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David Archuleta is Coming ~ Look Busy

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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It’s been almost nineteen months that David has been away. His two year mission will be coming to a close sooner than we realize. It’s made me think about his last vlog in which he told us to explore our own hobbies and to basically take time for ourselves and our own interests. My own interests?! David, you were my hobby for the last five years! I put some of my own interests on hold when I became a fan, so I was kind of lost when he left and didn’t know what I’d do for the following twenty-four months.

Time has a way of passing when you’re not paying attention. There are a lot of things that could be accomplished in 24 months. Get an Associate’s or a Master’s Degree. Learn a foreign language. Give birth to a baby. Even two babies. Learn a sport. Write a novel. Lose weight or gain some if you need to. Let your hair grow. Catch up on back seasons of some TV shows. Save money. If I had saved ten dollars a week in a special fund since David left, I would have close to $1,000 by the time he comes home!

I learned that time doesn’t stand still and was thinking about things that have happened during the last year and a half. Obama was re-elected President. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four game sweep to win the World Series. The United States government shut down. Hurricane Sandy hit Atlantic City, NJ like a cyclone and caused 8 million people to lose power. The new Iphone5 became available. We lost Robin Gibb of The BeeGees and Marvin Hamlisch, two musicians whose contribution to music is immeasurable. Unfortunately there was a horrific movie theater shooting, a terrible school shooting and a heinous bombing in Massachusetts.

When I reflect on the last nineteen months, I didn’t save money in a special fund nor did I write the next great novel. I didn’t learn a new sport either. But I’ve been brushing up on my Spanish enough so that I can converse with Gladys en espanol, un pocito, during chat. I’m enjoying a brand new cereal that came on the market recently. It’s called Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch. The only reason I’m mentioning it is that I know David will like it too, because I remember how he loved Honey Bunches of Oats and this one is very similar, but even better. (Thank you for telling me about it, Sky!)

Since American Idol Season 7 ended I rarely watch TV but as of a year ago, I found a TV show that I can really sink my teeth into. Two shows, in fact! One is called, The Voice (no relation lol) and the other is Nashville. I also joined the ranks and succumbed to the Candy Crush Saga. Level 84, thank you very much! And my little granddaughter, who was almost one year old when David left, had wisps of blonde hair when I took her picture for the “I Will Be Here #2014″ video. She could only say one or two words at that time. Now she has a hot mess of blonde curls cascading down her back. Her vocabulary has grown tremendously and she speaks like she’s two going on twenty! I’m teaching her to say “David, Come Home!” :)

How are your plans going? Have you accomplished what you set out to do in David’s absence?

 

92 Responses to “David Archuleta is Coming ~ Look Busy”

  1. marlie7 said

    It seems so good to think we are on the last few months of the countdown!

    Well, I did finish and publish the novel. LOL I purged my house of all the accumulated stuff of 20 years – including things that belonged to my grown children. I do now have room for all of my David Archuleta memorabilia (CD’s, posters, t-shirts, key chains, necklace, signed pictures, etc.) I took over a new business. I lightened and highlighted my hair (to hide the gray).

    But I didn’t (yet) lose the weight I was going to shed. I didn’t learn Spanish. I haven’t started an exercise program. I haven’t finished the second novel.

    I have listened to every DA song at least a thousand times. I have gotten lost in the DA YouTube vortex for days. I have found and saved every obscure DA video I could find. I have had many memorable nights at chat watching DA videos and the full version of NA at least 10 times (is it more?)

    Can’t wait for David to come home. I miss him.

  2. Grammyj said

    Marlie7, you’ve done a lot! Life does throw you some curves, and mine was that I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. After chemo, surgery and radiation treatments I am currently cancer-free. David’s positive songs especially from TOSOD really helped me along with family and friends, of course. Can’t say I got a lot accomplished but am now in a “Good Place” and am reminding everyone that we need to “Look Around” and don’t take things for granted. I am anxious for David to come back too.

  3. funfee said

    Good article, Bebe! Congrats on all you’ve done & to you too, Marlie! Grammyj, so glad you are doing well now!! I am happy that I have accomplished a few things since David left: I’ve lost 30 lbs (& still losing!), workout more often (about 3-4 times a week) & I’ve been putting change into my “David box” regularly for the last 18 months!! (need to have enough money for flights, hotels, VIPs, whatever!). My closet is still a mess though & there are a lot of projects I should be working on! But hey, we still have time, right!! Thank you so much to all of you who have kept this site going. It has been a huge help in keeping spirits raised while “our guy” is away! :) Love you guys!

  4. betsy said

    Marlie – And a good novel it is. I’ve always wanted to do that but realized I am just not a writer. I’d rather read, and when it comes to that,
    I’ve been back at it like a madwoman. I have a new found love for all things FDR lol. Just try to not fall in love with the book Lucy and Franklin.
    I reread all of the Adriana Trigiani books, they are like jewels. Her characters are like friends.
    They are making one of them into a movie, filming starts today. (Big Stone Gap)

    Grammy – I’d say you got a lot accomplished. I’m sure the positivity of TOSOD helped, but you had something to do with that as well. :)
    Glad you are in a “Good Place”.

    My current thing is to help a friend as much as I can. I am as driven to do this as anything in my life.
    She’s gone through hell this past year, starting with the murder of her brother and
    the death of her only other sibling.
    We talk almost nightly, and late into the night. I will never stop listening to her.
    She knows about the David thing. I spilled all. I have told her she has to come with me to a concert.

  5. Grammyj praise God you are now cancer-free I’m so happy to hear that :) Marlie7 that’s some great accomplishments you have done during the two years, good for you!! I’ve been starting work on my first novel as well :)

    Are we really down to almost five months now? That’s crazy!! I never imagined the time would fly by so quickly, and yet it has. When David left, I honestly had NO CLUE what I was going to do in his absence and was pretty freaked out by it, but it gave me an opportunity I eventually realized, and I took advantage of it. Even though I haven’t done BIG life-changing things that many others would be talking about, I’ve made a number of big personal changes that I never imagined doing had he not left.

    I’ll try to keep this short lol but I doubt that’ll happen. One of the biggest things was me growing closer to God in David’s absence and that led to many other wonderful things. A few months after turning nineteen last year I decided to go back to church, and have been there full time for a little over a year now since late August :) I also got involved more and volunteered at the church tag sales and began to have a new family to rely on. I spent time with friends and went through some heartaches as any high school grad encounters with losing friends and discovering who your true friends really are. I have also made new ones throughout college who have been my confidants and been there for me ever since he’s been gone, not to mention finding some fellow fans too!!

