Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Break Update-Finally!

Friends, This has been an absolutely CRAZY week!  I have been going non-stop since this weekend!!

Spring Break was great! The first part (Friday night-Tuesday night) was spent out west. We got back late Tuesday night and Wednesday-Friday was spent relaxing and cleaning up the house. Friday was my Hubby's 26th Birthday. We celebrated with Joey's Pizza for lunch (I surprised him :) and with Genghis grill (Mongolian BBQ) for dinner! We hung out with our friends TJ and Heather the rest of the night and I made an awesome peanut butter pie for Derek. I will be featuring this on my Friday's Four New Recipes hopefully tomorrow soon. Friend Heather and I ran 10 miles on Saturday and it felt really good! We made it before the rain came! I had a beauti control spa party at my house on Saturday evening. It was so nice afterward a long run! From then on I have been bust until today. Sunday-church, bible study. Monday-back to school, church league softball started/I ran 3 miles. Tuesday- school, Kenzi's Arbonne party. Wednesday- School, Derek's bowling league. Thursday- School......cook dinner and enjoy a movie and The Big Bang Theory's new episode, which was hilarious!

Here is our Spring Break recap and a smilebox slide show I put together tonight!

We flew march 18th from Nashville to la then to Vegas. Didn't get to Vegas until 11:30 and then drove to the Bellagio parked, walked around some and then went to go check into our hotel circus circus. Very different atmosphere. Couldn't believe the amount of kids in Vegas at such a late hour. We got something to eat at the deli in the hotel while Kenzi and Derek waited in a huge line to check in around 1:30 am. We didn't get to sleep until 2:30 pacific time. The next morning, we woke up and had breakfast with tom and sandy at the hotel. We checked out and went to the Venetian hotel where we got to go to the shops along the canal. The gondola rides looked so cool. We drove to see the Bellagio fountain show and it was so cool. Too short though. We left there and headed to the Hoover dam. It was really neat to see. We left there and stopped for dinner in Kingman, AZ at a cute route 66 diner. The cheeseburger, sweet potato fries and the root beer float were amazing! We stayed in Williams and then Sunday morning we got up and drove to the grand canyon. It was cold and cloudy but so breathtaking! What an awesome creation of God! The mountains out here are unreal! The whole landscape is something I've never experienced before and it is so cool. We are driving toward Phoenix now and the snow capped mountains are really beautiful! We stopped in Sedona to get out and stretch out legs (aka shop). The red rock formations are so amazing! Monday afternoon was cold: 50 and raining. We are sat in the in-n-out burger parking lot because the key fob stopped working and we  waited for the enterprise guy to come with a new car. We are suppose to be at an Indians spring training game at 1 and it was 12:49. On our way here, the cactus along the sides of the roads were crazy.  The Indians game was canceled because of rain on Monday. We came back to the hotel and rested. We went to dinner at the arrogant butcher in downtown phoenix with one of Mackenzie's authors, Austin Gutwein, he is 16 and wrote "Take Your Best Shot" he is so nice and generous for a 16 year old. Tuesday we got up and packed, went to mi mi's for brunch with Derek's first cousin Stacy and her kids and husband. Then we went to the reds spring training game for a little bit until we had to leave. Wish we would've checked our flights because we were suppose to leave at 4:55 and it's delayed until 6:15. We got back really late but it was a really fun trip. Wish the weather would've been nicer but such is life. Enjoy the slide show!
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Amber said...

We got our crazy dog from Kingman, AZ :) glad you got to go!

Greer's Gossip said...

Yay for Vegas. We went for Spring Break 2 years ago and had an awesome time. Looks like ya'll did as well!