Archive for September, 2010

Goodnessssss.

September 21, 2010

I am exhausted. Like…wowza…tired. I spent the week in Chicago hanging with my little brothers and dad while my mom visited my sister overseas. And let me tell you–I am NOT a mother, I do not have my own children but man, I LOVE my little brothers. They are 10 and so funny but man…they are sometimes a handful…and I am exhausted! I played pseudo mom–I made lunches, did carpool, was “cool big sister” at times and grouchy “evil big sister” at others…and bottom line is I am WIPED OUT.

So this is my official ROUND OF APPLAUSE to any and every mother, father, aunt, uncle, friend, sibling, grandparent or godparent that has ever raised a child or children.

Sit down and have a glass of wine on me.

I’m applauding you from my couch.

Below is a picture of me and my two brothers after they WON their football game!!! Woooohoo!!!! Yes, I made a homemade “TEAM RAPIER” shirt for my dad and me…how freakin’ handsome are my brothers?  Sheesh. I love them….a lot.

Hugs & a wee bit of exhaustion 🙂

-kate

New Song on September 17th, 2010-on time! :)

September 16, 2010

This month we decided to cover a song that we love by Jordin Sparks called “No Parade.” We threw a little j&k song cameo in there for fun. Hope you like it!

Love-

j&k

New Song on August 17th, 2010–a little late :)

September 7, 2010

Hey everyone!

Here is a verse, chorus and bridge–a preview if you will–of one of our new songs called “Tired of Being Alone.”

Love-

-j&k-

TIRED OF BEING ALONE

I’m gonna put my heart on my sleeve

And wear it til it’s all worn out

Watch everybody throw it around

Then I’ll pick it up right off the ground

I just can’t keep it in anymore

I’m gonna play my favorite song

‘Til the words don’t mean a thing

All I hear is melody

Gonna sing out loud, all my life, been such a coward

I just can’t keep it in anymore

I’ve spent all this time in hiding

Left me spinning like a siren

Left me silent like a stone

And I’m so tired of being alone

Love come take me break me now

Love come take me break me now

Love come

Love come

I’ve spent all this time in hiding

Left me spinning like a siren

Left me silent like a stone

And I’m so tired of being alone

(c) 2010 J. Pickering, K. Rapier, R. Williams

So Here We Are.

September 4, 2010

How in the world did it get to be September 4th?  We have 119 days left in fabulous 2010 (Kate had to just count the days OUT LOUD one by one btw).  And we know the year is almost over but…what do you say more? “Twenty-ten” or “Two Thousand and Ten?” Just curious. We’ve been non committal to either from the start.

So, what are you going to do with your 119 days? What goals do you still need to reach? What awesomeness do you need to achieve in 2010?  Is everyone still practicing their “Random acts of awesome?”

Well, while we are mixed up in a number of projects…some news that might excite you is that we might, just might, be releasing a single in the near future. Now, don’t get your panties in a bundle just yet–because we don’t have an official release date…but…yes, we are excited about the first single from j&k of 2010.

Among other things, we want to encourage you to look back in your journals and see what you wanted to accomplish in 2010….you’ve still got PLENTY of time 🙂 Do it. Do it. Didn’t know you were getting a j&k pep-talk this morning did ya?

Well, sweet-blog-reading-people…the day is young…except if you’re overseas where your day is almost done 🙂 Enjoy the rest of whatever’s left of your day.

(And no, we haven’t forgotten about Song on the 17th.)

🙂

-j&k-

Meet My Sister.

September 1, 2010

Well, there are many things I’ve written about on my blog…but one of the things that I generally do not talk much about is my family or personal life. You know, try and keep some things for yourself and not for general public consumption…laa dee da…

But right now I’m going to break my own little rule and talk about my sweet, beautiful, older sister Amy. For the last nine months she has been in a small European country working with children…and I miss her. Even though modern technology has made it SO easy to chat with her frequently–I miss her.

Now, my sister is no average bear. She’s got the most compassionate heart, a gorgeous smile and the family given sense of humor to laugh harder at your own jokes than anyone else in the room. Among her many accomplishments throughout life I would say the biggest is conquering a brain tumor and cancer at age thirteen. Not only did she do that, she did is looking FABULOUS bald…I mean…come on…who can do that? 🙂

Amy and I enjoy quoting really unquotable movies and watching the same movies over and over again. We’ve also been known to play a heck of a lot of Scrabble–which she wins most of the time–but I’m getting better and have even beaten her a few times 🙂 Amy also has this way of remembering the most random things–i.e. she can tell you friends addresses or phone numbers from childhood! It’s so crazy.

Anyway–I can’t say enough good things about her. She is an inspiration and I am so proud of her. Amy if you read this…I love you and can’t wait for you to get back to the good ‘ole USA and eat good Mexican food together 🙂

-kate