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Seize the moment

After almost 17 years of learning valuable lessons from Emily…

I’ve taken a page from her book today!

To seize the moment!

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I heard an add for R5 on the radio. It sounded like they were coming to our town this summer. 

As I made my way to the kitchen, the add was done and Emily had that look on her face. The “Oh My Gosh!!!!” look. 

I asked her if I heard right?

And she just moved her head up and down. 

Would you like to go?

She just moved her head up and down again. 
I had no idea when the tickets went for sale and if they still had some so Jon and I went into hyper gear.

We registered with the venue, looked for tickets, got the best ones available. It’s a seated venue… We are 10 rows from the stage and my girl is excited….


I didn’t give her time to really think about it. 

I seized the moment.  She said yes and I ran with it!

The next part is a secret, don’t tell Emily!

If someone is reading this to Emily, make-up 3 or 4 sentences and switch post 😜

Emily, if you are reading this, on your own….


If you can read through this than keep reading!

After securing tickets for the concert, I researched meet and greet. 

I don’t know how meet and greet works… I know absolutely nothing about all of this. I’ve never been to a meet and greet.  I wish I did, oh… How I would have loved to meet Donnie from the New Kids On The Block…

I regress…


If there was a meet and greet I could get for Emily… 

This would make this so much better… They wouldn’t just be so close and so far all at once, she could meet them. 

I found it!!!!

I could buy a pass for Emily but I didn’t want to buy a pass for myself so I emailed the meet and greet planner and called the venue and asked questions and got confirmation that I will be able to accompany my 17 year old to meet and greet the members of R5!

So I did it!  I seized one more moment. 

I upgraded Emily’s ticket to full on priviledges.. 

For her first ever concert, she will meet and greet the band. 

She will shake hands or maybe even hug Ross and Riker Lynch!  

Whatch out boys, she’s a huger!  

The memories she will make!

I will plan for everything that could possibly go wrong and hope that she comes through a stronger girl!

And from now till July 1st, I will be listening to R5 on my phone and in the car. Learning their songs and getting ready to share one more thing with my girl. 

I quite frankly never believed she could go to a concert. She’s always said no, she’s never wanted to go and never even agreed to let me look into going. 

Now, she’s excited about it. 

I’m excited about it. 

I’m taking my girl to a concert!!!!!

12 thoughts on “Seize the moment

  1. I would love to hear how this experience was. I purchased Meet & Greet for their Eugene Concert for my son – as a 10th birthday present. He is 4 rows back! I held the secret for 4 months and surprised him on this birthday! My daughter – who is 8 – will also get to meet them. They both LOVE Ross Lynch and just as you stated above, fell in love with Riker too from Dancing with the Stars. I hope this was an amazing experience for your daughter and will be for my kiddos too!! Is the M&G right before the show? I still don’t know specific details and it’s just over a week away.

    • Hi Heidi. I really need to blog about this. There was not really and meeting and greeting here. It was a photo opportunity and my girl made the best of it. She stood between Ross and Riker and not between Ross and the sister…. And once the picture was taken, she hugged Riker like her life depended on it. He hugged her back! That hug (which I did not photographed because I couldn’t believe she went for it) that hug made this expensive venture completely worth it. My girl is still on cloud 9. We only learned the day before the concert at what time we needed to be there so you should get your specifics soon :). Hope you have as much fun as we did and I will post a picture soon of Emily with the band!

      • Thank you so much for this helpful information! I will be sure to tell my kids to “go for it” if they want a hug or hand shake πŸ™‚ It’s very nice to know ahead of time what to expect. Did you also attend the soundcheck? My husband and I know that just one of us can go into the M&G with the kids, but we are hoping to swap so the one that isn’t involved in the M&G can attend the soundcheck with them.

  2. Oh my, if Allie could meet Ross Lynch I think she’d go crazy. He’s one of the “men” that she has pictures to which she often gives kisses.

    • Em doesn’t know yet. Ross was her favorite than suddenly Riker showed up on dancing with the stars than BAM!!! Riker is #1. I’m so excited for Emily and so happy we can afford to do this for her!

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