A Trip To Charlotte

A Trip To Charlotte

A couple of weekends ago, I headed to Charlotte, NC for a Living Proof Live event. I took this dude with me.

My boy Levi and I had the best time hanging out, just the two of us. We got there a day early so we could do this:

Good thing is that we ate healthy.

I introduced him to my favorite fruit snack.

He had a great time at the event, and even helped our video guy Stephen with some of his VJ’ing.

We mugged for the camera a lot.

Flight attendant creepin’ on our pic!

Of course, everything is better in NC. This pimento cheese burger and sweet potato tater tots made me rededicate my life.

I introduced my boy to some cool things on this trip. But perhaps none so profound as Cheerwine (a NC soft drink) from a fountain.

Plum tuckered.

This boy is well loved by all who know him. His Aunt Beth included.

His mom and I pretty much love him so much we can hardly stand it.

All in all, it was a top ten kind of weekend. The Lord was gracious to grant me these precious memories with my third born. And He was gracious to meet us ALL at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. The power of God by His Spirit and through His Word always manages to steal the show. I’m so grateful.


  1. Kristie Wooten on August 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Wow! You DO still blog! I got busy and moved to KY in July, and I was happily surprised to come back and see so many posts! My daughter woke up and came downstairs while I was reading. After looking over my shoulder, she’s decided she wants to marry Levi when she grows up–but I think it’s just for the candy! 🙂

  2. Ashley Calvert on August 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    LOVE all the pictures!!! Sounds like you guys had a blast.

  3. Kelly S on August 10, 2011 at 7:59 am

    He is so cute! and those pictures are precious. There is just something about the baby of the family, (and they usually know it too! lol) I hope you rode the Intimidator….I chickened out, but the kids loved it.
    Charlotte LPL was very special for my family too! Olivia loved it and has already asked to go to one next year.

    KNOXVILLE! Yessssss!!!

  4. Amy Shiver on August 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Awesome memories!

  5. Kathy phillippi on August 10, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Wow you looked like you had a lot of fun. Tell Beth Hello and will see you in Florida. We still love you Travis from all the gals at petal Harvey.

  6. Carol on August 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Travis what an awesome time you all had and some great memories loved the picture of the airline attendant getting in the picture as well. I am glad you love your family as much as you do it is very evident in your life how much you love your family.
    And I am thankful for you and your music everytime I put your cd on Jesus Saves you lead me into worship and one day I was at the gym working out and had some of your music on my mp player and I was so in worship and praising God and I wanted to lift my hands and shout at the top of my lungs but I didn’t because thought people would think what is going on with that lady.
    But your music blesses can’t wait for your new cd to come out so excited.

  7. Andrea on August 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Oh.my.goodness. You had me at sweet potato tater tots and Cheerwine!

  8. Linda Shinpaugh on August 10, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing. What a great time you had with your son! That is what it’s all about. I will be seeing you in Nashville in November for the Women’s Leadership conference. Can’t wait. Last year was my first year and I can’t imaging missing it.

  9. Stephen Proctor on August 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Levi’s got mad VJ skills!

  10. KMac on August 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    sweet. potato. tater. tots?!?! mercy.

  11. Robin Halbig on August 20, 2011 at 9:57 am

    My 13 yr old son Jordan and I went to Charlotte to the Living Proof Conference. He loves Beth and wanted to go, knowing that there would be mostly women. He stood in the long lines, waiting in the heat to get in and never complained. He absolutely loved it! The worship was increduble! We worshiped together, mother and son. What a blessing from God. Then the word, HOLD FAST was exactly what he needed. He started 8th grade this week and was talking about the cheer we learned. We had such a wonderful weekend together and bonded closer to the Lord and to one another. Thank you for giving of your time to bless our lives. I really thought I was in Heaven.
    Robin from Charleston

  12. dionna Sanchez on August 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Never heard of cheerwine. What does it taste like?

  13. Nancy Jensen on August 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    These is just the sweetest blog. Loved the pictures of you and Levi on the plane. Flat cracked me up.

    I may have to go south some day. Sweet potato tater tots? Have mercy! I am thinking I would stand in line for those!!

    Time spent with your children is always time well spent. : )

  14. Sherri on September 8, 2011 at 9:37 am

    What an exciting weekend…so special! I have to say that if I ever get my fingers on some sweet potato tater tots, then I too will redidicate my life! LOL!!

    You crack me up Travis!

  15. rhonda on September 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    How wonderful for you both! Looks like he had a blast!

  16. LYNN VANLANDINGHAM on September 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Thank you Travis and your incredible Prasie Team for a weekend filled with God’s awesome Love. My husband enjoyed your wonderful program @ Yorktown Baptist Church on Sunday, and the new songs that are on your CD. I Thank God for the Godly Man that you are and the impact you have on us. Please Thank your sweet family for scarificing the time away from them to Bless others. Bring them along sometime we would love to meet them.

    Love and Blessings to you always,
    Tim and Lynn Vanlandingham

  17. Tina Henbest on September 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for leading us in such wonderful song last Saturday, Sept 10th. I saw the simulcast from First Baptist Church in Franklin, KY.

    I did not realize that I was a fan of yours until today….. I was playing my favorite songs on my iPod and “Search Me Know Me” starts playing….. I look down and see your name. Kudos for recording my all time favorite song.

    Your new fan,

  18. Michelle Jones on September 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

    OK! I live in charlotte and I have to know where you got the pimiento cheese burger and sweet potato tato tots…????? The scenery in the picture did not look familiar! Please share. I am dying for it now… Thanks to you picture!

    Yes, i was also there… my precious friend Jordan is the girl in the pic above! She is just beautiful inside and out! what an awesome weekend that was! We were so close! Loved it! God spoke and the Holy Spirit fell! Thanks to your awesome worship Travis! love your musice and can’t wait to get the new CD…

    So please spill the beans about the restaurant! 🙂

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