Twice a month, this is the scene in our living room.
What started as a way to share music together and help Rachel grow as an artist, has turned in to a sweet time of connection and musical limbering for the three of us.
(Usually the mugs are wine glasses, but we all made dietary changes at the start of the new year, so our wine is temporarily replaced with tea and hazelnut decaf.)
Tomorrow night, Rachel, Chris and I are performing at our church's first Live at the Stone Cafe event. Rachel is doing most of the singing, Chris is doing most of the guitar playing, and I get to live my dream of being a back-up singer.