Thursday, October 28, 2010

Make A Difference Tour

Aaron and I had quite the date night all thanks to my Dad. He was offered two free VIP tickets to the Make a Difference Tour. But the tour was not coming to his city, it was coming to mine. Beaumont! My Dad called me up and said, "I signed you and Aaron up for these free tickets." The tickets included a dinner with special guest Max Lucado. Aaron's parents kindly took the boys for the evening, and we headed to the dinner.

We were served a yummy dinner with dessert and enjoyed the talk by Max Lucado. Then on to the concert. Do you know who was a part of this tour? Try Toby Mac, Third Day, and Michael W. Smith. Yes, all together. We had great seats near the front.

7:00 p.m. came and Jason Gray opened the show, then Toby Mac came on stage. I think he had 9 people on stage with him. He is the ultimate performer! The music, the lights, the bass, the video screen- it was quite an experience.

Our seats were off to the side, so we could see a timer on the corner of the stage. Do you see the clock with the red numbers? Each performer had 40 minutes and we would watch the clock count down for each performer. Back to the music, my favorite song from Toby Mac was "Jesus Freak". Loved it!

Next, on a smaller stage in the back of the auditorium Michael W. Smith and Mac Powell from Third Day came out and did 20 minutes of worship. Then Toby Mac came out and all together they sang another of my favorite DC Talk songs, "In The Light".

Next was back to the main stage with Third Day. I love, love their song, "Give Me Revelation".
Give me revelation,
Show me what to do,
I'm just trying to find my way,
I haven't got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move,
Give me revelation,
I've got nothing without you

Next Max Lucado came out and he got twenty minutes on the clock. He spoke about helping others and asked people to sign up to sponsor children through World Vision. Then we had a 15 minute intermission. The following picture is during that time.

The concert then started back up with Michael W. Smith. He sang some of his new songs, Secret Ambition, but what I enjoyed the most was his worship songs. He sang Breathe, Above All, Draw Me Close, and more.

I had never seen Michael W. Smith play the guitar before, but he played the guitar and the keyboard.
Wait, the concert is not over! Then Toby Mac and Mac Powell came out on stage and joined Michael W. Smith. Together they sang, "City on its Knees" and "God of This City". It was amazing!

After three and a half hours, sadly the concert was over. We had a super time! Thanks Dad!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


First an update. We are enjoying the milder weather, and spending lots of time outside. I joined Facebook, and am trying not to spend too much time on there. Whenever I have free time (free time what is that) I have to choose between the blog and facebook. Lately, facebook is winning. Sorry blog. I am super busy with my classes, but hooray I am at the halfway point of this semester. I got an A on my Philosophy midterm last week. This week I have a history test and film appreciation test and quizzes in my other classes. I have been so busy that housework and grocery shopping have been neglected. Yesterday I planned the menu for the week, wrote out my list, completed my shopping and put everything away. This morning I wake up and my refrigerator and freezer aren't working. What?! A repairman is coming this afternoon. Hopefully it will be an easy fix. Sadly, two half gallons of Blue Bell Ice Cream were melted this morning and are ruined.

On to 10-10-10, my birthday. I turned 34 and it was a lovely day and weekend. Saturday, Aaron and the boys took me to my all time favorite restaurant, Saltgrass and it cost us 50 cents plus the tip. Here is how: in the summer we ate at Saltgrass, they told us about their dining club. It cost $25 to join, but if you logged on and registered your card within 24 hours they put the $25 back on the card to use. Also, in your birthday month they give you $25. So we registered it within the 24 hours and under my name since my birthday comes first. October 1st we had $50 waiting to be used. I was so looking forward to this dinner. Aaron got ribs and shrimp and I got steak and coconut shrimp. Saltgrass really has the most delicious food. With all of our food and after using our card we owed 50 cents.

Sunday morning the boys delivered my birthday presents. I received a purse, a candle, and some new tennis shoes. I loved all of the gifts!

Sunday night Aaron grilled my favorite dinner, chicken fajitas. It was just as scrumptious as Saltgrass. Our after dinner pictures:

34 on 10-10-10 was pretty terrific!