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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jumpin' July

July 12 - July started off with a bang!

On the 3rd, we saw our first concert of the Mountain Winery season, one of our most favorite bands, Foreigner.  We were in the second row, center stage so I was able to get quite a few really good pictures.

But the most excitement was when Kelly Hansen, the lead singer, came out into the crowd.  This is something that he does at every concert but most of the time we are not quite near enough to him.  This time, TWICE, he came right next to me!  The first time he actually came down our row and stood right in front of me!  

The second time he was climbing his way over the seats from behind me and as he got to my row, I snapped this picture:

and then helped guide him over the seat in front of me back to the stage.  I'm not sure, but I may have touched his butt.  Maybe it was just his lower back...:)

In any case, my husband said the look on my face was like a 12-year old girl, priceless!  

The next day was the 4th of July and we had a small gathering of friends here to light our safe and sane fireworks.  Our town is one of the only ones around that still allows fireworks as a way for the local sports groups and schools to raise some extra funding.  

When we were first together, my husband promised me that he would show me fireworks every year.  In the last 34 years, I can't remember a year with no fireworks, even if it is just these in front of our house.  One year we actually climbed out our bathroom window and sat on the roof to watch them.  How romantic is that!  

Then, on the 9th we were back at the Winery.  This time to see the band Boston with some good friends of ours.  While we were a little farther back than second row, we still had some terrific seats.

One of Boston's hits is the song "Amanda" which I managed to catch on video for our daughter, Amanda.  

That's just the first week and a half!  We have one more concert this month and we are in the middle of some more home projects.  I'm moving my craft room to a different room in the house, quite a project!  The subject of a different blog post for sure! 

How about you?  How's your July going?  


  1. What a great time you had. Thanks for sharing. I used to love listening to Foreigner and I adore watching firework displays. Actually on Saturday we are going to Cologne to see the yearly firework display there. I'm not sure what significance it has, apart from a great night out and party time. Maybe one day I'll find out :) Have a lovely week.

    1. I think fireworks are great any time! Have a great time watching yours. Thanks for stopping by.