January 30, 2010

For Love of the Game (and Other Happenings)

Every now and then my job gives me the opportunity to spoil my husband. I'm always thrilled when that happens. I found out last fall that one of the artists I work with had the chance to perform for the Indiana Pacers. Upon sharing the news with Todd, he quickly pulled up the Pacers schedule for 2010. We then found out that the Pacers would be playing the Cleveland Cavaliers, which meant we would have the chance to see Lebron James and Shaquille O'Neal play together. That's a big deal in my house.

I'm not a huge sports person. I appreciate sports because my husband is obsessed with them, but even I know Shaquille O'Neal is a big deal. As our trip got closer, I might have been just as excited as Todd. We packed our things and hit the road before one of the biggest snow storms in Nashville's history hit.


I had just realized where our seats were at this point - 5th row courtside. It doesn't get much better than that!

My handsome husband was like a kid in a candy store.

Special thanks to the man sitting beside me (Phil Stacey) for making the night possible.

The Dream Team: Lebron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Anderson Varajao and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

Shaq before the game...

Shaq after the game...

We had a blast!


It was a long drive home through the ice and the snow, but I think I love our house the most when it's covered in a blanket of white.

I love the pops of red against the white. Todd and I picked the colors of our house when we bought it, and for a long time I went back and forth over them. Snow makes me so happy we chose the way we did.

In baking news, the girls and I experimented with a new recipe. It was so good I came home and made it again for Todd. Super easy and delicious, I'll be working on perfecting this one.

Recipe here.

I can't believe it's already the weekend! I'm so glad it is. I'm looking forward to spending the next day or two stuck inside waiting for the ice to melt.

Stay warm!


  1. I got your blog in a Google alert for Phil Stacey,:-). Is he the artist you are working for and that you said made the night possible? I am so happy for you that Phil helped. I have not yet met him in person, but those who have and who know him say he is awesome. Glad you and your husband enjoyed the evening. God bless you both.

  2. Look at you, getting all famous!


    So glad you & Todd had such a blast at the game - it looks incredible! And your home is seriously as pretty as a winter postcard.

    And, excuse me, when are we baking that?!

  3. your house is sooo nice! wow! I bet that was a really fun date! I've never sat court side! what a fun experience!

  4. oh my! that looks amazingly delicious.