Third Day Concert

Last night, Chad and I had a wonderful date night in down town Nashville.  We had a nice dinner at a restaurant, where we got to sit outside and watch the people walk by.  Then, we walked down to the Sommet Center for a concert.  We saw Jars of Clay, Robert Randloph and the Family Band, Switchfoot, and (my favorite) Third Day.  This was all part of the Music Builds tour that supports Habitat for Humanity.

I really like Third Day, and I have their new CD, so I was looking forward to seeing them.  I’d seen them once before and they were very good.  Chad really wanted to see Robert Randolph and the Family Band, but I didn’t know who they were.  They actually were pretty good, but it was a lot of jamming out on his lap steel guitar and not a lot of singing.  Jars of Clay preformed first, Robert Randolph followed, and then Switchfoot.  Switchfoot was very entertaining and sang a lot of good songs.  Third Day was great and I knew most of their songs, but I think I had run out of energy by the time they came on.  It was a Sunday night, and Third Day didn’t even start their set until after 9:00.  We left before they finished their encore, but we needed to get back to BG before it got too late.

One cool thing that happened was that someone close to the stage had a sign that said, “Please wish my mom happy birthday.”  So, Mac Powell sang “happy birthday” to this person’s mom and everybody sang along.  Well, let’s just say, for this story’s sake, that I was the person with the sign.  Yesterday was my mom’s birthday!  So, Mom, check out the video of Third Day singing “happy birthday” to you!

Olympic Commercials

I know this is late, but Jennie and I spent a lot of time watching the Olympics this year. Mainly because of DVR. I found many times I would watch the commercials though and some of them were great. This NIKE one is awesome. It’s got the Killers and MJ…could you ask for more?

VISA had some good ones too.

Camping…sort of

This weekend we were given the opportunity to go camping at Cages Bend Campground near Hendersonville, TN.  Jerry and Peggy drove his RV down to a nice campsite right on the lake.  They set it up, and got everything ready for us.  They even had firewood left for us and waters in the fridge.  When we left, we packed up our stuff and left the RV just as we found it.  All the grunt work was done for us- you know, the part of camping that nobody likes.  They really made it easy for us, and we appreciate all they did to make us have a great weekend.  Thanks guys!

We headed down on Friday after Chad got home from work.  We didn’t go to the grocery before, so we planned to go when we got down there.  The site was really nice.  It was pretty and clean and very spacious.  The RV was nice too.  We basically dropped our stuff off and headed into town (which was only 5 miles from the campground).  At this point, we were already hungry and didn’t want to wait or mess with cooking anything, so we went out to dinner at Demos’.  Yum!  Then, we went to the grocery store and picked up a few items (stuff to make sandwiches, stuff to make smores, breakfast bars, bananas, wet wipes, and bug spray).  We made smores when we got back to the site, but that was pretty much it.  I was pooped and I went straight to sleep.

The next morning, we slept in a little.  Chad didn’t sleep well in that bed.  We got up, ate breakfast, and ran a lap around the campground.  Next, we sat out in our chairs by the lake and went through some of a study we have been doing together.  It’s called, “Before You Say I Do.”  Needless to say, we’ve been working on it for a while.  We only got 2 chapters done before we got married, but we thought it was such a good study that we wanted to continue with it.  We ate lunch and played a new game that we got called electronic A to Z.  It’s pretty fun.  It’s a good little game to play with just 2 people.  Although we didn’t do much, we were kind of tired so we took a nap.  I slept in a chair out in the sun and Chad slept in the air conditioned motor home with the tv on.  After our nap, we showered and got ready for dinner.  We didn’t have anything to cook, so we met Jerry and Peggy for dinner at a Mexican restaurant.  Then, they showed us around the area as we looked at million+ dollar homes.  They came back to camp with us to have smores, and when they left, Chad and I played Phase 10.  It’s a long game, but it goes by a lot quicker when you only have 2 people.  We packed up some and went to bed.

The next morning, we woke up earlier than planned, so we did a little more of our marriage study and then got ready for church.  We went to church with Jerry and Peggy instead of trying to make it back in time for Living Hope.  Finally, we headed home.  Chad had a migraine and felt really bad, so we didn’t stick around.  He was kind enough to let me stop at Quiznos on the way home.  I love that place and we don’t have one in Bowling Green anymore.  Chad is feeling much better now.  He got a nap and was able to go to choir and play volleyball tonight.  We had a great weekend, and we hope to go camping again soon.  Maybe next time we will “rough it” a little more.  We don’t want our tent and sleeping bags to go to waste.

London 2012

We are going…who is coming with us? You can’t get tickets till 2011, but just go ahead and put it in your calendars.

We are the champions!

Some of you know that we have been playing sand volleyball once again.  We weren’t able to get a team together in time, but a nice team, appropriately name the “Outcasts,” let us join them two weeks into the season.  We won some and lost some, but overall it was a lot of fun.  Well, last night was the tournament, and perhaps it was the cooler weather or the inspiration of the Olympic volleyball team we had been watching, but whatever it was, we won!  It was a great night and lots of fun.  Our second game, I was the first to serve and got us to a 9-0 lead.  I think the most consecutive serves I had the whole season was maybe 2.  Oddly enough, the championship game was against the team that we used to play with.  We were glad to win and receive our gift certificates to a movie theater.  I think the team was hoping for shirts, but we’ll take what we can get.  The next season starts next Monday.  We have a few people from this last team and Drew Hubbard is going to join us with our new name “Get Served.”  It should be fun.  Perhaps we wil have another championship to write about in a couple months.

Look-alikes Part II

We all know that Chad looks like Ben Affleck, but I too have been told that I look like certain celebrities.  Here are some that I have heard: Celine Dion, one of the Dixie Chicks, and that girl from the “America’s Best” commercial.

2 months

We have been married for exactly two months now.  Wow!  In a way it has gone by fast, but in a way it feels like forever ago since we said “I do” and went to Jamaica.  Chad, thanks for making these the best two months of my life.  I love you!

Chad Affleck

Jennie and I went to Brusters tonight (b/c it was raining) and the girl there said I looked like Ben Affleck. It really cracked me up, but I totally see it.