Saturday, December 1, 2012

Regan at the Eccles

Last night Andy's sister, Jenny, and her family drove down from Idaho Falls and briefly joined us for a much anticipated event.

A couple of years ago, Andy took me to a Brian Regan concert and I about died laughing!  It was the most I had laughed in...possibly forever!  I walked out with my stomach and mouth hurting from all the laughing.
Since then, Jenny and Mike have heard some of his stuff online and expressed interest in him.
When Andy and I discovered he was coming to our neck of the woods again, we jumped at the chance and bought four tickets.  He was doing multiple shows over the course of 2 or 3 days and most of them were pretty full already.  I did however, find four seats together for his 10:00 p.m. show :)

We have been so excited for this weekend for a while.  My kids have been super excited too knowing that their cousins were coming to spend the night.

Ben and cousin Austin chillin' around the pad.

My very kind brothers were willing to watch our 8 children while we were gone.  Our plan was to have the kids either asleep or on the brink for the boys before we left.  The two youngest were in bed and all the others were camped out on the family room floor watching a movie when we walked out the door.

We had such a blast!  I just can't even tell you how hilarious this guy is...and the thing that we love about him is that he's clean (one or two mild swear words and that's it).
He is definitely worth looking up on You Tube if you are not familiar with him.

I know, terrible picture, but I had to try :)

 We had such a fabulous time :)

I love our beautiful, old Ellen Eccles Theater!

Abby was there just a few nights ago with her good friend to see "Miracle on 34th Street".

When we arrived home at 11:45 p.m. we found all of our nieces and nephews asleep and all of my kids awake...even Ben.  He was happily sitting with my brothers on the couch watching the movie along with my other kids.  I had been concerned because it was raining when we left and Ben doesn't do well in his crib, by himself when it rains.
Oh well, at least he was happy :)  We were so grateful to my brothers for their service.

Jenny and Mike had to leave by 6:00 a.m. this morning to get back to some commitments at home.  They told us to not even get up to see them off.  I planned on getting up anyway but since Andy was so generous and sent me in to bed instead of sleeping on Ben's floor last night, I didn't hear a thing...I was so soundly asleep.  We're so glad they could come...even though it was less than a 12 hour visit :)


  1. Sounds like so much fun. I need to catch up on some of his newer material.
    That is too funny that all of your kids were awake. I guess since Mike and Jenny's kids don't know Jo and James, there wasn't much reason for them to want to stay up and chill with them. : )
    Glad you had a good time.

  2. Such a special time for you!! Glad the kids were fine! It is always nice to do something for yourself!!