Monday, August 12, 2013

Our 6 Year Anniversary Extravaganza

Our actual Anniversary was on August 4th.  Brad had to work the weekend, so we couldn't really celebrate much.  It was on a Sunday, so we went to church in our ward here in Vegas for the very last time, (sniff, sniff) came home and had a nice dinner and watched a movie.  Pretty chill day.

  The day before I had spent in Pine Valley with Brad's family for the Robison reunion, while Brad worked all day.  I came home to a clean house and roses.  Such a good surprise!  It really was a nice weekend!!  But, we did want to do a little more celebrating, so we made plans for the next weekend.

Brad and I take turns planning our Anniversaries, so this year it was my turn and I spent quite a while saving money and planning.  I was so excited to surprise Brad!!

Friday after Brad got off work, we drove out to Overton and spent the night with Brad's parents to get the boys all settled, so we could leave them there for a night.  Saturday after we left was when the Anniversary Extravaganza (as I named it) began.  The following are the highlights of the weekend:

- We escaped when Grandma was distracting Kalvin and wouldn't notice us leaving.  We got in the car and I told Brad to head for Henderson.
- We went to Panera for lunch and had the best tomato and mozzarella Panini ever.
- We went to the Mall to kill some time and looked at fishing crap and camping crap.  Every time we go to a Mall we always end up spending the majority of our time at Dick's sportsman warehouse.
- I surprised Brad with a couples massage!!  We've been wanting to do it forever and I found a great deal.  I thought it might be weird, but it totally wasn't.  I thought that maybe Brad would get a smokin' hot massage therapist and that I would be annoyed, but she was a husky, plain therapist who did a good job ;)  It was SO relaxing!!!  So much fun!!
- Next I told Brad where we would be staying... the Hilton at Lake Las Vegas!!  We had never stayed there before, so I was excited!!  We took some wedding photos there 6 years ago, but never really walked around and saw it, so that was cool.
- The hotel is HUGE and empty, so it was kinda weird.  They had to give us a map to find our room and it was seriously the longest maze of hallways and elevators.  If Brad hadn't been there, I probably would have never found our room.  But our room was really pretty.
- It had a really pretty view
- Lake Las Vegas has like its own little village of like shops and restaurants, but again, completely empty, so it was weird.  It was like a really fancy ghost town.
- Then came the next surprise.  I told Brad we had dinner reservations at a place called, Texas de Brazil, a restaurant he has been dying to eat at for years.
- That place was amazing!  If you ever have the opportunity to go to a Brazilian steak house, do it!  And starve for a week in preparation.  There was way too much good food. 
- My favorites include, the cheese rolls, the frozen strawberry lemonade, the parmesan crusted pork loin, the green beans..everything really.  But the lamb... gross.  Its official that lamb is disgusting!
- After dinner Brad told me that while we were on that side of town, we should go to this theatre he had heard about where the seats are recliners, so we headed that way.
-My first time at a movie theatre when I didn't want popcorn, cuz I was still so full.
- There was a weird alone guy that sat right next to Brad who was wearing all these rings and kept rubbing popcorn butter on them and it made us uncomfortable.
- We saw that new Wolverine movie.  It was the dumbest thing ever.  Seriously, I don't even know how it got made.  Wolverine + Ninjas + Robot Ninja = terribleness.  We were laughing so hard.
- The weird alone guy was not laughing.
- We went back to our hotel and slowly made the long trek through the hotel maze to our room.
- We had our traditional Anniversary cookies :)  We went on our honeymoon to Solvang, CA, a little Dutch village that is the cutest thing ever, and we bought these Dutch caramel waffle cookies.  And then on our 1 year Anniversary, we both surprised each other with these same cookies we had separately searched for.  So, now we have them every anniversary.
- We watched the most awesome show from the 90's... Full House.
- We woke up Sunday morning which just happened to also be Brad's 28th birthday.
- He opened a couple presents
- I surprised him yet again with vouchers for a free breakfast at the café there
- It was an enormous and delicious breakfast buffet with everything that you could possibly imagine for breakfast, including omelet chefs.
- It was so fancy that the waiter took it upon himself to put our napkins on our laps and kept saying "very good, sir".
- I think our waiter was a little bit sexist.
- My waffles were the greatest thing ever
- They had a whole entire table of sushi.. for breakfast.
- We went and walked around a little bit outside, but it got too hot.
- My finger got a little bit smashed and was bleeding.
- We started to miss our babies and decided to drive home an hour early.
- Since we were already on that side of town, we drove home the back way to Overton, through the Valley of Fire and Lake Mead.
- We came home to 2 completely content boys who didn't even notice we were gone.
- About half of Brad's family got sick with stomach flu over the weekend, so everyone was a little out of it.
- Brad's Mom made pork chops and potatoes and corn for dinner and some cookie brownies for Brad's birthday cake.
-We all sat around and talked about Scott & Emily's baby that's due in 2 weeks that we are all sure is coming a week early, and Emily & Travis' new house being infested with mice, and all the remodeling that is taking place at Mom and Dads and Us moving out there in a couple weeks, and all the other current news and happenings.
-We drove back to Vegas to go home for one of the very last times and put our babies in their beds and fell asleep feeling very tired and very blessed.

6 years of marriage flew by.  Its been the happiest 6 years of my life and its only getting better :)

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