Monday, June 11, 2007

The Inspiration

So...I had a birthday this weekend...:)

Can't say just how many...:)

My hubby surprised me with tickets to hear Chicago and America (two of the greatest bands of the 70's 80's and beyond...:)
We heard them live in Atlanta's famous Chastain Park.
and this was pretty much our view...we had rockin seats about 20 yards from the stage!
(I stole these pics off the website...they will not allow photography inside the amphitheater...)






This place is a trip!...People actually take coolers and picnic baskets and wine glasses and table cloths and tv trays and candles and flowers for the table...really they do...it looks like this... or you can reserve corporate tables and invite a group of friends...yeah, really...



Believe me..it is a total experience. We actually went to dinner beforehand but next time we'll know just what to do...:)


love this Chicago song...it suits me and my hubby as well as me and my Lord.


You're The Inspiration

(P. Cetera/D. Foster)
You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love that lasts forever
And I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
You're always on my mind, in my heart
In my soul
CHORUS:
You're the meaning in my life
You're the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You're the inspiration
Wanna have you near me
I wanna have you hear me sayin'
No one needs you more that I need you
And i know, yes I know that it's plain to see
We're so in love when we're together
And i know that I need you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know, everywhere I go
Always on my mind, in my heart in my soul
CHORUS

24 comments:

Margie said...

sounds awesome!!

Pat said...

HAPPY - HAPPY SWEETEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!
Next time just give us all a call out here in blog land and we'll get one of those tables and have a great time together- wouldn't that be awesome?!
Now this song won't leave my brain - oh well, it could be worse!
I wish you many joys and blessings this coming year - may your cup over-flow with Gods goodness!!

Joni said...

What a wonderful hubby you have, and what a wonderful surprise! That sounds like it was a great time. I love Chicago's music, too. That song is special to me, as well. I sang it at our "senior class night" right before I graduated high school...many moons ago. That brings back some sweet memories.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Bek said...

happy birthday, cheryl! sounds like a blast! i like that song too!!!! :)

Arlene said...

What a wonderful surprise. Who couldn't like Chicago and of course that song does go so well for husbands and the Lord. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

christy said...

Happy Birthday....we are big Chicago fans as well. Looks like you had a blast. Thanks for sharing :)

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!! And what a sweet present...love those kind of presents! And Chicago would be a great concert I'm sure. Glad you had a great day!

everydayRANDOM said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
You are right, great bands. What a great gift!
Today is DD birthday and it is Tuesday so the kids will be going to their other Grandma's - so the BG and I are hitting the town.
June birthday's - you got to LOVE em!

Danielle B. said...

Shame on you for not telling us about your birthday sooner!!!! ;)I can't remember the name of the song..but it was a song by Chicago that was the theme of my high school prom...I can't believe i actually released that bit of info into the blogosphere ;) Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

Becky said...

happy birthday!!!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday...a few days late!

Gina said...

Whew that takes me back! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I hope this year is even sweeter than the last. : )

Barb said...

I'm a little late, of course, but a belated happy birthday to you! What a nice way to celebrate it. I loved, loved America.

Well! If they won't let you take photos, you simply have no choice but to raid the website for photos. LOL

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Happy Birthday!!! Chicago is the greatest! All those talented guys sound so good together, I saw them last summer.

Im so glad you had a wonderful time celebrating your 39th!

jayjay said...

How lovely, Cheryl! And Happy belated Birthday! What a great thing for your man to do for you. . . I'm envious. Loved the 'idea' of the whole experience.

Mrs. Mac said...

Happy Birthday ... what a nice treat! The evening sounded wonderful ... I'll have to dig up dh's records of these groups and give them a spin in your honor. Birthday bash hugs!!!

Vicki said...

Oh, dear, I missed your birthday! Happy BESTEST birthday in the world, dear sister-friend. I was totally about Chicago/America way back when. I've been to Chastain a couple times---it was quite hot but I loved being out there under the stars.

hugs,
V.

PS--You're quite a young looking Gigi!:-)

Kim said...

Oh, I love Chicago!!! That's so cool! Happy Birthday dear sister!!!
And that song is my favorite that Chicago does. Great song!

Kimber said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Chicago is coming to my area and we are trying to get tickets :)

I have missed being in blogland...there are some not so nice people out there :(

I do hope to stop by from time to time - as I really do miss it!

Anyway - Happy Happy Birthday!

Jada's Gigi said...

hi Kimber!! so nice to "see" you again..come by more often!

Joce said...

Wow, Happy Birthday Cheryl (if you were an Aussie, I'd call you Chezza)! It was my birthday on Sunday too... a public holiday down here, so I celebrated excessively.
In the summer I like to picnic in the natural ampitheater and listen to my local symphony orchestra play free concerts. But its winter here now, so I celebrated inside (mostly) this year.
I hope you can look forward to another year of blessings (and challenges!)
Love Jocelyn <><

Deborah and Sally said...

Happy Birthday :)

Amy said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you had an awesome time.

ame said...

happy, happy birthday!!!

and, ahhh ... the memories :)