Well I woke up Saturday morning and wasn’t too surprised to see a winter wonderland out my window. When I was younger, I was absolutely obsessed with snow, winter, and of course Christmas. Winter was my FAVORITE season. I’d wait for the forcast to predict snow, and I’d sit in my backyard with my toboggan, in my snowsuit just waiting for those first few flakes to fall.
I remember being about five years old, and praying that as a gift God would make it snow on my birthday every year. Every year since (20 for those counting) it has snowed. So, as I said, I wasn’t too surprised.
I was a bit worried though that Jered & I wouldn’t be able to get to Calgary that night, but the highway was in fine shape and we got to Calgary around 8pm. Jered booked us this great hotel right downtown. A beautiful suite with a king sized bed, and a nice little kitchen/lounge area. On the 33rd floor! My lucky numbers! There was a balcony, but standing out there looking down was so scary! I always want to jump.
We went to a great party on Saturday night hosted by Gibson (which Jered is endorsed by) Very VIP with swag bags, free drinks & free food. There was an all star jam going on all night with great musicians such as Todd Kerns, Default, Johnny Reid, Corb Lund, Lindsay Ell, and the boys from Tupelo Honey (went to school with them). We didn’t get home until 3:30am! Needless to say we slept in pretty late Sunday morning, and spent the day shopping, going for lunch at a great little restaurant/cafe by Au Clair (sp?) market. We got lost about a dozen times, but eventually made it to the Juno Awards. Every single performance was such a HUGE production and everyone sounded amazing, and I’m happy to report there was no lip syncing (as far as I could tell!!) Russell Peters was hilarious, and I was SO thrilled to get to see Feist and Jann Arden.
After the show Jered and I drove to Airdrie, went out for a late dinner and then stayed at a cheap hotel for the night. I got up this morning and drove home while Jered had a radio interview with a Medicine Hat station (where he’s from). He got picked up and driven to Medicine Hat… He’s opening up there for Paul Brandt tonight and everyone in Medicine Hat is moreso going to the show to see him than Paul Brandt! What a little celebrity!
Anyways I am totally exhausted, and can’t wait to crawl into bed tonight to recuperate. Turning twenty five was definitely an adventure!