    I graduated from high school a few months after David left and started college, I’m now in the middle of my third semester for my second year :) majoring in what I love, I’ll be getting my Associate’s Degree in the spring :) I got published in their literary magazine my very first semester last year and have continued to write and submit. I’ve taken different classes that have given me great opportunities to understand things, question them, and expand my writing. Just last night I got inducted into TWO honor societies and have made Dean’s List every semester so far. I did an internship in PR last semester as well which helped me get some work experience. I haven’t found a job yet unfortunately; I briefly had one during the summer but it was an awful experience and I had to quit so the hunt continues there.

    I also took time to explore music. I found more music to listen to and began to see people in a different light as time went on. I usually liked SOME songs from specific artists such as OneRepublic for example or Alicia Keys but then I got some of their albums and I was amazed that I didn’t find them sooner. I also added Mandisa, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew West, Hunter Hayes, just to name a few, to my list of music. I also recently bought an Eva Cassidy CD and I love it so David’s absence also gave me a chance to expand my music some more and appreciate albums I haven’t listened to in so long such as Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson.

    But I have to be honest, and I’m not sure how many others may feel the same or think I’m coo coo lol, but I’m glad David went on his mission. Those two years we have gave me an opportunity to really look at myself and grow, A LOT. I became a better and again different person after he left. I mean yes I still listened to his music and yes I have sent letters to him *I just sent my most recent one yesterday* but I’ve done so every couple of months so I can take time for myself for a while. On Monday I discovered my true calling to be a Christian Romance writer and plan to pursue it. Besides music, I also expanded and explored more in regards to books, because I was lost and stuck with my path. Writing wise I also have recently participated in a writing showcase on a writing website called Pen and Muse, there will be another one for Christmas that I also signed up for :) If any fellow writers out there want a link just ask!

    But the biggest accomplishment for me was fully accepting David as a part of my life for good. When he was leaving I realized I had to confront what he meant to me in my life and how I felt about him, and that took a good number of months to get to that point. Him going away on his mission was life-changing for me and one of the best things that ever happened to me or my life, and I found myself realizing I never would have realized what I had in my life or what was given to me by God if he stayed, and I’m glad he left.

    I had my bad days where I missed David terribly. I thought about him every single day. However, I also admitted finally ever since he left I have not been ok, especially this year. I struggled to be so strong for everyone, especially David, but I knew there were days I couldn’t. There were days I had to be down, to cry, to be angry, impatient *especially recently in regards to Miley and Bieber’s antics*, and broken. Those were some really difficult feelings to have. I struggled with my writing, confronting my personal demons, friends, being looked down upon and misunderstood by others, being unappreciated by family and many other personal issues that I knew sooner or later had to be healed. It wasn’t easy, not in the slightest. I also realized I need to stop worrying so much about money, my future, and my grades and not take it so seriously. Because it’s not worth it. Also, that the actions of others are not a reflection on me but on THEM.

    So I have done A LOT of soul searching; it was that time to. Anyways, oh dang this looks like a novel here lol sorry about that. It was A LOT of things to be done.

    Let me just comment on this: I know people may look at this and either think I’m bragging or feel bad that they haven’t accomplished as much as me. DON’T. Please don’t feel bad if you haven’t done a lot for yourself during David’s absence. Even if you do one little thing that you haven’t done before or do something to make yourself feel better, that’s still progress that’s still something to be proud of. Everyone has looked at David’s mission in different ways and have reacted in different ways; this just has been my way of coping and trying to move forward. If anything, I hope maybe the things I’ve done may inspire fellow fans too that even with the bad days when we miss David, we can still go on with life and do great things, even if to everyone else they are so little. To us they’re big things, their little steps forward, and their moments we can look back on and be proud that we did them. So be proud you’re still supporting David, be proud you’re inspiring other people to keep going when life throws curves, and be proud you’re doing things for yourself, because sometimes you need to give yourself as much love and compassion as the people around you. That’s another hard lesson I had to learn for myself; regard how I feel and stand up for it when the need arises, and accept it.

    Anyways, let’s all be proud we made it this far. :) We’ve done great things and will continue to. David will be home soon, and praying to God on this one, that things will turn out better in the end, and greater. They will. They always do.

  6. Abrra said

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! David tweets!

    David Archuleta covers “Heaven” by Bryan Adams while in Singapore in 2012. David and Yusaini Samat (who played guitar for David while in Singapore) played around with some acoustic covers during some downtime between shows and this one we recorded.

    Abrra’s Candy Jar mp3 http://www.mediafire.com/download/7ubac9xbyhp7bl1/Heaven+%28David+Archuleta+Acoustic+Cover%29Singapore+2012.mp3

    Abrra

  7. MT said

    Bebe,
    Great post!

    There are a few things I planned to do while David was gone. Like Marlie, I haven’t yet started that exercise program, but now that she’s reminded me, I’m going to move the exercise equipment into a room where I constantly see it to remind me. :D

    Funfee,
    Kudos to you for making such great progress on the weight loss program. Let’s see if I can match that. :) I need to lose about 20 pounds.

    I wanted to learn Spanish. That lasted two weeks. :( Sorry David. And sorry to Gladys because if we meet, I won’t be able to talk to you in Spanish. I only learned about 30 words and they probably won’t be very useful. lol But I do hope I get to meet you. Maybe Bebe can translate! :)

    I have managed to save some David funds. I’m actually making nice progress on that goal. That one is VERY important. Seeing David live is an absolute MUST for me so I never forgot about that one. I have also accomplished a few other personal goals that I wanted to so I’m really happy about that. :D

    Marlie,
    Like you, I love to write. After I wrote my own book, I stopped reading. I can now say that I have read at least one book, yours! And I have to confess it was better than mine. :) But you need to finish that second one. I’m waiting for it! haha Just thought I’d give you a little push. ;)

    Grammyj
    I’m so happy to hear you’re doing better!! “Look Around” Great advice!

    Betsy,
    Helping others. It sounds to me like your time is being put to very good use!

    Kristen,
    Thanks for sharing. You said: “be proud you’re doing things for yourself, because sometimes you need to give yourself as much love and compassion as the people around you.” I like that. David said part of what his Mission was about is “personal growth.” It sounds like you’ve been doing a lot of that yourself. You’ve accomplished quite a lot in the last two years. Congrats on doing well in college and best of luck with your writing!

  8. MT said

    Abrra,
    Thanks so much for posting David’s acoustic Heaven! Gahhh … who sounds like that just sitting in a chair in what looks like a hotel lobby? No mic, no special acoustic setting, yet manages to sound amazing!!!

    David,
    You need to get yourself back to singing, pronto!!
    MT

    Ok, I know he’s not gonna listen to me, but I just had to put that out there. LOL

    That boy was Born To Sing!!!!

