John Paul and I spent the Columbus Day weekend in Atlanta. He drove down for work on Wednesday with Mia, and I flew down on Friday to meet up. We had such a great, relaxing time! There's lots of space for our baby girl to run around so you can bet she was a happy camper.
John Paul got caught up playing soccer with a neighbor, who was reluctant to give up the ball. Alex has moves on the field!
It was great to get some down time with JP's family, like his sister Belen (on the left) and cousin Olga (on the right). We ate a lot of great food, saw a movie (50/50), and, the best part of all, saw John Paul's favorite band live on Sunday night.
He's been loving Thrice for a long time, and with good reason. They've been around for over a decade, and make really great music. We've seen them together three times, although this was definitely the most memorable. First of all, Belen came with us. We generally go to concerts just the two of us, but it was so much nicer to have someone to chat about the show with afterward, and getting to see how psyched she was hearing them play live was a hoot!
Second of all, after the band played, the lead singer (Dustin Kensrue), played an acoustic set across the street! I've never been to a show that intimate before, but it was pretty nuts getting to be so close the music and hearing the singer's voice so clearly without a microphone. I thought my man was going to burst with excitement.
He even posed for a picture with us and wished JP a happy birthday! I loved seeing John Paul so thrilled with the whole experience, and wish every show I went to had that kind of atmosphere.
As you can imagine, the 11-hour drive back to DC on Monday was a non-event after that.