Girl Time, Sister Time, My Time

I have been putting off writing this blog, because I was really conflicted and emotional about it. Monday, Jamie and I went to the Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow concert and Red Rocks. It was amazing and beautiful and wonderful! We both had a blast - although be both forgot how much of a hike it was to actually get to Red Rocks (ahem, it was A LOT easier in high school). We did miss Brandi's first song (I was almost devastated because that's who I came to see) but I quickly got over it and enjoyed the rest of her set; which was awesome by the way! If you have never had the pleasure of listening to her music you can check her out on my tunes. She really is gifted and her music brings me to tears sometimes (in a good way). Something exciting happened too! I won ticket a 20 row ticket upgrade! So, we moved to row 15 and saw Sheryl Crow much closer! It was so cool! Sheryl was as good as I remembered her and Brandi was even better!

Any way - we got there and I was looking around at the beauty that is Red Rocks and remembering a time before I was a wife and a mom - and all the carefree things that made up my life then. I have to admit that I was a little sad. I do miss being able to take off when I want and go where I want and not worry about bed time or nap time or if I have enough diapers. Back in the day - concerts were my "thing". I would see at least 6 shows a year. They were my escape - my freedom, my dream. I would listen to my idols and watch them on stage and dream it was me and what it must feel like to have "that". "That" feeling is why I went - and obviously the music. Anyone who knows me -knows that I am a music freak. Always have been and always will be. During Sheryl Crows set I began missing my family - I wished they could have been there enjoying the music and the scene and taking it all in with me. I was having a great time - and this is where I realized that I don't really want to take off at a whim anymore - or do what I want when I want. I want my family with me! So it was so nice to have "my time" and to enjoy a night like it used to be... but in the end I was so thankful to come home to my husband and my precious baby girl. Thank you Jesus!



Brandi Upclose

Brandi and Sheryl Crow!

We had a blast!

Love is free

Well, its late and I have to go to work in the morning!
Good Night!

1 comment:

Little lou said...

I know exactly what you mean. I just can't wait till my kids are old enough that i can take them to a show or even on a hike and they appreciate it as much as I do. most importantly when they can remember to bring their own diapers, sippy cup and snacks.