Friday afternoon, after classes, Jamie (my BFF) and I got to head out for my very first concert: The Songs and Stories Tour featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Josh Wilson, and Andrew Peterson! Located at the Barrean Church, we got there early because we had purchased special tickets that allowed us to attend the soundcheck and ask Steven questions before the concert.
The concert! =D
My armband to get into the soundcheck.
A tour poster signed by Steven Curtis Chapman!
We got arrived at the church at 5:30 and didn't get back until 10:30, and the next day my voice was hoarse from screaming, singing, and the smoke machine...it was the best night EVER! The artists were such real and down to earth guys, and their incredible Christian music made for the perfect sabbath opening. I can't wait to go to another concert. =)
On Sabbath I spent most of my day sleeping, watching TV shows on my computer, and doing a bible study with my mom over Skype. However, I did go for a long afternoon walk with Jamie. We spent approximately 90 minutes wandering around Lincoln staying on the look out for any good rentals, and checking out the cool architecture and landscape of the houses in the area.
I discovered, thanks to Jamie, that rose
hips are edible and quite tasty.
Some people had really cool yard decorations.
This one was my favorite - A bottle tree.
During are walk we finally got to see the rare black
squirrel that we had heard lived here in Lincoln.
I forgot my camera so the pictures above were taken on Jamie's phone, so the resolution isn't that great, but I think it still captures the awesomeness that was our walk.
Sunday was mostly spent doing homework, but I made sure to make the time to workout. I swam 1.75 miles that morning at our school pool and cycled approximately 7.65 miles on my interval trainer while I did my assigned reading for my religion class. I also took a couple of homework breaks.
After Jamie got out of her final Scuba class (she is now Scuba certified, you go Jamie!!) she treated me to a drink at a local coffee shop because she had won a free gift certificate for the place at work.
Jamie had a double mocha latte made with almond mylk.
And I had an iced Yerba Mate tea.
I also ate very well over the weekend. I had lot's of fruity goodies, but my two favorites were the two scrumptious creations below.
My new date sauce recipe with Honeycrisp apple slices.
My latest tropical green smoothie creation!
You can find out what is in these two recipes when my recipe e-book is released January 1, 2012.
Until next time... eat fruit, run fast!