Right before Christmas we drove down to Nashville, TN to see Garth Brooks in concert. We have a short list of people we must see in concert before we die and Garth Brooks was on the list. He also holds a sweet spot in our hearts because our wedding song was one of his. When we heard he was doing a charity concert for the Nashville floods their was no debate on if we would go. Besides Nashville is one of our favorite cities! We are "concert-goers" and we both agree this is the best one we've been to! Also on our short list was John Mellencamp and we got to see him in November. (It's kind of freaking me out that we keep checking things off our list.)
I will admit I am very addicted to going to concerts. It's my hobby and choice of entertainment and I don't feel bad about it. I don't have a shopping or shoe problem like other women, I just like to spend my money on concerts.....and of course traveling. So concert season is approaching again this year and I already have my list that I must attend! I'm trying to tame it down this year due to another big event we have coming up.
We finally booked our trip to Italy!!!!
I have been researching, planning, and saving for Italy for a while so it finally came time to make it definite. If we booked and paid in full by March 1st we saved a ton of money so I couldn't pass it up. We are going in September when the crowds are a little better and the weather is great. We are doing 12 days of just Italy. There is already so much that we will be missing that I couldn't imagine doing anymore countries than just Italy. We will visit all of the main cities like Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Pompeii. We are also going to spend a lot of time in the smaller countryside areas like Tuscany, Umbria, Naples, Sorrento, and the beautiful island of Capri. I'm looking forward to just "being Italian" for a week, eating pasta, drinking wine, and being in the country of amore(love).
So most recently I had the honor of being present while my newest little niece was born. Carmen Marie Groza was born on February 17th. It was an amazing experience and I'm so glad my brother asked me to be in the room. She makes our 6th niece/nephew. We have 3 nieces and 3 nephews. I wonder who will break the tie for us...........???