The Drums….They Played……I Died!

Before you get totally engulfed in what will be an awesome blog post go to iTunes and download anything from “The Drums”.  Once you have done so you can continue to reading while enjoying their music.

Thursday that just passed was the night that Taya, Tristan, Matthew and I headed down to Toronto.  First stop was The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner.  We all filled up on bread, pasta and salad before we made our way to a show that we couldn’t wait to go see!  “The Drums”  The freaking Drums!!!!  These guys from Brooklyn, NY have been in my shower…at the gym with me…in my car…chilling me out…changing my mood…in my head…on my phone…on my computer…out on our lil’ sailboat…and just about everywhere we go!

To put things into a little more perspective, I need to explain that the show was moved to a different venue than where it was originally.  The show was all ages so we were stoked that the kids could come with us.  The venue was called Adelaide Hall.  Smallish venue with two floors.  The top floor is where the minors…parents of minors…and boyfriends/girlfriends or minors were banished to.  We did have a great view of the stage as the top floor had the middle cut out of it with a railing around the cut out to watch the show.  However, the vibe of the show we thought would be lost as we stood there waiting for the music to start.  We wanted to be in the crowd and dance and sing, so we were a little bummed.

Once The Drums came out and took the stage it no longer mattered where we were standing.  Jonny Pierces’ voice consumed me.  His fluid movements had me in a trance.  At one point he mentioned something about not having the greatest of days that day….you couldn’t tell by the show he was putting on.  After he said that I kinda drifted away just for a moment and realized that this guy whom writes songs that bring a smile to my face, that get my feet moving, and make my drive to anywhere so much better is human and has bad days just like anyone else.  I wondered if he actually realized what his music does for people?  As I said above, The Drums go everywhere I go.  Music invokes thought, inspires, and so much more and the people that are gifted enough to have this power may sometimes forgot what they are actually giving to people.  They are giving us everything.

When I wasn’t singing along or just in sheer awe I took some time to look out in the crowd.  Being one of the oldest at the show I couldn’t help but notice that cell phones and cameras have totally changed how kids behave at a show/concert.  98% of the show I spent actually listening, actively watching, singing and dancing.  The other 2% of the time I noticed kids taking crazy amounts of selfies, texting,  filming and taking photos.  It seemed to me as though they were so worried about telling the digital world where they were and what they were doing that they missed out on so much of the actual experience.  They couldn’t just be.  Just enjoy!  After witnessing this I thought about how difficult it must be to put on a show in front of a group of people taking photos of themselves.  I have a new respect for musicians.   “The Drums”  took it in stride and played what I consider to be the best show that I have ever attended…..and I have been to lots!

I had made a deal with Tristan that if he was able to meet Jonny and have a photo taken with him that he wouldn’t have to go to school the next day.  We waited in a alley behind the venue for about an hour and half and then Jonny came through the back door.  Even though we only spoke to him for 2 min I couldn’t help but feel that he had a kind heart.  I’m not sure why I felt that, but I did.  Tristan, Taya and I took our photos with him and I thanked him for putting on the best show that I have attended and hugged him goodbye.  When he said “Thank You”, I think he meant it.

Leslie
xo

Jonny Pierce

Jonny Pierce

 

Its My Birthday!

You know What????

Getting old is pretty awesome when you are growing old with someone you love…….and when that someone is 3 years older than you that doesn’t hurt either!
I had the most beautiful day.  Slept in until 9:30, Tristan brought me breakfast in bed which consisted of crackers with cheese, yogurt and a glass of OJ.  Then Taya, Tristan and I went shopping where I found out I went down a dress size!  If that’s not a great BDay present I don’t know what is.  After shopping the kids and I picked Matt up from work and came home to unwrap a pile a presents.  From Taya I got a great new beach towel, 2 awesome mason jar mugs, flip flops and hair stuff.  Tristan bought me a yummy cupcake and an itunes card, my crazy hot tanned husband bought me a fire bowl, chocolates, and replaced my poopy cell phone with a pretty new one!  The gift giving didn’t stop there, my parents got me a gift card to David’s Tea and a new Life Jacket.  On top of all that my mom made a great dinner for all of us, full of veggies and great pasta with alfredo sauce.  My dad and I got to watch the sailing race from their backyard.  I love that my dad has shared the gift of sailing with me!

I had the best Birthday a girl could ask for surrounded by people that love me almost as much as I love them!

Can’t wait to see what this year will bring!

Leslie
xo

 

I had such a great Birthday!!!

I had such a great Birthday!!!

First Try Friday

Morning Luv bugs!
Hope everyone has woken up on the right side of the bed today.
This woman came into my work yesterday and said “isn’t this great?”  I asked her what’s great? she replied with “life! I love my life!”  It was such a simple but nice thing to hear.  Someone enjoying life and more then happy to share it with the world.
The sun is shining, its Friday and its market day.
How about you go to the market and try something new…hence first try Friday.

Leslie

xo

Be Wild and Wander

Another drive by photo

 

 

So My Husband Is Kinda AWESOME

Ahhhhh!
For real I have the most awesome husband in the world.
Not sure if you remember me mentioning that we have a sailboat…..a sailboat that Matt doesn’t exactly love.  Matt being the super awesome guy that he is knows how much I love that boat, decided to take care of one of they most annoying jobs to get the boat ready for the water.  He painted the bottom of the hull.  I came home from work to have lunch with him and this is what I came home to.

Most awesomeness Husband!

Matt is my perfect match.  He’s my best friend, my coach, my cheerleader, my own personal comedian, my GPS, the finder of my cell phone that seems to have legs of its own, my pillow at night, and he is the father of my 2 amazing kids.  Without boring you any further he is my everything.  Not every relationship is perfect.  We have had our fair share of ups and downs, but through it all we always had trust, love, passion and strength to get us through.  If you have those 4 ingredients in your relationship then you are no doubt in a pretty great relationship with a pretty awesome partner!

Have a good night everyone, and smile you survived yet another Monday!

 

Leslie
xo