Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 6.23 - You amaze me

Hi everyone!
I finally completed my Punta Cana album this week and have started on some other photos that have been waiting. I used this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for a couple of photos of my brother Dan and his daughter Alexis.

It's called "You amaze me." Dan is my younger brother and it's kinda strange that he's a Dad. And he's a great one already. He wants to be involved. I can't even explain how proud I am of him. Lexi is so lucky that Dan is her Dad. I love these photos of them together. Our friend Becca shot these when Lexi was only a few weeks old. Visit her blog if you get the chance.   I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.                           

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They're back and hangin tough! NKOTBSB ten memorible moments

Last Wednesday my best friend and I went to see the NKOTBSB concert in Toronto. What a blast. Anyone who knows me, knows that The Backstreet Boys are my not so guilty pleasure. As for the New Kids, they were the first musical group or type of music that was not influenced by my parents. So, I wanted to share some of my fave moments with you and some pictures too. Although the pictures are not that great b/c we were too far away for my camera and my camera hates the dark. I did get a couple of okay ones off the screens.

1. First, I got to go with my best friend Liz. The amazing energy started with Jordan Sparks. She genuinely wanted to be there and was having a blast herself. She had us singing, the moment she stepped onto the stage.

Liz and I before the show.
2. They opened together with a Cold Play beat and NKOTB's "Single" and BSB's "The One". I personally loved this mash-up, even though I don't know "Single" very well. Liz had mixed feelings about it.

3. TEAM NICK!! Anyone who has known me along time knows that I have a major crush on BSB's Nick. Each guy has a special place in my heart but Nicky has always been my fave. He looked smokin' HOT! He performed very well too, he was on fire.

My boy Nick.
4. Team Brian represent!! It warmed my heart that BSB's Brian got the most and loudest screams. Team Brian in da house!

B-ROK aka Brian
5. NKOTB's Joey's end to "Please don't go girl" was emotional and amazing. The other guys left him alone to finish it. He slid across the catwalk and ended the song on his knees. Very powerful. I wish I had caught that on video.

6. Anyone who has bought their albums knows BSB's "10,000 Promises" and NKOTB's "Tonight", fan faves that weren't big fact "10,000 Promises" wasn't a single @ all. But the guys know this and they performed songs for their fans.

7. BSB went into the crowd and pulled a girl each up onto the stage and serenaded them. I looked @ Liz and was like "OMG is this happening? They are so lucky." I bet those girls will never forget it and either will I. These boys love their fans and they showed it, by making 4 girls feel very special. Thus making each of us feel special too.

8. The little girl next to me was grooving so hard, she hit me a couple of times.

9. When they introduced each other, AJ introduced Donnie as his brother from another mother. Brain sang Joey's songs and Joey sang Brian's songs when they introduced each other, much to the delight of the fans.

Brothers from another mother.

Brian singing to Joey

Joey singing to Brian.
10. During their encore of "Hangin Tough" Donnie came out wearing a Canadian flag as a cape.

The best shot I could get of that dancing Canadian flag.
My only complaint is, I wish they had sung each others stuff, together more. This show will definitely be a highlight of my summer. Thank you Brian, AJ, Howie, Nick, Jordan, Danny, Donnie, Johnathan and Joey for a fabulous night. Good luck and prayers for the rest of the tour!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 6.9 Yesterday

It's amazing what a new stack of paper and the Backstreet Boys will do for creativity. Also an awesome sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

Another Punta Cana LO. We went to the Italian place one night and the entertainment was playing @ each table. When they got to ours they asked if we had any requests. Zeke asked for the Beatles. They played "Yesterday" and we all sang along. A memorable moment for sure.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sketchy Thusdays 6.2 - Speedo Wednesday

This week I played along with Sketchy Thursdays.

I used this sketch for another Punta Cana LO.
 I had almost forgotten about Speedo Wednesday until I came across this picture. Maybe I was repressing it! Love you Zeke!! Anyway the story goes that @ Zeke and Crystal's wedding trip, Zeke treated everyone to his speedo and ever since then on trips he breaks it out. He did not disappoint. Even Jenny's Dad joined in on the fun.
I had finally gotten into a groove with my trip pictures again, when.....I ran out of adhesive. Guess I know what's on my list to get on the weekend.
Hope everyone enjoys theirs!