  9. Abrra said

    Bebe is attending a wedding today. She texted me and said she wanted to thank everyone for their comments today. She will be on later to respond personally.

    Abrra

  10. Dayzee said

    Bebe, I like the looks of your calendar…..X X X X X. So many days have passed. Surely I have accomplished something. No novel, closets still messy, no money, no new language. I did vacuum once or twice. Does that count?

    Going on a haunted house tour with 5 granddaughters tonight. Will miss chat. Dang it. But we will have a great time.

  11. Abrra said

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    Click to go there http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  12. Bebe♥ great post, this is so true for me…”My own interests?! David, you were my hobby for the last five years! I put some of my own interests on hold when I became a fan, so I was kind of lost when he left and didn’t know what I’d do for the following twenty-four months.”
    ahhh yes, took me a long time to get past that point,and get back to the real world.I realized I had neglected quite a few projects that had been pushed to the sidelines while I spent more and more free time involved in the world of David Archuleta.What was it I was interested in before David? haha I really had to stop and think!
    hmm accomplishments….I don’t speak Spanish yet,but I can sing along with David!
    (does watching Nandito Ako forty-‘leven hundred times count? :) I think thats quite an accomplishment myself)lol
    and how about attendance records in Unplugged?

    Personally, the past two years have been busy with just ‘life’ in general! The first year David was gone,I delved into work on my house,painting, fixing,planting,repairing,I did it myself so it took months,but I did it,sold it and moved to an apartment. Now after 25 years in a house, that was a big change for me.But hey, home is where the heart is♥
    2013 has been a difficult year,on many levels for me and my family, but we are managing to get through a difficult year with the love of friends, and each other.Can’t say I will be sorry to see 2013 ushered out and 2014 ushered in!
    Anxious for David’s 2014 return, and for him to bring that healing SMILE with him♥

    Glad you tried that cereal Bebe! haha (You guys should give it a try..David WOULD like it,he likes everything:))

    Kristen♥ I don’t think I said welcome the other day so Welcome!

    great comments..just love ya’ll♥…thats all

  13. skydancer1x said

    gahhh that Heaven!!!.Miss him soo bad!

  14. jans11 said

    First, I want to tell you that I was listening to TOSOD pretty well full blast in my car on the way to the mall. Then while in Penny’s this beautiful voice comes over the PA system! David singing “Something Bout Love”!!! It’s funny how that makes a big smile develop and puts a spring in our step! Sure made shopping so much more fun! :)

    Bebe, “I knew they weren’t gonna do jack! Haha And that picture is perfect for that caption! :) I also love “The Voice” and “Nashville”. The only thing I wanted to do while David was gone was get better in my Spanish, to no avail! Got a few words ahead, but my regular life is so busy, it just whizzes by, probably because the older you get, the faster time goes! :) So, I try and not wish my life away, but can’t wait til David returns.

    Marlie, what is the name of your novel? I love to read!

    Kristen, Sounds like things are “gellin” for you. Here’s to a long and happy life ahead of you. :)

    6..Oh, Abrra…………..YES!!!!!!!!! and thanks again for that wonderful candy jar and also for all the great side pictures where we can ck them out every once in awhile! :)

    Dayzee, I imagine that paper chain is looking good right now!! Gettin shorter and shorter!

    #DA2014

  15. Lynnella said

    GrammyJ, so glad to hear you are now cancer free. It’s a scary disease. My best friend is in the middle of battling stage 4 colon cancer right now.

    I haven’t been on here much in the last year. I got married July 2012 and divorced July 2013, so it’s been a rough year for me too. David’s music has done a lot to help me keep my spirits up. I’ve listened to The Prayer so many times I can’t count them, also Begin. It’s hard to have to start all over again at my age (72), but I was alone 20 years before I got married, so I remember how to do this. It’s just a little harder now.

    I’ve written a lot of poetry over the last few years, so I used my writing to help get my feelings out. I’d like to get some of it published some day, but don’t know how to go about it. Maybe one day.

    Looking forward to David’s return. Unless he comes to where I live, or can drive to and come back the same day, I won’t get to see him in concert. But, I sure do watch all the videos online. I’m so appreciative of those who remember all of us who can’t be there, and make those wonderful videos. Thanks, ladies.

  16. gladys1961 said

    In these two years I discovered that I am a very lucky person .

    I had to make a great effort , but I could start a college career.

    I could realize that the language is not a barrier , it is an incentive to keep trying to communicate.

    I created a blog about David , and crazy ideas out of my head . The Spanish language allowed me to navigate in calm and turbulent waters , when I write about David , I’m never drift.

    My English still do not have a creative stage , is a way of saying that my English is very basic , but I hope to have a surprise for you ladies, when we meet in the first concert of David .

    I learned to use many systems putting the right questions at you tube , and ! ! the miracle happened ! ! . I could understand the answers.

    I dreamed for long to have my passport , my visa and see David in concert in the United States, in that order.
    But the plans were backwards. The July 15, 2012 I saw David for the first time , but in another aspect of his life , I saw it in a devotional in Chile. And I know very well that I am one of the privileged to live this time .

    Watch and listen to David , happened first , but now I have my passport and visa, and the time is approaching .
    I’m taking intensive English classes , is somewhat slow but sure.

    The events of my life in these two years were step by step.
    My mom says that destiny is written , I say that the destination writes oneself. To search for a middle ground, it can be said that my destiny is written but I can improve that script.

  17. jans11 said

    GrammyJ, I’m sorry that I missed your post for some reason. But so glad that you are in remission now. Glad that you are in your “good place”. That “C” is a scary thing and I pray every day that they will find a cure for it. My husband passed from lung cancer 5 yrs ago. It takes so many and I hate it. I am in my “good place” even tho it’s not exactly what I want, I know there are many people a lot worse off. So far my health has been good. That’s why and how David has blessed me so much the last 5 yrs. :)

    Lynnella, I can feel for you as we are about the same age and it is super hard to start over. David has been so good for us…… :)

    Gladys, You have been very lucky, even tho meeting David came in backwards! haha Makes no difference when as long it happened! Right! Glad everything is falling into place and I hope to meet you one day next year. Your diligence learning English is paying off. :) So happy for you.

    #DA2014

  18. tawna21 said

    Goodness, bebe, you made me remember that I forgot that I was going to learn Spanish while David was gone. I really did think about it for a long time, and the community education flyer came in the mail, and I thought about signing up, and didn’t. Then I forgot about it. But, I’m not kicking myself down the street over it. I’ve accomplished a lot in the last 19 months. Just little things here and there, but things that needed or wanted to be done. I can say that this time has caused me to reflect a lot on the importance of kindness and patience with others, whether we know them or not. David does it in his everyday comings and goings, and it’s something that I’ve found that I like having in my daily life. Some days I succeed better than others.

