Friday, August 20, 2010


What a week! This past weekend, Chris and I spent a couple days in Mesquite. So lovely and HOT. We had a pool though, so all was not melted. To clarify, we had a 24-HOUR pool. Legen--wait for it----DARY! (Props to Barney) But going back, before we ever got to Mesquite we stopped in St. George for a temple visit. All of the temple I've been in thus far are newer(ish) ones, so it was interesting to be in one that was so much older. Things were set up a little differently,and I was afraid I might get lost, but of course I didn't. Too may people willing to be friendly! After we finished the session, we spent a little time shopping and spending the leftovers of our wedding gift cards. Then we headed to Mesquite for the rest of the day. We had found a great deal on a suite for only a tad more than a normal room, and we decided to go for it. Why not, right? Although I must admit, the room didn't get much good use until later, as my first reaction was to throw my clothes on the floor, put on my swimsuit and run right back out. I was so excited for the pool! It was very refreshing in the hot weather. I alternated between melting in the sun and shivering in the pool--I'm pretty sure it wasn't heated at all during the day, but it didn't need to be! Despite my shivering-slash-melting, I enjoyed it muchly. 

Chris is concentrating on getting the focus right....LOL
The next part of the evening was a wedding reception for some friends of ours (this is actually the reason we were in Mesquite). It was at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course, very pretty, very scenic. Although we were supposedly part of the wedding party (bridesmaid and best man), we had nothing to do and no responsibilities, so we spent the time trashing the couple's car and just catching up with other friends who showed up. And I sipped way more than my fair share of punch, I'm sure. After they drove off to newlywed bliss, a bunch of us drove to Jack-in-the-Box for a late-night snack. I've never been there before, but it was good! I am still relishing my raspberry smoothie. Then they headed home and we headed back to a good night's sleep in our suite. The next morning we hit up the continental breakfast and headed home for church. We thought we were on time until we realized Utah is an hour ahead of Nevada. Oops. Needless to say, we didn't quite make it. 

We had a normal day on Monday, working and such. Then Tuesday we drove up north for the Dave Matthews concert. Great concert! It was a little long for my taste, but there were some hardcore fans there who still wanted more after it was over. The fans were my second-favorite part...drunk people provide awesome entertainment. The only awkward part of that being when the entertainment comes too close. One guy had to use Chris to prop himself up for a bit. At least after falling onto him, the guy had the decency to apologize. After it ended it took us an hour just to make it out of the parking lot....guiltily, I admit I slept while Chris drove. And the next day, after some amazing all-you-can-eat soup and salad from Olive Garden and some family visiting, we drove home. I never realize how much I miss our super-amazingly-comfy bed until I'm back in it! 

Yesterday and today are once again, normal days, but on Saturday we are throwing a yard sale in the morning, and heading south to St. George again in the afternoon. We are meeting up with Chris's family for a cousin's homecoming (or it might be a farewell...I am currently suffering from getting up early). Either way, it will be a busy end to a busy week. A sort of "last hurrah" I suppose. 

Dang it. School is starting. 

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