Sunday, August 7, 2011

12 years

12 years, 3 moves, 2 dogs, 1 PhD, dozens of adventures, and 2 amazing kids:  I still love him like crazy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

All I Wanna Do. . .

A couple weeks ago, Mike and I had the house to ourselves for two whole nights.  We spent a lot of time leading up to those days wondering, "What do we want to do when the kids are gone?"  So we made a list:
*A long, bike ride
*Leisurely dinner at a quiet, non-family restaurant
*The Harry Potter finale (yes we are HP geeks)
*Naps whenever we want
The list could go on.

But the best part about our carefree days was the Sheryl Crow concert.  Mike bought us tickets months ago, which prompted the trip to Grandpa's and Grandma's for the kids. 
She was amazing in concert. She was right here in Moorhead at the Bluestem Center for the arts: a beautiful outdoor venue. We endured a sudden downpour right before the opening act, but then enjoyed a dry, albeit hot, evening. My pictures aren't great, but our seats were excellent.

The stage (the set is for the Music Man musical that is going on)

Ian Johnson -- a local musician that was the opening act

The sky clearing after the rain

Sheryl Crow and the Theives 

 She played for two hours straight and interacted with the crowd quite a bit.  I would definitely recommend seeing her in concert.