Monday, March 11, 2013

Chris Tomlin, Landscaping, and Puppies...Oh MY!

This past weekend was A LOT of fun!  Nick & I headed out of town at 1:00pm on Friday to head to Dallas.  Nick had gotten us tickets for the Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin, and Louie Giglio concert that night, and we decided to add some work into it as well.

Nick had been needing to go to a wholesaler in the Dallas area for some time, but he hadn't had a chance to make it that way.  Since we were already headed that way, we decided to make a trip out of it and go to the pottery place.  We got fountains, pots, and hose pots for some of his customers.  It took almost three hours choosing the right pottery for everyone.  Once everything was loaded in his trailer, we rushed to the hotel to get checked in and grab a quick bite before the Gilberts were there to pick us up.  Bill & Julie Gilbert also went to the concert, and they helped us out by picking us up.  This way, we didn't have to pay for two parking spots because of Nick's trailer.

The concert was AWESOME!  It was more of a great worship/sermon than a concert.  Kari Jobe was the opener.  She sang about a 30 minute set.  We wish she could have gone on even longer.  Chris Tomlin followed.  He was, of course, amazing.  Followed by a sermon from Louie Giglio.  This is the first time I've seen him speak in person.  It was wonderful!  Both Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe came out after the sermon to sing some more.  Kari brought down the house with "Revelation Song."  That is by far, one of my favorite worship songs.  So much power.  I had to take a picture of the group of believers worshipping.  Everyone was so into it.  It's amazing to hear 6,500 voices lifted in worship.  Loved every minute of that concert.  Nick & I were able to go backstage after the concert because of Janet.  Janet lived in Pittsburg and is our Pastor's daughter.  She is married to Chris Tomlin's bass player and fellow songwriter, Jesse.  We didn't get to do the actual meet and greet, but we did get to visit with Janet and Jesse for a little bit.  We also got to visit with Janet's younger brother Daniel and his family.  Daniel and Nick always go fishing/hunting when Daniel visits Pittsburg.  It was a great evening!
Kari Jobe.  She could also double as an aerobics instructor.  She did not stop moving while she sang!
Chris Tomlin... That's Jesse on the screen.
White Flag... One of my newest, favorite Chris Tomlin songs.
Louie Giglio speaking.
"Crown Him (Majesty)" off of the newest Chris Tomlin album Burning Lights.  Favorite song on the album!

Then they broke out these blow up balls that everyone threw around the theater during the encore of "God's Great Dance Floor."
We got back to the hotel late, I don't remember what time.  We slept in and didn't set an alarm.  It was a beautiful thing.  My sister was awesome and spent the night on Friday night at our house to keep our puppies, so we didn't have to rush back from Dallas.  We ate breakfast then hit the road for some more landscaping projects.  We went to the retail location of the wholesaler we'd been to the day before.  It's called Jackson's Pottery.  We LOVED getting to walk around there.  Plants everywhere, pottery, outdoor furniture. outdoor kitchen items, etc.  Even though it was raining, we enjoyed getting to spend an entire day together.  We tried to meet up with April & Jimmy, but it was not in the stars for us.  We stopped and ate a quick "lupper" in Rockwall, then headed home.  We stopped off at one of Nick's customer's house to drop off their water feature, pots, and some plants we had picked up.  Nick didn't want them to be in the trailer any longer than they had to be.  We ended up getting home around 8:30.

Sunday, we had Sunday school and church.  We ate lunch with Nick's dad, Joe.  Melanie is out camping for Spring Break with her sister, Rhon, and Joe is meeting up with them later in the week.  So, he joined us for lunch.  Then Nick started filling his new shop with all of his goodies/tools.  I took a nap, and the dogs ate bones.  Nick & I watched some NCIS and ate dinner, then headed to bed.  Our time in Dallas wore us both out.  We're getting ready for a fast next few weeks.  We have something planned every weekend from now until mid-April.  Looks like Spring is going to be fun and busy!!

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