Monday, September 22, 2008

Show Me That Smile Again...

Yesterday was Welcome Friends Day at church and it was PACKED! I had to sit on the top row of the balcony! And by the way, there are WAY too many distractions up there! I need to be up front or my ADD kicks in! They had some bounce houses outside for the kids to enjoy. Here's Caroline and Lola...
And of course, the main attraction of the day was Kirk Cameron. My dad picked him up from the airport on Saturday night and got him checked into the hotel. Then they went downtown to eat. They sat down in a restaurant and he tried to witness to the waitress, but she said "I'm already born again and I know who you are, so I saw this coming!" He was so kind and asked my dad all kinds of questions about himself.

When he got up to speak yesterday, he said something to this effect.. "Whenever I walk in a room people get these goofy smiles on their faces and it's OK, I'm used to it now, but I don't want you to be thinking about Mike Seever this entire time, so let's just go ahead and get our Growing Pains fix in." So he started playing the theme song and we all sang along and he did a little montage as Mike and it was so funny. When it was over he brought a strong message on POLITICS!! I had wondered if he would be soft on his message, but he was not. He talked about how our country needed to get its act together before God takes his hand off of us completely. It was powerful!

After the service he stayed around for an hour signing autographs! He really was very humble. After that, we went to eat downtown. He showed us pictures of his family and was really relaxed and normal. We told him about my sister that lives in Virginia and he asked what her name was. He made a little sign and told us to take a picture to send her. Here it is...

We had a really good time. He has a movie coming out this week called Fireproof. It is made by the same group that made Facing the Giants. It is a good family film and we need to support it!

Here is my favorite dessert in the entire world!! It's dessert tacos!


4 comments:

AK said...

Woo hoo!! I made the blog (sort of). I'm still sad I couldn't be there and even more sad that you got to eat at my favorite restaurant in the world! You can't beat Reata (and dessert tacos!!!)

Kristen said...

Reata is the best. Love, love, love it.
How cool!! That is so neat that he came and had a decent message.

Emily said...

He does not appear to have aged a bit--still looks like the poster on my wall!

Love the pics!

Jennifer said...

Ashley I am so jealous of you!!! I love kirk cameron and used to be obsessed with growing pains! Man if I had known he was going to be at travis I would have been there for sure!