I’m years behind on photo posts–fun stuff we’ve done, cute people we know (i.e., my 9-month-old niece), ZOOS. Who knows if I’ll ever catch up?
The good news? The globe will continue to spin, with or without my life chronicled pic by pic here in Blogland.
Anyway. Last Sunday was fun. Church (great message!), Get to Know You Lunch afterwards (sat with people we know but not well–found out we were both married on January 3, 1998! and we each have a daughter born on January 5!).
Then the girls and I went to Barnes & Noble (Gabe was at the airport picking up band people) to spend our gift card from my friend Nadine. (Livi–American Girl book, Ava–stuffed guinea pig, Nina–stuffed Kai Lan)
Nadine and I went to Cedarville together, didn’t know each other super well, but had some of the same education classes. She and 2 of her 3 kiddos (ages 3 and 1) were driving from NY to TN and needed a place to stay, so I invited her to stay with us.
That was before I realized that my niece Morgan was having a birthday party at an indoor water park here in town–and they got a big suite at the hotel for us all to stay in. So, my family went on ahead, I waited for Nadine, we chatted for a bit, then I headed to the hotel. Nadine insisted she and the girls would have a relaxing night with no worries of keeping our family awake. They did. Thanks for the gift card, Nadine! You made my girlies’ day!
So, then Gabe picked us up in the Columbus Crew‘s 15-passenger van and we headed to Crew Stadium where my brother-in-law Tug was having a Will Rock 4 Food concert for Faith and Family Night after the game.
We didn’t know this when we first made plans to go to the game, but it was also Zoo at the Crew night. We were walking around before the game and saw some Zoo Mascots. A nice gal in a Columbus Zoo shirt–Lisa–was standing by the mascots. Tug says to her, “Have you heard of 52 Zoos in 52 Weeks?” I wanted to die of embarrassment. I could just picture her saying, “Excuse me, what?” But she didn’t. And long story short, she said, “Oh, I know Jack will want to meet you.” And sure enough…
We had met him briefly once before (back in December, I believe), but this time we got to talk to him about our Zoo Trip. Very, very cool. Thanking God for an incredible opportunity.
The Crew? Pretty good soccer team. They were last year’s MLS Champs.
They did not disappoint. Beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1. This guy, Steven Lenhart, was one of the guys who shared his testimony at the concert after the game.
Pillar rocked the house.
We watched the game (and the concert) from the stage. Pretty sweet. We saw highlights from the soccer game on TV this week, and (briefly–for less than two seconds) saw ourselves cheering when they scored their second goal to win. Ava said, “Now I’ve been on TV two times!”
Ang and Tug, two people I love being related to (by marriage, anyway).
Our fam. What a day–zoo stuff, soccer, concert. Dudn’t (Nina’s word) get much better than that! Thank you, Jesus, for life’s sweet pleasures!
So, tell me–if you could:
1. go to any concert,
2. go to any sporting event, and
3. meet any “celebrity,
what/who would they be?
Have an awesome weekend, friends!