Tuesday, June 2, 2009


     Oops!  Didn't mean to take a blogging break.  Just sorta snuck up on me.  

    Gracie has been sick.  Fever on and off.  Headache.  Stomachache.  Really tired.  She was even sick on her birthday.  So, if I can get this video posted, you will be able to see that she didn't go as crazy about the tickets as I thought she would.  I also think she was in shock when she realized she actually got tickets to the Taylor Swift concert.  I mean, I only told the poor kid 1,000 times that the concert sold out.

     As the day went on and as this week has went on.... she has become increasingly more excited.  Sometimes, I will say to her, "Gracie."  What mom?  "We are going to a Taylor Swift concert."  Then, later on in the day, she will say, "Mom.  We are going to a Taylor Swift concert."  She just beams. It's our little thing.

     The blog has also been on hold because a)I dropped my iphone in the toilet and b) we have been on a mad hunt for a van.  I immediately put the phone in a bag of rice and let it set on the dryer for 4 days. (Rice to absorb water, dryer for heat and shaking the water out??).  So, it works now... sort of.  It needs to be plugged in to work and it won't turn off.  Anyone have any Apple connections out there?  Someone who would be willing to exchange my phone?  Anyone? Bueller?  Bueller?

     I'll tell you about the van tomorrow.

      Before I try to get this video posted.  You should know what I went through to buy these tickets.  

     First, I bought tickets for a concert that she wasn't going to be at.  I thought she was touring with Keith Urban all summer, so I bought tickets for Keith Urban.  Turns out that when it says something like:  Keith Urban with Jason Aldean .... it means Taylor Swift won't be there.  I thought when you toured with someone... you toured with them.  Geesh!  Why does this have to be so complicated?

    Thankfully, I have a good friend who is a Keith Urban groupie.  She didn't have tickets for this particular concert, so she took pity on me and bought them from me.  After watching Keith perform with Kris Allen on Idol, I think I am going to try to buy them back.

     Ok.  I'm not.

    To get the Taylor Swift tickets, I scoured the web.  Got the Taylor Swift password and bought presale tickets.  The morning they went on sale, I sat in my room armed with my computer and Darja's computer (she lives with us).  I worked both computers until I got the best tickets I have ever had for a concert,

    I know!  I am such a good mom!

     P.S.  After I bought the tickets, I immediately put our names in for the meet and greet.  Is it wrong to pray that Gracie would get to meet Taylor Swift?  
And Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's People.


Chubby Baby Designs said...

Ohhh yeah!! That was so cute! LOVE hearing your mom on the phone...HA!
I'm prayin' right along w/ ya!!
You need to post videos more often, they bring a smile to my face :)

Jenney said...

Oh how fun. I was hoping she'd get that for her birthday :o) I love the video, so good to see Emme up doing her thing too!

The Gang's Momma said...

What a fun story. And for the record, Taylor Swift or not, those KU tickets are LIKE GOLD. What were you thinking, selling them away. Kris Allen smallen. KU is amazing all on his own.


:) Yes, I'm a KU fanatical groupie. He sings to me. For me. I'm his muse. :)

stephi6watkins said...

yes- thanks for sharing the video. it is fun to be a part of your life like that. Love you cousins!! Steph

momto4girls said...

OK- You definitely win "Mom of the Year"!!! I am so NOT telling my girls that it is actually possible to get tickets to Taylor Swift if a mom worked hard enough.
Congrats and I even admit that I would LOVE to see her in concert alomost as much as my girls. :)

Abby said...

I'm not sure what I enjoyed more; Paul's running commentary, or Gracie's reaction. Seriously, who has time to wrap like that?