Saturday, April 18, 2009


A couple of days before Easter we made Spring-ish sugar cookies. I wanted to try out a recipe, and I figured it would be a good time to do it! They turned out pretty cute. The ones on the wax paper were the ones we were especially proud of and were keeping for ourselves! :)
We made our Easter baskets. Mike had a ton of candy in his (including a lot of coconut flavored things that I usually avoid) and mine had Newsies (YAY!) and a purple bunny in it. The bunny was a tradition in my family since my very first Easter. My first basket had this purple bunny that I became very attached to, like most people's blankets and things. Each year my parents would get me another bunny to try and replace that first one because it was getting kinda gross. It never worked, but it became tradition, and Mike being the awesome guy that he is, has carried on that tradition the last two Easter's!
I hid the eggs for Mike in the afternoon (he had to work in the morning). I his some really really well! It took him awhile to find all of them.
And Mike took and Easter nap, and I thought it was cute so I took a picture and am now posting it online for everyone else to see:)
So, we had a great Easter, though we were sad Mark and Shauna weren't able to come. I hope everyone else had a great one, too!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Las Vegas!

A couple of weekends ago Mike and I took a mini vacation down to Las Vegas. My parents were flying out for my cousins wedding, so we drove down to see them and the wedding. It was a lot of fun, although waaaaay too short of a trip for both of us. We left at about noon on Saturday and left Sunday evening so that we wouldn't miss any school. My parents made the trip a lot easier on us financially because for my birthday present they booked our room for us. We stayed at the Hilton, which we were both really impressed with. This was our room, at least most of it. We had a huge walk in closet and a big bathroom too. Mike's favorite part was showering without one arm against the wall and the other against the shower curtain. This was the outside, and the view was amazing from our room on the 18th floor.
We're terrible at taking pictures together, but this is one that we did get!
These are my wonderful parents, who I can't wait to see again in August:
You might think that this picture didn't turn out very well because it's dark, but thats exactly the point! I have a certain luck with Vegas, which I'm sure Mike will blog about at some point because he finds it hilarious. Anyways, Saturday night all of Las Vegas was participating in a Wildlife conservation thing and everyone turned off all non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30. We were very impressed with how many people did it.
We went to MGM to see the lions, which were alseep pretty much the whole time...

And, of course, we went to the M&M museum!!! It was pretty awesome!

My cousin got married in a little garden at Cesaers Palace, it was very nice. *In a completely unrelated side note, I just had a heart attack. I was innocently typing, and all of a sudden, all my internet windows closed, so I thought that I'd have to redo this whole post. Thank goodness for autosaves!*

On our way out, we stopped an In-N-Out to experience the wonderful things we had heard about. It was pretty good, but not great. I think that Five Guys is better, so I'm going to take Mike there sometime so he can compare. The trip was a blast, and I'm so glad we went. A little longer would have been nicer, but any break is a good break!

Friday, April 10, 2009


So as it turns out, I'm terrible at blogging. Half the time I don't have anything to blog about, and the other half I have things to blog about, but no time to get to it. Having said that, I do have things from the past two weeks to blog about, and hopefully I will get to it either later today or sometime this weekend. This post is simply to say that it's official: I will be graduation in August and Mike will be graduating in December but will be walking with me in August. YAY!!! We're really excited to be done with school and moving into the real world. It also gives him more time to find a job and such. It will also make this summer a lot more relaxing with not having to find a place to live and moving within a week after graduation! so, again, YAY!!!!