Friday was a day for the memory books!
For Christmas the girls pooled their money to surprise Toby and I with tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their winter tour.
In October the girls heard about tickets going on sell for the Pittsburgh show while listening to the radio. Grace spent hours calling into the station, hoping to win tickets so she could surprise her Daddy, but when her efforts proved to be fruitless, she and Molly decided to buy us tickets for our Christmas gift.
Toby loves the music of the TSO and has always wanted to see them in concert after hearing tale of their amazing stage shows. The girls knew this and couldn’t wait to give us their gift.
As excited as I was to see the concert, I was even more excited by their offer to babysit, allowing us a much-needed date after a challenging year. It touched my heart to see the thought and effort that went into the surprise. In addition to purchasing their tickets they made sure to request off work and made plans for Molly to take Rusty and Brandon on a group date with girls from church, while Grace made plans to take care of Tyler and Ozzie. They also enjoyed a “date night” when Grace invited the young man she is dating to accompany her on her babysitting adventure.
On Friday Toby arrived home early so we could leave the house by 1:30 for the 3:00 show.
On our way into Pittsburgh we hit a lot of unexpected traffic but still made it to the arena and into our seats just as the music began.
It was an amazing concert!
Boy, do they know how to put on a show!
The music was amazing,
And the corresponding light and laser show made it astounding.
Here is a taste of what we enjoyed for 3 hours:
After the concert we enjoyed a dinner date and hours of uninterrupted adult conversation. It was lovely.
Thank you, girls, for the incredible Christmas gift!
It truly was a gift of love.