Sunday, March 8, 2009

PTC's, Carnivals, Duraceramic, and Third Day (in no particular order)

WHEW! What a WEEKEND! We managed to get in a concert, laid some Duraceramic tile, babysat my niece AND played lots of Mario Kart. I think we took the magical whirlwind tour - all on one less hour of sleep.

The Captain got home Thursday just in time to help out at Sweet Marissa's 3rd Grade Carnival at school. He was the head Twister man. Not sure who had more fun Marissa or the Captain. The original plan was for me to go after my cardiology Lunch and Learn which ran way late, but the Captain swooped in to save the day. Lessons learned in adaptability.

No school for Big M on Friday so it was hang out with Daddy day. We had parent teachers conferences this week and we heard a glowing report from Big M's teacher. What a difference a year can make. IA Pilot Mom had to work on Friday, but got much accomplished. So I couldn't feel too bad about not being home with the fam.

Then it was off to see Third Day in concert!! This was Big M's first live music concert, and we were a little concerned about the noise, but knew it would be a great show, so really wanted to try it out on her. Let's just say she Loved it. With a big L.

Third Day is a contemporary Christian group with a decided southern rock (yes, they used a cowbell) edge. The Captain and I are mucho fans, (the Captain more so than myself) so to have them be as close as an hour away seemed like an opportunity that should not be missed. Mac Powell, their lead singer, has this voice that seems to rise up out of his toes, rumbles around in his chest, and falls out of his mouth and resonates in everyone listening with sincerity and passion for God. He's kind of a skinny, full goatee wearing dude, so it's a bit surprising that such a big voice comes out of slightly scrawny him.

Revive, a relatively new group from Australia, opened the concert and they were great! Marissa was hooked and all giggles when the lead singer asked us all to get off our butts and out of our seats. Bathroom anatomy humor goes a long way with my child. It did sound pretty good in an Australian accent. Revive was followed by Brandon Heath. He was great too! Very acoustical and soulful with a lot of emotional content tied into his songs. He will definitely find a home in my iPod.

Then it was Third Day. They gave a great concert! Song after song was familiar and seemed better than the one before. The Captain loved every minute of it and has definitely passed on his live music loving gene to his oldest daughter. See, the Captain is a high clapper. Got his hands over his head, sometimes one hand, sometimes two, usually a whoot whoot and singing at the tip top of his lungs. I am a low clapper, hands out in front, not much above chest level, maybe a slight booty shake every now and then and I try to harmonize. Must be that reserved NW Iowa upbringing. Marissa is a high clapping, booty shaking fool!!! Lots of fun to watch her though!

Probably the best part of the evening was when our close to the worst seats in the house turned into the best seats in the house. Mac Powell left the stage for what we all thought was a well deserved break, but then showed up in the back of the arena and threw an impromptu acoustic party for about 50 up close and personal fans. Marissa was off like a shot and got a within arms length seat for a really nice set of their old and familiar songs. No fear, no second thoughts, just a plan to enjoy the evening for all it was worth. I really like that about my girl.

I hope it left an impression on her. That our God deserves and loves to be greatly praised. It was a wonderful night.

King of Glory - Third Day

Who is this King of Glory that pursues me with his love

And haunts me with each hearing of His softly spoken words

My conscience, a reminder of forgiveness that I need

Who is this King of Glory who offers it to me

Who is this King of angels, O blessed Prince of Peace

Revealing things of Heaven and all its mysteries

My spirit's ever longing for His grace in which to stand

Who's this King of glory, Son of God and son of man

His name is Jesus, precious Jesus

The Lord Almighty, the King of my heart

The King of glory

Who is this King of Glory with strength and majesty

And wisdom beyond measure, the gracious King of kings

the Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things

Who is this King of Glory, He's everything to me

The Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things

He is the King of glory, He's everything to me


Kim said...

Yea! How FUN!!! I'm cracking up at the picture you painted of my bro enjoying himself. -Glad everyone had such a FREEING experience! Keep cranking the posts out, I love them!

'Captain Craig' said...

His name is JESUS, precious Jesus!

Cool post IA Pilot Wife! I Love Third Day, thanks for the good times memories! The drive back home thru thick fog added to the adventure of it all.

The B Keeper said...

High-clapping or the reserved booty-shaking....the Lord loved it all. Awesome experience & a cool post. Love that Brandon Heath. Good to see your pretty smile, IA Pilot Wife !

Annie H. said...

You have got me sooo excited....I received a Third Day ticket for my birthday (the friend who gave it to me has the matching one!) I love their songs and now I am looking forward to the concert experience. Glad you all had a great weekend.

SirMax said...

Hi! Your blog came up while searching for Third Day. I LOVE how you describe Mac's voice! I have loved them for years. Sounds like you had a very time! I get see them in April!

God bless!


Baloney said...

FUN! Nothing like praise music to fill the soul.