Sunday, April 19, 2009

St. George and VEGAS!

We had a wonderful weekend. About a month ago we were talking to David's brother and his wife about how we all need a vacation, so we decided to all go to St. George and Las Vegas for a weekend. It was very much needed! My wonderful parents watched Logan so that we didn't have to bring him with us. It was my first time away from him for more than four hours, and I thought I would cry and be so sad. I totally wasn't which really surprised me. Don't get me wrong I missed him, but I didn't cry and wasn't desperate to get back to him.

So we left Thursday night after David got home from work and drove straight to St. George. David's grandma has a little place down there that she let us stay at. It was really nice of her to let us stay there and we really appreciated it. On Friday morning the boys went golfing and Melanie taught me how to make my own backgrounds for my blog. I am so stupid about this kind of thing so I am sure she got frustrated while teaching me, but I am so excited to play around with what she downloaded for me. After all that we went to lunch and then outlet mall shopping. They had some awesome deals on kids clothes. I got two pairs of shorts and a shirt for Logan, and two shirts for my neice for only 30 bucks. It was a lot of fun. We then went home and played a new game called quiddler. I would definitely reccommend it. For the rest of the night we went to a little podunk place called fiesta fun. We did miniature golf, batting cages, and go carts. It ended up being so much fun!

On Saturday morning we woke up, got ready and left for Vegas. We stopped in Mesquite for their wonderful buffet breakfast. After that onto Vegas. We walked a lot! We went into quite a few hotels, a lot of shops, played the slots a little bit(I only put a dollar in the slot machine. I had a lot of self control.), and ate some great food. I can't really say there was a favorite part of Vegas and a least favorite part. It was all just a lot of fun hanging out, walking around, and people watching. One thing that was interesting..We ate at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and once our waitress found out we weren't getting alcoholic drinks we rarely saw her and if we asked her a question we would see her roll her eyes. Stupid Lady. Another thing, Last time we went to Vegas with Matt and Melanie we went into all the highend shops and had a contest to see who could find the most expensive thing. I won. I found a jacket that was $10,000 This year we decided to do the same thing. She found something worth $12,000 so I for sure thought she won. Well I found something for $20,000. A fur coat. Could you imagine spending that much on a coat?!? Now I am thinking I totally won. In the next store she found something worth $24,500!! A dress. It was hideous! We decided that we just needed to find the ugliest thing in the store and it was usually the most expensive. So crazy. Finally we drove back to St. George and didn't get back til 3:00 am. It was a long day.

Today we woke up and went swimming, got ready, packed, and went home. It was such a nice and relaxing trip. We were so excited to see Logan though. We got to my parents house and he was so happy to see us, but when we reached for him he just wanted to stay with my dad. As I have mentioned before him and my dad have a very special bond. I don't think Logan realized we had been gone for 3 days. It is sure good to see him and be back home, but I can't wait til our next vacation!

Miniature Golfing at Fiesta Fun. I came in dead last. I am a terrible golfer!!

Hitting balls at the batting cages. I hit all of the balls but one. I was very proud of myself.

David hitting balls. He didn't do too bad either!

We had a skiball contest and I won!! Only by ten points but still. I redeemed myself for my terrible lack of miniature golf skills.

At the Coca Cola Factory they have this thing you can do where if you pay $7.00 you get 16 different kinds of drinks from all over the world to try. It was very interesting. Some were a lot better than others. I highly reccommend doing this. I will tell you though, there was one really gross one and still thinking about it makes me gag.

Here we are at the Bellagio gardens. It is really pretty in there and there are a lot of different kinds of flowers.

David and Logan after we first got back. The two greatest boys I know!!


Melanie said...

AnniVegasary anyone?

We had a lot of fun as well, and no I totally didn't get frustrated teaching you about the blog stuff. I was just so frustrated that I couldn't figure out Photoshop Elements. Ahhh!

Debbie said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun. It's good to get away from the kids every once and a while. I love the outlets in St. George. Old Navy always has the best deals. I'm glad you had a good time!

Banker said...

I'm awesome in that picture.

Rachel Washburn said...

Oh how fun! I am so jealous I need a getaway! Looks like you guys had a blast! We should plan a small weekend getaway going camping or something! We also need to plan a playdate!

Kristin said...

Sounds like you had an awesome well desvered vacation. I love your new background too. This time I guess I can't copy it because you made it yourself. You will have to teach me how to do make my own.

p.s. We won't be able to make it to the Scentsy party Friday. We will be in Logan at a dance competition. Which I am sad about I have wanted to see what Scentsy was all about. I have heard good things about it.

Casey and Diana said...

How fun!! I'm glad you guys got to go. It looks like it was a lot of fun!