Monday, May 28, 2012


So this past weekend I went down to Vegas with Brandon.
We left Friday morning and stopped in St. George at the temple and did baptisms. Then we ate lunch, visited my friend Ariel and made the rest of the journey to Vegas. It was a beautiful drive with no traffic and it was great just to be able to sit with him and talk to him for a six hour drive. We made our way to the Layton's house where we were staying. After we figured out where they lived and got changed we made our way over to the Las Vegas temple just to make sure we could find it (even though we had a GPS....hmmm) After that we drove down to the strip and parked at the Venetian. That hotel is probably my favorite. But we walked through it and made our way to the strip to see the night shows. We went to Treasure Island BUT they canceled the show because of the wind. Then we went to Caesars Palace and walked around the BEAUTIFUL mall with the stone floors, fountains, circle escalators oh my gosh everything there is AMAZING. After that we walked to the Bellagio and watched the fountain show. (we walked behind two guys smoking pot and Brandon didn't notice and I tried to get him to stop and look at stuff but he wanted to keep walking and I was terrified because I know those guys know that I saw it and I was thinking, "I'm going to get killed on the Vegas strip because I *caught* someone smoking pot...shoot") It was beautiful. The song when we were walking up was "Your Song." Which immediately reminded me of dad and I was like well that's not so romantic. Then we stayed for the next show which was "My Heart Will Go On" Also not a super romantic song (HE DIES!) so we watched the show and then we went and got dinner at Chipotle YUM and walked back to the car. As we were walked back we noticed everyone lining up so we checked and the volcano show was about to happen so we found a perfect spot to stand where we could see everything but we were away from the crowd. After that we went back to the Layton's and watched a movie with them and went to bed. They were really such a lovely family to stay with they were so kind to us and so gracious for letting us stay there.
Saturday morning we went to the Las Vegas temple to do baptisms. It was a weird experience because there were only 3 temple workers so that was WEIRD but they put Brandon to work and that was cool. After the temple we went back and changed. We went down to the strip and went to a hotel with a MASSIVE aquarium where they have mermaids AND they feed the fish so that was cool to see. We were too early for the mermaids but it was still cool to watch them feed the sting rays. After that we went to the MGM and tried to see the lions but they were gone :-( And they were doing UFC at the MGM this weekend so it was CRAZY packed. We then walked to Excalibur and Luxor and walked around. The hotels in Vegas are really out of this world. I've been there before but this time it was better for some reason and I loved it. After that we went back to the MGM to move my car to the Venetian for the show. We went to the Venetian and walked around the mall and sat and relaxed for a while until we met up with Brooklyn (one of the Layton's nieces) THEN we went into Phantom and it was AMAZING. It really was I encourage everyone to see it. After Phantom we went to dinner at Olive Garden and then we went back to the Layton's and went to bed.
Sunday morning we woke up and went to a 9am ward then hit the road. We made it back on ONE tank of gas and in 4.5 hours... How Nathan did it I have no idea... BUT we are alive and it was a wonderful weekend. :-)
St George Temple

Treasure Island

Caesars Palace

Volcano Show

Las Vegas Temple

I love palm trees and these were so cute! 

Creepiest man ever

It was so AMAZING

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I completely agree....

Catch up...AGAIN

Well a lot has happened since I promised to blog last.... Oh my life has been a whirlwind of crazy. But I'm loving it. I thought when I graduated my life would be boring and easy. Haha yeah right.
Right after graduation I had the BEST most fun opportunity I've ever had... maybe that's an exaggeration but it was REALLY really REALLLLLLY fun! I went to Disneyland with Lauren, Carmen, Mom and Aidan. It was a great trip. If you want to read details on the trip I'll just direct you to Lauren's blog.... it was really fun we ended up staying across the street from Disneyland which was totally worth it and made it so much easier to nap... which I feel like we did a lot.... If you have a child around 20 months I think that is a great time to bring them to Disneyland. Aidan doesn't watch TV so we didn't know if he would enjoy the characters and things like that and who knows if he really did but he did enjoy the rides and every new thing he saw got an adorable cute Ethan-faced reaction.

This is an Ethan face

Alright so after Disney I came home and started working full time. Now that I'm graduated I'm working TWO jobs. Yeah that's right. I'm working at Kara's whenever people need a shift covered and I'm still working at UVP. It's been fun though being able to have a chill job where I can just relax and enjoy. Kara's is really such a great job (they just don't give you enough hours OR pay you nearly enough to deal with all the children...) But I love it. I love standing in the mall and people watching. I'm a creep what can I say.  

Um... Other than work I've been pretty busy with dates. (WHAT?!) yeah that's right I've been going on date. How did that happen you ask? WELLLLL basically I made a COMPLETE fool of myself in front of this guy and then made it EXTREMELY obvious to him that if he called I would say yes to a date. 2 and a half weeks later (I say that like it's a long time but I know it's not) we're still seeing each other and we just laugh at how much of an idiot I was and how scared he was to ask me out. It's hard to balance wanting to spend all my free time with him, seeing my friends, working and sleeping... sleeping has been quite neglected lately which is SUPER bad because then I just get super grouchy and angry and no one wants to be my friend. 

I don't know what else to tell you soooo time for pictures? okay and these are in no particular order hahaha
We did service with our stake. We took our ALL the flowers on temple square (bad day for any brides...) 

I invited Sarah since it felt like a once in a lifetime experience 

We ended up matching without trying.
In order left to right  Me, Jenny (roommate), Melanie (neighbor), Jessie (roommate), Sarah (bff) 

11 years and counting! 

After the service project Brandon and I went on a double date to Lehi Trafalga with Brendon and Dahlia
(yeah the name similarities are always getting annoying...) 

Britni moved out :(
She got her mission call to Baton Rouge Louisiana Spanish Speaking
Departure date is July 11 but she wanted to go spend time with family before so we had to say goodbye 

I've been craving some gooey cookies lately. SO I had the idea of making them in a muffin tin. BEST IDEA EVER! 

To top off our cookies we MAY have had some toffee ice cream

My best friend had her first baby. Look at little Boston Charles Wilson (BC Baby!) 

This is one of my favorite pictures from Disney.
 It was right before we had to say bye to mom and Carmen.

So Aidan took a picture of himself. I think he's a future photographer.