Thursday, December 5, 2013


Luck is not something that has been on my side in the last 3 years.  It has really felt like everything has been stacked against us.  And then Tuesday happened and everything changed. 

My sister and I got tickets to go to the Ellen show for Tuesday.  We were so excited.  I love Ellen.  I don't watch T.V. during the day, but I will always make sure to watch Ellen.  We knew that the date we received was close to when she was filming her 12 days of giveaways.  So we got pumped up thinking we might be able to get on one of those shows.  When we arrived at the show we realized we weren't at a giveaway show.  In fact we were one day before she started her giveaways.  We were bummed.  I couldn't believe it. We just missed it by one day!  But then I got over it fast because really that wasn't why we got the tickets.  We got them so my sister and I could do something fun together. And fun it was!  You seriously don't stop dancing.  And clapping.  And singing.  It's so rad!  Then the show finally started and Ellen came out.  She started in on her monologue and then surprised the whole audience when she announced that we were coming back for 12 days of giveaways!!  Well we about lost it! I still can't believe it.  I am not lucky.  And I never win anything.  And this is like a big win.  I mean what are the odds?? 

The fun doesn't end there though.  In August I got tickets for myself, my 3 sister in laws and mother in law to go see Beyoncé in concert.  I was only able to get the worst seats ever.  I mean nose bleed.  But we didn't care.  We all love Beyoncé. My sister in laws husband works for South Park and was able to grab some VIP tickets for the show.  We had no idea what the tickets were for.  Neither did he.  He thought maybe we could get some free drinks with the tickets.  So we really had no idea what to expect.  So after Ellen I headed over to Staples center to meet up with my family.  We went in expecting to go all the way up to the top level, but were redirected to the floor level.  Yes those tickets weren't for free drinks but for floor access! And they also got us into the "chairmans room" which is a fancy room where celebrities get to hang out before the show.  So there we were just hanging out with Bruno Mars (who my mother in law hugged, it was adorable), Jessica Alba and Khloe Kardashian (only I don't consider Khloe Kardashian a celebrity, cuz really what is she?) Then after rubbing elbows with the rich and famous we headed out to the show.  Beyoncé is amazing!  She puts on a great show. We were so close.  Oh and she looked me right in the eyes when singing Love on top.  I about died.  She is beautiful and oh so talented.  I didn't get home till 1 in the morning and I totally lost my voice.  But it was so worth it.  It was 100% the best day I have had in a long time.
This is my sister in law and I dorking out before the show. But seriously it was unbelievable that we were on the floor.
This picture is terrible but it just gives an idea of how close we were to her.  Gosh it was awesome!



Monday, December 2, 2013


Our annual visit to Santa went remarkably well.  Nobody cried.  Everybody remembered what they wanted to ask him for.  And we even got a decent picture out of it.

Now it is officially Christmas season.  Let the holiday rush begin.