Friday, March 28, 2008

Our Adopted #1 Jazz Fan

We have unofficially "adopted" my cousin Courtney. Because she is actually 21 and a legal adult, we don't really have to take care of her. Mostly we just like to question her about her exciting social life and Aaron likes to give her rules to obey "while she is living under our roof." And in return she shares her love of the Utah Jazz with us from time to time. I think she may be their number one fan. She goes to all the home games that she can and watches the rest of them on TV. If she can't catch them on TV, she keeps her blackberry close by so that she can get updated scores. Last week she took Aaron to the Laker's game. After which they decided Aaron must be cursed because the Jazz have only lost a few games at home this season...and she has taken him to two of them. But she had to miss the game on Saturday, and gave us the tickets to see if Aaron's curse could be broken. We thought for sure it would be because they were playing the Clippers and were supposed easily crush them. Well, for the first three quarters...I was beginning to believe Aaron was cursed as well, but in the end the Jazz were able to pull out a win...Aaron's curse was broken...and he can continue to enjoy Jazz games in the future. Thanks Courtney!

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'll Always Be Irish

OK, so maybe I won't always be Irish...but that is a line from a great song in one of my favorite Disney classics, The Happiest Millionaire, that just came to mind on this day where we celebrate the Irish. Here are some pics of my favorite Irish wannabes. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This is why I love country music...

I have become a big fan of country music. I love it because it is usually clean, quality music that tells a great story. So I was pretty excited when Aaron surprised me on Valentine's Day with Rascal Flatts concert tickets (along with a clever poem that he wrote incorporating many of their song titles). I have been a big fan of the group from the beginning when Julia introduced me to them after she bought their first album. She was one of the early fans, before they were even being played on the radio all the time. Since then they have consistently been one of my favorite groups. I think their music is great and the lyrics to their songs tell great stories. Some of my favorites include "It's Not Just Me", "Long, Slow Beautiful Dance", "These Days", "Mayberry", "My Worst Fear", "Bless the Broken Road", "Feels Like Today", "My Wish", and "Ellsworth." I was happy that they sang a few of my old favorites as well as songs from their newest album. Kellie Pickler was the warm-up performer, and she was surprisingly good as well. All in all, it was a great concert with great music that reminded me why I love country music.