Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recent Events

So it was my birthday last week. I wasn't sure how my birthday was going to go this year because it was my first birthday away from home, but it turned out to be great! Not much happened on the day of my birthday. I had work and class from 8 AM to 6:30 PM, but when I got home, my old roommates Melissa and Sandee were there to greet me with popsicles and smiling faces. Members of the Relief Society had "candy-attacked" my door. Then a group of us went to the Cocoa Bean, a cupcake place in Provo, to get some desert. Yummy!

The next couple of days, I came home to birthday cards from Mom, Dad, and Grandma, flowers from Lisa, and a package from Brittany containing home made bread, a cute bag, and an excellent selection of candies.

Brigitte picked me up on Thursday night and took me out to dinner to Olive Garden. It was lots of fun and nice to hang out with family. We also headed over to Target to use the gift card Mom sent me. I bought this cute purse

and the movie Leap Year which I have added to my growing collection of movies!

And now for the ultimate birthday present: my nephew Bruce was born on May 16th and he's adorable!

Thanks everyone for making my first birthday away from home so wonderful! I'm 21 now!

My First Trip to Vegas

Over Christmas break, my old roommate Julie and her husband were sealed in the Las Vegas Temple. My roommate Caitlin, her sister Natalie, and I drove to Las Vegas to be a part of the wedding festivities. I had only ever driven through Las Vegas on the freeway before so it was a new and...interesting...experience for me.

Here's the hotel that we stayed at. I have to say that I found this hotel on my own and I got a great deal on it. Since I booked my own hotel, I think I'm officially an adult now ;)

Our hotel (Tuscany Suites and Casino) was just a couple blocks away from The Strip so we walked down there and saw the sites. Here's the ceiling in...some casino, I can't remember which.

They had some awesome Christmas decorations there.

We waited in front of the Belagio for the water show to start!

And it was pretty awesome!

Just before the sealing, we went to the M&M store.

Then we drove away from Sin City (we didn't participate in the sin, by the way :) and went to the Temple. I took some pictures of the bride and groom but they were just glowing so much after they were married, none of the pictures turned out ;)

Going to Las Vegas was definitely a new experience for me. I don't think there is anywhere else quite like it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Favorite Movie Scene

I've seen the movie 10 Things I Hate About You a few times but I still can't get over this scene. So great!