Wednesday, December 31, 2014


 I may be seriously to pregnant for NYE outtings, but we did it anyway. Mike and I have been wanting to go to an Avett Bros concert on New Years since they started having them and between living in Hawaii, having Davis and being deployed, it has never been an option.  SO this year we bought tickets--on my birthday....we were SO EXCITED.  and then about a week later we found out we were expecting #4.  Which of course is even more exciting than a concert...but still we were happy to find out that i wouldn't be due for a few more weeks and "should" be able to make our NYE2014 plans.  

and then to make the night even more fun Tupelo Honey opened in Raleigh this past month so we were able to eat some seriously yummy food too!  It's no surprise Mike and I love some good food, and especially a great farm to table restaurant. 

 after could say i ate too much :)'s really my 38 week picture, but really i did eat too much too :)

and oh the Avett Brothers....we've been waiting to see them for years now and the concert did not disappoint.  We had a great time.  We were also very lucky to get the second to last special edition poster on sale that night.  There was a mad rush to the merchandise tables to get one of those babies...the first table we were at sold their last one to the guys right in front of us.  The second table was sold out after standing in that line for about 2 minutes but third time was a charm...and with a little finagling (ie: giving the person in front of us some money to get us one) we got the last 2 posters.  Whew.  You can see a little bit of it in the bottom right of the picture below.  It will be proudly displayed in #4's nursery. 
 our seats were pretty good.  we debated getting pit tickets when we were buying all those months ago.  I'm so glad we didn't because this preggo mama wouldn't have made it through all that.  Instead we were 8 rows back on the floor but on the very end.  Again in the end that was such a blessing.  I had much more room to move and be comfortable with the aisle seat AND the best part...the band entered the stage from the stairways around the coliseum... both Bob Crawford and Scott Avett came out right at my seat and we got to high five/shake hands with both.  Even cooler another fan got a picture and texted it to me. 
our first picture of 2015!

and here's a few videos of us ringing in the New Year

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