    Yeah, it’s like Kristen said, “do something to make yourself feel better, that’s still progress that’s still something to be proud of”. Amen.

    #DA2014

  19. germanyet said

    LOL! I normally lurk at all David sites – but I just had to comment about this post! Too funny!! What? Now everyone is scurrying around trying to come up with a project before David gets back? I am so proud of myself for actually carrying through two goals and I have David to be thankful for giving me the courage and the challenge! I’ve always wanted to create and sell educational products as well as create a blog! Small steps at a time allowed me to achieve both goals! Won’t David be proud of me? :) I can already see David say: WOW! I am so proud of you!” (one can dream). Here are the links to show my proof!

    http://thebeezyteacher.blogspot.com/

    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Thebeezyteacher

  20. Abrra said

    Germanyet,

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    Enjoyed looking over your projects.

    Lurk less, comment more. :cool:

    Abrra

  21. fenfan said

    Unlike many of you, I have not managed to do many of the things I thought I would while David is gone. The novel I want to write remains a figment of my imagination. I still don’t know any Spanish except “muy caliente” to correctly describe a certain singer.
    But I am super chuffed that I am considered a writer on this site and three of my articles have been published so far!

  22. MT said

    fen,
    ” I still don’t know any Spanish except “muy caliente” to correctly describe a certain singer.”

    haha At least you learned the important words. ;)

    Germanyet,
    Welcome! Hope to “see” you here more often. Kudos on achieving your goals!

  23. bebereader said

    Yesterday was a busy day for me, Was glad that I made it back home for chat. Thank you all for your comments. That new Heaven video is just what we needed to carry us for the remaining five months. Still, I hope there’s more where that came from!

    Marlie,
    Even though you didn’t finish, you really accomplished a lot and you’re an inspiration to us!

    GrammyJ,
    Was so glad to hear that you’re back in a ‘Good Place” now! You are one of many who have said that TOSOD helped them tremendously!

    Funfee,
    You’ve accomplished, too! Seems we all have similar goals in losing weight and tackling our closets. I still have a lot to go and you’re right we still have five months to finish. Sorta like cramming for a test at the last minute. Thank you for the kudos! This site is a labor of love to maintain but we really do appreciate your encouragement.

    Betsy,
    I used to be an avid reader, hence my screen name. Maybe you should have chosen Betsyreader. haha Bless you for being such a caring friend!

    Kristin,
    Your comment was so enjoyable to read. You are very insightful for someone so young. Good luck to you in your writing and in college. Looking forward to more of your comments.

    MT,
    “I’m going to move the exercise equipment into a room where I constantly see it to remind me.”
    If I moved the exercise equipment, I would be too exhausted to exercise. LOL Keep saving! Can’t wait to meet you in 2014!

    Dayzee,
    “Bebe, I like the looks of your calendar…..X X X X X. So many days have passed. Surely I have accomplished something. No novel, closets still messy, no money, no new language. I did vacuum once or twice. Does that count?”

    Everything counts. Dayzee! lol
    I would love to take credit for the calendar and the screamcap and the caption and the title of this article, but it was all our lovely Angelica! She is the greatest! (All I did was write the article. ;))

    Sky!!,
    Painting, fixing and repairing a house for sale and then moving is quite an accomplishment for one year, I’d say. You’ve been through a lot, {{{my friend}}}. Time for some pampering and a healing smile! (David, Come Home!)

    Jans,
    The fans for the tv shows, The Voice and Nashville is growing daily! I knew there were more fans out there. So true “the older you get, the faster time goes! :)” I ‘m feeling it too. And there’s still time to learn Spanish.

    Lynella,
    I hope you can get to a concert in 2014. There is nothing like that euphoric feeling you get after seeing David sing live. Writing is a great outlet for getting feelings out. I was never good at writing poetry so I really admire those who can. Best of luck in publishing your work.

    Gladys,
    I think you are the biggest inspiration in this fanbase. You have faced you fears and conquered them and are continuing to forge ahead. Looking forward to seeing you at a concert in 2014.

    Tawna,
    Congratulations on your accomplishments, large or small. Thank you for reminding me about the importance of kindness and patience with others, whether we know them or not. Sometimes I think I forget about this. I don’t think anyone would call me rude (well maybe someone would lol) but I appreciate the importance of keeping those virtues in mind.

    Germanyet,
    Welcome to The Voice! It makes me happy that my article brought you out of lurkdom. You live in Germany? Cool! Do you know any other fans of David there? Thanks for the links to your blogs. Quite an accomplishment!

  24. germanyet said

    Hello beberead, yes I do live in Germany and I do know of a couple of other fans here but I’ve never met them or run into them at any of David’s events in the states.

  25. MT said

    {{{Sky}}},
    Here’s hoping that 2014 is a wonderful year for you. ♥ And hopefully it will be the year we meet up at a David concert!! :)

    Bebe,
    Looking forward to meeting you too! :)

  26. djafan said

    Bebe! Oh no you didn’t!!!! haha This is great. So many things to relate to. and so timely with the “day” approaching! So many things planned, some done, some started and others only thoughts lol

    I was going to plant an herb and vegetable garden. I bought soil and seeds that I haven’t planted. I’ll have to wait until spring.

    I was going to get in shape, I started slowly but then divine intervention happened to force me go get with it, gallstones. I’m getting in shape, no choice lol

    I was going to send him a card every month and I didn’t. I wish I had but plan to from now until his return.

    I was saving but had to some unexpected expenses and poof, but I’ve started saving again. We all need to be at his first concert!

    And I didn’t give up David, I couldn’t even if I tried. It’s hard to think of things I did for me before David. I’ve always loved the time with family, they bring me incredible joy every day.. But what David doesn’t realize is that he opened the world to me, and has lead me on this incredible journey that I never imagined possible And here we are with a few months to go and the waiting intensifies. And after that great acoustic Heaven surprise.the anticipation is out of control lol. Wow what a voice. It’s so exciting to see all the attention it’s receiving.MJ’s posted it as did emusicality, rickeys and a few others. You could leave a comment at MJ’s > http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-acoustic-heaven-singapore-2012-video.htm

    I also want to say that I’ve spent the evening reading all the wonder comments. So please continue to let us know what is on your ODD mind :)

  27. djafan said

    I want to congratulate the accomplishments, pray for those in need, and encourage those and myself to get on it! It’s never to late!

  28. bebereader said

    Fenfan,
    We are honored and privileged to have you as a writer on The Voice and look forward to more of your articles. And there’s still time to accomplish what you thought you’d do while David is gone. The comments here are giving me the incentive I needed.

