Archive for June, 2009

Happy Hour

June 27, 2009

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This was our happy hour this Saturday evening 🙂

Oh hail King Sonic and your Vanilla Cokes & Vanilla Dr. Peppers. 

Yup.

Kate’s Trip to Canada.

June 27, 2009

So this last weekend we were heading to Canada to perform at the Much Music Awards.   I had spent a few of my days off with my family so I was flying from Chicago all by lonesome.  I get to the airport, nice and early…two hours before my flight…check in….go sit at my gate..all the routine nonsense. My flight was supposed to take off at 3:45.  So at around 3:00pm they announce that the flight had been cancelled. Awesome. So I call the airlines and they book me on a 7:25pm flight on a different airline. So I park my butt at a Chilis with my book (currently reading “My Sisters Keeper”) and chow down on some chips and salsa. I figure that’s a good way to kill 4 hours. Well, then at around 5:00pm my 7:25pm flight gets pushed back to 9:25pm. Then, not twenty minutes later that flight gets cancelled. At this point I’ve got laughter that cannot be controlled. I am so amused. So I call the airline again and they book me on a flight that leaves at 9:25pm. An hour later it gets pushed to 11:40pm. And I was like…WOW. That’s some time to kill. Then it gets pushed back to 12:40am…and I’m thinking…geez oh peet this is gonna be the LONGEST day ever. So I’m still chillin’ at the airport when at 10:00pm they cancel my third and final flight of the evening. I can’t get my bag back that evening and they rebook me on an 11:20am the next day. So I hop in a cab and go crash at my cousins house…I was really happy that she only lives ten minutes away. The next morning my flight actually doesn’t get cancelled..WOOHOO…and I arrive in Toronto 🙂 But sans my bag. They have NO idea where it is but promise me that it’s probably on the next flight in. Fast forward 6 days later and my bag arrives back in Nashville at my house.

Yup, my bag is gone for 6 days. Pretty awesome.

That’s my story.

Canada was amazing. Crowd was rockin’. The Jonas Brothers were precious as pie. Good to see some of you out there!!

-kate

The Last of the Travel Pics…

June 22, 2009

 melbourne

Melbourne–one of our favorite cities to play in…and visit…

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Our van wouldn’t start after the ROVE performance—so all the boys had to give it a push. Haha…the beauty of traveling with a bunch of boys…we watched and took pictures. 

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This was a weird poster. Those are potato chips. Jason insisted we take this picture.oprah house night

The Opera House at night….love Sydney.opera house

Kate took a bunch of pics of the Opera house one day. It’s beautiful there. opera roof sun

She’s super proud of this shot…give her lots of compliments. 😉opera house roof

Again, compliments.
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Bridges are cool to look at, but scary to drive on…if you ask me.jk stash

It was Jason’s birthday and so we all wore mustaches and went bowling. It was pretty awesome.60000

London show! guitar driverOur driver in London played guitar WHILE driving us to and from our performances and the hotel. His name was Chris and he was pretty funny. He gave all of us a pretty good laugh. We needed it after 6 weeks away from home…Thanks Chris! Oh and thanks for not killing us…even though you almost did. 🙂 Keep on playing…and driving…but maybe not at the same time.   

New Song on JUNE 17th… “TEXAS”

June 17, 2009

Some of you guys have been asking us to play “Texas” so….here it is! 

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TEXAS

 

Everything’s bigger

Everything’s better

Everything’s fine in Texas

So send me a postcard 

Write me a letter

Drop me a line 

From Texas

 

Maybe down in Dallas

Or Austin or San Antonio

Texas is the best place you can go

 

When I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

And when I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

 

And they understand

How to make me smile

How to make me laugh

How to put me back on my feet again

Even when I’m far 

I’m feeling their big hearts

Feeling their love no matter where I am

 

Down from Dallas

And to Austin and San Antonio

Texas is the best place you can go

 

When I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

And when I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

 

And it’s true

Everything’s bigger, everything’s better

Everything’s fine in Texas

You know when I’m feeling low

You know when I’m feeling low

 

When I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

You know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

And when I’m feeling restless

I call my friends in Texas

Cause you know they’re the best a girl can get

They’re the best a girl can get

New Song for MAY 17th

June 16, 2009

WOoohooooO!!! Thanks for being patient with us. Lots of love from j&k&stix too 🙂

 

To read lyrics for “Morning” go to Gretel’s website.

China!

June 15, 2009

CHINA!!!!

 

 

hong kong cart

We landed in Hong Kong and they picked us all up in these sweet golf carts…Woohoo!!

masks

Everyone had masks on…so we made our own.

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Checking into our hotel they took our temperature…which also looked like she was shooting me in the head with a smile.

china night sky

This was the view from the restaurant we ate at…it overlooked the beautiful city of Hong Kong.

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Just hanging on the streets of the Kong.

plate

The restaurant had pretty plates.

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Rice anyone?

food

The meal had something like seven courses…this was one of them.

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J&K with the view of HK behind us.

mask

This was a tram to a scenic viewpoint…please take note of the mask behind us…that’s what we were talking about earlier.

kate rooftop

It was rainy and foggy and that’s pretty much what you could see. That’s right. Nothing.

jill mary poppins

Jill thought imitating Mary Poppins would be appropriate…little did she know…

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…that there were SUPER strong winds that would break her umbrella into pieces…

reflection

This was my (kate’s) view from her hotel room. You might be thinking…wow…that’s not special at all. Please scroll down.

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That’s all for now…more pics to come…We are home in Nashville and it’s AMAZING.

Love,

j&k

Some Things You Should Know

June 11, 2009

1. Jill slipped down a muddy hill today carrying her guitar.
2. Jet lag will screw you up. No matter what time you go to sleep 2:30am comes and you are wide awake.
3. Traveling abroad is awesome. But there is nothing better than coming back to your homeland 🙂
4. Didn’t think it was possible to OD on Starbucks.
5. Met a few people around the world that said “I love your blog!” That was awesome.
6. Kate almost died in a golf cart related incident on an actual golf course yesterday. She was not driving. The cart did a 540.
7. Excited that summer is nearly here.
8. Glad you guys are liking the pics of us back in the day. Yay.
That’s all for now.
-j&k-

J&K Back in the Day…

June 6, 2009

So we thought we’d share something special with you guys (still feeling bad that we have yet to post last months SOT17th…)

The last time we were both home at our respective houses we both went digging through old family photos…

Here are some of the highlights…

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Here is Jill as a wee little babe…rockin’ an awesome red hat.

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Yup…that’s Kate.  Look at those CHEEKS!?!

 

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Jill learning some tunes.

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While Jill was learning some tunes…Kate was hitting the slopes.

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Supporting the Celtics and a favorite past-time.

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That’s me, Kate, driving a watercraft of some sort. Look at how bitchin’ my fashion sense was back then? Heart shaped blue glasses?  I rock.

 

Hope you guys got a little chuckle out of these.  We did.

More pics from the various travels coming soon.

-j&k-