Mark That One off of My Bucket List.

The weekend is over, the daughters have gone back to work, and life is somewhat back to “normal”.  What a weekend we had!  As you may have previously read my kids gave me tickets to see Celine Dion in concert for Christmas last year.  Well, Saturday night was finally the night we got to see Celine.  And, oh my it was so worth the wait.  Celine Dion is one of those singers that can just make anything she sings sound so smooth and wonderful to your ears.  And I have to say it’s extremely difficult to put into words how her voice fills a room.  The theatre at the Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace holds about 4100 people and the show on Saturday night was a complete sell out. 

For me it was a truly magical experience.   When you are having an experience like this and realizing that one of your dreams is coming true, it is just mesmerizing.  Maybe that’s how I felt during the show, just mesmerized!  he show lasted for about 90 minutes, and it was one good song after another.  Celine sang everything from “Open Arms” by Journey to “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, and of course a lot of her hits in between all of that.  Her finale song was “My Heart Will Go On” from the Titanic soundtrack.  Oh and her wonderful singing is accompanied by a 31 piece orchestra.  Just phenomenal musicianship.

We did have a slight “faux pas” before we got to see the show.  Hilary won’t want me to talk about this but I have to because it was part of our night.  Hilary picked up the tickets at the will call window, tucked them in her little evening purse, and off we went to the gift shop.  About half way through our browsing a gentlemen comes up to us and asks if we are going to the show.  Of course we say yes, and he tells us that one of the employees found some tickets on the ground.  Hilary checks here purse and the tickets are not there!  We all have heart attacks, and Hilary finds the employee who found the tickets.  He tells here they were taken to lost and found, and we try to calmly wait for the woman who took them there to come back.  She gets back in the gift shop, and Hilary talks to her and goes over to will call to get the tickets back.  Oh my – we were having conniption fits waiting.  After the disappointment of not seeing the show in February, we did not need lost tickets.  But Hilary calm, cool, and collective strolled back over to the will call window and got the tickets back with her big sister by her side.  Naomi snatched the tickets from Hilary and put them in her purse.  Our night went on without any other hitches.  Just lots of girl talk, giggling, and fun times together.

Thanks to all my kids for such a wonderful gift.  And a special thanks to Travel Man for putting up with our chattering in the car on the way to Vegas, and on the trip home.  Hugs all around!


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  1. Joan Weise says:

    Well that is a story that will last for many years of telling! …and now I better understand the looks on the girls faces in the photo you posted of them holding the tickets :)..Awesome times!

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