Saturday, June 13, 2009

Up, Up, And Away!

This past week, I went to watch 'UP' with Ana and Brock. This was Brock's first time at the "Big TV"--as he calls it! All he needed was his popcorn and he was set...he did really well, considering the movie was about 1 1/2 hours. The movie was surprisingly very good! It was about a young boy that started out with big dreams and adventures, just like his idol adventurer. He ends up meeting a young girl just like him, getting older, getting married, and going through all the ups and downs of life. When his wife dies, he decides that he's going to try and make their lifelong adventures a reality. He fills up hundreds of balloons, mounts them to his house, and takes off on his adventure. The movie was really good--it really made me think about life and all my dreams that I hope to accomplish throughout my life. I want to live life to the fullest every day..... tomorrow is not a guarantee! I've been making a bucket list-things that I want to do throughout my life. One thing on my list will be getting marked off next week-learning how to use a pottery wheel. Next week, Ana and I will be taking a pottery class together. Learning how to build different things on the pottery wheel, baking the pottery, and finishing the product with some stain or paint will be a few of the things we will be doing. I'm going to start taking some adventures and scratching things off my bucket list....watch out world!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Rascal Flatts Concert!

For my birthday, Jason decided to get RASCAL FLATTS TICKETS! Rascal Flatts has been one of my favorite bands for as long as I can remember. The concert was in St. Louis at an outdoor ampitheater-makes the concert atmosphere so much better! I had to work Friday morning, but when I got off we headed up to the city. Traffic was a nightmare close to the concert's exit but after a few minutes we were parked and walking into the ampitheater. We found our seats and it wasn't too much longer and Cleatus T. Judd came out and started singing some of his songs. Cleatus T. Judd is the guy that remakes current songs and changes the lyrics to something funny. He was pretty entertaining, but he was no Rascal Flatts! After Cleatus T. Judd--the opening act, Darius Rucker, came out. Darius Rucker used to be the lead singer for Hootie and the Blowfish and now he has made a place in country music. He was so good! He even did a few songs from Hootie and the Blowfish....very exciting! Jason really enjoyed listening to his new music, but he really enjoyed his old songs.
Darius Rucker was a really good opening act--he really surprised me! After he finished, it was finally time for the real concert! The lights flashed off-after 30 minutes of delay-and we knew it was only a matter of seconds before the concert began.
There was a flash of light and there they were....Gary, Joe Don, and Jay rising out of the floor of the stage.
I'm not sure I jumped, screamed, and sang at the top of my lungs so much in my life. The concert lasted about 2.5 hours and I absorbed as much of the concert as I possibly could!!

The concert was AMAZING...I had a great time! It was a perfect birthday present-I couldn't have asked for a better night! I truly do have the best husband, family, and friends a girl could ask for!