It is John and Jarrod's 17th birthday this month and to be honest, until yesterday, we had absolutely no idea what to get them. We bounced around clothes, an mini-ipad...and that is about it. We almost went for the clothes because they really do need them. They've pretty much grown out of their pants, waist and height - but, we've never really gotten clothes as gifts because our sons have always had to try clothes on for the best fit.
I was serving up in Elevate at Savannah Christian Church yesterday and I mentioned to the ladies I was serving with, during a lull in our work, we needed birthday gifts for the boys. Lisa, one of the ladies, mentioned clothes too. But, then she also mentioned gifting an event, like a concert.
I mentioned this to Jeff yesterday afternoon when we had some time before Small Group so we visited His Radio to see what upcoming Christian concerts were being advertised. First one up - Christian Music Day!
At the Carowinds in North Carolina. In September.
Here's the kicker!
The boys are gonna' be stoked!
But, get this...
We bought the VIP Platinum package for the 4 of us. ROW 5 Center Stage!!!!!
And, the VIP package includes a meet and greet with one of the name bands and we selected MERCY ME! The boys are gonna' go nuts!
Yes, the tickets include a park pass into the Carowinds thrill park so we'll spend the day at the park, then the concerts...and I can't wait to just give them their birthday present let alone go in September.