

Party On Apocalypse

Call Me Anti-Social

The Sound Of Two Voices

Blurred Vision

Say It Don’t Spray It

Barbed Wire

Short And Sweet

The Cheapest Thrill

Happy Being Miserable – 

New Kids On The Block:



Still Sounds Good

One More Night – 

The New Pornographers:

Whiteout Conditions – 

Night Ranger:

Somehow Someway

Running Out Of Time


Don’t Let Up

(Won’t Be Your) Fool Again

Say What You Want

We Can Work It Out

Comfort Me

Nothing Left Of Yesterday – 

Nikki Lane:

700,000 Rednecks


Big Mouth

Send The Sun

Forever Lasts Forever

Muddy Waters- 

New Music Friday 6/7/17

Yes, I know it is a Wednesday but it has been almost 3 months since I did new music. This is the 3rd of 6 installments to get caught up this week.  In order of simplicity for me, I will post by artists in alphabetical order instead of by the dates they came out.

Check out some songs from some new followers :

One Light by Franki Love –  

Built For War by Becoming Saints – 


Falling In Reverse:

Coming Home



Fuck You And All Your Friends

I Hate Everyone

Hanging On


Straight To Hell

I Don’t Mind

The Departure

Right Now


I’m Bad At Life- 

Father John Misty:

Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution

Leaving LA

When The God Of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay

Two Wildly Different Perspectives

The Memo – 

Fernando Varela:



Ti Amo Per Sempre

No Longer On My Own  – 


Live And Die By The Sword

Wars Of Ages

Lady Of 1000 Sorrows

Warriors And Saints

Rise From The Ashes

Vision Of Tomorrow – 


What Is Love?

Don’t Worry About Me

Love Me Again


Let It Out

No Matter

Under Our Feet

Say It Again

The Last Word

When It Comes To Us

It Isn’t Like You

Cry Like Me

The Smallest Thing – 

Francesca Battistelli:

Where Were You- 

Future Islands:


Beauty Of The Road

North Star

Day Glow Fire

Time On Her Side – 

G-Eazy & Kehlani:

Good Life- 

Gone Is Gone:



Brush With The Wild

That’s What You Get For Gettin’ Outta Bed –  

Great White:

Love Don’t Live Here

Anything For You

Don’t Let Me Go


Sign Of The Times – 

Guy Penrod:

Knowing You’ll Be There

The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference

I’m Forgiven

Count On Me

Then Came The Morning

The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor

Loving God, Loving Each Other-  


Can’t Live Without

All My Love

In Awe


Girl Feat Tree Giants

Love With Your Life – 

Hurray For The Riff Raff:

Hungry Ghost

Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl

Settle – 

Imelda May:

Call Me

Should’ve Been You


Leave Me Lonely

When It’s My Time- 

Infamous Stringdusters:


Soul Searching

Back Home

Let Me Know – 

Jackie Evancho:


Have You Ever Been In Love

Safe And Sound

Writing’s On The Wall





The Haunting- 

Jake Clemons:

All Undone

Move On

Sick, Broke, And Broken- 

James Arthur:

Back From The Edge

Say You Won’t Let Go


Can I Be Him

I Am

Train Wreck

Safe Inside


Let Me Love The Lonely


Sermon Feat. Shotty Horroh

Remember Who I Was – 

James Blunt:

Love Me Better


Lose My Number

Don’t Give Me Those Eyes

Someone Singing Along

Make Me Better

Time Of Our Lives



Courtney’s Song


Over – 

Jennifer Paige:

Forget Me Not

Let Me Love You

Like A Bomb

To The Madness


Can’t Keep You Here  Feat. Coury Palermo- 

Jessi Colter:

Mercy and Loving Kindness (Psalm 136)

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)-  

The Jesus & Mary Chain:

All Things Pass- 

Joey Feek:

Strong Enough To Cry

That’s Important To Me

When The Needle Hit The Vinyl

Nothing To Remember

Southern Girl

See You There

Old Paint – 

John Mayer:

Emoji Of A Wave

Love On The Weekend

In The Blood


Never On The Day You Leave


Roll It On Home

You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me-  

John Mellencamp:


You Are Blind

My Soul’s Got Wings  Feat. Carlene Carter

What Kind Of Man Am I  Feat. Carlene Carter – 

Josh Turner:

All About You

Hometown Girl

Southern Drawl

Where The Girls Are


One Like Mine

Lay Low

Never Had A Reason – 

Judah & The Lion:

Suit And Jacket

Green Eyes

Going To Mars

Graffiti Dreams

Forever, Always

All I Want Is You


Better Man

Uh-Huh, Yeah!

Take It All Back2.0 – 

Julia Michaels :


Kane Brown:


What Ifs


Thunder In The Rain

Pull It Off

Cold Spot

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now



Better Place –

Grandaddy’s Chair- 

Kelly Clarkson & Aloe Blacc:

Loves Goes On –  

Kelsey Waldon:

All By Myself

You Can Have It

False King

Don’t Hurt The Ones (Who’ve Loved You The Most)

I’d Rather Go On

There Must Be A Someone

Let’s Pretend

Life Moves Slow

Travelin’ Down This Lonesome Road

The Heartbreak – 


American Teen

Young Dumb & Broke

Another Sad Love Song





Cold Blooded


Shot Down

Angels – 

Kim Walker-Smith:

Brave Surrender


Awaken Love

On My Side



Fresh Outpouring

You Define Me – 

Kristian Stanfill:

Glorious Day

This We Know – 


Big Sky Country-