Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine Oh-Nine!

I had a Valentine's date with my Lindsee on Friday night. We saw "Confessions of a Shopaholic" which was super cute. I don't think it will be winning any Academy Awards, but it was adorable and fun nonetheless. Lindsee and I enjoyed Diet Cokes, popcorn, and M&Ms during the movie which made it even better. Ya'll know how much I love a sweet and salty combo.

Saturday I had a nice, relaxing morning while Grant was playing golf. I laid on the couch and watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 and the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice CROSSOVER EVENT that I missed on Thursday night. I love Grey's, but I could do without Private Practice. Good show though. I'm a bit worried about Izzy.
Saturday afternoon we went on a long walk with Moxie, and then it was time for me to start getting ready for our big V-day date! I wore this dress from Ann Taylor Loft.

I opted for no necklace, and I wore black dangly earrings and black pointy-toe pumps. It was sassy!

We started off our evening with dinner at La Griglia. It was super yummy and the waitstaff was VERY attentive. Almost too attentive. I mean I would take one sip of my water and then the guy would come refill my water to the top of the glass. I think he poured water into my glass about 35 times. It was insane. Grant and I kept getting the giggles! We had some delicious Creme Brulee for dessert and we talked about how good it was all night! And in the car on the way to church the next morning, Grant even said again, "That Creme Brulee was really good". We are sad.


But then came the best part of the evening... the SHOW. Back in December, Grant gave me my Christmas/Anniversary present: Tickets to see "Legally Blonde- The Musical". I love me a good musical and I had kinda fallen in love with the soundtrack to this show. Mostly because of Laura Bell Bundy, the girl who originated the role on Broadway. Laura Bell Bundy (or LBB as she is referred to often) is a supreme Triple Threat. For those of you who are not musically inclined, a Triple Threat is someone who can sing, dance and act. It's hard to find an actor/actress that is equally good in all three areas. LBB is.

When Grant bought tickets to the show, I knew that this was the National Touring Company and that LBB would not be performing, especially since she retired from the show last summer. Well, the girl who was supposed to play Elle Woods for us Saturday night broke her toe and can't dance... so... GUESS WHO THEY FLEW IN FROM NYC?!?!?

My Laura Bell Bundy!!


We had heard there was a chance this could happen but I was preparing myself for some random understudy. But when we got to the theater and saw "Tonight's performance will feature Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods" I about cried. I almost did, seriously. I think I freaked out the couple sitting next to us. I heard the man say to his wife "Oh, great, we have some understudy tonight". And I was like "NO, you have NO IDEA how lucky we are to be seeing her! She was nominated for a TONY for this role. These tickets would've been worth so much more money if people would've known it was her!". Grant was telling me to stop talking to them.

She was awesome. Bless her heart, her voice was raspy and hoarse, but she still totally rocked it. She even improvised an awesome line. She was holding the little chihuahua while she was doing this scene, and the chihuahua kept licking all over her face while she was trying to say her lines. Well, people were kinda snickering about it so she just said "He likes to make out on Valentine's Day!". She got a big laugh.

Grant had no idea when he bought those tickets back in December that he would be taking me to see one of my Broadway faves perform LIVE! It was awesome and a big highlight!

Church was awesome yesterday morning. We talked about finances in Sunday School and then in church Pastor Gregg started his 3-week series on the End Times. I've learned so much already!

Yesterday afternoon I cooked lunch, took a 2 hour nap, went to the gym, went to Academy (blah), went to the grocery store, cooked dinner, and cleaned the house. It was a good day!

And it was a GREAT weekend!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

I was SO EXCITED that LBB was Elle! I read that it would either be her or Lauren Zakrin, one of of the runner-ups from the MTV show, so I was excited either way!

Did you notice her bend and snap when she picked up her sunglasses? I thought that was great! And she changed a line in "Positive," too. Something about Jimmy Choo kung-fu or something. haha

It was a great show, and I'm glad you had as much fun as I did!

Jaclyn said...

sounds like you had so much fun!!!! Yay Grant....good job :)

Lindsee said...

Grant did do so good. And he scored extra points for not knowing that LBB was going to be the star of the show that night!

Love you and am so glad you got that blessing. My heart squealed when I got the text. My girls even asked what I was excited about! :)

Love you!

P.S. I am seriously thinking about buying a ticket to go on Thursday. I want to see it so bad. So, if you feel so inclined to see it again with your BFF, you just let me know! :)

Claire said...

Sounds like ya'll had so much fun!

props to Grant getting those tickets! :)

Joanna said...

for pete's sake i need a HUG!!!!!

I love you! I am glad you had a fabulous V-day Oh nine :) Creative!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im needing a lynn carol day!!!!

I miss you!!!!!

Kelli said...

Isn't La Griglia so yummy! I love the pizza breadsticks they serve in your bread basket!

Ronda said...

How exciting that you got to see one of your Broadway favorites totally as a surprise! Little did Grant know what he was giving you for Valentine's Day!

I'm glad you had a great date with Lindsee as well! Your food and drink combo sounds fabulous and it appears the movie is good too.

So glad you had a great weekend...the next one is on it's way....

AbbyLane said...

yes..major brownie points for grant. :)