Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today's Quote

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it."  ~ Buddha

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

There's Nothing Like Christmas on Etsy!

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There's Nothing Like Christmas ~ By Ron Drago


                                          NEW RELEASE

                      THE JIMMY STEWART ORCHESTRA


        What do you get when you combine the CT Humane Society, 13 swinging musicians, two great vocalists and 9 kid singers? Answer: You get the debut recording of The Jimmy Stewart Orchestra with vocalist Ron Drago belting out the vocals on his original holiday neo-swing song “THERE’S NOTHING LIKE CHRISTMAS”. If you like bands like The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr., you’ll love this song!

          Recorded at Sonalysts Studios Power Station New England, Stewart and Drago brought together many of their talented musical contacts from around the country to assist in putting together what they are sure will be a Christmas favorite for years to come.  Some of the better known musicians who contributed to this recording are JOSHUA LEVY (Pianist/Arranger for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) wrote the arrangement. Lead trumpet great, ROGER INGRAM (formerly with Harry Connick Jr., Ray Charles, Tom Jones and Maynard Ferguson) set the style and pace of the band as lead trumpet. BILL HOLLOMAN (who has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Elton John, Les Paul, and more) blew the hot tenor sax solo. AMANDA CARR (Solo Artist) sang back up and DOUG SAX from The Mastering Lab did the mastering.

         So, how does the Humane Society fit into the equation?  Stewart and his wife Samantha, who plays alto sax on the recording, are volunteers and supporters of their local Humane Society. “We thought combining our love of animals and music into a project that could help raise money to promote animal welfare would be rewarding, so a portion of the proceeds from this song will be donated to the CT Humane Society as well as other animal rescue facilities.”

          The recording is currently available through CD Baby  Check us out at



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Our First Thanksgiving in Sedona!

We had free range turkey! :~)

 We are so thankful for this wonderful food!
 The Trees above our Home
 This is our little lane!

AND REMEMBER!!!! No Farmers NO FOOD!!!

West Fork of Oak Creek, AZ

 Amazing Hike! We crossed over 13 Streams!

All of these ruins are part of the old Mayhew's Lodge complex. The lodge opened in 1925, making it one of the first facilities to cater to tourists in the Sedona area. The forest service purchased the cabins in 1968, when the Mayhew family gave up the business. Mayhew's Lodge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, but removed five years later, after fire gutted the buildings.

Filmmakers used this area when making the movie, "Call of the Canyon" in 1922. The movie was based on the book by Zane Grey, who had a cabin in Payson, Arizona.