It started out like any other Tuesday. Yoga class at the gym, pick Anna up from preschool, feed the girls lunch, lay Adeline down for a nap, check Aiden out of school for a doctors appointment. Just an average day of a mom.
I was planning to see a movie with my sister that evening, and Aaron left work early because he wanted to show me something before I left for the movie. He asked my good friend Alissa to watch the kids "for about 10 minutes" while we ran somewhere.
We start driving and I assume that he is going to show me some beautiful land that he has found in the middle of nowhere. (As a side note, I want to build a house on a LOT and he wants to build on LAND...there's a big difference. We may just stay in this house forever).
Anyway....finally I said "this is way too far out, you should just turn around". So he pulls over to "show me something". He hopped out of the truck and I looked around at all of the chicken houses thinking there was no way in heck I was living out here.
Then he handed me a big bag. Strange. I opened the bag and found a grey t-shirt and two pieces of paper. Strange.
I like to think of myself as pretty quick, but this actually took a while to register. I was holding two printed-off-the-computer tickets to a Bon Jovi concert.
Did I mention it was Tuesday? I think I did, but I don't think I mentioned that the concert was in TULSA!
Tulsa. I just could not wrap my mind around it. (Tulsa is two hours away for any non-locals). The concert started at 7:30 in TULSA. On a Tuesday. I think I just kept repeating that over and over. Tuesday Night...Tulsa...Movie with my sister...Need to work on Aiden's party...Tuesday night...5:15 spin class in the morning...Tulsa.
Let's just say that I yelled at him for about 15 minutes insisting that there was no way I was going. He said that he fully anticipated getting yelled at and that he was not turning around!
There was never a movie with my sister. She made it up to make sure I didn't make other plans. Alissa was well aware that I wouldn't be back in 10 minutes. She kept the kids until my sister got off work. (And, by the way, thank you Lindsey for watching the kids until 1:00 in the morning...on a Tuesday!)
My sweet husband pulled off a complete surprise. It's not even my birthday. He just loves me. Apparently I told him to be more spontaneous and to put more effort into our dates. I guess he IS listening! He's not usually a take-it-to-the-extreme kind of guy. He just really wanted to do something special for me. And for the record, he doesn't even like Bon Jovi! It was all for me.
We made it to the concert and, of course, had a blast. It was Bon Jovi!
I realized that I hadn't been to a real concert since the 90's. I missed an entire decade of concert going! I guess I was busy having babies :)
He played a good mix of older stuff and newer stuff. We didn't even recognize some of the newer stuff. I was most amazed by the fact that he really hasn't changed at all in 25 years. We were kids when we started listening to him...and now he looks younger than we do!
Richie Sambora joined him for a few songs
I think watching the crowd was almost as entertaining as the concert. I even snapped a picture of this pair that was sitting across the aisle from us.
The girl on the left totally got busted by the cops (during the concert) for underage drinking. She seriously could not be more than 14 (check out her braces). BUT, somehow she was able to produce an ID that must have looked pretty good. The cops left her alone and she went back to her beer. Crazy. Aaron thinks the lady next to her was really her dad!
...but I love this guy waaaay more!!!
And I even feel bad for yelling at him for making me go to Tulsa on a Tuesday night. When I thought about it later, I felt like Bella - whining and throwing a fit when people want to do nice things for me. I'm a pretty lucky girl!