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Super Crash Course in Spanish – David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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In the past few weeks a large number of fans have lamented not learning Spanish while David has been in Chile. Well, it’s not too late! The Voice is now offering a super crash course in conversational Spanish! Each week until David returns, you will find a few simple Spanish phrases here with the English translation and the phonetic pronunciation, spoken by our own Djafan. The phrases will be designed to use when speaking to David at a VIP or simply for use in a fan letter. Imagine how chuffed he will be when he realizes that we learned a little Spanish while he was in Chile. :)

Ready for your first lesson?  Here we go!

A mi tambien me gustan los mangos.
I also like mangos.

Hola, como estas?
Hello. How are you?

Mucho gusto de conocerte.
Nice to meet you.

Mi nombre es (Divina).
My name is (your name).

Hasta la proxima vez.
Until next time…

Gracias.
Thank you.

 Adios.
Goodbye.

You’ll find the link to this page entitled, “Spanish Crash Course,” on the top of the site. It will contain all of the Spanish phrases as they are added each week. If there’s a certain phrase you’d like us to include, kindly post it in your comment.

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92 Responses to “Super Crash Course in Spanish – David Archuleta”

  1. Suzy-Q said

    This is great! I took Spanish in high school but since leaving California I haven’t used it and I am very rusty so this is going to work for me. When I moved to GA in 1990 there were very few Spanish speaking people. Taco Bell was the only “Mexican” restaurant in my area (Dallas). Now the population has grown by leaps and bounds and there is a Mexican restaurant on every corner. A while back I suggested to FOD that they do this and I would even give them the daily word. FOD didn’t use my words but they did it for about two weeks and then quit. So, I am happy that the Voice is doing it now. Hopefully when I go to another VIP, I won’t get tongued tied and can at least get past Hola. haha

  2. gladys1961 said

    Dja Thanks for the translation.

    I wanted to add to what Dja wrote about David’s fluency of the Spanish language. It is almost perfect, still has trouble with the R and J, they are very hard consonants. But I ask myself, “who cares?”. The warmth, the wonder, the confidence the Chilean people received him with was really amazing. Despite the crying children that can be heard in the background in some videos taken by fans I can assure you that Chile will miss David. Maybe David, beyond his talent, beyond his deepened voice has gained something he should have always had. He has gained confidence and showed it to an unknown audience who weren’t aware of his history of being a pop singer (at least most of the audience) But he was perfectly understood. Perhaps unknowingly David found the best school to polish his personality and from what I witnessed he received high marks. It is true as someone said, “the boy we knew is gone, but we’re not sad because the man he has become is invaluable.

  3. rohdegirl said

    I think it would be a hoot if for the first V.I.P. everyone would greet David with the phrase A mi tambien me gustan los mangos. A liitle random but……

  4. dancer952 said

    What a great idea! Thanks Bebe & Dja. :)

    Gladys,
    That was beautifully said. ♥

  5. Suzy-Q said

    Gladys, Thanks for your comment #2 It’s good to know that he is growing in his skills.

  6. djafan said

    Good Morning! Buenos Dias!

    Gladys, Beautifully said.

    Suzy-Q, Bebe had a great idea but I wasn’t sure about my voice being so out there lol But it’s for David and his fans so what the heck :)

    Rohdegirl, Hello there! That sure would be hoot and maybe not so random. I tried eating the Philippine mangos because of David as I’m sure many of his fans did. So lets get the word :)

    Dancer, you’re very welcome.

    SB, David has yet again overwhelmed me. The excitement of the fans and the media attention has all giddy for things to come. All these wonderful unexpected gifts from the Chilenos and his church are the icing on a very huge cake :) Like this….

