Friday, March 18, 2016

Five On Friday - Two Nights Out

Happy Friday!  I’m feeling refreshed and ready for the day after a good night’s sleep last night.  Had to get caught up after our late night out Wednesday night.

Two nights out this week.  Two nights out!  I can’t even remember when the last time was that I had two nights out in the same week, but it was sure good for my soul!  #MomLife

O N E – Ladies’ Night

Monday evening I met some friends for margaritas at our favorite local Mexican restaurant.  One was my best friend whom I get to see all the time, but the other two moved away almost three years ago – one to Washington and one to Alaska… sheesh!  Since they have been clear across the country for the last three years I hadn’t seen either of them in what seemed like forever, so it was a wonderful reunion.  We spent the evening catching up over drinks (and water for preggo) and it was such a wonderful time.  We talked non-stop.  Becks, AKA Miss Alaska, headed back to Alaska this week (just in the nick of time since she can’t fly anymore after this week – hello belly!), but Eryn, AKA Miss Washington, is here to stay for a while, which means – more ladies at ladies’ night!  I just don’t know what I would do without my girl time!  

T W O – Date Night with the Hubs to See…

Mid-week date night, what what?!  Those are pretty much unheard of now that we have two little nuggets to take care of, but boy was it nice spending some time with my favorite!  Interruption-free, I might add… 

T H R E E – …Elton John!!!!

All I have to say is WOW.  He is just amazing.  I’ve always loved his music so when I found out that he was coming I knew that we had to go.  He most definitely did not disappoint.  He played 26 songs over 2.5 hours and it was just phenomenal!  He played the perfect mix of new and old – a few new songs for us to get to know – and he played all of the old favorites – Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Crocodile Rock, Bennie and the Jets, Candle in the Wind, Yellow Brick Road, Rocketman, and my fave Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.  (They always play that in the stadium in Athens on Saturdays before football games – hence, my fave.)   

Our seats were incredible – just to the side of the stage and six rows back.  His piano was right there in front of us, and at first I was disappointed that he had his back to us, but it was even better because we could see his hands as he played the piano.  So cool to watch.  He was really energetic and he would jump up after every song and walk over to each corner of the stage waving and getting everyone all hyped up.  I have nothing but great things to say about the entire thing.  If you ever get a chance to see him, DO IT.  

F O U R – And Make it a Double

My parents joined us for the concert so we had a fun little double date night!  They actually started dating in the early seventies when Elton’s music was becoming popular, so it was the perfect trip down memory lane for both of them.   

F I V E – And While We Were Away…

The baby-sitter and the children were playing!  Our baby-sitter is Jacob’s old teacher from his two year old class at daycare.  She was always his favorite teacher, so it works out perfectly that she baby-sits on the side.  We know we can call her when we need a night out and our parents can’t watch the kids.  And most importantly, it’s nice to know that Jacob and Olivia are in good hands while we’re gone… she works at a daycare so she has loads of experience and she also loves our babies like her own.  I never worry one bit when we leave them with her.  We are so blessed to have her in our lives.  And look at the hilarious texts I got while we were away...

Happy weekend, all!  I hope you all have weekends filled with relaxation, productivity, or whatever it is that your little heart desires!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, Living for Naptime for BFF Friday Link-up Party,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, and Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites!


  1. What a week!! I'd love to see Elton John! What a classic!

  2. I've seen Elton John in concert!!! He puts on a great show! So glad you got to double with your parents because that's always fun! And yay for girl's night out!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. Oh my gosh I am so jealous you saw Elton John!! He comes here often so I need to make a point to see him! And 2 nights out this week, awesome!! Those bunny texts made me LOL. Have a great weekend!

  4. What a week girl!! Your seats for the concert were amazing and I'm so glad you had some girl time and husband time this week! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I saw Elton John a few years ago and I couldn't get over how awesome he was!! He puts on a great show! Yay for girls night out! Have a great weekend.

  6. Omgosh Elton John! I actually went to a concert of his with my parents when I was in college. It was so much fun. I absolutely love his music. Plus now I always think of Ben during Benny and the Jets, haha. So awesome! Also, I LOVE those bunny photos of the kids...hilarious!

  7. I bet Elton John is SO good in concert!!! How amazing to see him perform!!! Sounds like you had a great week my friend.. hope your weekend is even better!

  8. Wow! You had such a fun-filled week! Glad you are well rested now. You and your mom are twins! Glad y'all had a blast!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  9. Seriously one of your best weeks you have had in awhile, I bet. Two nights out, amazing Elton John, fun with your parents and an amazing babysitter. So blessed. Thanks for sharing your amazing week. Have a good weekend!

  10. What a fun week! Your girls' night sounded fabulous. I need one of those nights badly! And what an awesome date night! I love your dress! I saw Elton John maybe 12 years ago or so? I remember it being a good show, but it sounds like you hit the jackpot the night you saw him! Great pics!

  11. Elton John is AMAZING in concert! I saw him in Vegas a few years ago and loved every minute!


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