Monday, March 31, 2008

What happens here, stays here. . .Vegas, that is!

Ok, so I guess what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you have a blog, then you share it with the whole world! Well, as you have probably guessed, we took a litte trip to V-Town! It was definitely a much needed vacation for the two of us, and we got to go with a couple of good friends, Matt and Melissa.
First off, let me introduce you to these crazy people. Matt is a member of the Army National Guard, along with Mike. They met in ROTC (officer training) at the U, so subsequently, and luckily, Melissa and I became good friends as a result. We love these two.

Our trip got off to quite and interesting start. I was driving in rush hour traffic to go pick up Melissa to head to the airport, and I pulled up on quite a peculiar sight. At first I couldn't figure out what the heck I was looking at, but as I got closer, I couldn't help but laugh out loud. What on earth are people thinking? And if any of you know these people, or people like them, could you please thank them for making me laugh, and let them know how incredibly ridiculous this is.

I had a feeling that our weekend was going to be quite the trip if this is how it started, and we weren't even out of Utah yet!

We left on a Friday, and we got to Vegas around 10pm, but no matter what the hour there was one thing we had to do, and no I am not talking about hitting the slots, we HAD to get our "animal style" cheeseburger from none other than the amazing In-N-Out. So straight from the airport, that is where we headed. And boy did it hit the spot.

Saturday morning came, and it was quite the special day. Happy Birthday to You! Mike turned 26! It is a tradition at our house that we have sweetrolls and bacon, and Happy Birthday is sung to you while you are still in bed. So when 6:00 came and I couldn't sleep anymore, I decided to head downstairs to the Starbucks to get a breakfast bread of some sort, and some makeshift candles, my choices were between matches and a lighter from the hotel giftshop (I went with the lighter) and headed upstairs warming up my voice the entire way, only to get to the room and have Mike gone. I guess he needed an early workout at the gym. So when he got back I sang and then asked him "where the HECK have you been?" Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!
For Mike's special day we decided to let him decide what he wanted to do, so after swimming in the pool, (I don't think he wanted to do anything else. If there is a pool, Mike is in it) with the weather barely in the 60's and the wind blowing. After a brisk run from the pool, back inside, we headed back upstairs to get ready and head to the State Line to ride the world's tallest roller coaster. Now, I love a good roller coaster, but 2 minutes and 43 seconds on a rickety old coaster is maybe a little more than we, or maybe just I, could handle. We walked around the casino for a minute to let our stomachs settle, then we got back in the car and headed back to the strip, still not sure what we wanted to do. . .except eat at the Harley Davidson Cafe, the only thing Mike had been looking forward to since we had decided to go to Vegas a few weeks earlier.
I thought this was quite fitting when we sat down at our table. The boys sat right in front of it, so it was a great backdrop for this pics was taking of them throughout the night. As I mentioned earlier, they are both in the Army, and this was a HUGE American Flag with this flag hanging dead center. I am so proud of the service Mike is doing for our country and I wanted to have a little tribute to the soldiers in this blog.
When dinner was over, we decided that we wanted to go see a show, maybe a variety show, or a comedian of some sort, then we saw a huge flashing sign "DAVID SPADE" March 15th at Planet Hollywood! Well, our random show, turned out to Joe Dirt himself! It was quite interesting and eye opening. I had never been to a stand up show before, and not so sure if I will go back, but it was quite the experience, one that I most likely wont' forget and it made for a memorable B-day for Mike.
On our way back, we had to take a stroll through the gardens at the Bellagio. It was so pretty. There were so many different kinds of flowers in bloom, tulips, roses, you name it, they were there. It was a great way to end the night, and Mike was such a good sport as I stopped and oohed and awwed over all the flowers, Thanks babe!

We got home on Sunday night at about 8:30-ish, only to turn around and head back to the airport for Mike to head out on another adventure to Costa Rica for the next week. No I didn't go, but it was an adventure all in itself that I heard about from afar, one that I am sure they won't forget. So, until next time. . .

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Love of my Life!

Ok, everyone. I know I haven't updated for a while, and I promise I am planning on it, but in the mean time, I just wanted to introduce you all to the cutest thing on this planet! This is my MOST WONDERFUL nephew, Brooks. He is my most favorite (little) person! I have a feeling he is going to become a permanent staple in my blogging efforts, so learn to love his cute litte face! I will update here shortly, but in the meantime, please enjoy a little Brooksy. . .