Gold, frankincence, and myrhh.
In our family, we have decided to use these three gifts as a framework for our Christmas shopping each year. Gold, something special that you wouldn’t get everyday. Frankincense is a perfume, so like perfume is for the body we purchase something for the body; clothes, shoes, etc. And myrhh was an annointing oil, so we choose something “spiritual”; devotion book, Bible, music, etc.
These three gifts have been great to keep us from going crazy shopping and also gives us a few fun categories to choose from. Most years I feel like we have come out pretty even in the giving realm. I give Trey something good, he gives me something good. Not this year. This year my man hit it out of the park!
The best gifts are those you don’t see coming. Not the ugly Christmas sweater kind, but the “you really understand me!” kind. My gold this year…it was one of those kind of gifts to me. Do you want to know what he got me?
TICKETS TO SEE DANCING WITH THE STARS ON TOUR!!!
If we are friends on Facebook you have probably seen me post a thing or two about DWTS. Let’s just say I’m kind of a fan…
Dance + Reality TV + All the Feels = Fabulous Monday Nights!
So, Christmas morning when I opened up a box of tickets to see some of my favorite dancers, LIVE, you can imagine I freaked out a bit. And I freaked out even more when I learned we’d be doing this New Years Eve!
That’s right, Trey and I dropped the kiddos off at Yaya & Pop’s house and we headed to ATL on New Years Eve!
We had an awesome dinner out, just the two of us, and then headed to the theatre! Y’all, I was a wreck of excitement. I saw Backstreet Boys when I was in the 5th grade and I felt that excitement all over again! I told Trey on the way in if I went a bit “fan girl” when they came out on stage I was sorry in advance.
And then it happened! The lights dimmed, we were told to take our seats, the show was about to begin! And out they came…Sharna, Lindsey, Val, Artem, Emma, Gleb, Kio, and even Laurie (Olympic Gymnast and DWTS winner!) I didn’t even know what to do.
We took Colby to see Daniel Tiger Live a few months ago and he just screamed and goofy laughed for like the first 2 minutes of the show because he just couldn’t understand seeing in real life what he’d watched on t.v. for so long…that was pretty much me at the beginning of the show.
A few minutes in I caught my breath as Trey told me I was going to have to sit back in my seat, ha! And the show continued.
I took a few pictures that turned out like poo…
But, because I was there the pictures trigger those memories for me so I’m posting them here for reference in the future.
There is nothing quite like watching a show live in the theatre! I love everything about dance. Not because I’m a dancer (if you saw my sisters and I Zumba on Facebook you already know this, haha). Because it does not come “easy” to me, I have such an appreciation and respect for those who can do it and do it well!
And let me tell you, the dancers we saw on New Years Eve were awesome! If you watch the show, can I just tell you how much better Sharna & Val are in real life?! I’ve never actually voted for anyone during the season, but I may just have to start this year.
I’ll even brag on Trey, what a trooper he was for taking me to such a “me” show! He only checked the score of the games once!
We attempted a picture in front of the FOX sign after the show, and it definitely left something to be desired. It was raining, cold, windy, and well you get it…
After the show we returned home to an empty house!
Lest you think we were party animals this New Years Eve, let me confess that we were asleep before midnight. We may have had a great night out but lets not get crazy!
And, Trey, if you are reading this…you’ve raised the bar my man. Cannot wait to see what you’ve got planned for next Christmas!