    Germanyet,
    Just curious….which of David’s concerts have you been to in the states?

    Djafan,
    You have so many great ideas in your plans for these two years! You can still fulfill some of them. Like you said, “it’s never too late.”

  29. bebereader said

    World Wide Trending party this Friday, October 25.

    10PM Eastern Time

    Topic: David Archuleta Excitement Is Growing

  30. djafan said

    Bebe,

    I think I remember germanyet was at the Tejano show where David sang this. I still remember having to pick myself up off the floor when I realized that was David singing with a mariachi. I hope he does more of that.

  31. djafan said

    germanyet, Is this you at about 2ish?

  32. germanyet said

    Hey guys, sorry for the late response but I have to make myself get ready for the next day and bed time before I get onto the David sites! I’ll never get anything done! Yes I have seen David in Arizona at the American Idol concert, with Demi Lovato tour in Houston, and Tejano music awards in San Antonio and McFly concert in London. Hopefully more times to come in the future!

  33. bluesky4home said

    Bebereader –

    What a fun post! I was really hoping someone would do a post that would let us catch up on each other… and you did! I know that this site is “all about DA”, and still for me, it is about all of you as well. Because I see him in all of you and you in all of him. (hummm, not sure that is quite right… But on second thoughts, I think I will leave the grammar the way it is.)

    I am delighted to hear about your lives and some of what you have been up to. I love hearing from “new” people and enjoying the variety, the fun, and the wealth of people who make up these groups. Well done!!

    So.. what have I been up to? Well, I did not practice my Spanish, so I am still much better at comprehension than I am at speaking. From what I hear though, speaking is not usually something that comes up at DA shindigs, so I can manage there. And for Gladys, I love your posts and know enough to say, Fantastico!

    What did I do? I have re-written and expanded two manuals (for my own work), written one new course, and have another in the process. My goal when he left was simply to recuperate from a major medical situation. But my dream was to finally be able to teach some of what I do online. I now am in the middle of teaching three courses (trying out a new online format) and although the courses are small for now (still in experimental stage), they are touching Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Cancun, California, Colorado, Arizona,and Minnesota. So I feel like I am on the right way – just need to trust in finding always better tools. (I teach Face2Face in real time.)

    I have taken up music in a (kinda) new way. I have discovered new artists that I love in both vocal and instrumental offerings. And I would like to say that You Tube will be a whole new venue for DA when he comes back.

    This I believe. Get your cameras ready, DA, the world wants to see you in action!

    My family has grown, challenges continue to show me who I am. I am grateful for the chance to come here and get to know all of you.

    Thanks to all the admins and all of you who have written: I love knowing you a little better.
    <3 <3 <3

    bluesky

  34. Abrra said

    Bebe I think you and I had a similar experience over the last 17 months (except I don’t have a baby granddaughter). I really didn’t think I had to set any goals. I just wanted to hang on the best I could until David came back. Like some here I did have a wake up call type illness. It was a gift in disguise because I learned about nutrition and exercise to keep more healthy so I can go to more concerts! Haha I do have priorities. I started reading more books and talking longer walks. I send cards to David in Chile for holidays. I can’t really think of a lot to say in a letter. My David time has stayed about the same despite his advice to focus on personal growth. Sorry David, you are still the most interesting person I know LOL

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    Here is David in Jakarta backstage. It looks like he is reading a fan letter. So if you wrote to him, imagine that this is him reading your letter.

    Fenfan #21 We are honored to have someone with your credentials (TV News producer?) who is willing to write for us. I had to run to Google for the word “chuffed”.

    Chuffed
    To be quite proud of ones self

    I had never heard that before. Its British slang so It makes sense that you would know it, being from Singapore.

    Djafan #31 you scare me. Seriously, you caught the brief comment by David about Germany? I watch a ton of YT but I doubt I would have recalled that.

    Its so nice to see all the names of fans who are posting again. I know you visit but to have to comment is just the best!

    Abrra

  35. tawna21 said

    Abrra… so glad you looked that word up for us! I wondered about it, but just skipped over it. Now I’m more educated…. this site has done quite a bit of that for me. :)

  36. Abrra said

    Tawna
    The only word I know that is close to chuffed is chaffed. I had to verify the meaning or wonder for the rest of my life what is means.

    Abrra

  37. betsy said

    So many people have accomplished so much! I never really had a plan lol. I’d like to lose 10 pounds, but not enough to actually
    do anything about it. (I’ve lost 5 in the last week and a half, but that was bronchitis, so cheating. I can never eat when I’m sick.
    (Plus, it’ll come back. ;)
    I would like to learn another language, but I’m no good at it. This is a fact.
    (I did say Salamat to a really sweet customer who was speaking Tagalog with her friends. I sold her her pictures, then thanked her.
    I said “That’s all I’ve got, lol”

    I never set out to help anyone, the circumstances demanded it. Anyone else would do this, I know. I worry that I sounded braggy, and I hate that.
    Something else is driving me, probably my mom looking down and gently showing me her ways. ♥
    I’m the lucky one, getting a new friend. ♥
    (also, her daughter likes David – when she heard I’d seen him, she said “I LOVE ELEVATOR.” I need to find out how she knew it. Taking it quietly. :)

    Oh, I forgot one other thing! I took the insurance money destined to replace my crushed skis, boots, poles (the tornado) and bought an antique piano.
    I am learning to play. I had always loved to play on the one we had growing up. Now I have my own. There are amazing tutorials on
    Youtube. I also bought a book.
    I’m done with skiing. Nowadays I prefer a warm fire and my piano.

    Abs, I love the word chuffed. Read it in a book once. I think it was Outlander. Which is GREAT. And Starz is making into a series. Can’t wait.
    (p.s. the fans of that book are very reminiscent of D fans in the beginning. The FB page is all constant posting about the characters, especially
    Jamie.. What’s funny is that my husband read them too, and is a fb friend of the page. He actually chats with these women. I find it HILARIOUS. So does he.
    He’s having so much fun, he loves all the talk of Scotland.)

    Phew, too dang wordy tonight.

  38. SandyBeaches said

    I have thought over the past several months that it was probably not so bad that David was not here singing and touring. I wouldn’t have been able to make his concerts. I sometimes live in the mystical, soulful side of life and I see that these two past years had a lot happen with some things not so nice but some quite beautiful. It is like he said, I will leave now because there is life to be led everywhere, so let’s have a timeout. Of course he didn’t say that at all.

