Pappaw goes to D.C.

My grandfather served in WWII, and was recently offered a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII memorial.  He went yesterday with his friend from church, Elmer, who also served in the war, my dad, and many other veterans.  This was a free trip that was offered to veterans of WWII.  It is amazing that he got to go on this trip.  He is 92 years old and hasn’t been in the greatest health lately.  He was scheduled to go on the last trip in August, but then he ended up having to have to have surgery.  Thankfully, he is doing better and was able to make the trip.  From what I heard, he had a really great time.

Here is the story in the Washington Post.  My grandpa is the 3rd man mentioned, James “Nick” Nicholson. He is the man farther back in the picture.

Third Day Concert

Last night, Chad and I had a wonderful date night in down town Nashville.  We had a nice dinner at a restaurant, where we got to sit outside and watch the people walk by.  Then, we walked down to the Sommet Center for a concert.  We saw Jars of Clay, Robert Randloph and the Family Band, Switchfoot, and (my favorite) Third Day.  This was all part of the Music Builds tour that supports Habitat for Humanity.

I really like Third Day, and I have their new CD, so I was looking forward to seeing them.  I’d seen them once before and they were very good.  Chad really wanted to see Robert Randolph and the Family Band, but I didn’t know who they were.  They actually were pretty good, but it was a lot of jamming out on his lap steel guitar and not a lot of singing.  Jars of Clay preformed first, Robert Randolph followed, and then Switchfoot.  Switchfoot was very entertaining and sang a lot of good songs.  Third Day was great and I knew most of their songs, but I think I had run out of energy by the time they came on.  It was a Sunday night, and Third Day didn’t even start their set until after 9:00.  We left before they finished their encore, but we needed to get back to BG before it got too late.

One cool thing that happened was that someone close to the stage had a sign that said, “Please wish my mom happy birthday.”  So, Mac Powell sang “happy birthday” to this person’s mom and everybody sang along.  Well, let’s just say, for this story’s sake, that I was the person with the sign.  Yesterday was my mom’s birthday!  So, Mom, check out the video of Third Day singing “happy birthday” to you!

Olympic Commercials

I know this is late, but Jennie and I spent a lot of time watching the Olympics this year. Mainly because of DVR. I found many times I would watch the commercials though and some of them were great. This NIKE one is awesome. It’s got the Killers and MJ…could you ask for more?

VISA had some good ones too.