Monday, June 28, 2010

Have a wonderful, patriotic, and safe 4th of July!!

Hi Everybody!

We got back about 2am from Omaha, NE, then went to sing at a long time family friend's funeral in my "school days" town of Kiowa, OK. It's amazing how generations of families parallel each other through the years…from my mama and daddy being friends with his parents, to now my son Samuel being friends with his grandson. A terrific circle of life!

Mark and I had a wonderful time in Council Bluffs & Centerville, IA and Elkhorn, NE! Thanks to our hosts the Gregory's, Ballanger's, and Spurgeon' guys are terrific!

The weather was great and the crowds friendly. We appreciate Sherwood Community Church, New Hope Ministries, and Grace Community Church (along with Elkhorn Days) for sponsoring our events.
What a storm we drove through last night just east of Oklahoma City. Mark hasn't experienced Oklahoma t-storms like this, and it was a great way to stay awake while driving!! Thanks to the Rain-X Mark had applied to the windshield…it helped a lot!!
We got many positive remarks about the two Cowboy Church episodes that Mark and I appeared on together. We are both very thankful for the opportunities to share our story and life. We also appreciate Cox Cable for adding RFD tv to their line up so that cable subscribers can catch Cowboy Church on Sunday afternoons. Thanks for your support.
For those of you here in our area of SE Oklahoma, we will be at our local Fellowship at Limestone Gap tomorrow night. We eat at 6:30 and have the service at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
We begin our summer tour on Sunday with a concert in Prague, OK, then to Cannon Beach, OR for a week long conference…then…….we will be in contact with you as we go this summer. Please view our itinerary on to know where we will be.
Our fall/winter schedule is filling up, but there are still dates available. If you would like to host a concert in your area and see a date that would work for you, please contact Mary at 580 889 5219 or .
God bless you all…have a wonderful, patriotic, and safe 4th of July!! Our love goes out to the Newberry family today.

Susie & Mark

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Summer!

Hi Everybody and Happy Summer!!!

Mark & I are sitting in the Starbucks in Shawnee, OK doing work and fixing to head to the airport in OKC….headed to Omaha, NE!

It's a wonderful world! Mark is meeting my friend Kat Gregory (the famous radio star Nashville Kat) and we will both meet her husband Bruce for the first time.

On Wednesday night, we will be at their home church, Sherwood Community Church in Council Bluffs, IA. Then we head over to Ottumwa, IA to hold a benefit concert for the Bridgeview Center on Friday night, and again, Mark meets more of my friends….Vicki Spurgeon and Linda Ballanger. I have been involved with Bridgeview for several years now and what a wonderful program they have!!! If you are in the area, I cordially invite you to come and enjoy the night.

On Sunday morning, we will be in Elkhorn, NE at the QC Farm Supply where we will hold Cowboy Church in conjunction with the Grace Community Lutheran Church.

If you haven't made plans for your 4th of July celebration, we will be in Prague, OK at the Prague Park at 6pm.

Check website for all the details. Hope to see you!

Our family just got back from vacation…33 of us in the Bahamas (a few complete with cowboy hats)…we had a great time. It's a great opportunity for the younger nieces/nephews/cousins and sisters/brothers/mother/daughter, etc./etc. to get to know one another better and re-new relationships. It's amazing when we get older and mature/enter new facets of our lives, that we can experience each other fresh and new. We had a ball.

Mark and I celebrated 6 months of married bliss on the 12th….I'm sure he wondered, "Now why in the world did I come to Oklahoma?" as he attacked a rattler on our porch last night (with a shovel) in the moonlight. We are deciding how to best run our business and be efficient with our tasks. We've decided that Mark will be handling the publicity/marketing/branding department, including writing this newsletter. He brags on me way toooo much, so I'll be proofing his letters….

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God bless you and "come see us"!

Susie & Mark