Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Field Trip" to OKC

This past Wednesday the girls and I took a "field trip" to OKC. We spent the afternoon at the new outlet mall that opened a few weeks ago. The girls had fun looking around at their favorite shops - Justice, Claire's & Children's Place.

And we had a yummy "lunch" at Orange Leaf - the girls were pretty excited to eat yogurt with lots of toppings as a main meal :-)

After we were all shopped out, we drove to Moore for the main reason for our trip - to see Beckah Shae in concert. The girls are HUGE fans - well, I kind of am, too, so when she announced recently that she would be in concert in Oklahoma, I knew we'd be making the trip to see her. The doors opened at 6:30 but the girls wanted to get there extra early to make sure we could get a good seat. So, we pulled up at 5:30 - the exact same time Beckah Shae and her husband, Shoc, were pulling up. You might say the girls were a little excited when they got out of their car and started unloading their gear. Tears may have even been shed. Just sayin'.

My sad attempt at being a "hip" mom ;-)

Trying to wait patiently for the doors to open

"I can hear them practicing!!!"

Kenzie made her shirt for the concert :-)

So when the doors opened we did get front row seats and once the concert began, the girls got to go up front and watch the show right in front of the stage. They were beside themselves :-)

The opening acts were...

And these guys are AMAZING! They are brothers called Lil Mike and Funny Bone and according to their website, they are "Oklahoma City's only on-call, full-time, American Indian, little people, Christian hip-hop artists".

These guys have moves that puts Michael Jackson to shame. Here's a video of them dancing with Beckah Shae...

You can see more videos of them on YouTube here.

Of course, we loved seeing Beckah Shae perform.

I love her music because it's dance-y, upbeat, and has a really good, spiritual message. She's a great example for young girls which is one reason I'm glad my girls like her so much - they need a lot more positive influences in their lives like her.

Beckah spoke for a long time about how we really need to be careful what we're listening to (kids and adults alike). She said she's done a lot of research on today's popular music, and looked up Billboard's Top 5 songs recently. She said she read the lyrics to the songs and they literally made her sick to her stomach. The song in the video above, Music, talks about taking the music "back" and how music should be God-honoring.

Here's a few videos of Beckah changing up the lyrics to some of today's popular songs - her way of taking the music back...

Beckah's most known for her song, "Put Your Love Glasses On", which basically means we need to see the world through Jesus' eyes and stop being so judgmental and uncaring. When she sang this song, she invited all the kids to come up on stage and dance with her. They had a blast!

And the last song was "Life", another one of our favorites...

After the concert, Beckah went out in the lobby and signed autographs. The girls were so excited to meet her in person - they were a little starstruck ;-)

After seeing Beckah Shae in concert, my girls are even more in love with her and have been listening to her music non-stop. Just for fun I had to post this video for my girls. It's Beckah's daughters singing "Love Glasses" - so stinkin' cute...

If you or your daughters don't know about Beckah Shae, please check her out! I think you're going to love her, too :-)


Jennifer said...

Looks like a very fun concert and "fieldtrip" !

Anonymous said...

I was sooo glad that I came upon your blog!! it is so cool to see other parents like myself encouraging their kids and others to listen to such an amazing, positive, Godly woman as Beckah. I live in Florida and my little girls LLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEE Beckah. She comes to Tampa pretty often and everytime she comes, we go to see her.. (I must admit that my husband and I are even bigger fans).... just sayin... Keep guiding your family in this direction and you will be rewarded abundantly by our Father. We must take a stand and show our loved ones the Truth, the Life, and the Way! God Bless!

christy said...

Mackenzie loves Beckah Shae so much, she recently had a "Love Glasses" birthday party to celebrate her 12th birthday! You can check it out here: