Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's Coming Up (Like a Flower)

Paul McCartney is coming.
On March 28th at 7:30 pm we will be reunited after a painstaking four and a half year separation (girls who have waited for missionaries... please). I was just kidding?

No, I did not get those front row seats I kept promising myself I would as my nearly $1000 "Paul McCartney Fund" that was started in high school went towards a new couch and chair when I got married. The BETTER choice for the record. "We all have to grow up sometime," Elliott told me this morning in a joking way but not really so joking. It's true though, I admit. Still, I got fantastic seats in row A in one of the lower level sections. And still, they were outrageously priced. Elliott was very understanding and let me go back to my crazy high school girl self (again I know that was only 3 years ago) and have my day buying tickets. Also for the record, I love my husband more than anyone and anything, ESPECIALLY Paul McCartney. I'm sure it was good karma/omen/brownie points for me on the fact that it was only recently that I publicly promoted and declared my absolute infatuation for the Love show (3 days away!) as well as mentioned how big of a Beatles fan I am.

Anyway, I'll stop going on and on about this as I know I'm a tad over-obsessive and such but it really has been a life dream of mine to take Elliott to a Paul show.
Just so he knows the experience.

To enjoy an entertaining perspective of my ticket buying adventure yesterday please click on her blog.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy February 15th

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of our engagement. I know a lot of people don't make a big fuss out of the day they got engaged but I do simply because of how much I loved it. And the fact that Elliott was wanting to propose to me ON Valentine's day. He had ordered a book from Shutterfly filled with pictures and memories from the past four months--yes four--that we had been dating. The book ended with a poem he wrote me as well as a picture of him holding the ring with the caption, "WILL YOU MARRY ME!?!" I threw the book down and whipped my head around open mouthed at him only to see him holding that same ring that was in the picture. I couldn't believe it. We topped off the night with a trip to Riazzi's in Tempe with his parents.

Now. That whole scenario was supposed to go down the day before (February 14th) but Shutterfly, the darnedest cutesie little photo company it is, LOST his engagement book.

When he realized the book wouldn't be there on time, he called Shutterfly that day and they remade and overnighted a second copy immediately. Proposing the day after Valentine's Day made the moment even more of a surprise, though I really wasn't expecting any sort of proposal on Valentine's anyway. Here's the engagement book (the red one) and the book from last year (the pink one).

Tonight was certainly not forgotten, despite the significance of tomorrow. We celebrated with heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes made by Elliott AND homemade double-decker tacos because sometimes it's just that hard to go without Taco Bell for a day. Wonder if they'd ever switch to turkey meat. It's becoming one of my favorites.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

This is better than playing classical music to your womb.

Elliott and Alisa and Brianne and Trevor are going to Vegas soon, this time all together. I'm beyond excited for many, many reasons. One of which is the outlet malls. Another is to celebrate Brianne's birthday- Vegas Style for the impregnated and Mormon: (Eating amazing food, shopping, and being with some of your favorite people ever) Then there's Love. By Love, I mean the show that made me cry my eyes out like I did when I watched "Seven Pounds." It's the Beatles Cirque du Soleil show that's been playing at the Mirage since 2006. It's incredible. Powerful. Awe inspiring.
But I'm biased.
I've been wanting to by a set of headphones and play Beatles music to the little one inside me. This will be much better. There are speakers built into the seat.

I saw the show three years ago when my mom took my sister and me for our Christmas present. Definitely one of the best presents I've ever been given.
Thank you mom and dad.
A picture of me holding the show program is in my high school yearbook on the "Totally Obsessed Page." On the same page, there's also a picture of me in front of my massive 25 square foot "Beatles Collage" that I put together on a wall in my bedroom. It took me three years to finish. That's right, I was a ridiculous enough fan to be put on the page twice. I was also put on the front page of the "Arizona Living" (funnies) section of the AZ Republic when they did a feature on Beatles fans.
And that's right, I was in high school three years ago. But that's beside the point.
You will never know a bigger Beatles fan than me.

That's a promise.

This reminds me of how badly I need to scan in some of my old pictures from my last trip to see Love. And my AZ Living Article. And the 2005 Paul McCartney show (if we're on the subject).