Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Me and the little nugget had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  It was nice to have some extra time off work (even though I had to leave Monday evening to travel for work).

We started off early Saturday morning with a 5k. She was a tad overdressed. ha!

Mom and I did the Hot Foot Run downtown. It’s put on by the firefighters to benefit a kid’s camp they support.  It was WARM, but the trail was easy and the race is packed.

We ran on the river trail, so the scenery was nice.  It was just an out and back route.  A few firefighters ran in their gear, which was inspiring.

This race also had a 10k and 15k, so the finish line was hopping with people waiting for their runners. So we hung out for a bit, letting Remi enjoy the people, music and bubbles.

After the warm race, we switched her into her swimsuit (and mom and I put on water-friendly shoes) and we walked over to the splash pad.  She LOVED it.  We will be back.  You get completely soaked, but she had a great time.

After the splash pad, we stopped at Sonic for lunch and then home to nap.  She’s getting so big.  Melt my heart!

We did a few swims at moms.  On Saturday night, it was just us, and then Sunday we had a big cook out with the Hot Springs family.


She’s REALLY getting brave in the water wanting to swim alone on her like third swim.  She may be swimming by the end of summer.

We made smores (sort of to celebrate my birthday with the fam), so summer is officially here.

Monday morning, we went to mom’s to have breakfast with the fam.  Remi LOVES Luke.  He loves her, but doesn’t always know how to interact with her.  So we plopped her in his lap and she just kept hugging him.  Precious.

After breakfast, Remi and I went to visit Dad.  I’m working on going to see him more often.  It’s hard, but I want to be there.  She likes pushing his chair.

She also wanted to kiss him 20 times when we were leaving.  He thought it was funny and kept kissing her back.  Love it.

After seeing dad, we went downtown for the rodeo parade!  She was SO GOOD.  Only tried to join the fun once. Otherwise, she listened to me- sticking close, sitting down and being great.

She liked the horses, yelling “Neigh” at them.  She also loved the marching bands and waving at all the people.  But her highlight was a dog riding in a truck.  That really got her yelling back. ha!

We had a GREAT weekend together.  We are so thankful for those who gave their lives for our freedoms, which is why we celebrate.  I know it’s not about a free day or a parade, but it’s totally about their sacrifices, which are worth the honor of 1000 days.


My Updated Hanson Concert History

My Updated Hanson Concert History

I’ve said it before when I post these updates, but I know 99% of you won’t care about this. But I love keeping up with it.  The site Hansonstage keeps a database of set lists and lets you see what songs you’ve heard live.


Here are my stats:

  1. August 07, 2004 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
  2. October 27, 2007 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
  3. August 04, 2010 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
  4. September 09, 2011 Memphis, TN Delta Fair and Music Fest (no setlist available, but I remembered some songs that I heard and added them to the list)
  5. May 05, 2013 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom 1st show (MOE)
  6. June 08, 2013 St. Louis Uncorked  (no setlist in the database, but I kept my own)
  7. September 15, 2013 Antone’s Austin, TX
  8. September 16, 2013 House of Blues Dallas, TX
  9. May 17, 2014 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  10. May 16, 2015 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  11. May 17, 2015 Tulsa, OK The Hop Jam
  12. October 24, 2015 Dallas, TX House of Blues
  13. October 25, 2015 Dallas, TX House of Blues
  14. May 21, 2016 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater (MOE)
  15. May 19, 2017 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  16. May 20, 2017 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  17. May 18, 2018 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  18. May 19, 2018 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)

Some highlights:

With You in Your Dreams in Austin
Madeline in Memphis
Scream and Be Free in Dallas
Never Been to Spain encore in Austin
Man from Milwaukee at MOE 2014
Thinking of You at MOE 2015
Chain of Fools at House of Blues on the RNR Tour
Yearbook at Hanson Day 2017
Lucy at Hanson Day 2018

Here is my list of Hanson songs I’ve heard live according to HansonStage’s database:

You have heard 365 songs live
You have heard 166 unique songs live

Middle of Nowhere
Thinking of You – 5
MMMBop -9 (they only listed 7, but I know I heard this in
Memphis and St. Louis)
Weird – 3
Speechless – 1
Where’s The Love – 9
Yearbook – 1
Look At You – 3
Lucy – 1
I Will Come to You – 1
Minute Without You -9
Madeline -4 (they only listed two, but I know I heard it in
With You in Your Dreams – 2 (includes Taylor’s solo performance at his lecture at MOE 2015)
Man from Milwaukee – 2

This Time Around
You Never Know – 4
If Only -4
This Time Around -8
Can’t Stop – 1
Wish that I was There- 2
Love Song – 1
Hand in Hand- 1
In The City – 7
A Song To Sing – 2
Love Song- 1
Save Me- 2
Runaway Run – 2
Lonely Again -1

Live From Albertane
Gimme Some Lovin – 1
Shake a Tail Feather- 1
Ever Lonely -1
Money – 1

3 Car Garage
Stories – 3

Strong Enough To Break -4
Dancing In The Wind – 1
Penny and Me – 10
Underneath – 2
Lost Without Each Other – 6
Broken Angel -3
Crazy Beautiful – 3
Hey – 6
Lullabelle – 1
Deeper – 2
Get Up and Go – 2

The Walk
Great Divide – 3
Been There Before – 7
Georgia – 1
Watch Over Me – 5
Running Man – 1
Fire on the Mountain – 1
Go – 1
Blue Sky – 1
Tearing it Down – 2
Something Going Round – 3
The Walk – 1
I’ve Been Down – 1
Got a Hold On Me – 1
Great Divide (acapella) – 1

