Had an absolute blast last night.
Aimee, Mac Powell’s wife, and I got a chance to meet up at the Created4Care conference in March. And she graciously – and amazingly generously – offered to hook our entire crew up with tickets to the Third Day show in Raleigh.
For our family, getting a chance to go to this concert was a especially rare occurrence.
As in, we rarely go anywhere with everyone that charges more for admission than the Chick-Fil-A play place.
So, needless to say, our kids were pumped.
The very best part? Aimee worked it out so that we could meet up with her man, lead singer and front man Mac Powell.
One of Chris’ and my most favorite, love-’em-so-much-you’re-almost-a-stalker singers. Ever.
Proof: see my face in the above picture.
And, amazingly, my huckster grin and goofy blathering didn’t frighten him off. We even got to meet Tai Anderson and David Carr, two other members of Third Day.
Third Day was the first Christian band I fell in love with back in 2001. We’ve loved ‘em ever since.
Our kids know and love their music because our iPods and iPhones are packed full of Third Day songs.
And worshiping our amazing God in a huge arena with thousands of other believers was nothing short of awesome.
Chris and I even bought the concert t-shirt.
Thank you, Aimee and Mac, for making last night a night we’ll never forget. You truly blessed our entire family in a crazy cool way.
And a P.S. for the photography stuff. While these aren’t the best, and they definitely don’t do the night justice, they’re so very special to me. My favorite shot (photographically speaking) was the first one, of Jude, because of the way I caught a ray of the sun as it was setting.
These were shot on my Nikon D90 with my 50mm 1.4 lens. My settings for that first shot were ISO 1250, 1/100 sec, f/3.5. I was playing around with my aperture trying to get some sunflare and this is what I got.
Can’t wait to see your Snapshots.
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