Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Titus' First Day of Kindergarten!

Just as we suspected, TITUS LOVES SCHOOL. He is doing great. His teacher pulled me aside yesterday and so I thought maybe he had a bad day since he was so tired from all our travel. I thought she would say he had done something. NOPE, she went on and on about how sweet he was and was so thoughtful and kind! I was sorta shocked, honestly. (dont get me wrong, Titus is sweet and I would like to think he would obey and be kind, but i don't want to be THAT mom who thinks her kid hung the moon) Anyway, the first day of school she told us that during the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, he kept whispering, "There is going to be enough, Jesus does it!" with excitement and anticipation. Then at the end he said, "Mrs. Write, that is a Miracle." She said that was right, to which he responded, "I hope I get to see a miracle." She continue to explain that we see miracles everyday and gave them some examples and she said it made Titus' entire day. haha! He still gets up every school day and says, "Can we go to school now?" Sooo, the Lord knew, through all our wavering on schooling, just exactly where Titus needed to be. Thank You Lord. Amen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Video Recap

California!!!! from Amber Burger on Vimeo.

Song on Video:: Oh! Gravity by Switchfoot

We had so much fun! This is just a little taste of what all we did in our short 40hours in Southern Cali. No video or cameras allowed at the show...so no footage of the main event but plenty of the rest! I will write all about the show when my mind is working a little better :) !

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is This REALLY Happening?

Tomorrow morning I board a plane to Santa Ana, CA to fulfill one of the many things I have always wanted to do but NEVER thought I actually would. Since 1998 when I was first introduced to the music of Switchfoot, I have wanted to see them live in concert in there home town, San Diego. Never in my wildest dreams, although I always said I would do it before I was 30, did I imagine it happening! My sweet friend Erin call in early spring and told me that Switchfoot would be playing a show with Dave Matthews in Chula Vista, CA and that she was buying us tickets and we were GOING! We talked to some of our other girlfriends who share the same love for Switchfoot and they all considered long and hard and Amy decided to join us!!! So the three of us are meeting in OC tomorrow, staying with some friends of Amy's, driving up the coast Saturday into San Diego, hanging out in the city and ending the day in Chula Vista at the show!!! (we fly out at 620am Sunday morning but who needs sleep!)

Now, let it be known that I am not a Swtichfoot stalker or creeper, but I do greatly love their music. When the new album comes out I often feel like I have opened my journal and Jon and the guys have put amazing lyrics and music to the thoughts of my heart. I am grateful to the Lord for the many moments He has used their songs to minister to my soul, to convict, to comfort, to encourage.

****it has come to my attention that I should revise the give away...you can try the below, but if you cant do it, just leave your fav song and why***

I was thinking that in honor of us going I would do a little give away, my first on this blog actually! I am going to list 6 stanzas from various Switchfoot songs, that over the years the Lord has used. If you can, without googling them, tell me what songs they are from, I will put all the people who got the correct answers (or who give it a good shot) in a drawing. Whoever wins, I will get them something at the show!!!

Also include your favorite Switchfoot song and why!

Okay here goes:

1) These carbon shells
These fragile dusty frames
House canvases of souls
We are bruised and broken masterpieces
But we did not paint ourselves

2) Hope has given himself to the worst
Is this fiction or divine comedy?
Where the last of the last finish first

3)I give You my apathy
I'm giving You all of me
I want Your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs I'm giving it back

4)They're taking pictures of
The man who's lost all of his
Masks of pretension
He's got two faces left
His is the one that he hides
On the left behind that smile
Hiding tears and fear
That burn like an engine
It drives him away
From the ones that he loves

5)I want to see miracles, see the world change
Wrestled the angel, for more than a name
For more than a feeling
For more than a cause
I'm singing Spirit take me up in arms with You
And You're raising the dead in me

6) And all I see It could never make me happy
And all my sand castles
Spend their time collapsing

Okay...HAVE FUN!!!

Monday, September 07, 2009

The Night Before Kindergarten

We asked Titus if we could make a quick movie of the night before Kindergarten, happily he obliged and this is what came of it...

The Night Before Kindergarten- Titus from Amber Burger on Vimeo.

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