Wednesday, April 18, 2007

CHRISTMAS in April???

CHRISTMAS
Has arrived for me!!
Funny thing to be saying on April 18th. Well, here's the story. Last Christmas when my daughter Suzette gave me my present, which was 2 separate packages wrapped together she said "Now Mom you have to open the packages before the card". A little odd but I thought "Ok". All my 4 kids always give me the most touching, lovely cards for Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, etc. and it's a big joke around our house because they know I'm always going to cry. So I figured she wanted me to wait for the card last so I wouldn't be crying. I opened the first package and it was a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Live CD. Now I love Mannheim Steamroller and bought my first CD in 1986. I was thrilled. Then I opened the second package and it was the DVD version of Christmas Live. Oh wow, now I not only get to listen to them but I can watch them actual playing the music.
Now I get to open the card.......
Two tickets to the Fresh Air Music of
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
Created, arranged and produced by Chip Davis
on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Mickey and I just returned from this WONDERFUL
performance. They did 14 numbers, took a 20 minute intermission, came back and did 10 more numbers. The crowd stood with a roaring standing ovation and they came back and did not just one, but two encore numbers. I am sooooo blessed.
I was going to post some pictures with this but blogger kept just putting up the little box with the "x" and no pictures. I hope my narrative, without pictures, portrays my joy. Thank you Dave and Suzette SOOO much.
I am still shocked!! and very delighted.

26 comments:

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful Christmas present to receive! We love the Mannheim Steamrollers and we have several of their CDs. I can't even imagine how great it would have been to see and hear them live. Please try to post the pictures again, if it'll work. How fun!

~Ginger said...

You guys sure do get around. I am amazed. My husband is not into the same style of music that I am. We can't ever agree and so we don't go to anything. Now that we have our new santuary at church that may help keep things close to home and familiar.

Trella said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful present. Gosh you certainly do get around to a lot of events!

Tracy said...

What a lovely gift, and so personalized! What thoughtful children you have. They must have been raised well!

Jungle Mom said...

Wow! You guys certainly do get around! Thats great!

Lori B said...

I agree what a wonderful Christmas gift. It would be wonderful to hear them live.
I love Mannheim Steamrollers too.
I have one of their Christmas CD's.

PortraitofPeter said...

I am so delighted for you both. A truly wonderful and memorable Christmas gift to enjoy in April.

The evening sounds as if it was really amazing too. Now you can turn on the dvd every time and say "I was there live".

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh how awesome for you! I love that group too and am so happy you had such a great time!

Penless Thoughts said...

To you all - Yes, we live very involved lives. No rocking chairs for us. Life is too full and God is too good to sit down and not enjoy all the blessings He bestows on us. There are so many good things in this wonderful world we live in. We can choose to consentrate on the good or the evil. We choose the good and do all we know to do to combat the evil.

Morning Glory said...

Fantabulous gift! What a cool thing to see them in person.

groovyoldlady said...

I am not envious.

I am not envious; I am NOT envious!

I AM NOT ENVIOUS!!!!!

Dang...I'm envious. Gotta go pray.

Bye!

jennifer said...

Merry Christmas!!
I like the way your kids treat you!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Susan,
I had the immense pleasure of going to a Mannheim Steamroller concert with my hubby a few years back. What an experience. They are talented musicians, aren't they?

That was such a thoughtful gift from your family. At Christmas, my sister, brother and I gave my parents tickets to Sight and Sound. (They're going soon!) If you ever get out to Pa Dutch country, you should visit this amazing live theatre. I believe you need to make reservations quite a bit in advance, but it's a place that brings your senses alive to the thrill of God's Word. We saw the production on Noah a few years back and it was amazing!

weavermom said...

Merry Christmas! Your joy came through loud and clear.

(And groovyoldlady made me laugh! :) )

Ruth said...

Sounds like a wonderful, dreamy evening for you!! Isn't it fun to have neat things like that happen. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself so much!

Candy said...

Yay! Thats so awesome :)
xoxox
candy

Pam said...

You get to do the neatest things! I'm so happy for you!

Lee-ann said...

O! Susan how wonderful what a lovely family you have.....you both must have been thrilled to go to such a lovely concert.

As my mum always said (there were five of us) I had my children because they will make me laugh, make me proud and make me cry but most of all make me the luckiest mum in the world and I am sure that sounds like you my dear today.

Thank you also for your kindness the other day on my blog hubby and I are on the mend (again!!!) yes I had it again hubby gave it back the mean man! lol lol anyway you have a great day see you again soon.
Lee-ann

Becky said...

What a wonderful gift. The gift that keeps on giving! I love Manheim Steamroller too. I have their Christmas CD too. I am so glad you have such thoughtful kids and that you made such a treasured memory.

Just Mom said...

I LOVE Mannheim Steamroller!!!!! We have two of their Christmas CDs, and I'd like to get more (or see them live). I didn't know you appreciated techno-classical music too. :-D

Diana said...

What a thoughtful gift, it put a smile on my face when I read how excited you were! So sweet!

Jamie said...

Hello! I found your blog through Lori B.

What a great family to get you such wonderful gifts! It is so nice to know we are loved!

Have a nice weekend!

Susan said...

Oh what a great present. I love it...and I love that your kids did this for you in such a neat way.

Hugs.

:-) Susan

roffe said...

Hello, thanks for all your comments. Have a peaceful Saturday...

Steffi said...

What for a great present and your kids are very nice to you!Very nice christmas present in april.

Have a nice weekend!

Don said...

Well I see by the blog that you must have had a fantastic time at the concert....So happy Suzette came up with the idea. and its even more wonderful just thinking about it these past nearly 4 months. Maybe we can here the CD next time were over. Your ancient & get around friend, Don