    This is not a sad story really because it has a positive outcome. A few months ago I lost my best friend to cancer. I dearly miss her every day. She was 12 years, 6 months old. She was a chocolate lab named Mya. Some of you may remember, she pulled my husband to safety from a ravine of snow and ice. I played “Be Still My Soul” for many nights to help her get to sleep and it worked quite nicely. I felt badly especially because she had had such a difficult time and had not had what she wanted in life.

    She was the bigger pup from a litter of two girls only and she had a white star on her chest. She had lived through many of life’s happenings including our daughter’s house which was her house, burnt to the ground. It was a huge life really.

    The day after she had passed away, I called the breeder where our Mya came from and asked if they might be having a litter that would carry Mya’s pedigree from years ago. Quite by councidence they were going to have puppies in August who were directly related to her though generations before.

    There were two girls born, one bigger than the other, with a star on her chest. Without a doubt, she would be coming home with me. Her pedigree showed that Mya was her great aunt. Mysteriously enough she took to the blueberry bushes that were planted for Mya as she had loved fruit. The little one ran to the berries and picked them carefully so as to not drop a single one. The coincidental likenesses between the two are never ending. I felt this was Mya’s puppy. I introduced her to David’s videos. She is fascinated and I can listen to his music again.

    Strangely enough, Mya was named then if was found her mother’s name was Saya. The puppy was named Anya without realizing the closeness to her relatives. The best part is that I can listen to David again and I knew I would. Since He has left, I have taken in two rescues, followed lost dogs until found and back with their owners, financed surgeries for those who had no one and donated to animals in need.

    That is just my soft hearted part of two years not mentioning the weddings and a new baby on the way in our family!

    Thank you Bebe for your thoughtful writing.

    SB

  39. bebereader said

    I am thrilled to read all the interesting comments from our reguar posters and from those who decided to de-lurk! All comments are appreciated. Thank you!

    Djafan,
    You have an unusually good memory!
    Is it for anything David related or for everything?
    Thanks for those videos!

    Germanyet,
    You’ve been to four concerts so far, 3 in the U.S. That’s so impressive considering you live in Germany and David is based in the U.S.

    Bluesky,
    Kudos on all your accomplishments – expanding manuals, writing and teaching online courses that reach people abroad and in the US! You always amaze me and keep me inspired. Congrats too on the growth of your family!

    Abbra,
    …and you kept busy finding new/old videos to entertain us with in Unplugged each week to the delight of all of us who participate each Saturday night! Muchas Gracias!

    Betsy,
    Your comment was sort of like catching up with you on a phone call except it was a one way conversation! LOL I especially loved reading about the antique piano. Imagine all the history behind it! Helping a friend is always a good thing no matter how you rationalize it. What you get back will fill you up and make you very happy.

    SB,
    I got so emotional from reading your comment. I miss your writing. I’m so sorry you lost your beloved Mya and am glad you have a new pup now. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding and on the impending arrival in your family.

    “The best part is that I can listen to David again and I knew I would. Since He has left, I have taken in two rescues, followed lost dogs until found and back with their owners, financed surgeries for those who had no one and donated to animals in need.” {{{SandyBeaches}}}

    I also lost my beloved cat, Peaches, a gorgeous red tabby with a kind soul, somewhere during the last 19 months. I don’t remember when exactly but that is intentional. He was 20 years old and didn’t look his age because he had a new lease on life when we adopted another kitten, Trixie, four years ago, and he immediately assumed a parental role to her, washing her until her coat shined. He was able to remove matting in her fur that was impossible for me to do. He loved to eat her kitten food and drink up all her water when she first arrived here. LOL My house has 3 floors and Trixie taught Peachy to play by running up and down the stairs many times a day. It was a workout for him but he dropped some weight and I’m convinced that is one of the reasons he lived as long as he did. Still, not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, with love.

  40. SandyBeaches said

    {{{Bebe}}},

    It would be a lonely planet without the Animals!! Of course they are required at least in this family to enjoy David’s music!! Thanks for your personal story too!

    SB

  41. SandyBeaches said

    Oh, I forgot to say I love the title of the article!! :)

  42. fenfan said

    About “chuffed” – sorry to have caused some puzzlement! I usually try to write/spell American here but sometimes I forget. LOL
    #37 Betsy – antique piano – wish I had one. Would you like to learn to play “Forevermore”? I have the sheet music – found it after a long search. I’ll email it to you if you want it.

  43. bluesky4home said

    Sandybeaches and Bebe reader – I loved your posts so very much, sharing about the friends you have loved, lost and by whom you have been so richly blessed.

    Thank you so much.

    I lost three close relatives in three years, one of which was my dear sister. I have always loved the song “I know you by heart”, sung by Eva Cassidy. When I hear it, I feel the love I felt for them anew. Not in sadness, but in a fulness of gratitude. I am so glad DA was inspired by her. What this says about him….. speaks volumes.

    And this small bit, where her voice is alone – and you can hear every nuance. So telling of her heart and spirit. She was on her way to another place. Still, she left a trail of love and beauty, no matter that she was leaving our way for her own.

  44. betsy said

    Awwww SB & Bebe ♥
    It’s such a hard thing, losing someone.
    But what good memories they leave us with. :)

    Sb, I love hearing animal rescue stories. I have a customer who came in a few months ago, looking
    for a medicine dropper to feed the 2 week old kitten that someone had tossed out. :( I saw her yesterday and
    she showed me video of this happy, feisty, growing kitten. :)

    Fen, I really appreciate the offer, but it’s beyond my skill level. Although today I learned to play half of
    Lean on Me with two hands lol. Still not good, but it’s so much fun learning. I just needed an empty house.
    Which I had for about 6 hours today. It was peaceful and lovely and rare.

  45. bebereader said

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    http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

  46. MT said

    Just saw a photo that has me scratching my head wondering just how David does this!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    How can he look so young on the right and so much older on the left when it’s the same day, the same boardwalk, the same clothes, and the same guy!!?!!

  47. bebereader said

    Just because…

    SB, Bluesky and Betsy…Thank you.

  48. bebereader said

    MT#46 “How can he look so young on the right and so much older on the left when it’s the same day, the same boardwalk, the same clothes, and the same guy!!?!!”

    Ahhh That’s one of the great mysteries of life. ;)

  49. MT said

    Bebe,
    aaahhhhhh .. that Heaven video. I was just going to go watch that. Again. LOL Thanks. :)

  50. betsy said

    Guys, I love this video so much.

    2:29 ♥ ♥

  51. djafan said

    Abrra, lol I remember hearing David say Germany and wondered why. I watched again and I couldn’t believe someone came from Germany to see him and I’ve never forgotten. And now years later we have the pleasure of hearing from her :)

    Bebe, haha I don’t remember everything but some things for some reason David and non David things stick in my brain.

    MT, Ikr? He must be a chameleon or a shift changer, I think that’s what its called.

