Monday, February 14, 2011

15 minutes of fame

Happy Valentine's Day! I am not the biggest fan of that "holiday" to be honest.  My wedding anniversary is what I consider my Valentine's day and well I did not get married on February 14! 

Ran 3 miles this morning, still working on the arm thing.  It will take time for this to feel "natural", for me not to have to think about it all the time. 

Last night I got a message on my Facebook page telling me that a picture of my family and Keith Urban was published in the magazine "Country Weekly". I thought this was a joke but she told me that it was for real.  So Bill went on the hunt for that magazine last night.  Not as easy to find as Time magazine.  I told him to try the grocery store by our house first.  He went to Barnes and Nobles, Target, Walgreens and then the grocery store by us where he found the magazine!!  Lesson here: listen to your wife, sometimes she is right.  So it is true our picture with Keith Urban is in this week's issue of Country Weekly, it even has all of our names printed and where we are from.   I showed it to my boys this morning and the look on their faces was priceless!!!  I scanned  the page from the magazine here it is:


Back in November when I had maybe 10 followers I had a post about our Keith Story.  I re-post it below, that explains how we end up in a magazine today.

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My sons are both OBSESSED with Keith Urban.  Not Batman, not Buzz Lightyear, not Ben 10 or any other super hero most boys their age are obsessed with.  For us it is all about KEITH.   This love affair started back when my older son was about 19 mos old.  I left him in the playroom while I was changing his baby brother's diaper, the TV was on and somehow he figured out how to change the channel.  He put the TV on CMT and park himself in front of the big TV, mouth wide open like he had seen Santa Claus!!!  I kept checking on him to make sure he was fine then he started to cry and scream pointing at the TV.  I came to see what was wrong, he was just pointing at the TV.  Well thank God for TIVO!  I hit rewind and the tears stopped!!! Like magic!  Did not pay much attention at what was on, some guy playing guitar, never seen him before.  The song ends, the crying came back.. and it went on and on and on....you get it right...So after 43 times I learned the name of the dude causing all this commotion: Keith Urban.  So I kept the recording of this one video of course...the song was BETTER LIFE (now the official anthem of our family!!)  Of course I thought this would pass....Oh no....the next day same thing...pointing at the TV waiting for the song to start.  At the end the host says "And this was Keith Urban and Better Life" and guess what was the first word out of my son's mouth? No it was not MOMMY!!!! Yes it was Keith! I kid you not.  He would get up in the morning and stand in his crib and say KEITH!  After a week I got really tired of the same song all day long...so I went to the store and found a DVD of one of his concert and that saved my sanity or what was left of it!!!!

Since then we have purchased all of Keith's CDs and DVDs.  I thought this would pass and my son would move on to another obsession and also that my younger son would not follow in the under 2 yrs old Keith fan club....I could not have been more WRONG

Future Stars?? They were 2 1/2 and 4.

My youngest took this to a whole new level.  He also said Keith before mommy...one day I might forgive them for this I am not sure...and when he was old enough to tell people his name he would say - you guessed it- KEITH!    Last year we were at the grocery store and a lady asked him what is your name and he said :"I'm Keith and this is (pointing to me) Nicole-the-wife!"  This is not a joke! All true!  He knows all of Keith's songs he know all the words that he says on the DVDs even when he just talks between songs!
For his 4th birthday he asked for a Keith cake!  When he got his piece with Keith on it he refused to "break Keith" and he had no cake!!!




I have video of the kids singing and I put them on Youtube so that my family could see them.  Well in 2009 I got an email from a guy in Nashville asking if he could use one of my clip to include it in a video montage that they were making for Keith Urban's tour!  Of course I said yes! They used 7 people for this and my son was the only child in it.  He is right after the girl.  This montage was used for the whole tour in the US, Canada and Australia!  I got to go to one show here in LA and saw it in person, it was very strange to hear 20 000 people clapping for my kid!!!


Will , from one of the concert

In November of 2009 we  got to meet Keith Urban.  It was like Christmas for my kids!
He could not have been nicer!  I was so happy to be able to see my kids meet their idol and that he was just as great as they imagined him to be.  This was a great day for them.  They saw him play after we met him and at the end of his set he came up to my son Will and put his guitar pick in his hand and left the stage!  On the way home my older son said : "Wow dreams CAN come true!!!"


17 comments:

XLMIC said...

So cool! Your kids are little groupies :P

It's such a kick to see oneself in a magazine w/ a celebrity!

Anne said...

What a great story :)

Anne said...

BTW, your boys are ADORABLE!

Allyssa said...

That is awesome!

Shawn said...

That is so cool....I love country music and old Keith does some great stuff....goodfor you guys!!!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

So cool!

Chris K said...

That is one crazy story.

middleagedrunner said...

That's awesome! I love that your kids are super fans- that is so cute... I might have to become a fan too- even though I don't really do country music Keith Urban is pretty hot...

mindysmarathon said...

That is so great! Your boys are the cutest!

Kovas said...

What a brush with fame!

Pam said...

This is great! I'm so glad he turned out to be a nice guy and lived up to your sons' expectations.

Katie said...

That is the cutest thing EVER!! SO SO Awesome :D

Jill said...

That is a great, GREAT story!! Thanks for sharing it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Now that is awesome

Emz said...

The. Best.
Love this.

Keith. Rocks.

Must agree. ;)

Jess @ THIR said...

I went to the concert in Melbourne (Australia) and you have more than 70,000 people clapping for your kid :)
I love Keith Urban too, but I was too old to say "Keith" before mum. I think I said Johnny.... as in Johnny Farnham... you possibly have no idea who that is though!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I saw your second post about this and this is a great story! My little one's can sing along to Toby Keith and like your husband it took me forever to find that People Country issue with Toby on the front of it!