Monday, July 4, 2011

Catching Up!

I think last week was one of the busiest weeks ever for me! Between school all day on Monday and Wednesday, and work all day Tuesday and Thursday, AND VBS everyday at 6.... I was pretty exhausted at the end of the day! Helping with VBS was so much fun, and all of the children were SO cute!! Here's a few pictures from VBS last week:

Those are just a few of the MANY pictures that were taken over the past week! I feel so blessed to have been able to work with those sweet children all week. It was tiring, but oh so fun. :)
This July 4th weekend was full of fun!  I went and bought a small "point & shoot" camera Saturday morning for the big events ahead. Although I have a big fancy digital SLR camera, I wanted a small camera I could just put in my purse and have with me at all times- you never know what you might see!! Saturday evening was our "Freedom Fest"- it's a festival with food and other vendors as well as live bands followed by a firework display at 9. Josh and I have gone every year together since we started dating. However, this year it was a little more exciting... I'm sure you all have seen this movie:

And if you have seen this infamous movie, you will know who Lieutenant Dan is (He is also in CSI: NY as Detective Mac Taylor). Lieutenant Dan AKA Gary Sinise started a band called the "Lt. Dan Band" and he travels all over the world to play for the troops. Well, this year's Freedom Fest's special event was the Lt. Dan Band!! Our whole town was excited to have Gary Sinise come all the way to Southeast Alabama to play for our local Army base. Our local bakery that Josh's parents own had the privilege of making a box full of goodies to give to Gary & his band after they flew into our local airport. Josh and I were able to see the private jet they flew in on... it was so nice! Here's a few pictures of the Lt. Dan Band concert... and I'm sure you will recognize "Lt. Dan"!

We were extremely close to the stage, and at one point I was front row. But then of course some crazy old women had to be in front so they could confess their love to Gary Sinise. I was so excited about seeing him because Forrest Gump is one of my ALL TIME favorite movies! Josh and I went to the back of the stage after the concert was over to watch the fireworks and next thing I know I look over and see Gary Sinise right next to me. I got to say hey to him and another band member, they were all so nice and down to earth! I had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!

How did you celebrate Independence Day?
<3 Erica

1 comment:

  1. He looks the same. Hope you had a great 4th. We did.