    Betsy, Just watched 2:29.

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  52. 51. DJA! that! …0–<—-<

  53. jans11 said

    38…SB…your story was so heartwarming, sounds like fate to me. Life is stranger than fiction sometimes :)

    39…BEBE…sorry you lost your pet too. Altho I don’t have any now, we have had them all the time my kids were growing up and losing them was so hard as they become part of the family.

    43…Eva singing is so relaxing. No wonder David loves her…..

    46….Love those red pants :) Wonder if we’ll ever see them in an album sometime?

    51…Sing, David, sing! Love that emotion. ♥

    I had a great experience today! I got to watch my great granddaughter being born. She arrived at 4:45 pm at 8 lbs 6 oz! What a sweetheart! I was able to see her sister being born 8 yrs go and it’s just the greatest feeling. ♥

    #DA2014

  54. djafan said

    Sky :))))))

    How about this one?

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  55. djafan said

    Or this one???

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  56. bebereader said

    Okay Djafan, are you trying to kill us? ;)

  57. djafan said

    I want to give credit to rhiminee for these wonderful gifs ;)

  58. Abrra said

    Today I have off so I am back to crock pot experiments. ehhh cooking , again.
    This one is a chicken dish.

    Spicy Chicken & Vegetables
    Ingredients:

    1 medium onion, roughly chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    2 carrots, thickly sliced
    2 cups frozen sweet corn
    1 15-ounce can black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed
    1 16-ounce jar salsa (medium or spicy, to your taste)
    1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp chili powder

    Preparation:
    Place vegetables and beans in the base of a 4-quart slow cooker. Put chicken thighs on top in one layer. Add salsa, chicken broth and spices. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred chicken before serving. Serve with whole grain rice, or warmed flour or corn tortillas and reduced-fat sour cream.

    Serves 6

    Per Serving: Calories 301, Calories from Fat 49, Total Fat 5.5g (sat 1.2g), Cholesterol 94mg, Sodium 596mg, Carbohydrate 32.5g, Fiber 6.8g, Protein 30.4g

    I think this one will be delicious, I may even hug my crock pot.

    Abrra

    .

  59. Abrra said

    New tweet! Kind of reminds me of where’s Waldo :)

    @DavidArchie
    Visiting Borah High School choir the morning after we snuck into their Holiday concert the night before. #tbt (KS) pic.twitter.com/b4yRozIKOV

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    I thinks it’s this HS http://borah.schoolfusion.us/ Boise, Idaho. David has the same clothes as the Potato Museum.

    Abrra

  60. Bebe, Great article! I had been thinking about just this topic as a post for my blog in the upcoming months. Glad you brought it up.

    As for me, during this time of David’s spiritual journey, I have been on my own journey as well. There have been many ups and downs (actually, more downs) since David left, but over all, life is getting better, finally.

    My son, my youngest child, graduated high school in June 2012 and then headed off to Navy boot camp on Sept 11, 2012. He is now doing great in his new home for the next three years of Norfolk, Virginia. That was the first huge adjustment for our family.

    My daughter, the oldest of my two kids, decided that she needed to venture out into the world and suddenly moved to Louisiana in April 2013. After a couple of months, she and her boyfriend decided they didn’t like it there as much as they thought they would and moved back to Texas, but are still living four hours away in Galveston. That was our second major adjustment. My husband and I became “empty nesters” way before we expected to.

    In May of this year, we lost our dog, Chip, and then in June we lost one of our cats, Timmy.

    Then at the end of June the worst of it hit. My father in law, who had been fighting lung cancer for a couple of years, lost his battle in a much unexpected way; He fell out of bed and broke his neck. He was gone in three days time. Now my husband and I are trying to watch over his mom’s business affairs because, after 56 years of marriage to a man who was IN CHARGE of everything, she is clueless on how to pay bills and carry out even basic financial transactions.

    In the midst of all this craziness, I developed a terrible sinus infection that antibiotics wouldn’t cure and my exercising fell to the wayside. In August I was diagnosed with high blood pressure on top of the sinus infection. I have now been on meds and eating healthier over the last three months and hope to get back into a walking program soon.

    Now, on a positive note, I DID PUBLISH MY NOVEL. “Dreams Are What Life Is Made Of” came out in July and is on sale thru Amazon under my pen name, J. Grace Moore. I have started writing the sequel, which I hope to have completed by February.

    I have brushed up on my Spanish. I can read it better than I can speak it, but it has been a definite plus in helping out my husband on some recent photography gigs.

    I started a blog for my hubby’s live music and event photography. Check it out if you have time: http://coveringthelimelight.blogspot.com/

    And I have recently been able to save some money for my next David-concert road trip, which I am really looking forward to, No Matter How Far I have to travel.

  61. AWwww Jan♥ Congratulations on the newest arrival!! That is so awesome! Welcome to the world baby girl♥

    Abrra, recipe sounds very good! thanks♥ and that tweeted pic! David is such a chick magnet. Boy bet they were thrilled!

    54 & 55.Dja, you are keeeling meeeee! ..please don’t stop!..haha

    60. gosh miss panda :(♥
    glad things are looking up now.

  62. Abrra said

    Sky
    It was the best dinner i have had in ages. It wasn’t too spicy at all, just perfect. I spooned it over some rice. You can’t beat a crock pot for good food and no clean up.

    Abrra

  63. emmegirl14 said

    bebe, I love your article and the picture/caption!
    I can’t possibly make anything in my life sound as interesting as you all have – and I can’t even tell you how much I have enjoyed reading every single comment. Feel so blessed to be a part of this fanbase.

    I have been trying to keep it low key, keeping busy with other things for the countdown these last few months, thinking that will make it go faster – and it had actually been working pretty good……until that acoustic Heaven.

    (and MT, thanks for bringing us back the red pants!)

  64. jans11 said

    Thanks for the congrats, Sky. She is a little doll. ♥

    Pandasmama, hoping this next year is going to better for you. It has to with David returning! :) I read your book and can’t wait til the sequal is out.

    Abrra, I’m going to try that recipe. Sounds delish. I’m a recipe nut. I get caught in recipes like I get caught in David’s youtube videos! :) I checked out the 2 Elvis books and so far the 1st one is really good.

    #DA2014

  65. Lynnella said

    #60-Pandasmama2,
    So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I remember when you wrote about him back in the spring. I’m the one whose poem you printed to take to him. I hope it helped him in some way. It’s ironic that he died from an accident rather than the cancer, but God has a reason for everything. Maybe it was to spare him more suffering. We won’t know this side of heaven. I pray that your mother-in-law can manage, and for comfort for all of your family. You have had a rough summer. Hopefully, 2014 will be better for all of us.