  7. poof said

    I was speechless about video in #6. I am not anymore! I hope you won’t mind me “going off” a little, in a happy way, of course.
    To me, this is the best video I have ever watched of David. In addition to it being well recorded and clear, it’s contents so well represent everything that makes me care about him so much. It is so “David”.
    His warm greetings to the choir, complete with waves and asking them how they are, got everyone, including me grinning. His random comment about there being a lot of people there; most of us would only think, not share that, but it is what makes David so unique and so charming.
    Then, the adorable shy smile he shares with the director at 2:20, right before he blows the room away with power and passion in the next seconds of the piece
    His sincere thank yous and appreciation of their performance, what we expect from David, and he never disappoints.
    It seems this whole video shows in 4 minutes of awesomeness, who David the person is.
    Oh, and then there is the music. Oh my.
    It seemed the music just flowed out of him. I was thinking, he is singing in his “sweet spot”, but the whole piece was his sweet spot! He sang with such a relaxed ease. Of course, the music itself was gorgeous, but David added so much with his God given voice, but also his perfect treatment of the lyrics. I love love love this video. I wish my words could do it justice. So wonderful.
    Merry Christmas everyone. Poof

  8. Elaine Nitschke said

    Thank You !! :))

  9. djafan said

    Poof, Your words did justice. I can’t pick a sentence to quote because everything you said is quotable.

    Hello Elaine!

  10. SandyBeaches said

    I will finally make an attempt to learn Spanish. I do not enjoy Latin although it is nice to sing. French is rather expected here and I do like it. I have been lazy on Spanish for two years so “thank you”!

    Djafan, I thought that was your voice! Nice to hear it again!

    SB

  11. djafan said

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  12. Debbie said

    In case you want to use this:
    Me gusta tu musica.
    I like your music.

    Como esta tu familia?
    How is your family?

  13. bebereader said

    Spanish is such a pretty-sounding language, especially when David speaks in it. The idea for this article came to me several months ago, when everyone was commenting here that they wish they had taken the time to learn Spanish while David was away.

    My first experience learning Spanish was in grade school because my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Yachter, had a degree in languages as well as in elementary education. I picked it up rather quickly but didn’t continue it again until seventh grade in Middle School. And then of course language was a requirement by the time I was in High School. I won an award for conversational Spanish at graduation but didn’t continue it in college so by now I’m very rusty. This super crash course is as much for me as it is for you. :)

  14. tawna21 said

    Oh my goodness, bebe, this is perfect! Thank you!! And, thank you dja for being willing (for David) to put your voice out there :)

    Gladys, how can we ever thank you enough for bringing David to us for the last, almost, 2 years? Your comments were beautiful. Made me cry.
    ‘….the man he has become is invaluable’. Why do those 7 words hit me so hard? I mean, after all, he wasn’t a boy when he left he was a man. Perhaps it’s because he has become the man that he has been looking for, and you, Gladys, have witnessed it first hand. ♥

    Poof, your words were glorious! So much depth and truth to them. Thank you. ♥

    SB, your comment on the last thread … Christmas music with David is awesome… no truer words are spoken! ♥ Too bad the radio stations can’t see that. Their loss… we have the cd’s. But, they are depriving others of something beautiful. Sad.

    *off to learn some Spanish* :)

  15. bluesky4home said

    11 Djafan

    Uh-huh. I know. “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!” I agree, Dja… he IS looking at you. And soon will be for reals. Love you.

    Bebereader… fun review. ^_^ My Spanish is so rusty. I always did understand more than I could say. I get pretty tongue tied. And… did you say “Crash Course” or “Crush Course”? Just wondering…..

  16. bebereader said

    Suzy-Q,
    Great minds think alike! haha Any words or phrases you want to suggest for the crash course in Spanish will be most appreciated. All you have to do is list them in your comment.

    Gladys,
    My first instinct was to say how lucky you have been to have seen David for the last two years but I realize that it takes more than luck. Your determination and perseverance are very commendable traits! Also, you are a hoot! Translation: You are so much fun!

    Rohdegirl,
    That would be hysterical! hahaha

    Dancer,
    You’re welcome! :)

    Djafan,
    Thank you for lending your voice to this article!
    Asian mangos are the best!

