I love music. I don’t have a particular favorite genre of music. If it has a good beat, melody or lyrics I’m sold.
I do, however, have favorite bands and singers. David has been very good to me this year. He surprised me on mothers day with a trip to Nashville TN to see Muse, I took advantage of a groupon to see the Backstreet Boys (so much fun because of my girlfriends, not so fun because of the actual concert) and last David bought “special VIP” tickets to see Josh Groban.
Let me tell you about the Josh Groban experience, it was more than we imagined. David bought the tickets through his Citi Bank Thank You card (DISCLOSURE: So it was paid through our pocket. We were not sponsored or paid for this post. Thank you). We didn’t have to wait in any lines to get in. We got to the United Center almost 2 hours before show time to take advantage of a buffet and drinks
We also took a backstage tour of Josh Groban’s set and a behind the scenes look at the dressing room area. It was a perfect date night for the couple who hasn’t had a date in almost a year.
This is how close we were to the stage. Spit close. It was awesome. The only gripe I had about the “in the round experience” was it didn’t feel as intimate as they were aiming for. Josh would spend half of every song on the other side of the stage so we didn’t get to see him other than on the projector.
David and I aren’t “The Voice” fans so we didn’t know who Judith Hill was but my god is she talented! Good thing we took a potty break and found the line for a meet and greet.
Josh Groband puts on a great show. David got a kick out of his commentary between songs.
After we took the tour they gave us a goodie bag with a shirt and an autographed All that Echoes cd. That means we got a bag each. Which means we received two shirts and CD. We really have no use to have two cd’s in our household so I thought it would be a great idea to share the spare with one lucky reader. This is a perfect gift idea for any Josh Groban fan young or old!
Shopping for children can be so dangerous for my bank account.
Yesterday we stopped by the mall to pick up some gifts for people on our list and I stopped by Gymboree to look at the boys selection. Just like with a lot of stores their little boys section is very limited to a few pieces. That’s why a lot of the little boys Gabriel and Rafael’s age have a lot of the same articles of clothing.
I’m a sucker for crazy accessories and lately Gabriel has been cooperating with me. He’s in a the fun imagination stage so he likes to pretend he’s an animal.
Everyone has been sick. Again. Everyone meaning Rafael, Gabriel and David.
Instead of boring anyone with details let me just give you a synopsis. Rafael started us off with a lovely fever and sleepless nights (about 3). Gabriel gave me a good scare by waking up shaking and crying and with a fever. He ended up with a sore throat for 2 days. David started to have flu symptoms last night but seems to be much better tonight (like 89% better).
Fell asleep playing with his Rex.
Waiting at the doctor’s office can be so much fun with the right iPhone apps.
Gabriel didn’t even want to play with play dough. His favorite thing in the whole wide world right now.
Great Grandma, the baby whisperer.
As for me, I have a huge migraine and a messy house to prove that we endured the December plague. I hope our immune systems have built up enough antibodies to trudge along through the Christmas parties that are planned the next couple of weeks.
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