Luke and I went and saw Night Ranger perform at the Peppermill in Wendover over the weekend and it was amazing! It was the second time we have seen them and if anything, they were even better! After 35 years together, they sound just as good today as they did back then! It was so great being enclosed in a room with 1000 other 80's fans..this wave of excitement always rushes through me almost bringing tears to my eyes when bands like Night Ranger hit the stage. No opening band..none was needed. They played for a good hour and half and by the end of the concert Jack Blades still had the same amount of energy as he did when he started! Don't know how he does it! Probably Jack Daniels..whatever it is he needs to never stop! Kelly Keagy on the drums was simply AMAZING! A guy that can play drums that well and sing lead vocals at the same time...moves right up to the top in my book! Brad Gillis was awesome too..he has been with Night Ranger from the start just like Kelly and didn't miss a beat! Kerri Kelly is the newest member..he was awesome on the guitar. He has been with the band for about 2 year now..he came from Alice Cooper... They played hit after hit! They started out with "Touch of Madness" and then the classic "4 in the Morning"...I don't know how many of you know that Jack Blades is the lead vocal for Damn Yankees which is super cool since I love both bands! He sang "High Enough" and "Coming of Age"..some of my all time favorites! Jack is in a new band now called Revolution Saints with Deen Castronovo (Journey) and Doug Aldrich who recently left Whitesnake to join this band. Doug Aldrich is the hottie that never wears a shirt and has abs from here to kingdom come...droool.... Awesome band...if you get a chance You Tube them..they have come out with some great stuff! "High Road" is a new song off the new Night Ranger album and I fell in love with it the second I heard it! They played mostly their hits from the 80s which I was grateful for. So many memories with amazing people in my life to almost every song they sing..took me way, way back! They ended the night with an encore that included "Sister Christian" and "Rock in America". Now I try to never complain..but we had 6th row seats and if you have ever been to this venue you know there isn't a bad seat in the house...UNLESS....you get a lovely bleach blonde lady who was about 70, acting like she was 25, had drank 3 too many by the time she even got to her seat..decides to stand and dance the entire concert!!! You guessed it! I got a view of her behind all night! She didn't sit down once! Only broad standing and yes, I was the lucky sucker that got to sit behind her! I would have moved but it was a sold out crowd..I guess I just have the luck of the draw when it comes to this! Next time, I guess I better hope it is a hot man with hot buns if I am spending the evening staring at it! So..to sum it all up..simply amazing. Sounded flawless and highly recommend Night Ranger to anyone! They said it was their 7th time in Wendover and plan on coming back many more times to have crowds like the one I was fortunate enough to be a part of!!! Rock on!!!
I am so grateful I had the opportunity to watch conference. I always feel so uplifted after watching conference...I think of all the things that I have been through and am going through lately and it seems like conference just puts it all into prospective for me. I am so full of gratitude. The love I have for my Savior is so deep, so strong, so true. I am so blessed to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints..to know the truth. To know it is the true church. So grateful for the opportunity to be with my sweet family for eternity if I live righteously.
I was able to spend the weekend with my cute brother and his family. I miss them so much. Saw my cute Mark for a few minutes and I miss him so much too...so grateful they are my family...for eternity!!!
Besides things being unbelievably bitter outside...life is good. This has been the worst winter for cold I can remember. I know we have a day here or there that hits below zero but it has been this way for about a month and I feel so bad for all of the sweet animals that have to live in this weather! I am praying we warm up quick!
I went to my kidney work up on Friday and my Doctor called me first thing on Monday morning. Things are not as good as I wanted them to be. Apparently my kidneys are leaking blood. I have not had great kidneys ever since I became diabetic but have managed to keep them at a stable point. My thyroid is off the charts too. That is part my fault...I have been so forgetful lately and taking my thyroid pills has been something I kept forgetting, so the doc is having me keep up on those and they will retest in April. As for the kidneys...kidneys are one of those things that can never get better, they can only get worse..so I have to do my best to keep them as stable as possible for as long as I can! I am praying when we retest the blood is going away.
When you get news like this so many things go through your mind. The second I got the news I couldn't stop crying. The thought of my kidneys going down hill so fast and having to leave my little girl and cute husband behind terrifies me more than anything. I hope and pray I have many, many more years ahead of me!
As far as the weight wagon...I did awesome last year. Dropped 35 pounds. Until the holidays..then I splurged and I splurged big...so now I am up 10 pounds and so sad I saw the 150 mark again. Started the diet back up hard core and can't drop...my doctor informed me having a thyroid so far out of whack will make it almost impossible to lose until it is under control. Just great. Soo...hopefully it will come off again!
I hope everyone is doing great and staying warm! Please know how much you all mean to me:)
Is anyone out there interested in some awesome recipes? I keep acquiring some awesome recipes around the holidays and would love to share them if anyone is interested. I just made my six minute caramels Saturday and Luke has eaten most of them!
Today I am so very thankful for family. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation. My Heavenly Father has been so good to me. The past year and a half has been something I didn't think I could make it through and he has carried me through so much and I am so very grateful. I am so blessed to have the family and friends that I do! I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season. Treasure those that are close to you and let them know everyday how much you love them! I love you all!!!
I am one lucky girl! Saturday Luke brought me home a gorgeous bouquet of flowers on his way home from work! I am lucky to be married to a guy that works so hard to provide for this family! I need to get the camera back out so I can post pics! I can't believe Turkey day is almost here and then Christmas! The older I get the faster it comes! Hope all is well with everyone!
I am finally a stay at home Mom. Luke and I have been married 12 years now and we were blessed with little Gracie on July 22, 2007. My dream has always been to stay at home and raise my little Gracie and now I can. I love our dogs Sadie, Dusty, Millie, Daisy and Peanut. They are so much fun. Luke is working at Vulcraft as a lead rigger and is a great Dad. I feel like I am the luckiest woman in the world!