    Poof,
    I absolutely agree with you about the video in #6. I love what you said:
    “To me, this is the best video I have ever watched of David. In addition to it being well recorded and clear, it’s contents so well represent everything that makes me care about him so much. It is so “David”. His warm greetings to the choir, complete with waves and asking them how they are, got everyone, including me grinning. His random comment about there being a lot of people there; most of us would only think, not share that, but it is what makes David so unique and so charming.
    Then, the adorable shy smile he shares with the director at 2:20, right before he blows the room away with power and passion in the next seconds of the piece
    His sincere thank yous and appreciation of their performance, what we expect from David, and he never disappoints.
    It seems this whole video shows in 4 minutes of awesomeness, who David the person is.
    Oh, and then there is the music. Oh my.
    It seemed the music just flowed out of him. I was thinking, he is singing in his “sweet spot”, but the whole piece was his sweet spot! He sang with such a relaxed ease. Of course, the music itself was gorgeous, but David added so much with his God given voice, but also his perfect treatment of the lyrics. I love love love this video. I wish my words could do it justice. So wonderful.”

    Elaine,
    You’re welcome and Welcome to The Voice!

    SandyBeaches,
    We’ll all in this together!

    Debbie,
    Thank you! We’ll use it next week!

    Tawna,
    The best thing about this course is that there are no quizzes. LOL

    Bluesky,
    I did say Crash Course but you’re right; it’s more like a Crush Course. LOL

  17. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe, I didn’t first see your name at the top. Thank you for your endeavours!

    SB

  18. Suzy-Q said

    Poof, I also love what you said, “To me, this is the best video I have ever watched of David. In addition to it being well recorded and clear, it’s contents so well represent everything that makes me care about him so much. It is so “David”. His warm greetings to the choir, complete with waves and asking them how they are, got everyone, including me grinning. His random comment about there being a lot of people there; most of us would only think, not share that, but it is what makes David so unique and so charming.
    Then, the adorable shy smile he shares with the director at 2:20, right before he blows the room away with power and passion in the next seconds of the piece
    His sincere thank you and appreciation of their performance, what we expect from David, and he never disappoints.”
    I also noticed the same things in the video. We know David’s heart well by now. We are in his mind and we are not surprised by his humility.

    Djafan, I thought the voice was a professional from a website that teaches Spanish. Honestly.

    Tawna21, “I mean, after all, he wasn’t a boy when he left he was a man. Perhaps it’s because he has become the man that he has been looking for. Beautiful said.

  19. jans11 said

    This really is a good idea, hoping I will be able to learn more from it. I took Spanish in high school and remember some and forgot a lot. :) Most of my problem were the phrases and I know that will be the same problem as that is why I never learned it while David has been gone. I am going to try super hard to learn as much as I can. :)

    On a side note, I’m thinking David would be proud of me as I spent all day yesterday shopping for a family with 5 kids ( including 2 yr old twins), where their mom is in the hospital and may have to have her leg amputated. Today, we got them all wrapped and tomorrow will deliver them and will get 18 baskets donated by the church out to needy families. :)

    Another side note….2 yrs ago tonight was when I witnessed David making his announcement. (Thank you, Dayzee for your hospitality!) And here he will be back in a few months! I shared photos that I took of the concert and SLC with a friend of mine. She is also a David fan but hasn’t got to see him live. She can’t get over how much he has matured since he’s been in Chile. She said “he doesn’t look like a young boy anymore”! :)

    DA#2014 :)

  20. Bebe♥
    I love that you came up with this,what a great idea!
    And thanks Dja, for helping us out!
    Dear David,
    ” te echamos de menos,como un diente!” ♥

    (actually, upon meeting him again after 2 years, I will be doing well if I just remember my name )

    Poof, loved what you said.

    Bluesky, hahaha ” Crush Course”

  21. skydancer1x said

    19.Jan♥ that is so sweet Yes, David would be proud {{{hugs}}}to you!

  22. SandyBeaches said

    Jans, that is a most tragic story about the family’s situation. You are doing a wonderful kindness for the entire family. Christmas is definitely a time for caring.

    I have given my support to local shelters this Christmas donated by my spoiled four legged ones. They have invited me to visit their premises but I can’t because I would come home with a van full of dogs and cats, seriously. I am here writing at such an early hour because our special rescue lab has made her way on to the bed and on to my pillow now. I will ‘have’ to listen to O Ven O Ven Emmanuel I suppose!!

