Sunday, November 22, 2009

Girls' Night Out~Washington style

Friday afternoon I headed up to Washington to hang out with my sister.
She and her friends had invited me to a concert for Jeremy Camp, featuring Natalie Grant and Bebo Norman. The concert was Saturday, they had invited me a while ago and I was so looking forward to going. I had intended to take the girls, Bugg had Club tryouts and Peanut had a Birthday Party and The Nutcracker to go to, so I went alone.
I was able to get out of work relatively early and started up I-5 before one. The trip was uneventful, a couple of stops and lots of rain, but uneventful.
My sister had dinner ready, she had made Spaghetti (with whole wheat noodles). A nice salad and some garlic bread. We packed ourselves up and headed up the street to the neighbors. I chose to walk because I had just been in the car for 5 hours, Curly Sue walked with me. Sister drove :~).
We hung out for a while, then headed to the other neighbors. I watched those girls do the "sing star" on the x box system. It is pretty entertaining to witness the gift of a bunch of crazy girls having a time of their lives together. I so envied those group of girls. They probably had 5 or 6 of the neighbor gals there throughout the evening. What fun!

We didn't get home til late probably close to Midnight thirty.
I walked, Sister drove :~)
The next day, we lounged around til time to get ready for the concert. The concert was a little way from sis's house. It was about an hour. So we all piled in to the minivan, every seat full and headed to the concert venue. The girls Son and Krys, had won tickets from their local radio station, so we waited til the doors opened to get their tickets, then headed out to find someplace to eat. We saw so many places but the traffic was heavy and it was difficult to maneuver. So, we found a "Black Bear Diner". We were seated after several minutes and our waitress was from another country. She wasn't real speedy. So after the girls were getting a little concerned about time, I spoke up and said, We really need to be someplace in 30 minutes, do you think we have time to order, get the food and eat it?
Oh, we could try she says in broken English.
The girls say no, it won't work. We pay for our sodas and head out the door to find a quick eats.
We found a KFC and quickly grabbed our food and headed out to the concert. Some of the gals had back stage meet and greet passes, they were to be back at 6. The concert was to start at 7.
So we had hurried back and they told them that the meet and greet was changed to after the concert. So we had hurried and then it was all for not. I had to giggle.
So we had some time to browse the items for sale and mingle. The church was absolutely huge. It had a bookstore in the lobby, a coffee shop (full size) in the lobby, and a ladies restroom the size of one from an Event Center! WOW!
Good times.


Gabe~ the amazing accompanist for Bebo Norman

~Bebo Norman~

~Natalie Grant~

~sweet Natalie~

~Jeremy Camp~

~singing and playing~
So, we were told "no flash" that is why these pictures aren't really that great. But, it was an absolutely wonderful concert. They all have such hearts for God and His will in this world.
So cool.
Being with the girls was a treasure. I am envious of their time together, wishing I had a little of that myself. But, one day, maybe I will. They are a great bunch of gals and I am thankful they have welcomed my sister and her little sister into their fun circle.
Today, we got up and headed to church, said my goodbyes to the gals and packed up the car. Took a little respite with my sister and then drove home.
I had a great time. Thanks so much.

1 comment:

Mommy Lion said...

I ditto your jealousy! So glad you were able to join in on the fun. That sounds like a concert I could handle! *wink*