Saturday, May 19, 2007

There it goes...

Just watching the $$ fly by this weekend... We took the kids to the movies yesterday afternoon to see the latest Shrek installment. Kids loved it. We laughed as well. I liked the music; these guys have a great way of using old songs in the soundtracks. I wonder how many more Shrek films they'll be able to squeeze out before the Shrek gravy train runs out?

Then I bought 2 tickets for Emily and me to go see the American Idols tour when it comes to Sacramento in July. OUCH. That was painful. But Brian pointed out that he has spent that much taking Noah to baseball games, so it was definitely the right thing to do. All the floor seats were taken already (although there were auctions for floor tickets beginning at $90), but we still managed lower level seats that will hopefully give us a decent view.

I also reserved us a room for the homeschool conference in Modesto at the end of July. Thankfully the conference negotiated pretty good room discounts and we'll be staying at a nice place right next to the convention, a Doubletree. The kids will have their own conference to attend, so they will have plenty to keep them busy while we're attending sessions and shopping. I haven't registered them yet... that will be a few more $$ to add to the outgo.

Surprisingly enough, tonight's activity is actually FREE. We're heading out to the local ballpark (which closes at the end of the month due to not enough support) for a free concert. It's actually a full day of concerts that started earlier today, but we are mostly interested in the last 2 performers, Lincoln Brewster and Todd Agnew.

3 comments:

jettybetty said...

You got to see Lincoln Brewster for free??? His "Everlasting God" is one of my current fav songs!

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

As you know, I just returned from visiting with my son in Virginia who has four little ones. I don't know how anyone with ANY kids does it any more everything costs so blasted much. It's bad enough for just Tom and I. We were out all afternoon yesterday, including lunch, and the $$ do have a way of really rapidly slipping away.

We did well, though. We managed to go to the biggest mall left in the New Orleans area and only spend a little bit. Mostly just window shopped and gasped at how expensive everything was!

Sounds like y'all had a great weekend, though, Karen. As for Pirates of the Caribbean III - I want to see that one. The first one was really good, the second one had a horrible advertisement for the third ending, but I still want to see the third.

Cheers & Blessings to you all today! Dee

Bunny Trails said...

Hi again! We used to live in the Sacramento area. Actually, Sacto for a year and a half, south San Jose for a year (during the Loma Prieta earthquake even), and Roseville for 2 1/2 years.

So I'm curious what ball park is closing? How cool to see Lincoln Brewster and Todd Agnew. I told DH you said Todd didn't sound so great and he said "bad sound guy." Of course, he's been a sound tech for some 14+ years now. :D

I know what you mean about the $$ flying away - it is tough to do much of anything these days! Crazy stuff! No wonder we seem to live a sheltered life. LOL!!

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