August 3, 2004

Well, I just noticed that there hasn’t been an update here in…oh, about a year. So i figured I’d fill you all in on what’s happening with the Sheriffs…

Jeff is now living in Amherst, VA, working for the VA Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. He and Jen recently hosted a big bash for their daughter Alyson’s first birthday. OK, it wasn’t that recent, but relative to the updates this page has seen, it’s recent. Jeff also just bought a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee, no doubt in a ploy to make me insanely jealous.

Speaking of babies, Christian and Liz just had their first, Savannah Grace, on July 11. Both mother and daughter are healthy and happy. Christian and Liz are also in the process of renovating the kitchen out at Oaksby, and we’re hoping they invite us over for dinner one night when the construction is done.

As for me, a lot has happened since the last update. Let’s see…I got engaged to my lovely fiance Lara, we bought a house…hmmm…OK, not a lot, per se, but those two are pretty big, so it seems like a lot. The wedding is set for Sept. 4 in Charlottesville. But sorry, the Sheriffs will not be playing the reception. Instead, I deferred to the region’s premier Dixieland/Zydeco act, the Dixie Power Trio. Afterwards, Lara and I are off for a week-long drive across Ireland. Hopefully I’ll pick up a few pointers on the “proper” way to play Irish music.

As for the band, well, we’re hoping to get rolling again soon, once all of our personal lives settle down a bit. We’ll be taking our yearly fall trip to the mountains come October, which will hopefully rejuvinate us and get us back in the mood for making music. There may also be another Rapunzel’s show in the makings sometime this fall, so keep an eye on the schedule page.

Take care, and we’ll see you again soon!