May 17, 2010

A Reason to Celebrate (and other updates)

Todd informed me today that it has been two weeks since I updated my blog, so I thought I better get around to it. The past two weeks have just been so busy.

Last week Todd and I celebrated our five year anniversary. Five years. Where did the time go? It feels like just yesterday I was walking down the aisle, saying I Do. I feel so very blessed to spend each day with my husband and best friend. We celebrated early in Destin, but really, I feel like each day with Todd is a celebration.

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff!

Todd and I couldn't celebrate our anniversary on the actual day because I was in Florida for work. I call it work, but sometimes I think, "I'm getting paid to do this?" Believe me, there are many times when I think "I don't make enough money to have this kind of stress," but this past week I was definitely feeling blessed to do what I do.

Tenth Avenue North celebrated the release of their latest record, The Light Meets the Dark, so we packed our things and headed to sunny Florida for three CD release parties in Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach.

We just had to visit Disney World while in Orlando. Thankfully the guys had a TV appearance at the Magic Kingdom, so we were able to make a quick stop.

After the guys performed to a full house in Orlando, we headed south to West Palm Beach where the band got its start. West Palm is beautiful. I had so much fun - one of the best work trips I've been on in a really long time. The band is always great to travel with, but this trip allowed me to really get to know Michelle, a coworker of mine. I'm so glad we were sent out together. It wouldn't have been the same without her.  Below is a photo from our dinner in West Palm. I sent it to Todd to let him know I was doing okay without him. Ha!

I've said it many times before, but I miss Todd terribly when I'm gone. This trip was much easier on me because while I was out, Todd was on quite the road trip of his own.

He and three of his closest friends set out to conquer three major league baseball stadiums in four days. While I was making my way all over Florida, Todd and his buddies went to Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. Whew! We were busy last weekend.

I was all for his "man trip." I wasn't too excited that one of the requirements for going on the trip was growing a mustache.  I made him shave the moment he walked in the house.

That's our last two weeks in a nutshell. We had a lot of fun, got little sleep and were both excited to be back in our own bed!


  1. LOL to making Todd shave! Steven did that once and I made him shave IMMEDIATELY :) So funny! Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  2. I love that picture of Todd from your wedding. Priceless.

    So glad you both got to have fun trips while you were away from each other.

    And that you finally ended up home together.