Monday, May 03, 2010

Cousins, Camera phones and a Concert in Columbia

Sev and I had a great weekend, well aside from the fact that Sunday afternoon Sev took a nasty little spill off of his dirt bike, and now has pretty nasty strawberry on his arm....other than that, we had a lovely weekend!
Friday night Sev and I grilled steak and corn on the cob for dinner, it was delish. After dinner, I tried to rush around and pick our house up as best I could. We have yet to get everything unpacked, but we were expecting Jon and Steph to come in sometime Friday night.
I went ahead and prepared the first part of baked french toast, a recipe I stole off of my cousins blog. We stayed up fairly late on Friday night, ust chatting and hanging out. For some reason, Steph and I never run out of things to talk about when we're together. We found ourselves crawling in bed @ 2am!!
The next morning, I got up and prepared the praline topping for the french toast before popping it into the oven and then the four of us went outside to lounge on the back deck. We had been on the back deck for no longer than 10 or 15 minutes when Sev went to open the door, to go back inside, and realized.....we were locked out!!
Here we were, Steph and I in our PJ's, and barefooted. For a split second I panicked. WHAT were we going to do!? Then I remembered leaving a window open, just the other day, for no reason what-so-ever only, when I went to shut and lock it I thought "I should leave this window unlocked, it's up high and it will come in handy if we ever get locked out of the house!" (No I can not predict the future, I just got lucky on that one!).
Sev and Jonathan were able to get the window open, then I crawled onto Sevs shoulders and he lifted me into the window. It was a SITE!! We were all laughing and I was so thankful we did not have a camera!! That is...until I realized that Stephanie DID have a camera phone....and she DID take pictures...and that was the moment I cursed camera phones!
We enjoyed or breakfast. I was pretty pleased with the new recipe! It reminded me of a cross between french toast and cinnamon rolls. YUMMY!
Steph and I took our time shopping on Saturday. We met the boys at the mall and shared a food court lunch. Then the guys left and Steph and I continued picking out clothes to wear to the concert that evening. We headed home around 5pm, got dressed, and headed out the door around 6pm. We had a quick dinner at Wild Wings and then walked to Colonial Life Arena, in downtown Columbia, for the Carrie Underwood concert.

Steph and Jonathan right before the concert started:

Craig Morgan:

Craig Morgan walked directly in front of us, on two different occasions. It was pretty neat, I just wish I would have gotten a better picture of him when he was right in front of us. The below picture was after he had gotten a few rows down from us.

Sev and I right before Carrie came out! (I don't know why I have that silly look on my face, but it's the only picture I got of the two of us.):

Carrie Underwood!!! I can't blame Sev for having a crush on her, she really is a beautiful person and her voice is amazing!!

Sevy, blowing Carrie a kiss, hehehe.

We really did have good seats!!
Carrie changed outfits...a LOT! Here she is swinging from a huge tree limb (sorry I didn't get a better picture of the tree limb she was swinging from).
This was probably the coolest part of the concert. She got into the bed of a truck and was lifted out and above the audience. She flew right above our heads, we could only see the underside of the truck, it was pretty neat:

Carrie really is a talented singer. I love how real she is and how she really appears to be grounded in her faith, even with all of the fame. My favorite part of the show was when she sang "Temporary Home" and "Jesus Take the Wheel". I think it takes a lot of guts to sing songs like that, in today's society, and Carrie belted those songs out perfectly, obviously not a bit afraid of what people might think of her! (of course it probably helps that she could sing "I'm a little tea pot" and people would still adore her, ha).

It was a GREAT weekend! We had a blast spending time with our cousins/friends. Sevy said he can now die a happy man, LOL. I wish I had gotten more pictures, but my camera died before the show was over. Sev, however, used his camera phone to capture a few more pictures and videos...and that was when I decided camera phones weren't all that bad.


The Dales said...

IT was fun and Carrie is a great artist. I love that she is so grounded in her faith but works in such a crazy entertainment world at the same time. I especially enjoyed her singing How Great Thou Art after Jesus Take the Wheel, that girl has a set of lungs! See you this weekend!

Jackie said...

Glad you guys had a good time....I as well had a fun time with little Pbug.