Tuesday, December 04, 2007


We had such a great time at the Mandisa concert last night. The whole event was a women's Christmas dinner and concert at my parent's church. So we started with a progressive dinner. How they did it was they had several rooms in the church decorated really nicely for Christmas. The idea was to start in one room, eat the food in that room and then rotate to another room and eat that food all the while enjoying the different decorations. Some rooms had main meals, some had appetizers and some rooms had dessert! It was a very cool idea.

Me and my mom! Thanks mom for a fun night!

I was so excited because my good friends, Cassi and Pat, came with us!! We had so much getting out together and having a fun girls night.

I was also so glad that Heath's mom and sister Cathy came too!!

Then after dinner, we all headed to the sanctuary for what we had been waiting for...

This is her singing "Shackles"! It was the second time I've gotten to hear her sing this song in person and it is AMAZING!!! Really words can not describe how ridiculously talented she is. If I wasn't so concerned of what people thought of me, I would probably run up and down the aisles dancing and pumping my hands in the air because after all, He broke the chains now I can lift my hands!



Amanda said...

Love it! I'm so glad you had a great time!

MamaCass said...

Janelle, we had so much fun. I am so glad we went. Thanks for the invite! I was kind of hoping for a picture opportunity with Mandisa and I really just wanted to give her a hug! So I was a little disappointed when she hurried off the stage. It was a great night though. She said so many things that I related to as a woman. And her testimony was just as awesome as her amazing voice.

Lindsee said...

Too, too fun! I am looking forward to the Shane & Shane/Bethany Dillon concert this weekend in Houston. Christmas concerts are simply the best! :)

Thanks for sharing your time with us!!


Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Sounds like so much fun and that is absolutely my favorite song!! Oh the shackles He has broken from this girl!

Our Family of Five said...

That is so awesome, and that black and white pic you took of her up on stage is awesome too!! Great photography!

connorcolesmom said...

That looks like so much fun. What a great idea to have a progressive dinner and then a concert!!

Jackie said...

looks so fun....oh, I love her!!:)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

So jealous! I would have loved to be there. I got the new Michael W. Smith cd last week, and she sings a duet with him. It's so good.

randi---i have to say said...

I have never heard of this singer, but due to your rave review I am going to look around the web so that I can listen to her voice.

Glad you had a great time!