30

To my wife on her 30th birthday,
Wow, what a year it’s been!! Although it’s only been a little over 7 months into 2020, it seems like we’ve learned countless valuable lessons on this wild adventure we’re on! From moving to a new state that we’ve absolutely fallen in love with, to experiencing a gnarly pandemic, buying our first house together and learning that the homestead life is the life for us; experiencing relationship gains and losses, parenting joys and struggles, marriage bliss and blessings, personal growth and so, so, so much more! And in the midst of all that, you are now 30!!! Happy birthday to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known!

SURPRISE!!!!! I recorded a medley and it’s dedicated it to you! I hope and pray you enjoy these timeless songs. I recorded Boundless + Enclosed By You right before the nation shut down, in-between my travels to California! It’s so hard to surprise you, so I hope you weren’t expecting this at all, because, let’s be honest, I don’t record music?!?!!! Haha. I chose the song Boundless by Phil Wickham because it really encompasses how I feel about God’s love and grace toward all that He’s done for our family up to this point. Enclosed By You by Telecast has been a favorite song of yours for as long as I can remember, so I wanted to record it and dedicate it to you, my love! It was a labor of love from myself, Matte and Kat! It was so fun being in the studio singing my heart out, haha. Definitely an experience I’ll never forget! I pray you love this simple gift, our new house, our new life! You deserve only the best! Never forget, I can promise you ADVENTURE and that’s what we’ll continue to experience! You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me. You’re my lover, my wife, the mother to our beautiful children, my best friend. I love you so much. I’ve never loved our life more. AND WITH JESUS, THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
-Sammy

*NATALIA SANG “STAND BY ME” AS A SURPRISE GIFT FOR OUR 10 YEAR VOW RENEWAL. SHE DECIDED TO RECORD IT FOR ME WHILE VISITING OUR FRIEND’S HOUSE WHO ALSO HAPPENED TO HAVE A HOME RECORDING STUDIO. NATALIA NEVER HEARD THE FINAL MASTERED TRACK ALONG WITH THE DUET WITH MATTE, UNTIL NOW. IT SOUNDS AMAZING! LISTEN TO “STAND BY ME” BY NATALIA >>> HERE.

*I RECORDED A MEDLEY OF A COUPLE OF OUR FAVORITE SONGS, “BOUNDLESS” & “ENCLOSED BY YOU.” LISTEN TO MY DUET WITH MATTE IN A MEDLEY DEDICATED TO NATALIA >>> HERE.

I convinced Natalia to do a quick photo shoot a couple weeks ago — she had no idea the photos were for OUR CD cover and for her birthday!! The album artwork makes up her birthday card:)

And here’s some behind the scenes!