Thursday, November 29, 2012

New and Redesigned!

The Mieczkowski Family and the Heritage String Quartet
are pleased to announce the launch of a new and updated quartet website!
www.HeritageStrings.com

Click to view our site! (link is now fixed , our apologies)

Here is a screenshot of our previous website for comparison:

Click for larger view

Hope you like the new design!
Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bible Bee Concert 2012 - WITH VIDEO!

Sorry this post is a little bit late - with preparing for the Bible Bee Nationals
and such, this post and the video production/editing got delayed substantially!

Anyways, the Bible Bee Concert went great!
We had a wonderful response, and had around 175 folks in attendance.

Family introductions





Anna played a beautiful harp solo - listen below :)




We did our traditional family instrumental group number at the end :)





Hope you enjoyed the vids!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Tree!!

As we do every year, we got our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving!
We cut it at Mutch's Hidden Pines Tree Farm in Lapeer.

Here are a couple of pictures:

Which one should we choose?


"This is it!"


"This one's my size!"

Do we have to take this one?

The finished tree!

As this CHRISTmas season begins, let us all be sure to remember
the real meaning of Christmas!!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Visit with the Palazzolos

After the Bible Bee, we went down to visit our dear friends
 the Palazzolos in Alabama. The Alessio family came down as well!


Endless games of Dutch Blitz

Rebecca and Joshua


Playing "Kingdoms"


A traveling music group? Just about!!


The orchestra bunch...

Food and fellowship go nicely together :)


"Quick!! An LCD screen!! We all must see!!!"

The girls made some Christmas ornaments



Three families - 28 people! (rollover)
Our time of fellowship was greatly enjoyed by all, 
and we will treasure the memories that we made together.

"As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bible Bee Day 3

Saturday was an amazing day to wrap up the 2012 Bible Bee Nationals!

The view from the conference center of the Smoky Mountains

The Senior Finalists (Lucy Alessio on the far left)




Lucy placed 4th!

Congrats to all the finalists!!!

"You did a great job, Lucy!!"

Probably the most amazing part of the Bible Bee is the spirit of
unity among the contestants and the families.

After the competition is over, there is always a wrap-up gathering for 
everyone in attendance to eat and fellowship with one another!
It is truly one of the highlights of the Bible Bee Nationals...


Many little friends


Back at the hotel is where you can unwind and really relax...



Our family
Well, that's all for the 2012 Bible Bee Nationals competition!!!
We had a wonderful time, and commend all the contestants for 
a job well done!

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith;"

2 Timothy 4:7

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bible Bee - Day 2

The Semi-Final rounds for all three age divisions were held today!

Three friends in the Semi Finals!!!

The 15 Senior Semi-Finalists

"I think she got it right!"


Melody did a great job!




Unfortunately, Melody did not make the cut to proceed on to the finals,
but our dear friend Lucy Alessio is one of the 5 finalists!! Congrats Lucy!!!

The Senior Finalists!!


One of our favorite things to do at the Bible Bee is 
fellowshipping with like-minded families, many times over a meal!

Try fitting 24 people in 2 hotel rooms!!!

One big ice cream cone!!!

Many games and activities for the whole family!!

Again, if you are interested in watching the Final Rounds tomorrow,
you can find more information here.

The end of the day...

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who 
does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."

2 Timothy 2:15