    I know there are many non believers in regards to telepathic communicators but I was having trouble with our rescues and had tried everything. I had heard about a woman who was called to assist with calming some elephants after one of the tsunamis. She works with animals all over the world. So I called her about these two and in our conversation I mentioned how I had met so many of David Archuleta’s fans in different cities. I told her how there seems to be a lot we have in common etc etc. She paused and asked me his name again then she was gone as she does with her communicating. She does tell about people as well as animals but I did not want to ask her about David because it was inappropriate. After awhile she said two words about our whole encounter with him. She said our coming together because of him is magical and then she said angel. I didn’t ask any questions.

    SB

  23. emmegirl14 said

    dja, what I wonderful welcome home for David, I think he would be tickled and touched!

    poof, you nailed it!

    Abrra, one more time, thanks to you for the latest O Ven!

    Double digits, I almost can’t believe it!

    (love opening the site and seeing that glorious pic at top of thread!)

  24. MT said

    Ok, I’ve thought about this and if I could say anything in Spanish to him it would be …

    “Welcome home, David. We’re still here.”

  25. djafan said

    Buenos Dias!!!

    Love your ideas. Will be going up.

    Suzy, Really? lol I did try to speak clearly.

    Emmegirl!! I agree. I think David is going to be blown away by all his wonderful fans. Him going away just made the heart grow fonder ♥

    Jans, How sweet of you to be so kind to a family in such need. Like your side notes :)

    SB, Your love of animals is touching. A David whisperer??? :)

  26. poof said

    Thanks everyone. I am still speech-less trying to put David’s singing into words, but I sure am thank-ful (LOL) for it. Look at the director’s reaction at about 3:30. I do believe he just said, “Wow”. Is wow a universal word? It was a Wow moment, for sure.

  27. sandritangel said

    He speaks spanish at the beggining and I noted that he has chilean accent. So cute

  28. djafan said

    Hola Sandrita! I noticed it the chilean accent! I showed my mom (spanish speaker only) the video and she could not stop smiling. She says he is ready to go on the Don Francisco show lol. (a very popular latin interview show)

    Poof, I love all the excitement! Wow and okay are universal words, just with an accent. David’s okay and yaaaa are music to my ears haha.

  29. dayzee said

    How nice it would be to honor David with some Spanish phrases. He would surely give us one of his famous smiles. Makes me smile just daydreaming about it. Alas, I’m afraid I would be with Sky, doing well to remember my own name.

    Jan, sounds like you can check off your David task. The best way to spend Christmas. I am sooo looking forward to that next concert.

    Poof, I am so happy with your writing about the O Ven video. Most of us are still too puddled to be articulate, but you did a great job. Thank you.
    I would like to add my delight at seeing David taking one of his little trips to wherever that is he goes. Between 3:19 & 3:25 he shuts his eyes and transports us all. Something I have not seen him do for 2 years now.

    My paper chain is so short now. Just a little drape around the framed poster. He really is coming home, isn’t he?

  30. djafan said

    BYUtv ‏@byutv
    Wind At My Back #Christmas and Music and the Spoken Word with @DavidArchie air tonight at 7 & 8:30pm MT on BYUtv!

    10:30 PM
    A Wonderous Christmas: David Archuleta
    Music and the Spoken Word Special
    A Wonderous Christmas: David Archuleta

    Sing along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to celebrate the Christmas season.

    http://www.byutv.org/schedule/#1387526400000

  31. Donna said

    This is a great idea. I have been working on learning Spanish since last year. I suspect I would be even more tongue-tied trying to talk to David in Spanish than in English, however.

  32. djafan said

    I wonder what Gladys is doing? :)

  33. bebereader said

    Jans,
    May you be blessed for helping the poor and needy this Christmas.

    Sky,
    “(actually, upon meeting him again after 2 years, I will be doing well if I just remember my name )
    Got it, Sky. And I sure do understand that!

    SandyBeaches,
    Loved your story about the woman who assists animals and her two words about our encounter with David! Interesting choice of words! ;)

    Emmegirl,
    Double digits FTW!
    Love the top pic too!

    MT,
    We took note of your suggestion and you will see it here next week. :)

    Dayzee,
    I saw that at 3:19-3:25! Thanks for pointing it out!

