Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our last fling with youth

This picture is old and is getting some play now to help illustrate the awesomeness that was Brad's 30th birthday. If I don't get some sort of award for being the Best Wife, it will be a shame. FIRST OF ALL: There was the suprise party at McCourts a few weeks before the birthday. Super fun and I think it was actually a suprise. If it wasn't, Brad will never let on because it will prove snoopiness. He seemed suprised and we got to spend the evening with such a great group of people. SECONDLY: Which actually happened the week before, but Brad got to go snowboarding. This wasn't my doing but I'm including it in the birthday list. THIRDLY: On the day of his birth, April 6th, I took the dude and the Willa out for lobster. That is what he wants every year on his birthday. Willa was really into all the types of seafood, she especially liked to play with the crab legs. THE BEST PART OF ALL: Was our weekend trip to St. Louis. There was a slight mix up with the hotel situation which could have been disasterous, but turned out to be just fine...Saturday night, we went to the Supercross race and saw all of Brad's favorite dirtbike riders. A big win for James Stewart!

Sunday, we did some shopping and some eating and drinking and walking. Then we went to the Lil' Wayne, Travis Barker, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj concert and WOW was it impressive! I realize that not everyone is into rap or hip-hop music, but Travis Barker has got to be one of the best musicians alive. Watching him play the drums and seeing his passion and energy for the music is mezmerizing. And Lil' Wayne, well, the guy is just fun. Even if you don't care for the music, the ticket price would probably have been worth it just for the people watching. There were some very unique individuals present, some of them very scantily dressed. After the show, thanks to Twitter, we spent some time at the same bar as Travis Barker. He of course had his own VIP balcony, but it was still fun just to be there. What was also fun was watching Brad try to get pizza delivered to our hotel room at 3:00 in the morning. He was not successful. Monday morning we took a long walk to the arch and to have sushi near the arch, then we drove home. Boy, did we miss Willa! That was the longest I had been away from her, and the longest she had been away from both of us at the same time. She didn't care, of course because she was with Grandma and Grandpa.

The weekend was kind of a splurge for us, but now we are both officially old and there probably won't be many more weekends of its kind so we took advantage of it.

Don't you think my birthday treats deserve an award???

(And kind of a bummer that we didn't stay in St. Louis an extra day, becuase I realized when we got back that Dean Karnazes, you know, the Ultra Marathon Man, ran through and stopped at the Arch on his run across the US the next day!!)

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