Shout It Out
Waiting for This- 7
Thinking Bout Something – 7
Kiss Me When You Come Home – 2
Carry You There – 1
Give a Little – 5
Make It Out Alive – 2
And I Waited – 6

Musical Ride – 1
Voice in the Chorus – 4
Me Myself and I – 1

Live and Electric
Optimistic – 1
In a little while- 1
Rock N Roll Razorblade – 3 (one wasn’t in their count, but I
know I heard it at a concert before)

Fired Up -6
I’ve Got Soul -7
Get The Girl Back -6
Already Home – 4
Cut Right Through Me – 2
Scream And Be Free – 6
You Can’t Stop Us Now- 3
Juliet- 3
For Your Love- 2
Tragic Symphony- 2
Lost Without You- 2
Get So Low (Condor Sessions)- 1

Roots of Rock N Roll EP
I want to take you higher- 1
Hold on, I’m Coming- 1
Remember the Time- 1
I believe in a thing called love- 1
Thinking out loud – 1

Members Only EP
On and On – 5
Call Out My Name – 1
Roller Coaster Love – 7
Best of Times – 5
Sound of Light – 5
On the Road- 1
Show Me the Way – 1
What’s Your Name- 1
Panic in the Streets – 1
White Collar Crime – 3
Sunny Day/Cecelia- 1
Down – 1
Never Let Go – 2
Dance Like You Don’t Care – 3
Give Me Your Best Shot- 1
What are We Fighting For- 1
Heartbreaker- 1
Call Me – 1
Need You Now- 1
Grace Unknown – 1
Follow Your Lead – 2
Get Out of My Heart – 2
Up All Night – 1
No Sleep for Banditos – 1
Ooh La La La – 2
Stop Me in My Tracks – 2
No Rest for the Weary – 2
Something Loud – 1
Siren Call – 1
Do You Believe in Love – 1
Man on Top – 2
Joyful Noise – 1
Feeling Alive – 1
Somebody that Wants to Love You – 2
Ghostwriter – 1
Reach out for my Hand – 1
I Don’t Want to Go Home – 2
I Lift You Up – 1
Bittersweet- 1
Working – 1
Gold Miner – 1
Young and Dumb – 1
Bad for Me – 1
Sophia – 1
Being Me – 1
The Ugly Truth – 1
Waiting For This / Watch Over Me / Rock N Roll Razorblade / In The
City medley – 1
Lonely Again -1
Sexy Robot (teaser) – 1
A life without you – 2
Rockin Robin – 1

Its a Long Way To The Top – 1
Hole In My Life – 1
Let Love Rule – 1
Never Been To Spain – 2
Oh Darling -2
Dancing In The Streets – 2
Living on Tulsa Time – 2 (I know I heard one other time)
It’s a long way to the top (If you wanna rock n roll) – 1
Signed, sealed, delivered – 1
Teach Your children – 1
Hole in my life -1
Let love rule- 1
God Only Knows – 1
I want to take you higher- 1
Cecelia- 2
Twist and shout- 1
Whole lotta love- 1
You may be right- 1
Movin’ out -1
Me and Julio Down by the schoolyard- 1
Chain of Fools- 1
A Song for You – 1
I want you back – 1
Stand by Me – 1


Hanson Day 2018: Day 3

Hanson Day 2018: Day 3

We may have been heading home on Day 3, but we managed to squeeze in a LOT of fun before we left.

We made a stop by the Golden Driller after we checked out of the hotel. He’s a Tulsa must-see!

We had a GREAT breakfast at a spot called Table 20 (which we found out was newly opened).  All of our food and coffee was delicious.

After breakfast, we hit up Trader Joe’s.  It’s one of mine and Amber’s traditions to hit up TJs on the way home.

But before we left Tulsa, we made one more stop to see Hanson’s childhood home.  They sort of openly talked about where it was, so it was easy to find.  I won’t post pictures out of respect for the people currently living there, but it was neat to see.

Then we headed home (and had to stop at the gas station on the toll road for one more snack stop!). That’s a wrap until next year!

Hanson Day 2018: Day 2

Hanson Day 2018: Day 2

We had an interesting night- Emily’s roommate had an issue back at home and called her at just after midnight to handle it. But after some stirring in the night, we slept in and went to breakfast at Dilly Diner.

Continuing the theme of food as big as my head, I got this GIANT cinnamon roll. It was AMAZING.

One of our favorite things to do on Saturday is to walk around the Blue Dome Arts Festival.  Music, amazing artists and food trucks- what more can you want?

We all did quite a bit of shopping around the festival and enjoyed the sunshine.

After the festival, we walked towards the art gallery and found a SUPER cute shop called Made.  We all bought treasures there, and then headed to the art gallery.  You can’t take pictures in there, but I did buy a canvas print that Zac made for my dining room!

After the gallery, it was definitely pool time!  It was warm and sunny and we hung out at the pool for a couple of hours.

I love the rooftop pool at the Hyatt. It’s so neat to see this perspective on the city.

It was neat to see signs all across the area welcoming fans.  This was the biggest H Day crowd yet, so there were lots of us crawling around downtown.

After swimming, we got ready for the concert! Another fun night at Cain’s!

The show was great. They played the new EP, fan club music from years past and then some classics.

After the concert, we headed to dinner at Yokozuna- where we lucked into NO WAIT AT ALL.  Amazing sushi, great drinks and lots of laughs.