Monday, May 18, 2009

Mini Vacation!

Last weekend (May 7-10), Paul and I and our friends, Lindsay, Shayne, Christian and Ethan left for our 3rd Annual St. George Vacation. We left Thursday morning and got to St. George around 3:00. That night we went to see Brian Reagan at Tuachan. He is one of our favorite comedians and he was even funnier in person. We were all laughing so hard most of the time, we were crying!

The next morning we woke up and drove to Vegas. Lindsay and I were dying to go shopping at H&M and it was like a dream come true. When we drove up to the store, it was better than having all the candy in the world. We had a limited amount of time to spend there because we had to get to the buffet before 2:00, but it was well worth the time and I got some way cute clothes. After shopping we hurried as fast as we could to the Circus, Circus Buffet where we met the guys. They had spent the morning going on all the rides at the Stratosphere. They had bought an unlimited pass and they were having a wonderful time. After gorging ourselves at the buffet, we went to see the free shows they offered. The shows were not that impressive, but the games sure were! I jokingly told Paul to win me a stuffed animal at the Ping Pong game, and so he did!! Then he went to another game and won me another stuffed animal. About $50 dollars and 5 stuffed animals later (totally worth every penny), we had enough. Paul was very disappointed he wasn't able to win the giant basketball, but all in all it was a lot of fun.

After we left Circus, Circus, I got a call from my friend Shellee. She lives in Seattle, but just happened to be in Vegas for a few days. So I met her at her parents house so I could see her new baby. It was great to be able to see them and so much fun to hold that sweet, adorable baby.

The next morning we were all up early to begin our hike to Angel's Landing. Holy crap!! That is an extremely difficult hike. The last 1/2 mile is very narrow and there is a chain to hold on to so you don't fall to your death. I don't know who let me lead, but I ended up climbing on the left side of the rope and you were supposed to climb up the right side. It didn't take me long to figure out I was going up the wrong side!! So I quickly corrected myself and let Shayne lead. It was an amazing view from the top! After we made it down, we grabbed dinner and then went home to relax.

The next morning we went to church and then packed up to head back home. After lunch at In & Out (yummy!), we were on our way. I was so sad to be coming back! It was so much fun to be able to spend time with our friends, Lindsay and Shayne and have a mini vacation.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Paul!

Paul's 30th birthday was on April 17. We both took the day off work to celebrate. He only wanted a few things for his birthday and one of them I didn't dare pick out. So I took him to Sam's Club so he could pick out his brand new printer. He was so excited and chose the HP Officejet Pro 8500. Not my idea of an exciting gift, but he seemed to love it.

The next day Paul's family came over for a Birthday Party Extravaganza Spectacular (or at least that's what he called it when he said the prayer over dinner). We ordered pizza, ate cake and opened presents. Every time you asked his niece, Charlotte, what kind of cake Paul was going to have, she would say, A Sailboat Cake. I didn't have much choice......I had to make a sailboat cake. I didn't think it turned out too bad, but you can be the judge.

Happy Birthday Paul!