I’m Thankful For… Day 16

Great friends! I had so much fun last night.

Dreams Come True…

Who would have thought I would be able to fulfill a dream 18 years in the making? Let’s start from the beginning – On September 1, 1990, I missed the New Kids On The Block concert in Provo, UT. I was only 8, but I was devastated. I thought I had missed my chance to meet Joey and get married….hee hee. I was crazy about NKOTB. I had the bedroom set, the posters, the Ken doll versions of the boys, the clothes, the VHS biography tape, the books the magazines, you name it. Just look at my excitement over some NKOTB flip flops!

A few days ago, my Dad called me to tell me he had free tickets to the reunion show. But not just any tickets. Six free 14th row floor seats! (Thank you, thank you, thank you Dad!) I immediately screamed and haven’t stopped since.

Last night was so much fun! Here we are waiting outside to get in!

Lady Gaga was the first opening act. Lady Gaga = Lady Coo-Coo. I like her song Just Dance but she was pretty out there. She kept showing some pretty weird pictures of herself on the screen. I admire her for being able to perform on a stage in that outfit though! Yikes!

Natasha Bedingfield was the second opening act. She was incredible! I liked her before last night, but I like her even more after seeing her live.

When NKOTB finally came out, it was so loud! The entire arena was screaming. Including me. My throat hurts. :)

Check out this view:

They sang all of the hits – Please Don’t Go Girl, Step-By-Step, Hangin’ Tough, Cover Girl, Tonight, Games, The Right Stuff, Baby I Believe In You…the list goes on and on! And of course, I had to sing along with every word of every song. I hope I still have friends today… :) I was surprised by how long of a set they did. They were on stage for over 2 hours!

Here we are enjoying a little Step By Step. You know you want to dance too.

They also did a few of the new hits – Single, Click click click, Summertime, Grown Man, 2 In The Morning and a few others! Jordan also did his solo single Give It To You and Joe did his solo single Stay The Same.

After the show, we topped off the night with dessert at Chili’s. Thanks girls for such a fun time!

I came home to a sparkling clean house. Marc did all of the dishes and the laundry…folded and put away. I have the best husband in the world!! How did I get so lucky???

I’m Thankful For… Day 15

I’m thankful for entertaining kids movies that also teach great lessons. My husband rented Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five last night and it was such a cute short! Since it was short, both of my kids (ages 1 & 5) sat down and watched the whole thing. What a great way to teach children (and adults!) the importance of patience, discipline, compassion, courage and confidence. There are also some cute activities for the kids on the disc. They can learn a dance or play the dumpling shuffle. We had a great time with it! Go get it!

I’m Thankful For… Day 14

A life that is “too busy”. Life would be too boring without the busy, right??

Aloha Friday #6

Kailani at An Island Life does Aloha Friday and here is what she has to say:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My question to you is:

What concerts have you attended? What one was your favorite?

My answer?

Since I love music, I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my short life time:

Boyz II Men
Janet Jackson (twice)
Ja Rule
Dave Matthews Band
Rob Thomas
Brian McKnight
Howard Jones
Van Halen (twice)
Naughty By Nature
Alicia Keys (twice)
Def Leppard (twice)
Snoop Dogg
Fiji (twice)

I’m probably forgetting some. I also don’t know if I can pick a favorite! But that’s a pretty eclectic mix, huh? I will also be going to New Kids On The Block tomorrow!! Hooray! I missed them in the in 80′s… I’m finally fulfilling a dream :)

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I’m Thankful For… Day 13

Baby morning breath. Don’t you wish everyone’s morning breath could be as sweet? :)

Deal of the Day!

These Soleil razors are on sale at Walmart right now for $4.44. There is a $3 coupon in the Sunday paper for both the starter kit and a 4 pack razor refill. You can get a starter kit (2 cartridges, one handle and a shower caddy) and 4 more cartridges for only $2.88!

WW (Wordless Wednesday) – Angry

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