Monday, February 21, 2011

Rest Of The Stay-cation

Here's what we did for the rest of our wonderful mini vacation...

Saturday: We slept in as late as we pleased and then decided to walk down to the pizza place a couple blocks away-- but then we saw it was gross weather and drove instead. Good choice considering that from there we went to Fast Kart! So much FUN! (besides the forever long wait) My arm is still a little sore from turning so much, but we were both pretty good! Of course David was much better than I-- but at least I beat out the slow guy in the group that went with us! :) From there we went back to the hotel to relax; including the jacuzzi, then a shower, and then a bath. Haha! It was super nice. On our way out we perfectly happened to drive by David's mom-- her and Shelly were up to see the symphony, and they were parking at the hotel we were at the timing couldn't have been more perfect! Just a minute difference and we wouldn't have been able to see them!
Then the best husband ever took me shopping... aka walking around in the cold snow while I picked up something to admire how cute it was only to see the price tag and put it down running.
I'm a master at this type of shopping. From the Gateway we found this small and DELICIOUS Thai place. We ate to our fill and then had some more. On our way home we met up with my amazing mom-in-law and Shelly! They came up to the room for about 10 minutes just to say hi before they went back to Orem. Soon as they left we collapsed into bed and watched tv till our eyes couldn't stay open anymore.

Early this morning we woke up got ready and ran over to Temple Square where we met up with David's Aunt Kathleen and cousin Cody and his new wife. We all enjoyed Music and the Spoken Word and then walked around the visitors center for another hour. It was great to meet Cody and Stephanie. We went back to the hotel and relaxed for a while before church (it was fun to find some random ward to attend). We literally did not leave our room
for the rest of the day. We took naps, watch Jersey Shore, and ate leftover pizza... I told David multiple times: "I've never been this bored and ok with being this bored before." There was absolutely nothing to do, and I loved it. I read mags, watched August Rush, and found all kinds of new hidden places in Mario on my gameboy.

Monday: Our last day... We woke up and packed quickly. Then we went and ate the breakfast buffet at JB's (the restaurant connected to the hotel), it was pretty disgusting. But we were expecting exactly that, so it was just fine. We grabbed the rest of our things, checked out and drove all the way home. And just to top off how great of a weekend it was, I sang my little heart out to country the whole way home.

It was the most perfect Mini Stay-cation EVER!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mini Holiday

So after many weeks of absolute INSANITY David decided that a mini vacation was absolutely needed!
My wonderful Valentines day surprise was a reservation for a room up in SLC for the entire long weekend!
I've been looking forward to it all week. By Thursday I was counting down the hours!!

We started out with a crazy lady asking us for help on the street. She kept telling us she wasn't crazy, which didn't help her argument. We took a stroll down main street and stopped at Vasuvios for a tasty organic bite. It was amazing. Paninis will never be the same.

We then walked back to the hotel, settled in, and we're falling asleep now. Goodnight!!

Oh, and here's the view from the room:
Notice Temple Square in the right corner, the Conference Center in the middle, and the Capitol Building!