Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Trip

We spent Thanksgiving in Las Vegas where Seth's side of the family gathers every year. Before the kids came it was easy to zip right down. Since the two munchkins we have not been, so after four years we knew it was time to make the trek. Luckily Melissa decided to come along too so we had extra help and it was just really nice to have her with us. We first spent a day in St. George and went to this new park because it was like 70 degrees! My new goal in life is to become a sun bird ASAP!
Maggie's new best friend...Gretel. Seriously, she spent the whole trip pointing at her and saying, "puppy, puppy, puppy" It was so cute I might have to post a video.

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. Benjamin especially enjoyed his Turkey M&M. He did eat some traditional foods too.

Mom slaughtered everyone at Tribond.

You can't go to Las Vegas without hitting the strip. So Melissa and I took off. We found what is apparently the largest chocolate fountain. It was a little underwhelming, but we had some descent chocolate ice cream. We also met up with my good friend Shelley who was visiting another friend in Las Vegas for the week. We got all caught up on teaching stories and getting to work on our masters projects.

Then we caught a show of the dancing waters (seen below). We did some shopping AND some random guy asked us if we wanted to go clubbing!!! I only wish I could see the terrified face I gave him, I don't even remember what I said as we walked on.

And the highlight of Seth's trip...In and Out came to St. George. He got to go twice. On our way home we waited in line for a little while. It reminded me of when Krispie Kreme was huge in Orem around 2001. It was worth the wait. Pretty tasty hamburgers for the low price.


Emily said...

That is so funny about the clubbing! You guys should totally be sunbirds like, right now! We are in AZ, and it is great weather here right now! By the way, Benjamin's hair rocks! Sounds like you had fun!

Emily said...

Wow, I just realized I used an exclamation point on every one of those sentences. Sorry about that.

Ashley Wray said...

Oh my, I would have loved to see your face as well! Looks like you guys had a fun time, turkey and In and Out, I would have been in heaven also! I'm with you on the sunbird thing, the sooner the better!

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~ said...

How fun! The holidays are so wonderful! Glad that you had help on the drive! It makes a world of difference.

Kara & Chant said...

What a fun trip! Ainsley followed her Grandpa's puppy too when we first got to his house. I love the clubbing story. I can just imagine what you looked like. The warm weather sounds nice right about now too. Glad you had fun!

Kasia said...

Our old stomping ground! It is good times in Vegas, for sure. Was that In-and-Out Burgers I saw :D We do miss that too.

honeydew said...
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honeydew said...

Hi, Rachel~
I was trying to edit my comment, but somehow it has just deleted., I might to write again now. Have a great Christmas!!!
Your kids are sooooo cute!

The Carey's said...

Did you know Brooke lives in Vegas?

Amy said... I love your response to the clubbing guy. It reminds me of when I was in Hawaii with a choir tour and some random guy asked if I was 18. I knew what he was getting at but honestly told him "No." Afterall, I was 19. Hahaha! I'm glad you had a great Christmas and congrats on the house!