Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's a Date!

...those are words I love to hear! Now that I'm "all grown up", birthdays aren't quite what they used to be, and I never have an answer for the question "What do you want for your birthday?" I really do feel sorry for my husband because I have a way of making it difficult...not to mention that my birthday and Mother's Day were two days apart this year (and I didn't even bother to remind him that it was National Teacher's Week and that I am his daughter's!
Back to the "all grown up" stuff, these days I would rather have experiences than things (don't get me wrong, I love 'things''s just that most of the things I love are things the whole family would enjoy, not something personal), and so I asked him to take me to hear one of my favorite artists as my birthday gift.
We were introduced to Jim Brickman's music in the mid-1990's (when some mellow "luv" songs were mandatory background music for our dates), and Jim's music has followed us through almost 13 years of marriage, four kids, and the joys and struggles of life.
I'm amazed by the amount of people that have never even heard of Jim Brickman! His mellow piano arrangements have soothed my nerves on many occasions, and the vocalists that he features on his songs are awesome. He has provided the music for this blog since its beginning. Check him out at

There was a strict "no camera" policy at the show, so I was unable to get any pics of Brickman at the piano, but we did participate in a VIP Meet & Greet at the end.

Thanks, Greg, for a great evening!

1 comment:

  1. OH.MY.WORD.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO jealous, Stephanie!!!! I surprised Daryl with tickets to see Jim our first Christmas we were married. It is one of my favorite memories! We really enjoyed it...looking forward to another one sometime in the future =) And, yes, we know who he is...Daryl introduced me to his music when we were dating and we now have 4 of his CD's. I love his music. He's also written most of the songs (instrumentals) during the Olympics and other things like that. What a GREAT present! GO GREG!!


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