    Donna,
    ” I suspect I would be even more tongue-tied trying to talk to David in Spanish than in English, however.”
    That may be true but with two languages we have a double shot of getting one word out! haha

  34. betsy said

    Bebe and Dja, great idea! I am sooooo not good at languages, but I do understand some Espanol. Some. :)
    I try to speak some several times a week (just a few words) with my friend at work. She knows I love to hear it,
    although she’s always rattling off too fast for me lol. Just yesterday she called her dad from work and he only
    speaks Spanish, so that was fun. :) :)

  35. jans11 said

    Thanks guys. It always gives one a good feeling when helping a person in need, no matter how big or small. ♥

    SB I got chills when I read your little story. ♥

    Dayzee, I was just wondering how that paper chain was looking! :) Yes, it is the best way to spend Christmas! Going to a David concert! ♥

    Maybe we could all learn “Welcome back” in Spanish and say it all together when he comes out on stage at his concert! :) MT, I just seen your comment and I like “Welcome home, David” better. :)

    #DA2014

  36. SandyBeaches said

    Dayzee, I remember almost yesterday wasn’t it when your paper chain was so long? It was a fun idea especially remembering when we made paper chains as children.

    SB

  37. skydancer1x said

    SB. good to see you. Loved your story.haha loved the dogs head on the pillow.lol
    speaking of translations,your bracelets on the side bar say it all for me.I love my bracelet.♥
    My curious part, would love to hear what she would say about David, but I would have done exactly as you did at that moment.
    David, and his effect on us, is something so very powerful and mysterious and wonderful. ~sigh~♥

  38. tawna21 said

    Dayzee, I was wondering about your paper chain just the other day… you should post a picture of it :)

    Jan, I like that idea of all of us saying something together…. there is no way on this green earth I could face him and say something in another language, I struggle with English when I’m in his presence!! :)

  39. Abrra said

    If I get the chance to speak to David directly, I probably will be in the moment. I am not one for prepared comments. What I would like to say in any language is “It’s so nice to have you home, David.”

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    After today, the winter solstice , the days grow longer as the time until his return grows shorter. I have no expectations or timeline in my head as to what will happen for David career-wise. I accept whatever is given and know that it will be the best he has to offer. The main thing is that he is happy doing what he loves.

    Abrra

  40. tawna21 said

    Abrra, #39, I ditto what you’ve said. Just please let this time pass quickly so he is home. It will be sooo good to have him home.

  41. emmegirl14 said

    tawna, I would love to see a picture of dayzee’s chain too – the beginning and now!

    Abrra, ditto!

  42. dhDonna said

    Amen, Abrra

  43. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  44. Dayzee said

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    I have been clipping that paper chain every night for almost 2 years.

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    It is getting very short, but not short enough. Soon.

  45. jans11 said

    I love it Dayzee!!!!!! ♥ Won’t be long now!!!!

    #DA2014

  46. emmegirl14 said

    Lol, thanks Dayzee!
    Now to get to that one-last-link!

  47. skydancer1x said

    I read this YT comment one day last week,while watching a video of Davids MOTAB performance of Silent Night,
    some of you may have already come across it. It was a recent comment, and I thought it was so beautifully worded,I wrote it down as I wanted to remember it.

    “Straight to the heart… such is the power of music to penetrate to the very core of our beings, to reach us at the highest level of our humanity. This performance is outstanding in so many ways, an irrefutable confirmation of the innate yearning of the human heart to express itself so magnificently in grateful homage to the Divine. What else is better?”

    <33 

  48. bebereader said

    Sky,

    I hadn’t seen that comment! Thanks for sharing!

    And here’s the video:


    credit: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

  49. bebereader said

    95 days left, approximately.
    Just sayin’

  50. tawna21 said

    Dayzee!!!! lookin’ soooo good!!

    Sky, that comment is beautiful! How true it is, also. ♥

    bebe #49…. you’re just sayin’ and I’m just listenin’….. and watching that countdown calendar that’s going up-top! :)

  51. bebereader said

    Happy Birthday, Abrra!
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Wishing you a day that’s as special as you are!

