Thursday, July 05, 2007

The 4th of July

Let me just start this post by saying that I have an amazing husband! He is so good to me. Anyway, knowing my love for fine fireworks, he volunteered to drive a bunch of trucks from the dealership over to the Stadium of Fire. For this service, which was supposed to take about half an hour, we were suposed to get free tickets to the show, and free back stage passes to meet Brooks and Dunn. Unfortunately, Ross forgot one main rule of life- Nothing is ever really free! A bunch of the guys who were supposed to help with the trucks didn't show up, so I got roped into helping and instead of half an hour, it took 3 1/2 hours. At that point we raced to drop Emma off at my mom's house, run home and take a shower, and google Brooks and Dunn so that we knew what songs they sing. (It would have been embarassing to meet them, and not really know for sure who they were.)

When we got to the meet and greet thing we were 15 minutes late, and it was already over. The bouncer guys felt bad for us, so they let us into the VIP area where we got to eat their amazing food and talk with all of the celbrities there. I got an autograph of Corbin Bleu for my little sister (he is a teen-pop guy in High School Musical), and we chatted with Fred Willard for a while. Ross even got a picture with Miss Utah- who towered over him.

It was fantastic. Later we found out that had we gone to the meet and greet, it would have been totally lame. I guess they only showed up for about 10 minutes, would not sign autographs, and had people take pictures that they charged for. Later those people could go online and download the pictures if they were any good. We definitely got a much better deal! It was also fun that Ross's boss started off the big show. He plays lead guitar in a rock band! Oh, just wait- it gets better! Their keyboardist is Utah's governor. The whole night was a lot of fun. The fireworks were not the greatest- but for the bargain price of 3 1/2 hours of stress, we got a pretty good show.

Independance Day has always been something special for me because of the emphasis my ex-Marine dad put on it. It is nice to be married to someone who has the same passion for our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. Happy Independance Day!

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