Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Monday To You

Hey, friends! How's your summer going? It has been a great one here at the Cottrell house. I have some fun pics I hope to post soon from our trips and escapades last month. We visited family and went on vacation and did a bunch of our summer traveling in June. I'm having trouble on this Monday morning having anything but a vacation state-of-mind. But I will work through it. I feel sure that I will.

I will, won't I?

I have had so many funny things I wanted to blog recently. I should've kept a list, because none of them seem to come to mind at the moment. Maybe it's because it's so stinkin' early. Why must my body insist on acting like I'm 90 and waking me up when I don't have to be up? All those great years when I could've slept, and those kids would wake me up. Now they're up there sleeping soundly, while I am wide awake before the sun. I've a good mind to go wake them up and ask for a bottle or something.

Somebody is a little moody. Maybe a quiet time is in order. :-), that's better.

This is a big week for us. Along with the National Worship Leader Conference (which we will be at on Wednesday), and an Easter musical (which we will be recording on Thursday), we have the first weekend of the Jesus Saves Live tour. Woo hoo!

You can check my website for details like specific locations and times. This weekend our schedule is:

Friday night, July 24 - FBC West Monroe, LA
Saturday night, July 25 Jersey Village Baptist, Houston, TX
Sunday night - FBC Carrollton, TX (Dallas area)

Please, oh please come join us. We are going to have a great time! I will post our next tour weekend's schedule soon (weekend 2 begins on Friday, August 7).

People are starting to stir around here, so I need to go get ready to join this Monday before it starts moving without me. I hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Our weekend in Stockton for Living Proof Live a couple of weeks ago was an eventful one. There were lots of things that I was going to do with my time that made it a jam-packed schedule...singing Thursday night for a LifeWay women's training event, a radio interview early Friday morning, spending time with some of my west coast bff's, to name a few.

As soon as I got there on Thursday before my event, I saw somebody say on twitter that Michael Jackson had been rushed to the hospital. So as soon as I got to the hotel I turned on the tv news to check it out. Of course I was glued for the rest of the afternoon.

While I was watching the news, all of a sudden I heard a bunch of guys yelling and carrying on outside my hotel window. It was odd to hear this kind of noise in a hotel. So I went over and looked out. Lo and behold, there were 5 or 6 guys playing whiffle ball in the courtyard of our hotel.

Hmmm, I thought to myself. Why can't we play whiffle ball? I went down to the front desk and saw a sign there that said they have whiffle ball equipment we can use in the courtyard. And so, that is what we did. Friday after our sound check at the arena, we played. And played. And played some more. And we laughed. A lot. And then after the event on Friday night, we came back and played again, under the courtyard lamp light (in a game where the praise team BEAT the socks off the crew, by the way. Imagine their humiliation to be beaten by a bunch of musicians...).

We had a great time. It was a top ten day for sure. This old man was a little sore the next day. But not too bad. And of course, our friend Rich, photographer extraordinaire, was there to capture some moments.

Yessss. We are NUMBER ONE. Except for one of us thought we were number two.