Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Unforgettable Night with Adele

Adele is my favorite artist and she came to Utah for her concert.
I was so depressed when I found out it was on a Sunday.
I knew I couldn't bring myself to buy a ticket and find a babysitter for a concert on Sunday.
I decided I was going to find a way to hear her sing live without buying a ticket or having to ask someone to babysit on a Sunday.
I talked to Brian about taking the kids downtown and "taking a walk" right by the Gallivan Center where she was performing.
I don't think he thought I was serious because he planned some fantasy football thing that he had to be home for. Lame.
So, last minute, I grabbed Danny (because I didn't want to be by myself) and told him we were going on an adventure. I told him that we were doing to go see Adele sing live and he was so excited. He loves her almost as much as I do.
I didn't think I would be able to get close enough to hear her sing but I had to try.
We drove downtown and rolled our windows down do listen for her while I tried to find a parking spot. We were an hour late but she had someone open for her so I wasn't worried.
I found the perfect parking spot right across the street! I didn't have to pay either.
As we were walking across the street, Adele started singing Hometown Glory. Danny and I both started running and screaming toward the concert. This is one of my favorite songs ever and I wish you could have heard her sing it. It was remarkable. No, that doesn't describe it's glory. I can't think of a word to describe it so I am forced to make one up.
Yep that describes it perfectly.
The thing I love about Adele is that she sounds better live than on her album. She truly is incredible. Her voice is just astounding.
We went right up to the gate and watched her perform on the screen. We were so close! Danny and I sang along to all of her songs and danced a little. She is so funny. I had to fight back tears because her performance was so breath-taking.
We got to see her entire concert.
Danny had such a wonderful night. He kept hugging me and telling me he loved me. He does that when he is in a really good mood.
I will never forget that wonderful night.
This video is a little sample of some of the songs she sang. It is from my phone and she still sounds wonderful.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekend Getaway

Our good friends, Kari and Ryan invited us to Mesquite over the weekend. We had some really funny experiences with the people there and it was so much fun.

The guys golfed while the girls layed out by the pool, read and got massages. It was such a relaxing trip.

Thank you Woodward's! You are the best!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Danny starts Kindergarten!

Danny started Kindergarten today.
It seems like I have been looking forward to this day for so long. It is so exciting to see my kids grow up. It does scare me a little bit because kids are not so innocent anymore these days. He has been SO excited though.
I have gotten teary a few times. Like last night when we went to my mom's house for dinner and she made Danny stand on the rock wall and she announced he was going to kindergarten and we all cheered for him and he just smiled.
He is not a little boy anymore. He is ready though. He will do great things.

Looking ecstatic as always. I think he gets that from me. I usually don't have a lot of emotion in my face. I think he is deep in thought. I am so excited for you, Danny!

On Monday, Brian and I went to meet his teacher and Danny got tested. We went and got ice cream afterwards with just the 3 of us and it was so fun. Danny was so happy.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Honestly, this is the BEST year for concerts. Of course that is just my opinion.
Over the weekend, we got a babysitter overnight and went to deer valley to see
If you don't know who she is, she is the original
Maureen in RENT
and Elpheba in WICKED
My 2 favorite broadway's.
If you still don't know who she is...I am sorry. You need to get out and see a broadway.
Oh my she is incredible. I love her voice. Not just her singing voice but also her talking voice.
She sang a few Wicked songs including Defying Gravity. Yep I got to hear Idina Menzel sing Defying Gravity LIVE! It sounded just as good as I had hoped.
She also sang No Day But Today from Rent
and Tomorrow from Annie
She also sang some Barbara Streisand songs but I am not a huge fan of BS

We sat on the grass and watched her sing. It was such a fun night. Haha. We are so awesome.

We went with Brian's family (his sister and BIL are in this pic with us). Wow, look at that handsome man in front of the mountains! I am sure that most of the men at the concert were thinking the same thing because they were all gay.

Brian's parents. Again, what a fun night.


A few months ago, we went to the U2 concert. It was awesome! He sounded so great. The stage setup was incredible! It was huge. He played for so long. My favorite was Beautiful Day. We had a lot of fun.