This mini-vacation has been filled with kids stuff… maybe that’s why I was doing swing on swingset, skip, no cursing leading up to the week. I just have been feeling my inner child bursting to get out.
So I guess it is only appropriate that I check off Watch a Disney Movie this week too.
It is funny, when I was making the list of 365 things back in December I put certain things down and had a certain expectation of what the experience would be when I got to it. Very rarely was I right.
The expectation for this was on a sick day, or a cold winter day, I would be stuck inside and in the comfort of my room I would watch a classic Disney movie that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Instead, and to my delight, I watched a Disney movie I had never seen, with my Indianapolis nieces, having a movie night filled with popcorn, candy, ice cream and sleepover.
It was a fun night and hopefully a memory both I and they will cherish.
Oh boy, it has been a great weekend.
Time away from work, time with my sister and time with my nieces. Plus, super fun activities.
Today, my sister and I went zip lining in Anderson, Indiana. It was a lot of fun and we got to do the longest, fastest zip line in the Midwest!
Bonus: it just so happens that all the things just happen to be things on my list!
So this happened! And it was so great.
So as you might know I am on my mini vacation in Indianapolis seeing my sister and nieces this weekend. It just so happened that my sister bought tickets for this event, long ago.
I tried to get tickets to the Denver one but it was WAY sold out.
So how incredibly lucky am I that I was here this weekend, it was happening this weekend, and my sister had tickets!
It was absolutely stunning watching all the lanterns go up in the sky. We got two- my nieces wrote wishes on them, both pretty profound and selfless-
First, health and happiness for our whole family…
And second, food and medicine for ALL the people in the world that cannot get it or afford it.
Pretty amazing! And a pretty amazing night.
I have two days left here and cannot wait for more adventures. I wish I could travel everyday of my life…
This is much needed!!!
I arrived in Indianapolis where my sister, Nicole, and her three kids and husband live. It is going to be a quick 6 days but I am excited to be away from work and spend some time with these little ones… (plus one more not pictured)!
We have so much planned. An afternoon in the park, then my sister and brother-in-law go to Chicago for a concert while I watch the little ones… art time, movie and snacks, ice cream, Auntie sleepover… it’s going to be a blast. Then, weather permitting, Latern Festival (which is on my list and sold out in Denver!!), Wonder Woman movie day, soccer game with my sister’s league.
It’s going to be a fun filled packed few days but great!
The oh so simple things are some of the best things to grasp onto. This however, did not pan out like I thought it would… it made me nauseous. Hahah. I guess I’m just not a swinging type of person anymore.
Either way, I have it a go and know for the future that it is not my thing. I did get to sit in the park again though and just relax… since I wasn’t swinging.
I actually do not drive that often and when I do it is pretty short distances, usually bobbing and weaving through traffic.
Today was a little different. I had a ton of errands to run so I was in and out of the car all day. I made it a point to enjoy the drive each time, cranking the radio and singing along.
It is a side note, and a sad one at that, that I really wanted to enjoy my time in my car while I still have it.
I have only had this car for a year and it got extensive hail damage in the last storm Colorado had about a week or so ago. I am still waiting to hear from my insurance company, but with the amount of damage it has, it will probably be totaled out.
I cannnot complain too much… it is paid off and I should get a nice amount for it to buy something new and exciting!
Regardless, today I got to drive him around and sing at the top of my lungs… 😂😎
So when I came across this thing to do there was no other person/group/celebrity to send a letter to than The Revivalist. The letter describes my love for them… you can read it below… One of my tasks earlier in the year was to go to a new music venue, I went to see them. They are amazing. If you haven’t heard of them you should check them out. If you like them you should go see them live… they are more amazing live!
I just wanted to put out there how much I love you guys. It’s been a while since I have found a band that I connect to so much!!
I work at a small pizzaria/music venue in Denver and always create playlists for customers to listen to… I had asked a regular for some good new music to add to the list last Fall and she told me about you guys after she saw you at a festival up in Buena Vista… I’ve been hooked ever since.
I had the chance to see you in December at the Fox Theatre and then at the Ogden in February!
I look forward to seeing you guys again at the Westword Music Showcase!
Thanks for the great music! Can’t wait to hear more.