Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pearl Jam in Salt Lake

A few months ago, when I heard Pearl Jam had added several shows to their tour I got excited, but when I heard they'd be coming to Salt Lake I was jumping for joy. I've been a huge fan since the early 90's when they first made it big, and I've been a member of their fan club almost as long. Now some of you may be laughing, but when they go on tour the fan club definitely hooks its members up with good tickets. Brooke and I had seats in the fourth row, and since this was Brooke’s first time seeing them I was pretty excited about that.

Ben Harper opened the show, and did a great job. Pearl Jam ended up playing some stuff with him once they took the stage.

One of the coolest parts of the show was when Eddie Vedder called a couple up on stage. He explained that the guy had written a very special letter to the band, which was why Eddie called them up. Eddie ended up giving the guy the microphone, and he proposed to his fiancĂ©. After that, Eddie gave them a couple of chairs on stage and played the song “Just Breathe” for them.

We had a great time… can’t wait to see them again next time they go on tour.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Georgia Rain

We went down to Georgia last week and it rained and rained and rained and rained. Then the sun came out the day we left. Due to the rain, we spent a lot of time indoors with Mason and the family. Mason can sit up now by himself, although we still don't leave his side without him being surrounded by pillows. Now he can really play with his toys, it's awesome! One of my favorite things that Mason started doing while we were in South Dakota last month is suck on his toes. I don't know why, but I find it absolutely adorable. I finally got a pic of it. We made a shirt for John's birthday since he's all the way out in Bolivia and hasn't met his nephew yet.
Justin and I went on a date with Lisa and Pete to Medieval Times, and it was cool. I want to take Mason when he's older; the kids in the audience were the best part of the show.
I had my 10 year HS reunion, and I LOVED catching up with my friends from way back when, especially my basketball girls.
We had a little get together at my parents' house so I could catch up with a few friends, and one of my very favorite people came - her name is Mearle Bean and she turned 100 years old at the beginning of this year. She played piano for us during the evening. Mason partied himself out.
We miss Georgia. Can't wait to come back for Christmas!