BC: Lion King at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas | March 27th | Birthday Highlights
FC: 2 | 0 | 1 | 1 | My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
1: Cortny's Bridal Shower's | Los Hermanos | I get by with a little help from my friends | David, Cortny and Najib | Dinner at | January 29th | February 4th | March 9th | Work Party
2: superbowl sunday | February 6th | Green bay packers 31
3: Pittsburgh Steelers 25 | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown | JR couldn't wait to use his big screen tv for the super bowl. its fun to watch any sports game with J. I always just root for whoever he doesn't want to win. it was really fun just to be around family. | touchdown
4: Lunch at | February 12th | Dinner at | Deborah was one of Brooke's mission companions in Argentina and she came on vacation from Chile. She is so sweet and I loved being around her. She didn't know much English but we got along just fine. She loves Jane Austen like me so we even watched that together. I will miss her! | Mimi's | Feb 8th | With Deborah | Pizza Factory
5: My Beautiful Sisters | We are laughing because my mother was trying to take a picture with the camera upside down | Kalli really wanted her picture taken | Yummy food and great company! It was a blast to get together before Brooke leaves to DC
6: Abram's Early First Birthday | February | Opening Presents! | 19th
7: DIG IN! | Me and the Birthday BOY!
8: Cortny and David's | March 11-12th | Cortny's sweet family. They were all so nice. I really loved spending time with them. | Cortny's Grandma Jeneil | Cortny was gorgeous. A kid en the temple even thought she was a real princess. | My new friend Chad. He was David's Best Man. I also got to sit at the sign in table. It was great! | Wedding
9: Ariel and I up American Fork Canyon March 17th | May there always be work for your hands to do; May your purse always hold a coin or two; May the sun slways shine on your windowpane; may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. -Irish Blessing
10: Color Me Mine Birthday Present from the Jindra's | March 23rd | dafdafda
11: March 26th-29th | They gave us a boarding pass that had a name of someone on the | This was a display outside of a house. At first I thought the chipmunk was fake but its not! Such a cute photo!! | Our first night we stayed at the Hilton. After we at breakfast we were waiting for the elevator and I didn't see that it came and next thing I know my mom is saying goodbye as she leaves me to go up the elevator.! Too funny.! We went to the Las Vegas Temple which was gorgeous! Then we went to check into the Mandalay Bay which was an amazing hotel.! We had a view of the Strip...well the air strip and a bit of the Vegas Strip.! Then we went to The Titanic Exhibit and that was really eye opening. Then we had my birthday dinner at an Irish Pub called Ri Ra's and our waitress was so sweet and from Ireland.! Loved the accent.! Then on to the Lion King show.! Incredible.! I loved it and we had the best seats! They used the aisle right next to us so we saw some of the characters up close! Best birthday ever.! | ship and at the end of the exhibit they gave a list of all the passengers and whether or not they survived. Mom and I both did as well as our kids but not our husbands. It was a very interesting exhibit. They even had a huge piece of the ship on display.
12: Birthday Dinner at Ri Ra's. I got the Shepard's Pie and my mom got a stew. They had really yummy soda bread too.!Most working there were from Ireland and just got there a few weeks before. They opened on St. Patricks Day. Really nice people and wonderful food, I loved this place.! | LION KING | One of the coolest shows I have seen. The costumes and make up were amazing. One of the Ushers was talking to my mom before the show and found out it was my birthday. At intermission she came over and she had bought one of the souvenir books that go with the show. I couldn't believe it. What a wonderful sweet lady. | Hakuna Matata | It means no worries!
13: Golden Crocodile | Komodo Dragon | Pacu | Sting Rays | Swimming with the sharks! | Jellyfish | Tigerfish | Starfish | Piranha
14: Pete Rose and TIgers at MGM Grand | Frozen Hot Chocolate for 2. SO SO GOOD | The one place that I really wanted to eat at was Serendipity's and we made it there. We went for lunch on our second day in Vegas. We got onion rings for an appetizer and it was amazing. I couldn't decide what I wanted because was so much that looked good there but I ended up getting fettucini alfredo and my mom got the tex mex salad. Both were so yummy. I loved it. Then we got a HUGE Frozen Hot Chocolate to share. That is what they are known for and it was for sure one of the best drinks I have ever had. I wish we had a Serendipity's in Utah.
15: Giving fresh water | He was out. There is even drool coming out of his mouth | 9 month old cubs. So cute. | Dolphins are incredible
16: Cheesecake Factory Got to spend some time with old friends for my birthday. I got the Godiva Cheesecake and it was so yummy and they sang to me. Such a fun time. | On our way home we stopped at the Saint George Temple | The day after we went to Lion King we got up early to go to Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay. Such a cool place. 1.6 million gallons of water and all sorts of marine life. Then we went to Serendipity's for lunch. After that we went to The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage. I loved that too. It was really cool to see all the big cats there and to see the dolphins and how they are trained. It was a long day of not only doing the things we did but also trying to find the quickest way there: by tram and train and walking and the blessed Irish cab driver. It was crazy and I don't think we actually found a quick way at all, but we eventually made it back to our hotel. Then we had dinner that night at the Cheesecake Factory with Dana and Elizabeth. That was so much fun. Mom and I were so full still so we got lettuce wraps to share and they were delicious. I loved being able to visit with them again. It's great to have such good friends and to keep in touch. That was our last night in Vegas. |The next morning we got up and out but were still able to stop at the Saint George Temple which I had never been too. All in all it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER
17: A Bar Named Sue | April 17th | I had wanted to see Tim sing for the longest time and finally I was able to go! It was so fun! He played with Patrick Malloy who is an amazing guitarist and then Joel Pack was the main guy and he played with a guy named Rob I | the coolest drumset too! Then there was this guy named Nate and he is pretty musically inclined and he would just make up something and play along. Awesome night! | Me, April (Nate's wife), Erin and Jessica | think and he was really good on the drums! He had
18: My Chemical Romance with Neon Trees and The Architects | April 8th | I got MRC's set list! Mikey Way guitar pick and Chris Allen's guitar pick! | It was so fun to be up close for this concert! The crowd was crazy wild though! It was really cool to get the set list from MCR and the bass guitarist's pick too! After the concert I went to find Andrea and we were able to hang out with Chris Allen from Neon Trees. He was super nice and if anything made me like Neon Trees more. They really brought a lot of energy to the show....cuz the first band was so boring! Then MCR came out and rocked the show completely! I LOVED IT!
19: Mikey Way's Guitar Pick!
20: Lily's First Birthday | Erin worked so hard for this party. She made the cutest owl cupcakes and then tried to do a barbie cake but ended up just using the skirt and Lily after a few hesitant reactions just dug in! It was so fun watching her! She even was able to skype with her Ohio Grandparents! | April 30th