  52. tawna21 said

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Abrra!!!!!! ♥♪♥♫♥

  53. MT said

    Abrra!!

    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuu …♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuu …♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday dear Abrraaaa …♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuu …♫
    ♫ And many moooore ♫

    (In David’s voice, of course. lol)

    Happy Birthday Abrra!! Hope you had a great one! :)

    Wishing you a year filled with love and laughter and David concerts!! ;)

  54. jans11 said

    Happy birthday, Abrra! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Hope to meet you next year at David’s concert! :)

    #DA2014

  55. stenocruiser said

    Hope you are having a very, very Happy Birthday, abrra — sorry my wishes are a little late in the day but just had power restored after the ice storm. Hope weather is good in Massachusetts!

  56. Abrra said

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes.

    I did have a sweet day. It was 60 degrees, so our family took the dogs and walked the local park for an hour or so. This is my favorite time of year to be in the park because the roads are lined with trees decorated by families in memory of those who have passed.

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    Later we had orange pound cake ( my request) with cool whip and strawberries. It was yummy!

    Abrra

  57. TXNancy said

    Abrra, let’s have this young man sing Happy BD to you (& to Marlie tomorrow)…..hope you both are being celebrated and will have moments to cherish …..

  58. Donna said

    Happy birthday, Abrra!

  59. Suzy-Q said

    Happy Birthday, Abrra. Thanks for the terrific job you do here at “The Voice”. Hugs

  60. Dayzee said

    Happy Birthday Abrra. Glad we were lucky to see David sing that song for you. Made me smile.

  61. Angelica said

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    I wished you Happy Birthday last night in Unplugged, so I’m not really late, right? :) Glad you enjoyed your special day.

  62. betsy said

    Happy Birthday my sis.
    Sorry this is late.
    We don’t have power, so I charged my phone out in the car.
    I better turn it off now, it seems to go fast lately.
    P.S.
    That cake sounds dreamy

  63. emmegirl14 said

    ♪Happy Birthday♫ Abrra!

  64. skydancer1x said

    Happy Birthday Abrra!! xoxo!
    Sounds like you had a beautiful day, love the picture you took,and what a wonderful thing to see the trees in your neighborhood park decorated…,you live in a special town.♥
    is that a furry friend in the foreground of that picture?

    Bebe, thanks for bringing the video over.:)

  65. angelofdja said

    Oh so late for the party! Happiest of belated birthday’s to you dear Abrra! I am glad you had a special family day and sounds like dessert was delectable! Thank you for all you do here at The Voice!
    P.S. Orange anything is good in my book! I am preparing to make an old favorite bread…orange date nut with an orange glaze on top! Sooooo good! ;-)

  66. tawna21 said

    Oooohhh, Angelofdja….. that bread sounds delish!!! Any chance of the recipe? :) (as I sit here eating an orange and listening to Christmas music and watching it snow)

  67. TOfan said

    {{{{{{♥HAPPY BDAY, ABS!!!!!!!♥}}}}}}}}}}

    LET THERE BE CAKE!!!!!!!!

  68. angelofdja said

    Merry Christmas everyone here at The Voice, and a very Happy, Happy Birthday to Marlie!

    Tawna21, Although I’ve been making this bread for quite a few years, I can’t claim it as mine. LOL! The recipe came from a Taste of Home cookbook from 1994! Here it is:

    1 c. softened butter or margarine
    2 c. sugar
    3 eggs, beaten
    4 c. all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1 1/3 c. buttermilk
    1 c. chopped walnuts
    1 c. chopped dates
    1 tbls. grated orange peel

    Glaze:
    1/4 c. orange juice
    1/2 c. sugar
    2 tbls. grated orange peel

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in walnuts, dates and orange peel. Pour into two greased and floured 8-1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. x 2-1/2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients; spoon half over hot bread. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; spoon remaining glaze over bread.

    I like to go a little heavier on the glaze! So feel free to adjust to your taste. I also split the batch into 5 mini-loaves, and only bake for 50-55 min.

    David’s glorious voice is singing to me in the kitchen as I am preparing 16 baskets full of home made goodies and love for family and friends.

