Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Robert Cray

April 22, 2009

Doug and I went to the Robert Cray concert last night. A real date night out, with dinner and everything. : ) It is wonderful to have a fabulous 15 year old daughter who is willing and able to babysit the younger ones so that we can have a night to ourselves. All it took was a little iTunes bribery--small price to pay.

Last week was our anniversary, and we decided when we got married that it would be fun and inspire a little creativity to follow the old anniversary 'traditions': first year=paper, second year=cotton, etc. Doug got me super amazingly soft cotton sheets for our bed this year, and I got him Robert Cray tickets (which I knew he really wanted!) with the promise of a cotton RC t-shirt when we got there. (I know, we're simple folks. It works for us.)

The concert was fantastic. Even though I'm no musician, I can appreciate the amazing talent. He plays so beautifully you can't help but be physically and emotionally drawn into his groove. And his singing voice? Clear, enveloping, mesmerizing. Soulful and powerful. Doug's been a long-time admirer of RC, and I'm so glad I was able to share in that experience with him. I'll be thinking about last night for a long time to come.


  1. I love me those Mom/Dad Date Nights. Gots to have a few more of them. I've enjoyed the first couple entries of your blog that I've read - well adjusted responsible kids with strong family ties - since you're in CA, "I'll be back."

  2. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll be back to yours for sure!

    There is something so awesome about live music no matter what kind! Happy anniversary!

  3. What a sweet idea about the anniversary (paper, cotton, etc). I love that! it sounds like you guys had a fantastic date night. :-)

    And thank you for stopping by my blog! I love new bloggy friends!

  4. Happy Anniversary!

    Glad you had an awesome time together.

  5. Thanks to everyone for stopping by to comment, and for the anniversary wishes as well! Hope to see you all back again soon: )