Friday, February 27, 2009

Rascall Flatts Concert

I first want to start off and thank my wonderful husband for talking me into going. Second off thank my wonderful mother for really making it all possible, watching and putting the girls to bed. Now you have to realize that Rascal Flatts is my favorite band and I love concerts so I really didn't want to miss this concert.So to start off, several things came up the original day that the tickets went on sale and so I did not buy them then and went back and forth about getting some until yesterday. Do I really want to spend all this money and then end up sitting clear at the top? Well last night I am cooking dinner and got a text from Patrick. Said he found some 40 dollar tickets and the guy would take lower offers (this was almost 7 o'clock). I talked to my mom and decided to call the guy about the tickets. He had two left and so off we go. Dropped the kids off, picked up the tickets and went to go into the arena. The ticket guy scanned my tickets and said that there was an error and that I needed to go down to the ticket office. I run down to get our tickets and then met Patrick to let him in. He got a hot dog and I wanted to go to our seats so that I would not miss them coming out. I look at the tickets and it says portal U - I look at the portals upstairs and there was no U - infact they were all double letters. I check the section and it says 18. I am thinking, oh my gosh they are downstairs! This is unreal. So I go down to get Patrick and go to our new seats. Then I spot the row, it says 3 !! Yes three !! I am thinking - this is great! We give our tickets to the usher and he says that we have to go down a portal and then all the way to the floor !! I was thinking he was joking at that point, so we head down the stairs and down onto the floor. Now the main stage is a portal away from our new seats and then they have a walk around stage that goes all around the floor. So we are basically 10 feet from the stage !! I just couldn't believe our luck. I paid 35 dollars each for Patrick and I's tickets and look where we are. We were so, so lucky. The concert was amazing !! All the band members came around to us and were so close. And yes, Patrick did come with me willingly. I did not have to drag him there !! He also had a great time, was yelling,clapping, and singing right along with me. (aren't I lucky). One of the band members threw out a few guitar picks into
the audience and Patrick almost caught it, in the end he found it for me !! A little sovenier to take home. At one point a whole bunch of ballons, some small and some large. They were fun to pass around the audience. All in all, I had an amazing time, and feel so blessed to have such great luck. Also to spend the evening with Patrick, just the two of us. Sorry it was so long.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jury Duty

So, for the last three days I have fulfilling my "Civic" duty as a Juror. In the building in the picture. (The State Court House)It was not my idea by any means. I got called in as a possible juror and by process of elimination I was one of the lucky 8 that were left over to serve on the jury. At first it was a tiny bit exciting, to be in the court room, with the judge and the lawyers just like on t.v. !! As the days went on, it was less exciting. I had to pay close attention to the testimony and at the end of the each day I was drained. It was a criminal case in which we could send someone to prison !! Basically, this was someones life we were talking about. Jail time is serious business and nothing I would want for anyone, on the other hand If some has committed a crime, it is to say that they should be held accountable. In the end, we found the Lady guilty of her crimes. So I ask myself - what did you do today ? I sent someone to Prison !! Kind of creepy huh. All in all, I hope to not have to do that again.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My two girls

So here are some more pictures of the girls. I know I went a little bit crazy on all the pictures but hey I can't help it !! I wanted to share all of them. The first one is of Maddie's " Tap Taps" - These are her all time favorite shoes and she has to have them on at all times. They are both getting so big !!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Katelyn turns 4 !!

I can't believe that Katelyn is 4 years old! When did that happen? Her birthday was this past Sunday so it was very low key. Church followed by playing with mommy(we played her favorite games, hide and go seek, duck duck goose, and london bridges falling down). Patrick had to work that day but was home about 5 o'clock. I made Chicken Enchiladas for dinner with homemade sauce. Grandma and Grandpa Merrell came over for dinner and they brought a chocolate cherry cake for Katelyn. She loved to blow out the candles, we had to do them twice !! She opened two gifts, one was penguin pajamas from Grandma and Grandpa and then we got her a Handy Manny fix it tool playset. If you didn't know Katelyn loves her tools and fixing things. She has not stopped playing with it. We will be having a party this Saturday at ther favorite place - Jungle Gym's. Stay tuned for that and I am getting my pictures back of the girls today so I will post some more of those.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pictures of my two cuties !!

Last night I took the girls to get their birthday pictures taken. I came across this wonderful photographer that takes great pictures - I highly recommend her. She is great. Her name is Kristen Ising. She has a blog and she put some of the girls pictures on it. Please take a look, now that was only a small portion of what she took last night. I can share more when I get them back from her. But I just had to share because we had a wonderful time and I think my girls are so cute !! Here is her blog site Let me know what you think. Thanks and have a great Valentine's Day.