Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Trip to Cincinnati
I drove up to Cincinnati to spend some time with Jonathan and Jennifer for 2 days. I got there in time to have dinner and help out in the basement that is under construction to be refinished. Jennifer and I painted while Jonathan leveled the bathroom floor to prepare for them to tile. They have refinished the "man room" area and added a full bathroom and it looks great! They are doing such a good job on it. Anyway, the next morning we went to church and then Jonathan and I went to the Red's Game to meet up with our buddy, Mike, from Mercy Me and watch their concert. For those of you who don't know, Mike is from our hometown and we grew up going to church together. Bart (lead singer) and Mike (lead guitarist) met at our church when Bart worked there as a youth intern. The game was a great opportunity to just sit with Mike and catch up. We don't get to see him very often, but it's always fun when we do. It was "Faith Day" at the Red's Stadium and they interviewed 2 players who are Christians and had a family that was on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition We met Mike up at their suite to watch the game, which was SUPER nice of him. Then, we were escorted down to the Red's DUGOUT (yep, it was awesome) to sit and watch the concert! Mercy Me set up around 1st base so we had a great seat. About 15,000 people stayed after the game to watch the concert. We went back to the house to hang out with Jennifer, eat pizza and watch the Olympics. Jonathan and I hung out a little more on Monday before I drove back and it was a great visit. It was nice to get away and see family. Thanks guys!