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Hamilton

Today's gratitude post will focus on Hamilton because how can I write about anything else? The Broadway play was fantastic! We were able to attend at Eccles Theatre. There is just one funny story I have to tell. It was funny 10 minutes after it happened but quite disheartening at the time of discovery. Long story short, my kids LOVE Hamilton so I told Luke that if he could find us tickets where we could all sit together, I'd buy them. Well, he found them and I went to buy them and the kids felt a little sad that they couldn't see it with their father as honestly, he's the one that first introduced us to Hamilton. I knew that the price of tickets would preclude their father from taking them so I suggested we buy him a ticket and take him with us. We texted and asked him if he'd want to go and told him to grab a ticket for his wife Nicole.

He said he'd check with Nicole and let us know. We decided to hurry and grab the 5 before they sold out, knowing we could add 2 more if they decided to join. Luke put the 5 tickets in the cart and I gave him my credit card and we bought them. Later that night Mike texted and told us that they were in so I went to buy his tickets. I had told Luke to buy our 5 tickets for the 1 pm Sunday show so I bought Mike and Nicole's for that time as well right by us.

The tickets arrived in the mail a few days before and I opened the smaller envelope knowing it was Mike and Nicole's ticket and their time and date looked great so I gave them to Mike. Sunday morning, I pulled out our tickets to see where I should park and discovered that our showtime was the 6:30 pm show. My heart sank! I felt so stupid and sad and wondered how that could have happened. I put two and two together pretty quickly deducing Luke must have just bought tickets for the 6:30 show. I had to text Mike the news and tell the kids. Everyone handled it like a champ and I told myself that everything happens for a reason. And it worked out nice because we ended up being able to babysit the kid's little brother Leo (Mike and Nicole's son). He is a DOLL!

The play was AMAZING! I was in awe. Lin Manuel is brilliant! I was blown away by the talent. The storytelling, singing, and dancing was captivating. I got the goosebumps myriads of time and cried too. I love watching people crush their art. We were all so glad we went. I don't care that it cost more than my first car, it was worth every penny. #memories.

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