Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Getaway

Jeff and I had wanted to go on a "babymoon" after we found out I was pregnant. We couldn't afford much, so we had looked into going to Las Vegas for a weekend. After looking up hotel rates and figuring in paying for gas and food, I felt guilty spending so much money on us when we needed to be saving our money for the baby. Just as we were deciding a babymoon was out of reach, my mom called with some great news! She invited me and Jeff to Las Vegas with them for A WEEK for the Vegas Bowl. It was a dream come true. We got a guilt-free vacation twice as long as what we were planning on.

We saw the Cirque Du Soleil show "KA." It was incredible the things they could do. That was one of my favorite things we did.
We took pictures every day in the car. We were on our way to church for this one.
We ate at a brand new buffet. I think it was in a hotel called Aria and the restaurant was called "The Buffet." You'd think they could be a little more creative in Vegas. Everything was green and very modern looking.
That night my mom wanted to take some "romantic pictures" of me and Jeff. I was so tempted to dip my whole body in the water, but one of the signs said, "Do not use hot tub if you ...(then it listed a bunch of stuff and at the very end it said)... have been using drugs or are pregnant." Shucks.

Then we got to pretend we were in Harry Potter and jump on a gigantic chess board.
We saw The Lion King. Their costumes were way awesome.
Our room had two small beds. They were bigger than a twin bed but smaller than a queen bed. I'm not sure what they were, but by the third night we decided to sleep in different beds.
Here's my 15 week pregnancy picture.
Ok, ok. So we were really bowling. But I couldn't resist. And my dad couldn't resist taking his picture under the Brigham Young Cougars sign at The Orleans hotel.
On the way to the football game, one GPS was not good enough directions for my dad. We listened to two different machines assure us we were on the right track or make a "legal U-turn" if we strayed.
The GPSes did their job. We got to the game in time to see the jets fly over the field, the huge flag blowing in the very strong wind, and best of all, kickoff. Luckily we were sitting around interesting people to keep me and my mom entertained. The guy in the middle of the flag picture stood up every time any little thing happened. I don't care when people stand up because they can't see, but this kid's view was fine. And my view was great, too, until he stood up. Then I saw nothing. Oh, I did catch glimpses of the game when he would run off to find the cotton candy man, and then the necklace man, and then the donut man, and then the hot chocolate man.

And behold: my other favorite...BYU fan.

It was a super fun trip! We are so happy my parents put up with us for a week. Thanks for all the buffets, the shows, and the last minute Christmas presents. It was the best babymoon a couple could ask for.


Rebecca said...

Sar--I want a real belly picture (though the fake one was pretty good)! We're totally jealous of your trip.

Uh oh. Caroline's eating her sock. Better go.

Laura & Ben said...

I am glad you had a good time. It looks like you did some really cool and fun things.

Glen said...


You forgot the MOST important part of the trip.

The Cougars did a trifecta.

On the 22nd BYU Beat Nevada in Basketball, 1110-104, then they thumped Oregon State in the Vegas Bowl 44-20 and then the basketballe team completed the trifecta by winning the Basketball Tournament and beating Nebraska by 20 points. I forget the final score cause it was such a blow out. Stay tuned to our blog for the updates, I am sure we will have more details.

It was fun to spend some time in Vegas with you two. We will have to do it again some time.

Have a great Christmas.

Glen said...

Oops, don't I wish it was 1110 in the first game. A little typo there and the post was so long I did not want to redo it.

Deal with the typos.

Kim said...

That bowling ball belly shot of you reminded me of when your sister was pregnant the second time...

Rebecca, there is no need for a belly shot of Sarah because she's still not showing.

Just want everyone to know that I did not change my hairstyle in that last picture of me with Sarah. The wind was blowing SO HARD at the ball game and it was SO FREEZING COLD!!!! Wish everyone could have been there to "enjoy" it with us.

Fun times, Jeff and Sarah. Thanks for joining us on the trip!!