    It’s crunch time…

  69. tawna21 said

    Thank you angelofdja…. those ingredients are going onto my shopping list. This sounds so yummy!

    Tawna

  70. marlie7 said

    Happy Birthday, Abrra! (A day late!)

  71. Abrra said

    Marlie! Thank you, and right back at ya :)

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    Nothing like getting our birthday under the wire, eh?

    Thanks again for all the birthday wishes!

    Abrra

  72. dayzee said

    Can’t have too many Happy Birthdays from David. Just gets better every time.

    I’ve seen Glad Christmas Tidings featuring David Archuleta on PBS twice this week. I know you know who is featured, but I just like writing it. He looked so spiffy in his green bow tie, green vest and that little green hanky point peeking out of his pocket. And that hair. I noticed his black tuxedo often looked brown under the rosy lighting.

    I’m beginning to wonder if I will spend the rest of my life with “canta…canta” playing in the back of my brain.

  73. MT said

    ♫ Happy Birthday, Marlie!!! ♫

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a Wonderful year!
    (How can it not be? David will be here! ;))

  74. MT said

    Sharing my favorite Christmas carol from David. (not counting Oh Ven in Spanish at the moment)
    The First Noel

    credit:stina8614

    The video is a little shaky, but the voice is sublime. Listen to 2:35-3:10.
    *sigh* That voice! So beautiful. ♥

  75. stenocruiser said

    Marlie — Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Enjoy!

  76. marlie7 said

    Thank you for the Birthday Wishes!

    And sharing my favorite Verona Video with all of you:

  77. bluesky4home said

    Marlie and Abrra!!! Wow! What a great time of year to have a birthday! Some of my most favorite people (that includes you!) have birthdays in Dec.

    Wishing everyone here at the Voice a wonderful Christmas. May you be close to those you love and feel them by your side, wherever they may be. <3<3<3

    Thank you for sharing the divine within each of you.

    Always
    bluesky

  78. MT said

    Our Last Christmas Without David!!!!

    Our last Christmas flying solo
    While our Rudolph has been away
    Next year this time, to all our joy
    He will be leading the sleigh

    He’ll lead us all to wondrous days
    Of songs and laughter and cheer
    To concerts and shows across the globe
    By Christmastime next year

    So raise your glass, the waiting is past
    We’ll no longer hold vigil alone
    The candle we’ll snuff, the cat will relax
    David Archuleta soon be home :)

    :) :) #DA2014 is just around the corner. :) :)

    Wishing you all a Wonderful Wonderful Christmas! ♥

  79. stenocruiser said

    MT — great job with that happy Christmas poem! Much to celebrate as we look forward to David’s return. You nailed it! Merry Christmas to you and to all David fans everywhere!

  80. Angelica said

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  81. djafan said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABRRA!!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLIE!!!!!

    Hope you’ve had a wonderful celebration amongs family and friends, and of course David singing to youuuuuuuuu!!!!

    MT, love your poem!!!!

  82. betsy said

    red alert red alert!
    The full video.

    http://mynewboyfriend.com/

  83. Abrra said

    Something really special if you click the link!

    Music Box: Christmas Cheer With David Archuleta
    December 23, 2013
    “…So, for years I promised David’s fans to post this performance, and this was the year I decided it was time to share the whole performance of that song. David, Jim and I spent about 10-15 minutes together laughing and enjoying our post-performance, limited time together (missing here is when David offered to help me clean up the mess that Jim made when, during the opening of David singing and at the end of the interview, he threw cotton balls into the air from his Santa bag. Perhaps next year I’ll post the whole thing and not be too concerned at how fat I was at the time.)”

    http://mynewboyfriend.com/2013/12/23/music-box-christmas-cheer-with-david-archuleta/

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    I waved my wand !
    MP3

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/u0r4cqr6g42fs32/david-archuleta-%28JambaJim%29oh-holy-night.mp3" /]

    MP4

    [video src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/1ooromfdj2ptwdu/david-archuleta-o-holy-night%28JambaJim%29.mp4" /]

    Abrra

  84. djafan said

    Heard from Gladys!!!!

