So it has been a while since I posted. And SO much has happened. So I will try to relate some of the exciting things going on with our lives.
Thursday May 31 was Don and MaryEllen's anniversary so Bryan and I arranged to have all the kids pitch in money and buy them a gift certificate to the restaurant the Melting Pot. MaryEllen has wanted to go there for some time now, but Don has not wanted to pay the amount of money it costs to go...it IS expensive!!! well at least for us "normal" folk. So we sent that gift certificate in the mail so they would get it on their anniversary...Little did we know that they would be coming down to Denver to try and get tickets to Wicked through the lottery that night. So Bryan and I went down with them and tried to get tickets. MaryEllen was REALLY bummed when we did not get picked. So we ended up going to a restaurant called Cinsetti's instead. It turned out to be a great night and when they got back up to Fort Collins and got there mail they were so excited that they texted us to say thanks!
Since Bryan knew that MaryEllen was quite disappointed and we had nothing else to do, he decided we should go for the lottery again on Friday night! so we did...no we did not get picked, so we ended up going to a restaurant and used a gift certificate that Bryan had had since his birthday back in January! It was REALLY good and we had MAJOR left overs...Thanks Nelson and Leah for suggesting Maggiano's and giving Bryan the certificate. It was AMAZING!
So Saturday morning was the first Saturday in July which means free admission to the DAM(Denver Art Museum). So we decided to go...It was really cool to see the different forms of Art and the architecture. Bryan had fun taking a lot of pictures...well it also happened to be the people's fare in Denver that same day... which we wished we would have had more time to do and see..it was a carnival type thing, but Bryan and I decided to once again try and get Wicked tickets for Don and MaryEllen for the Saturday matinee show...
So we BUSTED our behinds to try and get there, because we kind of got turned around in downtown Denver and trying to walk somewhere in a half an hour with a TON of people in downtown due to the far and free Saturday was almost IMPOSSIBLE...but alas, Bryan made it to the lottery just in time to put his name and mine for me in the drawing...I was a little slower getting there...by about a minute is all...but that matters for the lottery!
Next thing we know my name is called for the tickets!!!!!! Lucky me! So we pay for the tickets, 25 dollars in cash for each ticket, and the next thing I know I tell Bryan that he better listen for his name to be called just in case...and then HIS name was called!!!!! So we pay for two more tickets and then we are SWARMED b y people who are wanting to buy the "extra" two tickets off of us. We got Don and MaryEllen on the phone and told them to hurry down that we got tickets...called my parents to make sure they could watch Kambria and off we went!!!!!
Don and MaryEllen made it with 3 minutes to spare for the opening curtain!!! It was incredible that we got four tickets and none-the-less on the second to last day of Wicked being in Denver. We were on the first two rows with "obstructed" seats...but it was well worth the wait and "running" it took us to get the tickets!!!!
we have decided that we have used all of our luck...so now we are UNLUCKY people. ;o)