Sunday, November 8, 2009
Audio Unplugged and My Woohoo Chick Extravaganza
Funny how things kind of snowball into crazy fun and outlandish adventures in my world. One day, I am minding my own business reading a blog or schooling the kids, the next, I am innocently thrown into a world of adventure! This particular adventurous extravaganza began with my daughter's need to get to a Christian Concert. Despite the fact that she didn't think Audio Adrenaline was actually going to play at "Creation The Tour", she wanted to go anyway. She's a die hard fan. Many a day, she's frequented their website and replayed their videos (over and over and over - need I say more?) She didn't need much excuse to want to go to the group of gifted line ups anyway.
Just for her, I worked an extra day at the hospital to make it possible. In turn, she babysat Moonbeam the extra day I was gone. As the day got closer, we couldn't help but tell our friends about our upcoming adventure. "Aren't you going to invite Mist?" she asked. I told her that invitations were up to her because it was a special trip just for her. After she decided to invite Mist, I told her we had to invite Elasta Woman because they are best friends. Elasta Woman was just telling me that she was starving for good worship music. Then I saw Carrot Lady, who loves Christian Concerts. I knew my daughter would for sure approve. After all was said and done, it had snowballed into a big adventure needing 2 motel rooms and our Surburban to fit us all in!
Since we were driving far away to a big city with a bunch of girls, I figured a shopping day was in order. Goat Girl wanted to eat at some fun places. Elasta Woman, ever hungry for God, suggested a good church service the next day. Soon the trip had turned into an entire weekend! Let's get this party started!!
Before the break of dawn, we were off on a grand girls extravaganza! We shopped till I (literally) dropped! We ate real good! The Creation tour was such an incredible experience! Though we all thoroughly enjoyed all the bands, "Audio Unplugged" was our favorite. The testimonies they shared were tremendous and powerful. Heaven came to down to meet with a small piece of earth housing a dirt floored arena filled with kids and shook every soul with an encounter of something real. We were also so happy to get to hear their songs, many we knew word for word and treasure. My friends were exposed to lots of new music they had never heard before. They couldn't quit thanking me :-) Elasta Woman bought an Audio Adrenaline CD. She couldn't wait to get home and listen to it! Amazingly, my daughter and I got our picture (see above) with lead singer, Mark Stuart. I told him that it was such an honor to meet him. I love to honor the gifts of God. Its not the fame or the status that speaks to me. Its the people who bring down heaven and he was for sure one of them. He thanked me for making the effort to come. Talk about humility! Wow I was so impressed with the whole experience.
In the morning we went to a great church service. It was one I'd been to conferences at. The worship was awesome and left a lasting impression on all of us. It's a church I always feel free to be myself in. All in all, despite the smorgasbord of activities, all of which I loved, I especially reveled in developing deeper relationships with my friends and pointing the way to good food.
Back at the home front, my son "Art Dog" bagged this big bad bodacious buck (his first) and put some meat on our table. I guess somebodies gotta be working when us chicks are all out having fun!