    She asked me to post this. (I did a quick translation)
    Saturday Icould not attend to the devotional as I had planned but I think that this happened for a reason. I had everything ready for the event in Talca on Sunday 22, which started at 7 in the afternoon.
    It was a 3 hour trip from Santiago de Chile to Talca, but every minute was worth it. As usual David was sensational.
    I was sitting in the third row, opposite the pulpit, perfect view and the head of that Church knew we all went there for “the archuleta”. He told us “sisters, there is a new rule now, all women to sit back pews”. I was gathering my stuff to go to the back when he smiled and said,”it’s a joke, I now you all come for the “the archuleta”.
    As always he came in with the choir. He sang (I hope to remember everything) Noche De Luz, ahhh seeing David in front of you singing that song is something that cannot be described. Then he sang a Hawaiin Christmas song “Mele Kalikimaka”. This was funny, David did a Duet with another elder and the song was sung in English, except that small part of the title. They started by addressing the head of the stake as he is from Hawaii. He said they would like to dedicate this song as they put on a lei and sang the song. But before they started singing David approached the head of stake and asked him pronounce the title hahahahahah.

    (it is the same song that they sing at the devotional at the Temple grounds with a young lady dancing Hawaiian).
    He also sang “Mary Did You Know”. He explained that that song was very important to him, that his mother was very important in his life. He said he wondered what the Virgin Mary felt (and david touched his stomach) when carrying Jesus in her womb.
    Last he sang “Little Drummer Boy” but somewhat more slowly but with a surprising ending.
    Then the church leader who made the joke spoke and said, “this rule of no applause and we all die with desire to applaud for elder archuleta and everyone laughs.”
    It stared as fast as it ended I could not give the chocolates to David, so they sit on my table for Christmas, there will be rich chocolates this year.
    Merry Christmas girls, Merry Christmas David, Merry Christmas to all.

    I apologize if I’m forgetting some songs but I was so close, watching and listening to David, that I forget that why I was there.

    Gladys

  85. djafan said

    Betsy and Abrra!!!!

    O.H. M.Y. H.E.C.K.!.!.!.!.!

  86. betsy said

    Gladys, I LOVE that he sang Mele Kalikimaka! Thanks for letting us know!
    My mom always sang that! She used to live in Hawaii. :)

  87. refnaf said

    Happy birthday ABBS AND Marlie !!sending you all huge (((hugs))))

  88. jans11 said

    Happy birthday, Marlie!! Hope your day was a great one! ♥

    68…Angel, I copied the recipe…Sounds delish!

    78…Love your Christmas poem MT! ♥

    83…OMGosh!!!! Another Christmas present. And thanks for waving your talented wand, Abs!

    84…Thanks DJA and Gldys! Great story and I love “Mele Kalikimaka”. Another one I would love to hear David singing. I give up…I would love to hear David sing any song, any where! :)

    #DA2014

  89. betsy said

    Marlie, Happy Birthday!
    Abs, thanks for the mp3. More new going to work music. :)

  90. tawna21 said

    Happy Birthday, Marlie!!! ♪♫♪♥

    Betsy:) Great Find with that video! I hope he really does release the whole thing next year… wouldn’t we all love to see and hear David just chillin’!

    Abrra!!! wave that wand all you want… I love the results!! Thank you! :)

    MT, love that poem and the truth that is in it!

    Gladys…. I find myself, after having been in the presence of David, so rattled I can hardly find my way home. So I can totally understand why you might forget a thing or two about the evening. ;)

  91. jans11 said

    I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy David New Year! Its so exciting to think about! :)

    #DA2014

  92. skydancer1x said

    Hey Jan..waving at you:) .., guess we are the nightowls tonite..hoot! (Merry Christmas to you too Jan, and yes, Happy David New Year!

    wow!! gone for the day and look what I have missed! So many goodies here today:) love that ”caroling version” of OHN David sang to Jeffrey. Can you even imagine? gahh

    Happy Birthday Marlieeeeee!♫♪ Hope it was a wonderful one!!

    MT. LOVE your poem, that is so clever and cute!

    GLADYS!!♥ EEEK! thanks for the wonderful report David is full of surprises!

    going in now for some Mele Kalikimaka!

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