Ashli Gerdes

It's no secret that one of my favorite musicians ever is James Taylor. I'm a huge fan of his music and his energetic personality as well. He's one of those artists that I thought I'd never really ever cross paths with. But, that all changed this weekend.

My fiance, Dave told me that he'd been planning a big surprise for me and I needed to take yesterday off and pack a bag of overnight stuff. He told me we'd be in the car driving for awhile.

Ashli Gerdes

He asked me not ask any questions about where we were going because he didn't want to ruin the surprise. I did my best to just go with the flow, even though I'm a naturally curious person. Our driving landed us in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I still had no idea what was in store. I was tempted to Google search what was happening in the area, but I promised him I wouldn't.

We got to our hotel lobby and a few of the workers let the cat out of the bag. The woman working at the front desk was talking to a few guests about the best places to eat before the James Taylor concert. I looked at Dave and he had the biggest grin on his face! I was beyond excited.

We got settled into our hotel, then Dave took me to a fancy dinner at this neat little Italian place--and I even ordered dessert (getting back on the diet today).

Ashli Gerdes

Things got even better when we arrived at the concert venue. We had floor seats in the 14th row. I was beyond surprised and so excited! The show was phenomenal, James Taylor didn't disappoint. I'm an even bigger fan than I already was.

I honestly have the best fiance ever. I can't wait to marry this guy, he's pretty great!