Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Tony celebrated his birthday on the 18th so we decided, since it was spring break, we would head down to Viva Las Vegas to celebrate his birthday and spend some time with his brother! 
For some reason the drive down seemed longer than it usually does so by the time we got to Ryan's (Tony's Brother) house we were pretty tired...and it was about 12:30am.  

The next morning his niece April who is in first grade was getting an award at their honors assemble so Tony and I decided we would go see her! Ryan and his wife Monica both had to work so we thought we should go and cheer April on! Tony is so cute, when April walked in he lit up and was waving and trying to get her attention and then when she was given her award he cheered so loud and waved again! She looked so cute up there and I think she thought it was really cool that her uncle Tony had come to see her! 

That night Tony and I decided instead of going out to dinner we would make dinner for everyone! It was fun to go shopping for all the ingredients at Tony's new found love Winco! So we made spaghetti and garlic bread! It was a lot of fun and I think (or I hope) everyone enjoyed it!

We didn't spend really any time on the "strip" this time, except Saturday Tony took me to the Rain Forest Cafe at the MGM! That place is always so fun, there is so much to look at! I wanted so badly to have them sing "Happy Birthday" to Tony so we could get their "Volcano Sundae" but he did NOT want anything to do with that! So I refrained from embarrassing him! 

And I can't go to Rain Forest Cafe without taking some fun pictures with the fun hats! 

After our lunch we decided to head to Town Square (a shopping center, down past the strip).  They have an Apple store there and Tony so desperately wanted to go look at the new iPad.  So we parked the car and began to shop around! Tony had been wanting to get some new sunglasses so we started at the Sunglass Hut where he bought himself some great looking Ray Bans! We then went to Apple so he could admire the new iPad...where eventually he decided we should leave the store before he broke the bank and bought one! :) We then went to H&M <3 where I bought these cute shoes, a skirt, and a couple shirts! Oh and I can't forget socks I bought for Tony! 

We then headed to the candy shop to buy us some sweet treats!

After shopping we headed back to the house and had a birthday dinner, tres leches cake, and played cards with the family!  It was a lot of fun spending some time with them, and getting to know them a little bit better! 

Sunday we all went out for our last meal together at IHOP, and said our goodbyes! It really was so fun spending time with Tony's family! They are so fun and so generous for letting us stay! I look forward to hopefully seeing them sometime soon! 

The weekend was so nice! It was fairly good weather minus Saturday.  And sadly we ventured back to Utah only to find this....

Luckily we didn't get stuck in bad weather until we got to Orem.  

Well sad news guys....Tony has left me to go to Europe for TWO WEEKS!  His work has a design team in Armenia so he is spending a week there.  His flight has a stop in Paris on the way back, so he decided to take a week off of work take a train to London for a couple days and then spend a couple days in Paris as well.  He left Friday afternoon, so Thursday we spent our night just hanging out.  We had dinner with my family, went for a walk, got frozen yogurt, and then said our goodbyes! In between dinner and our walk Brynlee insisted on having Tony read a book with her.  So the two of them plopped on the floor and read a book! How cute are they?! I couldn't help but take a picture! 

Tony has only been gone for three days and it feels like forever! These two weeks are going to take FOREVER!!! Luckily I do get to talk to him twice a the afternoon (when he's headed to bed), and before I go to bed (when he is headed to work).  Its so weird being on opposite schedules.  He tells me goodnight when I am wide awake and only halfway through my day! I cannot wait until he gets home April 6th! That will be such a great day! 


Wish me luck!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Adventures at the Carwash

I know it has been a while since I last posted...but life is just busy, ya know!? Well tonight I had a really great night and though I would share it! (Don't get too may not be as cool as I thought it was!)

For about the last week or so Tony has been craving nachos.  Random, I know! (And it's not like we couldn't make nachos ourselves.) So we decided that tonight we would find somewhere and go get nachos! All day I had been looking up different mexican restaurant in search of the perfect nacho.  No luck really. So I asked my all knowing mother if she knew of any good places to get nachos....she suggested "Salsa Leedos" in Riverton/Herriman (not sure where it technically is).  So Tony and I decided to go there.  

Well when we got there it was packed.  Which I take as a good sign! So we waited about twenty minutes, and it was probably worth the wait, but I still haven't decided.  The nachos were pretty good.  Were they better than nachos we could have made at home? Eh, probably not, but they were still really good! 

So after indulging in a giant plate of nachos we decided to finally take my car to get washed.  Since the last couple snow storms my poor "Blue Streaker" has no longer been has been more of a dirty blue/white/grey because of the nasty-ness the water/sand/salt created.  I've been putting it off because I didn't want to spend the money on a wash if it was just going to snow again. And since it has been fabulous weather these last couple days I figured it was time.  "Isn't it about time?" Name the commercial!? 

I decided to just go to the local "Shell" gas station because that's where I had been before. We pull up and there is the smallest sign that says "Cash and Card machine out of service.  Please see attendant for assistance." Well clearly we were too lazy to go inside so we decided we would just go across the street. Thinking it would be faster. But apparently everyone and their dog and the same idea as we did because we were about 5th in line for the car wash.  So after about twenty minutes we finally get up to the car wash, I'm pulling up and there is a sign saying "Doesn't accept cash" Serious!? And there is no credit card machine, so what were we suppose to do? It just kept asking for a code. So at this point I am just laughing and Tony suggests "just back up"....well there was someone behind I couldn't just back up.  So feeling like an idiot Tony gets out and waves to the girl behind us to back up to let us out.  So we filled my car up with gas so we could pay for a car wash and get a "code".  Well, we once again pull up to the car wash behind this man in a blue car, and I notice him get out of his car when he gets up to the machine...(realizing he was probably going to experience the same sort or madness that we had.)  So I'm just watching as he pushed the "push for assistance" button...and then proceeds to get out of his car and walk into the actual car wash where another car is preparing for a nice wash.  

At this moment I'm like "What is this man doing? You can't just walk into the car wash...." as this is happening we see an attendant from the gas station running toward the car wash like something horrible was going on...which was no surprise seeing that a man had just strolled into the car wash.  As the attendant walks up, the man inside the car wash starts walking out, and the car wash door starts to come down.  You know that moment in titanic when the boat is starting to fill up with water and you see the men in the boiler room running around trying to get to the water tight doors...and there is the one man who (as it goes into slow motion) barely makes it under the door before it crushes him? You know that feeling in your stomach you get every single time you see that? As I'm watching this man run towards the closing car wash door I had that same feeling in my stomach. I felt like I was watching some action film....but at a car Riverton...on a Friday night. Fortunately for the man he made it out alive...barely...the door did hit him on its way down....sadly. I just couldn't believe what I was seeing! Tony and I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness that was going on at the car wash of all places.  I just kept saying "what is happening?" was unreal.  

Well after attempting twice to get my car wash, getting gasoline, watching the man escape the car wash, and waiting some more, it was finally our turn to enter the car wash.  From that point on it was a typical car wash experience, with the colorful soap and the slight anxiety that one of my windows isn't all the way rolled up and the inside of my car is also going to get washed.  I forced Tony to take some pictures while we were you will see he wasn't quite thrilled with the took a couple tries.  But in the end I did get  proof that we can be cute and normal...kinda! 

It may seem quite lame...but tonight was a really good night! Lots of laughs and good memories.  Who knew getting your car washed with your boyfriend on a Friday night could be so fun!?