    Lynnella

  66. Abrra said

    Jan

    I have read a ton of Elvis bios. That set is THE BEST. It’s no wonder that a movie is being made from “Careless Love”. It’s as if the author was beside Elvis 24/7. Very detailed. As I read, i went to youtube on my phone and checked out the concerts and specials that were referenced.

    The Chicken recipe was soo good. I am looking forward to leftovers today.

    Abrra

  67. bebereader said

    MT,

    Wishing you a day as wonderful as you are!!!

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  68. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! MT :))
    ♫♪ da da da da da da ” Today is your Birthdayyyy”♪♫
    da da da da da da♫♪ we’re gonna have a good time! ♪
    (the Beatles song,in case I was off key and you didn’t recognize it,haha)

    Have a wonderful day MT!!
    (You have the same birthday as my Dad♥and my auntie,and its also my Mom and Dad’s Anniversary♥
    (always thought my Mom was smart to do that) haha my Dad never forgot their anniversary♥

  69. MT said

    Awwww …. Thanks, Bebe!! :D

    I have already received so many texts, Smileboxes, cards, phone calls, and messages from friends and family it’s already a great Birthday. :) And it’s just started!!

    I just want to say that all of the wonderful folks here (and David of course) make my days brighter just by being a part of my life. You are a gift to me every day of the year. ♥

  70. MT said

    LOL Sky, Love your singing! I could actually hear the song in my head as I was reading it and you were perfectly on key!

    Thank you! :)

  71. rooster said

    boooooooy i didn,t get a cake on my bday waaaaaa.it was yesterday lol

  72. bebereader said

    Ray,
    Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope this is the begining of your greatest year ever!

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  73. djafan said

    Happy Birthday MT and Rooster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope you both are having the time of your lives :)

    We need someone to sing happy birthday!!!!

    Who should I get???? lol

    Then

    Now

    No one sings it better!!!

  74. djafan said

    DON’T FORGET TONIGHT’S WWTT PARTY!!!

    7pm PT and 10pm ET

    Phrase is >>> David Archuleta Excitement Is Growing

    pocoelsy ‏@pocoelsy1 7h

    @FODFansofDavid @TheVoiceDA TT trending in a bit, hope all Archies join us :) pic.twitter.com/3kr5JlKhbb

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  75. Angelica said

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    This will be the year you meet him!

    Sorry, Ray! Here’s a cake I baked just for you. ;)

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  76. Abrra said

    Happy Birthday to MT & Ray!!

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    Here is a puzzle made from a picture I found in my vault. It looks like another one from the Boise HS visit.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=3f2e498dedc7

    Abrra

  77. betsy said

    Sneaking on here at work, shhhh lol. I just opened a new case of christmas cds and what do you know. Manheim Steamroller has a cd with their own Pat a Pan. Hmmmm.
    Where did that idea come from? :)

    Happy Birthday MT & Rooster Man!

  78. Abrra said

    I looked up their CD and they even used musicians from Prague. Remember Jeff and Kurt Bestor went to Prague to record the music performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic?

    Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Symphony II (Audio CD)
    by Mannheim Steamroller
    2013 holiday release from Chip Davis and Co., the sequel to their successful 2011 release Christmas Symphony. As on that first volume, this second installment features MS joined by members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as they record new versions of some of MS’ best known arrangements of seasonal favorites.

    http://shop.mannheimsteamroller.com/Mannheim-Steamroller-Christmas-Symphony-II/A/B00ERH14WU.htm

    David is a trendsetter!

    I’ll ad in this video from David’s appearance with Mannheim Steamroller. It’s like a M&G as all the skaters come up to shake David’s hand. Then his attempt to exit the stage(as the music keeps playing) is hilarious.


    Platinumarchie
    Abrra

  79. bebereader said

    WW Trending Part on Twitter starting in a few minutes!

    7pm PT and 10pm ET

    Phrase is >>> David Archuleta Excitement Is Growing

  80. bluesky4home said

    Happy, Happy Birthday to MMMMMMTTTTTTTTT!!!

    And…. our very own ROOSTER-RAY!

    Pandasmama… I loved your post. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. ((((((((big-big-hug)))))))

  81. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,ROOSTER!
    hope it was great! :)

    (that cake looks mighty good, Ray) haha♥

  82. tawna21 said

    Wishing a Happy Belated Birthday to Rooster!!!! and A Happy Birthday today to MT!!!! You guys are awesome! :)

  83. rooster said

    OOOO i am stuffed those cakes were so good THANKS ALL

  84. MT said

    Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! I had a great birthday! :) :)

    Angelica, that’s one good lookin’ birthday greeting right there. And DJA, I’ve been waiting all year for David to sing Happy Birthday to me. Thanks!

    And a Happy Belated Birthday to Ray!! Hope it was a great one.

    Oh, and I blew out the candles and made my birthday wish. I can’t tell you what it is or it won’t come true. But it involves 2014. ;)

  85. jans11 said

    Late getting on here…a super busy day today. Wishing a belated birthday to MT and Rooster!!

    David trended ww again! :)

    #DA2014

  86. bebereader said

    For your information:

    We trended “David Archuleta Excitement is Growing” in record time last night! It started to trend worldwide after just a few minutes and lasted for about a hour!

    Jans#53 Thank you and congratulations on the birth of you new grandbaby. May she bring your family lots of joy!

    PandasMom#60 Hope 2014 is a better year for you. What’s the name of the book you wrote?

    Emmegirl#63 There you are! Been missing your comments. Speaking of counting down the days, I just checked our countdown up top and it’s on 153 days! That doesn’t sound like much at all!

    Thank you to all who commented or read this article. It was fun to share stories and learn a little more about each other.

  87. MT said

    Jan,
    Been busy the last couple of days and just skimming comments and totally missed your announcement. Congratulations! What a great experience!!

    Wishing Mom a quick and easy recovery and wishing a long, healthy, happy life for the little one. Enjoy every minute with them. :))

    David needs to record a lullaby. You can never start them too young. ;)

  88. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  89. bebereader said

    Great job on that screamcap, Abs! Must have been hard to get that shot at the very end. A second later the screen goes dark. Bravo!

  90. Loulou said

    I love reading the articles everyone writes ! You are all so talented ! I wish i was, i am lucky if i can make a good coment. I would like to wish Happy Birthday to everyone for the month.

  91. Abrra said

    LouLou
    I love reading your comments :) Everyone has something to contribute in sharing their thoughts.

    Bebe
    It wasn’t easy! I took a couple of dozen shots and that man refused to look into the camera until the end.

    Abrra

  92. emmegirl14 said

    88 – abrra, nice job baiting the hook.

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