Some of you know me in real life and know that one of the happiest things to me is a Jimmy Buffett concert. I have been numerous times and it is simply the highlight of my summer. For those poor, unfortunate, unfamiliar souls, Jimmy puts his tickets on sale in March of each year, which means a looooong wait until the actual concert, which, for me, is usually until July or August.
This year, the Cincinnati concert is July 26 (tomorrow). As soon as the 2007 tour dates were announced in February of this year, I contacted my mother who agreed, as she did last year, to come up and keep Jonathan while Bryan and I enjoyed a night as Parrotheads. Of course, we had no way to know at the time that my youngest sister would have to have surgery today. Luckily, everything is OK--she had to have an ovary and her appendix removed. Understandably, this left my mother in a position where she felt like she needed to stay in WV to take care of her. I totally see where she is coming from and completely agree with her decision, although I felt a bit put out when I was first informed of her cancellation earlier this evening. :)
Anyway, this left Bryan and I in a unique position. We would normally turn to his mother, who is completely awesome and pretty much available at a moment's notice. Unfortunately, she and Bryan's dad are vacationing this week in Tennessee. I considered calling her and begging her to come home, but luckily we had formulated a back-up plan this past Sunday when we realized something like this could arise. I am therefore dedicating this blog to our friends Amber and Kevin who so graciously agreed to watch Jonathan overnight so we could avoid taking him to his first Buffett concert. They are truly saints in our eyes and I hope that their experience with Jonathan will not make them foreclose the possibility of having a second baby (they have a completely adorable thirteen month little girl!) Thanks a million you guys and we are more grateful than you know!!
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