I haven't been here in awhile....I have missed you guys! I see the site has changed somewhat, but I am still able to get in the old way. I hope that is ok. So how is everyone??? I have been so busy over the past few months...it is unreal. My boys are back in school (so I'm busy constantly with sports and homework) and we just celebrated my daughter's 3rd birthday!! Well, for those of you who remember my Jason Castro obsession, (lol) I have NEWS!! I MET HIM!!! We went to the AI concert this past month. My friend and I went beforehand (because we already knew about the bus meet & greets when they arrived to each venue). We had read all summer about all the fans getting to meet them. The only problem was, about every 3-4 shows 3 of the Idols wouldn't come out because they had to do press. And I knew my chances were not good (I had been keeping a calendar all summer of when Jason had press, and my show looked like it would be press day). Anyway, it turned out to be in the 90's that day (even though the weather man said it would only be in the 70's!!) so I was really nervous because I get very dizzy in the heat. We got there around noon, and there were only about 100 people there. We had a great spot at the barricade. I was sooooo nervous...I had to keep going in the shade because I was afraid I would pass out. The buses finally arrived, and it took forever before Brooke finally came out. She was so nice, and so pretty in person. Someone asked her if Jason was coming out and she said she didn't know because he had press that day. I got my pic with her and an autograph. Then Kristy Lee came out...she is beautiful in person. And she was REALLY sweet. Got a bunch of pics with her and her autograph also. When she left....nothing. We just waited and waited. We kept asking the guards when they were coming and they just told us to wait until 4 pm, saying it was possible he could still come out. Then we heard screams, and I ran and saw it was David A. I was so excited to see him in person. I watched him walk down the line, and he took his time and took pics with everyone and gave autographs. When he got to me, I threw my piece of paper at him, and asked for a picture. So I put my arm around him, waiting for the picture, but he was busy signing my paper (haha) and he was singing to himself while he signed it. He was soooooo sweet, and so adorable in person!! I got a lot of great pictures of him. Carly came out too, but she was very rushed, and she wouldn't even look at me while she was talking to me. I asked for a picture and she said no...that she didn't have time. She was beautiful in person, but she just turned me off, I guess...cuz she was kinda rude. But...maybe she was having a bad day, I don't know. So we waited until 4 pm, and no Jason, no Cook, and no Michael Johns (I was really hoping to meet them.) I was devastated, to say the least. BUT....we went back to the concert later (which was great...except for a few minor mishaps) and we decided to stay after to meet the Idols, because we knew they always came out after to sign autographs....we got a spot right in the front! First, KLC came out...my 9 y/o son thought she was so pretty and she took a pic with him. He really wanted to meet Chikezie...we got him a poster of Chikezie for him to sign, but he never came out. My son was bummed. Then we were just waiting, waiting, waiting....then suddenly...I saw JASON running up the hill!!! I almost passed out!! I watched him make his way down the line, and I was taking video (oh, the battery on my digital camera died during the concert, so I only had the camera on my camcorder....I was so upset about that.) When he got to us, I didn't know what to say...I just handed him my poster, and he signed it. The whole time, my son kept yelling "JASON! We are your biggest fans! Will you give her a hug?? She is going to faint!" LOL....I had to keep telling him to be quiet! Then my husband got a pic of me with Jason...I was trying to lean back for the picture, and my face was buried in his hair...it looks so funny. The pic is awful...it came out very blurry. I will try to put that in my profile at some point. But for now, my autograph is in my profile. Then he signed my son's arm. He was so excited. My husband had my 6 y/o son on his shoulders, and he yelled for Jason and my son reached out and shook Jason's hand...and Jason said "HEYYYY Dude!" My son's face just lit up...he was so happy! And so was I! Jason really took his time making sure he got to everyone (and there were 100's of people there at night). Sorry this was so long...there is a lot more, but I wanted to tell you all about it. Hope everyone is doing well!! ps...after I met Jason, a couple David A fans that were next to us came running to me. They asked Jason if they could have his water bottle, and he gave it to them, and they brought it to me!! haha....I must sound like such a crazy fangirl! LOL!