Songwriting in Vermont…

From Jackie:

Video by Jackie Castro

In which there is songwriting (we do not get to see the songwriting) (but we hear some of the song!) and scenery, there is giggling with Maddie and Hazel, there is more music, there is more songwriting (we do not get to see the songwriting), there is more Hazel and more Maddie, and there is a concert, bits of which we actually get to see–and there is a second concert (we only get to see a tiny it of the second concert).

Also there is songwriting in Vermont from Michael. Or at least there is a lot about the trip to Vermont–some of which involves songwriting!:

All four videos by Michael Castro

In which there is more RV life, much scenery, and much food. Also Kandee and, yes, music! And also farm things, like chickens and alpaca. (You heard me.) And a giant waterslide. And oh, yeah, food.

There’s some songwriting going on

So, anyone who can get to Bridgewater Corners, VT by Wednesday evening, grab yourself a ticket and go!

And here’s another from the Wabac Machine*

In which Michael has a birthday! Also there is a show (which we get to see a very little of) (but we do get some behind-the-scenes stuff!) and there is a traveling (EYES ON THE ROAD AND HANDS ON THE WHEEL, JASON!!!).

Video by Michael Castro

And there is, it goes without saying, food.

…I’ve definitely decided it’s a thing.


*Yes, I am old enough to remember Mr. Peabody and Sherman from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. IT’S A CLASSIC, OKAY? Also, get off my lawn.

We get a new Jason vlog, too!

In which Hazel turns one year old! Also magnolia silos are visited (Why? I do not know. They are big silos.), Hazel gets gifts, a wedding is attended, Madeline-is-adorable, there are peacocks, and Hazel has a party because BIRTHDAY.

Video by Jason Castro.

And there is CAKE!


ETA: In case you, too, were wondering about magnolia silos, I asked:

And now we know. (HGTV ftw!)

More behind-the-scenes from Jackie

In which there is a dawn shoot, the are cool locations, siblings-are-siblings, there are meetings, there is a show (which we do not get to see), Madeline-is-adorable, there is a diet…ish…thing, and there is grocery shopping.

Video by Jackie Castro.

Oh, yeah, and we find out which songs were videoed!

(Watch it and you’ll find out. I can’t tell you EVERYTHING!)

Happy Fathers’ Day wishes…

Lovely messages from Jason, one to his father and one to his daughters:

To my daughters – It's because of you that I get to celebrate Fathers Day! I'm sad to be apart today but the drive up to Michigan has given me a lot of time to think about you girls. Madeline, my oldest, you never ceases to amaze me with your inquisitive mind. I love watching people's reactions when you baffle them with your vocabulary and mental capacity. You're a critical thinker and a problem solver. You're also very tender hearted and empathetic. You're creative and adventurous. When you're being silly I call you crazy and you always reply with, "I'm crazy because my Daddy's crazy!" I love that. We can always be crazy together! Hazel, you are quiet and observant. And that's not just because you don't talk yet. You are very easy going but you are also very determined. The limitations of infancy really frustrate you sometimes and when they do, you make sure we know about it! I love watching you push your limits and helping you reach your little goals because the joy expressed after success, is priceless. Your quiet determination and sweet smile will get you far. I can't wait to have conversations with you! What I love the most about you girls is that you spread joy everywhere you go. And many places will you go! May it always be so. Love, Dad

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Vlog time!

In which there is working out, there are cows, there is coffee, there is a show (we do not get to see the show), there is an open house (house porn!) (not enough house porn), there is coffee, and there is a fitting for a photo shoot (we do not get to see the photo shoot).

Video by Jason Castro.

Maybe we’ll see some of the photo shoot next week?