So far Aubrey's birthday we had purchased tickets to see Rachel Platten in Ames...well, that got cancelled so we had to figure out something else. When I found out about the iHeart Radio concert I was so excited. Her absolute favorite singer was going to be part of the lineup: Shawn Mendes. Aubrey absolutely adores this kid. She wants to marry him. Well, convert him to Mormonism and then marry him, hahaha. She has him as her iPhone lock screen and wallpaper. She has him as the wallpaper on the computer. She listens to his music and plays it on the guitar all the time. She talks about him all the time. He is a talented musician and super duuuper cute(I am with ya on that Aub! ;) I got onto ticketmaster the day tickets went on sale and secretly scored two floor seats. She knew that was the plan-to go to that concert and she was SO excited. However, she didn't know until the day they left that they were floor seats. She would be up close and personal with the man of her dreams ;) She was shocked and so excited! I was so excited for her!! The original plan was for our family to go on a mini-vacay as part of the trip. We would all head up to Minneapolis where the concert was, Joey would stay with the kids that night so I could attend the concert with her. And then the next day we were all going to go the Mall of America and have some fun. Unfortunately the whole plan didn't happen thanks to a pretty bad sickness that hit the boys :( I was SO SO sad! But not all was lost, Joey still was able to go and so once again, another fun daddy daughter date. No, I'm not bitter! ;) Really though, I'm getting used to this and what makes me more happy than my kids being happy? Nothing. I'm just glad they got to go and it wasn't a total bust. They had the best time together! Here are photos from their fun time together...the joy she felt just radiates from the photos. Aubrey deserved it! She is such a great kid. We love you Aub! Happy 14th!!!