Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 Idaho Govenor's Ball

In Jauary, Skye and I felt lucky to attend some events celebrating Governor Butch Otter's inauguration here in Idaho. Skye's boss had extra tickets to the Friday night event, which was a Jo Dee Messina concert!!! It was at the knitting factory in downtown Boise. Before the concert, we got to meet the Governor and his wife, First Lady Lori Otter. Then, we just walked around and ate finger food and chatted with random people.  We felt special. One lady we met ended up being one of the Governor's employees and she asked us if we were going to the Governor's Ball the next night. We told her that we didn't have tickets and she said she had some extras and asked us if we would like to go. We took her up on it! The ball ended up being a blast. Skye and I love country dancing and that's what most of the music was. Skye's boss and his girlfriend came, as well as Skye's office manager and her husband, who works directly with Idaho officials. We all danced and ate the yummy food and they even had cookies with the seal of Idaho and others in the shape of Idaho :) haha! We had a good weekend. Two date nights in a row...

Concert - Friday Night 1/7
(And, we weren't allowed to take pictures during the actual concert...)
 

The Governor's Ball - Saturday Night 1/8
We thought it was soooo cool that the Governor played the guitar and sang a few songs!!!

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